Re: [Foundation-l] Flagged Revisions, Report on german WP

2009-02-16 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: So IPs can create articles on de? Yes, I think this is switched off on en: only. That's something I've wanted to see change for a long time. In which direction? The direction of (once again) allowing anonymous

Re: [Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

2009-03-09 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Chad innocentkil...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Mike Linksvayer m...@creativecommons.org wrote: p.s. Personally, discussions of offline here and everywhere (say, accessibility of educational materials) are absurdly myopic. Consideration

Re: [Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

2009-03-09 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Ray Saintonge sainto...@telus.net wrote: Sage Ross wrote: This is a typical pattern when a complex technology is introduced in the presence of a simpler one; it's not a simple matter of replacement, and old technologies (where the infrastructure is easy

Re: [Foundation-l] Usability Study Results (Sneak Preview)

2009-05-07 Thread Sage Ross
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Brian brian.min...@colorado.edu wrote: Quite frankly the advice that you should only use five subjects makes no sense. The appeal to Nielsen's authority is not going to work on me or anyone else who understands why the scientific method exists. It's

Re: [Foundation-l] Murdoch newspaper websites to go paywall -opportunity for citizen journalism!

2009-05-11 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: The biggest problem for Wikinews in my mind is that delivering news is a competitive and innovative business. In the on-line and comprehensive encyclopedia vacuum, Wikipedia was able to be get there first, with the most and draw

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia is not the Karma Sutra, was Re: commons and freely licensed sexual imagery

2009-05-14 Thread Sage Ross
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Brion Vibber br...@wikimedia.org wrote: IMHO any restriction that's not present in the default view isn't likely to accomplish much. The answer an objecting parent wants to my daughter saw

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia is not the Karma Sutra, was Re: commons and freely licensed sexual imagery

2009-05-14 Thread Sage Ross
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:03 PM, David Goodman dgoodma...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps the problem is that the particular photograph sends a sex-positive, not a clinical message. Why shouldn't it? It's not a pathological state; it's not shameful. Using a clinical image indicates there is something

Re: [Foundation-l] Britannica

2009-06-10 Thread Sage Ross
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Nikola Smolenskismole...@eunet.yu wrote: Дана Wednesday 10 June 2009 16:36:38 Florence Devouard написа: But frankly, I am super pleased to find out that one of the pict I uploaded 4 years ago are now featured in Britannica :-) And they made a honest effort to

[Foundation-l] Quality of community-created help pages (was: Recommending a Browser...)

2009-07-09 Thread Sage Ross
Cross-posting to Wikien-l... On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Erik Moellere...@wikimedia.org wrote: Unfortunately, community-created help pages tend to accumulate vast amounts of instruction cruft that distracts from simple high-level information. Maybe it's time English Wikipedia (at least)

Re: [Foundation-l] About that sue and be damned to the NationalPortrait Gallery ...

2009-07-12 Thread Sage Ross
A Wikipedia Signpost article intended to recount the facts and context of the legal threat is in progress: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-07-13/Copyright_threat Comments, suggestions, and contributions are welcome. In particular, there is some discussion on the

Re: [Foundation-l] Article: Public Domain Art in an Age of Easier Mechanical Reproducibility

2009-07-12 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Kat Walshk...@mindspillage.org wrote: The Executive Director for Digital Policy of the J. Paul Getty Trust has written an article on digitally-reproducible works of public domain art, and museums' mission, arguing why and how museums should properly make these

Re: [Foundation-l] GLAM and why use Wikimedia Commons

2009-07-13 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM, John at Darkstarvac...@jeb.no wrote: Is it possible to find some common grounds on why and how a GLAM-organization should use Wikimedia Commons? Forget about troublesome disputes with specific organizations. Why should they use us and is it possible for us to

Re: [Foundation-l] National Portrait Gallery

2009-07-18 Thread Sage Ross
On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 10:19 AM, genigeni...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/7/18 Yann Forget y...@forget-me.net: In the case of the NPG, it is quite clear that the cost of the digitalization is small compared with the potential benefit. There are people and organisations willing to pay to have a copy

Re: [Foundation-l] [Slashdot] Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad

2009-07-20 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 7:05 AM, Peter Gervaigrin...@gmail.com wrote: Ultimately the issue for professional photographers who might want to donate their work is copyright. 'To me the problem is the Wikipedia rule of public use,' says Jerry Avenaim, a celebrity photographer. 'If they truly

Re: [Foundation-l] [Slashdot] Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad

2009-07-21 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Peter Gervaigrin...@gmail.com wrote: So it seems just what I have guessed: the reporter misinterpreting someone. The slashdot summary includes the choice quotes that are a bit out of context, but in the original article it starts off the section with Avenaim by

Re: [Foundation-l] [Slashdot] Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad

