Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s new CTO, Grant Ingersoll

2019-09-18 Thread Philippe Beaudette
On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 12:32 PM Andy Mabbett 
wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 17:55, Katherine Maher 
> wrote:
>
> > I’m excited to officially welcome Grant Ingersoll as our Chief Technology
> > Officer! Grant
>
> It is UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS of Katherine to post this...
>
> > In Grant’s own words
>
> > We're adjusting to the empty nest life with our dog Allie (a
> > black lab mix).
>
> ...without linking to at least one cute pic of Allie ;-)
>




 Frankly I am shocked ... shocked! that a woman of Katherine’s obvious
talents must be reminded of this basic pillar of the movement: If you
invoke a cute puppy, you better be prepared to prove it.

Geez, K, have we taught you nothing in the, what, half a decade, that
you’ve been part of this movement?

-philippe

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Dennis Tobar
Enhorabuena Galder. Muy buenas noticias para el desarrollo del idioma vasco
:)

El mié., 18 de septiembre de 2019 11:17, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
galder...@hotmail.com> escribió:

> Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students
> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four more
> years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s new CTO, Grant Ingersoll

2019-09-18 Thread Robert Fernandez
Of all the useless pontificating that happens both on this list and on
Wikipedia, *this* is the comment that you call out?  smh

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM Aron Manning  wrote:

> > ...without linking to at least one cute pic of Allie ;-)
> >
>
> Well, Wikipedia is not a social networking service like Facebook or
> Twitter.
> <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_blog,_web_hosting_service,_social_networking_service,_or_memorial_site
> >
> Although fun and uplifting comments are always welcome, please notice that
> your mail can be understood in many different ways, neither of which is
> beneficial.
> Thank you.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s new CTO, Grant Ingersoll

2019-09-18 Thread Aron Manning
> ...without linking to at least one cute pic of Allie ;-)
>

Well, Wikipedia is not a social networking service like Facebook or Twitter.

Although fun and uplifting comments are always welcome, please notice that
your mail can be understood in many different ways, neither of which is
beneficial.
Thank you.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s new CTO, Grant Ingersoll

2019-09-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 17:55, Katherine Maher  wrote:

> I’m excited to officially welcome Grant Ingersoll as our Chief Technology
> Officer! Grant

It is UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS of Katherine to post this...

> In Grant’s own words

> We're adjusting to the empty nest life with our dog Allie (a
> black lab mix).

...without linking to at least one cute pic of Allie ;-)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Jami Mathewson
Congratulations—excellent work!
Jami

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Delphine Ménard 
wrote:

> Galder! I am so glad to hear this. Well done to all involved for this
> fantastic news!
>
> Best,
>
> Delphine
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 4:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear wikimedians,
> > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> students
> > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> more
> > years.
> >
> > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> also
> > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
> By
> > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Delphine Ménard
Galder! I am so glad to hear this. Well done to all involved for this
fantastic news!

Best,

Delphine

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 4:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students
> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four more
> years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: August 2019

2019-09-18 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
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You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

*This Month in GLAM – Issue VIII, Volume IX – August 2019*
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Côte d'Ivoire report: Strategic salon around GLAM perspectives
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2019/Contents/Côte_d'Ivoire_report


Finland report: Continuing our work with the Saami communities
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/August_2019/Contents/Finland_report


Indonesia report: Digitization of banknotes and introduction to structured
data on Commons (continued)
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Netherlands report: Wikidata map making workshop
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Norway report: Women in Red: collaboration with The National Library in
Norway and Oslo Metropolitan University
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Sweden report: GLAM communities of practice; Problematic data
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UK report: New and old collaborations
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USA report: Wikimania 2019
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Special story: Wikimania GLAM
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Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons report: Recent presentations,
workshops and blog posts
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Wikidata report: Work for us, or just tell us what you think of us
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WMF GLAM report: Updates on OpenGLAM
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s new CTO, Grant Ingersoll

2019-09-18 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi all,

I’m excited to officially welcome Grant Ingersoll as our Chief Technology
Officer! Grant will be starting September 23. He’ll be based in Charlotte,
North Carolina.

