Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Jon Davies
Perhaps next year in sunny Goa? Dates? On 13 October 2013 12:05, Steven Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote: Bulk of the chapters are in Europe, so it's generally seen as cheaper for most chapters, and more convenient for them. I agree with your sentiment. Sent from my iPhone On 13 Oct 2013,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thanks a lot! And not only thanks for the decision but also for all the work the location committee has done in the decision making process and for the learnings they provided. We are looking forward to welcoming the international Wikimedia crowd in Berlin next spring. Our event team will now

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global East

2013-10-14 Thread Fred Bauder
A nationalist point of view is not neutral point of view. I can imagine what the dictator of Kazakstan considers a suitable article. Fred Yesterday Yuri, ED of WMUA (and my college in FDC) was interviewed in the main morning program on Swedish Radio re the ua.wp contra ru:wp in Ukraine and of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global East

2013-10-14 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Every Wikipedia has its own point of view. They are all not neutral if only by omission. Do consider the amount of effort that has gone in the creation of articles relating to the United States of America,. Compare this with the coverage of the Ottoman Empire, given that the English Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Patricio Molina
Excellent news! A huge thanks to the Location Committee and congratulations to the entire Berlin team! – Patricio On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, Following considerable deliberation it is with great pleasure that we announce that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Steven Zhang
I still think that Berlin is a suitable location out of the bids, and given their experience, am sure they'll do a great job. I look forward to it. Steve Sent from my iPhone On 14 Oct 2013, at 6:46 pm, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Perhaps next year in sunny Goa? Dates?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global East

2013-10-14 Thread Fred Bauder
And that explains an article on the United States full of misinformation and an article on the Ottoman Empire that is somewhat better? Actually it does: we have considerable distance from the Ottoman Empire; and little ability to be objective about ourselves. Fred Hoi, Every Wikipedia has its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global East

2013-10-14 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi Fred, I have no opinion on the quality of subjects that are in the English Wikipedia. When I state that it is not neutral by omission, it means that the same level of attention does not go to subjects like the Ottoman Empire. Effectively I want more people to write about other cultures and

[Wikimedia-l] Iberoconf 2013

2013-10-14 Thread Ivan Martínez
Dear all: Today we start the first day of sessions of the Third Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit (Iberoconf 2013), hosted this year in Mexico City by Wikimedia México. You can follow the sessions in the next links: Etherpad http://cor.to/AlOL Live streaming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Lodewijk
Hi nicole, while I appreciate your dedication to this, I would suggest to fix the *topics* rather than the whole schedule. The exact day time for each session is not important for planning the attendance, but postponing that does leave a bit more flexibility to align for example with the board

[Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi, I would like to bring your attention to yet another discussion that's currently taking place, namely the one about the new privacy policy, and the related access to non-public information policy. The privacy policy consultation is obviously important to all of us. but I'm personally more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Nathan
Thanks for the pointer, Tomasz. I made a couple of points I'll reiterate here: 1) Under Secure and Confidential Storage this is a sentence describing how the WMF will share / release the information submitted by volunteers. Part A allows the WMF to disclose the information to third parties with a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Just checking: considering that this is a rather limited set of users, I assume they've all been notified by the WMF via email or talk page about the discussion? You must be new here. Tomasz ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-14 Thread Risker
On 14 October 2013 16:39, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.netwrote: Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Just checking: considering that this is a rather limited set of users, I assume they've all been notified by the WMF via email or talk page about the discussion? You must be new here.