[Foundation-l] BitTorrent Downloads of enwiki Images

Rory Stolzenberg rory096 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 12:50:51 UTC 2007

On 3/9/07, Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:
> I have compiled the entire library of Wikipedia's images and have a
> bittorrent server ready to export this library on the internet.  I am
> awaiting
> word back from the Foundation for approval to enable the torrents.
> I have developed an automated C based server system which mirrors all
> Wikipedia images and compiles them into .bz2 archives as a library based
> on XML revision and dump.   When I get final approval, I will export
> these torrents to allow the images to be available from the internet.
> I will be in Arizona meeting with Dine (Navajo) folks next week on their
> projects, but will have email access.
> The torrents will be available at
> http://www.wikigadugi.org:2780
> At some point.  I will let folks know when and if the Foundation has
> approved this.
> :-)
> Jeff

The Foundation does not own the copyright to (almost) all of those pictures.
Why do you need approval from them? As long as they're distributed according
to the terms of their licenses (assuming you aren't using copyrighted images
that Wikipedia uses under a claim of fair use), you don't need any

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