[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 9, Issue 21 -- 27 May 2013

2013-05-31 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
Foundation elections: Candidates talk about the Meta problem, the nation-based 
chapter model, world languages, and value for money
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/Foundation_elections

News and notes: First-ever community election for FDC positions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/News_and_notes

In the media: Pagans complain about Qworty's anti-Pagan editing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/In_the_media

Featured content: Life of 2π
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/Featured_content

WikiProject report: WikiProject Geographical Coordinates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/WikiProject_report

Technology report: Amsterdam hackathon: continuity, change, and stroopwafels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/Technology_report

Recent research: Motivations on the Persian Wikipedia; is science eight times 
more popular on the Spanish Wikipedia than the English Wikipedia?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27/Recent_research


Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Signpost/Single

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-05-27


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

2013-05-31 Thread Stevie Benton
Congratulations to Wikimedia Nepal!

If Wikimedia UK can help you in any way, please do get in touch :)

Stevie


On 30 May 2013 21:15, Markus Glaser markus.gla...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Congrats and welcome to the Wikimedia world!

 If there are any questions concerning your next steps as an organisation,
 I'd be happy to help :)

 Markus

 Am 30.05.2013 21:31, schrieb Balázs Viczián:

  Congrats from WMHU too!

 Balázs
 2013.05.30. 20:58, Salvador A salvador1...@gmail.com ezt írta:

  Congratulations! Welcome to Wikimedia affilliates family. Count with
 Wikimedia Mexico as colaborator and with me as friend.

 Well done!
 El may 30, 2013 1:54 p.m., Dennis Tobar dennis.to...@gmail.com
 escribió:

  Yay!, Congrats to Wikimedians from Nepal!


 On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Arnau Duran arnaudu...@gmail.com

 wrote:

 Congratulations guys! wish you all the success!


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 Telèfon personal: (+34) 696475418
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 2013/5/30 Nurunnaby Chowdhury n...@nhasive.com

  Congratulations Nepal team!


 On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com

 wrote:

 Welcome to board, friends.
 I know it has not been easy for Ganesh and to the Nepal team.
 Congrats!


 2013/5/30 Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com

  Congratulations to Nepali Wikimedians!!

 Ali Haidar Khan (Tonmoy)
 Wikimedia Bangladesh
 On May 30, 2013 11:12 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk

 wrote:

 Congratulations Ganesh and the Nepal team! Are there plans to

 move

 on

 and

 transition to an incorporated Wikimedia chapter?
 Deryck

 On 30 May 2013 17:32, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com

 wrote:

 Dear all,

 I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has

 approved

 the

 recognition of a Wikimedia User Group today:  Wikimedians of

 Nepal.

 Please join me in welcoming this new group into the fold of

 Wikimedia

 entities, and let's celebrate their success and hard work as

 Wikipedia

 turns eleven in Nepal!

 == Wikimedians of Nepal ==

 Wikimedians of Nepal 

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Wikimedia_Nepalhttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nepal

 is a

 group of enthusiastic Nepali Wikimedians working towards

 developing

 and

 promoting Wikimedia projects in Nepal. They've been actively

 working

 to

 help expand the community, launch projects in more languages

 of

 Nepal

 and

 promote and support the existing ones.

 The group is working towards chapterhood, and have a good

 chance

 of

 attaining that status this year. Granting them user group

 recognition

 allows the movement to express its appreciation for their

 hard

 work

 even

 while they are working on the bureaucratic aspects of meeting

 the

 requirements of chapterhood. The timing is fortuitous  in

 that

 the

 group

 is

 going to mark the 11th anniversary of Wikipedia in a Nepali

 language

 on 3

 June, next Monday.

 Ganesh, the group's interim president has been invited to

 this

 year's

 Milan

 conference, where he gave a comprehensive overview of the

 group's

 history,

 its projects (including a successful 'wikiwomen programme)

 and

 its

 ambitions. The slides are at:

  http://upload.wikimedia.org/**wikipedia/commons/4/45/**
 WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdfhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdf

 The Affiliations Committee's
 recognition

  http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Affiliations_Committee/**
 Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_**Nepal_-_May_2013http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Nepal_-_May_2013

 is

 valid until 28 May 2014, or until they are recognized as a

 chapter.


