[Wikimedia-l] Today at 1pm PDT: a talk about "From the Galaxy Zoo to Citizen Science Cyborgs"

2016-04-14 Thread Jan Gerlach
Dear all I would like to invite you to watch a talk by Kevin Schawinski, an astrophysicist from ETH Zurich and co-founder of citizen science platform Galaxy Zoo, on April 14 at 1pm PDT (20mins from now). In his talk “From the Galaxy Zoo to Citizen Science Cyborgs", Kevin will talk about

[Wikimedia-l] "Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Orders Barring It From Revealing Surveillance"

2016-04-14 Thread Pine W
News developments from Seattle with some relation to the Wikimedia Foundation's ongoing lawsuit against the NSA: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/technology/microsoft-sues-us-over-orders-barring-it-from-revealing-surveillance.html Pine ___ Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

2016-04-14 Thread rupert THURNER
hi, on the question how much money will go to volunteers next year, katherine stated that the 2016 grants budget is 5.8 mio, out of 63 mio [1]. my guess was that between 1 and 2 mio would go to volunteers. i have a little difficulty to calculate the number. i saw the 2016 fdc numbers [2], 5.5

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Italy Board

2016-04-14 Thread Biplab Anand
Congratulation to all. With best Ragrds Biplab Anand On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:04 PM, sailesh patnaik < sailesh.patnaik...@gmail.com> wrote: > Congratulations all ☺️ > > On Wednesday 13 April 2016, Tito Dutta wrote: > > > Congratulations and all the best :) > > > > On 13

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-14 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I do appreciate Denny. However, your notion that "we're lucky to have him" flies in the face of him leaving the board. He now does no longer a COI working at Google. Have you considered that he might have been more worthwhile to us having remained on the board and having been more outspoken

Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

2016-04-14 Thread Gordon Joly
On 14/04/16 10:48, rupert THURNER wrote: > can somebody please chime in here with better guesses, or real > numbers, maybe directly at [1]? On the other hand, has anybody considered the value of the total volunteer effort towards the development of Wikipedia, Commons and related projects? That is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Italy Board

2016-04-14 Thread Moheen Reeyad
Congrats Wikimedia Italia! And welcome! Best, Moheen --- *Moheen Reeyad* Global user *|* Moheen Reeyad on all Wikimedia Foundation 's public wikis Executive Member

Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

2016-04-14 Thread
I cannot answer your question, but I am unsure if numbers would mean much unless large changes (like more than 20%) are indicated. Here's why - The key problem with working out how much of a volunteer fund goes to volunteers, is that reports rarely separate out the money that is nominally spent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Italy Board

2016-04-14 Thread Erica Litrenta
Congrats, WMIT. Buon lavoro, Elitre (WMF) -- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:58:46 +0200 From: Ginevra Sanvitale To: Wikimedia Mailing List , chapt...@wikimedia.ch Subject: [Wikimedia-l] New

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-04-14 Thread Bodhisattwa Mandal
Hi, Angola is not alone. Bangladesh also started the practice. :-P Now there is a good number of Facebook groups and pages to do this kind of piracy related works through Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:NahidSultan/Bangladesh_Facebook_Case They are even creating manuals in