Talk:Rodney Erickson

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The photo listed is not Rodney Erickson. Suggest using this image instead: Endeavor2 (talk) 03:08, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Endeavor2. Are you sure it's not him? Unfortunately, we cannot use that picture as it is not freely licensed. Per WP:NFC#UUI, we can't use non-free pictures of living people. --Jtalledo (talk) 09:42, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi Jtalledo. Yes, I am 100 percent certain the existing photo is not Rodney Erickson, as he doesn't wear glasses, for starters. I tried to find out who that commencement speaker is in the existing photo -- it seems to be of an honorary speaker from a graduate school ceremony, given the number of faculty in the background -- but it is not Erickson. The photo I suggested is from Penn State's official Flickr website, which does allow free use for noncommercial purposes. I understand a bit about the Creative Commons but am a bit hazy on the rationale between noncommercial rights and Wikipedia's need for completely rights-free photos. An alternate photo of Rodney Erickson, also from the Penn State Flickr channel, is, same with this one of him speaking at a commencement -- I think it is more important to have an accurate depiction than a completely rights-free one, no? Just my two cents, FWIW. (Endeavor2 (talk) 01:16, 15 October 2012 (UTC))
BTW, Jtalledo, I'm somewhat new to WP editing and posting; please forgive me if my talk posts scream "newbie"! heh. Full disclosure: I work at Penn State, which is why I know the photo isn't of him. (I will do my best to uphold the WP expectation to keep any/all of my Penn State contributions factual and unbiased.) (Endeavor2 (talk) 01:24, 15 October 2012 (UTC))
No worries. Anyway, the gist is for biographies on living persons, a completely free use image must be used. That is, an image that is freely licensed for even commercial use.
I'll remove the picture that is currently in the infobox, since it may cause confusion. Thanks. --Jtalledo (talk) 13:45, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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