[Wikimedia-l] New Free Research Accounts via the Wikipedia Library

2015-03-02 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Hi!
The Wikipedia Library has new, free research donations available:

Project MUSE (humanities and social science books and journals):  
http://enwp.org/WP:Project_MUSE

DynaMed (clinical reference for medical topics):
 http://enwp.org/WP:DynaMed

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (pharmaceutical information and practice
resources):
 http://enwp.org/WP:RPharmS

Women Writers Online (digital humanities database focused on women's
literature):  http://enwp.org/WP:Women_Writers_Online

Newspapers.com (American newspapers database w/ open access tools):  
http://enwp.org/WP:Newspapers.com

And many other partnerships with accounts available are listed at:  
http://enwp.org/WP:TWL/Journals

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Oliver Keyes
This idea, I like it! And I think Yuri just volunteered to write the patches :P

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote:
 On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote:

 But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone
 be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the
 user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
 known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
 the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
 sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.

 This sounds like a good idea - in some ways, it's more robust than a
 notice at the top of the page. It's very easy for someone to not
 notice a general message, especially if they're looking at more than
 the first two entries in the history.

 If we want to be clever, we could always get JS trickery to display
 something like xx.xx UTC ($localtimezone +5.00) rather than just
 xx.xx UTC.

 Related point: if we adapt the way history timestamps are displayed,
 eg by adding 'UTC', we should be consistent and apply the same
 approach to the old revisions view of a page, and the This page was
 last modified on... footer. Signatures have (UTC) by default, so
 that's solved, at least.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-03-02 Thread Carcharoth
Hi all,

I'm new to this mailing list (mainly active on en-Wikipedia over the
past ten years or so), so apologies if this is not the right place to
ask this.

I've been catching up with posts to this mailing list since I started
subscribing back in December 2014, and this thread on proposed changes
to the EU copyright rules is one that I'd like to follow up on and
find out what progress has been made and what the Wikimedia movement
and individuals can do to help. I'd be particularly interested in
whether it might be possible for changes to be made to the Freedom of
Panorama restrictions, which is one of the things that would really
help with some of the topics I work on over at Commons (mainly images
of war memorials in France). If changes were possible, what sort of
timescale would we be looking at? Several years at least?

Carcharoth

On 1/22/15, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:
 Cristian Consonni, 22/01/2015 02:29:
 A shorter version with the most important points is the press release:
 [2]https://juliareda.eu/2015/01/press-release-eu-copyright-report/

 There's also a short summary at
 http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2015/01/breaking-news-pirate-party-mep-julia.html
 And at https://www.discuto.io/en/consultation/6240 everyone can comment
 and make proposals for the EU parliament committee.

 Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Erik Moeller
Thanks for the update, Tim Moritz, and congratulations on a successful
search. Christian -- willkommen in der Wikimedia-Bewegung und viel
Erfolg! :-)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100
Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Dear Wikimedia friends,
 
 On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian Rickerts
 will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
 followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired Christian
 effective May 1, 2015.
 

Congratulations to Christian and good luck on his new role.

Regards,

— Shlomi Fish

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Richard Symonds
All of us at Wikimedia UK bid you welcome to the movement, Christian!

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*Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control
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On 2 March 2015 at 09:00, Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedia friends,

 On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian Rickerts
 will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
 followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired Christian
 effective May 1, 2015.

 Wikimedia Deutschland is shaped by the work of volunteers as well as paid
 professionals. Christian Rickerts comes with experience from both
 perspectives. In 1995, he co-founded Schüler Helfen Leben e. V., a
 non-profit association that promotes equal access to education for children
 and young people in the Balkans. Later, he served as the association’s
 first Executive Director and led the Schüler Helfen Leben Foundation. After
 that, he worked in the for-profit as well as the non-profit sector, first
 as a consultant for strategy and organizational development at Capgemini,
 then as the Executive Director of the German section of Reporters Without
 Borders. Since 2012, he has been Vice President Corporate Communication at
 the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the largest privately held non-profit foundation
 in Germany.

