[Foundation-l] Some reflections about the governance of Commons

Michael Peel email at mikepeel.net
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:

> Hoi,
> 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  
> been
> 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  
> directly".
> 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  
> pikiwiki
> that has a problem.
> Thanks,
>         GerardM
> 2009/6/12 Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de>
>> Hello,
>> 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  
>> other
>> organizations or individuals to give their content free and upload  
>> them
>> to Commons it also becomes a fassade project of the Foundation and  
>> its
>> chapters. This and other reasons make me think that we should as  
>> broadly
>> as possible to discuss a few issues on Commons. The discussion is  
>> here:
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ 
>> Commons:Village_pump#Some_reflections_about_the_governance_of_Common
>> --
>> Ting
>> Ting's Blog: http://wingphilopp.blogspot.com/
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