To whom it may concern:

I found your page <page name or URL> while doing research for Wikids, a free online educational resource for children, and thought your image(s)<image filenames> might be appropriate for inclusion.

I am asking permission for material to be used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. This means that although you retain any copyright and authorship of your own work, you are granting permission for all others (not just Wikids) to use, copy, and share your materials freely -- and even potentially use them commercially -- so long as they do not try to claim the copyright themselves, nor prevent others from using or copying them freely. You can read this license in full at:

This license expressly protects creators from being considered responsible for modifications made by others, while ensuring that creators are credited for their work.
Wikids chooses the GFDL because we consider it the best available tool for ensuring our content can remain free for all to use, while providing credit to everyone who donates text and images. This may or may not be compatible with your goals in creating the materials available on your website.

We also accept licensing of images under other free-content licenses like some Creative Commons licenses - see for this.
With your permission, we will credit you for your work in the image's permanent description page, noting that it is your work and is used with your permission, and we will provide a link back to your website. Please explicitly state under which license you grant permission.

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Thank you for your time.


Barry Desborough