On 24 February 2014 20:51, Galileo Vidoni <gali...@gmail.com> wrote:

> However, over the last months certain Wikimedia Commons administrators have
> conducted massive deletions of these contents, in many cases involving
> entire categories. The burden of proof has been inverted: instead of having
> to justify the deletion of a certain file, things go that volunteers have
> to devout their time trying to justify the validity of their efforts. This
> has caused great damage, not only by way of our readers loosing access to
> free educational contents, but also de-motivating many editors and
> volunteers by making them feel that their efforts are ultimately vain and
> that our goal of free knowledge for everyone is being replaced by a certain
> legal fetishism whose reason gets lost in processes and misses the outcome.

This strongly suggests that URAA is a good reason to deprecate
Commons, and have language wikis self-host images that fail the more
unduly stringent requirements Commons is manifesting these days.

- d.

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