Re: [Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2018-02-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
Following this up, from last August. Did anyone at WMF see it? I don't
think we had a response from anyone there.

On 20 August 2017 at 00:08, Andy Mabbett  wrote:
> Those of you running Windows 10 will be familiar with the
> regularly-changing "lockscreen" images showing things like beautiful
> scenery and scenes from nature:
>
> 
> https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/find-windows-spotlight-lock-screen-images-windows-10/
>
> The last one I just saw was labelled "copyright [photographer name]
> and Shutterstock"
>
> Is there someone at WMF, with contacts at Microsoft, who could
> persuade them to use some featured images from Commons, with a small
> piece of text explaining that people may upload their own images?
>
> That would seem to be a simple way to do a massive piece of outreach,
> to a new audience.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2018-02-12 Thread mathieu stumpf guntz



Le 09/02/2018 à 22:57, Chris Koerner a écrit :

As for the usefulness of this mailing list I can only speak for
myself. I work remotely. I have conditioned into me from previous
experiences not to send frivolous single-sentence replies. However in
my experience within the movement, these sort of of “hey I acknowledge
you exist, saw your message, but have nothing to add” messages are
helpful for remaining connected to colleagues who are physically
distant, but frequently encountered (and sometimes sadly not) in
online spaces. It’s part of the reason I find the Thanks extension
helpful on-wiki. So that is to say, this is a hearty +1 to the current
state of things. In my opinion, I'm fine. We're fine.
Maybe a mailling list equivalent could be developed, for example 
indicating a link to thank the person at the end of the email, which 
both email this person and add some data for the mailling-list statitics.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2018-02-12 Thread James Heilman
Anyone within the community can reach out to them and ask. Agree this is a
good idea.

J

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:09 PM, Andy Mabbett 
wrote:

> Following this up, from last August. Did anyone at WMF see it? I don't
> think we had a response from anyone there.
>
> On 20 August 2017 at 00:08, Andy Mabbett 
> wrote:
> > Those of you running Windows 10 will be familiar with the
> > regularly-changing "lockscreen" images showing things like beautiful
> > scenery and scenes from nature:
> >
> > https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/find-windows-spotlight-lock-
> screen-images-windows-10/
> >
> > The last one I just saw was labelled "copyright [photographer name]
> > and Shutterstock"
> >
> > Is there someone at WMF, with contacts at Microsoft, who could
> > persuade them to use some featured images from Commons, with a small
> > piece of text explaining that people may upload their own images?
> >
> > That would seem to be a simple way to do a massive piece of outreach,
> > to a new audience.
> >
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

2018-02-12 Thread Dumisani Ndubane
He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his community members and family.

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> On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 07:56:01 +0600
> "Md. Ibrahim Husain"  wrote:
>
> > Our fellow Wikipedian Gangadhar Bhadani has passed away 8th February
> 2018.
> > He was one of the active Indian Wikipedians on English passionately
> > contributing since 2005.
> > May his soul rest in peace.
> >
>
> sorry to hear that.
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> > Member, Wikimedia Bangladesh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] User:Bhadani has passed

2018-02-12 Thread Sydney Poore
Very sorry to learn of his passing. He will be missed.

Sydney

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wrote:

> Our fellow Wikipedian Gangadhar Bhadani has passed away 8th February 2018.
> He was one of the active Indian Wikipedians on English passionately
> contributing since 2005.
> May his soul rest in peace.
>
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> Member, Wikimedia Bangladesh
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[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Don Wikimedians User Group

2018-02-12 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone!

I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
the Don Wikimedians User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group's
goals are the development and dissemination of free knowledge about the Don
region and Cossack culture, and the promotion of Wikimedia projects in the
Don region.

Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!

Regards,
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Chair, Affiliations Committee

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Don_Wikimedians_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Don Wikimedians User Group

2018-02-12 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:40:30 -0500
Kirill Lokshin  wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> the Don Wikimedians User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group's
> goals are the development and dissemination of free knowledge about the Don
> region and Cossack culture, and the promotion of Wikimedia projects in the
> Don region.
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 

congratulations and good luck.

> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Don_Wikimedians_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours - Structured Commons - Tuesday 13 February

2018-02-12 Thread Keegan Peterzell
A reminder that this is occurring tomorrow, 13 February.

