Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey There is no “community consultation” period in the selection proces. Its simply not feasible or desirable to have someone have a public “vetting” phase. The good news is that you elected representatives on the board who have a strong voice in the selection process and final approval.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Frederico I will write an update for the meta page in the coming week or so but just to give you a general sense of where we are at: we are trying to reach potential candidates in a different way, and so far that looks like a good strategy. This means more direct contact between the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello, I would also prefer to avoid an expression such as fiasco. Having not found a candidate in 2013 was unpleasant, unfortunate, undesirable... Kind regards Ziko Am Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014 schrieb Jan-Bart de Vreede : Hey Frederico I will write an update for the meta page in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Craig Franklin
Hi Jan-Bart, I was unaware that the panel had gone back to the drawing board with looking at new candidates. I gather from the tenor of Sue's original posting that she was planning to have moved on by now, has she committed to continuing to work on for the forseeable future while you continue to

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Wikimedia engineering report, December 2013

2014-01-21 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hi, The report covering Wikimedia engineering activities in December 2013 is now available. Wiki version: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_engineering_report/2013/December Blog version: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/01/21/engineering-report-december-2013/ We're also proposing a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-21 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Hi Pavel, Thanks very much for clarifying the way you're thinking about the process. It sounds like we're heading in the right direction together. :-) We'll get feedback from everyone at the WM Conference, and use it as inputs into the FDC Advisory Group meeting. I'm not sure that the FDC

[Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-21 Thread Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that we have 6 more days to collaboratively draft answers to the European Commission's copyright consultation. The idea is to give the global, online community a chance to come up with answers that, if coherent enough, can then be officially given to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread MZMcBride
Thanks for getting back to me. Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: There is no community consultation period in the selection proces. It's simply not feasible or desirable to have someone have a public vetting phase. I'm not sure I understand how it would be infeasible. It's 2014, not 1814. I think we've

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov, 21/01/2014 15:51: We see this as a social experiment, since no one until now has ever attempted to answer collaboratively and publicly such short-termed and in-depth consultations. Yep, it's a big effort. I've not yet understood how you plan to make a coherent text

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, George Mason University (apply now)

2014-01-21 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Hi! George Mason Univeristy is taking on a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar. It's a position where you gain full and free remote library access to work on Wikipedia articles by being granted 'research affiliate' or 'visiting scholar' to do so. GMU is looking for someone with an interest in history and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Thanks Jan-Bart for the answer. Jan-Bart de Vreede, 21/01/2014 12:09: [...] I am not sure what you are referring to as “avoid another fiasco”, [...] Sorry, I'll clarify: it would be a fiasco (only) if you had the same result again. I was just aiming for a summary of the previous and current

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-21 Thread Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
Hi Nemo, Well, as I said it is an experiment and we can't be sure someting coherent will come out of it. Therefore, in a true liquid lobbying fashion, we're running a two-tiered strategy. On the one hand, individual Wikimedians and EU chapters participating in the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group

[Wikimedia-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, At this moment Wikipedia red links provide no information whatsoever. This is not cool. In Wikidata we often have labels for the missing (=red link) articles. We can and do provide information from Wikidata in a reasonable way that is informative in the Reasonator. We also provide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-21 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov, 21/01/2014 16:19: On the one hand, individual Wikimedians and EU chapters participating in the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU [1] have worked together to draft an answering guide for the consultation. Each chapter, individual or other organisation is free to use

Re: [Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-21 Thread Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
On the one hand, individual Wikimedians and EU chapters participating in the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU [1] have worked together to draft an answering guide for the consultation. Each chapter, individual or other organisation is free to use these answers in whole or in parts to produce

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Magnus Manske
Note: the [2] link goes to the test site. The correct link is: tools.wmflabs.org/reasonator/?lang=ocq=35610 On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, At this moment Wikipedia red links provide no information whatsoever. This is not cool. In

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Ryan Lane
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 7:17 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, At this moment Wikipedia red links provide no information whatsoever. This is not cool. In Wikidata we often have labels for the missing (=red link) articles. We can and do provide information from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey I am sure it is technically feasible, its just not realistic from a hiring perspective. I cannot tell a potential candidate that process includes a public vetting process, this is something that is just not going to happen. We are hiring an ED for the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Board of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-21 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
I have to say that much as I would like to have the opportunity for us, as the community, to participate in the process, I understand that this could likely deter many quality people from applying (and we don't want only those who are currently between jobs, right?). best, dariusz pundit On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Magnus Manske
On a technical note, Reasonator is pure JavaScript, so should be easily portable, even to a Wikipedia:Reasonator.js page (or several pages, with support JS). git here: https://bitbucket.org/magnusmanske/reasonator On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Ryan Lane rlan...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Given that Reasonator requests services through Javascript, it will likely piggy back on the Wikidata infrastructure. As caching is as far as I know not implemented on Wikidata, it will benefit everyone when caching for Wikidata gets on the WMF-Ops agenda. Until now Wikidata is considered to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread Ryan Kaldari
Can you explain how such a {{Reasonator}} template would actually work. You say that it would be a stand-in until the article was actually written, but how would it know when the article is actually written? Is there a way to access the target article's state via Lua? From a community

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing the 2012-13 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

2014-01-21 Thread Jay Walsh
Hi folks, I've just uploaded the wiki and PDF versions of the Foundation's most recent, 2012-13 Annual Report, a project I was invited to work on after my departure as comms director back in September. You can access a wiki and PDF version here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Annual_Report

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias

2014-01-21 Thread John Vandenberg
If I understand you correctly, the redlink wont be touched, but the empty page will show reasonator data on it (ideally displayed using the approptiate infobox). That would help readers and (source editor) writers, as the important facts are on the screen for them to include into the prose of the