[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 19:04:13 UTC 2010

2010/3/30 Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com>:
>> That is the website UI, which is not content.  They could say that the
>> UI should also be completely "free" of copyrighted works.  IMO that
>> would be going overboard.
> If that is the case, while I understand and actually respect the
> decision not to use Wikimedia logos _to illustrate articles_ (although
> I don't agree with it), I find it extremely inconsequent and illogical
> to take away the logos that are in navigation templates and pointing
> to other material in other Wikimedia projects.
> As far as I'm concerned, these are part of the UI as much as the
> Wikipedia logo in the top left corner, and, more important, I find
> this decision actually harms our mission of "distributing" free
> content. If Wikimedia projects don't help themselves, I wonder who
> will.

Anything that is rendered as page content will appear in the export
dumps and needs to be considered by reusers, which includes those
navigational templates.  The logo at the upper left is different in
that regard since it isn't part of the dumps.

-Robert Rohde

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