Re: [Wikimedia-l] law enforcement buying vulnerabilities on black market leaving them unreported for surveillance

2013-08-20 Thread Seb35
I aggree with JP Béland: the computer security obviously affects the Wikimedia users, but imho we shouldn’t do more than we can and let the responsability of their own security to the users -- although we should contribute for a decent security. For the specific topic you brought about

[Wikimedia-l] Hong Kong diary

2013-08-20 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Dear friends of free knowledge, Over the past days I have been approached by many of you with kind remarks on the experimental WCA year; actually, I am fine and looking forward to finish some work discussed on in Hong Kong. (Let yourself be surprised. :-) ) Thank you, and see you again soon in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hong Kong diary

2013-08-20 Thread Pavlo Shevelo
Hello Ziko, I like your diary very much and I just love your point regarding fundamental lack of political education among the activists. Regards, Pavlo On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Dear friends of free knowledge, Over the past days I have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-20 Thread Zack Exley
Sue: I also hate the idea of premiums. We will never want to do lame premiums. But there may in the future be a cool thing to offer with donations, who knows -- so why limit ourselves by saying we will never ever do something? Zack On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Sue Gardner

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-20 Thread Peter Coombe
Yes MZ, agreed that this is would be good to have documented on meta. In fact this has been raised in our internal discussion already. At the moment one of my side projects is a major overhaul of the fundraising pages on meta, and I plan to incorporate aims and principles into this prominently.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hong Kong diary

2013-08-20 Thread attolippip
yep. i strongly agree 'an understanding of some basic concepts and ideas' is really important, i believe but what-makes-wikiworld-go just doesn't seem to work within a 'formal' organization i wonder if a 'visible' hierarchy 'reverts' users into ordinary people... ziko, thank you for sharing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hong Kong diary

2013-08-20 Thread Pavlo Shevelo
That's exactly what Ziko is talking about: Hierarchy really 'reverts' users into real people, but moreover - it gives them power to command the resources (people and money are just resources for many of 'commanders'), and politics - how to gain ASAP and then to keep ...ALAP (as long as possible)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Block evasion might be a federal offense

2013-08-20 Thread Nathan
On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Fred Bauder fredb...@fairpoint.net wrote: http://feedly.com/k/14WeLcY I wish I was grossly misrepresenting the situation here. If I am, please do set me straight. You're not wrong, but getting the attention of a federal prosecutor would be easier for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Block evasion might be a federal offense

2013-08-20 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Discussed several times with no clear outcome. http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-January/123678.html https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terms_of_use/Archives/2011-10-06#WSJ_Op-Ed_.22Should_Faking_a_Name_on_Facebook_Be_a_Felony.3F.22

[Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikipedians to add already translated articles

2013-08-20 Thread James Heilman
We at WikiProject Medicine are working on a collaborative effort with Translators Without Borders (TWB), a group which includes 2,000 or so volunteer translators. We are working to translate key medical articles into as many other languages as possible. Currently we have translated content into 50

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikipedians to add already translated articles

2013-08-20 Thread JP Béland
A big thank you to all the translations from TWB and for you James for organizing that, this is a great project and awesome results! Thanks! JP Béland aka Amqui 2013/8/20 James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com We at WikiProject Medicine are working on a collaborative effort with Translators Without