Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

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Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

Vishnu t
Dear Wikimedians,

The below crucial e-mail from WMF Legal about re-licensing the Wikimedia logos for your information. Do spread the word among your community.


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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:51:47 -0700
From: Yana Welinder [hidden email]
Reply-To: Wikimedia Mailing List [hidden email]
To: Wikimedia Mailing List [hidden email]

Hi folks,

I'm happy to announce that we are re-licensing the Wikimedia logos on
Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0:

I would really appreciate your help with replacing the undefined
templates on the logos with the undefined
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_trademark>[2] and
undefined <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0>[3]
templates. But we don't want to replace templates on the MediaWiki
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MediaWiki.svg>[4] and the Community
logos, which were originally released under free licenses.

There are also some pages on Commons, like this one
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing>[6], that may need to
be updated based on the re-licensed logos.



[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Copyright_by_Wikimedia

[2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_trademark

[3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0

[4] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MediaWiki.svg

[5] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg

[6] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing

Yana Welinder
Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
415.839.6885 ext. 6867
@yanatweets <https://twitter.com/yanatweets>

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