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Portal India
Classification IN
Class I: Texts by Country
Subclass N: Nations
Classifier AdamBMorgan
Reviewer Clockery Fairfeld

Tamil Nadu and CC BY-SA[edit]

I'm putting together an item for this week's Signpost; I noticed that the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has recently decreed that government works should be released under the CC BY-SA license: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2016-August/012649.html

I'm looking for a comment from one or two Wikisource editors, who can comment on what this might mean for Wikisource. Just a simple sentence on the kind of information that might make its way onto Wikisource pages, and what volunteers might do with it (like translation, for instance) would be very helpful.

If anybody actually know more about this decree, that would be helpful too, of course. Please contact me by email, via this form, if you can comment, for attribution. Pinging a few who have worked on Indian law in the past: @Mahitgar: @John Vendenberg: @Hrishikes: @Hargup: @Nathan niels: -Pete (talk) 20:35, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Pete, I have replied to an email from Tony regarding this. Please let me know if you need more info. --Ravidreams (talk) 05:41, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Ravidreams:, thank you, I saw your reply after posting this message. It looked excellent to me. @Tony1: is taking the lead on this story, I'm just helping him gather some comments; I'd imagine that a comment or two from an independent Wikisource editor might supplement your more official/informed nicely, but it will be his call. By the way, back in 2008 I worked to pass a law putting government works into the public domain in my home state of Oregon; your comments about taking a patient, long-term approach are very resonant, it was very difficult work, even with strong allies. Kudos! (We were, however, more successful in getting the Oregon legislature to stop claiming copyright over the text of the laws themselves.) -Pete (talk) 07:44, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Ravidreams:, good to know about the work you did in Oregon. Getting the Oregon legislature to stop claiming copyright over the text of the laws themselves is an interesting read and useful reference. Thanks, again.--Ravidreams (talk) 09:08, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Pinging @Psubhashish:, @Pavanaja: and @Lahariyaniyathi: from CIS A2K -- Hargup (talk) 11:42, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
@Thamizhpparithi Maari:--Info-farmer (talk) 15:48, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
This is a great news. I hope other govts also follow suite. Some departments of Govt of Karnataka, like Kannada & Culture and DSERT (Education) have realised the importance of open knowledge. Dept of Kannada and Culture has re-released about 122 books published by it under CC. University of Mysore re-released the entire 14 volumes of the Kannada Encyclopedia under CC. -Pavanaja (talk) 09:37, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Great points, @Pavanaja:. Didn't have time to work that into the main story, which has now been published -- but I'm sure our readers would appreciate seeing that in the comment thread. Could you mention it there? w:en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2016-08-18/News_and_notes -Pete (talk) 18:04, 18 August 2016 (UTC)