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Don't allow the moving of files with a wrong licence
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Motivation
Do not allow the moving of files, if they don't have a licence that is compatible with Commons / need individual review before moving it to Commons.

Examples:

Background:
This is part of fulfilling a wish of the German-speaking community's technical wishlist in 2013. For more details see parent task.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: TCB-Team. · View Herald TranscriptSep 27 2016, 10:57 AM
Lea_WMDE triaged this task as Normal priority.Oct 5 2016, 3:22 PM
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Lea_WMDE moved this task from Proposed to Todo on the WMDE-QWERTY-Team board.Oct 30 2017, 12:13 PM
Lea_WMDE renamed this task from Don't move files that definitely have the wrong licence to Add magic word to prevent moving of files with wrong licence.Nov 14 2017, 2:14 PM
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Lea_WMDE renamed this task from Add magic word to prevent moving of files with wrong licence to Don't allow the moving of files with a wrong licence.Mar 6 2018, 11:45 AM
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Lea_WMDE updated the task description. (Show Details)May 2 2018, 11:16 AM

I sometimes find free files which have been mistagged as unfree on enwiki, mainly textlogos. New text needs to be written for the file information page, but it's often more convenient to only produce a fixed file information page for Commons (and leave the source wiki's text unchanged) than to first clean up the text on enwiki and then clean it up a second time on Commons. Therefore, I'd like if there is a way to upload such files anyway, provided that you edit the text of the file information page.

With the current tools, you can use these methods to upload such files:

  • For the Common Good shows the text of the file information page and allows easy corrections of any wrong tags.
  • A basic file information page (with an original upload log) can be generated using fileinfo.php (with some cleanup needed), and after creating a file information page on Commons, you can upload the file using oldver.php.

The main goal of this task is fulfilled, and I would like to close it because of this. There is a potential sub-task mentioned here: If a file is not marked with one of the required licenses, it is suggested that FileImporter starts a process that allows individual review and manual fixing. To be honest I'm not sure if this can work. It is effectively identical with accepting all files. How can we make sure users understand what they should do in this "individual review"? @Lea_WMDE, do you think it is worth keeping this open as a task? If it is, I would like to split this off into a new task, and close this one.

sounds good to me!