[Wikipedia-l] Wikicommons

James R. Johnson modean52 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 17 20:27:58 UTC 2004

A wikicommons would be very nice to have, a place to store all the pictures
and sound files we find, and then link to them in the wikipedia/wiktionary,
etc. - that'd save space in the wikis for more articles, etc.


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[mailto:wikipedia-l-bounces at Wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Gerard Meijssen
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:25 PM
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Subject: [Wikipedia-l] Wikicommons

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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