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 2:30 PM, Keegan Peterzell 
wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> As the subject line says, there will be a Wikimedia Foundation-hosted IRC
> office hours [0] this coming Tuesday, 13 February 2018, from 18:00-19:00
> UTC [1]. The topic is Structured Data on Commons, and the subjects are
> mainly whatever those who attend would like to discuss. The Structured Data
> hub has information about what the development team has been up this past
> year as well as upcoming plans [2] for those who might like to prepare or
> find interesting things to talk about.
>
> The Structured Data team also issues a newsletter every few months. You
> can subscribe to have it delivered to a talk page, receive a notification
> instead delivery, and read past issues. Find out more on Meta [3].
>
> I'll be sending out a reminder email a few hours before this occurs in one
> week's time.
>
> Thank you for your time, I hope to see you there.
>
> 0. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
> 1. To check your local date and time for the office hours <
> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?
> hour=18=00=0=13=02=2018 >
> 2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/Development
> 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/
> Targets/Structured_Data_on_Commons
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[Wikimedia-l] Strategy Report Released: Wikimedia 2030: Wikimedia’s role in shaping the future of the information commons

2018-02-12 Thread Caitlin Virtue
*Hi Everyone, On Thursday, we released an extensive research report [1]
about Wikimedia’s role in shaping the future of the information commons.
The report was created as part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, as
the Foundation engaged research teams to examine awareness and usage of
Wikimedia projects and evolving information consumption habits. The
consulting teams conducted desk research and spoke both with people
familiar with and involved in the Wikimedia movement and expert observers
who could inform the strategy process but who are not directly involved
today. In one-on-one interviews, experts in geographic areas where the
projects are most heavily used were asked to think about future trends in
their fields and how the trends might apply to the Wikimedia movement’s
strategy. This particular research focused on six broad topics that seemed
most likely to further or frustrate the vision for growth that the
Foundation embraces. In this report, the Foundation’s staff and its
consulting teams present top-level insights from this global process.
Perspectives from interviewees around the world are also provided with
context about their region and area of expertise. The report draws from six
comprehensive research briefs,[2] published on Wikimedia’s strategy
website, which address these topics: - Demographics: Who is in the world in
2030? The report outlines global population trends, which project the
highest population growth in places where Wikimedia has significant room to
expand.- Emerging platforms: How will people around the world be using
communications technologies to find, create, and share information? The
report considers future technologies, from the imminent to the speculative,
and examines what range of new hardware, software, and content production
capabilities might mean for content creation and user access.-
Misinformation: How will people find trustworthy sources of knowledge and
information? The report explores how content creators and technologists can
ensure that knowledge is trustworthy and also identifies threats to these
efforts.- Literacy: How will the world learn in the future? The report
forecasts that technology will transform learning and educational settings
as well as expand the requirements for literacy beyond text and images.-
Open knowledge: How will we share culture, ideas, and information? The
report documents the global trend toward opening collections and archives
to the public and making them freely available online, and explores ways
the Wikimedia movement might partner with people and organizations to
accelerate this sharing.- Expect the unexpected: How can we know what the
world will look like in 2030 — and what the Wikimedia movement’s role will
be in it?The report proposes that a study of trends can never be truly
predictive and introduces alternative visionary tools such as scenario
planning and speculative social science fiction.The consulting team
published an additional research brief on the future of the digital
commons,[3] examining the political and commercial forces that could lead
to the contraction or expansion of the open web. Looking at the
constellation of issues most important to the Wikimedia community, this
brief identifies access, censorship, privacy, copyright, and intermediary
liability as active battlefronts.The fate of the digital commons is the
single subject that rises above and intersects with each of the other areas
of research. The commons of the future will shape the environment that
ultimately fosters or blocks all of the Wikimedia projects’ work. Thus,
this report weaves research findings about the future of the commons
throughout.Specifically, the report highlights growing concerns across
civil society about the quality of and access to open knowledge online, as
well as compounding threats to the Wikimedia movement and its open
knowledge allies. Between now and 2030, open knowledge advocates face
headwinds that include censorship by governments and corporations, internet
shutdowns, surveillance of users, information monopolies, and troubling
developments such as the arrests of scholars and journalists operating in
closed societies.The Wikimedia movement is positioned to work toward
potential solutions to these threats. Despite the trend toward a “darkening
globe,” some leaders see the Wikimedia movement as among the brightest
hopes and most inspiring exemplars of the global digital commons.The
Wikimedia movement has immediate internal challenges to address, including
adapting to an increasingly mobile internet, recruiting a new generation of
volunteers, and expanding its partnerships with schools and “GLAM”
organizations (i.e. galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and other
cultural institutions that have access to knowledge as their mission). But
Wikimedia and its open knowledge allies, working together, can lift up
people everywhere, empowering communities through access and participation
in knowledge creation and 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Don Wikimedians User Group

2018-02-12 Thread Md. Ibrahim Husain
A warm congratulation to members of Don Wikimedians User Group.

