This isnt a commercial application the money goes to enable him acquire the
physical consols to photographs from there the consols are being given
over to museum afterwards for on going care and public display/access.
Where the Wiki-PR was a commercial application specifically to make a
profit that offered assurances on establishing notability and article
Taking photographs is an expensive hobby but again the person doesnt appear
to be asking for money to obtain personal equipment only funds to purchase
the units, and is offering the result up for free... An interesting aspect
is that those that donate can get the RAW files, maybe Commons could
explore allowing raw files to uploaded....
On 2 November 2013 07:03, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com> wrote:
That's the first one I have heard of.
Kickstarters such as this are fantastic, and I am glad to see it was
The debate is (or should be) about paid advocacy, not paid editing. Many
people are paid in part to help add free knowledge, often by popular
demand, to the commons. Wiki-PR evaded the en:wp guidelines about paid
advocacy, published their own third-party articles to fake the appearance
of multiple independent sources, and used socks to hide their connection.
These are not comparable.
On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com> wrote:
A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons
takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware. Towards
the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to
buy and photograph more systems as part of an online museum.
Anyone know if this is the first Wikimedia-related Kickstarter campaign,
has it happened before? What do people think about someone raising ~$13k
contribute photos to Commons? How does that fit in the debate about paid
editing? To me it has a very different feel than, say, Wiki-PR. But...
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