Grant comes from a long history of working on open source projects. Most
recently, he served as the Chief Technical Officer of Lucidworks, an
AI-powered open-source search services company which he co-founded. He is a
Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning
project, and a long-standing member of the Apache Software Foundation. He’s
an author, having written a book for Java developers on how to wrangle
unstructured text for search, text-mining, and the like. He’s also a
long-time, committed remotee, having worked with the distributed Lucidworks
team from his home in North Carolina for nearly a decade.

In Grant’s own words, “The power of learning and knowledge have always
stood as key pillars in my career. I'm a big believer that access to free,
trusted knowledge is of vital importance as society looks to tackle large
scale challenges. My wife, Robin, and I recently moved from Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, our home for 10 years, to Charlotte, North Carolina, where
our daughter lives. We also just dropped our son off at college for his
freshman year. We're adjusting to the empty nest life with our dog Allie (a
black lab mix). When not traveling or exploring Charlotte, I can usually be
found on a bike, out kayaking, or writing code.”

Grant will be working with myself, Erika Bjune (who is transitioning to VP,
Technology), and others in the leadership of the technology department to
determine a set of priorities for his first year. I expect these will
likely focus around evaluating our current capacities and co-creating a
vision for the continued evolution of our technical platforms, supporting
the staff of the department, working with the finance and operations folks
on planning and budgeting for the future, and of course, getting to know
our technical community and the broader movement. Under Grant’s leadership,
we will continue the work of improving and modernizing our technical
ecosystem to respond to our future needs, as laid out in the movement
strategy.

I’m thrilled to have the CTO role filled, and to bring Grant in at a time
when the movement is digging into the question of what it means to “become
the essential infrastructure of free knowledge.” From our first meeting, I
was struck by his curiosity. He was genuinely interested in how Wikimedia
works, and was willing to get into what I often think of “Wiki PhD” level
conversations about the nuances of our community and values. I have
generally found that the folks who bring that sort of openness and humility
to their work are the folks who thrive in the challenges of our mission and
movement.  As our movement expands, I’m glad to have Grant’s experience,
curiosity, and passion for building things on board here at the Foundation.

I want to also thank Erika Bjune for her work as interim CTO. She
passionately advocated for the importance of our platforms, embodied
partnership and cooperation, and her expertise on the interview panel was
invaluable. I’m thrilled she’ll be working so closely with Grant as we move
forward.

Please join me in welcoming Grant to the Wikimedia Foundation!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Dr. Manavpreet Kaur
Amazing news. Congratulations to the whole team.

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019, 21:55 Jorge Vargas,  wrote:

> ¡Felicidades, Galder! Buenísimas noticias.
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM Isaac Olatunde 
> wrote:
>
> > Good news and thanks for sharing. We'd like to replicate this in our
> > country.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Isaac
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:12 PM Florencia Claes <
> florenciacl...@wikimedia.es
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!
> > >
> > > El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
> > > galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:
> > >
> > > > Dear wikimedians,
> > > > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians
> User
> > > > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two
> > years
> > > > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> > > students
> > > > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > > > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for
> four
> > > more
> > > > years.
> > > >
> > > > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> > > also
> > > > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision
> > possible.
> > > By
> > > > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > > > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> > > >
> > > > Sincerely,
> > > >
> > > > Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Felicidades, Galder! Buenísimas noticias.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM Isaac Olatunde 
wrote:

> Good news and thanks for sharing. We'd like to replicate this in our
> country.
>
> Regards
>
> Isaac
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:12 PM Florencia Claes  wrote:
>
> > Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!
> >
> > El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
> > galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:
> >
> > > Dear wikimedians,
> > > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two
> years
> > > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> > students
> > > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> > more
> > > years.
> > >
> > > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> > also
> > > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision
> possible.
> > By
> > > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Isaac Olatunde
Good news and thanks for sharing. We'd like to replicate this in our
country.

Regards

Isaac

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:12 PM Florencia Claes  Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!
>
> El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
> galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:
>
> > Dear wikimedians,
> > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> students
> > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> more
> > years.
> >
> > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> also
> > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
> By
> > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Anna Torres
Felicitaciones miles Galder! Gracias por todo vuestro trabajo!

