There is a big difference here between an individual and the Wikimedia
Foundation using Wikimedia Commons

On 3 December 2015 at 07:03, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> There is an excuse. You may know those categories, I do not and I do not
> even try to find images in Commons for my blog. It is too hard to find
> things. The search is neither efficient nor intuitive.
>
> For me Commons and Wikisource could do with an abundant sprinkling of
> improved user interface. It is geared up for people adding data not really
> for people using data. The approach is way too dogmatic as well. So no,
> thank you.
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
> On 2 December 2015 at 23:56, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 29 million photos, 30 seconds type category:coffee cups
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coffee_cups  90 photos
> > subcategory cups of coffee a further 700 images not really difficult to
> > find or navigate to what you need.
> >
> > There is no excuse for fundraising team to not use a Free licensed
> > photograph and message to the community they are suppose to be trying to
> > support and promote either on commons-l or here sayo=ing they need an
> image
> > of a cup of coffee from above would have got them even more to choose
> from,
> >
> > On 2 December 2015 at 22:53, Marc A. Pelletier <m...@uberbox.org> wrote:
> >
> > > On 15-12-02 09:46 AM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote:
> > > > It wouldnt have been hard to make a free photo of a coffee, or even
> > > > create a derivative of this lovely CC0 SVG
> > >
> > > I don't think I'm concerned about the foundation fundraising staff
> > > deciding to use a stock photo - expedience and all, but I'm pretty sure
> > > that had they known about that (absolutely gorgeous) SVG, they'd have
> > > used it.
> > >
> > > ... which I guess is my way of saying "OMG commons actually *sucks* for
> > > reuse because it's so hard to find stuff on it that many people no
> > > longer even try!!1!one!".
> > >
> > > -- Marc
> > >
> > >
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