[Foundation-l] [Announcement] French lawsuit against WMF won in court

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 15:10:05 UTC 2007

> Yes, we've thought this through, thanks Peter.  In the event that this
> became an issue, our position would be that the Foundation itself is not
> paying for content; it is just facilitating a relationship between a
> donor who wants to see a particular thing happen in the projects, and a
> trusted volunteer who shares the same goal.
> It's hair-splitting maybe, but legalities generally are :-)

That might well work. It does mean that the suggestions in another
thread about getting round all the paperwork by simply buying the
images, rather than hiring someone to produce them, would not be an
option. Looks like the WMF is just going to have to fill out a load of

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