El mié., 18 sept. 2019 13:12, Florencia Claes 
escribió:

> Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!
>
> El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
> galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:
>
> > Dear wikimedians,
> > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> students
> > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> more
> > years.
> >
> > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> also
> > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
> By
> > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Florencia Claes
Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!

El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:

> Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students
> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four more
> years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] Earlier time! September 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM PT, 16:30 UTC

2019-09-18 Thread Janna Layton
The Research Showcase will be starting in about 30 minutes.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:59 AM Janna Layton  wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> This is just a reminder that the Research Showcase will be this Wednesday,
> with Miriam Redi and Jonathan Morgan from the Foundation presenting.
>
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM Janna Layton 
> wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed next Wednesday,
>> September 18, at 9:30 AM PT/16:30 UTC. This will be the new time going
>> forward for Research Showcases in order to give more access to other
>> timezones.
>>
>> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDhAnHrkBks
>>
>> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
>> You can also watch our past research showcases here:
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase
>>
>> This month's presentations:
>>
>> Citation Needed: A Taxonomy and Algorithmic Assessment of Wikipedia's
>> Verifiability
>>
>> By Miriam Redi, Research, Wikimedia Foundation
>>
>> Among Wikipedia's core guiding principles, verifiability policies have a
>> particularly important role. Verifiability requires that information
>> included in a Wikipedia article be corroborated against reliable secondary
>> sources. Because of the manual labor needed to curate and fact-check
>> Wikipedia at scale, however, its contents do not always evenly comply with
>> these policies. Citations (i.e. reference to external sources) may not
>> conform to verifiability requirements or may be missing altogether,
>> potentially weakening the reliability of specific topic areas of the free
>> encyclopedia. In this project
>> ,
>> we aimed to provide an empirical characterization of the reasons why and
>> how Wikipedia cites external sources to comply with its own verifiability
>> guidelines. First, we constructed a taxonomy of reasons why inline
>> citations are required by collecting labeled data from editors of multiple
>> Wikipedia language editions. We then collected a large-scale crowdsourced
>> dataset of Wikipedia sentences annotated with categories derived from this
>> taxonomy. Finally, we designed and evaluated algorithmic models to
>> determine if a statement requires a citation, and to predict the citation
>> reason based on our taxonomy. We evaluated the robustness of such models
>> across different classes of Wikipedia articles of varying quality, as well
>> as on an additional dataset of claims annotated for fact-checking purposes.
>>
>> Redi, M., Fetahu, B., Morgan, J., & Taraborelli, D. (2019, May). Citation
>> Needed: A Taxonomy and Algorithmic Assessment of Wikipedia's Verifiability.
>> In The World Wide Web Conference (pp. 1567-1578). ACM.
>> https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.6
>>
>>
>> Patrolling on Wikipedia
>>
>> By Jonathan T. Morgan, Research, Wikimedia Foundation
>>
>> I will present initial findings from an ongoing research study
>>  of
>> patrolling workflows on Wikimedia projects. Editors patrol recent pages and
>> edits to ensure that Wikimedia projects maintains high quality as new
>> content comes in. Patrollers revert vandalism and review newly-created
>> articles and article drafts. Patrolling of new pages and edits is vital
>> work. In addition to making sure that new content conforms to Wikipedia
>> project policies, patrollers are the first line of defense against
>> disinformation, copyright infringement, libel and slander, personal
>> threats, and other forms of vandalism on Wikimedia projects. This research
>> project is focused on understanding the needs, priorities, and workflows of
>> editors who patrol new content on Wikimedia projects. The findings of this
>> research can inform the development of better patrolling tools as well as
>> non-technological interventions intended to support patrollers and the
>> activity of patrolling.
>>
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[Wikimedia-l] Amical Wikimedia feedback to Strategy WG recommendations

2019-09-18 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido

Dear fellow Wikimedians,

On 7 September 2019 Amical Wikimedia organised a community open meet-up 
(https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquiprojecte:Trobada_d'Estrat%C3%A8gia_2019) 
to discuss the Working Group recommendations at that time for the 
current Wikimedia 2030 strategy process.


