[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Commons: Service project or not?
pdsanchez at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 18:41:51 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Huib Laurens
<Abigor at forgotten-beauty.com>wrote:
> effe iets anders schreef:
> > Hi Huib,
> > yes, that seems to be an accurate description of the current situation.
> > However, what would you /want/ it to be, and /why/ ? :)
> > Thanks,
> > eia
> > 2009/6/16 Huib Laurens <Abigor at forgotten-beauty.com>
> 2> Commons is not ready to be a service project to replace local
> uploads, translations aren't good enough and there a not enough
> administrators to give enough service to all language projects.
Several of the largest wikipedias have already disabled local uploads and
rely completely on commons to provide freely-licensed only images. And we're
not talking small wikis, but big wikipedias. So there's factual evidence
that commons is ready to replace local uploads.
> 3> If we make Commons a service project we will end up with users
> getting blocked because the are blocked on other wiki's. A independent
> Commons can be a safe harbour for users blocked from other projects to
> make a fresh start. (It happened it the past).
> I believe if Commons is a service project we need to change a lot of
> things in a short time with a lot of people involved, A independent
> Commons still have to deal with the same problems, but the community can
> work on it without the need of extra interference.
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