Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Clinic #006 digest posted; #007 taking place

2020-08-05 Thread James Heilman
Thanks for these clinics. An amazing initiative.

J

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:05 AM Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> I have posted the digest for Wikimedia Clinic #006, which was held in
> Spanish.[1]  An English version of the digest is also available[2], to
> allow non-Spanish speakers to benefit from the summary too.  I encourage
> those of you interested in hearing some voices from our Spanish- (and
> Catalan-) speaking communities to read the digest.
>
> In a few hours, at 17:30 (5:30pm) UTC, we will be having Wikimedia Clinic
> #007, at this link[3].  The call today would have a demonstration by Amir
> Sarabadani of a new tool for gathering statistics about media usage, but
> will as always also welcome whatever Wikimedia-related topics attendees
> want to bring on.
>
> PLEASE NOTE: experimentally, this call will take place using Jitsi.
> Desktop/laptop computers can connect directly via the link[3] but if you
> want to connect using a mobile device (phone or tablet) you will need to
> download the Jitsi app[4] first and use that to connect via the link[3].
>
>A.
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics/006
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics/006/en
> [3] https://meet.wmcloud.org/WikimediaClinic007
> [4] https://jitsi.org/downloads/
>
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
>
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
>
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[Wikimedia-l] 2019 Report of Wikimedia Medicine

2020-07-27 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

Here is the annual report for Wikimedia Medicine for 2019

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMMED/Reports/2019

If people have questions let me know.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-07-11 Thread James Heilman
Yes one of the stronger reasons to reject all use of the NC license is that
it increases incentives for other organizations to actually adopt open
licenses. I simply wish that such a position would convince more
organizations. WHO has repeatedly told me that we, as a non-profit, are
already free to use their work and if we chose not to, that is on us.

James

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 6:19 PM Erik Moeller  wrote:

> Hi James :)
>
> (This is my last reply for today, given the recommended posting limit
> on this list.)
>
> > We all agree that NC licenses are exceedingly poor due to the reasons
> > listed, yet we leave a lot of useful content (such as Khan academy
> videos)
> > less accessible to our readers because we disallow any such use.
>
> I completely agree. I'm wondering if efforts have been made at the WMF
> or chapter level to partner with these organizations on new
> initiatives, where a more permissive license could be used? This could
> perhaps help to introduce CC-BY-SA/CC-BY to orgs like Khan Academy,
> and help lay the groundwork for potentially changing their default
> license.
>
> > This is a balance between pragmatism and idealism.
>
> I disagree with your framing here. There are many pragmatic reasons to
> want to build a knowledge commons with uniform expectations for how it
> can be built upon and re-used. It's also pragmatic to be careful about
> altering the incentive structure for contributors. Right now,
> Wikimedia Commons hosts millions of contributions under permissive
> licenses. How many of those folks would have chosen an "exceedingly
> poor" (your words) option like NC, if that was available? And if a
> nonfree carve-out is limited to organizations like Khan Academy, how
> is such a carve-out fair and equitable to contributors who have, in
> some cases, given up potential commercial revenue to contribute to
> Wikimedia projects?
>
> If a license is "exceedingly poor" and harmful to the goals of the
> free culture movement, incorporating more information under such terms
> strikes me as neither idealistic nor pragmatic -- it would just be
> short-sighted.
>
> Warmly,
> Erik
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-07-11 Thread James Heilman
We all agree that NC licenses are exceedingly poor due to the reasons
listed, yet we leave a lot of useful content (such as Khan academy videos)
less accessible to our readers because we disallow any such use. Fair use
has the same issues, in that fair use is decided on a cases by case basis.
And I would argue that allowing fair use on EN WP brings a lot less benefit
to our users than would allowing NC videos or images.

This is a balance between pragmatism and idealism. We IMO should not let
striving for perfection prevent us from taking steps towards becoming more
useful. Do the majority of our users care if the videos we contain are only
fully openly licensed, would they be upset to see CC BY SA NC videos? I
doubt it, and for the small minority that do we just need to clearly mark
things.

I and others have tried for over 10 years to convince both Khan and the
World Health Organization to adopt open licenses. They have decided to
stick to using NC.
James

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 4:52 PM Kat Walsh  wrote:

> This was brought up during the 4.0 drafting process, but it was
> ultimately rejected:
>
>
> https://creativecommons.org/2012/08/29/ongoing-discussions-noncommercial-and-noderivatives/
>
> We also proposed renaming NC to "Commercial Rights Reserved" to make
> it clearer what NC does, but that too had insufficient support.
>
> https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/cc-community/2012-December/008087.html
>
> I'm not sure what the current attitudes are at CC but I think it's no
> more likely than before.
>
> -Kat
>
> > Is there any way we could convince CC to deprecate the useless -NC
> licenses?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> > > On 11 Jul 2020, at 22:59, Erik Moeller  wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi folks,
> > >
> > > Pete Forsyth wrote a new essay on the ambiguities of the NonCommercial
> > > ("non-commercial use only") provision in Creative Commons licenses,
> > > which I wanted to share in case it's helpful for folks making the case
> > > against using NC to cultural institutions or others (or in the
> > > occasionally resurgent debate to permit NC within Wikimedia):
> > >
> > >
> https://freedomdefined.org/The_non-commercial_provision_obfuscates_intent
> > >
> > > It argues that NC is so ambiguous in its defining restriction that it
> > > almost defeats the point of attaching a CC license at all. I feel this
> > > complements the longer (dated!) essay at
> > > https://freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC nicely.
> > >
> > > Warmly,
> > >
> > > Erik
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission - minor request for consistency in the name

2020-06-17 Thread James Heilman
Sounds perfectly reasonable in my opinion. Have started discussion here

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ombudsman_commission

J

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM Fæ  wrote:

