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Please add to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons
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This is the source of the large archive of images already uploaded by Noaabot. The images hosted by this site are produced by the Weather Prediction Center, itself under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a U.S. federal agency, all works published by NOAA are automatically public domain.

For past examples, refer to Most currently uploaded images are small, though the weekly pdf summaries can be around 25MB a time.

I am raising this request as part of updating Noaabot's old but working scripts to Pywikibot-core, now http API access is being phased out.

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Change 295478 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Add to wgCopyUploadsDomains

I have scheduled this for today Morning SWAT (15:00 - 16:00 UTC).

In the category some examples are from too.

Change 295478 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add to wgCopyUploadsDomains

@Fae The domain that you've requested to be whitelisted is now whitelisted. But @Dereckson has found another domain with public domain content. Do you wish to whitelist this domain too?

With respect to the photolib, I say yes let's add it to the whitelist too. The images are described as /mostly/ public domain (i.e. NOAA) however some have restrictions. So far I have only noticed where there are credits to donors. Anyway, the concern to be careful on checking copyright is that of a future batch uploader to investigate, which may well end up being me in a few months.


I suggest we avoid relaxing this to whitelisting *, unless and until someone has done a far more careful investigation and analysis of the different sites that might include.

Okay. So I'm going to add :).

BTW, * won't work because * stands for unlimited chars without a dot (so * will match but not

Change 295558 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Add to wgCopyUploadDomains

Change 295558 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add to wgCopyUploadDomains