Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric

2020-10-19 Thread Brion Vibber
>From what I've read in the thread above I agree with Yair, and would add that this feels like a big power grab against the community. I believe that Wikimedia Foundation must reject these proposed bylaws changes to preserve our open, democratic nature, and hold elections to fill all seats. --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

2020-07-02 Thread Brion Vibber
I'm extremely excited about this project! Not only will this be directly useful on its own (and a fascinating project in its own right!), but it will help our volunteer editors to ramp up good base material to work with on the "prose" Wikipedias we already know and love. The idea is really to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-02-27 Thread Brion Vibber
That's pretty cool! I'll add some more notes on the wiki page later. -- brion On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 9:55 PM James Heilman wrote: > Hey All > > We have a new project called Video Wiki > which > allows: > >1. The easy creation of videos from scripts from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Wikimedia Technical Committee (TechCom)

2017-07-31 Thread Brion Vibber
Woohoo! -- brion On Jul 29, 2017 9:43 AM, "Victoria Coleman" wrote: Hello All! Daniel and I would like to share some good news: After talking about it for years, and vetting the draft for months, it's finally done: the Architecture Committee has adopted a proper

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Speaks Your Language

2017-01-13 Thread Brion Vibber
That's great! If you have any troubles with the media uploading or playback let me know. There are a number of still-open issues with audio/video, so don't be shy about filing bugs on phabricator.wikimedia.org. :) -- brion On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Kiril Simeonovski <

[Wikimedia-l] Editor safety and anonymity: ending IP address exposure?

2016-11-12 Thread Brion Vibber
of possible attacks through social engineering, security vulnerabilities, or state action. Think about what really needs to be stored and what types of data recovery are possible when storing truly personal-private data in shared databases. -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com / brion @ wikimedia.org) Lead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-07 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Pine W wrote: > I've been following this discussion with some interest. Can someone point > us to where Sue's compensation, after she left the Executive Director role, > was budgeted in the WMF annual plans? That money cannot have come out of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What New Thing is WMF Doing w. Cookies, & Why is Legal Involved?

2016-05-02 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 9:21 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote: > One element I can answer: no, it does not contain flash objects, flash is > not a technology included in the Wikimedia stack on account of it barely > being classifiable as a technology. > There is one use of Flash in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-08 Thread Brion Vibber
Denny, thanks for all the work you've put in over the years and in your time on the board in particular -- it's been rough indeed lately, and I understand the need to refocus. Looking forward to continuing to hear from you in the future! -- brion On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM, Denny Vrandecic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Qualities for the next long-term WMF executive director

2016-03-07 Thread Brion Vibber
I do feel the need to warn against making a checklist of good qualities for potential candidates... First, a lot of these things are hard to interview for. If you ask someone if they support their employees and give them clear goals, they're probably going to say "yes". To find out if they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Brion Vibber
Alice, thanks for the update. I'm broadly hopeful; delegating with your staff's C level team is an excellent step I very much like to see happening. I would very much like to make sure that communications lines open further between the board and their C levels and below, and that those continue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-04 Thread Brion Vibber
There's less weakness in admitting a failure honestly, retreating and regrouping, than in powering through when knowing oneself unprepared. -- brion On Mar 4, 2016 7:07 PM, "MZMcBride" wrote: > Alice Wiegand wrote: > >We know that our C-level team is doing a great job in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Mar 3, 2016 8:19 AM, "Pete Forsyth" wrote: > > Enjoying this discussion, glad to see it happening. One question I haven't > seen addressed: > > Are there notes kept during executive sessions? Per the minutes policy listed on wiki yes they are kept; they are kept

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
potential solutions. Definitely agree on not making major changes too fast. Thoughtful, deliberate changes only! -- brion On Mar 3, 2016 8:03 AM, "Risker" <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 3 March 2016 at 10:36, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Mar 3, 2016 7:00 AM, "Risker" wrote: Those who think it's an easy task that should be > able to be done practically after the meeting is over tend to have no real > experience with writing and managing minutes at the international > non-profit board level and may not fully

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Mar 3, 2016 6:16 AM, "Risker" wrote: > > I often participate and present at meetings where I am not formally part of > the group or committee, and will be asked to review sections of the minutes > that relate to my presentation/participation/comments. I've discovered >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Chris Keating wrote: > > > > Why would minutes be written after the fact instead of during the meeting > > by the designated note taker(s)? > > > Because the notes you take as you go along aren't in a fit state to serve > as minutes? I'd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Chris Sherlock wrote: > > > That does NOT take 3 weeks. I would also suggest if the Board are too busy > to provide input on the minutes of Board business then they need to either > reduce their commitments, or they need to step away from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Chris Keating wrote: > > 3) 3 weeks for publication of minutes sounds like a reasonable time frame > to me. I'm seeing a few "How can it take 3 WEEKS??!!?!?" reactions from > people. Probably because the Board spends all weekend meeting then

