[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Toolserver-l] [TS logo] Fwd: Free as in Wikimedia Foundation

Luis Villa lvilla at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 20 21:10:04 UTC 2013

Hi, Nathan-

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I won't argue the fact that there is value in protecting the
> iconography of the Wikimedia movement from abuse. What I argue with is
> the approach of the legal department

You're right that we could have communicated this better, and I apologize
for that on behalf of legal.

> If you're familiar with my posts to this list, I'm not normally on the
> anti-WMF side of debates (for instance, wrt WCA). But when they make a
> boob move, I don't think its bad faith to point it out.

I agree, and I'm glad your email gives the legal team the same benefit of
the doubt.

I've posted a much more extensive discussion of each of these points (and
several others Nathan and other people have raised) on the talk page:

In the interests of keeping things in one place, I'd ask that we move the
discussion there.


Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
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