2009/7/12 David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com>:
> 2009/7/12 Andrew Turvey <andrewrtur...@googlemail.com>:

>> The Victoria and Albert Museum worked with us on the Wikipedia Loves Art
>> project - that involved licensing photographs of their work under CC-BY-SA.

> Yep. Who worked on that from our side?


My interest, fairly obviously, is the NPG matter. I really want to see
if we can find someone there who we can negotiate anything acceptable
to the Wikimedia community and free culture in general. Speaking
entirely as myself, i.e. a contributor, WMF volunteer (no actual
power) and not actually a WMUK rep any more (which is good in the
context of legal threats flying about).

That we had a successful exercise with the V&A and will praise them to
the skies at every opportunity is an excellent example in our favour,
for example.

There's also that the NPG is a government department. That means every
action - every line in that lawyer's letter - they have to be able to
justify in terms of their remit. They don't get to do bad things in a
good cause.

There's all sorts of things to talk about, as very very nicely as
possible ... if there's anyone sane there and they aren't entirely
staffed by the art gallery equivalent of General Jack D. Ripper.


- d.

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