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-03 Thread Brion Vibber
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Erik Moeller wrote: > > > To discuss which practices to adopt, it's worth first looking at the > existing Board manual, which is a remarkably detailed document that > goes into many of these issues including the exact process for minutes >

[Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-03-01 Thread Brion Vibber
On Monday, February 29, 2016, Erik Moeller > wrote: > > The > Apple dictionary integration Brion mentions in [4] is an exception to > the rule; contrary to Brion's recollection it actually predates even > Sue Gardner and, as

[Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-29 Thread Brion Vibber
cussions off list, and aligns with my concerns: http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/08/03/the-costs-of-accountability/ -- brion > > Kind regards > > > > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','bvib...@wikimedia.org');>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement representation vs WMF board reform

2016-02-29 Thread Brion Vibber
a and related > regional meetings? Yes. Most likely they should be operated by purpose-built institutions specializing in this, like many large conventions and conferences are. -- brion > > Thanks, > Pharos > > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart <kel...@kiwix.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
ggest the long-term health of our > projects require that its not about empowering our volunteers but > about regulating them. > > David > > [1] http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/09/20/roger_bamkin_gibraltor_s_repeated_appearance_on_did_you_know_provkes_existential_crisis_for_w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
o just do it themselves without our involvement. -- brion > > On Monday, 29 February 2016, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com > > <javascript:;>> wrote: > > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
cated without paying them directly? > > Cheers > Micru > > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:10 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > David, you appear to be agreeing strongly with me, not disagreeing. :) > > > > -- brion > > > > O

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > David, you appear to be agreeing strongly with me, not disagreeing. :) To clarify, we are strongly agreed that constructive support of people to accomplish movement goals is why WMF exists. My message wa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Leigh Thelmadatter wrote: > I have to agree here. Yes. > > The WMF and its employees have forgotten that the mission is to support > the work done on the various wikis, not make work for fireworks for > themselves. No. > Nothing we are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a *volunteer* organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
David, you appear to be agreeing strongly with me, not disagreeing. :) -- brion On Sunday, February 28, 2016, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > I am starting a new thread because I disagree with the idea that the WMF > should be a high-tech organization as the other thread by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > Jimmy, > > I think the first step is for the Foundation to be more open and > transparent about what work it is actually doing for commercial re-users, > and to announce such work proactively to both donors and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plan and goals for the Wikimedia, the Foundation, the Affiliates and the movement, Re: 2016 Strategic Approaches Report

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
On Feb 28, 2016 7:37 AM, "Ad Huikeshoven" <a...@wikimedia.nl> wrote: > > Reaching out to Brion Vibber explicitly. Brion shared some long and > interesting posts last week and started a thread about what it means to be > a high tech organization. My question for Br

[Wikimedia-l] Movement representation vs WMF board reform

2016-02-28 Thread Brion Vibber
I just want to split out a concept that came up in the big threads of the last few days: Some members of the WMF Board of Trustees are giving strong signals (like, saying it outright) that the BoT can't fully take on the role of movement leadership or community representation. Not because they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should happen next? My 5 ideas

2016-02-26 Thread Brion Vibber
Strong +1 to Risker. Collecting ideas to work more on as we move forward: YES. Keeping the constructive attitude and opened comm channels I've seen here and and among staff internally: YES. But let's be deliberate, and considerate. We do have to learn and process before we implement anything.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Brion Vibber
Just a quick note: * some of the big staff conversations are indeed being very carefully note-taken or recorded internally. We are being very careful to plan and communicate how open they will be ahead of time and keep them both honest and not scary. I would not expect them to be made public (the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Brion Vibber
On Feb 26, 2016 3:30 PM, "Oliver Keyes" wrote: > > When I hear language about "ignoring those who are going to complain > no matter what" and, in an email premised on visiting and spending > time with staff, a distinction between the pool of people you'll be > talking to and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Brion Vibber
> Andreas > > P.S. Now, what is this about Wikia? This is news to me. How would Wikia > have profited from the Knowledge Engine? Did anyone plan to include Wikia > among the wikis the search engine would prominently surface? > > [1] > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?ti