2009-07-21 Thread Sage Ross
. But our nominally viral licenses don't do that. We've come to accept that using CC-SA images as illustrations does not extend copyleft requirements to the accompanying text. -Sage Ross (User:Ragesoss) ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Signpost interviews with WMF board candidates

2009-07-28 Thread Sage Ross
Translators may (or may not) be interested in translating these interviews, as I think the questions and answers have a decent a ratio of substance to flamebait compared to some of the questions on meta. Cheers, Sage Ross (User:Ragesoss) ___ foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Geonotice improvements that could make Wikinews great (among other benefits)

2009-07-29 Thread Sage Ross
a chance to be the first organization to do well. I think finding a way to play a major part in the ongoing changes in the journalism world ought to be a high priority for the Foundation. -Sage Ross (User:Ragesoss) ___ foundation-l mailing list

Re: [Foundation-l] Geonotice improvements that could make Wikinews great (among other benefits)

2009-07-31 Thread Sage Ross
geography-based tip-line is something that Wikimedia still has a chance to be the first organization to do well.  I think finding a way to play a major part in the ongoing changes in the journalism world ought to be a high priority for the Foundation. -Sage Ross (User:Ragesoss

Re: [Foundation-l] Update on struck votes issue on SecurePoll

2009-08-10 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Rjd0060rjd0060.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Gregory Maxwell gmaxw...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:34 AM, Philippe Beaudettepbeaude...@wikimedia.org wrote: Earlier today a number of adjustments were made to votes which

[Foundation-l] Terms and conditions for Omidyar Network grant

2009-08-27 Thread Sage Ross
The press release QA, http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Omidyar_Network_Grant_August_2009QA , notes the following: Wikimedia and Omidyar have developed targets related to financial sustainability (the percentage of operating expenses supported by individual donations), global

Re: [Foundation-l] Projekt: OpenCritics (let's free subjective content, too!!)

2009-08-29 Thread Sage Ross
On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM, teun spaansteun.spa...@gmail.com wrote: The only question which your statement here raises is why you limit yourself to reviews. Imho there might be a considerable market area for people who have opinions to voice on politics, religion, etc. Reviews are

Re: [Foundation-l] Projekt: OpenCritics (let's free subjective content, too!!)

2009-08-30 Thread Sage Ross
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 5:10 AM, Deliriumdelir...@hackish.org wrote: Sage Ross wrote: Hence the desirability of creating a free alternative to Amazon's reviews. I buy this, but my main question would be: why Wikimedia? It doesn't seem to have a lot to do with collaborative editing, wikis

Re: [Foundation-l] Akahele: Omidyar venturing out

2009-09-01 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Gregory Kohsthekoh...@gmail.com wrote: Being that it was a topic of rousing discussion here last week, Wikimedians may be interested in a brief summary of the Omidyar/Wikimedia/Wikia connection, as authored by me and published by the non-profit, Internet Review

Re: [Foundation-l] Akahele: Omidyar venturing out

2009-09-01 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Anthonywikim...@inbox.org wrote: On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:15 PM, Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipe...@gmail.comragesoss%2bwikipe...@gmail.com wrote: [Halprin] didn't deny that, in a social rather than contractual sense, he was considered for a seat on the board

Re: [Foundation-l] Akahele: Omidyar venturing out

2009-09-01 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Anthonywikim...@inbox.org wrote: If Omidyar Networks had not offered a grant, but offered to put Halprin on the board, would the board have accepted it?  I don't see anyone with knowledge of the situation saying no. I had the impression that WMF had been

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Commons Force

2009-09-07 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Geoffrey Plourdegeo.p...@yahoo.com wrote: The Commons Force proposal represents a clear and present danger, both for whoever hosts it and participates in it. It is not for a third party to intervene in a contract between two people and only two people. This

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Commons Force

2009-09-07 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 6:10 PM, wiki-li...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: Sage Ross wrote: If a copyleft license is being violated, that is potentially of concern beyond the two legal parties, since properly using the license would mean that derivative works are also part of the commons

Re: [Foundation-l] WMF seeking to sub-lease office space?

