[Foundation-l] PD in Israel

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 04:01:03 UTC 2007

Erik Moeller wrote:
> On 5/8/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> A recent example for me was the DVD key issue. I got several emails of
>> people requesting a Foundation feedback during the night. When I got
>> online, more requests on irc and by skype. Request was made to
>> immediately provide the position of the Foundation on the DVD matter.
> We should not comment on such day-to-day policy and editorial
> processes unless there is a critical need to do so (legal action and
> sometimes threats, for example). 

Sorry, but I really do not agree on this specific point.
I consider issues around copyright and licenses to be amongst those 
"major rules", which should not be changed just because 15 people vote 
for a change. The rule planned to be changed is at the core of the 
wikimedia commons project. See here: 

I tend to believe that whilst the day to day editorial policies are 
totally in the hands of the community, changing the core rules of a 
project is different. At a minimum, it deserves our attention.

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