Hi Ashwin >From what I see on the grant page, the amount requested is around 1.4 lakhs, which is about 33% of the total cost.
Yohann Thomas yohan...@gmail.com On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I've been on a mountaneering expedition myself (Nandad Devi 7817m), > 1993 and love mountains (see > https://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/sarson-patal/). > > I agree that we need good images to cover mountains in India. However, > I cannot see how funding an expedition can be justified from WMF > funds. Costs related to photography could perhaps be justified but not > a complete expedition costing Rs 4.6 lakh rupees or so! It may be > cheaper to pay photographers to surrender copyrights. > > Imho images of mountains, passes & biodiversity while required are not > so vital as to necessitate such expenditure. We need instead to > interact with mountaineers & ask them to donate specific images of > encyclopedic value needed for articles. > > I'd love to see any links to discussions where the community has been > informed about Wikipedia Treks Mountains as such. Till now, I have > never heard of it. > > AshLin > > On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Santanu Chandra <santan...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Dear my fellow Wikipedians, > > > > Greetings from Kolkata, India. > > I am pleased to inform you that we are going to organize a expedition > > project “Wikipedia Treks Kalindi Khal” under “Wikipedia Treks Mountain > “in > > September 2015. > > > > This is a high-altitude trekking expedition from Gangotri to Badrinath in > > the Garhwal Himalayan region of India, targeting all language editions of > > Wikipedia, Commons, Wikspecies, Wikivoyage and other WMF projects. > > > > The overall purpose of Wikipedia Treks Kalindi Khal is to increase the > > material related to Himalayan Range with a free license in Wikimedia > Commons > > and improve the quality and increase the amount of articles about > > diversifying Himalayan mountain range and other respective variety in > > different languages in Wikipedia. Reaching out to the majority of > Himalayan > > mountain range during this trekking program will not only raise awareness > > among various community chapters, but also motivate them to contribute to > > the Wikimedia projects and organize this kind of trekking expedition in > > future. > > > > > > I just need an endorsement from all of you for this unique project > > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Sujay25/Wikipedia_Treks_Kalindi_Khal > > > > Feel free to discuss about the project in the discussion page. > > > > Thanks in advance, > > > > With warm regards, > > > > --- > > Santanu Chandra > > (Schwiki) > > Skype: Santanu731 > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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 > > > > > > -- > Warm regards, > > Ashwin Baindur > ------------------------------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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