User talk:Bert Araali

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OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name
Bert Araali.
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Twitter user Bert Araali tweets as @AfritasticBert
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Please put talk concering wiki pages I created on this page. Only messages for public use should be on this page.

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WikiProject Uganda/Conventions

Talk concering the WikiProject Uganda/Conventions should be included on the talk page: Talk:WikiProject Uganda/Conventions.

New vote on Evaporation ponds

Thanks for voting! There were a few minor issues that were discovered after the vote started, and therefore the vote has been restarted. If you want you can participate in the new vote that was started at Proposed_features/Evaporation_basin. --ZeLonewolf (talk) 23:54, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Image licensing

Hello - Are you author of the image file Afritastic 1.svg and could provide author or source and license information? --cheers, Chris2map (talk) 20:25, 17 December 2021 (UTC)

Done Bert Araali (talk) 07:19, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Note that author info still need to be specified. Have you created it? Or got copyright of it transferred to you? Or modified existing openly licensed material? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:04, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Its a personal logo as described and referenced to my user account in the Summary section. Bert Araali (talk) 08:12, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Yes, but who is the author of it? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:24, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
I am of course, that's why it's a personal logo. Where else can I show proper attribution or author information ? The licensing template for CC-BY-SA 4.0 doesn't have an author field. Bert Araali (talk) 08:30, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for info, done in Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:46, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Missing file information

Hello! And thanks for your upload - but some extra info is necessary.

Sorry for bothering you about this, but it is important to know source of the uploaded files.

Are you the creator of image File:Uganda-Public billboard-wall.png ?

Or is it copied from some other place (which one?)?

Please, add this info to the file page - something like "I took this photo" or "downloaded from -website link-" or "I took this screeshot of program XYZ" or "this is map generated from OpenStreetMap data and SRTM data" or "map generated from OSM data and only OSM data" or "This is my work based on file -link-to-page-with-that-file-and-its-licensing-info-" or "used file downloaded from internet to create it, no idea which one".

Doing this would be already very useful.

Licensing - photos

In case that you are the author of the image: Would you agree to open licensing of this image, allowing its use by anyone (similarly to your OSM edits)?

In case where it is a photo you (except relatively rare cases) author can make it available under a specific free license.

Would you be OK with CC0 (it allows use without attribution or any other requirement)?

Or do you prefer to require attribution and some other things using CC-BY-SA-4.0?

If you are the author: Please add {{CC0-self}} to the file page to publish the image under CC0 license.

You can also use {{CC-BY-SA-4.0-self|Bert Araali}} to publish under CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.

Once you add missing data - please remove {{Unknown|subcategory=uploader notified March 2022}} from the file page.

Licensing - other images

If it is not a photo situation gets a bit more complicated.

See Drafts/Media file license chart that may help.

note: if you took screenshot of program made by someone else, screenshot of OSM editor with aerial imagery: then licensing of that elements also matter and you are not a sole author.

note: If you downloaded image made by someone else then you are NOT the author.

Note that in cases where photo is a screenshot of some software interface: usually it is needed to handle also copyright of software itself.

Note that in cases where aerial imagery is present: also licensing of an aerial imagery matter.


Feel free to ask for help if you need it - you can do it for example by asking on Talk:Wiki: new topic.

Please ask there if you are not sure what is the proper next step. Especially when you are uploading files that are not your own work or are derivative work (screenshots, composition of images, using aerial imagery etc).

If you are interested in wider discussion about handling licencing at OSM Wiki, see this thread.

(sorry if I missed something that already states license and source: I am looking through over 20 000 files and fixing obvious cases on my own, in other I ask people who upladed files, but it is possible that I missed something - in such case also please answer)

--Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 16:14, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Done Bert Araali (talk) 08:12, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Done Bert Araali (talk) 08:31, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Who is the author? carries no info who is the author - you? Someone else? Have you reused materials?

Note that CC-BY-SA license requires stating the author Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 07:09, 26 June 2023 (UTC)