[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Honoring deceased Wikimedian Ihor Kostenko (user Ig2000)

2014-03-03 Thread ENWP Pine
In case anyone on WikimediaAnnounce-l missed the news:

http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/in-memoriam-of-ihor-kostenko/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/02/24/wikipedia-ihor-kostenko-dies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-02-26/Special_report





Memorials are being left on Ihor's talk page: 
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0:Ig2000

James Alexander posted this quote on Wikimedia-l:

Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing 
we cannot say, it is you who must say this.

We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We 
have died; remember us.

 --Archibald MacLeish

User:Wnt has proposed that we 
create an annual award in Ihor's name. ...If the editor 
desired, he could accept the award at a WMF event in a public way, but 
the news of the selection could always be released first on February 20,
 so that reporters covering these stories would always take a moment to 
explain who Ihor Kostenko was and what the day means. And just maybe,
 by educating more people before a conflict comes to a head, some day 
one of these award winners will have stayed some future sniper's hand 
and saved some other Ihor, even if we will never know it. -- 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales/Archive_158#Death_of_a_Wikipedian

I hope that we can honor Ihor in a way that takes no sides with regard to 
geopolitics while memorializing Ihor's life and promoting values which are 
important to the Wikimedia movement.

RIP Ihor.

Pine


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Wikipedistes documentary in Catalan TV

2014-03-03 Thread Pau Giner
The video, in Catalan, can be viewed at
http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4930191/30%2520minuts%253A%2520VIQUIPEDISTES

Pau


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 (Stepping out of my WMF tech role, wearing my ca.wiki volunteering hat.)

 This Sunday the program 30 minuts of TV3 (top TV channel in Catalan)
 will broadcast a documentary about Wikipedistes. Yes, it has a small
 audience compared to US prime time, but in terms of Catalan audience you
 probably can't go more prime time than that without being ''indecent''
 or wearing a FC Barcelona shirt.  :)

 http://www.tv3.cat/30minuts/en

 What is more important, this veteran program keeps very high standards
 in journalism and TV reporting. The two previews being aired these days
 are promising:

 http://www.tv3.cat/30minuts/proper

 Any single editor appearing in these trailers has been already contacted
 by friends and relatives (Hey, I saw you on TV!!!), and the ca.wiki /
 Amical Wikimedia supporters can't wait to watch the full version.

 The documentary will be available online. If it is as good as the
 average 30 minuts documentaries are, we {{Who}} might think of a way
 to get it subtitled in English. They have an archive of programs with
 English subtitles (see the first link), but with all the budget cuts
 public TV is facing I don't know how much resources would they have for
 translating Wikipedistes, even if the idea makes sense. Crowdsourcing?
 Anyway, more if/when the documentary is good.

 --
 Quim Gil
 Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
 http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-03-03 Thread Alex Monk
Hi Phillippe,

I noticed that the press release[1] had been made and says despite a press
report in Finland that suggested we did not meet the deadline. That press
report has since been retracted and corrected

However, when I browse to the report, it still appears uncorrected..

Alex

[1]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Statement_on_WMF%27s_Finnish_fundraising

On 1 March 2014 17:46, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hi Alex,

 I have checked with Legal.  Our deadline for the response was Friday, and
 our response was indeed filed yesterday.  We received an email confirmation
 from the authorities that the document had been received and we called them
 as well to confirm safe receipt.  It might of course have been that the
 writer of the article contacted the authorities before we filed the
 document.  We are taking steps to correct this inaccurate report.

 Best,
 pb


 *Philippe Beaudette * \\  Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia
 Foundation, Inc.
  T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 |  phili...@wikimedia.org  |  :
 @Philippewikihttps://twitter.com/Philippewiki


 On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Alex Monk kren...@gmail.com wrote:

  Apparently they got no response:
 
 
 http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/01/5137/Wikipediafailstomeetdeadlineonpolicerequest
 
 
  On 10 February 2014 15:41, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Yes, he would definitely have enjoyed this one
  
   2014-02-10 9:51 GMT+01:00, Leinonen Teemu teemu.leino...@aalto.fi:
On 8.2.2014, at 13.51, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote:
I love this thread - it make me think of Matti Wuori in the movie
 The
man without a past
   
   
Heh :-) These days, I also miss Matti Wuori. :-'(
   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori
   
- Teemu
   
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter from Wikimedia Argentina regarding URAA

2014-03-03 Thread Jane Darnell
This is a good idea in theory, but the tags-per-country could become
endless, and I wonder who would be brave enough to upload images to
such a project, as the uploader would be responsible for the
freeness of the uploaded content and the associated completeness of
license tags.

