Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Marcin Cieslak
 Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote:
 On Tue, 29 May 2012 13:23:25 +0100, Tom Morris wrote:
 On 29 May 2012 13:08, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote:
 The difference is that Wikipedia is usable in the real world, 
 whereas
 OSM, for the most part, is not.

 Yes, TomTom is dying.  But it's because of Google, not because of 
 OSM.


 I'd say OSM is beginning to be pretty usable in the real world. It's
 usable for a lot of things where there's not so much commercial
 interest in the map data...


  From my personal experience: Twice per year I travel into middle-size 
 towns of Russia, usually visiting several of then on a single trip. 
 Google maps suck badly; Google's Russian counterpart, Yandex Maps, are 
 better, but they suck as well; TomTom is nonexistent, and OSM had for 
 all places I visited in 2010 (with one exception - for the record, this 
 was the city of Tayga, Kemerovo Region in Siberia) reasonably good maps, 
 often with reliable house numbering.

I can confirm this too - even in a large city of Kiev my coworkers
tried to explain to each other how to reach something using
very inaccurate Google Map. We tried openstreetmap.org (they
didn't now it even exists) and we all were amazed by the level
of detail the city was described. Even all traffic lights and
bus stops were in place as they should.

//Saper


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[Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Marcin Cieslak
Hello,

I just wanted to share my feelings: I went to en.wikipedia.org today and
I saw this message on top:

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!
15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

My first impression was: I think I mistyped the URL...

//Saper


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia, top Internet brand in Germany

2013-01-17 Thread Marcin Cieslak
 Tobias church.of.emacs...@googlemail.com wrote:
 On 01/17/2013 02:08 PM, Quim Gil wrote:
 Wikipedia has debunked Google as top Internet brand in Germany,
 according to

 http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/handel/yougov-brandindex-2012-das-sind-die-lieblingsmarken-der-deutschen/7643120.html

 We're almost as popular as chocolate and skin cream (Ritter Sport, Nivea)!

  Maybe someone is capable of finding the actual index (not me at 6am,
  apparently).

 I found another source for this story, but apparently YouGov, the 
 company behind the ranking, hasn't made any press release yet or put the 
 actual ranking online 
 http://www.markenartikel-magazin.de/no_cache/unternehmen-marken/artikel/details/1004363-beliebteste-marken-der-deutschen-canon-vorn/

 Kudos Wikipedia!

Here it is:

http://research.yougov.de/presse/2013/pressemeldung-yougov-topperformer-brandindex-2012/o

Posted https://twitter.com/saperski/status/291927761281486849

//Saper


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[Wikimedia-l] Anyone from Wikimedia community going to OSCE Freedom of Media conference Internet 2013 in Vienna? (Feb 14-15)

2013-02-05 Thread Marcin Cieslak
Hello,

next week OSCE Freedom of Media Representative
holds Internet 2013 conference in Vienna:

http://www.osce.org/event/internet2013

I was wondering who from Wikimedia
community will be coming to the event?


Marcin Cieślak
saper at plwiki

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-01 Thread Marcin Cieslak
On 2016-01-01, Andy Mabbett  wrote:
> On 28 December 2015 at 23:29, Patricio Lorente
> wrote:
>
>> This decision creates an open seat for a community-selected Trustee. The
>> Board is committed to filling this open community seat as quickly as
>> possible. We will reach out to the 2015 election committee
>> 
>> to discuss our options, and will keep you informed as we determine next
>> steps.
>
> There needs to be a change in the terms used; it has become clear that
> this will not be an election, and that the trustee eventually approved
> by the rest of the board will not be "community selected", but
> "community nominated".

Until now many of us were under impression (supported by the Florida statutes 
it seems)
that they were "community elected".

Saper


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Basics

2015-12-31 Thread Marcin Cieslak
On 2015-12-31, Milos Rancic  wrote:
> Today I've learned about it. And I think WMF is the perfect prey for such
> initiative.
>
> I hope nobody sane is taking that seriously.

You might want to check out some discussions surrounding the Wikimedia Zero 
initiative.

Saper


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-29 Thread Marcin Cieslak
On 2015-12-29, George Herbert  wrote:
> I do think the Foundation legal staff need to review and some fix to
> this needs to be made to the Bylaws for the future, either overriding
> 617.0808 (1) (a) 2. explicitly or by making community vote explicitly
> the recall mechanism for trustees elected by the community.

I think that bylaws are pretty coherent with the statute; what
might need an adjustment is the following wording from the resolution
appointing new members:

> Resolved, that the Board of Trustees ("Board") approves and authorize the 
> election of (...)
to fill the Community-selected seats on the Board for the coming term.

> Resolved, that (...) is/are appointed to the Board, for a term of two
> years beginning on X, and continuing until Y until approval and
> authorization of the selection process in Z to fill these positions,
> whichever comes first.

Section 1 is clearly appropriate for the elected board members.
Section 2 is only appropriate for the appointed board members.
Even the bylaws do not use the term "appointment" when referring
to the board member selected according to the article IV,
section 3, subsections (C) and (D). The appointment comes
into play when there is a vacancy ("appoint the candidate receiving the
next most votes").

Saper



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