When people make information available that fits in the notability
requirements of Wikidata and, when the information is factually correct,
then I do not think that anyone really cares if the person uploading it is
gets paid for it or not.

Please explain to me why I should care.

As it is the one thing that Wikidata lacks is data. A lot of data is being
added that conforms to the notability requirements and is highly
structured. I applaud its inclusion in Wikidata because at some stage we
will have the bandwidth to link such information in the tapestry that is

Wikidata is hard to understand for many people and I do welcome people who
have something to add, something that is of value. When their data is
limited in scope, it is better than not having data in the first place.
When Wikidata is found to be limited in scope (and it is) it is all the
more reason for people with opposing views / data to find their way and
enrich Wikidata's content so that a more balanced, neutral view will emerge.

On 21 February 2014 00:22, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a way to incorporate the local policy by reference into the TOU,
> > something like "The Wikimedia Foundation requires that all users being
> > paid
> > to contribute follow the disclosure, conflict or related applicable
> policy
> > on each project where said users contribute."? Might that be a solution
> to
> > establishing a binding policy with legal weight, without superseding
> local
> > intentions?
> >
> I tried to answer this on meta:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terms_of_use/Paid_contributions_amendment#question_about_incorporating_local_policy_.28from_Wikimedia-l.29
> Hope that clarifies a bit, given the relevant history.
> Luis
> P.S. We're replying to things on meta, since that is where the banners are
> directing people to go, and because it helps keep a history of the
> conversation in one place.
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