Outcome was also delivered to Strategy liaisons and every comment was 
appended to their respective discussion pages several days ago. In any 
case, for the sake of transparency and for helping other affiliates and 
whole-community participants to share and discuss their points of view 
with us, we also gathered all them in the page below:


https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Amical_Wikimedia/Strategy_Meetup_2019

We look forward to reading the upcoming updates from Strategy Working 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Todd Allen
I would agree with Philippe. I don't think I am stupid, but I know at times
I have said stupid things.

And I think Fae's concerns are reasonable, and also call into question
whether we should be encouraging tourism revenue to flow to illiberal,
repressive regimes to begin with. But certainly if people would be placed
at risk for traveling there, and the government is known to arrest tourists
just for being gay, that should at least be disclosed to prospective
attendees.

Todd

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:48 AM Philippe Beaudette 
wrote:

> Respectfully, my friend, I disagree. I often make silly or ill considered
> comments.  I hope those will not be the only data points used to describe
> me.
>
> Philippe
>
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 2:59 AM Gerard Meijssen  >
> wrote:
>
> > Hoi,
> > Sorry but when you call my comments flippant, you call me flippant.
> > Thanks,
> >   GerardM
> >
> > On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 11:06, Andy Mabbett 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 09:24, Gerard Meijssen <
> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Calling someone "flippant" is a direct attack -
> > >
> > > Nobody called you flippant. Fæ said "your comments are flippant"
> > >
> > > Please stop this, now.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
Great news and great example! Thanks for sharing with us,
Nattes à chat

> Le 18 sept. 2019 à 17:17, Alex Stinson  a écrit :
> 
> Thats Fantastic! Congratulations!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Alex
> 
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:20 AM Asaf Bartov  wrote:
>> 
>> Fantastic news, Galder!  Kudos to everyone involved!
>> 
>>   A.
>> 
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 5:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
>> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Dear wikimedians,
>>> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
>>> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
>>> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
>> students
>>> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
>>> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
>> more
>>> years.
>>> 
>>> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
>> also
>>> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
>> By
>>> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
>>> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>>> 
>>> Sincerely,
>>> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Alex Stinson
Thats Fantastic! Congratulations!

Cheers,

Alex

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:20 AM Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Fantastic news, Galder!  Kudos to everyone involved!
>
>A.
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 5:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear wikimedians,
> > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> students
> > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> more
> > years.
> >
> > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> also
> > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
> By
> > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread camelia boban
What a great news Galder.
Congratulations for the Education Program and the funding extension .

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Il giorno mer 18 set 2019 alle ore 16:20 Asaf Bartov 
ha scritto:

> Fantastic news, Galder!  Kudos to everyone involved!
>
>A.
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 5:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear wikimedians,
> > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> students
> > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> more
> > years.
> >
> > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> also
> > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible.
> By
> > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Lucas Werkmeister
That’s awesome, congratulations to all involved!

Cheers,
Lucas

On 18.09.19 16:17, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga wrote:
> Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User Group 
> Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years and a 
> half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students adding 
> more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque Government has 
> announce us today the extension of the funding for four more years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also 
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By 
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge 
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Asaf Bartov
Fantastic news, Galder!  Kudos to everyone involved!

   A.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 5:17 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students
> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four more
> years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga
Dear wikimedians,
Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User Group 
Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years and a half 
of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students adding more 
than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque Government has 
announce us today the extension of the funding for four more years.

In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also open 
to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By 2024 we 
will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge ecosystem centered 
at Wikimedia.

Sincerely,

Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Respectfully, my friend, I disagree. I often make silly or ill considered
comments.  I hope those will not be the only data points used to describe
me.

