[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 20:18:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Keep in mind that navigational templates - which land at Wikipedia
projects - count as the explicitly licensed "links to our site" usage
of all our templates.  Mike conveniently made that all OK for anyone
to do without additional permission requests or complications anyways.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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