 == Wikimedia User Groups ==

 Wikimedia User Groups are one of the three new types of

 affiliations

 created last year to empower volunteers wanting to conduct

 offline

 work

 and

 provide them recognition from the Wikimedia movement.

 User group status is meant to be an easy form of affiliation,

 where

 the

 main requirements are an agreed goal, plans for offline work,

 at

 least

 three people participating and a public wiki page with all

 the

 relevant

 information).

 Under the movement roles
 recommendations

  http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_**
 models/User_Groupshttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/User_Groups
 

 , user groups are to be recognized in a quick and easy

 process

 directly

 by

 the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable

 time-period

 and

 they

 are

 to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to

 grants.



 Best 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-05-31 Thread Thehelpfulone
On 29 April 2013 10:35, K. Peachey p858sn...@gmail.com wrote:

 Based on just flicking though the conversation, The main issue here is
 historical content that is mostly in the way of the re-purposing?

 Why not just close down internal.wiki and start a Internal.wiki 2.0
 with a more defined scope that suits the purpose?


Was there any further progress with these discussions to shut down or
re-purpose internal-l and internal wiki? It's been brought up recently as a
questionhttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2013/Questions/2#Dozens_WMF_private_wikis_and_.22no_place_to_work_together.22
for
candidates in the community Board of Trustees elections (for which voting
starts tomorrow).

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New design for the list info page?

2013-05-31 Thread Thehelpfulone
I've gone ahead and updated
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/cabal-l to reflect this.
You'll notice that some of the language has been simplified, and the
password fields have been removed because this list has public archives and
the subscriber list is only viewable by list admins, so there's no real
need to know your password for this list. Unfortunately this still reverts
to old design for other languages but I'm working on seeing if there's a
way to fix that.

Isarra (and anyone else) can you see any issues with the newer design in
terms of usability? As a reminder the source is at
https://github.com/quimgil/mailman-templates.


On 22 May 2013 20:32, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Version 1.0 is out:

 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-announce

 Source: https://github.com/quimgil/mailman-templates

 Propagation is welcome. Thank you TheHelpfulOne for the original push
 and to the other feedback reporters!


 On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org wrote:
  On 05/20/2013 10:56 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
 
  MZMcBride, 21/05/2013 04:22:
 
  Quim Gil wrote:
 
  https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-announce
 
  Feedback, please.
 
 
  I would love to see this design or something similar become the default
  for Wikimedia's mailing lists. Compared to the current default,[1] I
 find
  the new design vastly more friendly and engaging.
 
 
  Can't be the default because it's English only, isn't it. A workaround
  could be to remove custom linguistic content (for instance make About
  Wikimedia Foundation just Wikimedia and point it to some translatable
  page on Meta), but I've no idea how localisation of all this works.
 
 
  Well, this *recommended* template could substitute the current default
 which
  doesn't offer localized links either. An improvement is an improvement,
 and
  I think the improvement for users is huge.
 
  Then it is up to the admins of each list to implement this template or
 not,
  to take it as is or with modifications e.g. links to Spanish content for
  your Spanish speaking list. It's just a piece of HTML to be pasted in a
 web
  form.
 
  Just give me a day or so to implement feedback and clean the code, and
 then
  the template will be ready to be applied by list admins with a simple
  copypaste, with optional customization.
 
 
  --
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  Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil



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[Wikimedia-l] Wiki goes to radio: Möebius at Ibero 90.9

2013-05-31 Thread Ivan Martínez
{{Crossposting}}

Dear all,

From June 8, Wikimedia Mexico will co-produce Möebius a weekly radio
program in Ibero 90.9 FM [1], one of the trendsetter media in Mexico City. The
creative concept of the program is to find two topics allegedly disconnected
, but united by four or five Wikipedia articles, with a sound design that will
reinforce the concept.

