did I understand correctly, that pictures taking part from national
WLM competition have to follow the copyright rules on local Wikipedia.
And from European competition can take part only pictures that are
free enough for Wikimedia Commons.
on Friday May 13, 2011 there will be an international Wiki Loves Monuments
workshop in Berlin. This workshop will be organized by me and Maarten and
Because we're organizing a European contest, we would like to make sure that
every participating country/region is going to be represented at this
workshop, so that we can coordinate matters, exchange experiences and help
wach other with problems.
*who is coming*
I would like to ask all participating countries to check with themselves who
will be going. There is a maximum of 25 participants, so please restrict
yourself in sending people. There will be no absolute maxima at this stage,
but I ask for your understanding. Please send *asap* on this list who will
be coming. We will then provide you with a code to register.
The costs for this meeting will be 25-35 euro per night, incl breakfast and
your own travel costs. If you are representing a chapter that would like to
join WLM and to attend, but does not have the funds, please send your
details anyway, and let us know that you need financial support. We will
find a way to support you.
The program still will have to be figured out. However, on
can find several topics that will have to be discussed.
This workshop is coupled to the hackathon happening 13-15 May in Berlin too.
This allows for interaction with the developers, and ways to ask them to
help us write tools etc which we need. See for more information about the
hackathon: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Berlin_Hackathon_2011 . If you are
a developer, you will also be able to register there. Some developers might
also attend our workshop. If you're a developer, consider to hang around two
more days :)
If you have any questions, please ask them. I dont have to remind you that
we need to act quickly here, sorry for the delays, because the tickets will
get more expensive etc.
Hello, I'm Elisardo from Wikimedia España.
We'd want to find some documents or presentations to explain WLM project in
meetings with Administrations and companies that could be sponsors or help
us with monument data. We are planning some interviews with other entities
in a few weeks and that kind of documents could be very helpful.
And I'd want to remark too Lodewijk's mail about sharing WLM works. If a
chapter has, for example, a document about ''How to make good photos at
Petroglyphs'', share it!, because if it's useful for you, probably it will
be useful to the others chapters too, and, at the same time, they could help
you to improve that material... It's wiki!! :)
As some here may already know, we will be celebrating WLM in Spain this year. Big challenge, but we hope to make a decent effort. :)
We are aware there is going to be a meet pretty soon in Berlin to discuss WLM in Europe. We would love to send a Wikimedia España/Spain member, Platonides (platonides(a)gmail.com), to learn and discuss and comment all organizational aspects and bring back relevant insights, but we would need financial support to do it. We were wondering if maybe WMDE (or any chapter, really) might be willing to pay the flight ticket and hotel?
We would be immensely grateful for your support. Please let me know who to contact to make this happen.
great to hear! Could you please share the designed materials? Maybe other
countries can use it, or even give suggestions :) A good way of sharing it,
is uploading it on Wikimedia Commons, and putting it in a subcategory of
[[category:Wiki Loves Monuments]].
Update sounds great! Rock on!
2011/4/16 Teele Vaalma <teele.vaalma(a)gmail.com>
> I'd like to say some things about the progress in Estonia :).
> - We have 8 volunteers by now working with the project.
> - We have talked with National Heritage Board and the metropolitan of
> Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church about cooperation on this contest. Also
> we have contacted some sponsors to provide awards.
> - Hand-out materials are designed and will be printed by May.
> - On 5-6 May we will take part of the European Year of Volunteering
> Tour in Tallinn and promote the contest.
> - "Teeme ära" (Let's do it) will be on 7th May. Our team members
> will take part of several events on that day in different locations.
> - We have got all monument data (unique ID-s, names, addresses,
> coordinates), but not yet lists on wiki. List templates are being tested.
> - Domain wikilovesmonuments.ee is being registered.
> - Many thanks to Polish chapter, who makes it possible for Raul and
> Robert to attend WLM meeting in Berlin.
>  http://www.teemeara.ee/
> 2011/4/16 Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>
>> Hi everyone,
>> just another update on where we are with organizing Wiki Loves Monuments
>> for 2011 :) It is a lengthy report, so I will first give a very short glance
>> over the topics. First, I will try to give an understanding where we are
>> with the workshop in Berlin. I will give a short overview of which countries
>> are participating, and discuss some of the details and discussion topics.
>> Finally, I will try to give for each country that expressed interest a short
>> overview of what I know of their status. I would like to ask you to add
>> anything relevant I might have forgotten. I put it at the bottom, so you can
>> skip the countries you don't like ;-) Please at least check your own!
>> = May Meeting / Workshop =
>> From 13 - 15 May there will be an international workshop/meeting  for
>> the coordination on a European level. We would like to see attendees from
>> all participating countries. Unfortunately there is a limit of 25 people, so
>> please keep your delegation limited to 2 per country.
>> All practical information is or will be available through . The
>> currently confirmed attending countries are: Estonia, Finland, France,
>> (Germany), Netherlands, Poland. Still awaiting reply at least from: Spain,
>> Austria, Portugal, Sweden (and all countries not confirmed to participate
>> the contest). Switzerland is unfortunately not able to send someone due to
>> time constraints.