> Dear WMF Board members,
>
> The Ombuds Commission acts on your behalf as part of the movements
> governance processes and it is, therefore, the WMF board that
> authorizes Ombuds policies. The Wikimedia project systems and policies
> for the commission were established many years ago with rare
> amendments since, and are not harmonized on the use of the word
> "ombuds". For example, though the email contact group uses "ombuds",
> the detailed policy page on Meta uses "ombudsman" and refers to
> members of the group as "ombudsmen". As a gender-neutral form is in
> common International English and American English usage and is already
> used in some places and not others, can the WMF board agree that the
> gender-neutral term is desirable in line with the goals of the
> Wikimedia Foundation strategy and should be applied systematically?
>
> With your agreement, this would then harmonize in the names of email
> groups, the group name configured into the system on Meta and the
> wording of policies, and help avoid an accidental bias towards
> identifying ombuds members as men. As this is a question of
> harmonization, rather than a change in process, policy or scope, this
> is a style issue rather than a change that required a resolution or a
> community RfC.
>
> For those unaware, the Ombuds Commission "investigates complaints
> about infringements of the Privacy Policy, the Access to nonpublic
> personal data policy, the CheckUser policy and the oversight policy on
> any Wikimedia project for the Board of Trustees. They also investigate
> for the Board the compliance of local CheckUser or Oversight policies
> or guidelines with the global CheckUser and Oversight policies."[1]
>
> Links:
> 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman_commission
> 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:GlobalUsers/ombudsman
>
> Thanks,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-06-14 Thread James Heilman
Further details are forthcoming from WMF staff.

J

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 1:42 PM James Heilman  wrote:

> Was discussed here
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Iteration_1/Revenue_Streams/1
>
> and
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Iteration_1/Revenue_Streams/1
>
> James
>
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 1:37 PM Yair Rand  wrote:
>
>> The strategy recommendations include the text: "Explore fees or
>> sustainability models for enterprise-scale commercial reusers, taking care
>> to avoid revenue dependencies or other undue external influence in product
>> design and development. / Develop appropriate safeguards to ensure
>> continued free, unrestricted access for non-commercial, research, and
>> small
>> to moderate commercial use." Earlier versions elaborate somewhat, and
>> there
>> were considerable reservations expressed about the idea during the
>> process.
>>
>> It is quite concerning.
>>
>> -- Yair Rand
>>
>> ‫בתאריך יום א׳, 14 ביוני 2020 ב-14:33 מאת ‪Amir Sarabadani‬‏ <‪
>> ladsgr...@gmail.com‬‏>:‬
>>
>> > Hello,
>> > Today I stumbled upon this public phabricator ticket [1] created by
>> someone
>> > from WMF starting with:
>> > "My team is creating bi-weekly HTML Dumps for all of the wikis, except
>> for
>> > wikidata as part of the paid API project."
>> >
>> > I have so many questions:
>> >  - What is the "paid API" project? Are we planning to make money out of
>> our
>> > API? Now are we selling our dumps?
>> >  - If so, why is this not communicated before? Why are we kept in the
>> dark?
>> >  - Does the board know and approve it?
>> >  - How is this going to align with our core values like openness and
>> > transparency?
>> >  - The ticket implicitly says these are going to be stored on AWS ("S3
>> > bucket"). Is this thought through? Specially the ethical problems of
>> > feeding Jeff Bezos' empire? (If you have seen this episode of Hasan
>> > Minhaj's on ethical issues of using AWS [2]). Why can't we do/host this
>> on
>> > Wikimedia infrastructure? Has this been evaluated?
>> >  - Why is the community not consulted about this?
>> >
>> > Maybe I missed announcements, consultations or anything, forgive me for
>> my
>> > ignorance. Any pointers is enough. I also understand diversifying our
>> > revenue is a good tool for rainy days but a consultation with the
>> community
>> > wouldn't be too bad.
>> >
>> > [1]: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T254275
>> > [2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5maXvZ5fyQY
>> >
>> > Best
>> > --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid API?

2020-06-14 Thread James Heilman
Was discussed here

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Iteration_1/Revenue_Streams/1

and

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Iteration_1/Revenue_Streams/1

James

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 1:37 PM Yair Rand  wrote:

> The strategy recommendations include the text: "Explore fees or
> sustainability models for enterprise-scale commercial reusers, taking care
> to avoid revenue dependencies or other undue external influence in product
> design and development. / Develop appropriate safeguards to ensure
> continued free, unrestricted access for non-commercial, research, and small
> to moderate commercial use." Earlier versions elaborate somewhat, and there
> were considerable reservations expressed about the idea during the process.
>
> It is quite concerning.
>
> -- Yair Rand
>
> ‫בתאריך יום א׳, 14 ביוני 2020 ב-14:33 מאת ‪Amir Sarabadani‬‏ <‪
> ladsgr...@gmail.com‬‏>:‬
>
> > Hello,
> > Today I stumbled upon this public phabricator ticket [1] created by
> someone
> > from WMF starting with:
> > "My team is creating bi-weekly HTML Dumps for all of the wikis, except
> for
> > wikidata as part of the paid API project."
> >
> > I have so many questions:
> >  - What is the "paid API" project? Are we planning to make money out of
> our
> > API? Now are we selling our dumps?
> >  - If so, why is this not communicated before? Why are we kept in the
> dark?
> >  - Does the board know and approve it?
> >  - How is this going to align with our core values like openness and
> > transparency?
> >  - The ticket implicitly says these are going to be stored on AWS ("S3
> > bucket"). Is this thought through? Specially the ethical problems of
> > feeding Jeff Bezos' empire? (If you have seen this episode of Hasan
> > Minhaj's on ethical issues of using AWS [2]). Why can't we do/host this
> on
> > Wikimedia infrastructure? Has this been evaluated?
> >  - Why is the community not consulted about this?
> >
> > Maybe I missed announcements, consultations or anything, forgive me for
> my
> > ignorance. Any pointers is enough. I also understand diversifying our
> > revenue is a good tool for rainy days but a consultation with the
> community
> > wouldn't be too bad.
> >
> > [1]: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T254275
> > [2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5maXvZ5fyQY
> >
> > Best
> > --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Comment Open on U.S. Open Access Policy