It has been several months of planning the concept, which will serve to
further spread our mission in Mexico, thanks our GLAM partnering with the
Universidad Iberoamericana and their radio station, Ibero 90.9 FM.

This program will be conducted by Almendra Hernández, Carmen Alcázar and me. We
will upload the audios for those wishing to listen to them, so you can practice
your Spanish :)

Best regards.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHUIA-FM

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter report for Wikimedia Sverige April 2013

2013-05-31 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations WMSE on all your outreach work!  *11* edit-a-thons in
April: wow! And it sounds like you're doing good work with Wikiversity too
which is super cool.

also, I watched the references video (with the sound off :) ) and it's
really good, very clear -- we should have these for all languages!

-- phoebe



On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:29 AM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote:

 The Chapter report for Wikimedia Sverige April 2013 kan now be found on
 our chapter wiki:

 http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_reports/2013-04

 *Best regards,*
 *Jan Ainali*

 CEO, Wikimedia Sverige http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huvudsida
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-05-31 Thread Maggie Dennis
Hello, all.

I've just posted an announcement by legal on Meta (
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikivoyage/Logo_announcement) about the
Wikivoyage logo - unfortunately, we are going to have to choose a new one.
To save you all from having to click on the link, I'll reproduce the
announcement at the bottom of my email.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, we will need to launch a contest for
the new Wikivoyage logo, but first I'm hoping to get feedback and
assistance in making the best process for that possible. We had been
considering ways to optimize logo selection by the community, with the idea
that we would have plenty of time to talk about the process before needing
it. Unfortunately, we now need something quite quickly. Accordingly, I'd be
really grateful for feedback on the process, which has been posted here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logo_contest_procedure

You can read a little more about it here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Logo_contest_procedure

I hope you will share your questions, comments and suggestions there.

Thanks.

Maggie



As many of you know, the community held a contest to design and decide upon
the new logo that would come to represent Wikivoyage, the latest open and
collaborative project to be hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. After
review of quite a few fantastic entries and much debate, the logo below was
decided upon by community consensus: [omitted; see linked discussion]

Unfortunately, both the Foundation and several members of the community
discovered that the eventually chosen logo bore a striking resemblance to
the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) logo: [omitted; see linked discussion]

At that time, the Foundation reviewed the two logos and believed that,
while some risk existed, there were significant enough differences between
the designs and the markets the two organizations occupied for both logos
to co-exist.

Since then, the Foundation has received a cease-and-desist letter from the
WTO, requesting that we change the logo. While we wish that the WTO agreed
with our assessment that the two logos contain substantial differences and
could co-exist, we understand their concern. We still believe that there
are some significant differences between the Wikivoyage logo and the WTO,
however, such arguments are not guaranteed to win if we were to legally
oppose this request because there are also some substantial similarities.
With this in mind, as well as the fact that the Wikivoyage logo is still
relatively new and has not had a chance to build significant brand
recognition yet, we believe the better solution is to hold a new community
contest for a new logo.

We believe that the community is the best body to decide what logo should
represent their hard work and hope that interested community members will
take this opportunity to once again showcase their creativity and talent by
submitting designs. The WTO has been very understanding of the Wikimedia
movement’s values and need for community consensus and has agreed to grant
us ample time to develop a new logo through community processes. (Please
see the proposed Logo contest
procedurehttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logo_contest_procedure.)
That said, we hope to begin the process of community consultation and input
in the next few days so that the new logo can be in place by the end of
July. With that, we look forward to seeing new designs!


Michelle Paulson http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mpaulson_(WMF)
Legal and Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMIT bulletin no. 53 - May 29, 2013

2013-05-31 Thread phoebe ayers
And this is also a great report ... I'm especially pleased to see all of
the library outreach happening in Italy via WMIT!! :)

I just started a page to globally list these library/wikimedia events 
projects on the outreach wiki... still *very* much under construction so
please help out!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Loves_Libraries/Collaborations#2013

-- phoebe


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:44 AM, .mau. (maurizio codogno) 
wiki@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi all,
 the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#53) is available. This time
 we write about Amsterdam Hackathon 2013, the contest Veneto in
 Wikipedia, searches for people, and our next appointments.

