[Foundation-l] Request: WMF commitment as a long term cultural archive?
Ziko van Dijk
zvandijk at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 2 12:24:37 UTC 2011
There should be no explicit statement because the WMF holds it
self-evident to preserve. The bigger problem might be the project
scope. I don't know what kind of images your academic partners wishes
2011/6/2 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> It is the explicit goal of the Wikimedia Foundation to make information
> available for as long as it exist. In addition to this, there are several
> copies at the Internet Archive.
> If there is no statement that satisfies your need, it will not be hard for
> the WMF board to come up with one. Having such a statement by tomorrow is a
> bit much to ask for.
> On 2 June 2011 13:29, Fae <faenwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm taking part in an images discussion workshop with a number of
>> academics tomorrow and could do with a statement about the WMF's long
>> term commitment to supporting Wikimedia Commons (and other projects)
>> in terms of the public availability of media. Is there an official
>> published policy I can point to that includes, say, a 10 year or 100
>> If it exists, this would be a key factor for researchers choosing
>> where to share their images with the public.
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