[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos
jayvdb at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 01:10:48 UTC 2010
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Cunctator writes:
>> No, this is a profoundly stupid decision that has no logical sense. A
>> license is a copyright license.
> The point bears repeating (over and over again, if necessary). The free
> licenses we use are in fact quite demanding with regard to downstream uses.
> And our purpose in protecting the Wikimedia trademarks is partly to make
> sure that downstream reusers stick to the free licenses under which we
> distribute free content.
Most companies have a justification to use copyright to protect their
logo. WMF's justification is to promote free content. But that
doesn't make the logos free content.
If I understand correctly, Sv.Wp is applying the same standard to
Wikimedia logos as they apply to any other logo.
> By the way, check out <http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo>. I hope no one
> thinks Swedish Wikipedians (or anyone else) is free to reuse the Volvo logo
> without a license.
That image is in the PD as it does not meet the threshold of
originality. Why do they do not need a license?
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