 Christian’s profound knowledge of the intersection between voluntary and
 paid work as well as his value-driven thinking and methodological diversity
 have deeply impressed us. We are thrilled to get him on board and to shape
 Wikimedia Deutschland’s future together. Christian is highly motivated to
 join the Wikimedia movement. We are confident that he is the perfect fit
 for the role of the Executive Director.

 Jan Engelmann will continue to be our interim ED until May. On behalf of
 the board, I would like to express my gratitude for his outstanding
 efforts. A huge thank you goes to the transition team[1], which has
 planned, led, and brought this collaborative process to a successful close
 within eight months. The team was constituted in June 2014, composed of
 members of our board as well as representatives of our staff, our members
 and the German Wikimedia community. The work of the team has been
 straightforward and exceptional. We are convinced that their experience is
 highly valuable for the broader movement. Therefore, the team is planning
 to share their insights and learnings at the upcoming Wikimedia Conference.

 Starting in May, you will have the chance to join us in providing Christian
 with a warm welcome to the Wikiverse. Many of you will meet Christian at
 the Wikimedia Conference in May. He is also planning to attend Wikimania in
 July.

 Best regards,
 Tim Moritz Hector

 [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/Transition_Team

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Oliver Keyes
Well, not all users have JavaScript. But, on the core of the proposal:

What threats? What users? How many, how serious? Have they been
reported to Legal and Community Advocacy? These are the questions we
tend to ask about this sort of issue. Do we need to insert technical
features to prevent it? tends to come after a series of occurrences,
and I'm only aware of two in the last six years or so. We shouldn't
let one-offs dictate our UI direction and bandwidth load.

But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone
be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the
user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:37 AM, Yuri Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was
 assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near
 the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy
 theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's
 representation of time - anonymous users see change history in UTC. This
 confusion was so big, that several major publications, including Moskovkij
 Komsomolets https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskovskij_Komsomolets,
 published articles
 http://www.mk.ru/politics/2015/02/28/vikipediya-zaranee-otchitalas-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-zapis-poyavilas-v-2140.html
 (in
 Russian) claiming that the wiki page proclaimed him dead before the
 assassination. The MK article was later updated with the explanation, but
 the damage has been done: a number of threats were made against the editors.

 In light of the above, I feel we need to
   #1 Show a clear message at the top of all history-related pages for
 anonymous users that the time is in UTC until #2
   #2 JavaScript should fix time on the fly for all users

 Suggestions welcome.

 Thanks!
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[Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was
assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near
the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy
theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's
representation of time - anonymous users see change history in UTC. This
confusion was so big, that several major publications, including Moskovkij
Komsomolets https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskovskij_Komsomolets,
published articles
http://www.mk.ru/politics/2015/02/28/vikipediya-zaranee-otchitalas-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-zapis-poyavilas-v-2140.html
(in
Russian) claiming that the wiki page proclaimed him dead before the
assassination. The MK article was later updated with the explanation, but
the damage has been done: a number of threats were made against the editors.

In light of the above, I feel we need to
  #1 Show a clear message at the top of all history-related pages for
anonymous users that the time is in UTC until #2
  #2 JavaScript should fix time on the fly for all users

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Shabab Mustafa
Congrats Christian! Best wishes!!

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On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Hasive, Nurunnaby nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd
wrote:

 Congratulation Christian
 ​!​

 On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org
 wrote:

  On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100
  Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedia friends,
  
   On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian
  Rickerts
   will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
   followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired
  Christian
   effective May 1, 2015.
  
 
  Congratulations to Christian and good luck on his new role.
 
  Regards,
 
  — Shlomi Fish
 
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Tim Moritz Hector
Dear Wikimedia friends,

On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian Rickerts
will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired Christian
effective May 1, 2015.

Wikimedia Deutschland is shaped by the work of volunteers as well as paid
professionals. Christian Rickerts comes with experience from both
perspectives. In 1995, he co-founded Schüler Helfen Leben e. V., a
non-profit association that promotes equal access to education for children
and young people in the Balkans. Later, he served as the association’s
first Executive Director and led the Schüler Helfen Leben Foundation. After
that, he worked in the for-profit as well as the non-profit sector, first
as a consultant for strategy and organizational development at Capgemini,
then as the Executive Director of the German section of Reporters Without
Borders. Since 2012, he has been Vice President Corporate Communication at
the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the largest privately held non-profit foundation
in Germany.