2020-04-20 Thread James Heilman
gt; scholarly publications, and news stories referenced in an article.
> > > > >
> > > > > A recently released dataset of all citations with identifiers in
> > > > Wikipedia
> > > > > found that less than half of the official versions of scholarly
> > > > > publications cited with an identifier in Wikipedia are freely
> > available
> > > > on
> > > > > the web. This chasm of for editors and for readers is a tragedy of
> > > public
> > > > > education and digital literacy.
> > > > >
> > > > > Just look at the most recent global catastrophe with Coronavirus.
> By
> > > > April
> > > > > 2020 the main articles on COVID-19 had received 50 million views.
> > > > > Wikipedia's medical content--made up of more than 155,000 articles
> > and
> > > 1
> > > > > billion bytes of text across more than 255 languages--has been
> ranked
> > > as
> > > > > one of the top-3 most viewed sources for medical information on the
> > > > entire
> > > > > internet.
> > > > >
> > > > > References are essential to the public's trust in Wikipedia.
> Indeed,
> > > > > Wikipedia's medical content is supported by 757,855 references in
> > > English
> > > > > and 1,596,528 in other languages, for a total of 2,354,383 across
> all
> > > > > languages. In English 168,985 have a PMID while 261,850 do in other
> > > > > languages. This means at least 430,835 references are journal
> > articles.
> > > > >
> > > > > What happens when those journal articles lie behind a paywall? The
> > > public
> > > > > suffers from a dearth of good information to make decisions about
> > their
> > > > > lives as independent citizens and members of a global community.
> > > > >
> > > > > As founder of The Wikipedia Library, I arranged partnerships with
> > > dozens
> > > > of
> > > > > leading scholarly journals, to give Wikipedia editors free access
> to
> > > > their
> > > > > reliable content and so they would be able to do effective and
> > rigorous
> > > > > research. This time-intensive process took 6 years to amass access
> to
> > > > only
> > > > > 1/5th of the most highly regarded academic publications. Frankly,
> > > > Wikipedia
> > > > > editors--volunteers who selflessly give of their intelligence and
> > > passion
> > > > > to educate--should not have to beg and borrow to access
> > publicly-funded
> > > > > research. Readers should not hit paywalls when they are seeking
> > > > > citizen-supported knowledge.
> > > > >
> > > > > I implore you to make the bold but entirely reasonable decision and
> > > > ensure
> > > > > that taxpayers have access to the vital scientific and scholarly
> > > studies
> > > > > that they themselves fund. This is not only sensible, it is
> essential
> > > to
> > > > > civic health, societal progress, and human flourishing.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Sincerely,
> > > > > Jake Orlowitz
> > > > > Founder of The Wikipedia Library
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ---
> > > > >
> > > > > "Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and
> Code
> > > > > Resulting From Federally Funded Research"
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/19/2020-03189/request-for-information-public-access-to-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications-data-and-code
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject COVID-19 (English Wikipedia) is started

2020-03-15 Thread James Heilman
Because I was on a cell phone rather than my computer. But yes lets take it
elsewhere.

James

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 4:08 PM Paulo Santos Perneta <
paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The thread was about COVID-19, not about "COVID", so no idea really why Doc
> James replied talking about something else. But I don't want to go on with
> that subject, at Pine's request. What I wanted to say about it, I've
> already said.
>
> Thanks,
> Paulo
>
> Andy Mabbett  escreveu no dia domingo,
> 15/03/2020 à(s) 22:01:
>
> > On Sun, 15 Mar 2020 at 21:07, Paulo Santos Perneta
> >  wrote:
> >
> > >> Covid is an abreviaton for coronavirus disease.
> >
> > > No, it's an abbreviation for *Coronavirus Disease 2019* [1]
> >
> > That would make "COVID-19" mean "Coronavirus Disease 2019-19".
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject COVID-19 (English Wikipedia) is started

2020-03-15 Thread James Heilman
Covid is an abreviaton for coronavirus disease.

J

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020, 14:56 Paulo Santos Perneta 
wrote:

> Congratulations for the new project.
>
> Possibly you could start by moving the "coronavirus" pandemic articles at
> wiki.en to the proper name of the disease, COVID-19.
> No idea why the English Wikipedia insists naming this disease with the name
> of a group of virus that causes a number of other different diseases,
> instead of the WHO recognized name, providing misleading information and
> opening fertile ground to all kind of fake news and disinformation selling
> stuff for other coronavirus diseases as if it was COVID-19.
> Even worst, it's contaminating other projects, like Wikidata and Wikimedia
> Commons, with teams of wiki.en editors going there to revert anyone that
> dares to move the disease to its proper name.
>
> Please help fix this, providing accurate information, specially at a
> situation like this, is at the core of Wikipedia mission.
>
> Best,
> Paulo
>
> Tito Dutta  escreveu no dia domingo, 15/03/2020 à(s)
> 19:47:
>
> > Please read the noticeboard/talk page link as:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_COVID-19. It
> > looks
> > like I had another noticeboard open at that time. Apologies for the wrong
> > link in the last post.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Tito Dutta
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 at 01:15, Tito Dutta  wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > > A few Wikipedians on English Wikipedia have decided to start a
> > WikiProject
> > > on COVID-19 on English Wikipedia to work more systematically and
> > > collaboratively on the subject. The WikiProject is started by
> > > [[User:Another Believer]] on 15 March, and very quickly got ~20
> > > participants and several discussions started on the talk page.
> > > Please have a look at WikiProject:
> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_COVID-19
> > > Questions or comments or suggestions at:
> > >
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Tito Dutta
> > > [[User:Titodutta]]
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-12 Thread James Heilman
Agree 100% with Risker. Now is not the time to be taking risk. I would be
much happier if a year from now we looked back and said we overreacted than
if we looked back to realize we did not react enough.

