Congrats to everyone who made this happen.
This is a wonderful development indeed!
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:16 AM, Nitika Tandon <nitika(a)cis-india.org> wrote:
> Greetings from CIS-A2K!
> We request the pleasure of your company at the event 'Re-releasing Konkani
> Vishwakosh & Building Konkani Wikipedia' . The event will take place on the
> 26th September, Thursday,10am - 11am at the Conference Hall, Goa
> University, Taleigao.
> Upon CIS-A2K' explicit request, Goa University has approved the re-release
> of Konkani Vishwakosh under Creative Commons License (CC‐BY‐SA 3.0) to make
> it freely available to public and thus preserve Konkani language and
> culture in the digital era. This encyclopedia will also serve as one of the
> main sources of building and writing articles on Konkani Wikipedia (which
> is currently under incubation).
> This is a major win for the Wikimedia movement in India. This is,
> probably, the first time ever a State run higher education institution has
> re-released copyrighted content under Creative Commons. Hope more such
> initiatives will be underway to "Let the Knowledge Go around"!
> We'd like you to be a part of this event and help showcase Konkani
> community and language on a global digital platform such as Konkani
> Please see the link for the invite. We look forward to seeing you at
> the event.
> Nitika Tandon
> Program Manager
> Access to Knowledge
> The Centre for Internet & Society
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On behalf of CIS-A2K, I am glad to share with you that GOA University has
signed an MoU with CIS-A2K.
As part of this MoU Goa University and CIS-A2K will work together to
digitize “Konkani Vishwakosh” under Creative Common license and build a
Digital Knowledge Partnership in order to enhance digital literacy in the
Konkani language and facilitate collaborative knowledge production and
disseminate the same free of cost through Kokani Wikipedia (currently under
incubation). Gos University and CIS-A2K will co-design and jointly
implement relevant training programmes to achieve this objective.
CIS-A2K is grateful for the support and encouragement received from the Goa
University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Satish Shetye; Prof. Alito Siqueira; Prof.
Priyadarshini Tadkodkar; Dr. Madhavi Sardesai; Dr. Gopakumar; and other
faculty of Goa University.
We are also equally grateful to Wikipedians Harriet Vidyasagar and
Frederick Noronha who have engaged with CIS-A2K team and been a constant
source of support.
Wish us best of luck!