[Foundation-l] PD in Israel

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon May 7 23:31:10 UTC 2007

The issue has been raised to the board. The board comment is Commons 
must follow the widest possible copyright policy, meaning the most 
conservative, meaning simultaneously following the laws of all countries 
at once.

As for the other projects, please see 
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy for more 

Luiz also suggested other options, such as separate hosting (some 
databases not in the USA). We would prefer to wait until we have again a 
General Counsel on board to further explore such option.

Sorry for those who will be disappointed and hoped to keep many 
documents which are PD in some countries, but not PD in the USA. I do 
not like this rule more than you, but, on Wikimedia Commons, we should 
provide a safe harbour, a warranty of freedom, which would be damaged by 
any adoption of PD-CountryXX tag system.


Yoni Weiden wrote:
> Is there any possibility that the foundation represents it's insight on the
> PD-Israel issue? I want to be 100% sure that there are images that are PD in
> Israel but not PD in the US before I delete such images from the Hebrew
> Wikipedia.
> yoni
> 2007/5/1, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com>:
>> On 5/1/07, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Luiz Augusto a écrit :
>>>> On 4/28/07, Ryan Dabler <zhaladshar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 4/27/07, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I'm on a similar problem at the Portuguese Wikisource due to the
>>>>>> [[:m:American non-acceptance of the rule of the shorter term]] (see
>> on
>>>>>> [1];
>>>>>> but the problem is on PD-old-70 and posthumous works).
>>>>>> I've proposed in a private e-mail to Anthere (not yet replied, I
>> think
>>>>>> that
>>>>>> she is busy in others subjects) to create a set of wikis <lang>.non-
>>>>>> us.wikisource.org hosted outside of the United States
>> ({{derivative}}
>>>>> from
>>>>>> the Debian non-us software repository [2]) to host works PD-old
>>>>> worldwide
>>>>>> but copyrighted in the USA.
>>>>> Why not just upload the texts to http://wikilivres.info ?  The
>> servers
>>> for
>>>>> the site are located in Canada, and it was created by
>>> [[s:fr:User:Yann]].
>>>>> It seems like we would just be recreating the wheel here with this
>>>>> proposal
>>>>> when a good alternative already exists.
>>>> Yann has a really good initiative setting up the wikilivres.info some
>>>> mounths ago. But unfortunatelly this have limitations. Wikilivres
>>> currently
>>>> is so much like the Wikisource at the beginning: a ambitious
>>> multilingual
>>>> project in a single wiki site. I know the Wikisource project since
>> 2004
>>>> (when I have created my first user account on wikisource.org/wiki:
>>> Lugusto,
>>>> User ID 568). But I'm a active editor on Wikisource only since April
>>> 2006.
>>>> This isn't a coincidence. Is so much confuse to work in a project like
>>>> Wikisource on a multilingual wiki. The user interface is one, you try
>> to
>>>> search from a writer and you get a page in spanish, you try to read a
>>> text
>>>> and get a page on italian...
>>> At the beginning, I only thought about hosting documents in French. Then
>>> I found that there are documents in English which might be usefully
>>> hosted there. So now the objective it is to change Wikilivres to a fully
>>> multilingual wiki. Just now, I have doubt about the usefulness to have
>>> several subdomains seeing the number of users and documents, but I am
>>> open to changes. Anyway you are much welcome to start a Portuguese
>>> section there. And please come to discuss on #wikilivres on Freenode or
>>> put suggestions on the wiki itself, as this is a bit offtopic here. ;o)
>> I aren't telling to you change wikilivres.info. It is a functional wiki
>> for
>> theirs purposes. I've only replied to a question ;)
>>> Anyway, is impossible to link to a page at the wikilivres.info from
>>>> Wikipedia, Wikibooks (or from Wikisource itself) without using a
>>> external
>>>> link. This isn't userfriendly.
>>> A solution was proposed for that.
>> Thanks for all that have mentioned the interwiki map. This is new to me
>> and
>> I've made a request for addition.
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