[Wikimedia-l] idea: making the projects accessible on Tor and IP2

2015-01-21 Thread Walter Vermeir

Hi

=== Introduction ===

One of the core intentions of Wikimedia projects is to make information 
freely available to everyone.


You can access free to charge the websites of the WMF-projects, you can 
download a database dump. There are efforts to get access to Wikipedia 
on mobile devices without data charges.[1]


But some people have to use an internet connection that is censored [2] 
or are just not comfortable with the idea that others way be monitoring 
there internet activity’s.


There are software solutions to access websites with high anonymity and 
that are difficult to block access to. I think about TOR [3] and I2P 
[4]. Tor has a larger userbase then I2P but the second is especially 
designed to host services inside I2P while Tor is a proxy-system to 
clearnet that supports also hidden services.


Both systems support anonymous web hosting. If you can get TOR of I2P to 
work you can access the hidden websites available on that network.


But off course you can only access websites that exist on that network.

End of 2014 Facebook made there website accessible on the TOR-system 
[5][6] . That is so far I know the only big name.


Encyclopedia Dramatica, using MediWiki, is also on TOR [7].

=== The idea ===

Making the projects available on TOR and I2P as a hidden website. I see 
only positive aspects by doing it.


# people who have censure on there internet have more change to get 
access to the information

# people who care about privacy can use it
# WMF has the hardware and the people to get it up at a marginal cost
# great public-relations move! This will get positive press coverage
# some people are against TOR/I2P because it is a freehaven for 
pedophiles. Getting the WMF-projects on these networks could provide an 
important example of other use of these systems.
# it would support to the cause of free access to information and 
important for the people working on the TOR/I2P software if a big name 
as the WMF-projects would join-up


=== External links ===

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero
[2] 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_and_surveillance_by_country

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28anonymity_network%29
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I2P
[5] 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/protect-the-graph/making-connections-to-facebook-more-secure/1526085754298237

[6] https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/
[7] https://encyclopediadramatica.se/ED:TOR  (hidden service is 
currently offline but will be back soon)



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] idea: making the projects accessible on Tor and IP2

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
It would probably help if you linked a description of what you are 
proposing. :)

https://www.torproject.org/docs/hidden-services.html.en

Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2016

2015-01-21 Thread Leigh Thelmadatter
Congratulations on the official annoucement. I very much look forward to 
helping out with the education programming!
Leigh


 Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:15:38 +0100
 From: q...@wikimedia.org
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2016
 
 On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 7:34 AM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 
On the recommendation of the Wikimania 2016 selection Jury Committee,
  we
   have accepted the proposal from the Esino Lario Italy team.
 
 
 Congratulations to the bold candidates and to the bold jury that accept
 them!
 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esino_Lario
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Esino_Lario
 
 Esino Lario looks like a perfect location for an event like Wikimania, for
 a community like Wikimedia. Decentralization is a key aspect of our
 movement, and having events out of the usual global hubs is a necessity.
 
 -- 
 Quim Gil
 Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
 http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil
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[Wikimedia-l] Scholarship Applications now Open for Wikimania 2015

2015-01-21 Thread Ellie Young
Hi all,

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2015 which is being held in Mexico City 
on July 15-19, 2015  are now being  accepted. Applications are open until 
Monday 16 February 2015 23:59 UTC.

A  scholarship will the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared 
accommodation,
and conference registration as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and 
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine 
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2015 scholarships, 
please visit:

https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on:

https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply

It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the 
Scholarships page
and the associated FAQ before submitting an application.

If you have any questions, please contact:

wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org

or leave a message at:

https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships


Ellie Young
WMF Conference Coordinator on behalf of the Scholarship Committee


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[Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-01-21 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi,

Julia Reda, a MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for the German
Pirate Party has released a report[1] regarding copyright in the EU
and demanding an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU
copyright[2].

A shorter version with the most important points is the press release:
[2] https://juliareda.eu/2015/01/press-release-eu-copyright-report/

This work has followed the public consultation on copyright that many
people (and also associations, including some Wikimedia chapters) have
answered[3] in the past months.

From [1] you can also see the work of Dimitar Dimitrov and the Free
Knowledge Advocacy Group EU[4], and of other free knowledge
organisations in Europe as the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)
and La Quadrature du Net from France.

Well done, Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU!

Cristian

[1]https://juliareda.eu/2015/01/report-eu-copyright-rules-maladapted-to-the-web/
[2] https://juliareda.eu/2015/01/press-release-eu-copyright-report/
[3] https://juliareda.eu/2014/08/the-european-copyright-divide/
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_policy/Statement_of_Intent

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2016

2015-01-21 Thread Oliver Keyes
If only the first and only link in the thread you're following up on
contained pointers to dedicated journey and accomodation pages!
That would've made these questions so much easier to answer. Indeed,
it would've made asking them quite clearly rhetorical and intended to
passive-aggressively poke, rather than an actual, genuine question.

Oh, look.[0][1]

[0] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2016_bids/Esino_Lario/Accommodation
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2016_bids/Esino_Lario/Journey

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Tim Davenport shoehu...@gmail.com wrote:
 A charming Northern Italian village of 775 people for a conference of 1,000.

 Congratulations indeed on such a bold choice!!!

 So where are people gonna sleep? And what's the nearest international
 airport???