James

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 8:27 AM Rebecca O'Neill 
wrote:

> The Irish government have closed all schools, childcare facilities,
> colleges, universities and other public institutions until 29 March. The
> current advice is not to have any gatherings of 100 people, but everyone I
> had planned events with for the next month has decided to cancel/postpone
> even at a much smaller scale.
>
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 at 10:55, Dariusz Jemielniak 
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Risker,
> >
> > Many thanks for sharing - I know you're a professional in the field. This
> > is pretty much what we're doing as the WMF, and the affiliates surely can
> > follow suit.
> >
> > All universities I'm currently affiliated with (Harvard, MIT, Kozminski)
> > cancelled all classes and move to virtual meetings only, too.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > DJ "pundit"
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 00:54 Risker  wrote:
> >
> > > Regardless of what platforms people might want to use for virtual
> > meetings,
> > > it is my personal opinion that all movement organizations, groups
> (formal
> > > and informal) and the WMF itself immediately stop meeting in person.
> For
> > > the movement entities that have offices, work-from-home should be the
> > > standard (as it has been for the WMF for almost a week).  Edit-a-thons
> > and
> > > similar meet-ups should be cancelled for the foreseeable future.  The
> > broad
> > > movement has spent a lot of time talking about the safety and security
> of
> > > its communities, and this level of social distancing at this time is
> > > probably the best way to demonstrate that we really mean what we say.
> > > #CancelEverything is not just a cute hashtag - it's really serious, and
> > our
> > > movement can be leaders in showing how it is done.
> > >
> > > I'm speaking from my own experience (having worked in a hospital with
> > SARS
> > > patients and having participated in the development of pandemic plans
> for
> > > hospitals), so perhaps my perspective is different from other people's.
> > But
> > > given there's very little downside to this proposal, there's no reason
> > not
> > > to take these steps, at least for a few months while the world has a
> > better
> > > sense of how this will all play out.
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread James Heilman
I have been asking WHO to release COVID19 content (specially videos) under
open licenses since since Feb 2020.

I have spoke with Aleksandra Kuzmanovic who has been involved in their
collaboration with Facebook and Twitter etc.

They say maybe. But despite a bunch of follow up emails have not seemed too
keen. It is really a lost opportunity for both of us :-(

James

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <
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>  Some of us sent an email when it was (only apparently) less serious but
> we got no reply, as far as I know. It was sent by the UG of Washington DC
> and I contacted WMCH doing that, because they might reach their central
> office quickly in Geneva if necessary.
> Changing some licenses was one of the things I hoped to discuss, but in
> general we knew it was already serious and we were trying to gain some time.
>
> In the end, WHO changed their attitude only after the last week-end,
> probably because people started finally to be worried in the USA, but the
> pandemia should have been declared weeks ago or at least last week, IMHO,
> when also the data of another "not small" country, that is Spain, started
> to be quite out of control (if Italy was already not enough after China,
> Iran and South Korea).
>
> They seem to have taken more slowly than necessary. Let's hope they
> finally reach out.
>
> Regards.
> Alessandro
>
> Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 16:29:34 CET, Andy Mabbett <
> a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> ha scritto:
>
>  WHO have a great video on COVID-19 ("Coronavius"):
>
>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1APwq1df6Mw
>
> Now would be a good time for the WMF, local chapters, other
> affiliates, and individual, to publicly call on them to open licence
> such material, as I have done, here:
>
>   https://twitter.com/pigsonthewing/status/1238124060145483777
>
> [much of their published material is under NC restrictions -
> https://www.who.int/publishing/copyright/en/ ]
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2020 Wikimania Scholarships now open

2020-03-09 Thread James Heilman
r been to a
> > > > Wikimania
> > > > > to broaden their support networks.
> > > > >
> > > > > As you apply please agree to share your details with the local
> > > affiliate
> > > > > should they also have scholarships available. When answering
> > questions
> > > if
> > > > > you have urls to reports, dashboards, and events reports please
> > provide
> > > > > them. Rather than writing lots of words again have your past
> > recordings
> > > > > speak.
> > > > >
> > > > > On behalf of ESEAP community, and the Scholarship committee we look
> > > > forward
> > > > > to seeing you in Bangkok in August.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Gnangarra
> > > > > Wikimania Scholarship committee Co-chair
> > > > >
> > > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > > Wikimania Bangkok 2020
> > > > > August 5 to 9
> > > > > hosted by ESEAP
> > > > >
> > > > > Wikimania: https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gnangarra
> > > > > Noongarpedia:
> https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
> > > > > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Tool from Community Tech: Who Wrote That?

2020-01-25 Thread James Heilman
Would also be nice if it worked on references, external links / urls, and
policy pages. Not sure what would be required to add that capability?

James

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 12:07 AM  wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM Diane Ranville <
> dranville-...@wikimedia.org>
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>
> > This is great. But it looks like it's only available on EN:WP?
> >
>
> As the extension provides just a way to display the data provided by the
> WikiWho service [1], which supports just five sites (enwiki, dewiki,
> euwiki, trwiki, eswiki), this extension supports only those sites as well.
> Pity.
>
> -- [[ cs:User:Mormegil | Petr Kadlec ]]
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development first newsletter

2020-01-02 Thread James Heilman
Our World in Data has some amazing SDG interactive graphs under an open
license

https://sdg-tracker.org/

Would be great to integrate these into Wikipedia. We have some half working
tools that I describe here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Doc_James/OurWorld

 Still lots of work required from a technical perspective. Am hoping to
find someone to do a mass upload of the underlying data to Commons.

James

On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 8:13 AM Jan Ainali  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Welcome to the first of the newsletters from Wikimedians for Sustainable
> Development, covering December 2019. Each month we will collect and
> distribute activities and news related to sustainable development from all
> around the movement. If you have anything to share, please add it to our
> newsletter page. [9]
>
> === Meetings ===
> * We had our first meeting online and there are some minutes [7]
> * Editathon on Spanish Wikipedia [8]
>
> === Statements ===
> * Wikimedia Foundation releases a Sustainability Impact Statement [1]
>
> === Recent blogposts ===
> * Joy Agyepong believes in open knowledge for a sustainable future [2]
> * Lukas Mezger – the Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative [3]
> * Towards a more sustainable Wikimedia Movement [4]
>
> === Video ===
> * Future Climate for Africa released a video from the climate change themed
> editathon held previously this year. [5]
>
> === New properties on Wikidata ===
> * World Flora Online ID [6]
> * ScienceOpen publication ID [10]
> * ScienceOpen author ID [11]
>
> === Links ===
> * [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_Sustainability_Impact_Statement_2019.pdf
> * [2]
>
> https://wikimedia.se/2019/12/05/joy-agyepong-oppen-kunskap-for-en-hallbar-framtid/#english
> * [3]
>
> https://wikimedia.se/2019/12/03/lukas-mezger-wikimedia-sustainability-initiative/#english
> * [4]
>
> https://space.wmflabs.org/2019/11/27/towards-a-more-sustainable-wikimedia-movement/
> * [5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10i-HP1JNBE
> * [6]
>
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/World_Flora_Online_ID
> * [7]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Meeting_minutes_20191215
> * [8]
>
> https://www.climatica.lamarea.com/wikipedia-con-perspectiva-climatica-faltan-activistas-y-sobre-todo-mujeres/
> * [9]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Newsletter
> * [10]
>
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/ScienceOpen_publication_ID
> * [11]
>
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/ScienceOpen_author_ID
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-12-02 Thread James Heilman
Sending on behalf of Douglas as his message did not make it through:

