Re: [Wikimedia-l] Notification about problem identified with a recent CentralNotice banner

2018-04-10 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, sorry for the late reply to this thread. On 17/03/2018 08:24, Liam Wyatt wrote: > “we encourage you to consider tools which block unwanted third-party > scripts like the one provided by Facebook.” > - where can I go to learn more about that specifically? Here's two browser add-ons (free

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-01 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 01/12/2017 23:22, Michael Peel wrote: > Thank you, Esra’a, for volunteering! Welcome,Esra'a! > However, I’m very concerned by this: > > "P.S. Due to the nature of Esra’a’s work, sharing photos or videos of Esra’a > may endanger her safety or the safety of others. To help ensure the privacy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Experimental onion service for all

2017-11-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 24/11/2017 16:43, Yury Bulka wrote: > Great to hear! > > I have one caveat with it though - if I understand it correctly, it is > currently in a man-in-the-middle position between the visitor and WMF, > as it provides its own self-signed https certificate and performs > various URL rewriting

[Wikimedia-l] Experimental onion service for all Wikimedia projects set up by Alec Muffett

2017-11-23 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi all, Some months ago, the idea of setting up an onion service for Wikimedia projects was discussed on this list[1] and as a proposal in IdeaLab on Meta[2]. Today, Alec Muffett announced on Twitter[3] that he created «as an experiment» a series of read-only mirrors of all the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Berkman Klein Center: Will Wikipedia exist in, 20 years?

2017-10-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 24/10/2017 17:39, mathieu stumpf guntz wrote: > Hi Andreas, > > I would find interesting to have a copy of that video on Commons. It > might for example let the community use curration/translation facilities > of subtitles of our platform. According to the bottomline "Unless > otherwise noted

[Wikimedia-l] US withdraws from Unesco

2017-10-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, I hope this won't any GLAM project we have: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/unesco-us-withdraw-israel-bias-trump-palestine-haram-al-sharif-temple-mount-latest-a7996791.html Cristian ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

[Wikimedia-l] "Public money, public code" campaign by Free Software Foundation Europe

2017-09-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
Forwarded Message Subject: Thanks to You, we're now 10,000 people strong! Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:38:38 + From: FSFE <i...@my.fsfe.org> To: Cristian Consonni Dear Cristian Consonni, first of all, thank you for signing the open letter "Public Money? Public Cod

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome the new Board of Wikimedia Argentina!

2017-09-19 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 19/09/2017 16:27, Anna Torres wrote: > Last Saturday, September 16, the General Assembly of Wikimedia Argentina > took place. This was an election year and new authorities were chosen. The > new Board was define as follows: > > * President: Ivana Lysholm > * Vice-president: Galileo Vidoni > *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Diversity in Wikimedia

2017-09-08 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Romaine, thanks for your e-mail. On 07/09/2017 05:19, Romaine Wiki wrote: > But why do I write about it here? Because in the rejection of the > application I was triggerd by something what concerns me. In the message it > said: > "Many strong applications were submitted [...]" > To me this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding the endowment

2017-08-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 22/08/2017 17:03, James Heilman wrote: > Andrea I agree completely that movement monies should be invested inline > with our values. We should not be invested in stuff that promotes war or > surveillance for example. I would image this is currently the case but > would have to verify. I

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Re: Funding the endowment

2017-08-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 19/08/2017 12:05, Lodewijk wrote: > Thanks for the link, Rogol. It is wonderful to hear that these generous > donors have decided to match a deposit of $5 million into the endowment. > > It is always a good thing if someone from the board could expand on what > (if anything) the board is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2017-07-27 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 28/07/2017 02:29, Adele Vrana wrote: > I am Adele Vrana, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Foundation. > > We have contacts at Amazon and will seek to clarify the questions raised on > this thread. I will make sure to circle back with you once we have an > update. Thanks for your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2017-07-27 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 27/07/2017 16:46, James Heilman wrote: > We want these devices to read from Wikipedia. We just want attribution as > appropriate. If they are already attributing when they go beyond fair use > than all is good. I agree, but the only way to know for sure is asking, I think. Also, I am assuming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2017-07-27 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, On 27/07/2017 14:36, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > If you look at the comments under Barbara's piece, Greg linked to this > YouTube video: > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZurOYgQLT44 since I don't own an Amazon Echo, I will have to rely on the video. > I had a look at that video before posting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-07-09 Thread Cristian Consonni
ANother relevant academic article: --- "Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use"[1] «This article discusses the results of the first empirical study providing evidence of regulatory “chilling effects” of Wikipedia users associated with online government surveillance. The study

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-20 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, On 19/06/2017 13:35, Tim Starling wrote: > The only other argument I saw was that by doing this, we are > supporting Tor, and Tor is evil. But the hidden service only handles > traffic which is directed to the service. It does not support the > network in general. Meanwhile, since 2014 we are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-17 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Faidon, On 16/06/2017 20:12, Faidon Liambotis wrote: >> I would love to know more about what you see as the inhibitors - especially >> so that I can go fix them for the internet-community-at-large - however >> this decision is one for the Wikipedia community to take. >> >> I'll still happily

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-14 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Faidon, Thank you for taking the time to respond to this thread. On 14/06/2017 16:57, Faidon Liambotis wrote: > [ I didn't see this email from Alec on the thread, was it off-list? ] [no, it's on the list and in the archive [1] ] > I've been in touch with Alec and other Tor project members

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-14 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, On 14/06/2017 04:12, Risker wrote: > [...] Setting this up is not a > technical "problem" to be solved (which is essentially what Phabricator is > for). I will again reinforce: it's a social and ethical issue, and only > once that is resolved would it be time to consider it a "technical >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-14 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 07/06/2017 20:24, Alec Muffett wrote: > If it helps, I built an betatest onion for Wikipedia and all(?) the > Wikimedia Foundation websites using EOTK* a few months ago, and documented > the build process at: > > https://github.com/alecmuffett/eotk/blob/master/docs.d/RUNBOOK.md > > A basic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-10 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, I have found now this paper that seems relevant to this conversation: Forte, Andrea, Nazanin Andalibi, and Rachel Greenstadt "Privacy, anonymity, and perceived risk in open collaboration: a study of Tor users and Wikipedians." Proceedings of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 06/06/2017 02:10, Risker wrote: > As far as I can tell (and from comments made in the past by actual Tor > users), there is no problem whatsoever for Tor users to read Wikipedia > while using Tor. Let me put it this way, I am sure that the WMF will always do its best to protect the privacy of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 06/06/2017 01:34, MZMcBride wrote: > And Faidon posted in November 2014 about the establishment of a Tor relay: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-November/079392.html Thanks for the pointer, I did know that the WMF was operating a Tor relay but I didn't recall where to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 05/06/2017 22:19, Todd Allen wrote: > With the recent ruling about ISPs being allowed to collect and sell user > data in the US, we're at "highly exceptional circumstances". Good Internet > citizens allow anonymous participation. We can soft block them, but surely > we can revert vandals and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 05/06/2017 19:43, David Gerard wrote: > Editing may be a tricky one, particularly on en:wp, which has found > Tor exit points to overwhelmingly be fountains of garbage, and > automatically blocks them. On 05/06/2017 19:47, John wrote: > enabling read access via Tor shouldn't be an issue,

[Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, I have written a proposal about setting up an onion (hidden) service to serve Wikipedia over Tor: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/A_Tor_Onion_Service_for_Wikipedia I was thinking about this and I also discovered that the Internet Archive is experimenting with a very similar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA

2017-05-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 24/05/2017 00:29, David Gerard wrote: > For those who missed it in the 10th footnote, this is the link to spread: > > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/23/wikimedia-nsa-appeal-standing/ I think this is great news and it should be celebrated :-) Thanks to the legal team and to our partners

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-17 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Rogol, On 16/05/2017 15:44, Faidon Liambotis wrote: > This was a small outage, affecting only a small portion of European > traffic (and tiny portion of our global traffic) and not what we'd call > a "widespread" one -- very far from it. +1 I think I have to apologize to the Operations team

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-15 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Faidon, On 15/05/2017 13:02, Faidon Liambotis wrote: > Hi Cristian, > > We've had some network connectivity issues with one of our ISPs in our > European datacenter that were probably the source of your problems > (FastWeb in Italy were among the affected ISPs). This was a localized > issue

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-15 Thread Cristian Consonni
On 15/05/2017 11:02, Cristian Consonni wrote: > Hi, > > At Wikimedia Italia have been contacted in the last few minutes because > Wikipedia seems unreachable and very slow from Italy. (Ah, I forgot to mention. by a journalist from ANSA, the national news agenc

[Wikimedia-l] Widespread perfomance issues

2017-05-15 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, At Wikimedia Italia have been contacted in the last few minutes because Wikipedia seems unreachable and very slow from Italy. The status pages for servers and services signals several perfomance issues: https://status.wikimedia.org/ Does somebody know what's going on? Thank you. Cristian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ray Saintonge has died

