Great work! Let's hope more organisations follow their lead!
Kerry _____ From: wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Russavia Sent: Monday, 14 April 2014 4:52 PM To: Wikimedia Australia Chapter Subject: [Wikimediaau-l] Australian Aid relicences under CC-BY Hi all, Following a request by myself, Australian Aid (under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) today relicenced their Flickr stream from (C) All Rights Reserved to CC-BY. Their stream can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/ Their photos on Commons will be found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_from_the_Department_ of_Foreign_Affairs_and_Trade These photos are not only useful for showing the work of Australian Aid, especially in the Asia/Pacific region, but also for our bilateral relationships with other nations (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Bilateral_relations_of_Australi a), and those nations themselves. If anyone would like to help to categorise these images, I have set up a temporary holding category at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_uploaded_by_Russavia_(DFAT ) -- if categorising be sure to add the relevant bilateral relations category to the image (or create it if we don't already have) and remove the temporary category from the image, whilst leaving in place https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_uploaded_by_Russavia (this is my image upload tracking category). I do ask that anything relating to aviation not have the temporary category removed as I will have further categorisation relating to aviation to do on those images. I am indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia, so I am not able to alert relevant WikiProjects (of which there are a few) as to the existence of these now freely licenced images, nor am I able to get images into use on that project, so this is going to be left up to others; but I would gander a guess that somewhere between 5-15% of images could be put into immediate use on en.wp, with other images which could be used to support creation of new content on that project possibly being in the 5-10% range. Cheers Russavia
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