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2000 years of human culture: Wellcome images!

The Wellcome Trust has released its Wellcome image collection under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial Licence 2.0. We’ll see how we can use it in Wikipedia. Here is a short collection of some images of the Wellness category:

Digitally enhanced MRI of the human head showing the brain and spinal cord in orange/yellow and the other tissues in blue and pink.

6 day old human embryo beginning to implant into the lining of the uterus (endometrium).

It’s good to see improvements and projects like this one.

Update: According to the useful comments below, here are some resources (Wikimedia Commons Licensing and saying that we can’t use these in Wikipedia.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. pfctdayelise #

    You can’t use it in Wikipedia because NC licenses are not free!

    *bangs head against brick wall*

    July 13, 2007
  2. Indeed. Creative Commons are lovely people, but -NC and -ND are NOT FREE CONTENT. -NC violates “for any purpose” and -ND violates “can modify.” Have a look at .

    While Creative Commons is a fine organisation of lovely people, their monopolisation of the idea of “other than all-rights-reserved” keeps creating problems for us …

    July 13, 2007
  3. What a fantastic resource! Thanks for letting us know about this one

    July 13, 2007
  4. I updated the article, thank you for the valuable comments!

    July 15, 2007
  5. Longbow4u #

    Wellcome Trust can re-license to a compatible free license anytime they choose (e.g. CC-BY-SA). Some of the reasons for not allowing -NC on Commons in this fine article by Erik Möller, boardmember of Wikimedia Foundation: Creative Commons -NC Licenses Considered Harmful

    July 21, 2007
  6. erick ison #

    its a good article i really like it!!!!!

    November 17, 2007

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