2009-09-07 Thread Sage Ross
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 4:05 AM, Domas Mituzasmidom.li...@gmail.com wrote: Gerard, Remember, the Signpost is an en.wp publication. It is not really the place to announce such things. it is up for Signpost editors if they want to include it or not. Not your business :) BR, I guess I

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Commons Force

2009-09-08 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 3:07 AM, wiki-li...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: The last time someone just said 'Creative Commons license' on one of my pics they were linking back to the flickr page which has the CC license link. Now most dont bother saying CC though they do link back to the flickr

[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Italia being sued

2009-09-15 Thread Sage Ross
Italian Wikimedians are reporting that Wikimedia Italia (the Italian local chapter) and former chapter president (and former Wikimedia board member) Frieda Brioschi are being sued for an outrageous sum over alleged defamation in a (now-deleted) biography on Italian Wikipedia:

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimedian image restorations exploited on eBay

2009-09-15 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Cary Bass c...@wikimedia.org wrote: These works are Public Domain. Anyone can use them without credit. Since your restoration work did not add any additional copyright, there is no requirement even to credit Wikimedia Commons. While the project can request

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimedian image restorations exploited on eBay

2009-09-16 Thread Sage Ross
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 1:51 AM, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: It is settled case law in the US that restorations are not copyrightable as they lack sufficient originality.  The intent is to create a slavish copy of the original work.  Even if it takes a great deal of skill and

Re: [Foundation-l] Announce: Brion moving to StatusNet

2009-09-28 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Mohamed Magdy mohamed@gmail.com wrote: This really sucks. As Kat Walsh alluded to on ... Facebook?!?... free/libre real-time services are more important than a lot of Wikimedians think (because we've spent so long pushing back against merely social uses of

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Fan History joining the WMF family

2009-11-18 Thread Sage Ross
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Laura Hale la...@fanhistory.com wrote: Fan History would be a good fit for helping the Wikimedia Foundation in terms of helping the Foundation meet some of its goals towards providing information, helping establish credibility and gaining a more female

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposal: Fan History joining the WMF family

2009-11-18 Thread Sage Ross
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Jon Davis w...@konsoletek.com wrote: I don't think that the WMF acquiring FanHistory would make them a competitor with Wikia, after all, Meta already has a propsosal for a Wikitainment ( http://wmf4.me/EFf2D ) which goes to show that the WMF community wants

Re: [Foundation-l] Open Wiki Blog Planet

2009-12-17 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Gregory Kohs thekoh...@gmail.com wrote: David Gerard says: + 2009/12/15 Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l: * Have you added your new blog to Open Wiki Blog Planet and the

Re: [Foundation-l] Open Wiki Blog Planet

2009-12-17 Thread Sage Ross
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipe...@gmail.comragesoss%2bwikipe...@gmail.com wrote: For what it's worth, I agree with David Gerard that Open Wiki Blog Planet is not properly subject to Wikipedia

Re: [Foundation-l] Creating articles in small wikipedias based on user requirement

2010-06-11 Thread Sage Ross
On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 6:54 AM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: [snip] Some feature is required in the MediaWiki software that enable us to see a list of keywords used most frequently by the users to search for non-exist articles. If we get such a list then some users like him

Re: [Foundation-l] Making wikimediafoundation.org more open to contributions

2011-01-30 Thread Sage Ross
On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Suggested principle: stuff should go on meta unless there's a very good reason for it not to. The strategy and usability stuff should have been on meta or mediawiki.org in the first place, for example. A wiki for every

Re: [Foundation-l] Better user experience and retention through e-mail notifications

2011-04-19 Thread Sage Ross
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 3:08 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: We have a range of ideas about how e-mail could be used for retention/engagement Here's one more for the idea pile... If the operations reasons for not mass-enabling email notifications can't be overcome (or even if they

Re: [Foundation-l] en.wp HACKED?

2011-06-19 Thread Sage Ross
On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Casey Brown li...@caseybrown.org wrote: Yeah, that does happen sometimes.  The cause is usually template vandalism, where a vandal adds some content to an unprotected template that's used in a few pages.  This makes it difficult for new users to find out what

Re: [Foundation-l] en.wp HACKED?

2011-06-19 Thread Sage Ross
On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Ryan Lomonaco wiki.ral...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'm not sure what kind of on-wiki discussions you might expect to see, Sage. I think he might have been going with Chris' assertation that every

Re: [Foundation-l] Like button

2011-08-10 Thread Sage Ross
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Orionist orion@gmail.com wrote: We do have a great substitute for the like button which is barnstars and other awards. Maybe a version of WikiLove could be built for Commons that leaves a barnstar or similar for the creator of a file, without leaving the

Re: [Foundation-l] A Wikimedia project has forked

2011-09-21 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Sage Ross once discussed with me the idea of having Wikinews be foremost a source of news about the Internet. It could report on news and goings-on on various Web sites. The idea made the idea of Wikinews almost seem

Re: [Foundation-l] A Wikimedia project has forked

2011-09-22 Thread Sage Ross
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote: I'm not sure this analysis is correct. A lot of people now don't get news by going directly to the site but on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Of course, for that to work, we need to publish stories

[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2012 now accepting scholarship applications

2012-01-16 Thread Sage Ross
for a scholarship, you can fill out the application form here: https://secure.wikidc.org/wm/schols/ Good luck! Sage Ross Wikimedia DC ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo