Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-11 Thread Megan Hernandez
Hi there, Replies below. On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. How is the fund-raising goal determined each year? The fund-raising goal is determined by the amount of money needed to fund the budget with consultation with the payment processing chapters.

[Wikimedia-l] Board pages on WMF wiki

2012-08-11 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
A few days ago, along with the new trustee's biographies, a lengthy text has been added (three times) to https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Board_of_Trusteesoldid=83125, under the mysterious title Tenure Accomplishments, mentioning an unheard-of new format for bios. As this is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board pages on WMF wiki

2012-08-11 Thread Thomas Dalton
Well, it was added by Matthew Roth, one of the WMF's comms people. I don't know if it originated with him, but he should be able to tell its more. I agree with its removal. It's a very strange but of text to have in board member bios. Including the board member's accomplishments is fine, but they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board pages on WMF wiki

2012-08-11 Thread Matthew Roth
Limited email connectivity today, but there is some discussion here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Talk:Board_of_Trustees Will comment more soon, -Matthew On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 2:17 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: Well, it was added by Matthew Roth, one of the WMF's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, I'm still trying to figure out whether these partnerships are a good or bad thing for Wikimedia. Yes, it's good/great that Wikimedia volunteers are able to access these resources so that they can develop Wikipedia articles, and hence increasing the amount of knowledge that we can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Risker
My thoughts are as follows: These paywall resources only make accessible information that has already been published, and which editors would otherwise have to purchase or access through other financially-restrictive means. But the same is true of our readers, who would have to check the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Etienne Beaule
Mike has a good point. I expect Access2Research (see archives of wikimedia-l) to be creating more open research though. On 2012-08-11 6:56 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Hi all, I'm still trying to figure out whether these partnerships are a good or bad thing for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread David Gerard
On 11 August 2012 22:56, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So this is a balancing act - but I'm not currently sure which side outweighs the other, or whether the two sides are currently balancing each other out… What does everyone think? And is there an on-wiki page where we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Todd Allen
On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 August 2012 22:56, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So this is a balancing act - but I'm not currently sure which side outweighs the other, or whether the two sides are currently balancing each other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread David Gerard
On 11 August 2012 23:15, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: Regardless, my congratulations and thanks to Ocassi who's capitalized on this sea change. You've done a significant service to the project. +1 to that. Well done! - d. ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
I think there is fair reason to raise questions about the benefit of paywalled sources, despite my optimism about the partnerships. I don't totally share the concerns, but they are surely worth addressing: First off, we are not handled any ideal choices here.  Either our editors do not have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
A few additional thoughts: This is not just a problem with paywalled sources, but *any* source which is not available free *and* online.  Not all of the sources that have been donated are solely pay-for-access; some of them, for example, you would just need a good university library reference

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread David Gerard
On 12 August 2012 00:07, Ocaasi Ocaasi wikioca...@yahoo.com wrote: This is not just a problem with paywalled sources, but *any* source which is not available free *and* online. Not all of the sources that have been donated are solely pay-for-access; some of them, for example, you would just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More opportunities for you to access free research databases!

2012-08-11 Thread Mark
On 8/12/12 1:20 AM, David Gerard wrote: On 12 August 2012 00:07, Ocaasi Ocaasi wikioca...@yahoo.com wrote: This is not just a problem with paywalled sources, but *any* source which is not available free *and* online. Not all of the sources that have been donated are solely pay-for-access;

[Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-11 Thread Mono
Should we lock StrategyWiki as historical? Some options: A) Prevent all editing and keep content at current address. B) Restrict editing to admins and keep content at current address. C) Move content to Meta and mark as historical, lock editing. D) Move content to Meta and leave it open. E) Do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-11 Thread Michael Snow
On 8/11/2012 8:05 PM, Mono wrote: Should we lock StrategyWiki as historical? Some options: A) Prevent all editing and keep content at current address. B) Restrict editing to admins and keep content at current address. C) Move content to Meta and mark as historical, lock editing. D) Move