2016-09-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
For those of you who are not on Facebook, this is the message his family posted on his Facebook profile: --- After a courageous battle with cancer, my loving husband, my best friend, and a wonderful father passed away peacefully yesterday morning. Thanks to everyone who helped us through this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Offline medical app

2016-07-20 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, I'll share here a comment that I made on the "Wikipedia Weekly" group on Facebook. --- Is this a good idea? On it.wiki we go to great lengths to tell people that medical information on Wikipedia may not be complete or accurate, we have a dedicate template for that[1], see an example here[2].

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Direction] WMF Board of Trustees 2016 priorities

2016-06-28 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-06-28 19:19 GMT+02:00 Christophe Henner : > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met in Esino Lario during > Wikimania. The minutes will be published in the coming days, but we deemed > it too important to wait to share the outcome of this really great meeting.

[Wikimedia-l] Damage compensation to photographer for violation of license of a photo taken from Commons

2016-06-28 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, Last week a small case of copyright violation come to a positive conclusion. Niccolò Caranti [[User:Jaqen]] is a Wikipedian and as a professional photographer also a very prolific Commons contributor to the point that he is a sysop both on itwiki and Commons. He recently discovered that one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Fwd: Hello Mr. ccc, Now you can have your own Wikipedia page

2016-04-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-04-06 22:06 GMT+02:00 Florence Devouard : > A relationship of mine received the email below and forwarded it to me. > http://yourprmanager.com/ This is appalling. C ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Massive Online Open Course about Wikipedia

2016-04-05 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Emeric, 2016-04-05 9:20 GMT+02:00 Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland : > This is very impressive. Many thanks to Wikimedia France for being a > pioneer. strong +1. Congratulations to Wikimedia France for this amazing project. Cristian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, 2016-03-11 15:58 GMT+01:00 Sydney Poore : > I agree with antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv that broader translation of WMF BoT > election pages is important. I agree. FWIW I havce asked in the WM-IT members mailing list if somebody can help with Italian translation. As a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate-selected Board seats update

2016-03-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 11/Mar/2016 11:50, "Gordon Joly" ha scritto: > Do Chapters have to ask their membership, or are they empowered to vote > without going back to the members? Practices vary widely. Some chapters discuss how to vote in their (annual) general assemblies and they finally

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-03-03 2:06 GMT+01:00 Pete Forsyth : > I heartily endorse what Asaf has said here, but I'd add one thing: > > When someone runs for the board, that introduces a standard that goes > beyond Assume Good Faith. Yes, but please also note the difference between "assume good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-03-03 1:20 GMT+01:00 Andreas Kolbe : > I think that top-level government interference in Wikipedia harms people in > the movement and its mission, especially if the government in question has > a less than stellar press freedom record. Yes, of course, but until you have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-03-03 0:15 GMT+01:00 Andreas Kolbe : > I don't know Susanna, and in fact until yesterday had never heard of her. > She may well be a delightful and charming person with a genuine enthusiasm > for open knowledge. There are after all many encyclopedic topics that have > no

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
Congrats Katy! C ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,

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

2016-02-18 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, 2016-02-18 11:44 GMT+01:00 Andrea Zanni : > Thanks Ido. > For what is worth, and in my personal capacity (I'm not affiliated with > Wikimedia Italia any more) I completely second your concern, > Discussions are ongoing from months now and BoT seems frozen in

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Looking for Wikipedians in the Balkans, Caucasus and Turkey for project with Osservatorio Balcani-Caucaso

2016-02-15 Thread Cristian Consonni
ward to hearing from you, Best regards, Davide Davide Denti Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - WiR ECPMF email: de...@balcanicaucaso.org skype: davide.denti On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Cristian Consonni <kikkocrist...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear Wikimedians, > > Wikimed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ethics of launching Wikidata, vs. ethics of WMF plans for Wikidata

2016-02-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Andreas, 2016-01-26 13:17 GMT+01:00 Andreas Kolbe : > In my opinion, Wikidata's CC-0 licence undermines that, because it allows > re-users to cut the chain between the end user and the data's original > source. If I understand, you are concerned about verifiability of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] Reliable sources list validation for StrepHit

