[Wikipedia-l] Wikicommons

Gerard Meijssen gerardm at myrealbox.com
Tue Aug 17 20:24:56 UTC 2004

There has been much talk about starting a repository for all kinds of 
media. Pictures etc  that have a license compatible with the ideas of 
wikimedia. The idea lives to have one repository for all pictures so 
that we need to store it only once.
The idea lives to make Wikicommons ??  the location where the userid's 
for the wikimedia projects may live.

Anyway, Wikicommons does not exist and we have all these harddrives full 
of our digital snapshots.that may eventually end up on wikisomewhere. 
Wouldn't it be nice to start Wikicommons and have a place to dump these 
pictures now for people to find?

Yes, we cannot use Wikicommons pictures in the diverse projects yet, but 
now we do not have the pictures either. What is stopping us from 
creating this space and get something going ??

Personally I have nice pictures from within the Vatican, a scull of a 
Homo erectus etc etc. I have been to many musea and I have pictures a 
plenty from Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Brussels, Oostvaardersplassen. I 
am sure that I am not the only one with interesting pictures that are 
usefull to others.

Please let us start the Wikicommons and add functionality when we think 
of some, when we program some.


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