Christian’s profound knowledge of the intersection between voluntary and
paid work as well as his value-driven thinking and methodological diversity
have deeply impressed us. We are thrilled to get him on board and to shape
Wikimedia Deutschland’s future together. Christian is highly motivated to
join the Wikimedia movement. We are confident that he is the perfect fit
for the role of the Executive Director.

Jan Engelmann will continue to be our interim ED until May. On behalf of
the board, I would like to express my gratitude for his outstanding
efforts. A huge thank you goes to the transition team[1], which has
planned, led, and brought this collaborative process to a successful close
within eight months. The team was constituted in June 2014, composed of
members of our board as well as representatives of our staff, our members
and the German Wikimedia community. The work of the team has been
straightforward and exceptional. We are convinced that their experience is
highly valuable for the broader movement. Therefore, the team is planning
to share their insights and learnings at the upcoming Wikimedia Conference.

Starting in May, you will have the chance to join us in providing Christian
with a warm welcome to the Wikiverse. Many of you will meet Christian at
the Wikimedia Conference in May. He is also planning to attend Wikimania in
July.

Best regards,
Tim Moritz Hector

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/Transition_Team

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Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Hasive, Nurunnaby
Congratulation Christian
​!​

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org wrote:

 On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100
 Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote:

  Dear Wikimedia friends,
 
  On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian
 Rickerts
  will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
  followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired
 Christian
  effective May 1, 2015.
 

 Congratulations to Christian and good luck on his new role.

 Regards,

 — Shlomi Fish

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Threats:  This page
http://novorus.info/news/analytics/34163-vikipediya-soobschila-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-za-2-chasa-do-samogo-ubiystva.html
(in Russian, very non-credible source of information, but has enough
following to make it to MK.ru), discuss a well known wikipedian Dmitry
Rozhkov.  I saw these kinds of comments (in ru):

В любом случае данная страница появилась ОЧЕНЬ быстро! Только на ее
написание ушел бы час. Поэтому автора надо брать и выворачивать наизнанку!
(Translation: in any case, this page appeared VERY quickly! It would have
taken at least an hour to write. That's why we should grab the author and
turn him inside out)

From MK.ru:
Источник МК в сфере IT-индустрии уверяет, что время правок дается по
московскому времени. Можешь сейчас сам правку сделать и убедиться, -
аргументировал собеседник.
(Translation: The source in MK in IT industry confirms that the revision
time is given according to Moscow. You can make a change yourself and see
for yourself said the expert).

The problem is that this one case caused enough confusion that RU wiki
admins are looking for a way to state this at the top of the page. Showing
a short message at the top all time is in UTC seems to be easy and
obvious enough, and I am surprised it has not been done yet.  Phabricator
task:  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T91255


Re implementation in the long term:  The current HTML shows
a href=... title=... class=mw-changeslist-date23:52, 18 February
2015‎/a  (localized, UTC)

Instead, we could show

a href=... title=... class=mw-changeslist-datetime
datetime=2015-02-18 23:5223:52, 18 February 2015‎ UTC/time/a, and
let JS (if present) change it to the proper timezone.



On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote:

 Well, not all users have JavaScript. But, on the core of the proposal:

 What threats? What users? How many, how serious? Have they been
 reported to Legal and Community Advocacy? These are the questions we
 tend to ask about this sort of issue. Do we need to insert technical
 features to prevent it? tends to come after a series of occurrences,
 and I'm only aware of two in the last six years or so. We shouldn't
 let one-offs dictate our UI direction and bandwidth load.

 But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone
 be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the
 user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
 known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
 the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
 sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.

