Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-18 Thread Mike Dupont
Hello People,
I have completed my first set in uploading the osm/fosm dataset (350gb
unpacked) to archive.org
http://osmopenlayers.blogspot.de/2012/05/upload-finished.html

We can do something similar with wikipedia, the bucket size of
archive.org is 10gb, we need to split up the data in a way that it is
useful. I have done this by putting each object on one line and each
file contains the full data records and the parts that belong to the
previous block and next block, so you are able to process the blocks
almost stand alone.

mike

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fire Drill Re: Wikimedia sites not easy to archive (Was Re: Knol is closing tomorrow )

2012-05-18 Thread emijrp
There is no such 10GB limit,
http://archive.org/details/ARCHIVETEAM-YV-6360017-6399947 (238 GB example)

ArchiveTeam/WikiTeam is uploading some dumps to Internet Archive, if you
want to join the effort use the mailing list
https://groups.google.com/group/wikiteam-discuss to avoid wasting resources.

2012/5/18 Mike Dupont jamesmikedup...@googlemail.com

 Hello People,
 I have completed my first set in uploading the osm/fosm dataset (350gb
 unpacked) to archive.org
 http://osmopenlayers.blogspot.de/2012/05/upload-finished.html

 We can do something similar with wikipedia, the bucket size of
 archive.org is 10gb, we need to split up the data in a way that it is
 useful. I have done this by putting each object on one line and each
 file contains the full data records and the parts that belong to the
 previous block and next block, so you are able to process the blocks
 almost stand alone.

 mike

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] CSBS 2012 - Results

2012-05-18 Thread Béria Lima
Cross posting
_
*Béria Lima*

*Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter
livre acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. Ajude-nos a
construir esse sonho. http://wikimedia.pt/Donativos*


On 18 May 2012 00:12, Béria Lima berial...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hello!

 We have a result! The polls closed a few hours ago and I've already
 counted the votes. The chapters have, by voting, selected the following
 candidates to serve on the WMF board:

 * Patricio Lorente
 * Alice Wiegand

 *Patricio Lorente* (User:Patricio.lorente) is the current President of
 Wikimedia Argentina. He had worked as Project Manager of the Association
 for Social Development in Argentina. At present, he serves as General
 ProSecretary of the National University of La Plata.

 *Alice Wiegand* (User:Lyzzy) is an IT specialist for system
 administration in the public sector. She currently run the IT department of
 a German municipality with 450 PC workstations. In April she will start her
 Master’s studies in Public Policy and Governance.

 I also would like to thanks Arne and Phoebe for the job they did over the
 last two and half years, all the candidates for all the work they put into
 the elections and everyone who participated in the process by nominating
 a candidate, asking questions of candidates or taking part in your
 chapter's decision on who to vote for.

 I commend this result to the board and urge them to approve it.

 Regards,
 *
 Béria Lima*
 Moderator

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] CSBS 2012 - Results

2012-05-18 Thread Michael Snow

On 5/18/2012 8:16 AM, Béria Lima wrote:

Hello!

We have a result! The polls closed a few hours ago and I've already
counted the votes. The chapters have, by voting, selected the following
candidates to serve on the WMF board:

* Patricio Lorente
* Alice Wiegand

*Patricio Lorente* (User:Patricio.lorente) is the current President of
Wikimedia Argentina. He had worked as Project Manager of the Association
for Social Development in Argentina. At present, he serves as General
ProSecretary of the National University of La Plata.

*Alice Wiegand* (User:Lyzzy) is an IT specialist for system
administration in the public sector. She currently run the IT department of
a German municipality with 450 PC workstations. In April she will start her
Master’s studies in Public Policy and Governance.

I also would like to thanks Arne and Phoebe for the job they did over the
last two and half years, all the candidates for all the work they put into
the elections and everyone who participated in the process by nominating
a candidate, asking questions of candidates or taking part in your
chapter's decision on who to vote for.

Thanks and congratulations to all concerned!

In the case of Patricio and Alice, that means thank you for being 
willing to serve, and congratulations on being selected. They are both 
wonderful people who I believe can do a great job on the board. I am 
pleased that the chapters' process for nominating board members brought 
out a number of fine candidates this year. I could have been similarly 
happy to see one of several other candidates chosen as well, which is 
good. But I couldn't have been *more* happy, because Patricio and Alice 
are such excellent choices.


In the case of Phoebe and Arne, that means thank you for the great work 
you have done and the often unacknowledged effort that required, and 
congratulations on the newfound freedom you will soon have. (Though I 
can assure you that this freedom will disappear so fast you won't even 
realize it was there, as it fills up with new tasks and 
responsibilities.) I don't think the chapters could have selected anyone 
better than Phoebe to replace me, just as they couldn't have chosen 
anyone better than Alice and Patricio to replace Arne and Phoebe. That's 
important because the new board members will have big shoes to fill. At 
least their names have already filled the same initials, A and P - that 
seems like a happy omen to me.


