Hi all, Though I agree in principle that the inclusion of money in any open-source movement disrupts the eco-system of volunteers. However, the small prize-model for encouraging contributions is benign, with offers potentially greater benefits.
For example, Wikimedia Indonesia's project Cipta<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Cipta>generated thousands of articles and hundreds of thousands of contributions in local languages of the Indonesia. The project ran throughout the year and incentivized editing through a prize-model. I think it is okay to distribute small prizes once in a while to get some publicity and to try and get the attention of potential long-term contributors. Funds channeled through volunteers and to support volunteer programs can be effectively utilized through such programs. Volunteers are also cash-efficient and directly responsible to the community. Yours sincerely, Anirudh Bhati +855 975 529 803 Skype: anirudhsbh On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote: > I agree with Mr. Mohandas [not Pai] above. Incentives for Wiki takes > Cities is a big NO NO. And as for Flickr donation, I'm all for it. > During WP taketh Chennai, we had a ton of Flickr donations, which > Logic and Ganesh uploaded. Infact, we had a mini backlog which is why > I uploaded six. If we have Flickr or Picasa donations this time too, I > don't minding sitting and sorting before uploading, provided it > happens before Jan 17th. > > -- > Regards, > Srikanth Ramakrishnan. > Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th. > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore > Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll Plaza. > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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