Hi Ashutosh,

Please confirm that you have the skills to upload images to Commons. Please upload one Creative Commons Attribution required image from Flickr and categorise it and send me the commons page link.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM, ASHUTOSH . <ashutosh24dec@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Ashwin,

I am interested. Please consider my application.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.baindur@gmail.com> wrote:
This is relevant to all those who have written to the various lists and asked how one can participate. volunteer or help in any way.

We need people to upload images to Wikimedia Commons.
  • We face a problem in that photographers are willing to go out & shoot and donate images. But they are unfamiliar with Commons and do not upload it there. However, we find that they know Flickr and are willing to upload it under a suitable Creative Commons license.
  • There are hundreds of free images on the net, we can show you how to locate them. These can be uploaded to Commons. We are at this point of time interested in images pertaining to India only.
It is a job requiring patience, care for details and intelligence as the images need to be categorised also. Where relevant we would like to add them to articles too. 

We need a small TEAM of three to five - people, age, sex, religion, etc, etc, no bar, except that they should have:
* Knowledge of uploading images to Commons
* know how to categorise
* know how to load images into Wikipedia
* Possess good judgement.
* Possess an abiding love for Wikipedia and willing to contribute to it.

If you are interested, let us know. This is a serious commitment under the "India Loves Wikipedia" initiative. Dont apply if just for "time paas".

Helpers will be awarded barnstars at a suitable date after the project is done.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

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