[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] mediawiki creative commons icons

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Mon Jun 10 07:03:52 UTC 2013

On Sun, 9 Jun 2013, Platonides wrote:

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

Not at all _yet_ because jeremyb showed up in IRC; we discussed
this, and he said he knows someone at CC and will discuss it
with them.

> I would prefer to replace them from upstream, but I'm
> not sure how will that be received.

Probably not well.

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

I think as long as the CC is not circled… but we might want to
prod the CC people first and see what they say about their own
logos and/or whether they have or acknowledge some that don’t
fall under their trademark restrictions.

> A nice option are those of
>  http://freedomdefined.org/Logos_and_buttons#Buttons

tbh, I don’t like them; they look like toys (except those
from “Other button styles” maybe); plus, they obviously
lack the Restricted Commons one…

> and of course there are the debian replacement buttons.

… in which I marked Restricted Commons with a red border
to distinguish from proper Free ones. It’s a quick xpaint
job (and deliberately a bitmap to drop in place of the
CC ones in the precisely same size and format) which I’m
not too proud of, but happy to make available (even though
I think they’re not ©able due to simplicity). Note I fixed
some minor balance issues with them later.

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