Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiReaders4Kids

2013-05-05 Thread Abbas Mahmood
All the best, Victor!
Abbas.

 Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 12:46:22 -0300
 From: t...@wikimedia.org
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 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiReaders4Kids
 
 That is a cool project. Congrats, Victor.
 
 I've a wikireader with me someone gave a few years ago. Have someone tried
 to install a Wikipedia of another language? I will try 
 http://dev.thewikireader.com/language-packs/ sometime soon (alguém da WMBR
 com mais tempo, se quiser, fale comigo).
 
 What about using their software http://thewikireader.com/ on Linux? If
 you were successfull with that, please, let me know. Their apps are just
 for Windows and Mac stuff.
 
 I'll check if'd possible to have these machines sold somehow in South
 America. Ideas? At least we still don't have at our recent Amazon 
 http://www.amazon.com.br/ site.
 
 Maybe it would be good to suggest wikireader producers to have the hardware
 source open as well, if that don't make they go bankrupt. Who knows we
 could produce locally.
 
 Tom
 
 
 On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 1:27 AM, Victor Grigas vgri...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
  Hello everyone,
 
  My partner and I just started a campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds to
  buy all remaining WikiReaders and distribute them to schools and kids in
  places that don't have internet at no charge to the schools and kids.
 
  The campaign is here:
  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-distribute-wikireaders-to-kids
 
  The video is here:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j07ROeiaFg0
 
  Please consider funding the campaign and if you can't fund the campaign,
  please share the link with others!
 
  While I am an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation, I am doing this
  entirely as a volunteer.
 
  Thanks!
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Hi Christophe,

 From: christophe.hen...@gmail.com
 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:07:45 +0200
 To: dger...@gmail.com
 CC: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement,  and a parting remark to 
 everyone
 As I said in my previous email:
 * Most of the chapters should go through the GAC first, to get used
 with a formal process 
Uhm, isn't this what is already happening? All those who are eligible for FDC 
funding have already gone through the normal Grants Program a multiple times.
 * We need the first employee/office space budget being a specific GAC
 or FDC process (there's pros and cons in having one or the other
 handling it). Because let's be honest, the actual FDC process is way
 to heavy for those needs and the GAC is not meant to handle such
 requests

I'm sorry I don't understand that you need a specific GAC process... Do you 
mind rephrasing?
Thanks,Abbas. 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using the Wikipedia logo for Wikimedia South Africa projects

2013-01-24 Thread Abbas Mahmood
David,
You should probably contact Jay Walsh or any one from WMF Legal and ask for 
permission.
Abbas.

 From: davidrichfi...@gmail.com
 Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:22:31 +0200
 To: foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Using the Wikipedia logo for Wikimedia South Africa
 projects
 
 Hi,
 
 We are working with the City of Johannesburg to tag heritage sites, in
 a project called JoburgpediA.  The proposed logo has the Wikipedia
 Globe as one of the elements: is this acceptable?  Also, if we will be
 putting up plaques which include the Wikipedia logo on buildings, what
 approval do we need?
 
 Thanks,
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering)

2012-12-06 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Hi Sue,

What will happen to Oona once she identifies a suitable org willing to take 
over the Brazil programs?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Serbia office

2012-11-23 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Congratulations to Mile and Wikimedia Serbia :-)
Abbas.
 On 20 November 2012 23:09, Filip Maljkovic dungod...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  Hello everyone,
 
  I'm writing to inform you that Wikimedia Serbia has opened an office in
  Belgrade starting November 1, thanks to the grant by WMF [1]. That means
  that we have our first employee, which is very exciting for us, but also
  brings a lot of responsibilities.
 
  So, the office is located in Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra (King Alexander
  Boulevard) 20, which is in the city center, on the fifth floor, with a view
  on the National Assembly building, the main post office building, church of
  Saint Mark and Trg Nikole Pašića, one of the two central squares. Anyone
  who's been to Belgrade can attest that this is one of the most central and
  most beautiful parts of the city. :)
 
  The office space is about 95 square meters and we're still in the process
  of buying furniture and equipment, but our conference room is pretty much
  set. We'll use the antechamber (which is quite large by itself) to display
  the 15 finalist photos from the WLM contest 2012 (we've just had a ceremony
  of announcing winners and exhibiting them in a local gallery).
 
