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

2016-02-28 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 28.02.2016 15:53, Brion Vibber wrote: > 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 >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message from Arnnon Geshuri to the Wikimedia Community

2016-01-27 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 26.01.2016 21:54, Fæ wrote: > Press coverage like the BBC's this evening which leads with Jimmy > Wales' face, have damaged the WMF's reputation and our projects that > rely on "Wikimedia" remaining a trusted name.[1][2] Published today on numerama.com, top digital news web site (2 millions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Beyond the Board (was: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google)

2016-01-12 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Thank you Milos for pointing here what seems to me the most fundamental flaw of our current organisation. The WMF as organisation was created to bring stability and assure that the daily business is done: keep the platform online, deal with legal cases and keep a positive financial balance. This

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

2015-12-29 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Dear Patricio, Dear Board members On 29.12.2015 00:29, Patricio Lorente wrote: > Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees voted to remove one of the > Trustees, Dr. James Heilman, from the Board. His term ended effective > immediately. This is not how a democratic system works. James'

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-24 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 24.11.2015 08:22, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > We need to do much better than this. This is a Wikipedian. It is a notable > person in his own right and we sit on our hands? Yes. The movement needs to free resources quickly to campaign efficiently on this. Emmanuel -- Kiwix - Wikipedia Offline &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 08.09.2015 20:37, Leinonen Teemu wrote: > On 8.9.2015, at 20.04, Keegan Peterzell wrote: >> However, before we get all excited with plans, it might be important for >> someone who is interested to contact the project lead and see if >> internet-in-a-box is even still

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 08.09.2015 21:47, Tito Dutta wrote: >> If so, perhaps it is worth co-ordinating with some disaster >> relief NGOs such as MSF, Red Cross and Oxfam? This is the point. Concerning offline, the technology works. The problem is definitively the lack of advertisement/awareness/coordination with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-08 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 08.09.2015 11:52, Stevie Benton wrote: I think in some situations Kiwix can be a really good option. This might be one of them. Yes, this has already been done a few times in the past with Kiwix-plug, a small device you just need to plug and you get a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A Listen Button

2015-01-26 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 24.01.2015 23:21, James Heilman wrote: 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 person in question?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Offline-l] Bug day: Book tool/Collection/PDF, 2014-10-08, 14–22 UTC

2014-10-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 09.10.2014 00:35, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: And it's over! We reached our immediate goal, closing all the lost PediaPress tickets (80 before the bug day); and about 40 new bugzilla reports were filed, including some tricky ones about language support.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-17 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 17.06.2014 17:26, George William Herbert wrote: We need an Uncommons, where the strict open license / PD rules are abandoned and we accept images as long as their fair use can be established. And don't delete unless that fair use is credibly questioned. Conflating and comingling our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Documentation of the Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-04-16 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
On 15.04.2014 19:12, Cornelius Kibelka wrote: on behalf of the Documentation Team of the Wikimedia Conference 2014 I'm happy to announce that we published all the minutes and photos of all sessions, as far as they were available and ready. Check them out on https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] extend mediawiki software to allow append a group, and COI to an edit

2014-02-23 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
I don't know if this is a broadly shared opinion, but like Rupert, I think this is too difficult to step-in as an organisation. This is in particular true if you want to do it on an international/multi-language level. GLAMs, which are the organisations we want to treasure, are impacted among

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

2014-01-17 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 16/01/2014 20:13, geni a écrit : On 16 January 2014 13:02, Emmanuel Engelhart kel...@kiwix.org wrote: Dirac, a free codec developed by the BBC, seems to be a good solution. Do people have some experiences with Dirac? No. BBC managed to get it working dedicated machines a few years back

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

2014-01-16 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 16/01/2014 12:54, Manuel Schneider a écrit : The reason this idea was dismissed is the core of this RfC: patent trolling etc. on H.264 codecs etc. which we would need to allow as raw material. We have now a pretty good support of TIFF for pictures and FLAC for audio streams; but there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Basic income Wikimedians

2014-01-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 09/01/2014 10:59, Seb35 a écrit : For a TL;DR about the concept, the idea of an (unconditionnal) basic income is to give each citizen of a country a sum of money in order to fullfill their basic needs: lodging, eat, be healthy. To give an idea of the amount, one hears often 800-1000 € in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Basic income Wikimedians

2014-01-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 09/01/2014 13:36, Fæ a écrit : ​The WMF has recently clarified that they frown upon paid editing. Presumably offering basic wage for people to edit Wikipedia is still paid editing? The answer is no, because the basic income is *unconditional*. This is an income, not at wage. Definition

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Basic income Wikimedians

2014-01-09 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 09/01/2014 20:50, Balázs Viczián a écrit : I like such proposals (sarcasm). where do you get the money from, what you wish to distribute? In general free money - less people will work (why to work if I still get money? - see the masses living on unemployment benefits - libre time :) )

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 11 wiki

2013-11-21 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 21/11/2013 04:26, Erik Moeller a écrit : On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Tim Starling tstarl...@wikimedia.org wrote: Sure, but you can't undo it, once it is done. Maybe it was stupid to take on this responsibility, but deleting the site is not an ethical way to rectify the mistake. If

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-02 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 02/11/2013 00:51, Tomasz Finc a écrit : Does anyone know if I can have echo notify me when a new upload by a particular users occurs? Effectively I'd like to a notification and/or stream of users I've followed on Commons so that I can then take those images and use them on articles. If not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-08-31 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 31/08/2013 07:17, Erik Moeller a écrit : We can, of course, ask users in the affected countries. Given that this may lead to degradation or loss of access, users are likely to be opposed, and indeed, when plans to expand HTTPS usage were announced, a group of Chinese Wikipedians published

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet.org and Wikipedia Zero ?

2013-08-23 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
I'm maybe too pessimistic, but I would be really surprised if this project, at any time, really helps to provide an access (neutral) to the Internet. More probable: They will try to give a free/cheap access to a set of their online services and so one do the same like AOL or MSN have tried to do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet.org and Wikipedia Zero ?

2013-08-23 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 23/08/2013 10:59, Kul Wadhwa a écrit : I have my concerns as well so we're watching how things unfold for now. Perhaps to add to Teemu's question (If I could be so bold) how would internet.org need to evolve to make it worth our time and effort to be involved? If what I fear becomes real,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-19 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Dear Jane Le 19/06/2013 10:37, Jane Darnell a écrit : The problem with static offline versions of Wikipedia is that it doesn't allow any interaction at all, so you are virtually cutting off the ability of the reader to become an editor. I am sure many people will feel that prisoners probably

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-19 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 19/06/2013 15:23, JP Béland a écrit : Perhaps there is a better channel to discuss that, but why Kiwix is only Wikipedia especially since the French Wiktionary is one of the most developed? Lack of time :( On the agenda :) Emmanuel -- Kiwix - Wikipedia Offline more * Web:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2013-01-06 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 07/01/2013 06:17, Tim Starling a écrit : On 24/12/12 20:23, Anonymous User wrote: I don't know how much effort each of these two measures would be. If you'd ask me, I would suggest to be very serious, but we are not under a deadline (the situation has been like this for more than a year

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Argentina Monthly Report, December 2012

2013-01-05 Thread Emmanuel Engelhart
Le 05/01/2013 05:03, Osmar Valdebenito a écrit : == «Wikipedia in the classroom» in Guarani language == On mid-December, Wikimedia Argentina published the first edition of its booklet “Wikipedia in the classroom” in an indigenous language, like Guarani. “Vikipetã mbo’eha kotýpe” is also the