On 9 September 2017 at 13:27, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
<it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> On 6 September, Wikimedia Israel, held an event to celebrate its tenth
> anniversary. Wikipedians, volunteers, partners, and donors gathered to
> celebrate the success they had all participated in making.

This is good; congratulations to all involved.

However...

>    - *Oren Helman, former director of the Government Press Office*: as
>    director of the GPO, Helman assisted in promoting an amendment to copyright
>    law, by which state photographs were released to free, non-commercial use,
>    thereby exempting the public from paying for usage of GPO photos. Helman’s
>    work to release state materials is unique in Israel. Together with former
>    ministers Michael Eitan and Meir Sheetrit, Mr. Helman heralded a change in
>    the state of Israel’s attitude toward open content.

Material with a "non-commercial use" restriction is not "open content".

> the government of Israel made a
> precedent-setting decision to release all the photographs on government
> websites under Creative Commons licenses. The law amendment was nicknamed
> the ‘Wikipedia law’.

Which licences?

-- 
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

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