[Foundation-l] [WikiEN-l] Non-free content policy - Wikimedia images?

cohesion cohesion at sleepyhead.org
Tue May 8 14:12:28 UTC 2007

On 5/6/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/6/07, cohesion <cohesion at sleepyhead.org> wrote:
> > Yeah, this is a gray area.
> No it isn't. The logo is not under a free licence thus it can only be
> used where a fair use case can be made and only in the article name
> space.

I should say, the rules do not make this a gray area, but actual practice does.

> > I would like to see some policy saying that the logo can be used for
> > any reason as long as it falls within the functioning of wikipedia,
> > but as I am not the copyright holder... :)
> I fail to see any reason to encourage increased use of non free content.

Well, I personally think uses like the following templates should be
acceptable. They currently aren't (this is what I mean by gray area)
but I see no reason to limit their use on wikipedia for wikipedia
functions. If we want to take the stance of not using this material
anywhere we should strip it from the top left as well, or make it
GFDL. This is unacceptable to the foundation, so.


I general I prefer rules to follow what people are actually doing.
Yes, the policy itself is clear, but everyone ignores this aspect of
it. Not to say that's good or bad, but there is a discrepancy.


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