"Hi everyone,

James is right about South Africa. Although there is a strong appetite
for Wikipedia Zero in South Africa (and surrounding countries as well
I would bet) there were some unexpected hurdles encountered here. The
appetite was strong enough for a class of school children in Cape Town
to write an open letter calling for it that the WMF made a video
about. We also go two of those school children to give a speech at
Wikimania 2018. Unfortunately this was unsuccessful in getting real
progress on zero rating Wikipedia in South Africa.

The back story is that the major telecoms firms in South Africa just
did not see the point of zero rating Wikipedia even though it would
give them a competitive advantage over other South African telecoms
firms. This is mostly because the telecom sector in South Africa is a
duopoly of effectively two colluding companies that practice what I
would call a type of exploitative pricing.

The closest we came to getting Zero rating in South Africa was a
response from one of the telecom companies (MTN) to the open letter
from the school children back in 2014. MTN agreed to zero rate
Wikipedia and made a video about it (now taken down I see) to get some
free media off of it. However, what they did not tell people as that
Wikipedia was zero rated only around schools, during school hours, and
only on devices running MTN's proprietary version of the Opera
browser. Since school kids are typically not allowed to us cell phones
at school in South Africa this basically meant that almost no one got
to get access to zero rated Wikipedia.

In South Africa's case I feel that there is still a great need and
demand for zero rated Wikipedia. That is why I am supportive of
another effort to push for getting local telecom companies to zero
rate it. However, I also feel that the South African telecom companies
are still suck in their profit-maximising oligopolic collusion
orientated mind set. As such I think we need to change the narrative
in South Africa around access to knowledge to get them to change their
mind set which is a bigger challenge. However the high cost of data in
South Africa combined with the "Data Must Fall" movement has created a
friendlier environment for us. So I feel we should at the very least
'ask again' if we can get Wikipedia zero rated or at least restart the
conversation to do that.

Regards,

Douglas."

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:48 PM James Heilman  wrote:
>
> The offline apps have also been downloaded 100 of thousands of times
> mostly from people in LMIC.
>
> Wikipedia Zero faced the controversial about net neutrality. And thus
> we were legally banned from continuing in India.
>
> Douglas Scott and I discussed the effects of the program in South
> Africa. Have cc'ed him to comment further but basically it sounded not
> all that great due to all the further limitations that were added by
> the telecoms.
>
> James
>
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:25 PM James Salsman  wrote:
> >
> > Kul,
> >
> > Would you please send a few or more paragraph description of the
> > accomplishments and costs of the Wikipedia Zero program to the
> > wikimedia-l list?
> >
> > I also would love to see it back. The concerns about zero rating
> > service abuse are real, but they did not apply to WZ no matter how
> > many people implied they did at the time.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Jim
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:13 AM Peter Southwood
> >  wrote:
> > >
> > > Gerhard,
> > > I am also interested in what the impact of Wikipedia Zero was, but it is 
> > > not obvious to me how it would be measured.
> > > The board members are unlikely to have personally researched this, but 
> > > might know if there is or was a project and if so what they are or were 
> > > trying to measure. Equally, someone from WMF might be able to report on 
> > > what has been or is being done in this regard. It is also possible that 
> > > nothing has been done, or someone who does not read this list is working 
> > > on it.
> > > If anyone reads this and can enlighten us, either to whether it is an 
> > > ongoing project, has been done and the information is available 
> > > somewhere, or nobody is known to be working on it, please let us know.
> > > Anyone who has ideas on how it could be measured or why it can't is also 
> > > welcome to comment.
> > > Cheers,
> > > Peter
> > >
> > >
> > > -Original Message-
> > > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On 
> > > Behalf Of Gerard Meijssen
> > > Sent: 01 December 2019 08:19
> > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-12-01 Thread James Heilman
ady. If you like to get real responses to
> > > your emails, you may want to try a more constructive attitude. For me, it
> > > is at least sufficiently offputting to disengage (I removed the rest of my
> > > response/suggestions).
> > >
> > > -- Lodewijk
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM Gerard Meijssen  > > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hoi,
> > > > Kiwix and off line Wikipedia did exist at the start of Wikipedia Zero.
> > > It
> > > > is great that you brought some to Africa but you do not scale and it is
> > > not
> > > > a study into the effects of what the effects are of terminating 
> > > > Wikipedia
> > > > Zero.
> > >
> > >
> > > > No idea what "Starlink"  is
> > >
> > >
> > > https://lmgtfy.com/?q=starlink=l
> > >
> > >
> > > > but it is not a reality for a few more years..
> > > > It sounds like we have thrown all these kids under the bus but hey, we
> > > have
> > > > plan. A plan/action is having our own caches in Africa and providing 
> > > > edit
> > > > and read capabilities for all who care to use it... and then measure the
> > > > extend it helps us recover from our Wikipedia Zero public.
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >GerardM
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 26 Nov 2019 at 02:48, James Heilman  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > We have offline Wikipedia. I have shipped devices to Kinshasa, and
> > > > > they arrived :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > Of course they do not at all address the need for two way
> > > communication.
> > > > >
> > > > > I am hoping Starlink will help when it comes online in a few years.
> > > > >
> > > > > James
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 12:19 AM Gerard Meijssen
> > > > >  wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hoi,
> > > > > > The BBC shows how dramatically expensive internet is in Africa.. For
> > > in
> > > > > my
> > > > > > opinion local political reasons Wikipedia Zero has terminated. That
> > > is
> > > > ok
> > > > > > up to a point; the point being that we understand the consequences
> > > from
> > > > > > this action.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Given that our data is NOT local, people have to pay a premium. What
> > > > are
> > > > > we
> > > > > > going to do to compensate for expensive Wikipedia that replaced
> > > > Wikipedia
> > > > > > Zero? Did we study the effects or are we not interested in the
> > > > > consequences
> > > > > > of our actions?
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > >GerardM
> > > > > >
> > > > > > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50516888
> > > > > > ___
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> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
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> > > > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Remember Wikipedia Zero.. Where is the research about the effects of its demise?

