Fabulous news and should be emulated in other states.
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1. Government of Tamil Nadu orders its departments and
institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA (Ravishankar)
2. Re: Government of Tamil Nadu orders its departments and
institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:41:53 +0530
From: Ravishankar <ravidreams(a)gmail.com>
To: wikimediaindia-l <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Government of Tamil Nadu orders its
departments and institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA
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Tamil Development and Information Department of Government of Tamil Nadu
has issued a Government Order (Number: 105, Date: 01. 07. 2016) to Tamil
University, Thanjavur and all other government departments and institutions
to release all their publications, archives and collections under Creative
Commons by Share-Alike license.
This Government Order has got the approval from the TN Government's Legal
Department and issued by the order of Governor of Tamil Nadu. The order can
be seen here
We have asked for a copy of this order in English.
This order comes as part of the public policy initiatives undertaken
through the collaboration between Global Tamil Wikimedia Community and
Tamil Virtual Academy <https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/4o7x> (TVA).
The community recognizes this as a significant milestone in spreading free
knowledge for the benefit of Tamils. We also hope that this sets a good
precedent for all government institutions across the country. We thank the
Government of Tamil Nadu, former director of TVA Mr. T. Udhayachandran I.
A. S., and Assistant Director of TVA Mr. Thamizhpparithi Maari who played a
key role in getting this order issued.