[Wikimedia-l] WikiFundi (was Re: [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia)

2018-07-25 Thread Devouard (gmail)
Hi Teemu I would like to point out that the below statement is possibly slightly misleading. So please allow me to point out that in Anne sentence below: "The WikiFundi team has been working on the product for a couple of years now, with support from WMF and the Orange Foundation." the

[Wikimedia-l] Would people be interested in a "Community Metrics and Activities Meeting"?

2018-07-25 Thread Pine W
Although there will not be a WMF Metrics and Activities Meeting this month, I'm wondering, would people be interested in having a "Wikimedia Community Metrics and Activities Meeting"? People could present lightning talks about their subjects of interest (one to five minutes long), and we could

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread Anne Gomez
Teemu, I agree with you completely. People who are reading Wikipedia should know that Wikipedia is written by volunteers and that they can edit. Calling someone a "reader" doesn't, to me, mean that editing is hidden from them.. it means that we're making sure we're meeting their needs as readers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread Samuel Klein
It would be nice to have a little 6-pg workbook describing the idea of wiki, and explaining how to create + edit your own wiki pages. Texting a phone # (for tiny facts + images), offline/on a phone, on a local server, or posting asynchronously to wikimedia; and details of what is expected of edits

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread James Heilman
The intro page of the offline medical wiki says that the content is written by volunteers and invites the reader to join us and make the next version better. On Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 14:03 Leinonen Teemu wrote: > Hi Anne, > > On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez ago...@wikimedia.org>> wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Anne, On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez mailto:ago...@wikimedia.org>> wrote: Personally, I see the New Readers efforts as a step in that direction, and not the end goal. We're working on bringing more people to understanding Wikipedia/Wikimedia with the hope that they'll contribute down

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-25 Thread Frans Grijzenhout
Hi All, I cannot support the idea that the movement strategy is designed for functionaries only. We encouraged editors and volunteers to meet and discuss the strategy locally and also gave them (financial) support so that they were able to attend the international conferences and take their part

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-25 Thread Peter Southwood
That feels about right for most of the time. Cheers, Peter -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Jane Darnell Sent: 25 July 2018 09:29 To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-25 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
Hi Jane, I think Andres is completely right of this description, that the whole exercise was designed by functionaries for functionaries, and nobody ever thought that volunteers working on the projects could be involved. It is indeed right that many of those do not care about the strategy

[Wikimedia-l] No July Metrics and Activities meeting

2018-07-25 Thread Gregory Varnum
Greetings, Due to the timing of Wikimania travel, upcoming remote work time in the office, and planned changes to the meeting - this month’s Metrics and Activities meeting will not be taking place. We will return with some changes next month on 30 August 2018 starting at 18:00 UTC (usual date

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-25 Thread Jane Darnell
Hmm. Yes and no. Yes the May 2017 conference suffered from some interesting selection bias, but no the people there were not all brainwashed into forgetting their "wildness". We are all still wild wild Wikipedians at heart, speaking for the 2006 cohort in its entirety. I really doubt whether the

[Wikimedia-l] [OT] Informative page about viruses on Linux

2018-07-25 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi all, this link is somewhat offtopic, but relevant to an earlier discussion: http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/ it seems well-researched and informative. Among other things, it tries to refute the common argument that Linux will have a virus popular when and if it becomes more popular.