[Foundation-l] Free license templates

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Sat Apr 19 18:43:46 UTC 2008

White Cat wrote:
> Local projects should try to be as commons compatible as possible. Different
> names for free licenses should be discouraged. I can provide bot assistance
> to make the necesary changes.
> I do not feel it is not feasible to ask commons to continuously clean up
> after wikis. Thats a constant waste of time. We can solve the issue as early
> as the upload.
> It is not too late to make such a change. However if fewer and fewer wikis
> agree to use a standarised template name the problem will become
> increasingly difficult.
While I don't disagree that we should try to facilitate working across 
multiple projects, two observations:

1. Ultimately, Commons exists to serve the remaining projects, not the 
other way round.
2. Ultimately, the purpose of content (including templates) is to make 
things intelligible to humans, not bots.

--Michael Snow

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