 As usual a link has been added to meta, at
 Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; more-or-less raw text of
 the bulletin follows below.

   ciao, .mau.
 
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 __NOTOC__
 [[Image:Wikimedia news1.png|400px|center]]
 {{titolo errato|titolo=Wikimedia news}}{{WMNpubblico|53|May 29, 2013}}

 
 [[File:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2013.jpg|thumb|400px|center| Working
 Group - By Sebastiaan ter Burg from Utrecht, The Netherlands
 (Wikimedia Hackathon 2013) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]

 == Amsterdam Hackathon 2013 ==
 Over the weekend from May 24 to 26, the
 [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013 Wikimedia
 Hackathon 2013] was held in Amsterdam. The annual gathering, which
 brings together all Wikimedian interested in the development of
 MediaWiki and other Wikimedia projects, was organized by Wikimedia
 Nederland and was held at the
 [http://www.stayokay.com/en/hostel/amsterdam-zeeburg Stayokay hostel].
 There were about a hundred Wikimedian; the participants appreciate the
 Dutch organization which was impeccable.
 [[:it:Utente:CristianCantoro|Cristian]] (''vicepresident of Wikimedia
 Italia'') was present on behalf of Wikimedia Italia and
 [[:commons:Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2013/Who's_who | Wiki Loves
 Monuments international group]].
 In addition to numerous other projects,
 [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs Wikimedia Labs] were
 presented: tjey are the new infrastructure that will manage the
 development of new tools for Wikimedia sites.

 == Wikimedia Italia is hiring ==

 Are you determined, do you like to work in teams, to interact with the
 public? Are you willing to learn some new computer program?! Then read
 [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Ricerca_collaboratori the announcement
 for a secretarial employee] published by Wikimedia Italia. Our staff
 is growing! All specifications can be found on the dedicated page:
 here we anticipate that the workplace is in Monza (with occasional
 short trips) and that the type of commitment required will be 20 hours
 per week (horizontal or vertical part-time).

 The announcement is aimed at candidates of both sexes (L.125/91) and
 will remain valid until 15 June 2013.

 If you are interested, send your CV and a presentation letter to the
 email address lav...@wikimedia.it.

 == Veneto in Wikipedia ==
 [
 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:Coordinamento/Scuole/Autori_in_Wikipedia/2012-2013/Veneto
 Veneto in Wikipedia] is a competition, organized by our member
 Professor Corrado Petrucco from the University of Padua together with
 Enrica Pagano and Simonetta Boscolo in collaboration with Wikimedia
 Italia, planned to invite classes of students of schools of all levels
 to create or improve entries on Wikipedia. Monday, June 3 a meeting
 will be held for the closure of the project. [[:it:User:Cotton|
 Cotton]] will participate for Wikimedia Italia: Cotton will talk in
 particular about the criteria used for the evaluation of new entries
 in Wikipedia created by the children. At the conclusion of the meeting
 the best work will be awarded. The event will take place from 16:00 at
 the Einaudi Gramsci institute (via delle Palme, 1 35137 Padova);
 [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/File:Locandina_veneto_in_wikipedia.pdf
 here] the complete program.

 == Wikimedia Foundation is looking for Italian-speaking people ==

 The Engineering and Product Developement department of the Wikimedia
 Foundation is looking for two or thres
 [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/66337
 Community Liaison, Product Development], i.e. representatives of the
 local Wikimedian community who will act as intermediaries between
 users and the engineering team, supporting them in the activation
 phase of new extensions on the sites of projects of the Wikimedia
 Foundation.
 This would be a task for a period of about 3 months, which requires a
 minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. In particular the urgent need
 at the moment is on the launch of
 [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor Visual Editor] on
 Wikipedia in different languages; they will need, for example, to
 explain to their community the news and manage useful feedback tools
 significant to the computer development department.
 Basic requirements are knowledge of the English language (as 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New design for the list info page?

