news about the WWP
- I am sure most of you know about the World Wide Panorama, and many of
you have participated in it. With a total of 20 quarterly events it
now presents a showcase of 4772 VR panoramas by 935 participants with
a truly international scope.
From the beginning the WWP has been sponsored by the Geography
Department at the University of California Berkeley, where I worked
until retiring last July. Unfortunately departmental politics and
budgetary concerns have resulted in that sponsorship being withdrawn.
We will lose the free server as of December 20.
Landis Bennett and I, the original founders of the WWP, have responded
by setting up a non-profit corporation, the World Wide Panorama
Foundation, to take over sponsorship of the project. The next WWP
event, "Best of 2008" will appear New Years Day 2009 at the new site:
WorldWidePanorama.org, under the aegis of the Foundation.
We will be asking all participants in previous events to re-authorize
use of their images under the new arrangement. This will be handled at
the same time as submission for the best of event, December 18-30.
Quarterly events will continue and new projects promoting the original
goals are being considered.
Detailed announcements and discussion of these issues can be found on
the WWP list/forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wwp/
I look forward to seeing all of you on the new site with your "Best of
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