Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Update on Wikimania '17 - Scholarships, Registration, Submissions

2017-05-16 Thread Adrian Raddatz
You must have received faulty information. The recipients have always been revealed, at least in past years. Adrian Raddatz On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 10:07 PM, Dr. U.B. Pavanaja < pavan...@vishvakannada.com> wrote: > Hi, > > > > Long back when I asked for list of scholarship awardees, with their

[Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 14 May 2017)

2017-05-16 Thread Pine W
I was glad to read in the WMF Blog of an initiative by Wikimedia Canada and several partners to support Atikamekw Wikipedia . I feel that documenting, preserving, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-16 Thread Pine W
For what it's worth, there has been previous discussions of having external reviews of WMF spending, such as a peer review from a similar institution. I think that this is a good idea. This also fits in with my long-standing hope that WMF will become more transparent with its financial

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Eileen Hershenov as General Counsel

2017-05-16 Thread Samantha Lien
This press release is available online here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_welcomes_Eileen_Hershenov_as_General_Counsel And as a blog post on the Wikimedia blog here: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/16/eileen-hershenov/ *Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed projects

2017-05-16 Thread Jean-Philippe Béland
I see that Wikilang had more "interested participants" than those that you are linking and it was purely rejected, what do you mean by majority support? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiLang Thanks, JP On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 4:58 PM Milos Rancic wrote: > On Tue, May 9,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Milosh, I'm afraid your arguments are not getting across to me. I understand you don't like the quality, but I don't see the connection at all with the structure it is set up in. Also, while I appreciate you make the attempt here, you didn't add any argumentation at all to this page you

[Wikimedia-l] Draft Wiki Ed Annual Plan 2017-18

2017-05-16 Thread LiAnna Davis
(Standard apologies for the cross-post!) The Wiki Education Foundation's draft annual report for 2016–17 and draft annual plan for 2017–18 is now available on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Education_Foundation/Annual_Plan_2017-18_(draft) This marks the first time that Wiki Ed staff

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2017-05-16 Thread Pierre-Selim
Congratulation to the new board (reelected members and new ones). Sincerely, Le 16 mai 2017 23:48, "Tim Moritz Hector" a écrit : > Congratulations to the re-elected and new board-members! I wish you all the > best for the term ahead. > > Warm regards > Tim > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2017-05-16 Thread Tim Moritz Hector
Congratulations to the re-elected and new board-members! I wish you all the best for the term ahead. Warm regards Tim -- Tim Moritz Hector Chair of the Board Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. 2017-05-16 16:02 GMT+02:00 Delphine Ménard : > Welcome to the new members and

[Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimania '17 - Scholarships, Registration, Submissions

2017-05-16 Thread Ellie Young
Here's an update on various activities pertaining to our the upcoming Wikimania '17 which is being held August 9-13 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. WMF Scholarship Program: 110 people were offered and subsequently accepted a full or partial scholarship to attend. The awardees are listed by user

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: April 2017

2017-05-16 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums. You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-16 Thread Risker
On 16 May 2017 at 11:52, rupert THURNER wrote: > Why the amount is missing for the WMF? > > Rupert > > > Hello Rupert - The Funds Dissemination Committee is not tasked with recommending funding for the Wikimedia Foundation; the committee only reviews and provides

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Mind of the Universe: public broadcaster works with Wikimedia movement

2017-05-16 Thread Anna Stillwell
This sounds like a valuable project. Thank you. /a On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Delphine Ménard wrote: > I am glad this project came to fruition and looking forward to see what > comes out of it! > > Thanks for facilitating this discussion Wikimedia Nederland! > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-16 Thread rupert THURNER
Why the amount is missing for the WMF? Rupert On May 15, 2017 12:21 PM, "Risker" wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, > > > The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) meets twice a year to make > recommendations about how to effectively allocate movement funds to achieve > the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Mind of the Universe: public broadcaster works with Wikimedia movement

2017-05-16 Thread Delphine Ménard
I am glad this project came to fruition and looking forward to see what comes out of it! Thanks for facilitating this discussion Wikimedia Nederland! Cheers, Delphine 2017-05-15 10:45 GMT+02:00 Wikimedia Nederland : > Hello all, > > We would like to share with you: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2017-05-16 Thread Delphine Ménard
Welcome to the new members and congrats to the not so new! Best, Delphine 2017-05-16 13:16 GMT+02:00 Frans Grijzenhout : > Dear all, > > Wikimedia Netherlands had its AGM on April 22. During this meeting the > annual Report 2016 was approved and a new Board was elected. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-16 Thread Faidon Liambotis
Hi Rogol, I'm not sure what you're referring to when you're talking about a "recovery plan". These are all pretty standard day-to-day operations for us. This was a small outage, affecting only a small portion of European traffic (and tiny portion of our global traffic) and not what we'd call a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Samuele Mantani
I'm also talking about beta.Wikiversity administrator. I am opposed to this proposal because I think it is advantageous to keep beta.Wikiversity for a variety of reasons: to help create new Wikiversity and to have a special project could stimulate the creation of new Wikiversity (also note that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Milos Rancic
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: > Pretty please, let's not even mention Multilngual Wikisource here. There is > no plan to close it and it's not related to this discussion at all. > > This discussion is only about Beta Wikiversity. True. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2017-05-16 14:28 GMT+03:00 Milos Rancic : > There are other reasons listed here [1], most of which could be > applied for Multilingual Wikisource, as well, but I see no reason why > to the same with it, as the community of Multilingual Wikisource is > doing a good job. > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Milos Rancic
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Lodewijk wrote: > Thanks for the pointer. On the proposal page, I'm missing a somewhat clear > and straightforward summary of the arguments in favor and against closing > (why is the request made, and what was considered). That seems

[Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2017-05-16 Thread Frans Grijzenhout
Dear all, Wikimedia Netherlands had its AGM on April 22. During this meeting the annual Report 2016 was approved and a new Board was elected. On May 13 the new Board held its first official meeting and the different portfolios were reassigned. Frans Grijzenhout - chair Justus de Bruijn -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Milos, Thanks for the pointer. On the proposal page, I'm missing a somewhat clear and straightforward summary of the arguments in favor and against closing (why is the request made, and what was considered). That seems like valuable information for such discussion. Would you see the

[Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Milos Rancic
There is the proposal for moving Beta Wikiversity into the Incubator [1]. According to the Closing project policy [2], the decision about closing projects is something done by particular members of the Language committee (while the Board could veto the decision). However, this is an unusual