Correction - the first line should read "available and searchable across
WMF projects." Apologies for double posting.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Nathan <> wrote:

> The issue is *about* Commons but doesn't only affect Commons,
> particularly the discussion around alternative methods of making
> not-purely-free files available and searchable across Commons. As you can
> see from the growing discontent with Commons, this URAA issue is not the
> only problem. It's merely the best recent example. The discussion you
> propose on Commons appears to focus purely on URAA; that's fine, a
> discussion like that should exist (though I object to your presumption (and
> odders) that the URAA RfC is discredited or nullified either by the way it
> was closed or by a follow-up RfC with drastically fewer participants). But
> the content of the various "tragedy of Commons" threads on this list and
> others is broader and attempts to identify and solve deeply embedded
> problems in the Commons culture.
> So while a discussion on Commons might be easier for Commons
> administrators to shape and control, there is no good reason why discussion
> on this list (or commons-l) should be dropped in favor of a section on the
> Commons admin noticeboard.
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