Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors

2013-01-17 Thread Oona Castro
wonderful news!
Congratulations, Sue!

Oona

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Jay Walsh wrote:
 Hi folks - happy to share this news that WMF and Global Voices are
 releasing today. Also posted on the WM Blog,
 https://blog.wikimedia.org/?p=21160
 
 [...]
 
 SAN FRANCISCO -- January 16, 2013 -- The Wikimedia Foundation is happy
 to announce that Sue Gardner has been named to the Board of Directors
 at Global Voices. Global Voices is a community of more than 1300
 authors and translators in dozens of countries around the world that
 publishes reports from global citizen journalists, with an emphasis on
 voices that aren't ordinarily heard in major international media.
 
 “Global Voices does great work, and I’m really looking forward to
 sharing experiences and expertise with the people involved there.”
 said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. “The
 Wikimedia Foundation and Global Voices hold a lot of the same values,
 and for me the most important is our shared commitment to freedom of
 expression. The world needs strong voices advocating for internet
 users’ right to express themselves and to access information without
 impediment.”

 Congrats, Sue! :-)  Global Voices is lucky to have you.

 Given the mention of global citizen journalists in the blog post, I was a
 little surprised to not see a mention of Wikinews. Some collaboration
 between the Wikinewsies and the Global Voices folks might be good to
 explore. (I'll admit that I'm still somewhat trying to wrap my head around
 what Global Voices exactly is, but a collaboration between the two seemed
 like it might have promise. If I'm off-base, ignore me.)

 MZMcBride



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia, top Internet brand in Germany

2013-01-17 Thread Tobias

On 01/17/2013 02:08 PM, Quim Gil wrote:

Wikipedia has debunked Google as top Internet brand in Germany,
according to

http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/handel/yougov-brandindex-2012-das-sind-die-lieblingsmarken-der-deutschen/7643120.html


We're almost as popular as chocolate and skin cream (Ritter Sport, Nivea)!

 Maybe someone is capable of finding the actual index (not me at 6am,
 apparently).

I found another source for this story, but apparently YouGov, the 
company behind the ranking, hasn't made any press release yet or put the 
actual ranking online 
http://www.markenartikel-magazin.de/no_cache/unternehmen-marken/artikel/details/1004363-beliebteste-marken-der-deutschen-canon-vorn/


Kudos Wikipedia!

--Tobias

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia, top Internet brand in Germany

2013-01-17 Thread Andrew Gray
On 17 January 2013 14:37, Tobias church.of.emacs...@googlemail.com wrote:

 Maybe someone is capable of finding the actual index (not me at 6am,
 apparently).

 I found another source for this story, but apparently YouGov, the company
 behind the ranking, hasn't made any press release yet or put the actual
 ranking online
 http://www.markenartikel-magazin.de/no_cache/unternehmen-marken/artikel/details/1004363-beliebteste-marken-der-deutschen-canon-vorn/

Here's their release (in German) and links to the top-5 rankings in
each category:

https://research.yougov.de/presse/2013/pressemeldung-yougov-topperformer-brandindex-2012/

-- 
- Andrew Gray
  andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia, top Internet brand in Germany

2013-01-17 Thread Marcin Cieslak
 Tobias church.of.emacs...@googlemail.com wrote:
 On 01/17/2013 02:08 PM, Quim Gil wrote:
 Wikipedia has debunked Google as top Internet brand in Germany,
 according to

 http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/handel/yougov-brandindex-2012-das-sind-die-lieblingsmarken-der-deutschen/7643120.html

 We're almost as popular as chocolate and skin cream (Ritter Sport, Nivea)!

  Maybe someone is capable of finding the actual index (not me at 6am,
  apparently).

 I found another source for this story, but apparently YouGov, the 
 company behind the ranking, hasn't made any press release yet or put the 
 actual ranking online 
 http://www.markenartikel-magazin.de/no_cache/unternehmen-marken/artikel/details/1004363-beliebteste-marken-der-deutschen-canon-vorn/

 Kudos Wikipedia!

