[Wiki Loves Monuments] Acceptable licences (UploadCampaigns options)

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 22:34:34 UTC 2012

On 01/09/12 23:23, Tomasz W. Kozłowski wrote:
> One of this principles was to choose only one licence acceptable for
> all pictures uploaded as part of Wiki Loves Monuments--and, for
> obvious reasons, this licence is the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0,
> also knows as CC-BY-SA 3.0.

This is mostly a semantic issue but... I strongly disagree with this
statement as written.
Change that to «All free licenses* are acceptable to us, but in the sake
of simplicity we are only offering through the UW the option of CC-BY-SA
3.0 license. Advanced users may choose a different license by other
means» and we can be friends again. :)
(I think it's also the way it was presented in May 2011)

* Free licenses as understood by Commons criteria, with the obvious
restriction of being compatible with own photo upload (eg. "author died
100 years ago" in some photos).

> To achieve that goal, we have enabled only this licence in our
> UploadCampaigns on Commons; so if you see it's there, please /do not/
> change it or add other licences; this would only make things harder
> for those of the participants that use the UploadWizard--and they are
> mostly fresh newcomers, who have never heard of MediaWiki before.

I think some countries have several licenses (CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, CC-0),
probably because it's the default when creating a campaign.


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