Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Bjoern Hoehrmann
* Josh Lim wrote: In the absence of any meaningful alternative, what should we do then? Close down Wikipedia Zero and let the developing world languish in the dark? Technically it would be entirely possible for service providers to offer access to Wikipedia for free even if the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 60 Minutes episode link

2015-04-05 Thread Ivan Martínez
James, the restriction was only for on-air broadcast. I can watch the videos now (with a lot of Viagra ads :P) Thank you! 2015-04-06 0:52 GMT-05:00 James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org: Ivan: I think we were told the link should be without country restrictions. Do you get a 'not available

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 60 Minutes episode link

2015-04-05 Thread James Alexander
Ivan: I think we were told the link should be without country restrictions. Do you get a 'not available in your country' type warning when you go? James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Ivan Martínez

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Craig Franklin
Hello, Might I suggest that if folks want to continue talking about this, they rename this thread, as it is no longer about Kourosh Karimkhany, and it is just creating background noise for those of us who have no desire to discuss the whole Wikipedia Zero freedom thing yet again? Cheers, Craig

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Lilburne
Boi, All comparisons of WP with other sources were cherry picked. They picked articles where the science was well established, or they picked articles which were being edit warred to exhaustion if you know of comparisons where that isn't the case then cough them up. Wikipedia happens to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 133, Issue 17

2015-04-05 Thread Mike Godwin
Lilburne writes: My friends and colleagues at EFF, Access Now, and elsewhere -- as well as individual scholars and commentators like Marvin Ammori -- know me, Those will all be Google shills correct? Incorrect. My work, and EFF's work, to take two example, predate Google's involvement in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Lilburne
On 05/04/2015 06:36, Gerard Meijssen wrote: Hoi, Reliable is not an absolute. Wikipedia is in the final analysis an encyclopaedia. It is not original research. One can indeed engage in original research by cherry picking the sources. Studies have indicated that Wikipedia is as reliable as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Research is not what we compete with. Research is not encyclopaedic either. The research I refer to compared a set of subjects and compared those in several sources... Then again why bore you with information you already could know.. Cherry picking an article from Brittanica is wonderful, it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-05 Thread Lilburne
On 02/04/2015 02:54, Mike Godwin wrote: Andreas writes: Prominent organisations campaigning for a free and open web very strongly disagree with your view. I said there are no facts, and you responded by citing opinion pieces. That's cool, but opinions are not themselves facts. Furthermore, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing: The Wikipedia Prize!

2015-04-05 Thread Lila Tretikov
All, As Tim mentioned we are seriously looking at privacy/identity/security/anonymity issues, specifically as it pertains to IP address exposure -- both from legal and technical standpoint. This won't happen overnight as we need to get people to work on this and there are a lot of asks, but this

[Wikimedia-l] [US media] Wikimedia on US television program 60 Minutes tonight

2015-04-05 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi everyone, For the past year, the US television program* 60 Minutes*[1] has been working on a segment on Wikimedia. We learned that it will air today Sunday, April 5, at 7 p.m. EST/PST, and will be available for streaming on the* 60** Minutes* website (http://www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes/),

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [US media] Wikimedia on US television program 60 Minutes tonight

2015-04-05 Thread Pine W
Excellent, thanks Katherine. I'll check the 60 Minutes segment to see if they have ideas that I can reuse for the video productions that some of us are working on this year. It sounds like their intended audience is different, more aimed at educating readers than educating potential editors or

[Wikimedia-l] Request

2015-04-05 Thread Pete Forsyth
There has been a protracted thread in the last couple of days that seems to amount to an escalating ego battle among 2-3 participants. I could be wrong, but I don't think this has much interest beyond those 2-3 individuals. I'd like to request that the participants or the list moderators take

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-05 Thread Oliver Keyes
Has there been work to determine the accuracy of our medical coverage that's found it lacking? All the studies I've seen have said it's pretty good, but that was a while ago, and I know anecdotally that we've got a lot of work to do around, for example, womens' health issues. On Sat, Apr 4, 2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Regarding knowledge

2015-04-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
For medical articles we at svwp are very wary as there exist very good webpages issued by the health authorities related to all healthproblems and we certainly do not want our wp pages to contradict those. We encountered severe problems when the English(American) articles were first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 133, Issue 17

2015-04-05 Thread Lilburne
On 05/04/2015 14:13, Mike Godwin wrote: Lilburne writes: My friends and colleagues at EFF, Access Now, and elsewhere -- as well as individual scholars and commentators like Marvin Ammori -- know me, Those will all be Google shills correct? Incorrect. My work, and EFF's work, to take two