2013-05-31 Thread Quim Gil

On 05/31/2013 04:03 AM, Thehelpfulone wrote:

Unfortunately this still reverts
to old design for other languages but I'm working on seeing if there's a
way to fix that.


I believe it requires restarting Mailman, or at least this is how I read 
http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030605


The template is being used in more lists. New additions (I'm aware of):

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/qa
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/libraries

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[Wikimedia-l] Structured Data

2013-05-31 Thread Adam Baso
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2013/05/getting-started-with-structured-data.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

2013-05-31 Thread Samuel Klein
Congrats, this is wonderful news!  It was good to meet you in Milan;
good luck with your anniversary celebration.

SJ,
remembering when Bibhustan Bista came to Wikimania and shared stories
about the early Nepali wikiprojects...

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk wrote:
 Congratulations Ganesh and the Nepal team! Are there plans to move on and
 transition to an incorporated Wikimedia chapter?
 Deryck

 On 30 May 2013 17:32, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all,

 I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has approved the
 recognition of a Wikimedia User Group today:  Wikimedians of Nepal.

 Please join me in welcoming this new group into the fold of Wikimedia
 entities, and let's celebrate their success and hard work as Wikipedia
 turns eleven in Nepal!

 == Wikimedians of Nepal ==

 Wikimedians of Nepal http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nepal is a
 group of enthusiastic Nepali Wikimedians working towards developing and
 promoting Wikimedia projects in Nepal. They've been actively working to
 help expand the community, launch projects in more languages of Nepal and
 promote and support the existing ones.

 The group is working towards chapterhood, and have a good chance of
 attaining that status this year. Granting them user group recognition
 allows the movement to express its appreciation for their hard work even
 while they are working on the bureaucratic aspects of meeting the
 requirements of chapterhood. The timing is fortuitous  in that the group is
 going to mark the 11th anniversary of Wikipedia in a Nepali language on 3
 June, next Monday.

 Ganesh, the group's interim president has been invited to this year's Milan
 conference, where he gave a comprehensive overview of the group's history,
 its projects (including a successful 'wikiwomen programme) and its
 ambitions. The slides are at:
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdf

 The Affiliations Committee's
 recognition
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Nepal_-_May_2013
 is
 valid until 28 May 2014, or until they are recognized as a chapter.


 == Wikimedia User Groups ==

 Wikimedia User Groups are one of the three new types of affiliations
 created last year to empower volunteers wanting to conduct offline work and
 provide them recognition from the Wikimedia movement.

 User group status is meant to be an easy form of affiliation, where the
 main requirements are an agreed goal, plans for offline work, at least
 three people participating and a public wiki page with all the relevant
 information).

 Under the movement roles
 recommendations
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/User_Groups
 , user groups are to be recognized in a quick and easy process directly by
 the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable time-period and they are
 to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to grants.



 Best regards,
 Bence Damokos
 Chair, Affiliatons Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

2013-05-31 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello,
Great to hear this, congratulations! It's quite a bit work to make things
running, but it will be a good starting point for more. Don't forget the
WCA Journal when you have something to report:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WCA/Journal
Kind regards
Ziko

Am Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2013 schrieb Bence Damokos :

 Dear all,

 I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has approved the
 recognition of a Wikimedia User Group today:  Wikimedians of Nepal.

 Please join me in welcoming this new group into the fold of Wikimedia
 entities, and let's celebrate their success and hard work as Wikipedia
 turns eleven in Nepal!

 == Wikimedians of Nepal ==

 Wikimedians of Nepal http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nepal is a
 group of enthusiastic Nepali Wikimedians working towards developing and
 promoting Wikimedia projects in Nepal. They've been actively working to
 help expand the community, launch projects in more languages of Nepal and
 promote and support the existing ones.

 The group is working towards chapterhood, and have a good chance of
 attaining that status this year. Granting them user group recognition
 allows the movement to express its appreciation for their hard work even
 while they are working on the bureaucratic aspects of meeting the
 requirements of chapterhood. The timing is fortuitous  in that the group is
 going to mark the 11th anniversary of Wikipedia in a Nepali language on 3
 June, next Monday.

