[Wiki Loves Monuments] Acceptable licences (UploadCampaigns options)

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Mon Sep 3 20:59:43 UTC 2012

Well, although technically possible to print, I do not exclude the
possibility that the jury might favor a GFDL-only licensed picture less
than a CC BY-SA picture. It definitely makes the image less useful.

Anyway - we're bikeshedding.


2012/9/3 Platonides <platonides at gmail.com>

> On 02/09/12 20:53, Michael Andersen wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > The idea was to have a contest where users upload pictures of monuments
> with
> > a free license.
> >
> > But some free licenses are better than others. What would happen if one
> of
> > the winners was a GFDL? Would it not mean that we would have to add the
> > whole GFDL text to the calendar and wherever we would like to use the
> > photos?
> (...)
> > So I think we should make as few exceptions as possible. I think licenses
> > that are more free than Cc-by-sa-3.0 is ok (Cc-Zero and PD-self) but I
> would
> > not like GFDL for example.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Michael / MGA73
> Not really a problem for a calendar. You have the back side available
> for that.
> And it's not like saying "CC-BY-SA or compatible" would be a good move.
> There are other perfectly good licenses like the Free Art License which
> are "equivalent", and we should not be banning.
> We are also giving a strong signal for free licenses, even those we may
> like less by not discriminating them on the contest.
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