Congratulations with the photographs Tinu. Should we start one here too?
Srikanth R.

On 11 April 2011 12:58, CherianTinu Abraham <> wrote:

> The project brought in more than 1000 free images to Wikimedia Commons in
> 10 days.
> <>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:06 AM, CherianTinu Abraham <
> > wrote:
>> *The Hindu : "Malayalam Wiki all set to expand database"*
>> *
>> The Malayalam Wiki is on a roll. After winning accolades for its
>> innovative endeavours, the Malayalam Wiki continues to hog the limelight
>> with its latest project titled, ‘Malayalam Wikimediayaye Snehikkunnu'
>> (Malayalam loves Wikimedia).
>> Inspired by the resounding success of Wiki projects elsewhere—like ‘London
>> loves Wikimedia'—the new Malayalam Wiki project seeks to expand the
>> Malayalam Wiki repositories of free-to-access and use knowledge by adding
>> copyright-free news and feature photographs concerning Malayalam users.
>> “During the two-week project period between April 2 and April 17, we intend
>> to sensitise Malayalam Wiki contributors and users to enrich Malayalam Wiki
>> ventures by contributing free-to-use photographs. Despite boasting over
>> 17,000 articles on a variety of topics, the Malayalam Wiki can't claim to
>> have many copyright-free pictures. Hence the project,” maintains Shiju
>> Alex, Malayalam Wiki activist and coordinator.
>> The timing of the project couldn't have been any better, given the
>> forthcoming assembly polls. “This is the time you get to photograph the
>> State's prominent political personalities. We have articles on many of them,
>> but most of their available photographs are copyrighted,” he says. Four days
>> into the project, over 400 free-to-use photographs have been generated by
>> Malayalam Wiki users across the globe and uploaded into
>> and
>> Besides political leaders, the project seeks to obtain copyright-free
>> photographs of places of historical significance; monuments; institutions of
>> governance including local bodies; noted personalities in the State's social
>> and cultural spheres as part of the project. “The two-week project period is
>> just a token observance. The exercise is sure to stay on further,” says Mr.
>> Alex. Contributors are encouraged to provide material besides additional
>> information pertaining to the photographs they upload. They have also been
>> asked to give, if possible, the geo-coding (on-map location coordinates) of
>> the photographs. An FAQ on the objectives and mode of implementation of the
>> project is available on the Malayalam Wiki page announcing it. A help mail,
>>, has also been set up to field queries. Wiki activists Rajesh
>> Odayanchal and Ajay Kuyiloor have designed a unique logo and
>> advertisement for the project.
>> *
>> Regards
>> Tinu Cherian
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