[Foundation-l] Texas Instruments signing key controversy

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 12:49:51 UTC 2010

On 3 March 2010 12:28, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wikipedia is not a dumping ground for your copyfight.  There is plenty
> of reason to exclude this material regardless of the copyright/legal
> concerns,  and plenty of other people hosting it elsewhere.  Doubly
> true where the material is promoted with spammish efforts, like it has
> been with some of these cryptographic keys.

http://enwp.org/WP:09F9 is the previous thinking on this matter.

Summary: memespam is a pain in the backside and interferes with doing
what we actually do.

> The WMF should absolutely duke it out to protect material that ought
> to be in Wikipedia in accordance with the educational mission and
> community editorial guidelines. It ought not engage in fights outside
> of those areas for every instance of possibly suppressed legitimate
> speech that occurs on the Internet (even in cases where we all
> personally support the efforts).


- d.

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