[Foundation-l] [Commons-l] commons and freely licensed sexual imagery

private musings thepmaccount at gmail.com
Thu May 14 23:06:59 UTC 2009

Re : Masti - I agree with your position that if the license seems suspect,
and the contributor can't (or won't) provide something a bit more, then the
image should be deleted - that's not the consensus on commons however, for
what that's worth - these doubts have been raised, and the image remains.
The general thinking seems to be that the burden of proof lies with those
suspicious of the original license - I think this is a bit silly. Also - re
: quoting - I'm afraid I'm a 'gmailer' who only hits 'reply' to post again -
though I'm semi-aware that this does something wrong in regard to quoting,
I'm not sure what, nor how to fix it - my apologies.

Re : Pedro - heh... I take your point - doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about
the merits of the point at hand, though, no? If there's an improvement to be
made, that's gonna be a good thing regardless of the opinion that it's also
important, I reckon....



On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Pedro Sanchez <pdsanchez at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM, private musings <thepmaccount at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > I believe that this is an example of principle overriding pragmatism in a
> > way that has great potential to cause the project harm - both in
> reputation
> > and utility. If you're reading this and are a bit confuddled about the
> > parameters of discussion in this area - here are some handy bullet
> points;
> >
> >
> I recall hearing this very argument several years ago when wikipedia was
> some orders of magnitude smaller
> of course the empiric evidence shows otherwise, wikipedia grew beyond
> anyone's predictions
> in spite the "if you don't do X, things we downhill", "ikipedia will lose
> all reputatin", "wikipedia will be harmed", "wikipedia will become useless"
> where X ranges could e "censor nudity", "change the sysop election system"
> or "stop anon edits", "delete pokemon" or whatever the
> unsourmountable-obstacle-of-the-week is.
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