[Foundation-l] Some reflections about the governance of Commons
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Mon Jun 15 19:23:03 UTC 2009
That is more to do with the interface to Commons, as I understand it,
rather than the governance of it. Flickr is seen as being much easier
to use. I believe that was also the origin of Pikiwiki - essentially
creating a better interface to Commons.
BTW, to date I've never had a problem with Commons (after >2000 edits
and >500 images uploaded).
On 15 Jun 2009, at 17:58, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> There is a project called "Wiki loves art/nl" In this project
> people make
> pictures of objects in museums in the Netherlands. The thing I have
> wondering about is that the pictures are first published on Flickr
> and then
> are copied into Commons.
> This is a project of the Dutch WMF chapter and some other
> organisations. I
> read it as "there are too many problems with posting on Commons
> The reason why I bring this up is because it demonstrates how
> Commons is not
> thought of as the helpful project it should be and it is not only
> that has a problem.
> 2009/6/12 Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de>
>> I had started a discussion on the Village Pump of Commons. I think
>> Commons is a very important project, and a very complicated project.
>> With more and more projects initiated by our chapters to encourage
>> organizations or individuals to give their content free and upload
>> to Commons it also becomes a fassade project of the Foundation and
>> chapters. This and other reasons make me think that we should as
>> as possible to discuss a few issues on Commons. The discussion is
>> Ting's Blog: http://wingphilopp.blogspot.com/
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