Re: [Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

2013-06-27 Thread Salvador A
It's pretty remarkable that Italian Court is keeping in mind the real nature of Wikipedia as a sui generis collaborative project and not like a web site in a traditional sense. This new legal definition might influence other courts or laws. The most of law traditions in Latin America follow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

2013-06-27 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Does this help chapters and other volunteers sued for their alleged (potential) responsibility over the content? Of course I'm thinking of the 20 millions € trial against Frieda on behalf of WMIT. Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-27 Thread Jon Davies
I learnt yesterday that the Welsh Wicipedia does not have 'stubs'. It has 'Little Acorns' - so much nicer and more descriptive. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-27 Thread Osmar Valdebenito
I've always been surprised how all the time this discussion re-appears, most of the arguments are based about in-Wikipedia discussion and not about the impact of our goal: spread free knowledge. What about the number of articles? And the ranking? And the 'Random articles'? and so on... when most

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-27 Thread Santi Navarro
+1 I've always been surprised how all the time this discussion re-appears, most of the arguments are based about in-Wikipedia discussion and not about the impact of our goal: spread free knowledge. What about the number of articles? And the ranking? And the 'Random articles'? and so on...

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

2013-06-27 Thread Michelle Paulson
Hi Nemo, While this case is not binding precedent (Italy follows civil law), it is a great case that other courts can look to in evaluating the liability of chapters or other volunteers (who are not involved in the creation of the content in question) sued for their alleged responsibility over

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Legal victory for Wikipedia in Italy

2013-06-27 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Michelle Paulson, 27/06/2013 19:37: While this case is not binding precedent (Italy follows civil law), it is a great case that other courts can look to in evaluating the liability of chapters or other volunteers (who are not involved in the creation of the content in question) sued for their

[Wikimedia-l] *** DATE CHANGE *** Invitation to WMF June 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, July 11, 18:00 UTC

2013-06-27 Thread Praveena Maharaj
Dear all, The next WMF metrics and activities will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). Please note that on this occasion we are holding this meeting on the second Thursday of July, but we will resume holding the meetings on the first Thursday of each month

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 9, Issue 25 -- 26 June 2013

2013-06-27 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: Election results released http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-06-26/News_and_notes In the media: ''Daily Dot'' on Commons and porn; Jimmy Wales accused of breaking Wikipedia rules in hunt for Snowden

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Erik Zachte on bot-generated articles

2013-06-27 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.ukwrote: I learnt yesterday that the Welsh Wicipedia does not have 'stubs'. It has 'Little Acorns' - so much nicer and more descriptive. That's wonderful! :) A. -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grassroots campaign for Wikipedia Zero collaboration page

2013-06-27 Thread Tomasz Finc
Nice job Victor. I can't wait to see where this goes. On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Victor Grigas vgri...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello everyone, Yesterday I posted a note on