Friday, December 17, 2010

#Wikileaks and #Wikimedia #Commons

This picture of Julian Assange is a featured picture candidate. The arguments used against the featuring of this picture are in my opinion pathetic.


Commons is a repository of media files. These are primarily used to illustrate Wikimedia projects. Wikipedia articles are to provide a neutral point of view and consequently there is a need for illustrations for any point of view. Given that Wikinews is one of our projects, this is an appropriate time to support illustrations like this. It is not a digital photo and consequently the size of the file is irrelevant. The notion that works like this have to be in the svg format is as bizarre as the notion that the picture itself has to be notable.
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