Indeed, this is a great achievement :) I look forward to seeing how it
improves our aviation articles on Wikipedia.

Steve
On 17/03/2014 2:03 pm, "Liam Wyatt" <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Now that's a pretty damn cool release!
> Just looking through the flickr stream I can see some pics that we will
> have no use for (staff Halloween party, anyone?) but a *whole bunch* that
> we can - individual airframes, maintenance work underway, plane interiors
> (inc. the cockpit) and fittings, ground equipment, security/emergency
> drills... Useful for much more than just articles specifically relating to
> Jetstar itself.
>
> I've often advocated to commercial organisations that since the *point* of
> their taking marketing photos is to get people to use them, making them
> available to us to potentially use is a big opportunity. While we don't use
> them in an directly promotional way, surely having *your* product being
> available to be used as the canonical visual representation of its category
> on the relevant Wikipedia (in this case for example a Boeing plane painted
> in your company colours) is a good business-case to make to their marketing
> and legal teams! Congratulations on making this argument successfully
> Russavia.
>
>
> wittylama.com
> Peace, love & metadata
>
>
> On 17 March 2014 13:38, Russavia <russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I have been quite active in recent months in getting photos on Flickr
>> relicenced, and have been quite successful in this. Aside from individual
>> photographers, some of the organisations which have relicenced their photos
>> after my request include Maersk Line, Austrian Airlines, Bahrain
>> International Airport, Brussels Airport, Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign
>> Affairs, Uri Tours (North Korean tour agency), amongst others. These photos
>> are now on Wikimedia Commons.
>>
>> This morning, after months of "persistence" (using their words), Jetstar
>> Airways, the Qantas low-cost subsidiary, kindly relicenced their photos on
>> their Flickr stream at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetstarairways/from 
>> CC-BY-NC-SA to CC-BY-SA, thereby allowing the usage of their photos on
>> Wikimedia projects. The airline has also changed its default licence so
>> that future Flickr uploads will be CC-BY-SA.
>>
>> I have taken the liberty of uploading their stream to Wikimedia Commons
>> and their photos are now available at
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_by_Jetstar_Airways.
>> There will, of course, be a lot of categorisation work and cleanup to be
>> done on these images, which I will be getting done.
>>
>> I wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank Jetstar for
>> relicencing their photos and in turn supporting the free culture movement.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Scotty
>>
>>
>>
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