  Our employee is Mile Kiš, our General Secretary. He's been a tremendous
  help for us in the past years and he's been doing more than full time work
  for us as a volunteer, so I'm especially glad that he's going to be able to
  help us as an employee, as well as be able to work on his personal
  professionalization.
 
  [1] 
  http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Grants:WM_RS/Annual_plan_**2012-2013http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_RS/Annual_plan_2012-2013
 
  Cheers,
  Filip Maljković
  Vice-president
  Wikimedia Serbia
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-16 Thread Abbas Mahmood
 From: rupert.thur...@gmail.com
 Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:01:49 +
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, 
 Round 1, 2012-13
 
 i (personally :) ) would like to have more details as well. especially
 how FDC calculated the amount they found acceptable.

+1
Abbas.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming: WMF metrics/activities meeting - November 1

2012-10-18 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Erik,

This is wonderful news! Will you be rotating the time of the meetings to 
accommodate different timezones?

Thanks,
Abbas.

 Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:16:24 -0400
 From: meta...@gmail.com
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming: WMF metrics/activities meeting - 
 November 1
 
 +100
 
 On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Richard Symonds
 richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote:
  Fantastic! Live youtube streams are an incredible idea. Great to see the
  movement taking advantage of the rest of the tools the internet has to
  offer. Thanks to all involved!
 
  Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK
  On Oct 19, 2012 12:29 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 
  Hi folks,
 
  I'm pleased to announced that the next WMF metrics and activities
  meeting is going to be the first one that'll be live-streamed on
  YouTube with an open IRC backchannel.
 
  The meeting will take place November 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM UTC. The IRC
  channel is #wikimedia-metrics-meetings [1] on irc.freenode.net.
 
  The current structure of the meeting is:
  * Review of key metrics including the monthly report card, but also
  specialized reports and analytics
  * Review of financials
  * Welcoming recent hires
  * Brief presentations on recent projects, with a focus on highest
  priority initiatives
  * Update and QA with the Executive Director, if available
 
  Please review
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
  for further information about how to participate.
 
  We'll post IRC logs and the video recording publicly after the meeting.
 
  All best,
  Erik
 
  [1] I'm open to just using #wikimedia or another channel if folks
  would prefer that, but didn't want to assume that it's OK to hog the
  channel :)
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Al-Jazeera English Fault Lines report on SOPA

2012-08-10 Thread Abbas Mahmood
Thanks for sharing! Interesting piece.
Abbas.

 From: mr...@wikimedia.org
 Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:10:01 -0700
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Al-Jazeera English Fault Lines report on SOPA
 
 This is a segment in the Fault Lines series on AJE about SOPA, the Blackout
 and other issues around Controlling the Web.
 
 Features some footage of the WMF offices and clips from Jimmy, among many
 others.
 http://youtu.be/6FD9urcUWXw
 
 thanks
 Matthew
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-23 Thread Abbas Mahmood

Welcome!
Looking forward to working with the new members.
SincerelyAbbas.

 From: abar...@wikimedia.org
 Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:20:20 -0700
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded
 
 Hello, everyone.
 
 I'm pleased to announce that we have significantly expanded the Grant
 Advisory Committee (GAC)[1] as of today, and it now numbers 30 volunteers,
 following an open process and public calls for volunteers.  The updated
 list of members is here[2].  With this expansion, we hope to achieve a
 higher degree of community participation in the Foundation's evaluation of
 grant proposals for its Wikimedia Grants program[3], as well as more
 diverse feedback and advice for grant applicants on how to refine their
 proposals for best impact.
 
 The GAC was set up almost exactly one year ago, and has been quietly doing
 what is frankly a thankless job.  I applaud and thank the volunteers who
 have done this work so far, and look forward to easing their load a little
 now that the GAC is larger, considering an expected rise in the number of
 grant proposals they would be called upon to review.
 
 Welcome to the new volunteers, and may we all have much success in
 fostering innovation and impactful mission-aligned activities through the
 grants program.
 
Asaf
 
 [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grant_Advisory_Committee
 [2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grant_Advisory_Committee#Membership
 [3] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Index
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