[Wikipedia-l] Using commons - license issue

Karl Eichwalder ke at gnu.franken.de
Sat Apr 16 11:49:48 UTC 2005

In the 'de' Wikipedia you can reference a piction from commons as

[[Bild:Hagen Osthaus Museum Traditional Main Entrance keichwa.jpg|thumb|Osthaus Museum]]

If you click on the thumb you will be taken to:


Where you read:

    This file is a shared upload and may be used by other projects.

This is not enough.  Please include the description from "commons" and
provide a back-link to
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Hagen_Osthaus_Museum_Traditional_Main_Entrance_keichwa.jpg ;
[[:commons:Image:Hagen Osthaus Museum Traditional Main Entrance keichwa.jpg]]
seems to do the trick.
If you do not provide some such info, you don't have the right to copy
the image from "commons".  I release it under the conditions of the
"Attribution ShareAlike 1.0 License".

IIRC, you talked about the weakness of the current system soem months
ago - it is hard to believe that this rather serious issue is still not

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