2016-01-26 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-01-26 17:20 GMT+01:00 Marco Fossati : > 2. *third-party*, i.e., not created by users of Wikimedia projects? Or better, that are not derived from the contect of the Wikimedia projects, to avoid circular references and citogenesis[1]. C [1] https://xkcd.com/978/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Board-l] Fwd: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Dariusz, 2016-01-22 19:21 GMT+01:00 Dariusz Jemielniak : > we've been working on it, discussing, and introducing improvements. I > guess that replying here quicker, rather than preparing an elaborate > document may be more sensible, since you're asking, and we may be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-12 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-01-12 9:12 GMT+01:00 Pine W : > Pardon the skepticism, but as you may have heard, it seems that some > changes are need in WMF screening procedures, and this skepticism is > understandably affecting other new requisitions. > > In any case, welcome to the hurricane known

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
2016-01-06 2:01 GMT+01:00 Dariusz Jemielniak : > As Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board Governance Committee, I am happy > to introduce the two newest members of our Board of Trustees: Kelly Battles > and Arnnon Geshuri. I realize that my previous email was not the best

[Wikimedia-l] We need to talk about the WMF Board Pledge of personal commitment

2015-12-30 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi all, This discussion is somewhat inspired by what recently happened with WMF Board of Trustees[1]. Please note that I was to respect the request from the board (and James himself) to have some more time to review the situation before providing more details about the recent resolution. In some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-11-24 10:47 GMT+01:00 Andrea Zanni : > Use the centralnotice. [...] > A Wikipedian, a member of our community sentenced to death for believing in > our Mission and Vision is something extraordinary. I understand the caution > of setting a precedent, but I think

[Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikipedians in the Balkans, Caucasus and Turkey for project with Osservatorio Balcani-Caucaso

2015-11-01 Thread Cristian Consonni
Dear Wikimedians, Wikimedia Italia has started since this month a project with "Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso" (Balcan and Caucasus Observatory, ). Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso (OBC) is a research institute focused on South-East Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska

2015-10-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 06/Ott/2015 23:11, "Asaf Bartov" ha scritto: > > (As a courtesy for the possibly-confused: [[Republika Srpska > ]].) I have to say that it took me a while. Congrats to the new group! Cristian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Spain board

2015-10-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-10-04 23:25 GMT+02:00 Santiago Navarro : > President: Santiago Navarro > Vice-president: Jorge Sierra > Secretary: Luis Ulzurrun > Treasurer: Miguel Ángel García > Board member: David Abián > Board member: Diego Delso > Board member: Jesús Tramullas > Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Garfield, 2015-09-10 23:53 GMT+02:00 Garfield Byrd : > For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance, > administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work > closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2015-06-18 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-06-18 18:25 GMT+02:00 Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org: After three great years working at the foundation, the time has come to say goodbye. I will be leaving WMF at the end of June, to spend more time with my family, focus on personal art projects and consult part-time on worthy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-05-28 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-05-28 12:32 GMT+02:00 Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk: This is a very enlightening discussion, but it's painfully apparent that there is no input in this discussion from someone who is sight-impaired, or input from an organisation like RNIB

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-28 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-05-28 17:38 GMT+02:00 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com: This. in particular: It would be good if the WMF would *try to set a good example* by following the rules that it sets for others, itself. (as a clarification, I strong agree with Liam, especially in the point above). I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16

2015-05-28 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-05-28 11:42 GMT+02:00 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com: The WMF talks about eating your own dog food[2] in terms of engineering, but it would be good if something similar would take place in the annual planning too... Chapters are required to submit their annual plans to a two *month*

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group

2015-05-21 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 21/Mag/2015 20:10, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve ha scritto: Please, join us in welcoming the newest member of the wikifamily. Mabruk :-) Welcome and congrats! Cristian ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimédia France] Practical Guide for local groups

2015-05-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-05-11 12:46 GMT+02:00 Habib M'henni habib.mhe...@gmail.com: A big thank you! A very useful document. Merci Emeric, In Wikimedia Italia we want to implement a similar regional development plan and we will exploit your work and documentation. Cristian

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

2015-04-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-04-13 21:27 GMT+02:00 Pavel Richter m...@pavelrichter.de: Thank you, Q577729! [...] Q15903779 (ROFL, you are the cool kids in town ;-) ) Goodbye Erik, best of luck for your future endeavors. C ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Ask questions, give feedback on six annual plan grant proposals for the FDC!