Here it is:

http://research.yougov.de/presse/2013/pressemeldung-yougov-topperformer-brandindex-2012/o

Posted https://twitter.com/saperski/status/291927761281486849

//Saper


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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation named Knight News Challenge winner

2013-01-17 Thread Matthew Roth
(This press release is also available online at:
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_Knight_News_Challenge_winner)

Wikimedia Foundation named winner of Knight News Challenge

$600,000 in Knight Foundation funding supports innovation across
Wikimedia mobile initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - January 17, 2013 - The Wikimedia Foundation was
named a winner in the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight
News Challenge for its efforts to expand and improve Wikimedia's
mobile projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is enhancing the Wikipedia
mobile experience and making it easier to access Wikipedia,
particularly for readers in developing countries.

As mobile technology is increasingly the primary opportunity for
billions of people around the world to access the Internet, the
Wikimedia Foundation is working to remove the two biggest hurdles to
access free knowledge: cost and accessibility. The News Challenge
grant will be utilized in four areas:
*Improving the way that users experience our mobile platform on feature phones;
*Expanding Wikipedia Zero, which gives mobile users free access to
Wikipedia on their phones;
*Developing features to improve the mobile experience regardless of
how feature-rich the device is, including new ways to access Wikipedia
via texting;
*Increasing the number of languages that can access Wikipedia on mobile.

The Wikimedia Foundation is one of eight mobile projects to receive a
total of $2.4 million today through the Knight News Challenge, which
accelerates projects with funding and advice from Knight's network of
media innovators. A full list is at knightfoundation.org.

Knight Foundation's funding will support us making the mobile version
of Wikipedia easier to use, as well as enabling us to expand Wikipedia
Zero, our project with mobile operators that lets their customers
access Wikipedia for free, said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of
the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm very happy Knight has chosen to support
us; it's an important affirmation of our mobile work.

Knight Foundation, the nation’s leading funder of journalism and media
innovation, is committed to promoting democracy by supporting informed
and engaged communities. Founded by newsmen John S. and James L.
Knight, the foundation launched the Knight News Challenge in 2007 to
find the next generation of innovations that help communities get the
information they need.

Wikipedia has helped define the way that people collaboratively
create content. Making the site available to more people across the
world will help foster and spread that culture, said John Bracken,
director for journalism and media innovation at Knight Foundation.

The $600,000 News Challenge grant is for two years and follows a
general support grant of $250,000 that Knight Foundation awarded to
the Wikimedia Foundation in December 2012.

The Wikimedia Foundation and the other winners of the challenge will
present their projects via live Web stream at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30
a.m. MT Friday, January 18 at knightfoundation.org/live, from a
gathering on the future of mobile at Arizona State University. (Follow
#newschallenge on Twitter.)

About the Wikimedia Foundation

http://wikimediafoundation.org
http://blog.wikimedia.org

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix,
Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
receive more than 483 million unique visitors per month, making them
the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, November
2012). Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 24
million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of
roughly 80,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the
Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded
primarily through donations and grants.

Press contact
Jay Walsh
Senior Director, Communications
Wikimedia Foundation
Tel. +1 415-860-8166
jwa...@wikimedia.org

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality
journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster
the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people
and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit
knightfoundation.org or newschallenge.org

Press contact
Andrew Sherry
VP for Communications, Knight Foundation
Tel. 305-908-2677
she...@knightfoundation.org

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors

2013-01-17 Thread Jay Walsh
(this announcement is also posted online at
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Sue_Gardner_joins_Global_Voices_board_of_directors)

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner named to the Board
of Directors at Global Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 16, 2013 -- The Wikimedia Foundation is happy
to announce that Sue Gardner has been named to the Board of Directors
at Global Voices. Global Voices is a community of more than 1300
authors and translators in dozens of countries around the world that
publishes reports from global citizen journalists, with an emphasis on
voices that aren't ordinarily heard in major international media.

“Global Voices does great work, and I’m really looking forward to
sharing experiences and expertise with the people involved there.”
said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. “The
Wikimedia Foundation and Global Voices hold a lot of the same values,
and for me the most important is our shared commitment to freedom of
expression. The world needs strong voices advocating for internet
users’ right to express themselves and to access information without
impediment.”

Global Voices works at the intersections of citizen media, information
production, and volunteer communities. It was founded in 2005 by
anti-censorship advocate and former journalist Rebecca MacKinnon and
technologist and Africa expert Ethan Zuckerman, while they were both
fellows at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard
University.

