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I do not appreciate identifying OA with STM science. --Historiograf (talk) 23:25, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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)
De facto ALL is STM stuff. I cannot imagine what isn't "clearly linked to scientific or scholarly research" e.g. in the field of retrodigitized historic pictures we have tons of --Historiograf (talk) 19:33, 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) -- 11:51, 16 April 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)

Video icon display does not contain link to file pageEdit

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)

Should be fixed by now. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 20:53, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

New packed presentationEdit

Today's OAFD was narrow and did not make a good presentation because text under it was split. I am not sure how to address this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:40, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

I asked. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 21:04, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
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