I have asked for this for several months now, but it seems that those who
actually can do something prefer to use extreme delay policy here. I propose
to hijack one of the currently inactive Wikimedia Wikis, and just start
this. I'm tired of waiting.
On Tue, 17 Aug 2004 22:24:56 +0200 Gerard Meijssen <gerardm(a)myrealbox.com>
There has been much talk about starting a repository for all kinds of
media. Pictures etc that have a license compatible with the ideas of
wikimedia. The idea lives to have one repository for all pictures so that
we need to store it only once.
The idea lives to make Wikicommons ?? the location where the userid's for
the wikimedia projects may live.
Anyway, Wikicommons does not exist and we have all these harddrives full of
our digital snapshots.that may eventually end up on wikisomewhere. Wouldn't
it be nice to start Wikicommons and have a place to dump these pictures now
for people to find?
Yes, we cannot use Wikicommons pictures in the diverse projects yet, but
now we do not have the pictures either. What is stopping us from creating
this space and get something going ??
Personally I have nice pictures from within the Vatican, a scull of a Homo
erectus etc etc. I have been to many musea and I have pictures a plenty
from Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Brussels, Oostvaardersplassen. I am sure
that I am not the only one with interesting pictures that are usefull to
Please let us start the Wikicommons and add functionality when we think of
some, when we program some.
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