2017-05-17 10:38 GMT-07:00 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>:
> Heh, I remember Mr Wales asking what could the movement do with a million
> dollars some time around 2006.
That question was about a hundred million, actually:


Many of those suggestions are interesting to read a decade later:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Copyright_wishlist (and talk page)

Some of the proposals have become reality since 2006, e.g.:

* sheet music - the Petrucci library/IMSLP, founded that year, seems
to be doing a fairly good job here, at least regarding PD classical
music (using MediaWiki no less)

* free maps and geodata - OSM

* all academic papers in JSTOR that are public domain - by JSTOR
itself (but only partially, and not before Aaron Swartz became

* Happy Birthday - via legal means (exposed as copyfraud via academic
research and subsequently freed by lawsuit)

Regards, HaeB (T. Bayer)

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