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Upload the various wordmark and tagline SVGs we've created for T244486 to Commons

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ovasileva triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 24 2020, 2:21 PM
ovasileva moved this task from Incoming to Triaged but Future on the Readers-Web-Backlog board.

I've been thinking of doing this for a while now, here are my thoughts.

Licensing

My best guess is to follow the format of the existing project logos:

Author: Wikimedia Foundation
Source: Wikimedia Foundation
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Copyright: ™ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

However, I noticed that some wordmarks, e.g. File:Wikipedia-logo-textonly-moe.svg use this template for licensing {{PD-textlogo}} :

This logo image consists only of simple geometric shapes or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore in the public domain.

open question: It would be interesting to know if the public domain license applies to all the new images we're creating.

Categories

The images should be tagged with
Category:Wikipedia_logos (or the respective sister project logo category)
we should probably create a subcategory or two under Category:SVG_Wikipedia_logos to distinguish these logos from the others.
Maybe "Category:DIP_Wikipedia_wordmarks" and "Category:DIP_Wikipedia_taglines"?

open question: What are the names of new categories we should create for these logos?

Batch upload

Interestingly, I wasn't able to locate an easy-to-use batch upload utility for commons (that doesn't involve scripting) but I think we're still at the point where we can upload the new logos individually. If needed, some GLAM focused utilities do exist, like GWToolset.

Source files

I think we should upload the version of the files that are minified and in production, from the wmf-config repo (here). That will let us keep track of which logos have been uploaded to production, and which haven't.

Tracking the logos

After we upload the logos to commons, we can create a wiki page to keep track of which logos have been uploaded to production and which haven't. T252710 describes such a dashboard. No reason we can't make that dashboard a wiki page on commons or on meta. I imagine a page like this https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia/2.0/worksheet but instead of a grid of logos, we make a table where we can track what has been uploaded to production and add a link to the file in wmf-config to verify if it's the correct version.

Thanks for the extended description! Regarding the license, wouldn't it be better to use two of them: MIT and CC? As far as I know, it is very difficult to use logos and icons licensed under СС, because for each copy you have to indicate the authorship and you can't not create a link to the source on Commons.

Source files

I think we should upload the version of the files that are minified and in production, from the wmf-config repo (here). That will let us keep track of which logos have been uploaded to production, and which haven't.

Thanks for thinking all of this through. To clarify: the repo you linked to above is all PNGs. In this case we're thinking of uploading the SVGs, yes?

Jdrewniak added a comment.EditedThu, Sep 17, 5:35 PM

@Iniquity thanks for mentioning the CC attribution. The individual files we're uploading are actually split into workmarks/tagline e.g. frwiki-wordmark frwiki-tagline. I was thinking these files, since they are just text in an open-source font, might actually be public domain as they might not meet the Threshold of originality to have any license at all.

@alexhollender right my bad, the SVG files in the repo are actually located here: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/plugins/gitiles/operations/mediawiki-config/+/refs/heads/master/static/images/mobile/copyright/ (don't ask why, it may involve caching).