I am not sure if it gives an answer to your question.
Here is a task that we have created to re-enable local upload on Odia
Wikipedia. May be helpful for you.
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 7:53 PM, Danny B. <wikipedia.dann...@email.cz>
> I've just noticed, that local uploads are completely disabled on projects
> which originally had them disabled for users, but allowed for admins and
> Could somebody please point me to the relevant discussion about this topic
> as well as to relevant commits which are setting this behavior?
> Thank you in advance.
> Kind regards
> Danny B.
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