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Saturday, December 06, 2008

German archive uploading 100,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

Two days ago the Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive) started uploading 100,000 images to Wikimedia Commons.  Each will stand under a CC-BY-SA license.  (Thanks to Klaus Graf.)  From a WC article on the project:

...To our knowledge the donation of 100,000 images is single largest one to Wikimedia Commons so far and we are very hopeful that this is only the start of a long lasting relationship that might serve as an example to other archives and image databases....