Dear Lodewijk :
In the Catalan Wikipedia are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the
Catalan edition along with the 10th anniversary of the wiki you can see
the whole series of events that we make in
. Among these is the mentioned first
digital photography competition of Alghero.
This contest is held together with Alghero city (the jury will be
chaired by the Mayor and has requested and obtained the permission of
various organizations such as protected areas and natural parks). The
contest helds the participation and collaboration of public institutions
of Alghero. The gestation of the competition is prior to the call of the
From WM-IT people who organized this competition received an email
indicating the legal questions surrounding the Italian legislation:
known the doubt we will get in touch with the councill of Alghero and
the council's attorney has assured us that the photographs of the
monuments does not violate any law and that could be made freely.
Use of WML:
The text reads: "The competition wants to celebrate 10 years of
Wikipedia in Catalan at the same time showing the accession of the
Catalan community of Wikipedians international project in Sardinia, in
this sense we consider our prize inserted into the Wikimedia Mind
Campaign "Wiki Loves Monuments."
WLM has been cited as a specific request from people who are working on
this: our intention was to promote competition by making the WLM know
by the participating in the contest trying to improve someone
interested in this. Simply.
Organization of the photos upload system:
Since the contest takes place outside Alghero contest dates WML we
considered that it was based on organitzariem more comfortable for all
who are involved in organizing the competition. In agreement with the
sponsors are organizing the mail system for later upload pictures to
commons (Amical people that will work).
I hope my response clarifies doubts despite my bad English.
Al 09/03/2011 0:02, En/na Lodewijk ha escrit:
I am sorry, but something has been miscommunicated I am afraid. By
accident, I found out about
It says a few things I am not really happy about. First of all, it
uses "Wiki loves Monuments" for a quite general competition, starting
next week. It is of course up to the local organizers to organize
contests, but please if you want to make it a Wiki Loves Monuments,
then stick to roughly the same time frame and rule sets. If you
persist in a different timeframe, it is a different contest, and I
would appreciate it if you would avoid confusion with Wiki Loves
Second, there were concerns expressed about the legal status of such
contest in Italy, which was the reason for Wikimedia Italia
(unfortunately) to not participate because they considered it legally
impossible because of Italian copyright. As far as I am aware, Alguer
lies in Italy, and falls under Italian law. Therefore, I am doubtful
about this - I don't say it is impossible, but it definitely needs
Thirdly, it uses *email* as submission method. This is problematic in
several ways. It does not provide an easy workflow, does not
familiarize people with Wikimedia's uploading system, and put
wikipedia down as having an editorial council, which accepts content
by email. I would find it very unwise to offer this as main upload
tool. Tools will be developed in all participating languages in due
time, but you will have to stick to the same timeframe for that.
Finally, I see big issues with requesting such private data of
contestants - you are asking for social security numbers etc - I am
personally I would find this totally unacceptable both as a contestant
and as an organizer.
Of course I might have misinterpreted the page, my Italian is existing
of a few words, and I need to use translation devices to properly
understand the page, but there seem to be some big issues. Is there
anyone here who is responsible for this contest and who can perhaps
explain and help solve the misunderstandings?
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