>> If your organization/chapter is not able to cover the travel costs, please
>> just get in touch with me. We will most likely be able to find another
>> chapter to help you cover the costs (Wikimedia Polska is generously already
>> supporting Estonia, and we have had some other offers)
>> Topics to be discussed: Please see  for a brainstorm. Somewhere this
>> weekend I will try to iron out a bit of a clearer list of topics, but your
>> input is needed for that! Please give it, even if it is only "I agree with
>> everything" on the talkpage :)
>> = Participating countries =
>> Based on the information available on Wikimedia Commons , the following
>> countries will be participating: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
>> Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
>> Unclear: Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
>> Norway, Ukrain, United Kingdom
>> Please contact us (via this list ideally) as soon as possible if you have
>> any information about the "unclear" category of countries :) If you
>> definitely will not participate, we also would like to know. If I forgot any
>> country, please let us know too.
>> = Other topics =
>> == Logo contest ==
>> Delphine launched a logo contest last week, and the number of submissions
>> is astonishing! Thanks a lot everybody, it is great to see such enthusiasm.
>> More information and voting (starting April 17): 
>> == Mailing lists ==
>> Some countries have created their own mailing list you can join for local
>> discussions, please do so! If you would like a mailing list for your country
>> organization, Wikimedia Nederland has offered to create one for you. Current
>> existing mailing lists (please add if we forgot one): Spain (
>> http://lists.wmnederland.nl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/wlm-es), Netherlands
>> Poland (link?)
>> ** Tools (Maarten, can you help?)
>> == Tooling ==
>> The big monuments database [
>> at the Toolserver is slowly expanding. It currently has 13 sources of
>> information. More work needs to be done to make this data easily accessible.
>> Requirements and progess is documented at
>> We need more people to help! Your help would be very much appreciated. We
>> will work on tooling at the meeting in Berlin too, but most important is
>> that you share what you are doing! Please communicate if you work on
>> something. We try to make everything scalable to all participating European
>> = Overview per country =
>> Please note this information is based on (by definition) outdated and
>> incomplete data. Add any information I might have forgotten please. I'll
>> keep it short. The full progress table is available on [
>> please update that as well when something is outdated! Especially the
>> contacts are very helpful.
>> Just to be clear: I am thrilled about all the work being done! The
>> overview below is mainly focussing on the problems, so please dont take that
>> the wrong way :) I am so happy to see everything happening everywhere! Just
>> know that we love to help where we can, and advise where needed.
>> == Andorra ==
>> Likely to participate with the help from our friends from Amical!
>> Wonderful news, just another country. To be confirmed.
>> == Austria ==
>> Austria is working hard on their lists (see
>> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProjekt_Denkmalpflege/%C3%96ster… )
>> - a lot of work still to be done. This work is being done from their
>> "denkmal projekt" and not just related to WLM. Help is likely appreciated.
>> Uclear what the status of WLM-organization and cooperations with partners
>> is. WLM page on Commons is still a red link.
>> == Denmark ==
>> Working with their potential partners to see what is possible. Checking
>> out any legal issues. Seem to have complete lists already (?). Some links on
>> Commons would be helpful! The number of volunteers is still low, so I think
>> help is appreciated.
>> == Estonia ==
>> Seems to be going well - group of active volunteers, but it is unclear
>> what the status is of lists, partners etc. Anyone can add more info?
>> == Finland ==
>> Has addresses and a number of geo coordinates available - is working out
>> with the government partner now what data they can get and use for WLM. No
>> link yet to project pages, will send one representative to Berlin. Please
>> add project page.
>> == France ==
>> Work is being done, and volunteers are being enthusiast. It is unclear
>> what exactly the status is, but at the General Meeting some weeks ago, there
>> was apparently a fruitful discussion. JF, care to give a short update
>> == Germany ==
>> The list of volunteers enthusiast about it, is growing. The chapter is
>> supporting the organization actively, so that is promiseful. The main worry
>> is the huge amount of monuments in the country, combined with the
>> decentralized structure of list keeping. Much work to be done to collect the
>> lists. Progress depends a lot on the state.
>> == Netherlands ==
>> Lists are already finished from last year. Contacts laid with several
>> partners, one of them offered to do PR for us, others want to help in other
>> ways. Meeting with volunteers somewhere in the coming weeks.
>> == Poland ==
>> Still working with the government to get useful lists available.
>> Contacting potential partners for cooperations. Exact status unclear, bottle
>> neck with the raw data.
>> == Portugal ==
>> Lists are there, addresses are still missing. Working on getting the right
>> partners/sponsors, and getting a good online environment (tools). Also
>> preparing the website and rules.
>> == Spain ==
>> Two organizations working on this, Wikimedia España and Amical - hopefully
>> in good harmony. Exact model still unclear. Spain is the only participating
>> country with European heritage days in October. Setting up a multilingual
>> system, and some regions are more complete than others.
>> == Sweden ==
>> Indicated to participate, but haven't heard much about it. Still mainly in
>> the preperatory phase.
>> == Switzerland ==
>> There are monument lists, completeness is unclear. Monuments have already
>> been added to the monument database including geo location. Seems quite well
>> : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011
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