Do you think? I'm genuinely not sure. I think that the difference in scale from what Google does with our data and the general developer/researcher is pretty big. One million times big. I actually think that "over-the-top" players like Google do actually exploit free licensed materials like Wikipedia... I mean, their Knowledge Vault is probably 100 bigger than Wikidata, but they are not supposed to share it. It's an internal asset. And it's not matter of CC0 or CCBYSA: they can keep it hidden.
There very, very few players who can exploit commons like this: do we need/have the right to address this? Is it a problem? Aubrey On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: > On 16 January 2016 at 19:23, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I'm interested to hear some perspectives on the following line of > thinking: > > > > Lisa presented some alternative strategies for revenue needs for the > > Foundation, including the possibility of charging for premium access to > the > > services and APIs, > > > Brace yourselves... > > > > expanding major donor and foundation fundraising, > > providing specific services for a fee, or limiting the Wikimedia > > Foundation's growth. The Board emphasized the importance of keeping free > > access to the existing APIs and services, keeping operational growth in > > line with the organization's effectiveness, providing room for innovation > > in the Foundation's activities, and other potential fundraising > strategies. > > The Board asked Lila to analyze and develop some of these potential > > strategies for further discussion at a Board meeting in 2016. > > Source: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2015-11-07 > > > Looking for additional revenue sources isn't a bad idea, but charging for > premium access is likely to annoy the community to a degree that will make > the great Visual Editor revolt look like some quiet and polite murmuring. > > Cheers, > Craig > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>