I just have a nice conversation with my colleague in Netherlands about the article of Cut Mutiah Mosque in English Wikipedia. I started the article in English, and perhaps later in Dutch and French aswell, to promote some historic and valuable building in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. And Alhamdulillah, a few days later, we, Moslem around the world, will enter the holy month of Ramadhan and I think working in this article of Indonesian's mosque is a good thing to do while waiting the break fasting time instead of watching the infotainment. He.. He.. He..
From the discussion, I also found that Wikimedia Commons have two old pictures of the building, Cut Mutiah Mosque during the Dutch collonitation in Indonesia. In fact the building was an office building of N.V. Bouwploueg Peieter Jaan Moojen, a Dutch architect who designed Menteng area of Jakarta or it was known as New Gondangdia that time.
I also figure it out, that these pictures is a valuable material for Indonesian who would like to learn about history of Indonesia itself. We would like to thank to the Tropen Museum in donating a lot of old Indonesian pictures into Wikimedia Commons and spesially to Gerard, my Dutch colleague, who make this co-operation applicable. We do hope we can creating other project between Wikimedia Indonesia, Tropen Museum in the future that will enhanced the relationship between two countries.
It this continue in the future, together, we can establish "Free the Knowledge" via Wikipedia.
Early morning in Bandung, Indonesia on end July 2010.