Re: [Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread Gnangarra
time to also look back through your photo collections maybe re-edit or add those images you always meant to but never quite got around to it On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 05:45, Mike Peel wrote: > More generally, is it a good time to encourage more people to start > editing the projects? Presumably

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-12 Thread Lucas Werkmeister
For what it’s worth, Wikimedia Germany is in full work-from-home mode starting next Monday, and a lot of many employees have already gradually started working from home over the past days (apart from those who work remotely anyways, of course). Announcement (in German):

[Wikimedia-l] Vad gläder dig den här veckan? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 8 March 2020)

2020-03-12 Thread Clover moss
There is a lot that is making me happy this week. I'm happy that I'm back to contributing to "On The Bright Side" and the "What's Making You Happy This Week?" threads again because it's something I look forward to. It's nice to think and reflect upon the positivity across the Wikimedia movement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread Mike Peel
More generally, is it a good time to encourage more people to start editing the projects? Presumably people have a lot more free time at the moment if they are off work / not spending time on commutes / not socialising / etc. Thanks, Mike > On 12 Mar 2020, at 14:51:53, Samuel Klein wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Besides CC for content, I was guidelines to get some guideline for communication. That is something agencies can do. In general we are here posting or twitting or creating article or advocating for media files to be uploaded, or sharing public data on social media when they are under

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Jorge Vargas
Hi all, Jorge Vargas, WMF's Sr. Manager for Regional Partnerships here. Wanted to quickly chime in to mention that as several folks on this list know, WMF has been more proactive in the past year or so to build bridges with UN agencies to see how they can better support our movement and have a

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Research Showcase] March 18, 2020: Topic Modeling

2020-03-12 Thread Janna Layton
Hi all, The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed on Wednesday, March 18, at 9:30 AM PDT/16:30 UTC. We’ll have a presentation on topic modeling by Jordan Boyd-Graber. A question-and-answer session will follow. YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiD9QTHNVVM As usual, you can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Well, we did our share. For both medical and social aspects, we were there. I was hoping at least to get some guidelines for our affiliates' social media... Alessandro Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 19:35:56 CET, Damon Sicore ha scritto: Not to mention a lost opportunity for the world.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-12 Thread James Heilman
Agree 100% with Risker. Now is not the time to be taking risk. I would be much happier if a year from now we looked back and said we overreacted than if we looked back to realize we did not react enough. James On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 8:27 AM Rebecca O'Neill wrote: > The Irish government have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread James Heilman
I have been asking WHO to release COVID19 content (specially videos) under open licenses since since Feb 2020. I have spoke with Aleksandra Kuzmanovic who has been involved in their collaboration with Facebook and Twitter etc. They say maybe. But despite a bunch of follow up emails have not

[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

2020-03-12 Thread Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to promote Wikimedia projects to people living in, interested in or connected to Myanmar and also its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Some of us sent an email when it was (only apparently) less serious but we got no reply, as far as I know. It was sent by the UG of Washington DC and I contacted WMCH doing that, because they might reach their central office quickly in Geneva if necessary. Changing some licenses was one of the

[Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
WHO have a great video on COVID-19 ("Coronavius"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1APwq1df6Mw Now would be a good time for the WMF, local chapters, other affiliates, and individual, to publicly call on them to open licence such material, as I have done, here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread Samuel Klein
What a great idea! Thakn you for sharing. We could also strongly encourage shutting down most bitey aspects of tools and scripts. This can be a nice sanity check to see if we discover, as wikihow did, that talking to people by hand rather than via cold template increases participation

[Wikimedia-l] April could be our Wikimedia month of kindness

2020-03-12 Thread
Wikimedia Commons is proposing that April becomes a Month of Kindness. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Proposals#Votes,_month_of_kindness The pandemic is affecting everyone and is likely to be very stressful for many. This proposal aims to remind everyone throughout April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-12 Thread Rebecca O'Neill
The Irish government have closed all schools, childcare facilities, colleges, universities and other public institutions until 29 March. The current advice is not to have any gatherings of 100 people, but everyone I had planned events with for the next month has decided to cancel/postpone even at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 192, Issue 17

2020-03-12 Thread Lucy Crompton-Reid
Wikimedia UK is not currently cancelling all in person events and meetings and hasn't instituted a work from home policy, however the senior management team and board are monitoring the situation carefully, communicating with staff and partners regularly, and following advice from the government

[Wikimedia-l] Joint Statement of the ESEAP Wikimania Organizing Team and Wikimania Steering Committee on COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Roman Bustria Jr.
Dear Wikimedians, I would like to share to you a statement: *Joint Statement of the * *ESEAP Wikimania Organizing Team * *and Wikimania Steering Committee * *on COVID-19* 12 March 2020 The ESEAP Wikimania Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation acknowledge

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-12 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
Dear Risker, Many thanks for sharing - I know you're a professional in the field. This is pretty much what we're doing as the WMF, and the affiliates surely can follow suit. All universities I'm currently affiliated with (Harvard, MIT, Kozminski) cancelled all classes and move to virtual