[Foundation-l] Non-free content on Commons

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Wed Apr 1 19:49:47 UTC 2009

I've just finished coding up Non-Free Content Bot which spiders Google
Images and uploads 10 per second to commons with no license information. I
wrote the bot using MediaWiki's turing complete template language. Given
that Google Images has 916,000,000 images I anticipate it will take
2.90269084 years to finish.

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Al Tally <majorly.wiki at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi all
> I just came across this[1] policy on Commons, which states that from today,
> non-free content is going to be allowed to be uploaded on Commons. I'm
> rather shocked that this was pushed through without any notice here, or
> anywhere, and it has become policy, going against Wikimedia's "free
> content"
> philosophy. Can people please input on the talk page as soon as possible
> please, so we can get this reversed.
> Thanks,
> --
> Alex
> (User:Majorly)
> [1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Non-free_content
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