2015-04-08 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Pine, 2015-04-08 8:34 GMT+02:00 Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com: I was referring to the qualifications, benefits and limitations of the different kinds of grant programs. The way that they're structured provides some ups and downs for affiliates when we have the option to choose among grant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-04 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Andreas, 2015-04-02 18:25 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com: On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: 2015-04-02 15:16 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com: As mentioned previously, what I have seen is recent additions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing: The Wikipedia Prize!

2015-04-03 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Brian, 2015-03-30 0:25 GMT+02:00 Brian reflect...@gmail.com: Although the initial goal of the Netflix Prize was to design a collaborative filtering algorithm, it became notorious when the data was used to de-anonymize Netflix users. Researchers proved that given just a user's movie ratings

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-04-02 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-04-02 15:16 GMT+02:00 Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com: I pointed out that Lohninger, AccessNow and EFF consider it obvious that there is such an effect. Not so obvious, in my opinion. The EFF says about Wikipedia zero that it is a laudable effort[1] even acknowledging that it may harm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-03-27 Thread Cristian Consonni
Welcome, Kourosh! Cristian ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-03-13 10:36 GMT+01:00 Edward Saperia edsape...@gmail.com: Education is apolitical. I beg to differ. Me too. «Growing up, you know, I slowly had this process realizing that all the things around me that people had told me were just the natural way of things were, or the way things would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
Dear Viswa, I am sorry for this loss that the Malayalam is experiencing. Please transmit my condoleances to his family and friends if you have the occasion to do so. 2015-03-05 16:07 GMT+01:00 ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com: Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediameta-l] Bye

2015-02-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-02-24 14:55 GMT+01:00 Nathan nawr...@gmail.com: On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM, John Mark Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Which email ? the crowdfunding email? Austin, do the list admins have another perspective to justify their action? [...] I'd like the answer to this question

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediameta-l] Bye

2015-02-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-02-24 15:52 GMT+01:00 Lane Rasberry l...@bluerasberry.com: On English Wikipedia I have met with resistance in documenting crowdfunding projects. I would like clarity on the extent to which the Wikimedia community feels that it is acceptable to discuss crowdfunding in Wikimedia community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-01-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 25/Gen/2015 12:18 Martin Kraft martin.kr...@gmx.de ha scritto: Did I miss some aspect? Is there a point in converting something visual into something visual? I have been told that people born deaf find more easy to read things in sign language. I imagine it like the difference between reading

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-01-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 24/Gen/2015 23:21 James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com ha scritto: While human read articles are great they quickly become out of date and are available for only a fraction of our articles. Why don't we have a Listen button beside our read button that when clicked will read the article for the

[Wikimedia-l] EU copyright rules are maladapted to the increase of cross-border cultural exchange on the web

2015-01-21 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, Julia Reda, a MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for the German Pirate Party has released a report[1] regarding copyright in the EU and demanding an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU copyright[2]. A shorter version with the most important points is the press release: [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF has lost its path

2015-01-20 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-01-20 14:03 GMT+01:00 Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl: transparency does not always have to mean full public access to information (in the cases described by Philippe clearly TMI may be e.g. involving the community and the foundation in lengthy legal disputes, or endanger a discussed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF has lost its path

2015-01-20 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-01-20 14:23 GMT+01:00 Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com: It's worth pointing out that the Board *are* responsible, even if they aren't involved in the actual decision-making - as they are ultimately responsible for everything WMF does. Yes, I am aware of that. What I was advocating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most obnoxious banner yet

2015-01-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-01-12 13:25 GMT+01:00 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com: With that busiest time of year now over, but with all the discussions still fresh in our mind, I was hoping that the Fundraising team or Executive would have the time to respond to the various concerns that were raised here (and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please report to Google [was Re: Warning: Wikimedia-l Google Group]

2015-01-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-01-10 10:56 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org: This sounds silly, but somehow it seems quite hard to unsubscribe from this group, if you have multiple google accounts (google thinks you're trying to unsubscribe with an account that is not subscribed etc). (sorry for the maybe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands; informing the donors

2014-12-07 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-12-07 11:23 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org: Minor correction: this system in the Netherlands works the other way around: donors can get back a part of their donation through their tax reduction - it is not that the charity gets a bonus. Interestingly, the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands; informing the donors

2014-12-07 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 07/Dic/2014 13:12 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com ha scritto: This is something we can easily provide and also when the WMF does not quality as an organisation that is intended for the public good who is. I don't understand this sentence, can you please rephrase? C

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL General Assembly meeting and Board Elections

