Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC staff proposal assessments for 2013-2014 Round 1 are posted!

2013-11-14 Thread Fæ
Thank you for the hard work that has gone into the detailed
assessments and reports.

I like the look of the assessment framework and the thinking that has
gone on behind it. If we continue to refine this assessment process,
it would be neat if a hierarchical breakdown of the assessment model
and then the detailed workings of each assessment could be openly
published. In this way specific areas of improvement could be quite
narrowly defined and then compared on a year by year basis as changes
are put into action.

Beyond the numbers, I can see a lot of value in the sensible
qualitative feedback given, including soft areas such as community
issues. I hope that chapter board members and employees take some time
to seriously reflect on the the feedback for other chapters, as well
as their own specific risks and issues highlighted.

Cheers,
Fae


On 9 November 2013 16:37, Winifred Olliff woll...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 Greetings to all:

 We wanted to let you know that the staff proposal assessments have been
 posted on Meta for all proposals that were submitted in 2013-2014 Round 1:
 * The proposal assessments are each linked to from the Proposals page for
 this round:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals/2013-2014_round1http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals
 * All proposal assessments for this round are also found in this category
 on Meta:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:FDC_Staff_proposal_assessments_for_2013-2014_round1

 You may also visit an overview of the financial information presented in
 these proposals, which includes information for all proposals in this
 round:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals/2013-2014_round1/Financial_overview
 .

 The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to
 allocate Wikimedia movement funds to support an organization’s overall
 annual plan to achieve mission objectives. We encourage you to visit the
 portal if you would like more information about the FDC process, or would
 like to discuss the process: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal.

 In brief, staff assessments are but one of many inputs into the FDC
 process. With this round's assessments we (FDC staff) have included a more
 detailed explanation of our methodology. The assessments reflect the work
 of FDC staff who read the proposals, review past and current reports,
 receive internal input from WMF Finance, Programs, Legal, and Grantmaking,
 and consider a portfolio view across all proposals in this round. They do
 not reflect the analysis or views of the FDC or any of its individual
 members. The FDC will meet from 17 November to 22 November to deliberate on
 these proposals, and will consider these staff proposal assessments along
 with many other inputs into the FDC process. For more information about the
 purpose of these assessments and how they fit into the FDC process overall,
 please visit:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Framework_for_the_Creation_and_Initial_Operation_of_the_FDC#Process_overview
 .

 We welcome discussion about individual assessments on the discussion page
 of each assessment, or discussion about the process overall on the FDC
 portal: *https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Comments
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Comments*.

 Best regards from FDC staff!

 Winifred Olliff
 Grants Administrator
 Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-14 Thread rupert THURNER
There is such a case in http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Cameroon,
reference is on the talk page. would you be so kind to mark or refer to it
correctly?

rupert
Am 13.11.2013 12:46 schrieb Marco Chiesa chiesa.ma...@gmail.com:

 On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Chris McKenna cmcke...@sucs.org wrote:

 
  The problem isn't that we're waiting for perfection. We're waiting for
 the
  proportion of false positives and false negatives to fall to a level
 where
  don't overwhelm the true positives.
 
 
 To avoid false positives from mirrors, the best option is to compare a text
 as soon as it is saved. Also, you exclude certain websites from the
 comparison because you know they're the mirrors, you exclude rollbacks, ...
 Then, it is better to have a human checking that it is really a copyvio (it
 could well be a public domain text, or another Wikipedia article).

 Marco
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-14 Thread Andrew Lih
FYI, on the last Wikipedia Weekly podcast, we talked with Sage Ross about
the plagiarism issue, and he walked through the study with some very
interesting insights. Video here, and the discussion started at 11 minutes,
30 seconds into the podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOgYytn2JRk

-Andrew



On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 4:03 AM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.comwrote:

 On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

  The Wikimedia Foundation needs to wake up and deal with the real tech
  elephant in the room. Our primary issue is not a lack of FLOW, a lack
 of a
  visual editor, or a lack of a rapidly expanding education program.
 
  Our biggest issue is copyright infringement. We have had the Indian
  program, we have had issues with the Education program, and I have today
  come across a user who has made nearly 20,000 edits to 1,742 article
 since
  2006 which appear to be nearly all copy and pasted from the sources he
 has
  used.
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DrMicro#Copyright_infringement
  This
  has seriously shaken my faith in Wikipedia.
 
  This is especially devastating as there is a tech solution that would
 have
  prevented it. The efforts are being worked on by volunteers here
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Turnitin and has been since at
  least March of 2012. We NEED all tech resource at the foundation thrown
 at
  this project. Other less important project like FLOW and the visual
 editor
  need to be put on hold to develop this tool.
 

 Relevant info on the subject of copyvio is the recent plagiarism study by
 the Education Program team. They looked different types of users (students,
 newbies, experienced editors, admins) and compared them. Results were
 published on Meta at

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Plagiarism_on_the_English_Wikipediaand
 also discussed in the last WMF Metrics  Activities meeting:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/2013-11-07

 AFAIK this is the best data we have about how often different kinds of
 editors close paraphrase or outright copy/paste.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-14 Thread Laura Hale
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote:

 FYI, on the last Wikipedia Weekly podcast, we talked with Sage Ross about
 the plagiarism issue, and he walked through the study with some very
 interesting insights. Video here, and the discussion started at 11 minutes,
 30 seconds into the podcast.


I've done a study of student contributions on English Wikinews.  We've
found that only about 15% of student submissions have a copyright issue.
 The level of plagiarism and copyright problems is about the same for
regular contributors, new contributors and student contributors on English
Wikinews with that range of 10 to 15%.  This is an issue we have to be on
top of because nothing gets published on the project without being reviewed
for this issue.

Sincerely,
Laura Hale

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