Cool foward. Thanks Danny :) Commenting on message
On 10/15/06, daniwo59(a)aol.com <daniwo59(a)aol.com> wrote:
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From: Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com>
To: wikipedia-l(a)Wikimedia.org, commons-l(a)wikimedia.org
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 11:27:41 -0400
Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Dream a little...
I would like to gather from the community some examples of works you
would like to see made free, works that we are not doing a good job of
generating free replacements for, works that could in theory be
purchased and freed.
Dream big. Imagine there existed a budget of $100 million to purchase
copyrights to be made available under a free license. What would you
like to see purchased and released under a free license?
Photos libraries? textbooks? newspaper archives? Be bold, be specific,
be general, brainstorm, have fun with it.
Copyright property of translations of classical texts that don't have yet a
public domain/free use version, copyright property of best selling books to
allow development of paralel universes and fan-fictions to everyone,
copyright property for a high quality dictionary (monolingual/bilingual) and
copyright property of Scansoft OminiPage to release it under GPL and port do
Unix/Linux OS may be a good start point =D
I was recently asked this question by someone who is potentially in a
position to make this happen, and he wanted to know
what we need, what
we dream of, that we can't accomplish on our own, or that we would
expect to take a long time to accomplish on our own.
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