- Thanks for being the first to comment here. Such an equation of OA with STM, however, has been made nowhere around the Open Access File of the Day criteria, which explicitly refer to "scientific or scholarly research" to signal that the scope is not limited to STM. It is just that both supply of suitable files by OA sources and demand for them on Wikimedia projects differ across disciplines. There is also little physics or chemistry in here so far, since only a small portion of research in those fields is published under Wikimedia-compatible licenses, and arXiv still does not publicly display the licensing information.
- Everyone is invited to (1) make nominations, (2) modify the criteria, and suggestions for improvement are always welcome. -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 01:20, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
- If any of the retrodigitized historic pictures that you have in mind are "in the Public Domain (by ways other than copyright expiration) or licensed under CC0, CC BY or CC BY-SA", then you are welcome to nominate them. The reason I introduced the restriction in the parenthesis is that Open Access is about actively waiving copyrights, rather than having to wait passively for them to expire. -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 20:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
- I think that if the article as a whole is marked CC BY, then this applies equally to the images contained therein, unless indicated otherwise. There is no such indication of an exemption. So if you upload these and put them into at least two Wikimedia pages, they would be eligible. -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 14:11, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Should be an easy way to fix this, perhaps just add the link to the description text for the little video preview on the page. I can watch this shark video by clicking on the image play button here but I can't get to the file page.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattsenate (talk • contribs) 13:57, 5 July 2013 (UTC)