 On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:37 AM, Yuri Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
  A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was
  assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov
 near
  the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy
  theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's
  representation of time - anonymous users see change history in UTC. This
  confusion was so big, that several major publications, including
 Moskovkij
  Komsomolets https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskovskij_Komsomolets,
  published articles
  
 http://www.mk.ru/politics/2015/02/28/vikipediya-zaranee-otchitalas-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-zapis-poyavilas-v-2140.html
 
  (in
  Russian) claiming that the wiki page proclaimed him dead before the
  assassination. The MK article was later updated with the explanation, but
  the damage has been done: a number of threats were made against the
 editors.
 
  In light of the above, I feel we need to
#1 Show a clear message at the top of all history-related pages for
  anonymous users that the time is in UTC until #2
#2 JavaScript should fix time on the fly for all users
 
  Suggestions welcome.
 
  Thanks!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
Speaking of changes to the timestamps and UTC...
Whatever happened to this change that was announced in 2012?
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/07/06/wikipedia-revision-history-experiment/
Something like this now happens on the Mobile view, but I thought this
experiment (as described in the WMF blog) looked quite successful and
promising.

-Liam

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Andrew Gray
On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote:

 But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone
 be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the
 user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
 known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
 the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
 sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.

This sounds like a good idea - in some ways, it's more robust than a
notice at the top of the page. It's very easy for someone to not
notice a general message, especially if they're looking at more than
the first two entries in the history.

If we want to be clever, we could always get JS trickery to display
something like xx.xx UTC ($localtimezone +5.00) rather than just
xx.xx UTC.

Andrew.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Andrew Gray
On 2 March 2015 at 13:49, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote:

 But if we're going to implement something, why not just..have timezone
 be an element of the timestamps on history pages? It's UTC unless the
 user explicitly changes it, and if they explicitly change it that's
 known in the database (and already referenced to decide how to convert
 the UTC timestamp when the page is displayed). It's a perfectly
 sensible UI change that makes sense independent of this problem.

This sounds like a good idea - in some ways, it's more robust than a
notice at the top of the page. It's very easy for someone to not
notice a general message, especially if they're looking at more than
the first two entries in the history.

If we want to be clever, we could always get JS trickery to display
something like xx.xx UTC ($localtimezone +5.00) rather than just
xx.xx UTC.

Related point: if we adapt the way history timestamps are displayed,
eg by adding 'UTC', we should be consistent and apply the same
approach to the old revisions view of a page, and the This page was
last modified on... footer. Signatures have (UTC) by default, so
that's solved, at least.

Andrew.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UTC in politics, editors threaten, or how rev history made the news

2015-03-02 Thread Habib M'henni

Hello,

FYI we had the same issue two years ago in Tunisia when a Tunisian 
politician was shot and an IP made the edit in UTC. See our response in 
(in French) 
http://www.wikimedia.tn/nouvelle-polemique-sur-wikipedia-en-tunisie/


Finally the Radio station who relayed this scoop wrote an apologize text.

Habib,
from Wikimedia TN User Group
Le 02/03/2015 14:37, Yuri Astrakhan a écrit :

A few days ago, a well known Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was
assassinated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Boris_Nemtsov near
the Kremlin. This murder had a huge political resonance, and conspiracy
theories flourished. Yet, one of the theories was due to Wikipedia's
representation of time - anonymous users see change history in UTC. This
confusion was so big, that several major publications, including Moskovkij
Komsomolets https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskovskij_Komsomolets,
published articles
http://www.mk.ru/politics/2015/02/28/vikipediya-zaranee-otchitalas-ob-ubiystve-nemcova-zapis-poyavilas-v-2140.html
(in
Russian) claiming that the wiki page proclaimed him dead before the
assassination. The MK article was later updated with the explanation, but
the damage has been done: a number of threats were made against the editors.

In light of the above, I feel we need to
   #1 Show a clear message at the top of all history-related pages for
anonymous users that the time is in UTC until #2
   #2 JavaScript should fix time on the fly for all users

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland's new Executive Director will be Christian Rickerts

2015-03-02 Thread Katy Love
Congratulations to Wikimedia Deutschland in this appointment! Great news.

And a most warm welcome to the Wikimedia movement, Christian! I'm glad to
know a bit about your experiences and background. I look forward to working
together and meeting you in person at the Wikimedia Conference.