“Sue brings to Global Voices a unique combination of knowledge and
experience that is particularly beneficial to the organisation. We're
really happy to be working with Sue, learning from her experience at
the Wikimedia Foundation,” said Ivan Sigal, Executive Director of
Global Voices. “We're also looking forward to having her presence and
creative thinking enlivening our board conversations.”

The Global Voices nine-member board meets four times per year, and has
been an active, engaged and vital part of their community since its
inception. The board is composed of its two founders, three community
representatives and four external members.

About Global Voices

http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/
http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/board-of-directors/

Global Voices aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global
conversation online - shining light on places and people other media
outlets often ignore. Our international team of volunteer authors,
regional editors and translators are guides to global citizen media.
Every day, they provide dozens of links to interesting blog posts,
social networks, podcasts, photographs and videos from their regions,
and translate, analyze, and explain what’s happening around the world
in citizen media.

Press contact
Ivan Sigal
Executive Director
i...@globalvoicesonline.org
Tel: +1 202 361 2712

About the Wikimedia Foundation

http://wikimediafoundation.org
http://blog.wikimedia.org

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix,
Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
receive more than 483 million unique visitors per month, making them
the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, November
2012). Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 24
million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of
roughly 80,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the
Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded
primarily through donations and grants.

Press contact
Jay Walsh
Senior Director, Communications
Wikimedia Foundation Tel. +1 415-860-8166
jwa...@wikimedia.org

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors (MZMcBride)

2013-01-17 Thread James Salsman
MZMcBride wrote:
...
 Given the mention of global citizen journalists in the blog post, I was a
 little surprised to not see a mention of Wikinews. Some collaboration
 between the Wikinewsies and the Global Voices folks might be good to
 explore. (I'll admit that I'm still somewhat trying to wrap my head around
 what Global Voices exactly is, but a collaboration between the two seemed
 like it might have promise

Global Voices a blog aggregator focusing on the developing world
started by Harvard's Ethan Zuckerman and former CNN bureau chief
Rebecca MacKinnon. Their FAQ is far better than their about page or
the press release:
http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/faq-frequently-asked-questions/

I agree mentioning Wikinews would have been a great idea, in
particular because Global Voices' blogs' content is the sort of thing
which almost always gets immediately reverted from Wikipedia if it's
at all controversial (I saw such a revert of a Global Voices blog
re-post on a Shell abuse in Nigeria just yesterday) in a way that less
reliable but popular US and UK blogs such as Slashdot rarely are.
Global Voices occasionally cites Wikinews and Wikinewsies:
http://globalvoicesonline.org/?s=wikinews

So I trust this bodes well for the (originally 2008) proposal to fund
Wikinews reporters which has surfaced from the community in various
forms through the years -- e.g.
http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposal:Reporter_Reimbursement_Program
-- but has never received the merest hint of support from the
Foundation.

Now that will certainly change. Right?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors (MZMcBride)

2013-01-17 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Jan 17, 2013 7:11 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote:

 So I trust this bodes well for the (originally 2008) proposal to fund
 Wikinews reporters which has surfaced from the community in various
 forms through the years -- e.g.
 http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposal:Reporter_Reimbursement_Program
 -- but has never received the merest hint of support from the
 Foundation.

 Now that will certainly change. Right?

I don't see why you would assume that... So Sue supports Global Voices, why
would that mean the foundation will now fund travel for Wikinewsies?

That said, there are lots of chapter microgrants programs and now a
foundation individual grants program that could be used for this sort of
thing. I thought they point of citizen journalism was to make use of people
that are already there, though...
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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Brasil] Fwd: Demand justice for Aaron Swartz

2013-01-17 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
-- Forwarded message --
From: Alexandre Hannud Abdo abdo at member.fsf.org
Date: 2013/1/17
Subject: [Wikimedia Brasil] Fwd: Demand justice for Aaron Swartz
To: Wikimedia BR wikimediab...@lists.wikimedia.org


Ni! Friends,

I just received this email from Demand Progress and Lawrence Lessig, in
response to Aaron Swartz's tragic passing. Click here to support Aaron's
Law and the effort to achieve justice for Aaron:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/aaron_justice/?referring_akid=1969.1596981.8zbJ9Vsource=mailto

We spent yesterday burying and mourning our friend Aaron. We're sad,
we're tired, we're frustrated -- and we're angry at a system that let
this happen to Aaron. Now we want to set upon honoring his life's work
and helping to make sure that such a travesty is never repeated.

