[Wikimedia-l] Updated Terms of Use

Andrew Garrett agarrett at wikimedia.org
Fri Apr 27 05:49:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Philippe Beaudette
<philippe at wikimedia.org>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> As you may be aware, Wikimedia has updated its Terms of Use.  This updated
> version will become effective on May 25, 2012, and can be reviewed
> here<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use_%282012%29/en>.[1]
>  A short overview of some of the changes is set out
> here<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/New_Terms_of_use>.
> [2]
> Best wishes,
> Philippe

Terms of use are boring, and most of us are pretty jaded by how
impenetrable, legalistic and, well, awful, most terms of use are on the

I want to congratulate you and your department on NOT doing this. The new
terms of use are written in clear English, well set out, and cover what
seem to be the appropriate bases without being overly verbose and cautious.

Well done, Philippe, Geoff, and everyone else.

Andrew Garrett
Wikimedia Foundation
agarrett at wikimedia.org

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