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Hi! Welcome, and thanks for your edits to Hagimoto!
Cheers! --Dustin McAmera 03:14, 4 June 2012 (PDT)
--- Thank you for your message. I am a Japanese, so not good at English. May be I can help Kanji conversion.
I'm interested in Petri Camera Company and their cameras. I made wiki-style information page about Petri Camera Company at
with several collaborators.
We are trying to interview Mr.Akira Yanagisawa (柳澤明), who developed most of all cameras at Petri Camera Company.
- That's excellent! If you can help with Japanese, and have experience with a wiki, you're very welcome here! You may have seen we have quite a few articles on old Japanese cameras, including many by User:rebollo_fr (Adrien Rebollo), who was one of the great contributors to Camerapedia (the ancestor of Camera-wiki). He hasn't been here for a while, so it will be good to have someone with good knowledge of the Japanese cameras.
- I had a quick look at petri@wiki (hard for me to find my way around in Japanese! sorry!) and added links to some of the pages at the bottom of the Petri Color Corrected Super article.
- Cheers! --Dustin McAmera 07:47, 8 June 2012 (PDT)
Hi, I noticed you've added several images to the Petri_Penta page that are not in the camerawiki pool and appear to be marked all rights reserved. In order to use photos in the wiki, they need either to be under a permissive license such as Creative Commons, or we need to get permission from the copyright holder, which is usually done by requesting that the images be added to the camerawiki flickr group. The only exception would be if these are your own images, but in that case, please add them to our flickr group anyway so other editors will be able to determine that we have permission to use them. You can read more about the copyright issues on our Help:Adding images page. Thanks!
Steevithak 06:31, 11 June 2012 (PDT)
- Thank you for your comments. I have moved my images to the camerawiki pool and the link of the images are rewritten soon.
- I'll add more pictures and articles about Petri Camera Company and their cameras. Thanks!!
Is patent figure copyrighted material ?
I used a figures from Japanese patent at Petri Penta. The patent has published 1962, 50 years ago. But the inventor is still alive. The person who draw the figures is unknown. The figures are very useful to explain a mechanism of the Petri Penta.
Please give me the answer I can use the figures. Thanks.
- In the United States, images and illustrations in a patent are considered to be in the public domain unless the patent applicant includes a specifically worded copyright on them, so you can almost always use US patents. However, I'm not familiar with Japanese copyright/patent law. Given the age of the patent I think it's likely they are in the public domain but perhaps someone more familiar with local law can comment.
Steevithak 17:19, 11 June 2012 (PDT)
Thank you! I'll ask Japanese patent office about it. --Dinosaur123 17:59, 11 June 2012 (PDT)
Thanks & mail group
Hi, I'm Vox —one of the folks who three years ago helped launch this non-commercial fork of Camerapedia. I notice you've been making a lot of useful wiki edits recently, and that's great!
You probably already know about the wiki's Flickr discussion area …but there is also a small Google Groups mailing list where active wiki editors can talk amongst themselves about planning, policy, etc. I would warmly like to invite you to join this group (which has very little traffic, until a specific issue comes up).
The future of camera-wiki.org is facing a bit of a crisis right now. In 2011, preserving the independence of Camerapedia was an emergency situation and Steevithak and I took large roles during that crisis. But neither of wanted to be "in charge," and in the past year we've both moved on to other interests. The wiki can really use some help right now in maintaining a healthy future, and the Google group might be a good place to discuss future options. The most urgent need is finding a more reliable hosting situation, and publicizing the need for ongoing donations to pay those costs.
It's also possible within the MediaWiki software to give certain editors more administrative powers. If that is a responsibility you might like to take on, please feel free to mention it.
All best from Ann Arbor, USA
Thank you for invite me to mailing list. I ask to join to the list to list admin. My handle name is INUGAMI.mamoru.