Dear all,

I would like to share another important topic related to the subject of this
mail. Malayalam wikipedians have started the map
project<http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%80%E0%B4%A1%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AF:%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B4%A6%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%A7%E0%B4%A4%E0%B4%BF/%E0%B4%AD%E0%B5%82%E0%B4%AA%E0%B4%9F%E0%B4%A8%E0%B4%BF%E0%B5%BC%E0%B4%AE%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%AE%E0%B4%BE%E0%B4%A3%E0%B4%82>to
create free-license maps of entire Kerala. Our aim is to create
separate
maps for all the 970 grama panchayats of Kerala. These maps will go upto
ward level.

As some of you already know
User:Planemad<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad>(Arun Ganesh)
has created maps for most of the Indian States. We are
extending Arun's work by doing the Panchayath level maps.

As of now, almost all the articles about villages of India in English and
Malayalam wikipedia (may be other Indic wikipedias also) are lacking maps
that go to the Panchayath level. Most of the time we are satisfying
ourselves with district level or state level maps.

We want the support from other interested indic wikipedians to extend this
project for the other Indian states. If few more people can join we can
expand this as a Commons project.

You can easily be part of this effort if you have working knowledge in
Inkscape or similar softwares. Please mail me if you are interested to be
part of this project.

Shiju









On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Yeah this is true. There are many such reports recently.
>
> Among many wikipedians also there is a common misconception that all the
> content and images in wikipedia are copyright-free. :)
>
> May be we need to start using the word *Copyleft *to address all the free
> licenses. Usgae of words like Creative commons/GFDL and so on may confuse
> people who doesn't have much aware about free licenses.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Anivar Aravind 
> <anivar.arav...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM, CherianTinu Abraham
>> <tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The Hindu : "Now, copyright-free maps of States, districts, panchayats"
>> > http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article1697940.ece
>>
>> In the last few news reports , the "copyright free" phrase is
>> repeating. This is worrying.
>> I think we should try to correct the reporters or try to give an
>> explanation about the
>> copyright of wiki project content. All the content in wiki projects are
>> not
>> "copyright free", but uses a permissive copyright or copyleft as its
>> is popularly known.
>>
>> I think Wiki Activists also need this sensitizations to communicate
>> licensing well to reporters & public.
>>
>> Anivar
>>
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