[Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
We are looking for new administrator-moderators for Wikimedia-l. Ryan Lomonaco left the team a while ago, and I plan on stepping down as soon as the new team is on board. The main role of an administrator-moderator is to approve or deny posts that get held up in the moderation queue (post made by

[Wikimedia-l] [WCA] [Wikimania 2013] Research and Presentation: Chapters in Numbers

2013-05-01 Thread Michał Buczyński
Hi All, as discussed in London and Milan, I have submitted a presentation proposal for Wikimania 2013, aiming to present the first overview of Wikimedia Chapters in general, showing several metrics we have discussed (membership, financials, growth rates etc.) and looking for some benchmarks

[Wikimedia-l] Human-assisted machine translation (it was: The case for supporting open source machine translation)

2013-05-01 Thread WereSpielChequers
Re David's point One of the biggest problems in MT is word disambiguation. I'm sure that this would be correct, though probably more strongly in some languages than in others. English for example has many words with meanings as diverse as bonnet (headware, a type of chili and in some countries

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WCA] [Wikimania 2013] Research and Presentation: Chapters in Numbers

2013-05-01 Thread Fae
I have two presentations in at the conference, one specifically about the work of the WCA peer review task force :-) Links: * http://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Peer_review_for_chapters_and_thematic_organizations *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Human-assisted machine translation (it was: The case for supporting open source machine translation)

2013-05-01 Thread Mathieu Stumpf
Ha, I just met a good example of a text you may hardly translate with MT means. Look at this text which come from [1]: The term manifold comes from German Mannigfaltigkeit, by Riemann. In Romance languages, this is translated as variety – such spaces with a differentiable structure are called

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-01 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi all, I am happy to let you know that the Affiliations Committee's Annual Report for 2012 has now been published on Meta at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_committee/Reports/2012, giving a glance into the internal workings of the Committee's last year. It was prepared in order to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Human-assisted machine translation (it was: The case for supporting open source machine translation)

2013-05-01 Thread Fred Bauder
All European languages, with the exception of Basque, are essentially one language with different vocabulary. MT should generally work, but needs help as the example shows. The big, and perhaps insurmountable, problem comes with trying to use it with say, Hopi, which assigns meanings in a wholly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The one-employee secretariat model

2013-05-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 5/1/13 2:50 AM, Asaf Bartov a écrit : On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Florence Devouard wrote: I was thinking of the numerous (quite successful) associations in France, which are simply made of entrepreneurs wishing to do things together (from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Human-assisted machine translation (it was: The case for supporting open source machine translation)

2013-05-01 Thread David Cuenca
From what I read, Apertium also supports morphological analyzers (like: [1], [2] and [3]). I used the term word because it is more approachable for a first stage development. Later on it could be expanded to support languages that don't use words. In any case I think it is preferable to assist MT

[Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread James Forrester
Dear Wikimedians, On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who also put forward a solid effort. We were concerned this year to see that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Sarah Stierch
Congratulations to the London team, and great work on all parties for proposals. It's quite a task, and one that is at times just as emotional and intensive in actually planning Wikimania. I look forward to lending a hand with London, and I really look forward to partying at the Tate Modern ;)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Gregory Varnum
Congratulations to the London team for your successful bid and to the Arusha team for putting in a solid effort! I look forward to getting my UK groove on next year. -greg aka varnent On 1 May 2013, at 1:28 PM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations to the London

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive
Congratulations to the London team.. On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.comwrote: Many congratulations to the London bid team! London will be a great venue, and see you all here next summer :-) On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM, Gregory Varnum

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Katie Chan
Congratulations to everyone who's been involved with the London bid. Looking forward to seeing many of you in London next year! On 1 May 2013 18:10, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Wikimedians, On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and evaluation of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-05-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hi, Deryck. Thank you. Apology accepted. I look forward to working with WMHK on a suitable plan for development (even right now, though I'm guessing WMHK has its hands full till after Wikimania). Cheers, Asaf On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hkwrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread Asaf Bartov
Considering the centrality of this list, let's add a criterion of has managed a Mailman list before, shall we? It would be a huge waste of everyone's time if a complete novice were to push the wrong buttons. :) A. On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM, J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-05-01 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
Dear Deryck, many thanks for your letter. It is a relief to know that you're not assuming bad faith. I really hope that your enthusiasm for Wikimedia will not die out completely. One remark: I think that you may need to file a complaint not in your personal capacity, but representing the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread David Gerard
On 1 May 2013 19:48, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Considering the centrality of this list, let's add a criterion of has managed a Mailman list before, shall we? It would be a huge waste of everyone's time if a complete novice were to push the wrong buttons. :) It's actually

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-01 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear Bence and all, This is a very good report! It is very clear, just the right length and gives a good picture of all of the activity of the committee -- both accomplishments and frustrations. AffComm did a lot in 2012! Thank you very much for all of your and the committee's work on behalf of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Patricio Lorente
Congratulations, London! See you there! Patricio 2013/5/1 Dhaval S. Vyas dsv...@gmail.com: Congratulations UK! So happy with the news, after all wikimania is coming at our doorstep... On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Katie Chan katie.c...@wikimedia.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Markus Glaser
Congratulations, London and WMUK! Looking foward to a Wikimania in a city I already lived in ;) And my respect and many thanks to Arusha / Tanzania. I would have loved to go to Africa this time and I really think the Movement should make some efforts to make something like this happen in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Human-assisted machine translation (it was: The case for supporting open source machine translation)

2013-05-01 Thread Mark
On 5/1/13 3:39 PM, David Cuenca wrote: In answer to Matthieu, I don't think perfection is something to aim for during the first stage. Just a MT that gives a fairly good text about the subject without big mistakes, would be already a big improvement. IMHO, goals should be set step by step and at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikimedia-l list administrator-moderators

2013-05-01 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
If your concern is in assessing whether or not a candidate is suitable to administer and moderate the list, then it can be a factor to take into account. I don't however agree that it should be a prerequesite. The software is trivially easy to learn to use. I had no prior experience, and I don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Charles Gregory
Congratulations WMUK and the London 2014 team! Thanks also to the Arusha bid - hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future! Regards, Charles / User:Chuq On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Markus Glaser markus.gla...@wikimedia.dewrote: Congratulations, London and WMUK! Looking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The one-employee secretariat model

2013-05-01 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
2013/5/1 Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com: True. Not all associations are looking for such support and indeed, the association needs to show a decent amount of activity to make it worth it. Note that in many cases, the secretary hired for such positions is NOT a student, but rather an

[Wikimedia-l] UK.Gov passes Instagram Act

2013-05-01 Thread shi zhao
see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab/ The Act contains changes to UK copyright law which permit the commercial exploitation of images where information identifying the owner is missing, so-called orphan works, by placing the work into what's known as extended collective

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Elections 2013

2013-05-01 Thread Risker
I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year, elections are being held for the following roles: - Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Tonmoy Khan
Congratulations to WMUK London! Wish all the success for Wikimania 2014. Cheers Tonmoy On May 2, 2013 4:07 AM, Charles Gregory wmau.li...@chuq.net wrote: Congratulations WMUK and the London 2014 team! Thanks also to the Arusha bid - hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future!