[Foundation-l] Wikimedia and public sector involvement, connections
rcheol at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 08:14:35 UTC 2009
The local government of Seoul, Korea, is preparing to donate some of
For the donation they approached to the bureaucrats of ko.wp, because
we don't have a local chapter in Korea.
Finally they decided to publish them in a major web portal in Korea in
condition of free license. The portal donated an encyclopedia last
year, so they have some experience to add the contents. I think it's
I hope the foundation would promote contents donation in addition to
raising fund. The promotion would really work for the WP projects
which don't yet have critical mass to evolve dramatically.
You could refer to this page for the case (sorry, it's in Korean):
I would like to write some lines after the donation soon.
2009/2/16 Bence Damokos <bdamokos at gmail.com>:
> Dear all,I was wondering if any of you know of cases where there has been
> any (official) connection between members of the public sector and projects
> of Wikimedia (or other independent projects under free licences).
> I would be interested in cases, when for example
> * the local government has used for example Wikisource to publish its
> statutes or provided other kinds of content for it
> * the legislative has included material from Wikipedia in the explanatory
> section of their bills
> * members of the public sector approached the WMF (or its chapters) for
> advice on free licences and their use in the public sector.
> I would be interested in cases outside Wikimedia, where a government has
> chosen open content licences to publish their data.
> I have heard of some cases that would fit one of the above categories (e.g.
> the Dutch government releasing some photos) but I have not found a
> comprehensive list to judge the extent of the possible cooperation that
> might be going on.
> Thank you,
> Bence Damokos
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