Le Sat, 02 Nov 2013 02:56:30 +0100, Steven Walling
<steven.wall...@gmail.com> a écrit:
On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote:
A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos)
takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware. Towards
the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts
buy and photograph more systems as part of an online museum.
Anyone know if this is the first Wikimedia-related Kickstarter
has it happened before? What do people think about someone raising
contribute photos to Commons? How does that fit in the debate about paid
editing? To me it has a very different feel than, say, Wiki-PR. But...
This guy is a free culture badass. :-)
I wish more Commons contributors could promote and support their work
this. This project makes me think about other high quality photo
collections, such as the many featured pictures of vintage computers or
rocks and minerals. The list goes on and on.
Like others have hinted at, both chapters and the WMF can potentially
out grants to support photography projects like this. I wonder if Evan
that or considered it? I'd love to hear feedback from him about why he
Kickstarter was fruitful, and how it compares to our large grants
infrastructure in the Wikimedia movement.
A small point about possible explanation for using Kickstarter is to reach
other communities/public than the traditional Wikimedia communities and
framework. In this sense it is also an outreach channel.
I find this type of funding is original in our movement, and moreover the
project appears to be conducted with a good quality, so why not?
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