[Foundation-l] Proposal: Addition to the general disclaimer

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sat Apr 12 19:05:02 UTC 2008

I took it upon myself to edit the English Wikinews disclaimer to qualify
that not all pictures are as free or similarly licensed as the text.

So, yes, a community issue; likely one where you simply need to be bold and
work from the revised wording to a consensus.

Brian McNeil

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Michael Snow
Sent: 12 April 2008 20:28
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Addition to the general disclaimer

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> On 11/04/2008, Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Isn't the general disclaimer a local thing rather than a global one?
>>  I think this is a matter for the individual communities, not the
>>  Foundation.
> It's a legal matter, so it probably does fall on the foundation.
To the best of my knowledge, the foundation has not created any of the 
existing disclaimers or dictated their contents. That makes them 
entirely community products, subject to the same process as any other 
wiki page. I'll defer to our lawyer if he thinks it should be otherwise, 
but that's how I understand the situation.

--Michael Snow

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