*DNA : "Wikimedia Commons to feature more of Ahmedabad"* http://epaper.dnaindia.com/epapermain.aspx?pgNo=4&edcode=1310005&eddate=2012-1-01 http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_wikimedia-commons-to-feature-more-of-ahmedabad_1632194
*Members of Wikipedia's Wikimedia Commons (a repository of free images, sound and other multimedia files which may be used in other projects on the Wikimedia servers) will move around in Ahmedabad on January 3 from 8.30am to 1pm clicking pictures of prominent places of the city and will upload them on the internet through Creative Commons Licenses.* * * *Explaining this, treasurer, Wikimedia India, Anirudh Bhati, informed that under the aegis of this license, pictorial facts about the city will be available to users free of cost. "The license is called, 'Creative Commons Attribution - Sharealike License' and under this licensing certificate, we can release to media in a manner that can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes without any royalty. Even now people make use of pictures without paying royalty, but that is unethical", Bhati said.* * * *Currently, pictures and matter available online are copyright of authors. However, this licence will help end users to download pictures and also modify them as per their requirements, without explicit permission of the authors, Bhati said.* * * *"By the release of creative works, free of cost, we are trying to create culture and environment which is free."* * * *"For this purpose, on January 3, nearly 230 people will gather outside Gandhi Ashram. We will divide the group into four teams and will coordinate accordingly. These pictures will then be uploaded in Wikimedia Commons and will be made available to all Wikipedias", Bhati informed. Noopur Raval,another member of Wikimedia India, said: "This will help us place Ahmedabad city on the global world."* Regards Tinu Cherian pr...@wikimedia.in http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news Important Note : The publisher ( DNA ) of the above news article owns the copyrights of the article / content. Request to kindly not reproduce or circulate the content further. The information is only shared only with an internal community who have been featured on this article. All copyrights are duly acknowledged.
_______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l