Perhaps if you just open it for certain popular types of images that
could each be supported with a standard USRAA-exemption-type template
(I am thinking of unattributable news photos of famous people of the
20th century, WWII art, or WLM photos of monumental structures in
locales without freedom of panorama that are taken by non-residents of
those locales). Do we have any stats on what types of images are on
the en.wiki under fair use and so forth?

2014-03-03 4:16 GMT+01:00, Avenue avenu...@gmail.com:
 That would be wonderful. I imagine we would want to tag the images to
 indicate their copyright status in certain jurisdictions, and set up a
 mechanism so that projects can define which sorts of images they want to be
 able to embed in their local pages, and which they do not want (unless a
 locally EDP-compliant tag is attached).

 However, that wouldn't improve the URAA situation much. We would still need
 to delete clear infringements under the URAA, unless they are covered by
 some project's EDP. I guess it would at least reduce the number of
 transwiki transfers needed.


 On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:51 AM, Sam Klein sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:

  Which led to the thought that hey, what we really need is a meta-project
  for hosting images that is *explicitly* intended to serve the other
  projects. We tried this before, right? But maybe this time we make the
  meta-project a technical implementation without its own community, where
  local uploads can be toggled to make files globally available without
  giving some global intermediary the right to turn that toggle off.

 I can see every file that is uploaded to any project being available
 via some global namespace.   Commons as we currently imagine it could
 become the core set of maximally free images: those freely reusable
 in every jurisdiction.

 And there would be a separate threshhold for the rest of the images.
 Covered by at least one project's Exemption Doctrine and tagged as
 such; freely reusable in almost all of the world and tagged as illegal
 in one or two countries; c...

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-03-03 Thread Stryn@Wikimedia
The corrected report seems to be
http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/02/5152/Report-submitted-to-police-duly,-says-Wikimedia

Regards,


*Stryn*

Hi Phillippe,

I noticed that the press release[1] had been made and says despite a press
report in Finland that suggested we did not meet the deadline. That press
report has since been retracted and corrected

However, when I browse to the report, it still appears uncorrected..

Alex

[1]https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Statement_on_WMF%27s_Finnish_fundraising

On 1 March 2014 17:46, Philippe Beaudette philippe at wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:

* Hi Alex,
** I have checked with Legal.  Our deadline for the response was Friday, and
** our response was indeed filed yesterday.  We received an email confirmation
** from the authorities that the document had been received and we called them
** as well to confirm safe receipt.  It might of course have been that the
** writer of the article contacted the authorities before we filed the
** document.  We are taking steps to correct this inaccurate report.
** Best,
** pb
** *Philippe Beaudette * \\  Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia
** Foundation, Inc.
**  T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 |  philippe at wikimedia.org
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l  |  :
** @Philippewikihttps://twitter.com/Philippewiki
https://twitter.com/Philippewiki
** On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Alex Monk krenair at gmail.com
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
**  Apparently they got no response:
** 
** 
** 
http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/01/5137/Wikipediafailstomeetdeadlineonpolicerequest
http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/01/5137/Wikipediafailstomeetdeadlineonpolicerequest
** 
** 
**  On 10 February 2014 15:41, Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
** 
**   Yes, he would definitely have enjoyed this one
**  
**   2014-02-10 9:51 GMT+01:00, Leinonen Teemu teemu.leinonen at
aalto.fi https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l:
**On 8.2.2014, at 13.51, Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
**I love this thread - it make me think of Matti Wuori in the movie
** The
**man without a past
**   
**   
**Heh :-) These days, I also miss Matti Wuori. :-'(
**   
**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori
**   
**- Teemu
**   
**--
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**http://teemuleinonen.fi http://teemuleinonen.fi
**+358 50 351 6796 %2B358%2050%20351%206796
**Media Lab
**http://mlab.uiah.fi http://mlab.uiah.fi
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-03-03 Thread Nathan
On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Stryn@Wikimedia strynw...@gmail.com wrote:

 The corrected report seems to be

 http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/02/5152/Report-submitted-to-police-duly,-says-Wikimedia

 Regards,


 *Stryn*


Wow, that's one hell of a correction. Good on Finland Times.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-03-03 Thread Risker
Heh.  So the Wikimedia representative was in Finland?

Still a bit of correction coming, I think.

