Okay, guys.  This is uber-cool stuff.  Hats off! :)

How about a workshop on training Wikimedians on map-creation?  I would
love to participate.

Yours sincerely,

Anirudh Bhati

00 91 9328712208
Skype: anirudhsbh



On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I would like to share another important topic related to the subject of this
> mail. Malayalam wikipedians have started the map project 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 (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
>
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> 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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