Shani,

This blog post by Jake and the Library team might suffice. It's from last
year and directly addresses this issue:

http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/09/16/open-access-in-a-closed-world/

~ Keegan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keegan
On Feb 14, 2016 10:09 PM, "Shani" <shani.e...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Would love to hear what the Wikipedia Library Project team has to say on
> the issue.
>
> Pinging Jake Orlowitz & Alex Stinson.
>
> Shani.
>
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 5:46 AM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > As the panel moderator, I felt there was a rather strong consensus (from
> > the various communication channels -- wiki pages, blog & Facebook posts
> and
> > discussions, and the panel) that went a bit beyond what Robert said
> (which
> > is certainly an important piece.
> >
> > A number of people also felt that, while the Elsevier deal may have been
> a
> > good one, there may also have been better ways to communicate it -- and
> > specifically, ways to place restrictions on the kind of language
> (entities
> > like) Elsevier could use around the Wikimedia trademarks. I believe this
> > was all absorbed by Wikipedia Library staff, and I have no doubt that
> > future announcements will be better suited to Wikimedia values.
> >
> > I agree with Lodewijk that strong consensus would be needed to overturn
> an
> > existing contract. Please note also that at least six Wikimedia
> volunteers
> > would be impacted if Wikimedia were to renege on its contract: those who
> > have gained access to Elsevier Science Direct through the program, and
> are
> > presumably doing good Wikipedia work as a result. Have you checked in
> with
> > them, or looked at their work, Milos?
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Elsevier_ScienceDirect
> >
> > -Pete
> > [[User:Peteforsyth]]
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Robert Fernandez <
> wikigamal...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > "No, WMF shouldn't morally support Elsevier by having any relation with
> > > them."
> > >
> > > This was debated extensively last September.   The opinion of many,
> > > including myself, was that the WMF's primary commitment should be to
> the
> > > encyclopedia and providing editors and readers the resources to improve
> > the
> > > encyclopedia, not making a moral stand against Elsevier by withdrawing
> > > those resources.
> > >
> > > On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 5:01 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:58 PM, Gerard Meijssen
> > > > <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Anyone can use Sci-Hub. Officially you cannot, legally you should
> > not.
> > > > The
> > > > > WMF makes it possible for those who want to use Elsevier.
> > > > >
> > > > > No problem; anyone can use Sci-Hub. Move on.
> > > >
> > > > Dear Gerard,
> > > >
> > > > You are again ignoring the point intentionally.
> > > >
> > > > No, WMF shouldn't morally support Elsevier by having any relation
> with
> > > > them.
> > > >
> > > > Sincerely,
> > > > Milos
> > > >
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