2014-12-02 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 02/Dic/2014 09:14 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel it...@wikimedia.org.il ha scritto: Dear all, This last Monday, 1.12.14, Wikimedia Israel (WMIL) held a general assembly meeting, during which the members held the elections for members of the Board of WMIL. The results of the elections are as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-25 12:05 GMT+01:00 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu: Despite the little to zero initial experience of its members, all-volunteer setup and the ever changing circumstances (global goals, focus points, etc.) and how in general awful it sounds if you say it out lout that an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-25 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-25 13:49 GMT+01:00 Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com: Basically if WMF is asking to find external funds to reduce the risk, the consequence is that WMF is also declaring to would be a stakeholder with less importance and less impact in the decision of the strategy of the chapter.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-24 11:28 GMT+01:00 Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com: If you evaluate the ability to do projects, and not to find funds, the current measures are inconsistent. Please note that the ability to raise funds isn't (and wasn't) under evaluation. As it has already being said fundraising

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-24 14:04 GMT+01:00 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com: Then why did the nl.wikimedia chapter not get the funding they asked for? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_portal/FDC_recommendations/2014-2015_round1#Wikimedia_Nederland If you want my personal take on it, I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, apologies for the lengthy answer. 2014-11-23 8:27 GMT+01:00 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com: I have a few questions, observations. When I read the arguments for cutting the request of the German chapter, I get the impression that the Germans are punished. Can you please

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-23 13:50 GMT+01:00 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com: Finally, I see hostility towards attempts at technological decentralisation (e.g. Kiwix). But here I hope I'm mistaken. You are: «Wikimedia CH has been very successful in offline activities/Kiwix, and is effectively developing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC funds allocation recommendation is up

2014-11-23 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-11-23 14:52 GMT+01:00 Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl: I am no certain that we could (or should) account for every 10% cut by apportioning it to something (10% because of governance, 10% because of lack of clarify of proposal, etc.). But of course this is not necessarily what you're

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Algeria Wikimedians User Group

2014-11-04 Thread Cristian Consonni
Congratulazioni! Benvenuti! Cristian ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-22 15:57 GMT+02:00 Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com: Dear Andy: our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional actress. http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA Wikimedia Italia has produced, between 2010 and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-22 16:51 GMT+02:00 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com: Wikimedia Italia has produced, between 2010 and 2012, these four short videos about Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource and Wikiquote called WikiGuide(s) (slightly OT) You may be also interested in knowing that WM-IT recently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-21 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-21 3:40 GMT+02:00 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org: Neither I nor WMF are trying to exert undue control over this process; rather, I am moving this forward in good faith and relying on other people to be equally bold in editing (or reverting!) anything I've stated there. Looking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi James, first of all, congrats for proving this to be possible. As it has already been said it is an achievement nothing short of great. 2014-10-04 15:47 GMT+02:00 James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com: I agree all Wikipedia articles are sort of peer reviewed. When I speak about GA/FA I refer to it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-30 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-09-29 23:37 GMT+02:00 Risker risker...@gmail.com: On 29 September 2014 16:32, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: [...] (for the lazy ones: «[Damon] spent six years at the Mozilla Corporation, where he grew a small team of 27 people to a team of more than 600 open source

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-29 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-09-29 20:41 GMT+02:00 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com: Lila Tretikov, 29/09/2014 19:38: We are excited to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation now has a Vice President of Engineering. Damon Sicore will be filling this vital role. Nice to see this long story reach an end.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Azerbaijani Wikimedians User Group

2014-09-19 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-09-19 16:40 GMT+02:00 Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve: Dear all, I am pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Azerbaijani Wikimedians [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2]. They are a group of very enthusiastic wikimedians interested in expanding the access

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Lighter Side of the Movement

2014-09-17 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 17/Set/2014 09:50 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com ha scritto: The place that you are searching for exists. It is called Uncyclopedia: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page But please note that Unencyclopedia is not a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. C

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Compare person data

2014-08-19 Thread Cristian Consonni
Il 19/ago/2014 09:38 Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com ha scritto: Hoi, Amir has created functionality that compares data from en.wp de.wp and it.wp. It is data about humans and it only shows differences where they exist. It compares those four Wikipedias with information in Wikidata.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Compare person data

2014-08-19 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi Amir, 2014-08-19 10:38 GMT+02:00 Amir Ladsgroup ladsgr...@gmail.com: It's three now but the way I designed, it's very easy to extend. Thanks for this report. I am amazed that over the hundreds of thousands of Wikipedia biographies[*] it seems that we have only 38 inconsistencies. Am I

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