Risker/Anne


On 3 March 2014 14:05, Stryn@Wikimedia strynw...@gmail.com wrote:

 The corrected report seems to be

 http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/02/5152/Report-submitted-to-police-duly,-says-Wikimedia

 Regards,


 *Stryn*

 Hi Phillippe,

 I noticed that the press release[1] had been made and says despite a press
 report in Finland that suggested we did not meet the deadline. That press
 report has since been retracted and corrected

 However, when I browse to the report, it still appears uncorrected..

 Alex

 [1]
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Statement_on_WMF%27s_Finnish_fundraising

 On 1 March 2014 17:46, Philippe Beaudette philippe at wikimedia.org
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:

 * Hi Alex,
 ** I have checked with Legal.  Our deadline for the response was Friday,
 and
 ** our response was indeed filed yesterday.  We received an email
 confirmation
 ** from the authorities that the document had been received and we called
 them
 ** as well to confirm safe receipt.  It might of course have been that the
 ** writer of the article contacted the authorities before we filed the
 ** document.  We are taking steps to correct this inaccurate report.
 ** Best,
 ** pb
 ** *Philippe Beaudette * \\  Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia
 ** Foundation, Inc.
 **  T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 |  philippe at wikimedia.org
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l  |  :
 ** @Philippewikihttps://twitter.com/Philippewiki
 https://twitter.com/Philippewiki
 ** On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Alex Monk krenair at gmail.com
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
 **  Apparently they got no response:
 ** 
 ** 
 **
 http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/01/5137/Wikipediafailstomeetdeadlineonpolicerequest
 
 http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2014/03/01/5137/Wikipediafailstomeetdeadlineonpolicerequest
 
 ** 
 ** 
 **  On 10 February 2014 15:41, Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
 ** 
 **   Yes, he would definitely have enjoyed this one
 **  
 **   2014-02-10 9:51 GMT+01:00, Leinonen Teemu teemu.leinonen at
 aalto.fi https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l:
 **On 8.2.2014, at 13.51, Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l wrote:
 **I love this thread - it make me think of Matti Wuori in the
 movie
 ** The
 **man without a past
 **   
 **   
 **Heh :-) These days, I also miss Matti Wuori. :-'(
 **   
 **http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori
 **   
 **- Teemu
 **   
 **--
 **Teemu Leinonen
 **http://teemuleinonen.fi http://teemuleinonen.fi
 **+358 50 351 6796 %2B358%2050%20351%206796
 **Media Lab
 **http://mlab.uiah.fi http://mlab.uiah.fi
 **Aalto University
 **School of Arts, Design and Architecture
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[Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Library: Books Bytes Newsletter (#4)

2014-03-03 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Hi all,

The latest edition of Books  Bytes is out, with a full overview of recent
Wikipedia Library organizing and outreach opportunities, our Spotlight
editorial/interview, plus news and notes from around the open access and
library world.  Hope you'll check it out!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:TWL/Newsletter

Best,

Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi)
Coordinator, The Wikipedia Library
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[Wikimedia-l] RfC: Creation of a Global Wikimedia Commons

2014-03-03 Thread Luiz Augusto
Hi all,

I've just created a RfC related to the recent open letters from some local
chapters.

Please see my reasoning and focus debate on that proposal in the specific
page:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Creation_of_a_Global_Wikimedia_Commons

Best,
[[:m:User:555]]
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Wikipedistes documentary in Catalan TV

2014-03-03 Thread Quim Gil
On 03/03/2014 12:50 AM, Pau Giner wrote:
 The video, in Catalan, can be viewed at
 http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4930191/30%2520minuts%253A%2520VIQUIPEDISTES

Yes, thank you!

The documentary was good but, as a whole, more Catalan-centric than I
personally expected. Still, the ca.wiki community has started to discuss
the possibility to cut the documentary in capsules, and then some of
those might become very good introductions for just anybody interested
in how Wikipedia works. No specific plans yet.

The producers did a good job at compiling diverse perspectives and focus
areas: how some editors started with a first edit, how veteran editors
work on top quality articles with references, how admins deal with
vandalism, neutrality and different views in different languages, GLAM
and the photographers, community meetings, WMF and the state-based
chapters vs language-based projects, the role of public libraries and
museums as educators, content creators and gender gap shifters, the
views from the academia...

One recurrent topic was the massive use of Wikipedia among young
students, with funny scenes at class when the kids laugh because their
works use basically the same sentences, all copied in a single stroke
from the same articles. How the teacher encourages them to use Wikipedia
but find your own words to express those ideas, where researchers think
that all this is heading to...

