We are uploading pictures from the "Geograph" project. This is a British project that aims to have pictures from all of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is great software, they are great people and if you are interested, we could look into localising the software into Indian languages, we could look into a default license and uploading straight into Commons.
PS I do realise that India covers a much bigger territory but it does not need to be concluded next year or the year after ..
PS We could look into combining it with functionality of OpenStreetMap
We have to make it easier for participants to upload the photos and
release them under CC. Commons upload tool is too complicated for a
novice. Flickr copyrights photos by default. People forget to set the
copyright to CC or tag them correctly.
My suggestion would be to setup a Facebook fan page and allow user
uploads. We can add a text on the page mentioning all uploads will be
automatically treated as CC. This is similar to text that appears
below Wikipedia edit box.
On Feb 5, 2010, at 11:28 AM, Utkarshraj Atmaram <email@example.com>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Abhi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Count me in! But coordinating something like this at the national
>> level wont
>> be easy. Ahh, this is exciting :)
> Hi Abhi,
> While emulating Britain Loves Wikipedia and involving museums and
> cultural institutions will be a huge task, using online social media
> will be much easier.
> Articles on famous colleges like NMIMS, popular dishes like Dal Baati
> and notable companies like Indian Express Group don't have a
> photograph! There are a number of young Indian internet users on
> Facebook and Twitter. We just want them to catch a snap of their
> college, company, the food they eat... That shouldn't be difficult.
> All we need to do is reach out to them. This can be done through
> Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, blogs and other media.
> Utkarshraj Atmaram
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