Philippe



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 2:59 AM Gerard Meijssen 
wrote:

> Hoi,
> Sorry but when you call my comments flippant, you call me flippant.
> Thanks,
>   GerardM
>
> On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 11:06, Andy Mabbett 
> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 09:24, Gerard Meijssen  >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Calling someone "flippant" is a direct attack -
> >
> > Nobody called you flippant. Fæ said "your comments are flippant"
> >
> > Please stop this, now.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
Sorry but when you call my comments flippant, you call me flippant.
Thanks,
  GerardM

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 11:06, Andy Mabbett 
wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 09:24, Gerard Meijssen 
> wrote:
>
> > Calling someone "flippant" is a direct attack -
>
> Nobody called you flippant. Fæ said "your comments are flippant"
>
> Please stop this, now.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Andy Mabbett
On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 09:24, Gerard Meijssen  wrote:

> Calling someone "flippant" is a direct attack -

Nobody called you flippant. Fæ said "your comments are flippant"

Please stop this, now.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
Calling someone "flippant" is a direct attack - not showing a serious or
respectful attitude - is what I find it means.. When you talk about serious
risk then I am sure that you have done a proper risk analysis.

When you consider risk, there is a balance to be found between the greater
good and the riscs involved. Our conventions are world wide and it is an
explicit aim to share in the sum of all worldwide. Consequently it is not
on to exclude countries for any reason. I will agree that attention is
appropriate when we consider where we are going.

When we do a risk analysis, the greater risk are medical risks because
people may get a whole host of diseases they ignore to be cognisant over. A
risk that we do not communicate. When you then consider the flippant
notions people have about vaccinations, the fact that such travel
advisories are not communicated we have another flippant aspect of our
travels that is not properly handled.

When I consider my own experience re conferences, I fly in to the
conference just in time. I take appropriate rest so that I am at my best at
the conference, I am fully occupied with the conference and when the day is
done I go to the hotel, eat, and prepare for the next day. When the
conference is done it is time to fly home. The point is that the notion of
people on holidays and people at a conference differ in their behaviour and
therefore their risks differ considerably. When people go to our conference
in Tunis or anywhere it is not a holiday, they tend to particularly engage
with people at the conference and this is yet another aspect mitigating the
risk.

I agree with you that Tunisia is not paradise. Your attacking style however
is your choice but you forgot to do the basics. For me it follows that your
singular point of view gets in the way what we aim to achieve, you may call
me flippant and, that says more about you than about me.
Thanks,
 GerardM





On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 08:18, Fæ  wrote:

> Gerard, your comments are flippant and deflect from the serious risk
> that our volunteers and employees are being subject to.
>
> Tunis is unsafe for LGBT+ people. None of our LGBT+ volunteers or
> employees should travel to tunis.
>
> LGBT+ travellers risk 3 years in prison, not in theory, in practice
> foreign tourists are being held in prison. The police are actively
> setting up sting operations, having used Grindr to entrap gay men,
> search their phones to discover who their friends are and any LGBT+
> material, then prosecute them for being homosexuals. Again not theory,
> this is evidence presented in the Tunis courts during prosecution. I
> and other Wikimedians at events have used Grindr and other LGBT+
> social networks during Wikimedia conferences to talk to each other. I
> and other Wikimedians have openly discussed LGBT+ topics on Wikimedia
> public projects, this material is hardly secret from the Tunis police,
> neither should the WMF or any other Affiliate ever put LGBT+
> volunteers in a position where we have to pretend not to be LGBT+.
>
> The USA is unwelcoming, with trans people likely to be abused or
> humiliated during immigration and having their digital data stolen by
> the NSA, but they are not subject to the threat of a 3 year prison
> sentence solely for being LGBT+.
>
> Thanks,
> Fae
> --
> fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
> WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+
>
> On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 06:42, Gerard Meijssen 
> wrote:
> >
> > Hoi,
> > To be honest, there are great reasons not to having meetings in the
> United
> > States for similar reasons. The notion of conversion of homosexuality is
> > alive and well, even though people who care to look at the science know
> > that it does not work. The murder rate among LGBTI people is sky high.
> The
> > country is highly discriminatory, not only because of race. The USA is a
> > country at war, the numbers show why; more USA civilians die because of
> gun
> > violence than do USA military personnel. The ease whereby the murder on
> > women is explained away with arguments like "she was at the wrong time at
> > the wrong place" and "boys will be boys".
> >
> > The point, when you advocate against countries, there is hardly anywhere
> > where your arguments don't hold. The objective is to educate and where we
> > stay away our message will not be heard. The Dutch "Zwarte Piet" will no
> > longer be black because of the foreign imposition of what is the
> > discriminatory practice "blackface" in the USA. But I digress. We should
> > engage all over the world particularly when the SDG are topical because
> > what global effect will it have when we ostracise countries like Tunesia
> or
> > the USA?
> >
> > On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 23:33, Fæ  wrote:
> >
> > > It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference
> > > in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including
> > > tourists, despite what promotional holiday and 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread Gereon Kalkuhl
Fae, at Wiki Indaba 2018 in Tunisia we had at least 1 gay participant. I 
was not aware of any problems at this conference.

