== Ravi Dwivedi's personal website ==

Upload your photos on Wikimedia Commons


Where do you upload your photos? I am talking about the photos you would like to share with everyone and not the personal ones.

Do you upload them on Instagram?

or do you upload on Tumblr?

I upload them on Wikimedia Commons. Visit my uploads page by clicking here.

Why do I upload them on Wikimedia Commons? Because, Wikimedia Commons is a public repository of freely-licensed images. What does ‘freely-licensed’ mean? Works published under a free-license can be used freely by the users. Precisely, the users have the freedom to use, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided that you give appropriate credit to the original source of the image.

I publish my images under a copyleft license, which means if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original, thus protecting every user’s (whoever uses that image) freedom. One such license is CC-BY-SA 4.0.

You can upload your images to Wikimedia Commons as well. Whenever you have some photo you shot and want to contribute it to public so that others can use it in their work, upload it to Wikimedia Commons.

A federated and decentralized version of image sharing Wikimedia Commons would be good. Currently it is centralized and all the images are on one server.

Anyways, try to upload and contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Thanks to sahilister, who suggested me to upload there.