Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot has now started to generate 1-1, 5 M articles of species on sv:wp

2013-01-12 Thread Andrew Gray
On 11 January 2013 16:45, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: He has since then extended the scope to include all living species, both animals and plants, which means another 1-1,5 million articles. Running at full permissible bot speed, the bot generates around 10,000 articles

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [FC-discuss] Very Sad News

2013-01-12 Thread aude
sad. :( -- Forwarded message -- From: Alex Leavitt alexleav...@gmail.com Date: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:05 AM Subject: [FC-discuss] Very Sad News To: Discussion of Free Culture in general and this organization in particular disc...@freeculture.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot has now started to generate 1-1, 5 M articles of species on sv:wp

2013-01-12 Thread Anders Wennersten
Andrew Gray skrev 2013-01-12 11:58: On 11 January 2013 16:45, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Wow! Very interested to see you got community support for this - normally it's sharply the other way around. We had a very lengthy dissusion of course with all the common arguments.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2013-01-12 Thread Anonymous User
Dear all, dear Tim, I want to extend the thank you from the Uzbek Wikipedia community. I let them use their own words (although, translated for the benefit of this list). user 1: wow, it's great! who has done it user 2: wikimedia programmers user 1; super! real heroes! user 3: thank you, thank

[Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
Killed himself. http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Fae
On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Killed himself. http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html Awful news. -- Ashley Van Haeften (Fae) fae...@gmail.com Wikimedia Chapters Association Chair http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WCA Guide to email tags: http://j.mp/mfae

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Andrea Zanni
I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news. On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 12 January 2013 12:04, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Killed himself. http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html Awful news. -- Ashley Van Haeften (Fae)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Sorry, I don't know better - in what way was A. S. related to the Wikimedia movement? Kind regards Ziko 2013/1/12 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com: I never met Aaron, nut this is very, very sad news. On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 12 January 2013 12:04,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Mathias Schindler
He was an author (user:aaronsw) and developer, among others. On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote: Sorry, I don't know better - in what way was A. S. related to the Wikimedia movement? Kind regards Ziko 2013/1/12 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
I just created an article for him on Portuguese Wikipedia. I want to improve about this On July 19, 2011, he was arrested for harvesting academic journal articles from JSTOR. Very sad. Tom On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote: Sorry, I don't know better

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
On 12 January 2013 15:01, Mathias Schindler mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote: He was an author (user:aaronsw) and developer, among others. Also came up with the study showing that most content contribution is done by drive-by editors: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia So a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
It's shocking, horrible news. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AaronSw/Election - he ran for the Board in 2006. See http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/morewikipedians Making More Wikipedians. Some more links and memories at http://www.metafilter.com/123777/Open-access-open-internet-closed-book .

[Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia at the mercy of a few rogue editors

2013-01-12 Thread Rui Correia
Dear Colleagues Let me start off by pointing out the fact that I am never sure about exactly what issues are handled on this list and secondly when are the issues of a specific language Wikipedia handled among that community and when are they (these issues) - if ever - handled at a higher level

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia at the mercy of a few rogue editors

2013-01-12 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:37:56 +0200, Rui Correia wrote: Dear Colleagues Let me start off by pointing out the fact that I am never sure about exactly what issues are handled on this list and secondly when are the issues of a specific language Wikipedia handled among that community and when are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia at the mercy of a few rogue editors

2013-01-12 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:46:57 +0100, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: On the other hand, nothing ever will be done about it outside these projects. I do not see WMF ever stepping down, under any circumstances. One can open RFC on Meta, which has 100% chance of Sorry, obviously meant stepping in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia at the mercy of a few rogue editors

2013-01-12 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Jan 12, 2013 3:38 PM, Rui Correia correia@gmail.com wrote: Dear Colleagues Let me start off by pointing out the fact that I am never sure about exactly what issues are handled on this list and secondly when are the issues of a specific language Wikipedia handled among that community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Erik Moeller
As has been noted, Aaron (User:AaronSw) was a prolific Wikipedian since 2003 and a candidate in the 2006 Board election. His writings during his election campaign are worth re-reading: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/wikiroads http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/whowriteswikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
[...] The first site I built was called get.info. The idea was to have a free, online encyclopedia that anyone could edit or add things to or reorganize, right through their web browser. I built the whole thing, added lots of cool features, tested it on all sorts of browsers, and was very proud