Gereon

Am 18.09.2019 um 08:17 schrieb Fæ:

Gerard, your comments are flippant and deflect from the serious risk
that our volunteers and employees are being subject to.

Tunis is unsafe for LGBT+ people. None of our LGBT+ volunteers or
employees should travel to tunis.

LGBT+ travellers risk 3 years in prison, not in theory, in practice
foreign tourists are being held in prison. The police are actively
setting up sting operations, having used Grindr to entrap gay men,
search their phones to discover who their friends are and any LGBT+
material, then prosecute them for being homosexuals. Again not theory,
this is evidence presented in the Tunis courts during prosecution. I
and other Wikimedians at events have used Grindr and other LGBT+
social networks during Wikimedia conferences to talk to each other. I
and other Wikimedians have openly discussed LGBT+ topics on Wikimedia
public projects, this material is hardly secret from the Tunis police,
neither should the WMF or any other Affiliate ever put LGBT+
volunteers in a position where we have to pretend not to be LGBT+.

The USA is unwelcoming, with trans people likely to be abused or
humiliated during immigration and having their digital data stolen by
the NSA, but they are not subject to the threat of a 3 year prison
sentence solely for being LGBT+.

Thanks,
Fae
--
fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 06:42, Gerard Meijssen  wrote:

Hoi,
To be honest, there are great reasons not to having meetings in the United
States for similar reasons. The notion of conversion of homosexuality is
alive and well, even though people who care to look at the science know
that it does not work. The murder rate among LGBTI people is sky high. The
country is highly discriminatory, not only because of race. The USA is a
country at war, the numbers show why; more USA civilians die because of gun
violence than do USA military personnel. The ease whereby the murder on
women is explained away with arguments like "she was at the wrong time at
the wrong place" and "boys will be boys".

The point, when you advocate against countries, there is hardly anywhere
where your arguments don't hold. The objective is to educate and where we
stay away our message will not be heard. The Dutch "Zwarte Piet" will no
longer be black because of the foreign imposition of what is the
discriminatory practice "blackface" in the USA. But I digress. We should
engage all over the world particularly when the SDG are topical because
what global effect will it have when we ostracise countries like Tunesia or
the USA?

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 23:33, Fæ  wrote:


It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference
in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including
tourists, despite what promotional holiday and travel websites imply.

I urge anyone who is LGBT+ and booked to go to this conference,
including WMF employees, please reconsider and cancel your attendance.
You will be putting yourself at unnecessary risk.

It speaks volumes that on the one hand the WMF wishes to fund travel
and accommodation for a diversity working group, but then chooses to
hold the meetings in a country where this year there are cases of the
courts officially forcing anal examinations on suspected homosexuals
to "prove" they are homosexuals, deny the existence of trans people,
and where there has been a case of a foreign tourist going to prison
for their homosexuality.

Thanks,
Fae
--
fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 20:26, Ad Huikeshoven  wrote:

tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the
Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Wikimedians and Wikipedians around the world have been involved with
Wikimedia 2030 since 2015. The strategic direction is to build the
essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Back in

2015 a

total of 193 members of the United Nations agreed to the 17 Sustainable
Developments Goals to be reached by the year 2030. Last August many of

you

were in Stockholm, Sweden for Wikimania. The theme this year was

“Stronger

Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development
Goals”.[1]

Michael Edson, founder and director of UN Live, the Museum of the UN in
Kopenhagen, Denmark held a keynote and asked Wikipedia for help. The UN
isn’t able to reach millions, billions of people on its own to have them
work on achieving the SDGs.[2] Wikipedia reaches half a billion people

each

month. Millions of people have contributed to Wikipedia.

