Monday, November 01, 2010

Where a quote from Jimmy may lead us

#India is for #Wikipedia a #strategic target. Jimmy Wales has travelled to promote the good cause. Our message can be read in the Hindustan times. The opening line is great: “If Wikipedia was a country, it would be one of the largest tourist centres in the world”. Wikipedia is not a country but it is where people learn about a country..

For the tourist organisations there is an opportunity. It is not rare for them to have photo competitions. The purpose of such a competition is to enforce the tie with the people who went before. A typical requirement in such competitions is that people transfer copyright.

When the competition indicates that the pictures will also be made available to Commons so that the pictures can be used in Wikipedia, there is an added motive to participate. A competition could be made even more interesting when the writing of articles in Wikipedia using the pictures is part of the criteria for judging.
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