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Mysuru (former Mysore) / ಮೈಸೂರು (Karnataka, India) Mahishapura,Puragere


Sunday, 16/January/2011

Mysore event - Come join us in Mysore to celebrate 10 years of Wikipedia! Join us to know how you can get involved in the movement.
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Date Jan - 16th - 2011

9.00 - 10:00 - Registration
10.00 - 10.30 - Introduction.
10.30 - 11.20 - Wikimedia movement - a quick look into Wikipedia and other projects.

11.20 - 11.30 - Break: Mysore pak to celebrate the Tenth Year of Wikipedia.

10 sharing book cover

11.30 - 12.00 - Copyright, licenses.
12.00 - 1.00 - Panel: The movement, the community and its significance to us.

1.00 - 1.30 - Break for food.

1.30 - 2.30 - Wikimarathon (for those who can bring their laptops to the venue).


JSS CMS auditorium has confirmed the availability 16th. SJCE campus, Mysore

Media reports




We had an introduction by Vinay, highlighting the history and significance of wikipedia. H P Nadig spoke about the wiki movement. Mr. Nadig mentioned about the different projects taken up by wikimedia foundation.

We had a break and celebrated the Wikipedia's 10th anniversary with Mysorepak from Guru sweets.

We had an introduction on 10th anniversary Wikipedia(16-01-11) by Mr.Kiran and Mr.Pavanaja. One is working on wiktionery and another is on Wikipedia/Kannada respectively.

Kannada Wikipedia

Pavanja U B Introduced Kannada wikipedia and explained the working of the Kannada editor using a few examples.

He also answered for some questions. Question like there were raised, its difficult to type in kannada using english-keyboard. Pavanaja answered by giving example of a librarian & a kannada enthusiast of TIFR, who digitized many books Muddana of just by typing them in kannada with the available complex kannada transliteration tool at that time. With the help of that digitized material he generated a glossary & unique charecters of his writings like, how mudanna refers LORD RAMA in his books. Later this was used to identify new found books during excavation, having the same charecteristics of mudanna. Now pavanaja added -now advanced kannada tools are more & we need to just digitize.

Kiran spoke on wiktionary and demonstrated use of Kannada wiktionary.

Creative Commons

Lokesh had a presentation on creative commons. The main points of the presentation were the myths about both copyright and 'creative commons' which usually persist in users and reality behind those myths. Various terms and terminologies of creative commons were discussed . These included:

  • Attribution (CC-BY) Cc-by-icon
  • Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) CC-BY-SA 3 icon 88x31
  • Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND) CC-BY-ND-icon-88x31
  • Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) CC-BY-NC-icon-88x31
  • Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) CC-BY-NC-SA-icon-88x31
  • Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) CC-BY-NC-ND-icon-88x31

He enlightened every one about the often overlooked issue of copyright when we copy content from Wikipedia or Google.

One assumes that material on Wikipedia must be free of copyright issues, but its not true. Wikipedia supports creative commons license which comes in six flavors with varying degree of freedoms.

Look out for the creative commons license of an article before copying it or redistributing it.

Panel Discussion

H P Nadig moderated a panel discussion. Dr Pavanja, Dr Chidananda Gowda, Lokesh, Kiran and Rakesh were in the panel.

1. How to attract More Users and Contributors as voluntaries to Kannada Wikipedia?

A. Propagate by: News Editors, Collage Students/Projects submations, Classroom articals, Public programmes.

Wiki reader

The new wiki reader(text-only) which was introduced by HPN looked sleek, handy mobile device. It can be used as a mobile device which can show the wiki pages without connecting to the internet. It will have to be updated by flash drives or by connecting to the internet.


Distribution was held and everyone got a T-shirt containing Wikipedia logo and the celebration of 10 years of Wikipedia

Colours choice: Blue, Gray and Black...

Colour Blue T-Shirt has Wikipedia Logo in Front and Language back...


Later everyone got a great lunch containing Pakoda, Mysorepak, Poori and curry, Bisibelebath and Curdrice; all these on a plantain leaf.


Contributors were added by creating accounts on wikipedia. First time users learnt the editing basics.

Participants' Opinions

You can find out what the participants in the celebration felt by visiting these links:

1. http://thewriteeye.co.nr