Cheers!!!
Md. Ibrahim Husain Meraj
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: January 2018

2018-02-12 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings
within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and
more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums.
You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

*This Month in GLAM – Issue I, Volume VIII – January 2018*
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Australia report: We came, we saw, we conquered!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Australia_report

Basque Country report: Books, librarians, encounters and borrowed data
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Basque_Country_report

Côte d'Ivoire report: #1Lib1Ref, Côte d'Ivoire participates for the 2nd time
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Côte_d'Ivoire_report

France report: Fonds André Cros; #1lib1ref; Library of Dinan; LATMOS
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/France_report

Germany report: sustainability beyond metrics
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Germany_report

Indonesia report: Digitizing the letters from Dewantara Kirti Griya Museum
Yogyakarta continues
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Indonesia_report

Italy report: Seventeen: let's talk and celebrate!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Italy_report

Macedonia report: Importance of digitization in 21 century
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Macedonia_report

Netherlands report: Local heritage made available through Wikimedia & 3rd
Wikicafé Tilburg
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Netherlands_report

Norway report: Image collection from Armenia and Sami bibliography
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Norway_report

Serbia report: #1lib1ref first time in Serbia: 786 references added!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Serbia_report

Spain report: #1Lib1Ref
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Spain_report

Sweden report: Photos, 3D and training with the National Heritage Board
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Sweden_report

Tunisia report: Upload Book
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Tunisia_report

UK report: Oxford Wikidata project
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/UK_report

Ukraine report: Libraries at the Forefront of Running All-Out Action for
Ukrainian Wikipedia
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Ukraine_report

USA report: Wikipedia Day
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/USA_report

Wikidata report: Our constraint reports won't constrain you!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Wikidata_report

WMF GLAM report: Call for case studies, #1lib1ref, Structured Commons and
more
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/WMF_GLAM_report

Calendar: February's GLAM events
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/January_2018/Contents/Events


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[Wikimedia-l] Timeless grant resubmission

2018-02-12 Thread Isarra Yos

Hey all,

As many of you know, the Timeless skin was deployed for testing across 
all Wikimedia projects in late November last year. I submitted a Project 
Grant proposal at the time seeking funding to more actively support for 
this deployment as well as enable further development based on user 
feedback and the bugs that have been coming up in practice, but the 
proposal was ultimately vetoed in the late stages due to objections from 
WMF staff.


It is my understanding that these objections have since been withdrawn, 
and based on what happened, I have been recommended by relevant WMF 
staff to resubmit the proposal in the subsequent, now current, round of 
Project Grants. I have done this, and would like to invite anyone 
interested in this project to comment (again, even) on the current 
proposal, or ask any questions you might have on the talkpage. The 
current proposal can be found here: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Isarra/Timeless:_Post-deployment_support


As for some general background:

If you don't know me, I'm Isarra, a volunteer MediaWiki developer and 
designer, and a previous WMF grantee on another project, WikiProject X. 
I originally created the Timeless skin itself as a volunteer project for 
a Wikimedia Tech Talk in 2015; after that the skin just sort of sat 
there being ignored for the better part of 2016, and then Paladox found 
it, filed a bug saying it should be deployed to Wikimedia, and it turned 
out a lot of people agreed with him and we spent most of 2017 pushing it 
through various processes, reviews, and fixes to be deployed 
(https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T154371).


If you haven't and would like to try out Timeless, you can enable it in 
your preferences under Appearance > Skin, or just add ?useskin=timeless 
to the end of most page URLs to see what that page looks like in Timeless.


Thanks,

Isarra

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[Wikimedia-l] Strategy Report Released: Wikimedia 2030: Wikimedia’s role in shaping the future of the information commons

2018-02-12 Thread Caitlin Virtue
(Apologies for the formatting issues in the previous email.)

Hi Everyone,

On Thursday, we released an extensive research report [1] about Wikimedia’s
role in shaping the future of the information commons. The report was
created as part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, as the Foundation
engaged research teams to examine awareness and usage of Wikimedia projects
and evolving information consumption habits. The consulting teams conducted
desk research and spoke both with people familiar with and involved in the
Wikimedia movement and expert observers who could inform the strategy
process but who are not directly involved today. In one-on-one interviews,
experts in geographic areas where the projects are most heavily used were
asked to think about future trends in their fields and how the trends might
apply to the Wikimedia movement’s strategy. This particular research
focused on six broad topics that seemed most likely to further or frustrate
the vision for growth that the Foundation embraces.

In this report, the Foundation’s staff and its consulting teams present
top-level insights from this global process. Perspectives from interviewees
around the world are also provided with context about their region and area
of expertise. The report draws from six comprehensive research briefs,[2]
published on Wikimedia’s strategy website, which address these topics:

 - Demographics: Who is in the world in 2030? The report outlines global
population trends, which project the highest population growth in places
where Wikimedia has significant room to expand.

