Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread James Heilman
Okay we will simple need to change the DMOZ template to point to archive.org
I guess.

J

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Andy Mabbett 
wrote:

> On 12 March 2017 at 08:03, carl hansen  wrote:
>
> > I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It
> is a
> > community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of a
> > snapshot-in-time of the web.
>
> Archive.org has it:
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/
> Europe/United_Kingdom/Recreation_and_Sports/Home_
> and_Garden/Gardening/Gardens/Private_Gardens/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 12 March 2017 at 08:03, carl hansen  wrote:

> I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It is a
> community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of a
> snapshot-in-time of the web.

Archive.org has it:


http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Recreation_and_Sports/Home_and_Garden/Gardening/Gardens/Private_Gardens/

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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Wikimania '17 Conference Submission Deadline March 30th

2017-03-12 Thread Ellie Young
All,

A reminder that the deadline for submissions for Wikimania '17   is in two
weeks - March 30!
Please spread the word

The Wikimania Montréal Call for Submissions  can be found in French here:
https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/fr

and in English here:
https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/en

On behalf of the Wikimania program committee,

Ellie Young
-

Que vous soyez un membre de la communauté de l’un des projets Wikimédia
(tels que Wikipédia, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikimedia
Commons, Wiktionnaire, MediaWiki ou autres), un créateur de contenu libre
ou un consommateur, nous recevrons avec plaisir votre proposition pour une
session lors de Wikimania 2017.

*dates importantes*

Appel aux propositions ouvert : 2 février 2017
Date limite de soumission des présentations (conférence, panneau, table
ronde et atelier) : 30 mars 2017
Date limite de soumission des brefs exposés, affiches et réunions d’oiseaux
de la même plume : 15 mai 2017.
Notification d’acceptation des présentations : 20 avril 2017
Notification d’acceptation des brefs exposés, affiches et réunions
d’oiseaux de la même plume : 10 juin 2017

*Types de soumissions & Comment soumettre: *
https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/fr

*Des questions ?* Merci de contacter le Comité du programme par
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*Important dates*

Call for proposals opens: February 2, 2017
Deadline for submitting presentation (lecture, panel, roundtable and
workshop) submissions: March 30, 2017
Deadline for submitting lightning talks, poster, and birds of a feather
submissions: May 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance for presentations: April 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance for lightning talks, poster and birds of a
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*Submission types & how to submit:*
https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/en


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
It might be as well to understand why ODP folded and whether there is
likely to be volunteer effort available for its continuation before
spending time effort and money on reconstituting it as a WMF project.

"Rogol"

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 2:56 PM, James Heilman  wrote:

> IMO this is something we should absorb into the WMF family of sites. Should
> not be too hard to format as a wiki. Not sure how big their community is.
> Anyone have any idea?
>
> James
>
> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:54 AM, James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > Gah really :-( DMOZ was super useful for dealing with linkspam on
> > Wikipedia. Would often just link to them for the external links and allow
> > them to take care of the issues.
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM, carl hansen 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:43 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> >> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
> >> > wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hoi,
> >> > It is not going to be absorbed in Wikidata. We did not even do that
> for
> >> > Freebase to my regret.
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >   GerardM
> >> >
> >> > On 12 March 2017 at 09:03, carl hansen 
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades.
> >> It
> >> > is
> >> > > a
> >> > > community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort
> of
> >> a
> >> > > snapshot-in-time of the web. Get it while you can, at
> >> > > http://rdf.dmoz.org/
> >> > > ___
> >> > ​
> >> >
> >> ​I see you predict the future. Anyway, I assume the people on this list
> >> are often the kind of people who would want to squirel away their own
> >> private copy, while they can. I know I have.​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread James Heilman
IMO this is something we should absorb into the WMF family of sites. Should
not be too hard to format as a wiki. Not sure how big their community is.
Anyone have any idea?

James

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:54 AM, James Heilman  wrote:

> Gah really :-( DMOZ was super useful for dealing with linkspam on
> Wikipedia. Would often just link to them for the external links and allow
> them to take care of the issues.
>
> James
>
> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:33 AM, carl hansen 
> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:43 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
>> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > Hoi,
>> > It is not going to be absorbed in Wikidata. We did not even do that for
>> > Freebase to my regret.
>> > Thanks,
>> >   GerardM
>> >
>> > On 12 March 2017 at 09:03, carl hansen 
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades.
>> It
>> > is
>> > > a
>> > > community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of
>> a
>> > > snapshot-in-time of the web. Get it while you can, at
>> > > http://rdf.dmoz.org/
>> > > ___
>> > ​
>> >
>> ​I see you predict the future. Anyway, I assume the people on this list
>> are often the kind of people who would want to squirel away their own
>> private copy, while they can. I know I have.​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcoming 19 long-time Wikimedians as Coordinators for Movement strategy

2017-03-12 Thread Kalliope Tsouroupidou
Pretty welcome to all :)

K.