 Ganesh, the group's interim president has been invited to this year's Milan
 conference, where he gave a comprehensive overview of the group's history,
 its projects (including a successful 'wikiwomen programme) and its
 ambitions. The slides are at:
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdf

 The Affiliations Committee's
 recognition
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Nepal_-_May_2013
 is
 valid until 28 May 2014, or until they are recognized as a chapter.


 == Wikimedia User Groups ==

 Wikimedia User Groups are one of the three new types of affiliations
 created last year to empower volunteers wanting to conduct offline work and
 provide them recognition from the Wikimedia movement.

 User group status is meant to be an easy form of affiliation, where the
 main requirements are an agreed goal, plans for offline work, at least
 three people participating and a public wiki page with all the relevant
 information).

 Under the movement roles
 recommendations
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/User_Groups
 , user groups are to be recognized in a quick and easy process directly by
 the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable time-period and they are
 to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to grants.



 Best regards,
 Bence Damokos
 Chair, Affiliatons Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] WMF Board and FDC's elections - delay by one week

2013-05-31 Thread Katie Chan
The Election Committee regrets to advise that it is necessary to delay 
the start of voting in the WMF Elections 2013 for one week.  This delay 
is being implemented for three reasons:


* We have been unable to verify that the list of eligible voters is 
complete and that all voters meet the published criteria
* We have been unable to verify that the SecurePoll setups for the 
election are properly functioning
* The voter interfaces have not been translated and are not currently 
available in any language other than English, thus disadvantaging 
Wikimedians who do not read English.


The following changes are now made to the Election timeline:
*8-22 June 2013: elections
*23-25 June 2013: vote-checking
*25-28 June: publication of results.

For the Election Committee,

KTC

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the April 18-19, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-05-31 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hello all,

The minutes of the WMF Board Meeting on April 18-19, 2013 have been
approved and published:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2013-04-18

The meeting's agenda included:

* Reports from the Audit Committee and Board Governance Committee
* Approving the resolution on Potential Conflicts of Interest (available
here:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Guidelines_on_potential_conflicts_of_interest
)
* Appointing Bishakha Datta to the Board Governance Committee
* An update on the Annual Plan
* Guidance for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
* The Wikimedia Foundation's participation in the FDC
* Discussing a Strategy Committee proposal
* Discussing guiding principles (available at:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sue_Gardner/Wikimedia_Foundation_Guiding_Principles
)
* Discussing editor retention
* Discussing an update to the bylaws
* Approving a revised Board Governance Committee charter (available here:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Approving_the_revised_Board_Governance_Committee_Charter
)
* Discussing the trustee candidate search
* Discussing the Executive Director transition

Additionally, minutes from the Board Governance Committee's Meeting on
April 17, 2013 are available here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Board_Governance_Committee/Minutes_04-17-2013

-- 
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Foundation. This means I may not give legal advice to or serve as a lawyer
for community members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter report for Wikimedia Sverige April 2013

2013-05-31 Thread Jan Ainali
The Chapter report for Wikimedia Sverige April 2013 kan now be found on our
chapter wiki:

http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_reports/2013-04

*Best regards,*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki goes to radio: Möebius at Ibero 90.9

2013-05-31 Thread Asaf Bartov
How lovely!

   A.
On May 31, 2013 9:32 AM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:

 {{Crossposting}}

 Dear all,

 From June 8, Wikimedia Mexico will co-produce Möebius a weekly radio
 program in Ibero 90.9 FM [1], one of the trendsetter media in Mexico City.
 The
 creative concept of the program is to find two topics allegedly
 disconnected
 , but united by four or five Wikipedia articles, with a sound design that
 will
 reinforce the concept.

 It has been several months of planning the concept, which will serve to
 further spread our mission in Mexico, thanks our GLAM partnering with the
 Universidad Iberoamericana and their radio station, Ibero 90.9 FM.

 This program will be conducted by Almendra Hernández, Carmen Alcázar and
 me. We
 will upload the audios for those wishing to listen to them, so you can
 practice
 your Spanish :)

 Best regards.