2019-11-25 Thread James Heilman
We have offline Wikipedia. I have shipped devices to Kinshasa, and
they arrived :-)

Of course they do not at all address the need for two way communication.

I am hoping Starlink will help when it comes online in a few years.

James

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 12:19 AM Gerard Meijssen
 wrote:
>
> Hoi,
> The BBC shows how dramatically expensive internet is in Africa.. For in my
> opinion local political reasons Wikipedia Zero has terminated. That is ok
> up to a point; the point being that we understand the consequences from
> this action.
>
> Given that our data is NOT local, people have to pay a premium. What are we
> going to do to compensate for expensive Wikipedia that replaced Wikipedia
> Zero? Did we study the effects or are we not interested in the consequences
> of our actions?
> Thanks,
>GerardM
>
> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50516888
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update regarding Wikipedia video tutorial project ("NavWiki")

2019-11-11 Thread James Heilman
Are you going to use VideoWiki to create them? Will make them easier
to collaboratively edit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Videowiki

J

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 4:25 AM Pine W  wrote:
>
> Hello colleagues,
>
> I have resumed work on my video tutorial project for Wikipedia and the
> sister sites. I am hoping that eventually there will be video tutorials
> and/or interactive tutorials in multiple languages, but for now I am
> focusing on producing a small number of videos for English Wikipedia to
> test the process and to get feedback from the community. These videos will
> be designed for "organic" new users who become active on Wikipedia without
> first being involved in a formal program that provides guidance for new
> contributors, but I think that the videos may also be useful for formal
> Wikimedia program organizers to share with their participants.
>
> A project space is live on Outreach Wiki:
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/NavWiki. I invite you to look at the
> organization of the space and let me know if you have any feedback.
> Comments and questions may be left on the project talk page
> <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:NavWiki>.
>
> I am hoping to publish two videos for English Wikipedia by the end of 2019,
> and to collect feedback on them until at least January 2020 before deciding
> on significant next steps. If the feedback is positive then then I hope to
> produce more videos in the future and/or to adapt the videos for additional
> languages.
>
> If you would like to sign up for the project newsletter, you can do that at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/Tutorials_Newsletter.
>
>
> Regards,
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-24 Thread James Heilman
@ Benjamin I have never said that I would "consider overriding the
community in such a massive way". What I have said is that I hope the wider
community will engage with and provide feedback to the core group who is
working on developing the strategy. Much of the draft is really good, some
requires more discussion and some adjustments.

James

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 11:12 PM Benjamin Ikuta 
wrote:

>
>
> It is disturbing that you would even consider overriding the community in
> such a massive way.
>
>
>
> On Aug 23, 2019, at 9:44 PM, James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > The board will be discussing this of course. We do not have a group
> > position at this point in time.
> >
> > J
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:47 PM Jeff Hawke 
> wrote:
> >
> >> James
> >>
> >> Thanks for that.  As a member of the Board, would you clarify the
> Board's
> >> position on whether it is prepared to see the final Recommendations
> >> implemented irrespective of any disagreement from the community?
> >>
> >> Jeff
> >>
> >> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:05 PM James Heilman 
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I for one do not agree with Jan-Bart's prior position.
> >>>
> >>> James
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 4:40 AM Jeff Hawke 
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Paulo,
> >>>>
> >>>> You suggest that "things will not get pretty if the Wikimedia
> community
> >>>> does not approve some of the recommendations".  You may recall that
> >> just
> >>>> five years ago, Jan-Bart de Vreede, then chair of the WMF Board,
> >>> expressed
> >>>> the opinion
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:LilaTretikov_(WMF)=prev=9585319
> >>>> over
> >>>> a much less dramatic change.
> >>>>
> >>>>> All of this is going to require change, change that might not be
> >>>> acceptable to some of you. I hope that all of you will be a part of
> >> this
> >>>> next step in our evolution. But I understand that if you decide to
> >> take a
> >>>> wiki-break, that might be the way things have to be. Even so, you have
> >> to
> >>>> let the Foundation do its work and allow us all to take that next step
> >>> when
> >>>> needed. I can only hope that your break is temporary, and that you
> will
> >>>> return when the time is right.
> >>>>
> >>>> I presume this is a good summary of the WMF position today.
> >>>>
> >>>> Jeff
> >>>>
> >>>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
> >>>> paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> If I've well understood the timeline, all input from the Wikimedia
> >>>>> community ceases in mid September. Then it's all defined by the WGs
> >>> 8and
> >>>>> their advisors), and eventually decided upon by the BoT around
> >>> December.
> >>>>> Therefore, after 15 September or so, the Wikimedia community will
> >> only
> >>> be
> >>>>> dealing with those recommendations again when they are already in the
> >>>>> process of implementation.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> It's quite easy to predict that things will not get pretty if the
> >>>> Wikimedia
> >>>>> community does not approve some of the recommendations that pass all
> >>> the
> >>>>> way till implementation phase.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Paulo
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Nicole Ebber  escreveu no dia quinta,
> >>>>> 22/08/2019
> >>>>> à(s) 11:58:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Dear all,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thank you for your engagement and input. It’s been great seeing so
> >>> much
> >>>>>> attention on movement strategy and collaborative efforts for
> >> building
> >>>> our
> >>>>>> future. Here are a couple of follow up responses and
> >> clarifications.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> DRAFTS
> >>>>>> As pointed out in my previous email, the documents we recently
> >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-23 Thread James Heilman
The board will be discussing this of course. We do not have a group
position at this point in time.

