Policy Title: Government of Tamil Nadu orders its departments and institutions to release content under CC-BY-SA - Go to the policy
Author(s): Government of Tamil Nadu, former director of TVA Mr. T. Udhayachandran I. A. S., and Assistant Director of TVA Mr. Thamizhpparithi Maari who played a key role in getting this order issued.
Description: Tamil Development and Information Department of Government of Tamil Nadu has issued a Government Order (Number: 105, Date: 01. 07. 2016) to Tamil University, Thanjavur and all other government departments and institutions to release all their publications, archives and collections under Creative Commons by Share-Alike license.
This Government Order has got the approval from the TN Government's Legal Department and issued by the order of Governor of Tamil Nadu. The order can be seen here <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GoTN_Tamil_Development_Departments_order_on_creative_commons_cc_by_sa.pdf>.
This order comes as part of the public policy initiatives undertaken through the collaboration between Global Tamil Wikimedia Community and Tamil Virtual Academy <https://ta.wikipedia.org/s/4o7x> (TVA).
The community recognizes this as a significant milestone in spreading free knowledge for the benefit of Tamils. We also hope that this sets a goodprecedent for all government institutions across the country.