Happy 4M, Wikimedia Commons

According to this German blog, the four millionth file at Wikimedia Commons is this one:

It’s called Masca-2009.jpg and the English caption is View near Masca in sunset. Masca is a small mountain village in the Canary Islands. The user who uploaded it, Kallerna, is a sysop in the Finnish Wikipedia, and licensed the image into the public domain. They also geo-tagged it.

Thanks, Kallerna, and everyone who contributes to Wikimedia Commons, for making it what it is today — despite all the difficulties.

3M was July last year, 8 months ago, about the same length of time it took us to get from 2M to 3M. During the last few months, Commons has received a significant boost from the Bundesarchiv project, which will eventually end up as 100,000 images donated. So it seems that the contribution growth is basically steady since 2007.

See also my post around the time of 3M, The coming challenges for Wikimedia Commons.

05 March, 2009 •

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