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Brion Vibber
aturday for a few days to meet with a > > lot of you. I know many of you are not actually in San Francisco, so > > I'll be sure to set aside time for remote meetings as well. > > > > By now you of course have heard that Lila is leaving us, and my hope is > > that we'r

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread Brion Vibber
Patricio, thanks for the update and thanks for all of your thoughtful consideration and work on this issue. I know it's been a stressful time for everyone. I've left a note on the talk page, just want to make sure we capture the notion that existing staff leadership such as team leads and middle

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-25 Thread Brion Vibber
Sorry that somehow went to wrong list. On Feb 25, 2016 9:29 AM, "Brion Vibber" <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Thanks again for your responses, Denny. I think it really helps to get a clearer perspective on things "on the inside", and that informs the kind of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-25 Thread Brion Vibber
.) -- brion On Feb 25, 2016 7:54 AM, "Brion Vibber" <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Feb 25, 2016 6:55 AM, "Andrea Zanni" <zanni.andre...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> > wro

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-24 Thread Brion Vibber
I just want to call out Oliver's post here as extremely valuable, and this bears repeating: A "flat" org structure is not a panacea when you don't have a level playing field, and the playing field's never as level as we like to think it is. Google up some discussions on the subject of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
M, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Does it make sense to have an "Incubator team" ("Bell Labs" if you will), > > whose core competency is to nurture small projects? When projects are > > mature and need to switch into mai

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
On Feb 23, 2016 5:52 PM, "Dan Andreescu" wrote: > > but also, some projects that were not so useful, sure. But we learn, move > on, we're not the first group of people to make mistakes : ) Yep... High-tech organizations call it "failing fast". -- Brion >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are we too rigid?

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
I've advocated for flexible/ad-hoc/cross-functional teams before, and I would advocate for that again. Many of our successful projects -- both software and social -- start as initiatives from individual staff members, often in concert with volunteers providing research, testing, feedback, usage,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] One Last Ride

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
Oliver, thanks for all your work -- and for helping to keep many of us sane with your wit through times strange and wonderful and awful alike. Take care of yourself and do good things! -- brion On Feb 23, 2016 3:36 PM, "Oliver Keyes" wrote: > Dear all, > > I am leaving the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
-- brion On Feb 23, 2016 3:41 PM, "SarahSV" <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 4:02 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > > > > > I think first we have to ask: why did many people feel attacked or in >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-23 Thread Brion Vibber
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 2:34 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > > > I believe a high-tech organization should invest in smart people creating > > unique techno

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Brion Vibber
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 9:38 AM, Theo10011 wrote: > Is it time for a #IamwithVibber tag now? :) > a > It might be time to consider just promoting Brion or something? (as deputy > or head of engineering). There is no one the community would trust more on > the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Brion Vibber
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 8:03 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > I found this response interesting. It highlights the imbalance we, on the > outside, are having to deal with. It is OK for anyone to criticize the ED > on this list and elsewhere but if she says something that implies >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 11:14 PM, rupert THURNER wrote: > brion, > > there is 10'000 km between you and me so i only read mails on this > list. would you mind detailing what you expect from your CEO to > trigger "she benefits me"? > I'd say these would help a lot: *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-21 Thread Brion Vibber
Lila, a few notes. First, many staff members feel that the accomplishments you claim under "we" are not attributable to you. Complaints about lack of strategy and confusing management have come from all levels of the staff; the implication that people who failed to be promoted might be behind

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Brion Vibber
rion > > Anthony Cole > > > On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > * The Community Resources Team is in place - it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Anthony Cole wrote: > * The Community Resources Team is in place - it surveyed the community and > discussed with them their technical priorities, and tailored their Idea Lab > Campaign accordingly. > FYI, the head of that team is one of

[Wikimedia-l] What is the Board's HR Committee doing to stem the tide of staff resignations?

2016-02-18 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > >> What is the board doing, going forward, to stem the tide of staff >> resignations? >&g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Brion Vibber
On Feb 18, 2016 12:08 PM, "Dariusz Jemielniak" wrote: > > When I refer to being constructive, I speak of exactly seeking decisive > actions and moving forward, instead of gathering around a lying body and > kicking :) What is the board doing, going forward, to stem the tide of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Outcomes from the Consultation on Wikimedia movement conferences/Wikimania

2016-02-09 Thread Brion Vibber
Was there a "don't mess with the process, but also don't hold it in tiny towns while telling staff not to go because there's no room for them"? option in the survey? -- brion On Feb 8, 2016 2:54 PM, "Ellie Young" wrote: > The Community Resources team at the WMF recently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Discussion

