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Good start. I'd add another reason for non-non commercial license: with such a license, we couldn't sell dvds at or below cost as planned in places like Africa. Nor could Wikipedia be included in the 100$ one-laptop-per-child computers, or commercial Linux distributions, and so on. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 19:19, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Removal of the comic strip illustration ?Edit

I am quite a bit skeptical about the use of the comic strip as an illustration for that page.
First, it is more akin to simplistic propaganda than a well argued point (as the title itself seem to acknowledge, "BD-propagande-2_(en).jpg"), and weakens rather than strengthens the points made in the page. Second, (at least) the english translation is inaccurate, as the french "les dvd et les livres que l'on publie à prix très bas à partir de Wikipedia" is translated to "inexpensive DVDs and books published by Wikipedia" (which is incorrect : Wikipedia does not publish DVDs or books).
I would therefore suggest its removal from this page. --Flebuz (talk) 14:52, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Sure, it's a bit simplistic. But it's also visual and easily share-able, which makes it worth keeping on the page, in my opinion. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 06:42, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
I agree about that particular line, and also that it's oversimplistic, but for lack of an alternative I do think it adds rather than detracts (other this page is just a rather disorganised essay with no summary for readers with limited time). I think improving the organisation of the page might be able to supplant the comic in purpose, but it would still feel a bit drab and colourless. Dcoetzee (talk) 06:53, 6 February 2013 (UTC)


I found the sentence that "These restrictions exclude a variety of free media that might otherwise be useful to the project, so they are only included as a matter of great necessity.". Because usefulness is defined by project scope, so I propose changes to "These restrictions exclude a variety of media file that is not realistically free, so they are only included as a matter of really free media." Your opinions are appreciated. Thank you. – Kwj2772 (msg) 14:06, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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