[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] mediawiki creative commons icons

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 21:00:44 UTC 2013

Debian testing watch wrote:
> FYI: The status of the mediawiki source package
> in Debian's testing distribution has changed.
>    Previous version: 1:1.19.6-1
>    Current version:  1:1.19.7+dfsg-1

Where was the removal of skins/common/images/cc-* reported?

I see the commit at 
but not a bug # or discussion.

They do look like copied from http://creativecommons.org/
which is at least contradictory with the statement at
README that only lists cc-by-nc-sa.png and cc-by-sa.png

I would prefer to replace them from upstream, but I'm
not sure how will that be received.
I discover I noted on r66559 its license as a problem
but there was little attention. It merits a wider discussion (although 
it looks problematic).

An option would be to make new icons similar to how they are used on 
commons see eg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0

That's a combination of
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CC_some_rights_reserved.svg
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cc-by_new_white.svg
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cc-sa.svg

The symbols are probably ineligible to ©, but they may still be 
trademarked. :S

(and at least on File:Cc-sa.svg there seems to have been a 
misunderstanding when uploaded, as 
do mention them)

A nice option are those of

and of course there are the debian replacement buttons.

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