Hi, I have a maybe problematic issue. Today I decided it was definitely
time to create a first portal with wikimedia software dedicated to
Maiori, the town where I live (www.maiorinostra.net
) now I took quite a
lot of pictures from here which I would like to upload to commons in
oder to allow anyone to use them. As you know: uploading is a pain in
the neck. On the other hand I am creating this portal where all texts
are under GFDL. And really I think uploading photos twice doesn't make
any sense - and furthermore my aim is to create a group of people who
start contributing to the other wikimedia projects as well. My small
project here will allow me to show people how to add contents and how to
use it (shops may add their own page, kids may create their own page etc.).
I have no problems to link to wikibooks inserting exercises for my
pupils there and sending them there to download - sending them to read
on wikisource and having them translate (not too difficult) articles
from wikipedia with the help of wiktionary (adding terms if they don't
find them there), but I have a real problem with images - it would just
double my work and I belive that inserting immages from commons and
promote the use of it sooner or later people will contribute - I know it
will take time, but starting things on a very low local level will help
to open up minds. So please: how can I include single pictures from
commons on an external wiki?
Thank you for any hint!