[Foundation-l] a new free image!

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 14:39:46 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Erik Moeller wrote:

> On 3/2/07, Robert Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
>> This is effectively banning fair use from all but the absolutely most
>> active projects and mandating that there is no fair use.
> I don't agree that the project has to be among "the most active". A
> similar policy has been in place on Wikinews for a while (new editions
> were not permitted to enable local uploads unless they had a fair use
> policy in place). Wikinews is orders of magnitude smaller than
> Wikipedia, yet editions like the Polish Wikinews managed to come up
> with a reasonable fair use policy. Necessity is the mother of
> invention.

I'm a fan of letting individual projects set their own guidelines, and not 
of efforts that make things harder for non-English or small projects; but
this policy doesn't seem to do that -- it just provides a clarification of
a rule that has already caused confusion.

> use uploads can be permitted. I don't see this as a major issue at all
> -- it's not like the survival of any of our projects depends on fair
> use -- nor do I agree with your characterization of this decision as
> "micromanagement". To the contrary, this is pure "macro"management:
> setting a standard which all projects must follow.



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