J

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:47 PM Jeff Hawke  wrote:

> James
>
> Thanks for that.  As a member of the Board, would you clarify the Board's
> position on whether it is prepared to see the final Recommendations
> implemented irrespective of any disagreement from the community?
>
> Jeff
>
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:05 PM James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > I for one do not agree with Jan-Bart's prior position.
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 4:40 AM Jeff Hawke 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Paulo,
> > >
> > > You suggest that "things will not get pretty if the Wikimedia community
> > > does not approve some of the recommendations".  You may recall that
> just
> > > five years ago, Jan-Bart de Vreede, then chair of the WMF Board,
> > expressed
> > > the opinion
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:LilaTretikov_(WMF)=prev=9585319
> > > over
> > > a much less dramatic change.
> > >
> > > > All of this is going to require change, change that might not be
> > > acceptable to some of you. I hope that all of you will be a part of
> this
> > > next step in our evolution. But I understand that if you decide to
> take a
> > > wiki-break, that might be the way things have to be. Even so, you have
> to
> > > let the Foundation do its work and allow us all to take that next step
> > when
> > > needed. I can only hope that your break is temporary, and that you will
> > > return when the time is right.
> > >
> > > I presume this is a good summary of the WMF position today.
> > >
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > > On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
> > > paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > If I've well understood the timeline, all input from the Wikimedia
> > > > community ceases in mid September. Then it's all defined by the WGs
> > 8and
> > > > their advisors), and eventually decided upon by the BoT around
> > December.
> > > > Therefore, after 15 September or so, the Wikimedia community will
> only
> > be
> > > > dealing with those recommendations again when they are already in the
> > > > process of implementation.
> > > >
> > > > It's quite easy to predict that things will not get pretty if the
> > > Wikimedia
> > > > community does not approve some of the recommendations that pass all
> > the
> > > > way till implementation phase.
> > > >
> > > > Paulo
> > > >
> > > > Nicole Ebber  escreveu no dia quinta,
> > > > 22/08/2019
> > > > à(s) 11:58:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear all,
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank you for your engagement and input. It’s been great seeing so
> > much
> > > > > attention on movement strategy and collaborative efforts for
> building
> > > our
> > > > > future. Here are a couple of follow up responses and
> clarifications.
> > > > >
> > > > > DRAFTS
> > > > > As pointed out in my previous email, the documents we recently
> shared
> > > are
> > > > > recommendation drafts. They are not final, and not complete, but
> > > working
> > > > > documents that are currently being refined by the working groups.
> > Some
> > > > > answers still read like stubs that are longing for further
> > development,
> > > > > others are very detailed and will become more focused over the next
> > few
> > > > > weeks. We still decided to publish everything at once, to give
> > > everyone a
> > > > > full picture of the variety of topics and offer an insight into
> > > multiple
> > > > > progress levels.
> > > > >
> > > > > I would also like to reiterate that movement values, priorities and
> > > > > community conversation processes are high on our radar. A
> > > recommendation
> > > > to
> > > > > change the existing license model, for example, will not just go
> > > through
> > > > a
> > > > > quick approval process, but lead to a deeper exploration into the
> > > > reasoning
> > > > > behind it: What problems are we trying to ta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-23 Thread James Heilman
To clarify on this, yes we need to make changes as a movement, but we need
to do so in collaboration with each other. My hope is that the wider
community will engage with the proposals that have been made. And that we
can develop a final document that the majority of us in all parts of the
movement can support.

James

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 AM James Heilman  wrote:

> I for one do not agree with Jan-Bart's prior position.
>
> James
>
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 4:40 AM Jeff Hawke 
> wrote:
>
>> Paulo,
>>
>> You suggest that "things will not get pretty if the Wikimedia community
>> does not approve some of the recommendations".  You may recall that just
>> five years ago, Jan-Bart de Vreede, then chair of the WMF Board, expressed
>> the opinion
>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:LilaTretikov_(WMF)=prev=9585319
>> over
>> a much less dramatic change.
>>
>> > All of this is going to require change, change that might not be
>> acceptable to some of you. I hope that all of you will be a part of this
>> next step in our evolution. But I understand that if you decide to take a
>> wiki-break, that might be the way things have to be. Even so, you have to
>> let the Foundation do its work and allow us all to take that next step
>> when
>> needed. I can only hope that your break is temporary, and that you will
>> return when the time is right.
>>
>> I presume this is a good summary of the WMF position today.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
>> paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > If I've well understood the timeline, all input from the Wikimedia
>> > community ceases in mid September. Then it's all defined by the WGs 8and
>> > their advisors), and eventually decided upon by the BoT around December.
>> > Therefore, after 15 September or so, the Wikimedia community will only
>> be
>> > dealing with those recommendations again when they are already in the
>> > process of implementation.
>> >
>> > It's quite easy to predict that things will not get pretty if the
>> Wikimedia
>> > community does not approve some of the recommendations that pass all the
>> > way till implementation phase.
>> >
>> > Paulo
>> >
>> > Nicole Ebber  escreveu no dia quinta,
>> > 22/08/2019
>> > à(s) 11:58:
>> >
>> > > Dear all,
>> > >
>> > > Thank you for your engagement and input. It’s been great seeing so
>> much
>> > > attention on movement strategy and collaborative efforts for building
>> our
>> > > future. Here are a couple of follow up responses and clarifications.
>> > >
>> > > DRAFTS
>> > > As pointed out in my previous email, the documents we recently shared
>> are
>> > > recommendation drafts. They are not final, and not complete, but
>> working
>> > > documents that are currently being refined by the working groups. Some
>> > > answers still read like stubs that are longing for further
>> development,
>> > > others are very detailed and will become more focused over the next
>> few
>> > > weeks. We still decided to publish everything at once, to give
>> everyone a
>> > > full picture of the variety of topics and offer an insight into
>> multiple
>> > > progress levels.
>> > >
>> > > I would also like to reiterate that movement values, priorities and
>> > > community conversation processes are high on our radar. A
>> recommendation
>> > to
>> > > change the existing license model, for example, will not just go
>> through
>> > a
>> > > quick approval process, but lead to a deeper exploration into the
>> > reasoning
>> > > behind it: What problems are we trying to tackle, and what could be
>> ways
>> > to
>> > > mitigate them? Such recommendation would then rather suggest to look
>> into
>> > > different measures to ensure indigenous knowledge is included in the
>> > > Wikimedia ecosystem, deploy research and further consultation,
>> instead of
>> > > rushing to a quick fix.
>> > >
>> > > INTEGRATION
>> > > The working groups are taking input that they gathered at Wikimania
>> and
>> > via
>> > > different movement channels and incorporating it into the next
>> iteration
>> > of
>> > > their recommendat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-23 Thread James Heilman
ki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Procedures
> > >
> > > On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 at 13:13, Yaroslav Blanter 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > And this is the core problem of the whole process (which has been
> > pointed
> > > > out by multiple people from the very beginning)
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > > Yaroslav
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM Jeff Hawke  >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Andy
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 7:41 PM Andy Mabbett <
> > > a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 at 09:55, Jeff Hawke <
> geoffey.ha...@gmail.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > the WG then collate them and decide the final form of the
> > > > > > > recommendations, to be implemented by the WMF
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This seems to be missing a rather crucial intermediate step; the
> > one
> > > > > > where the recommendations are accepted, or not, by the wider
> > > Wikimedia
> > > > > > community.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] NC and ND content (was: Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations...)