 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHUIA-FM

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 Presidente
 Wikimedia México A.C.
 wikimedia.mx

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 Eso es lo que estamos haciendo http://es.wikipedia.org. *
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki goes to radio: Möebius at Ibero 90.9

2013-05-31 Thread Daniel Mietchen
Hi Iván,

that's an interesting concept - looking forward to listening to the recordings.

Do you envision that collaboration to broaden a bit over time? For
instance, there does not seem to be any mention of Creative Commons on
their site, or their trained voices might help in getting some more
Wikipedia articles spoken in Spanish, or they might have a sound
archive (or contacts to one), which could then be asked about
releasing materials under Wikimedia-compatible licenses.

Cheers,

Daniel
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On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:
 {{Crossposting}}

 Dear all,

 From June 8, Wikimedia Mexico will co-produce Möebius a weekly radio
 program in Ibero 90.9 FM [1], one of the trendsetter media in Mexico City. The
 creative concept of the program is to find two topics allegedly disconnected
 , but united by four or five Wikipedia articles, with a sound design that will
 reinforce the concept.

 It has been several months of planning the concept, which will serve to
 further spread our mission in Mexico, thanks our GLAM partnering with the
 Universidad Iberoamericana and their radio station, Ibero 90.9 FM.

 This program will be conducted by Almendra Hernández, Carmen Alcázar and me. 
 We
 will upload the audios for those wishing to listen to them, so you can 
 practice
 your Spanish :)

 Best regards.

 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHUIA-FM

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 Presidente
 Wikimedia México A.C.
 wikimedia.mx

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 Eso es lo que estamos haciendo http://es.wikipedia.org. *
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki goes to radio: Möebius at Ibero 90.9

2013-05-31 Thread Samuel Klein
Iván,  I love this.  Good luck!  Do you have a list of articles you
are planning to connect?  I would be keen to see if the same property
of being almost connected holds across languages.

SJ

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:
 {{Crossposting}}

 Dear all,

 From June 8, Wikimedia Mexico will co-produce Möebius a weekly radio
 program in Ibero 90.9 FM [1], one of the trendsetter media in Mexico City. The
 creative concept of the program is to find two topics allegedly disconnected
 , but united by four or five Wikipedia articles, with a sound design that will
 reinforce the concept.

 It has been several months of planning the concept, which will serve to
 further spread our mission in Mexico, thanks our GLAM partnering with the
 Universidad Iberoamericana and their radio station, Ibero 90.9 FM.

 This program will be conducted by Almendra Hernández, Carmen Alcázar and me. 
 We
 will upload the audios for those wishing to listen to them, so you can 
 practice
 your Spanish :)

 Best regards.

 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHUIA-FM

 --
 *Atentamente:

 Iván Martínez
 Presidente
 Wikimedia México A.C.
 wikimedia.mx

 Imagina un mundo en donde cada persona del planeta pueda tener acceso libre
 a la suma total del conocimiento humano.
 Eso es lo que estamos haciendo http://es.wikipedia.org. *
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[Wikimedia-l] WMF Board approves FDC's 2012-2013 Round 2 funding recommendations

2013-05-31 Thread Patricio Lorente
Dear members of the Wikimedia community,

As you know, on April 28, the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) made
its Round 2 funding recommendations to the WMF Board of Trustees. [1]
From the four proposals that were submitted in this round, the FDC
recommended that two of these movement entities receive a total of
$665,000 USD: they recommended $140,000 USD to Wikimedia Norge and
$525,000 USD to Wikimédia France.

I am pleased to share with you the news that the Board of Trustees has
made the decision to approve the FDC's 2012-2013 Round 2 funding
recommendations. [2] These funding recommendations will now be
implemented by the Foundation.

Many members of our community provided significant and thoughtful
input during Round 2. We would like to thank the Round 2 applicants,
the Funds Dissemination Committee members and staff, the ombudsperson,
and the members of the community who participated in the review
period.

