is Instagram compatible with Creative Commons?
Can I upload *my* Instagram pics on Commons (so could it be used for WLM)?
Please consider that I'm not suggesting Instagram pics are good for WLM
(they are filtered and all, probably not very suitable for illustrating
monuments on Wikipedia)
but is a legal matter.
We shall need a good international team to have another successful version
of Wiki Loves Monuments after 2014. The team should comprise of experience
volunteers who have conducted WLM or any such event in their country.
There are numerous tasks and first task will be to hunt and find our
countries who shall be willing to organise Wiki Loves Monuments again. To
brief, the International Team is more of coordinating with all
participating countries and without proper coordination, there will be no
international competition for WLM 2015.
Been in the international team is also more of applying for grant,
documenting, following up and keeping track of status of all participating
countries. Time to be spent may vary according to the skill of team
members; more the skills and people, lesser the burden; however you can
assume 10 hours a week during the contest (just horrifying).
Would you be interested to be part of international team for WLM 2015,
please send me a brief introduction of yourself and also a note on how you
would benefit the international team. Please send the same by 6th of Jan.
Regards from Mumbai,
On January 1 we celebrate Public Domain Day  as many works of authors
who died 70+ years ago now enter the public domain and can be used freely.
Let us be aware: copyright is temporary. It only lasts during the authors
lifetime and 70 years afterwards (in most countries). During those years it
is limiting Wikipedia and her sister projects in showing works of art,
literature, public art and buildings in countries without freedom of
panorama , and more in the articles. But now a new batch is freed from
An overview of images and texts that are restored or added to the Wikimedia
Commons, are collected on:
Many of these files still need a place in articles. You can help!
You can also help by uploading new files of subjects that are freed of
You can also help by tagging all requests for deletion pages with the
category when the file can be restored, which is/was deleted. 
As I follow the log of restored files this week, more images and texts will
follow. If still files or texts are missing in the list, let me know or add
A very happy Public Domain Day!
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain_Day
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama
 - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Undeletion_requests