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Everything you need to know about photographing the solar eclipse and putting the results on Wikimedia Commons

Communications From the archives Wikimedia Commons

How should people document the eclipse to remember it for years to come? How might we think about creating a public photographic record of the eclipse so that people in future years can experience the eclipse? That's where Wikimedia Commons and long-time editor Juliancolton come in.

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Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Wikimedia Commons

"I think the message is more important than the author," says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country.

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Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

From the archives Interview Photo contests Picture of the Year Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.

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Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web

Foundation From the archives GLAM Technology Wikidata

The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.

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Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

From the archives GLAM Wikimedia Commons

"We are trying to bring the material to where the users are": the uploads from Switzerland's largest public scientific and technical library include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

Community From the archives Wikimedia Commons

Niccolò Caranti hopes that this "will help clarify that 'free license' is not the same thing as 'public domain'; it does not mean 'you can do whatever you want without conditions.' "

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