2015-11-30 Thread Brion Vibber
Thanks! I added a section to the talk page asking about how we would actually go about investing... the purpose of an endowment is to let it grow and just spend some of the interest, but that growth doesn't happen in a vacuum. Investment happens by putting money into other peoples' businesses and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Laurentius wrote: > Il giorno gio, 05/11/2015 alle 18.35 +0100, Quim Gil ha scritto: > > Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve > > a > > product development disagreement. We have not used it for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-08 Thread Brion Vibber
On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote: [re: experiments using video.js to improve UI of TimedMediaHandler] And we will need brion’s ogv.js https://brionv.com/misc/ogv.js/demo/ work to support browsers without OGV/WebM support. A couple updates on that front: 1) It looks like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Brion Vibber
It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy times before even that. :) Best of luck on what's next! -- brion On Apr 13, 2015 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Data privacy, encrypted links and recent change captures

2015-03-10 Thread Brion Vibber
On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 12:15 PM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Could we have an update on what is being done over the last year to protect the privacy of user data sent between datacenters? Someone in ops could add more detail on the actual work in progress, but you can watch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-10 Thread Brion Vibber
Perhaps it's time to stop calling self-selected surveys of a tiny subset of our user base community consensus. The vast majority of our user base never logs in, never edits, and never even hears about these RfC pages. Those are the people we're making an encyclopedia for. -- brion On Wed, Jul

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community RfCs about MediaViewer

2014-07-10 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Pierre-Selim pierre-se...@huard.info wrote: For exemple on french wikipedia we used to have a direct link to Wikimedia Commons (we technically removed the description page proxy), now we have totally lost this feature. So yes you may think it's not important,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Revamped Wikipedia app for Android now live!

2014-06-25 Thread Brion Vibber
Congratulations to the Mobile Apps Android team on their first release of the new app! iPhone users, rest assured we're hard at work polishing up the iOS version, which brings the same updated feature set. Expect it in the next few weeks... -- brion On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Dan Garry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Revamped Wikipedia app for Android now live!

2014-06-25 Thread Brion Vibber
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: Sections are no longer collapsed on opening a page. This makes it harder to reach the latter sections of long articles, and presents the reader with a mobile-unfriendly wall of text. Can this be configurable (akin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Revamped Wikipedia app for Android now live!

2014-06-25 Thread Brion Vibber
On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On Jun 26, 2014 2:16 AM, Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipe...@gmail.com wrote: You can enter an edit summary. Either choose one of the predefined options for how you improved the page, or pick other to enter a manual

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia mobile apps (was: Please be considerate of everyone's time.)

2014-06-16 Thread Brion Vibber
As Sage notes, the functionality of the new apps is about the same on both Android and iOS, with some differences in the UI. Like the beta Android version, we're using a sidebar ToC instead of collapsing sections (though it's a bit fancier looking on iOS right now!) and we've added basic login

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Audio and video help for mobile users

2014-01-22 Thread Brion Vibber
Android should just work but there are some regressions since I last tested it, from what I hear. Hopefully we can get these examined and fixed soon. There are some possible things we can do launching files in the VLC app for iOS; some clever JavaScript could make this experience smoother. I plan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Audio and video help for mobile users

2014-01-22 Thread Brion Vibber
, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Android should just work but there are some regressions since I last tested it, from what I hear. Hopefully we can get these examined and fixed soon. There are some possible things we can do launching files in the VLC app for iOS

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-16 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, This is a truly divisive issue. For many people the notion that you do not need anything proprietary is a powerful motivator to participate. Promoting a stack of software that cannot be taken away because

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 108 Wikipedias had their logo updated

2013-05-14 Thread Brion Vibber
Awesome work, all! Note that I *strongly* encourage any logos not already available as SVG to update to an SVG version. Not only are SVGs generally more flexible and reusable because they can be scaled up, it'll also make it a *lot* easier to add a high-resolution version of your logo for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The case for supporting open source machine translation

2013-04-25 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Denny Vrandečić denny.vrande...@wikimedia.de wrote: Not just bootstrapping the content. By having the primary content be saved in a language independent form, and always translating it on the fly, it would not merely bootstrap content in different languages,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-18 Thread Brion Vibber
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Mathieu Stumpf psychosl...@culture-libre.org wrote: However, consider the mobile interface. Copy-and-pasting a URL is considerably more difficult there. How would you work around that? Having a copy this page address button maybe? And you may paste it