[Foundation-l] Commons and The Year of the Picture

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 12:48:16 UTC 2009

It has always been permitted to use the Commons work commercially. It has
always been explicitly prohibited to disallow non commercial use.

There are two options: either we only allow OTHERS to make money or we can
make some money as well. I disagree that 800x600 is perfectly fine because,
it may be fine for online content but it is not fine when printed. What is
it that makes you oppose us to make money in order to support our activities

I am surprised that you or MaxSem take this position. I do not quite
understand why you did not realise earlier that allowing commercial use is
what we have always done.

2009/1/22 Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>

> Well, after http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Impression this project
> has been started (see also discussion on meta forum,
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Forum#Alleged Commercialisation
> of the French Wikipedia) I decided not to upload any images on Commons
> with resolution higher than 800x600 any more. (This resolution is
> perfectly fine to illustrate the articles but is substandard for any
> commercial use). One of the stewards, MaxSem, has left all Wikimedia
> projects because of this initiative. Therefore, I do not quite understand
> what we are talking about.
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
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