I am a passionate Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page ) user and contributor and I am currently on the hunt for photos of cartridges needed for Wikipedia. I thought if anyone can help me out it is you guys!
Wikipedia is a free (free to access, free to reproduce, free to modify) encyclopedia that is written collaboratively by 10’s of 1000’s of people. It is a massive resource for firearms and ammunition information. Currently there are articles about nearly 400 different cartridges ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Pistol_and_rifle_cartridges )
The list of cartridges that lack a photo on Wikipedia is below.
If you can provide me with a photo I will do all the work needed to get the photo(s) onto Wikipedia. The photos do not have to be “perfect”. Any will do. A common cartridge in the photo for scale is a bonus ( For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308 )
The photos must be taken by you. Photos found on the internet are not allowed on Wikipedia. I do need the following text from you
“I [your name] hereby license the attached photo(s), which are my own work, under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.”
You will still retain the copyright and ownership of the image but you will be allowing people to use the image if they attribute you as the author. A simple non technical explanation of the Creative Commons 3.0 is here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.
If you are willing to contribute a photo please email me the photo and the above “legal” text (I cannot use the photo otherwise). My email address is on this page:
The list of cartridges:
UPDATE: I received a photo for every cartridge on the list :) Thanks so much guys.
I will update the list and remove any cartridges if I receive a photo.
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