In the case of the chapters and those who moderated the process, that 
means thank you for your thoughtful deliberations, and congratulations 
on completing this in a timely manner. I think the way they have handled 
this is a reflection of the increasing maturity of the chapters 
collectively. That is one of many positive developments in this area, 
which is much-needed and has been an important area of emphasis for the 
movement lately. It has not always been easy, but we are making 
progress. I feel that successes like this validate my desire initially 
to have the chapters participate directly in the selection of board members.


--Michael Snow

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] CSBS 2012 - Results

2012-05-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you Béria for the speedy update; and congratulations and welcome
to Alice and Patricio.

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote:
 On 5/18/2012 8:16 AM, Béria Lima wrote:

 We have a result! The polls closed a few hours ago and I've already
 counted the votes. The chapters have, by voting, selected the following
 candidates to serve on the WMF board:

 * Patricio Lorente
 * Alice Wiegand

 Thanks and congratulations to all concerned!

 In the case of Patricio and Alice, that means thank you for being willing to
 serve, and congratulations on being selected. They are both wonderful people
 who I believe can do a great job on the board. I am pleased that the
 chapters' process for nominating board members brought out a number of fine
 candidates this year. I could have been similarly happy to see one of
 several other candidates chosen as well, which is good. But I couldn't have
 been *more* happy, because Patricio and Alice are such excellent choices.

 In the case of Phoebe and Arne, that means thank you for the great work you
 have done and the often unacknowledged effort that required, and
 congratulations on the newfound freedom you will soon have. (Though I can
 assure you that this freedom will disappear so fast you won't even realize
 it was there, as it fills up with new tasks and responsibilities.) I don't
 think the chapters could have selected anyone better than Phoebe to replace
 me, just as they couldn't have chosen anyone better than Alice and Patricio
 to replace Arne and Phoebe. That's important because the new board members
 will have big shoes to fill. At least their names have already filled the
 same initials, A and P - that seems like a happy omen to me.

 In the case of the chapters and those who moderated the process, that means
 thank you for your thoughtful deliberations, and congratulations on
 completing this in a timely manner. I think the way they have handled this
 is a reflection of the increasing maturity of the chapters collectively.
 That is one of many positive developments in this area, which is much-needed
 and has been an important area of emphasis for the movement lately. It has
 not always been easy, but we are making progress. I feel that successes like
 this validate my desire initially to have the chapters participate directly
 in the selection of board members.

 --Michael Snow

Michael, you put this so well. I second that 100% (including the
alliterative omen).

I feel lucky to have worked with Phoebe and Arne, who have brought
such care and energy to the board.  And this year's chapter selection
process felt inspiring and open - a chance for the whole community to
reflect together.
May all of our consensus-building run so smoothly.

Sam.

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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Seeking Chapter Finances information by Fri, May 25th

2012-05-18 Thread Narayanan, Divya
Dear Chapter Leaders,

As you may have heard last week, our team at The Bridgespan Group is seeking 
information on the Wikimedia movement's current and future funding needs. This 
information will be used to develop recommendations for the Wikimedia Board of 
Trustees on the Funds Dissemination Committee.

We would appreciate your help answering the following survey by Friday, May 
25th: 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Chapter_Finances_Survey
 .

Estimates you make of future Chapter funding needs are not binding - this data 
will be used for general planning purposes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me 
or to Asaf Bartov at the Foundation.

Many Thanks,
Divya
User:Divyanarayanan_tbg
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-18 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury
Congrtz James!

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM, Patricio Molina
patriciomol...@gmail.comwrote:

 Congratulations, James!

 Patricio Molina
 http://twitter.com/patriciomolina

 On 17/05/2012, at 13:52, Howie Fung hf...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  Everyone,
 
  It’s my pleasure to announce that James Forrester is joining our San
  Francisco office as a Technical Product Analyst, supporting the Visual
  Editor team. James started his work as a remote contractor yesterday
  and will be joining us in San Francisco later this year as a staff
  member.
 
  James will help prioritize the short term and long term work log on
  the Visual Editor, conduct user research, and incorporate community
  feedback into the development process.
 
  As many of you know, James is a long-time Wikimedian. He started
  contributing to English Wikipedia in October 2002, and was a founding
  member of their Arbitration Committee. He was also the movement’s
  volunteer Chief Research Officer, helping shepherd the predecessor of
  what is today the Research Committee, has for years been the
  “gopher-in-chief” at the Wikimania community conferences, and helped
  found Wikimedia UK in 2005.
 
  James joins us following a successful career in the UK government,
  where he implemented key open access and open government initiatives.
  Most recently, he was the acting Head of data.gov.uk, and then the
  Digital Engagement Policy Lead in the Government Digital Service, both
  at the Cabinet Office. James holds a Masters of Engineering in
  Computer Science from the University of Warwick.
 
  Beyond technology, James has strong interests in international
  politics, physics, communications, economics, law, the constitutional
  history of Britain, and education.
 
  Please join me in welcoming James!
 
  Howie
 
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