We and Aaron's friends and family have been in touch with lawmakers to
ask for help, and several of them -- who've worked with Aaron and Demand
Progress on SOPA and other issues -- are beginning to take action. We're
asking them to help rein in a criminal justice system run amok, wherein
authorities are encouraged to bring frivolous charges and hold decades
of jail time over the heads of people who are accused of committing
victimless crimes.

1) Representative Zoe Lofgren has introduced what's been named Aaron's
Law. It would fix a key part of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
(CFAA), which is one of the statutes under which Aaron was indicted. We
need to pass Aaron's Law AND further amend the CFAA.

The CFAA makes violations of a website's terms of service agreement or
user agreement -- that fine print you never read before you check the
box next to it -- a FELONY, potentially punishable by many years in
prison. That's how over-broad this dangerous statute is, and one way it
lets showboating prosecutors file charges against people who've done
nothing wrong.

Aaron's Law would decriminalize violating these agreements: They're
essentially contracts, and as with other contracts, disputes about them
should be settled in civil courts rather than in out of control criminal
trials under threat of decades of prison time.

Aaron's Law alone wouldn't have saved Aaron -- there is still more to do
to make sure that victimless computer activities are not charged as
felonies -- but this is a solid start that we can pass now and it's a
law he wanted to change. Then we'll keep pushing forward.

Click here to join us in demanding justice for Aaron:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/aaron_justice/?referring_akid=1969.1596981.8zbJ9Vsource=mailto

2) Additionally, we asked Congressman Darrell Issa -- who controls the
powerful Oversight Committee -- to open an investigation into
prosecutorial misconduct in Aaron's case.

Amazingly, he's already responded and is sending an investigator to the
office of the U.S. Attorney who was pressing charges against Aaron.

We want the inquiry to proceed, and to be broadened to include a more
thorough investigation into rampant over-prosecution of alleged crimes
with no victims -- as in the case of what Aaron was accused of. And we
want those who abused their power to be held to account.

We loved Aaron -- so many people loved Aaron -- and his death is tragic.
We and others who were close to him are overwhelmed by the outpouring of
support, and the calls for justice. Thank you for joining us in that fight.

Click here to join us in demanding justice for Aaron:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/aaron_justice/?referring_akid=1969.1596981.8zbJ9Vsource=mailto


-Demand Progress


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Brasil] Fwd: Demand justice for Aaron Swartz

2013-01-17 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Everton Zanella Alvarenga, 17/01/2013 21:11:


1) Representative Zoe Lofgren has introduced what's been named Aaron's
Law. It would fix a key part of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
(CFAA), which is one of the statutes under which Aaron was indicted. We
need to pass Aaron's Law AND further amend the CFAA.

The CFAA makes violations of a website's terms of service agreement or
user agreement -- that fine print you never read before you check the
box next to it -- a FELONY, potentially punishable by many years in
prison. That's how over-broad this dangerous statute is, and one way it
lets showboating prosecutors file charges against people who've done
nothing wrong.

Aaron's Law would decriminalize violating these agreements: They're
essentially contracts, and as with other contracts, disputes about them
should be settled in civil courts rather than in out of control criminal
trials under threat of decades of prison time.


And they link this article: 
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/aaron_swartz_suicide_honor_his_memory_by_fixing_the_computer_fraud_and_abuse.html


«An infamous example is United States v. Drew, a case in which a woman 
created a fake MySpace page to taunt a teenage girl. The girl became 
distraught and committed suicide. No crime made the bullying itself 
illegal, so prosecutors charged Drew under the CFAA, claiming her fake 
profile violated MySpace's terms of use, which made her access to the 
social networking site's computers unauthorized.
«An obvious problem with this argument is that it would mean anyone who 
runs afoul of a web site's fine print is a criminal—and many of us 
intentionally or unintentionally violate those agreements every day. 
Prosecutors wouldn't bother filing criminal charges against most of us, 
of course. But if they wanted to, they would have the leeway to do it 
under the government's theory.»