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Thanks for the information, and my condoleances to those who knew him. Sounds like a very, very interesting person. Kind regards Ziko 2013/1/12 Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvare...@wikimedia.org: [...] The first site I built was called get.info. The idea was to have a free, online

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
Condolences to all that knew him - very tragic - especially at such a young age. If my memory is correct (and that's a gamble) I seem to recall knowing about him more from his work on early RSS around the age of 13. I was in college doing websites at the time and recall being rather impressed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Kat Walsh
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Killed himself. http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html - d. Oh, Aaron. I remember meeting him, after reading some of his writing, and being surprised to find the person behind the mental voice, introverted and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread FT2
A few posts if anyone here's not aware of Aaron (see also his Wikipedia bio) - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html - http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/verysick - Aaron's blog post on himself -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Todd Allen
This is terrible to hear. We've lost a brilliant mind far too soon. On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 5:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: Killed himself. http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvare...@wikimedia.org wrote: I just created an article for him on Portuguese Wikipedia. I want to improve about this On July 19, 2011, he was arrested for harvesting academic journal articles from JSTOR. Very sad. Tom This

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
On 12 January 2013 19:37, FT2 ft2.w...@gmail.com wrote: A few posts if anyone here's not aware of Aaron (see also his Wikipedia bio) Even Tim Berners-Lee weighs in (and he basically keeps quiet about almost everything): https://twitter.com/timberners_lee/statuses/290140454211698689 Aaron

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread David Gerard
NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage: Chance, bore, or hazard

2013-01-12 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Dear colleagues, Since November 2012, Wikivoyage is a part of the Wikimedia movement. I have come to some thoughts about this old/new project, both from the perspective of a collaborator and from the perspective of the movement. Chance: Wikivoyage has a huge potential; it may open the movement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Craig Franklin
What a dreadful loss. I never knew Aaron except through his work and his writings, but he always came across as a confident person who was truly passionate about the work that he did. We're all the poorer for his passing. My condolences to everyone on this list who knew him. Regards, Craig

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage: Chance, bore, or hazard

2013-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Dear colleagues, Since November 2012, Wikivoyage is a part of the Wikimedia movement. I have come to some thoughts about this old/new project, both from the perspective of a collaborator and from the perspective of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread James Salsman
Aaron explained how he originally measured Wikipedia contributions: http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/swartz2006 -- which is only linked through the bibliography he kept up on the topic http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/ which is linked at the end of the main essay. Less

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
This is the worst news of last year for Wikimedia, Aaron has been a genial and precious member of our community. But nothing really meaningful can be said or done now... Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sarah Stierch
Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog about his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This could be a community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage: Chance, bore, or hazard

2013-01-12 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:45:52 -0800, Steven Walling wrote: On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: As one step toward properly welcoming Wikivoyagers... are many of them on this list? It would be cool to get some replies and short introductions from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Steven Walling
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.comwrote: Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Jay Walsh
Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-** statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
I started something on [[WP:RIP]]. On Jan 13, 2013 12:45 AM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-** statement-from-the-family-and-**partner-of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congrats wikivoyagers!

2013-01-12 Thread Jay Walsh
We're also reaching out to On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 6:43 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: http://www.wired.com/business/2013/01/wikivoyage/ An awesome writeup in Wired! Argh; Sarah Mitroff calls wikivoyage

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread James Salsman
Jay Walsh wrote: ... Re a blog post - yes, we're working on something now for the Wikimedia blog Please consider including summaries of the following: http://rememberaaronsw.tumblr.com/post/40372208044/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of-aaron

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Tilman Bayer
The blog post it out now: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/12/remembering-aaron-swartz-1986-2013/ On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: Official statement from the family: http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/**post/40373383323/official-**

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sarah Stierch
Beautifully written, Erik. Really touching. Thank you everyone for getting this blog up in such a timely manner. -Sarah On 1/12/13 10:45 PM, Tilman Bayer wrote: The blog post it out now: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/12/remembering-aaron-swartz-1986-2013/ -- *Sarah Stierch*