[Foundation-l] Statement on appropriate educational content

Ting Chen wing.philopp at gmx.de
Sat May 8 14:45:30 UTC 2010

Commons, Wikiquote and Wikisource has by themselves no educational 
value. They gain their educational value in the way that they provide 
repositories for the other WMF projects. Wikisource is the library of 
Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity and Wikispecies. 
The volumes collected in it should be judged with the same principle as 
the media files in Commons.


Victor Vasiliev wrote:
> On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Having said that, the Wikimedia projects are intended to be educational
>> in nature, and there is no place in the projects for material that has
>> no educational or informational value.
> I'd like to point out that we already have a project where most
> information has no educational value. It's called Wikisource and
> materials there are primarily of artistic value, not educational or
> information one. Since I basically support the idea that one of
> Wikimedia Commons aims is to collect as much notable works of art as
> possible, I view it as a Wikisource for visual arts and music.
> Should we expect Wikisource to be cleaned up as well? Does Foundation
> feel need to host such highly disputed works as [1] or [2]?
> --vvv
> [1] http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Lady_Chatterley's_Lover
> [2] http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Fanny_Hill:_Memoirs_of_a_Woman_of_Pleasure
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