Katy

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 2:46 AM, Hasive, Nurunnaby nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd
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 Congratulation Christian
 ​!​

 On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Shlomi Fish shlo...@shlomifish.org
 wrote:

  On Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:00:38 +0100
  Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedia friends,
  
   On behalf of our board, I am delighted to announce that Christian
  Rickerts
   will be the new Executive Director of Wikimedia Deutschland. The board
   followed the transition team’s unanimous recommendation and hired
  Christian
   effective May 1, 2015.
  
 
  Congratulations to Christian and good luck on his new role.
 
  Regards,
 
  — Shlomi Fish
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Education Program is now on Facebook!

2015-03-02 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce a new channel of discussion and collaborative
work. Wikipedia Education Program Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/.[1] Please
join us in the group and add your facebook friends who are
involved/interested in Wikipedia in Education.

Here's part of the education newsletter post announcing it:

Since the beginning of the program, volunteers around the world were in
contact with each other and with the education team
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/About/Staff at the
Wikimedia Foundation using several ways including the Wikimedia Education
mailing list https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/education,
regular meetings in which program leaders worked together such as Wikipedia
Education Collaborative
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Wikipedia_Education_Collaborative
meetings,
and social media website accounts for local and regional programs like Arab
World Education Program https://www.facebook.com/arwep, Czech Republic
Education https://www.facebook.com/studenti.pisi.wikipedii?fref=ts
program accounts
on different social media websites, Armenian WikiCamps
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiki.camp, Wiki Education Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/WikiEducationFoundation and other similar
examples, While the global education program stayed away from social media
websites for a while.

There was a growing need for an easier method for program leaders,
professors, students, staff and everyone to discuss their ideas, chat,
brainstorm and work virtually on their new projects. Social media websites
are believed to be quicker, easier way, and reachable from mobile and
tablet devices than other talkpages and mailing lists. The new Facebook
group will not replace the existing mailing list and other contact options.
It will work alongside with them trying to reach out to everyone who is
involved or interested in Wikipedia in Education.

Join us in the new Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/ and meet the
people who brought success to Wikipedia in Education around the world.
Discuss, work together and seek help from elder users and the WMF education
team.

Meet you there!


[1] https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/
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Wikimedia Foundation
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On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Samir Elsharbaty selsharb...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

 Hello everyone,

 We are happy to announce a new channel of discussion and collaborative
 work. Wikipedia Education Program Facebook group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/. Please join
 us in the group and add your facebook friends who are involved/interested
 in Wikipedia in Education.

 Here's part of the education newsletter post announcing it:

 Since the beginning of the program, volunteers around the world were in
 contact with each other and with the education team
 https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/About/Staff at the
 Wikimedia Foundation using several ways including the Wikimedia Education
 mailing list https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/education,
 regular meetings in which program leaders worked together such as Wikipedia
 Education Collaborative
 https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Wikipedia_Education_Collaborative
  meetings,
 and social media website accounts for local and regional programs like Arab
 World Education Program https://www.facebook.com/arwep, Czech Republic
 Education https://www.facebook.com/studenti.pisi.wikipedii?fref=ts program 
 accounts
 on different social media websites, Armenian WikiCamps
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiki.camp, Wiki Education Foundation
 https://www.facebook.com/WikiEducationFoundation and other similar
 examples, While the global education program stayed away from social media
 websites for a while.

 There was a growing need for an easier method for program leaders,
 professors, students, staff and everyone to discuss their ideas, chat,
 brainstorm and work virtually on their new projects. Social media websites
 are believed to be quicker, easier way, and reachable from mobile and
 tablet devices than other talkpages and mailing lists. The new Facebook
 group will not replace the existing mailing list and other contact options.
 It will work alongside with them trying to reach out to everyone who is
 involved or interested in Wikipedia in Education.

 Join us in the new Facebook group
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikipediaEducationProgram/ and meet the
 people who brought success to Wikipedia in Education around the world.
 Discuss, work together and seek help from elder users and the WMF education
 team.

 Meet you there!

 --
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 Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program
 Wikimedia Foundation
 +2.011.200.696.77
 selsharb...@wikimedia.org