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Samuele Mantani 
wrote:

> I wish all the Coordinators a good job! :)
>
> Samuele2002
>
> Il 10/Mar/2017 06:09 AM, "Guillaume Paumier"  ha
> scritto:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > As most of you are aware, the Wikimedia movement has embarked on an
> > ambitious initiative to discuss our collective future and determine a
> > movement-wide strategic direction. [1]
> >
> > The movement is composed of people in many different roles, notably
> > individual contributors who may not be affiliated with any organized
> > group. It can be challenging to reach individual contributors and
> > involve them in strategy discussions, since they may not monitor the
> > usual communication channels, and they may not think that strategy
> > discussions are relevant to them.
> >
> > For this year’s movement strategy process, the Wikimedia Foundation
> > has decided to hire 19 part-time discussion coordinators to better
> > bridge the gap between the strategy discussions and local communities
> > of contributors.
> >
> > Today, I am thrilled to announce that we have concluded the search and
> > assembled a stellar team of 19 long-time Wikimedians, who have agreed
> > to join the movement strategy efforts in this capacity.
> >
> > As you go through the team’s page on Meta-Wiki, you will see many
> > familiar names. [2] The team is composed of Abbad, Bohdan, Chico,
> > Gereon, Jonatan, Ran, Marco, Nahid, Niccolò, Tomasz, Robin, Samuel,
> > Satdeep, Szymon, Oleg, Takashi, Todd, Tuan, and Venus. Because of the
> > team’s geographic distribution, Jan Eissfeldt, from the Foundation’s
> > Support and Safety team, has agreed to help lead the day-to-day
> > activities of the group of Asian language coordinators.
> >
> > All the coordinators started on Monday for a 3-month contract, and
> > they have already been hard at work, translating materials on Meta and
> > organizing the outreach to their local communities. [3] Some will
> > focus their efforts on specific language communities [4], and others
> > will support an array of smaller communities.
> >
> > If you are interested in working with the coordinators to bridge the
> > gap with your local communities, I invite you to take a look at the
> > description of the coordinator role, and sign up using the form on
> > that page. [5] You can also contact them directly via their talk page.
> >
> > I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who was involved in
> > this ultra-fast hiring process, most notably the Foundation’s Talent &
> > Culture team, who handled the recruiting and administrative onboarding
> > masterfully, and the Community Engagement department, who reached out
> > to their contacts, thoroughly reviewed applications, and made this
> > ambitious wave of recruiting ridiculously easy for me.
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming Venus, Tuan, Todd, Takashi, Oleg, Szymon,
> > Satdeep, Samuel, Robin, Tomasz, Niccolò, Nahid, Marco, Ran, Jonatan,
> > Gereon, Chico, Bohdan, and Abbad in their new role.
> >
> >
> > Guillaume Paumier
> >
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
> >
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2017/People/Strategy_coordinators
> >
> > [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2017/Track_B/Outreach/Map
> >
> > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2017#Language_list_in_development
> >
> > [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_Coordinator_Role
> >
> > --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread carl hansen
On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:43 AM, Gerard Meijssen  wrote:

> Hoi,
> It is not going to be absorbed in Wikidata. We did not even do that for
> Freebase to my regret.
> Thanks,
>   GerardM
>
> On 12 March 2017 at 09:03, carl hansen  wrote:
>
> > I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It
> is
> > a
> > community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of a
> > snapshot-in-time of the web. Get it while you can, at
> > http://rdf.dmoz.org/
> > ___
> ​
>
​I see you predict the future. Anyway, I assume the people on this list
are often the kind of people who would want to squirel away their own
private copy, while they can. I know I have.​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
I wonder if there's a lesson for other knowledge projects here ...

"Rogol"

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:03 AM, carl hansen 
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> I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It is
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
It is not going to be absorbed in Wikidata. We did not even do that for
Freebase to my regret.
Thanks,
  GerardM

On 12 March 2017 at 09:03, carl hansen  wrote:

> I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It is
> a
> community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of a
> snapshot-in-time of the web. Get it while you can, at
> http://rdf.dmoz.org/
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[Wikimedia-l] dmoz.org

2017-03-12 Thread carl hansen
I see dmoz.org is going offline in few days after a couple decades. It is a
community-written project. Will it be absorbed into wikidata? Sort of a
snapshot-in-time of the web. Get it while you can, at  http://rdf.dmoz.org/
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