[Wikimedia-l] Agenda Board of Trustees Spring Meeting

2014-04-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Dear fellow members of the community, Following is the board agenda for next weeks meeting. As usual we have tried to make room for more substance rather than process. After a thorough consultation period the board will be discussing the amendment to the terms of use with regards to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian Open Street Map receive ALL VOICES GRANT

2014-04-19 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury
Great news. Congratulations, WMID HOT OSM! On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Isabella Apriyana isabella.apriy...@wikimedia.or.id wrote: Hi Asaf, We will update the wiki page soon, including all budget and activity plans. We'll inform you the soonest! On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:08 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-19 Thread Anthony Cole
The press release, signed by LiAnna Davis, Head of Communications and External Relations, that Andreas links to in his comment says, The program, in which students write Wikipedia articles in place of traditional term papers, created the equivalent of more than 7,000 printed pages of new,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-19 Thread Anthony Cole
Sorry. I just realised what the heading of this thread is. I'll email LiAnna directly. Anthony Cole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: The press release, signed by LiAnna Davis, Head of Communications

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-19 Thread Simon Knight
Bear in mind her email address has now changed as she's moved to @wikiedfoundation.org E.g. this link re: quality http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/10/04/spring-2012-wikipedia-education-program-quality/ but I've seen more recent stuff Simon -Original Message- From:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor Office Hours for March April

2014-04-19 Thread Maggie Dennis
Hi, guys. The April office hour for VisualEditor is coming up in about 90 minutes. :) Hope to see you there! Maggie On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Maggie Dennis mden...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Just a reminder: the April office hour for VisualEditor is taking place in a few days, on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-19 Thread LiAnna Davis
On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com wrote: Can anybody point to a source for the 7,000 printed pages of new, high-quality content during the fall term - particularly the evidence for the high quality of that content? Replying on-list since you asked

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-19 Thread Gryllida
On a second thought, do we want to add an optional affiliation field to the signup form, so the affiliation goes at the end of username in braces? - DGarry (WMF) - Fred (DesignSolutionsInc) - David (MIT) - ... So the signup form would look like this:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-19 Thread Risker
I hear where you're coming from, Gryllida. This only works if there is some mechanism by which the affiliation can be confirmed. The (WMF) affiliation is easily confirmed, and in fact anyone adding that affiliation to their account name who isn't a WMF staffer gets blocked pretty quickly.

[Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-19 Thread Milos Rancic
There are ~6000 languages in the world and around 3000 of them have more than 10,000 speakers. That approximation has some issues, but they are compensated by the ambiguity of the opposition. Ethnologue is not the best place to find precise data about the languages and it could count as languages