 - Emerging platforms: How will people around the world be using
communications technologies to find, create, and share information? The
report considers future technologies, from the imminent to the speculative,
and examines what range of new hardware, software, and content production
capabilities might mean for content creation and user access.

 - Misinformation: How will people find trustworthy sources of knowledge
and information? The report explores how content creators and technologists
can ensure that knowledge is trustworthy and also identifies threats to
these efforts.

 - Literacy: How will the world learn in the future? The report forecasts
that technology will transform learning and educational settings as well as
expand the requirements for literacy beyond text and images.

 - Open knowledge: How will we share culture, ideas, and information? The
report documents the global trend toward opening collections and archives
to the public and making them freely available online, and explores ways
the Wikimedia movement might partner with people and organizations to
accelerate this sharing.

 - Expect the unexpected: How can we know what the world will look like in
2030 — and what the Wikimedia movement’s role will be in it?

The report proposes that a study of trends can never be truly predictive
and introduces alternative visionary tools such as scenario planning and
speculative social science fiction.

The consulting team published an additional research brief on the future of
the digital commons,[3] examining the political and commercial forces that
could lead to the contraction or expansion of the open web. Looking at the
constellation of issues most important to the Wikimedia community, this
brief identifies access, censorship, privacy, copyright, and intermediary
liability as active battlefronts.

The fate of the digital commons is the single subject that rises above and
intersects with each of the other areas of research. The commons of the
future will shape the environment that ultimately fosters or blocks all of
the Wikimedia projects’ work. Thus, this report weaves research findings
about the future of the commons throughout.

Specifically, the report highlights growing concerns across civil society
about the quality of and access to open knowledge online, as well as
compounding threats to the Wikimedia movement and its open knowledge
allies. Between now and 2030, open knowledge advocates face headwinds that
include censorship by governments and corporations, internet shutdowns,
surveillance of users, information monopolies, and troubling developments
such as the arrests of scholars and journalists operating in closed
societies.

The Wikimedia movement is positioned to work toward potential solutions to
these threats. Despite the trend toward a “darkening globe,” some leaders
see the Wikimedia movement as among the brightest hopes and most inspiring
exemplars of the global digital commons.

The Wikimedia movement has immediate internal challenges to address,
including adapting to an increasingly mobile internet, recruiting a new
generation of volunteers, and expanding its partnerships with schools and
“GLAM” organizations (i.e. galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and
other cultural institutions that have access to knowledge as their
mission). But Wikimedia and its open knowledge allies, working together,
can lift up people 

[Wikimedia-l] Google Summer of Code 2018: Call for projects and mentors

2018-02-12 Thread Srishti Sethi
Hello everyone,

Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer
of Code 2018!

We already have recruited six project ideas and mentors, but we are looking
for a minimum of *14-15 ideas* more, as Google Summer of Code is a neat
platform to bring new developers :) https://www.mediawiki.org/
wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018

If you are interested in mentoring a project, but not sure what the roles
and responsibilities of a mentor are like, take a look at our guide:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Mentors. Feel free to
propose your own idea, or help by mentoring one of the below listed,
curated from the possible-tech-projects workboard:

   1. Tools for volunteers to make it easier to improve the Wikispeech
   lexicon https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161310
   2. Notification your file was used https://phabricator.wikimedia.
   org/T77154
   3. Notify users about deletion tags being added to pages they created
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T123866
   
   4. Implement HTML e-mail support in MediaWiki
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T15303
   
   5. Implement Internet Archive BookReader in Commons & Wikisource
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T154100
   
   6. Create tool to generate, track and show metrics for Tech News
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T91335
   
   7. Merge proofread text back into Djvu files
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T59807
   
   8. Allow having an on-wiki ToDo list per user
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T48103
   
   9. Allow contributors to update their own details in tech metrics
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T60585
   
   10. Convert WikiLove from jQuery UI to OOUI
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89815
   
   11. Add VisualEditor support to the Quiz extension
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T148972
   
   12. Pywikibot: Implement support for flagged revisions
   https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T57081
   

Sidenote: These are only ideas, and we do not encourage students to pick
them unless we have recruited at least two mentors for a project.

We are also participating in Outreachy Round 16 and funding up to two
projects: https://www.outreachy.org/communities/cfp/wikimedia/. Help us
spread the word about Wikimedia's participation in these programs :)

Cheers,
Srishti

-- 
Srishti Sethi
Developer Advocate
Technical Collaboration team
Wikimedia Foundation

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:SSethi_(WMF)
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