Do our terms of use contain anything that may broadly interpreted by 
such a prosecutor under the CFAA?

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use
Could passages like this cause criminal charges: «We encourage you to be 
civil and polite in your interactions with others in the community, to 
act in good faith, and to make edits and contributions aimed at 
furthering the mission of the shared Project»?


Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation named Knight News Challenge winner

2013-01-17 Thread Fabrice Florin
Congrats to everyone who worked on the Knight grant!

As someone who applied three years in a row for a News Challenge grant, I can 
assure you this is no small feat. ;o)

The News Challenge contest is very competitive, with thousands of applications 
submitted in each round from some of the top names in nonprofit journalism. So 
it's a testament to all your hard work that we were named a winner this year.

Nicely done, you guys!


Fabrice


On Jan 17, 2013, at 11:09 AM, wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org wrote:
 Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:20:45 -0800
 From: Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org
 To: press-rele...@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE]
   Wikimedia   Foundation  named Knight News Challenge winner
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 (This press release is also available online at:
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_Knight_News_Challenge_winner)
 
 Wikimedia Foundation named winner of Knight News Challenge
 
 $600,000 in Knight Foundation funding supports innovation across
 Wikimedia mobile initiatives
 
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - January 17, 2013 - The Wikimedia Foundation was
 named a winner in the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight
 News Challenge for its efforts to expand and improve Wikimedia's
 mobile projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is enhancing the Wikipedia
 mobile experience and making it easier to access Wikipedia,
 particularly for readers in developing countries.
 
 As mobile technology is increasingly the primary opportunity for
 billions of people around the world to access the Internet, the
 Wikimedia Foundation is working to remove the two biggest hurdles to
 access free knowledge: cost and accessibility. The News Challenge
 grant will be utilized in four areas:
 *Improving the way that users experience our mobile platform on feature 
 phones;
 *Expanding Wikipedia Zero, which gives mobile users free access to
 Wikipedia on their phones;
 *Developing features to improve the mobile experience regardless of
 how feature-rich the device is, including new ways to access Wikipedia
 via texting;
 *Increasing the number of languages that can access Wikipedia on mobile.
 
 The Wikimedia Foundation is one of eight mobile projects to receive a
 total of $2.4 million today through the Knight News Challenge, which
 accelerates projects with funding and advice from Knight's network of
 media innovators. A full list is at knightfoundation.org.
 
 Knight Foundation's funding will support us making the mobile version
 of Wikipedia easier to use, as well as enabling us to expand Wikipedia
 Zero, our project with mobile operators that lets their customers
 access Wikipedia for free, said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of
 the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm very happy Knight has chosen to support
 us; it's an important affirmation of our mobile work.
 
 Knight Foundation, the nation?s leading funder of journalism and media
 innovation, is committed to promoting democracy by supporting informed
 and engaged communities. Founded by newsmen John S. and James L.
 Knight, the foundation launched the Knight News Challenge in 2007 to
 find the next generation of innovations that help communities get the
 information they need.
 
 Wikipedia has helped define the way that people collaboratively
 create content. Making the site available to more people across the
 world will help foster and spread that culture, said John Bracken,
 director for journalism and media innovation at Knight Foundation.
 
 The $600,000 News Challenge grant is for two years and follows a
 general support grant of $250,000 that Knight Foundation awarded to
 the Wikimedia Foundation in December 2012.
 
 The Wikimedia Foundation and the other winners of the challenge will
 present their projects via live Web stream at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30
 a.m. MT Friday, January 18 at knightfoundation.org/live, from a
 gathering on the future of mobile at Arizona State University. (Follow
 #newschallenge on Twitter.)
 
 About the Wikimedia Foundation
 
 http://wikimediafoundation.org
 http://blog.wikimedia.org
 
 The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix,
 Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
 receive more than 483 million unique visitors per month, making them
 the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, November
 2012). Available in 285 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 24
 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of
 roughly 80,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the
 Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded
 primarily through donations and grants.
 
 Press contact
 Jay Walsh
 Senior Director, Communications
 Wikimedia Foundation
 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation named Knight News Challenge winner

2013-01-17 Thread ENWP Pine



This is great news. Congratulations to those who worked on this grant proposal. 
I'm always glad to hear that progress continues to be made at making Wikimedia 
content more accessible and/or editable on mobile. 

