Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
Thank you for this. Could you elaborate on the definition of knowledge, please? This is something I've long been interested in. On Feb 18, 2019, at 3:04 AM, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > Hi Amir, > > > *How can the Wikimedia movement be more truly international * > Participants

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Minor update: AWight upgrading to "volunteer" Wikimedian

2019-02-18 Thread Amir Sarabadani
Adam, Working with you on everyday basis was a bliss and I wish you all the best in the future. Keep in touch with us please. Best On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:38 PM Adam Wight wrote: > Greetings, > > This is just a courtesy notice that I'm no longer employed by the Wikimedia > Foundation as of

[Wikimedia-l] Minor update: AWight upgrading to "volunteer" Wikimedian

2019-02-18 Thread Adam Wight
Greetings, This is just a courtesy notice that I'm no longer employed by the Wikimedia Foundation as of the end of the month, but will continue to stay engaged as a volunteer. I see this as an opportunity, since I'll be free of the conflict of interest caused by my financial and legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
@Benjamin: It is already there, as answer to Farkhad. @Ziko: I have no idea where to store this. If you find a suitable place, please go ahead and let me know. Regards, Micru On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 3:11 PM Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Hello, maybe there is a suitable place on Meta Wiki to conserve

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello, maybe there is a suitable place on Meta Wiki to conserve this? Later it will be a little bit difficult to find it again on a mailinglist. I myself find this point of view of "outsiders" very interesting and worth to notice e.g. in strategic discussions. Kind regards Ziko Am Mo., 18. Feb.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
I'd be interested in hearing about perceptions of the movement. On Feb 17, 2019, at 3:35 PM, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > Hello, > > Last Friday I participated in a workshop in Brussels where people from > different NGOs met to learn from each other to foster flat, > democratic, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Developing instructional material for Wikidata Query Service

2019-02-18 Thread Léa Lacroix
Hello Michal, Thanks for sharing this information. I hope that while building this project, the existing resources will be browsed and reused. Over the years, the community has built some various formats of resources about the Wikidata Query Service and SPARQL: - The portal page linking to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Hi Amir, *How can the Wikimedia movement be more truly international * Participants reported that the current definition of knowledge by Wikimedia projects is narrow-minded and does not fit the relationship with knowledge that exists in other parts of the world. The only way to break this cycle

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Hi Bodhisattwa, *Community model of affiliates * Many participants reported difficulties building trust with volunteers. It is very easy to lose the volunteer appeal if the organisation is not conscious about their needs, and there is no active communication. I reported the case of Amical, which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Hi Bodhisattwa, *Governance recommendation * I assisted to a session on sociocracy organized by the Transition Network that basically blew my mind. The speaker explained how for her it has been always difficult to participate in decision-making because she feels that she is a very vocal person,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-18 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Hi Farkhad, *External perception of the movement* The Wikimedia movement is seen as a very complex entity. Most participants knew about Wikipedia, not so many about the other projects. Even for those who knew Wikipedia, it was not so clear how decisions are taken or what is allowed to do. I