[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Proposed prohibition of local uploads and deletion of non-free-licence working documents of Wikimedia events
deryckchan at wikimedia.hk
Mon Jun 3 13:02:46 UTC 2013
Following this discussion up, I've proposed an exemption doctrine policy
for Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Exemption_doctrine_policy
On 29 May 2013 17:24, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Crossed to Wikimedia-l, see Deryck's e-mail below.
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Deryck Chan <deryckchan at gmail.com>
> > Dear Wikimania community,
> > There are currently two discussions on Meta which will have a fundamental
> > impact on the technical logistics of all future Wikimania bids.
> > As many of you would know, working documents of Wikimania bids, such as
> > letters of support and venue information, are conventionally uploaded to
> > Meta locally because they don't come with a Commons-compatible free
> > However, currently there's no explicit "exemption doctrine policy" on
> > so two discussions are ongoing, with the aim of deleting all
> > Wikimania-related non-free files which have been uploaded in the past
> > years, and to ban future uploads of non-free media to Meta including
> > Wikimedia events' working documents.
> > 
> > 
> > Since this would mean future Wikimania bids may not include copies of
> > third-party working documents on Meta, these proposals will change the
> > logistics of Wikimania bids completely. I therefore urge all of you to
> > scrutinise the proposed changes and comment as appropriate.
> > Deryck
> > WM2013 local team
> > PS. To those of you who also run chapters: the proposed changes will mean
> > that chapter financial statements may not be uploaded to / will be
> > from WMF-hosted wikis since they're have an implicit no-derivative
> > requirement.
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