We have learned much from this inaugural year of the FDC process, and
we look forward to hearing from you about your experience. The WMF
learning and evaluation team will be reaching out to those that
participated in the process to collect feedback through surveys, and
the ombudsperson will be collecting feedback as well. Learning
collected through these processes will be shared in a report.

Again, we thank you all for your dedication and commitment to this
funding process.

Best,

Patricio Lorente, Board Representative to the FDC

[1] 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/FDC_recommendations/2012-2013_round2
[2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Board_decisions/2012-2013_round2

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-05-31 Thread MZMcBride
Michelle Paulson wrote:
Since then, the Foundation has received a cease-and-desist letter from the
WTO, requesting that we change the logo. While we wish that the WTO agreed
with our assessment that the two logos contain substantial differences and
could co-exist, we understand their concern. We still believe that there
are some significant differences between the Wikivoyage logo and the WTO,
however, such arguments are not guaranteed to win if we were to legally
oppose this request because there are also some substantial similarities.
With this in mind, as well as the fact that the Wikivoyage logo is still
relatively new and has not had a chance to build significant brand
recognition yet, we believe the better solution is to hold a new community
contest for a new logo.

Will the current Wikivoyage logo be an option in this upcoming logo
selection contest? If the Wikivoyage community is strongly in favor of
retaining the logo it already approved, what are options?

I don't believe there's any precedent for the Wikimedia Foundation vetoing
a community-approved logo in this manner. (Is there?) This seems like
unchartered territory for Wikimedia, so it's important to be cautious and
careful, I think.

We believe that the community is the best body to decide what logo should
represent their hard work and hope that interested community members will
take this opportunity to once again showcase their creativity and talent
by submitting designs.

As I posted on the relevant Meta-Wiki talk page just now, the Wikimedia
community cannot feel rushed or pressured to accept this new logo
selection procedure. Typically a discussion of this nature would last at
least thirty days, from my experience.

This leaves two options, as I see it: pushing back the timeline for the
selection of a Wikivoyage logo by a few weeks or not using this procedure
for the selection of the next Wikivoyage logo.

MZMcBride



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-05-31 Thread Maggie Dennis
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 8:21 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Michelle Paulson wrote:
 Since then, the Foundation has received a cease-and-desist letter from the
 WTO, requesting that we change the logo. While we wish that the WTO agreed
 with our assessment that the two logos contain substantial differences and
 could co-exist, we understand their concern. We still believe that there
 are some significant differences between the Wikivoyage logo and the WTO,
 however, such arguments are not guaranteed to win if we were to legally
 oppose this request because there are also some substantial similarities.
 With this in mind, as well as the fact that the Wikivoyage logo is still
 relatively new and has not had a chance to build significant brand
 recognition yet, we believe the better solution is to hold a new community
 contest for a new logo.

 Will the current Wikivoyage logo be an option in this upcoming logo
 selection contest? If the Wikivoyage community is strongly in favor of
 retaining the logo it already approved, what are options?



On behalf of a Wikivoyager, I've already asked the legal team if
derivatives of the current logo would be usable, and I'm afraid the answer
is no. It must be a new logo.


 I don't believe there's any precedent for the Wikimedia Foundation vetoing
 a community-approved logo in this manner. (Is there?) This seems like
 unchartered territory for Wikimedia, so it's important to be cautious and
 careful, I think.


I think that the reason why there's no precedent is because this is the
first time that we have run into a trademark infringement claim against a
logo.


 We believe that the community is the best body to decide what logo should
 represent their hard work and hope that interested community members will
 take this opportunity to once again showcase their creativity and talent
 by submitting designs.

 As I posted on the relevant Meta-Wiki talk page just now, the Wikimedia
 community cannot feel rushed or pressured to accept this new logo
 selection procedure. Typically a discussion of this nature would last at
 least thirty days, from my experience.

 This leaves two options, as I see it: pushing back the timeline for the
 selection of a Wikivoyage logo by a few weeks or not using this procedure
 for the selection of the next Wikivoyage logo.


The question of process is one for Meta, where discussion is already
underway. No reason to fracture it. :) I appreciate your input there.

Maggie


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Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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