On 04/07/14 00:26, rupert THURNER wrote: > did anybody of you already have contact with the red cross or the icrc? > concerning wikipedia, offline, commons, maps, wikinews? would there be > any topic interesting for a cooperation?
Yes; one librarian from the ICRC photo department recently visited one of Wikimedia CH's Wikipermanences ( http://frwp.org/Wikipédia:WikiPermanence/Suisse ). They are currently at the (very) early stage of developing a policy for the global diffusion of their images, and are checking all possible options. They have a large stock of pictures that could potentially be distributed (meaning: not the ones documenting e.g. recent prisoners of wars, etc). Their main worry seems to be "how do we make sure that people do not use the pictures in a way we're not happy with", so they are not ready (yet) to go down the free license route... But we had a long discussion about possible scenarios, describing what other institutions have done, etc. It seems to be a bit early for a more formal contact, but we're keeping in touch with them. And the fact that they initiated contact is a good start. Frédéric _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>