[Foundation-l] deleting old versions of fair-use files

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Tue May 31 06:16:12 UTC 2011

2011/5/31 Michael Snow <wikipedia at frontier.com>:
> On 5/30/2011 2:32 PM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
>> Hello,
>> There's a bit of discussion about deleting old versions of fair-use
>> files in the Hebrew Wikipedia and it may be interesting to other
>> projects as well.
>> The main questions is: Should old versions of fair-use files be
>> deleted? The two main points that support the deletion are that it
>> saves space on the server and that keeping a version of a non-free
>> file violates the fair use policy, because the old version of the
>> image can be viewed, but is not actually used in any relevant article.
> I just want to see if I understand this correctly. Is this a reference
> to files where the current revision is included in some article based on
> a fair use rationale, but the file also has earlier versions that are
> not so used?

Yes, that's exactly what i referred to.

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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