Those are great ways to go ahead later. As of now, we need the team to get
together so that such things are possible, horses before the cart so to say.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 9:52 AM, <> wrote:

>  There is a bot on commons that scans flickr for copyright free images and
> uploads them to commons - so those are already there in probability.
> What I suggest is making a list of missing images (eg. there is a category
> of requested images in Mumbai, Im sure there must be other such categories
> related to other places in India) then find them on places like flickr (a
> lot will already be there) and request the uploader to change the license to
> allow use on Wikipedia. Some will agree (personally tried and tested, I know
> a few other users use this technique as well).
> Kind Regards,
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> Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:50:00 +0530
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> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Online Volunteers needed for "India Loves
> Wikipedia" - Outreach
> This is relevant to all those who have written to the various lists and
> asked how one can participate. volunteer or help in any way.
> We need people to upload images to Wikimedia Commons.
>    - We face a problem in that photographers are willing to go out & shoot
>    and donate images. But they are unfamiliar with Commons and do not upload 
> it
>    there. However, we find that they know Flickr and are willing to upload it
>    under a suitable Creative Commons license.
>    - There are hundreds of free images on the net, we can show you how to
>    locate them. These can be uploaded to Commons. We are at this point of time
>    interested in images pertaining to India only.
> It is a job requiring patience, care for details and intelligence as the
> images need to be categorised also. Where relevant we would like to add them
> to articles too.
> We need a small TEAM of three to five - people, age, sex, religion, etc,
> etc, no bar, except that they should have:
> * Knowledge of uploading images to Commons
> * know how to categorise
> * know how to load images into Wikipedia
> * Possess good judgement.
> * Possess an abiding love for Wikipedia and willing to contribute to it.
> If you are interested, let us know. This is a serious commitment under the
> "India Loves Wikipedia" initiative. Dont apply if just for "time paas".
> Helpers will be awarded barnstars at a suitable date after the project is
> done.
> Warm regards,
> Ashwin Baindur
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