Simpler reuse of open-access text is on the 2016 Community Wishlist
As part of the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey, a proposal has been put forward to adapt the Visual Editor to facilitate incorporation of text from open-access sources into Wikipedia articles, with proper attribution. To Visual Editor users, this functionality could be presented as in the mock-ups embedded below:
Box to add open license text
The proposal can be commented and voted on here. Voting on the Community Wishlist ends on Monday, 12 December at 23:59 UTC.
Recent uploads: Chameleon color changes; a battery's thermal death; bee in flower
The following represents a selection of the files that have been uploaded this month from open-access sources. Most of these (more than 1k) came from PubMed Central through the Open Access Media Importer — whose uploads now total over 31,100. If you can think of wiki pages where these files (or other files from the same source articles) could be useful, please put them in there or let us know. Several of them have already been reused this way, along with many others that had been uploaded earlier.