[Foundation-l] Wikimedia videos on Internet Archive

Cary Bass cbass at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 15 18:41:03 UTC 2008

Pharos wrote:
> Currently all the Wikimedia videos (of various talks, activities, and
> conferences) on the Internet Archive are in the catch-all Open Source
> Movies collection.
> http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Wikimedia%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies%20AND%20collection%3Aopensource_movies
> Since we have quite a few of them, I suggest that we apply for a
> sub-collection in the Computers & Technology collection.  I've read
> that the usual requirement is for at least twenty videos, and we have
> quite a few more than that.
> http://www.archive.org/details/computersandtechvideos
> This way our videos would be better organized, and have a higher
> profile to the public.
> Who should I contact in WMF for official permission to apply for such
> a sub-collection?
> Thanks

I can't see any way this would harm the work we do, and appears to 
certainly benefit us.  Unless someone can find a compelling reason to go 
against it, I say, go forward.

Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
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