 Tim Davenport
 Carrite on WP
 Corvallis, OR
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-21 Thread geni
On 21 January 2015 at 00:01, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com
wrote:

 The two articles combined make me wonder: if I cite a Wikimedia projects
 page in a long-term document, should I link something like perma.cc or to
 the oldid? I prefer the oldid, because I think it's every website's
 responsibility to offer really permanent links.


Mediaviewer does not in fact offer a permanent link. See:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Media_Viewer/About#Non_predominance_of_links



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-21 Thread Strainu
2015-01-21 13:40 GMT+02:00 geni geni...@gmail.com:
 On 21 January 2015 at 00:01, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com
 wrote:

 The two articles combined make me wonder: if I cite a Wikimedia projects
 page in a long-term document, should I link something like perma.cc or to
 the oldid? I prefer the oldid, because I think it's every website's
 responsibility to offer really permanent links.


 Mediaviewer does not in fact offer a permanent link.

Mediawiever makes it harder to reach the permanent link (at least 1
extra click), it does not get rid of it. The problem you describe also
occurs for articles moved without redirect, that's why the oldid
exist.

I too believe that it's every site's responsibility to offer
permalinks and 3rd party services are risky, because out of both the
site's and reuser's control.

Strainu

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[Wikimedia-l] Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2014 is open!

2015-01-21 Thread Srikant Kedia
Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the ninth edition of Picture of
the Year competition is now open.

Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on
Commons during the year 2014 to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered
in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant
shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical
images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive
human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories.
Two rounds of voting will be held:
In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30
overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the
final.
In the final round, you may vote for three images (first vote is counted as
3 points, the second as 2 and the third as 1 point.) to become the Picture
of the Year

Round 1 will end on 31 January 2015. To vote, visit
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2014

Thanks
Odisha1
on behalf of Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Sue Gardner, 01/04/2014 05:23:

On 21 March 2014 13:23, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:

We will update the wiki page at
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedian_in_Residence/Harvard_University_assessment
with more information and details. I encourage others to participate
in this as a collaborative process.


Thanks Erik.

For everyone: following up on Erik's e-mail, the WMF has done a
postmortem of the Belfer situation, which I've just posted at the link
from Erik above.


https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Assessment_of_Belfer_Center_Wikipedian_in_Residence_program#Decisions_made 
said:

 The ED plans, with the C-level team, to develop a better process for
 staff to escalate and express concerns about any WMF activities that
 staff think may in tension with, or in violation of, community
 policies or best practices. It will take some time to develop a
 simple, robust process: we aim to have it done by 1 May 2014.

I think we're well past the deadline–unless 2014 was a typo for 
2015, or ED a typo for Sue Gardner in her spare time. Any updates?


Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Spam] Re: Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-21 Thread Andrew Gray
The oldid. At the moment, I trust our long-term viability more than a
2014 web-archiving startup, even one with praiseworthy names attached
;-)

(Foolish question: can oldids be reconstituted from dumps?)

Andrew.


On 21 January 2015 at 00:01, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:
 phoebe ayers, 20/01/2015 23:42:

 suggests relying
 on*us*  for persistent identifier stability:


 Hmm I'm not sure that's what it's written there.

 However, relatedly, also today:
 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb
 «The footnote, a landmark in the history of civilization, took centuries to
 invent and to spread. It has taken mere years nearly to destroy. [...] The
 footnote problem, though, stands a good chance of being fixed. Last year, a
 tool called Perma.cc was launched.»
 I looked into perma.cc some time ago but I had never read such an emphatic
 supporter yet. (Their stats also seem rather flat lately.)

 The two articles combined make me wonder: if I cite a Wikimedia projects
 page in a long-term document, should I link something like perma.cc or to
 the oldid? I prefer the oldid, because I think it's every website's
 responsibility to offer really permanent links. But if such a
 permalink/archival service was offered by a national library with the
 guarantees of legal deposit... then I wouldn't be sure.

 Nemo


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 1000 Little Masters on-line, a Wikimedia CH / Swiss National Library project

2015-01-21 Thread Charles Andrès
Yes, here: 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:CH-NB-Collection_Gugelmann

and if you need to do a specific search in the Swiss National Library, there is 
a custom search here 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_contributed_by_the_Swiss_National_Library

Charles





 Le 20 janv. 2015 à 18:54, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru a écrit :
 
 On 2015-01-20 18:51, Charles Andrès wrote:
 Dear Wikimedians,
 please find here an information about one of the outcomes of the
 Wikipedian in Residence experience at the Swiss National Library, a
 Wikimedia CH initiative.
 Charles
 
 Hi Charles,
 
 this is absolutely great, congratulations.
 
 Is there a dedicated Commons cat where the images lie?
 
 Cheers
 Yaroslav
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Spam] Re: Become a Digital object identifier (DOI) registarnt

2015-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Andrew Gray, 21/01/2015 13:35:

(Foolish question: can oldids be reconstituted from dumps?)


Yes, grep any XML dump for revision to see yourself. However, the 
standard import doesn't preserve this information.


Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2016

2015-01-21 Thread Quim Gil
On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 7:34 AM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:


   On the recommendation of the Wikimania 2016 selection Jury Committee,
 we
  have accepted the proposal from the Esino Lario Italy team.


Congratulations to the bold candidates and to the bold jury that accept
them!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esino_Lario
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Esino_Lario

Esino Lario looks like a perfect location for an event like Wikimania, for
a community like Wikimedia. Decentralization is a key aspect of our
movement, and having events out of the usual global hubs is a necessity.

-- 
Quim Gil
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil
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