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

Bryan Tong Minh bryan.tongminh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 12:15:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:22 PM, David Gerard<dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/15 Rama Neko <ramaneko at gmail.com>:
>> The "service project angle" worries me too. I have noticed that many
>> articles of Wikipedia, the service project that makes it easier to
>> find media in Commons by providing encyclopedic context to our
>> content, utterly lack the proper links to our galleries and
>> categories.
>>        Furthermore, I sometimes have the feeling that contributors of
>> Wikipedia expect us to host all sorts of unacceptable media in return
>> of the service that they provide; while we of course appreciate the
>> service projects, this is a problem, particularly when these files are
>> copyright violations.
>> In the particular case of Pikiwiki, it would of course be very
>> caricatural to say that all their images are copyvios. There are lots
>> of out-of-scope party snapshots, too.
> I'd hope this isn't a summary of the views of other Commons admins.
> Anyone else? Or is the Commons admin community this insular and derisive?
> - d.
I hope that this isn't the view of admins outside the Commons community.

Seriously with this kind of discussion we end up nowhere. Perhaps it
would be more useful to actually get to the points of problem or just
stop discussing at all.


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