Pine

  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] This is an encyclopedia

2013-01-17 Thread ENWP Pine
Tom,

I too like that work of Catherine. I have it on my userpage also.

Pine

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THIS
 
IS AN
ENCYCLOPEDIA
 
One gateway to the wide garden
of knowledge, where lies
The deep rock of our past,
in which we must delve
the well of our future,
The clear water we must leave untainted
for those who come after us,
The fertile earth, in which
truth may grow in bright places,
tended by many hands,
And the broad fall of sunshine,
warming our first steps toward knowing
how much we do not know.
 
 
*Catherine Munro*
 
 
inspired by *This is a printing
officehttp://infoshare1.princeton.edu/rbsc2/ga/unseenhands/labels/wardePrintOffice.html
*,
by Beatrice Warde http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Warde
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CatherineMunro
 
 
Just discovered from a wikipedian friend from Kenya.
 
Tom
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors (MZMcBride)

2013-01-17 Thread James Salsman
Philippe Beaudette wrote, in response to:
...
 http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposal:Reporter_Reimbursement_Program
...
 I'm not sure that link makes the point you wish to make, James.
 For instance, you note that it has NO supporting signups?

Per http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Proposals_by_level_of_discussion
only three of the nineteen proposals which are listed in the first
through fifth level of discussion attained signups: Wikimedia social
networking platform, Stop using wikis for tasks for which wikis are
not suitable, and Brand name consolidation, which each got exactly
one signup, some of which appear to be from the proposals' authors.

What we really need to know is how the Foundation measures support for
community proposals. Could you please explain that?

My informal tally suggests that the Foundation gives its most serious
consideration to community proposals which are discussed on this list.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] This is an encyclopedia

2013-01-17 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi, Pine.

I want add the Portuguese version on mine later. I added on our
village pump and a volunteer from Portugal kindly translated it

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Esplanada/geral/Isto_%C3%A9_uma_enciclop%C3%A9dia_(16jan2013)

A wikipedian even suggested a Wikipedia globe around the pale blu dot
and some other artistic ideas after the above thread.

Kindness will bring kindness. Beaty will bring beauty. :)

Tom

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 7:41 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:
 Tom,

 I too like that work of Catherine. I have it on my userpage also.

 Pine


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] This is an encyclopedia

2013-01-17 Thread Newyorkbrad
CECI N'EST PAS UNE ENCYCLOPEDIE.

Newyorkbrad

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:

 Tom,

 I too like that work of Catherine. I have it on my userpage also.

 Pine

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 THIS

 IS AN
 ENCYCLOPEDIA

 One gateway to the wide garden
 of knowledge, where lies
 The deep rock of our past,
 in which we must delve
 the well of our future,
 The clear water we must leave untainted
 for those who come after us,
 The fertile earth, in which
 truth may grow in bright places,
 tended by many hands,
 And the broad fall of sunshine,
 warming our first steps toward knowing
 how much we do not know.


 *Catherine Munro*


 inspired by *This is a printing
 office
 http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/rbsc2/ga/unseenhands/labels/wardePrintOffice.html
 
 *,
 by Beatrice Warde http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Warde


 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CatherineMunro


 Just discovered from a wikipedian friend from Kenya.

 Tom

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[Wikimedia-l] Office hours with Sue

2013-01-17 Thread Maggie Dennis
Hello, all.

Sue Gardner, the Wikimedia Foundation's Executive Director, is doing an IRC
office hours on Saturday January 19 at 18:30:00 UTC. There is not currently
an agenda set for the meeting, but I will update the particulars on Meta if
that changes. Please see
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours#Upcoming_office_hours for
particulars.

Thanks!

Maggie

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[Wikimedia-l] adding SM to the Blog Calendar on Meta

2013-01-17 Thread Matthew Roth
Do you guys think it makes any sense to use Meta to help handle the
workflow for both the blog and social media messages? See the item for
tomorrow where I've added proposed social media message for the two blog
posts I'm publishing tomorrow:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog/Calendar#January_2013

I don't know how we can make Meta work for this kind of thing, but it seems
to make sense to me to try to consolidate the tool we use for seeking and
giving feedback on these.

thoughts?

M

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