They also interviewed the guy that created the first article in ca.wiki,
which happened to be the first article in a language other than English
 -- https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%80bac . It was interesting to hear
from him that one day the text-based Wikipedia will be history because
most probably learning will be based in media. It kept me thinking
whether it will be still the Wikimedia community who will ride that
wave, or someone else with fresh ideas and without the legacy and
community burdens we have...

Anyway, at least Amical and ca.wiki have now very good audiovisual
materials that will help them a lot reaching out to new contributors and
explaining to them all the things we do here.


 On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
 (Stepping out of my WMF tech role, wearing my ca.wiki volunteering hat.)

 This Sunday the program 30 minuts of TV3 (top TV channel in Catalan)
 will broadcast a documentary about Wikipedistes. Yes, it has a small
 audience compared to US prime time, but in terms of Catalan audience you
 probably can't go more prime time than that without being ''indecent''
 or wearing a FC Barcelona shirt.  :)

 http://www.tv3.cat/30minuts/en

 What is more important, this veteran program keeps very high standards
 in journalism and TV reporting. The two previews being aired these days
 are promising:

 http://www.tv3.cat/30minuts/proper

 Any single editor appearing in these trailers has been already contacted
 by friends and relatives (Hey, I saw you on TV!!!), and the ca.wiki /
 Amical Wikimedia supporters can't wait to watch the full version.

 The documentary will be available online. If it is as good as the
 average 30 minuts documentaries are, we {{Who}} might think of a way
 to get it subtitled in English. They have an archive of programs with
 English subtitles (see the first link), but with all the budget cuts
 public TV is facing I don't know how much resources would they have for
 translating Wikipedistes, even if the idea makes sense. Crowdsourcing?
 Anyway, more if/when the documentary is good.

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 http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2014-03-03 Thread Tilman Bayer
Minutes and slides from Friday's quarterly review of the Foundation's
Growth team are now available at

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews/Growth/February_2014
.

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 Hi folks,

 to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course
 corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me
 and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process,
 starting with our highest priority initiatives. These are, according
 to Sue's narrowing focus recommendations which were approved by the
 Board [1]:

 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (mobile contributions + Wikipedia Zero)
 - Editor Engagement (also known as the E2 and E3 teams)
 - Funds Dissemination Committe and expanded grant-making capacity

 I'm proposing the following initial schedule:

 January:
 - Editor Engagement Experiments

 February:
 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (Contribs + Zero)

 March:
 - Editor Engagement Features (Echo, Flow projects)
 - Funds Dissemination Committee

 We'll try doing this on the same day or adjacent to the monthly
 metrics meetings [2], since the team(s) will give a presentation on
 their recent progress, which will help set some context that would
 otherwise need to be covered in the quarterly review itself. This will
 also create open opportunities for feedback and questions.

 My goal is to do this in a manner where even though the quarterly
 review meetings themselves are internal, the outcomes are captured as
 meeting minutes and shared publicly, which is why I'm starting this
 discussion on a public list as well. I've created a wiki page here
 which we can use to discuss the concept further:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews

 The internal review will, at minimum, include:

 Sue Gardner
 myself
 Howie Fung
 Team members and relevant director(s)
 Designated minute-taker

 So for example, for Visual Editor, the review team would be the Visual
 Editor / Parsoid teams, Sue, me, Howie, Terry, and a minute-taker.

 I imagine the structure of the review roughly as follows, with a
 duration of about 2 1/2 hours divided into 25-30 minute blocks:

 - Brief team intro and recap of team's activities through the quarter,
 compared with goals
 - Drill into goals and targets: Did we achieve what we said we would?
 - Review of challenges, blockers and successes
 - Discussion of proposed changes (e.g. resourcing, targets) and other
 action items
 - Buffer time, debriefing

 Once again, the primary purpose of these reviews is to create improved
 structures for internal accountability, escalation points in cases
 where serious changes are necessary, and transparency to the world.

 In addition to these priority initiatives, my recommendation would be
 to conduct quarterly reviews for any activity that requires more than
 a set amount of resources (people/dollars). These additional reviews
 may however be conducted in a more lightweight manner and internally
 to the departments. We're slowly getting into that habit in
 engineering.

 As we pilot this process, the format of the high priority reviews can
 help inform and support reviews across the organization.

 Feedback and questions are appreciated.

 All best,
 Erik

 [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Vote:Narrowing_Focus
 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
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