[Foundation-l] Free license templates

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 20 03:20:23 UTC 2008

I think that Commons is not only better equipped to
handle all these redirects, but also that it make more
sense to have hundreds of redirects on one wiki
instead of dozens of redirects on hundreds of wikis. 
This is the real meat of the situation, who deals with
the redirects; Commons or everyone except Commons. 
Training Commons users to handle these has a much
better chance of success than training everyone else. 

Birgitte SB

--- White Cat <wikipedia.kawaii.neko at gmail.com> wrote:

> Although this has been probably discussed before...
> We currently have a problem with the names chosen
> for licenses on all wikis.
> Let me explain. Consider the following 5 categories.
> I have noticed that
> they all have a different name for most of the free
> licenses. Each language
> tends to translate the license name and sticks to
> that name.
> Ideally all freely licensed images will eventually
> be moved to commons. So
> all copyright related info should be as commons
> compatible as possible.
> Translated template names cause a few problems.
> This practice will lead to commons having hundreds
> of redirects per free
> license. Juggling them makes work on commons more
> difficult. For example
> each of those redirects would need to be protected
> against vandalism as such
> vandalism may even have legal implications. For
> example someone may sneak a
> disclaimer to GFDL templates. Such template names
> are also not bot-friendly.
> I would suggest a uniformed template name on all
> wikis.
>    - White Cat
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