Of course Wikipedia can spread the knowledge about the SDGs and how to
solve them in each country, and in each language. We can make a very good
case for an “open 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-18 Thread
Gerard, your comments are flippant and deflect from the serious risk
that our volunteers and employees are being subject to.

Tunis is unsafe for LGBT+ people. None of our LGBT+ volunteers or
employees should travel to tunis.

LGBT+ travellers risk 3 years in prison, not in theory, in practice
foreign tourists are being held in prison. The police are actively
setting up sting operations, having used Grindr to entrap gay men,
search their phones to discover who their friends are and any LGBT+
material, then prosecute them for being homosexuals. Again not theory,
this is evidence presented in the Tunis courts during prosecution. I
and other Wikimedians at events have used Grindr and other LGBT+
social networks during Wikimedia conferences to talk to each other. I
and other Wikimedians have openly discussed LGBT+ topics on Wikimedia
public projects, this material is hardly secret from the Tunis police,
neither should the WMF or any other Affiliate ever put LGBT+
volunteers in a position where we have to pretend not to be LGBT+.

The USA is unwelcoming, with trans people likely to be abused or
humiliated during immigration and having their digital data stolen by
the NSA, but they are not subject to the threat of a 3 year prison
sentence solely for being LGBT+.

Thanks,
Fae
--
fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 06:42, Gerard Meijssen  wrote:
>
> Hoi,
> To be honest, there are great reasons not to having meetings in the United
> States for similar reasons. The notion of conversion of homosexuality is
> alive and well, even though people who care to look at the science know
> that it does not work. The murder rate among LGBTI people is sky high. The
> country is highly discriminatory, not only because of race. The USA is a
> country at war, the numbers show why; more USA civilians die because of gun
> violence than do USA military personnel. The ease whereby the murder on
> women is explained away with arguments like "she was at the wrong time at
> the wrong place" and "boys will be boys".
>
> The point, when you advocate against countries, there is hardly anywhere
> where your arguments don't hold. The objective is to educate and where we
> stay away our message will not be heard. The Dutch "Zwarte Piet" will no
> longer be black because of the foreign imposition of what is the
> discriminatory practice "blackface" in the USA. But I digress. We should
> engage all over the world particularly when the SDG are topical because
> what global effect will it have when we ostracise countries like Tunesia or
> the USA?
>
> On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 23:33, Fæ  wrote:
>
> > It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference
> > in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including
> > tourists, despite what promotional holiday and travel websites imply.
> >
> > I urge anyone who is LGBT+ and booked to go to this conference,
> > including WMF employees, please reconsider and cancel your attendance.
> > You will be putting yourself at unnecessary risk.
> >
> > It speaks volumes that on the one hand the WMF wishes to fund travel
> > and accommodation for a diversity working group, but then chooses to
> > hold the meetings in a country where this year there are cases of the
> > courts officially forcing anal examinations on suspected homosexuals
> > to "prove" they are homosexuals, deny the existence of trans people,
> > and where there has been a case of a foreign tourist going to prison
> > for their homosexuality.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Fae
> > --
> > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
> > WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+
> >
> > On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 20:26, Ad Huikeshoven  wrote:
> > >
> > > tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the
> > > Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
> > >
> > > Wikimedians and Wikipedians around the world have been involved with
> > > Wikimedia 2030 since 2015. The strategic direction is to build the
> > > essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Back in
> > 2015 a
> > > total of 193 members of the United Nations agreed to the 17 Sustainable
> > > Developments Goals to be reached by the year 2030. Last August many of
> > you
> > > were in Stockholm, Sweden for Wikimania. The theme this year was
> > “Stronger
> > > Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development
> > > Goals”.[1]
> > >
> > > Michael Edson, founder and director of UN Live, the Museum of the UN in
> > > Kopenhagen, Denmark held a keynote and asked Wikipedia for help. The UN
> > > isn’t able to reach millions, billions of people on its own to have them
> > > work on achieving the SDGs.[2] Wikipedia reaches half a billion people
> > each
> > > month. Millions of people have contributed to Wikipedia.
> > >
> > > Of course Wikipedia can spread the knowledge about the SDGs and how to
> > >