2019-08-12 Thread James Heilman
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright workflows - research (Was: Re: Foundation management of volunteers)

2019-06-18 Thread James Heilman
So Yann should we as a community just build something as a proof of
concept? If we are talking less than 250 USD per month, I am sure we can
scrounge up the money for a trial 6 month trial.

James

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:59 AM Yann Forget  wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Yes, James' pricing doesn't match the actual cost.
> We do not need to check all images uploaded to Commons, only the suspicious
> ones (small images without EXIF data).
> If we check 2,000 images a day (more than enough IMO), that would cost $7 a
> day, so $210 a month.
>
> Regards,
> Yann
>
>
> Le mar. 18 juin 2019 à 01:11, James Salsman  a écrit :
>
> > Google has been offering reverse image search as part of their vision
> API:
> >
> > https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/internet-detection
> >
> > The pricing is $3.50 per 1,000 queries for up to 5,000,000 queries per
> > month:
> >
> > https://cloud.google.com/vision/pricing
> >
> > Above that quantity "Contact Google for more information":
> >
> > https://cloud.google.com/contact/
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 8:23 AM James Forrester
> >  wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 at 06:28, Yann Forget  wrote:
> > >
> > > > It has been suggested many times to ask Google for an access to their
> > API
> > > > for searching images,
> > > > so that we could have a bot tagging copyright violations (no free
> > access
> > > > for automated search).
> > > > That would the single best improvement in Wikimedia Commons workflow
> > for
> > > > years.
> > > > And it would benefit all Wikipedia projects, big or small.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Yann,
> > >
> > > As you should remember, we asked Google for API access to their reverse
> > > image search system, years ago (maybe 2013?). They said that there
> isn't
> > > such an API any more (they killed it off in ~2012, I think), and that
> > they
> > > wouldn't make a custom one for us. The only commercial alternative we
> > found
> > > at the time would have cost us approximately US$3m a month at upload
> > > frequency for Commons then, and when contacted said they wouldn't do
> any
> > > discounts for Wikimedia. Obviously, this is far too much for the
> > > Foundation's budget (it would be even more now), and an inappropriate
> way
> > > to spend donor funds. Providing the service in-house would involve
> > building
> > > a search index of the entire Internet's (generally non-free) images and
> > > media, which would cost a fortune and is totally incompatible with the
> > > mission of the movement. This was relayed out to Commons volunteers at
> > the
> > > time, I'm pretty sure.
> > >
> > > Obviously Google might have changed their mind, though it seems
> > unlikely. I
> > > imagine that Google engineers and product owners don't follow this
> list,
> > so
> > > it's unlikely that they will re-create the API without being asked
> > directly.
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright issues

2019-06-17 Thread James Heilman
Clarifying one small bit, the "copypatrol" tool was initially developed by
Eran (a Wikimedia volunteer from Israel). It was than further developed by
the Wikimedia Foundation. Agree that it is a great success, not only with
respect to the final result but with respect to it being a successful
collaborative project between the foundation and the community.

James

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:36 AM Yaroslav Blanter  wrote:

> Actually, I am afraid, for CCI at some point we will have to remove all
> added text by bot. I do not see any other scalable solution.
>
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
>
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 5:36 PM Stephen Philbrick <
> stephen.w.philbr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I have seen a couple comments on copyright issues in the last couple days
> > so I thought I'd share some information that I think may be not
> well-known
> > by everyone.
> >
> > Very roughly, copyright issues (text) can be viewed in three categories:
> > 1. Addition of copyrighted material to articles in years past, not yet
> > removed (one-off)
> > 2. Same as above, except by a serial violator
> > 3. Close to real-time edits which may include copyrighted material
> >
> > The reason for distinguishing these three categories is that our approach
> > and success rates are very different.
> >
> > In case 1, an editor identifies what they believe to be a copyright issue
> > in an existing article. They can report it to
> Wikipedia:Copyright_problems.
> > In the case of a single issue or a very small handful of issues, those
> > items are identified and taken care of by volunteers. (I think this
> aspect
> > is handled adequately — I used to be active there but haven't been
> > recently)
> >
> > The second case arises when a potential violation is identified. An
> > examination of the editors contributions reveals many examples (typically
> > five or more). If this occurs, it is referred to Wikipedia:Contributor
> > copyright investigations. A CCI is opened, and the intent is to examine
> > every single edit by that editor. This aspect is extremely backlogged.
> I've
> > spent many hours working on CCI's, but it isn't easy, it isn't rewarding,
> > and it is discouraging because I think the backlog is increasing rather
> > than decreasing. (This isn't due to newly created copyright issues but
> > newly found ones.)
> >
> > The third case is handled by Copy Patrol, a  foundation created tool that
> > examines all new edits in close to real time and generates a report,
> which
> > is handled by volunteers.
> >
> > I want to emphasize this third aspect for multiple reasons. I think it is
> > one of the least known tools. Some of the prior emails on the subject
> leave
> > the impression that the authors are unaware of the existence of this
> tool.
> > On the one hand, it works very well, as almost all of the several hundred
> > reports each week are reviewed, most within 24 hours.
> >
> > Good news:
> > * Copy Patrol is working, so my guess is that the growth in true
> copyright
> > issues is close to nonexistent.
> >
> > Bad news:
> > * Copy Patrol is adequately staffed but just barely. One editor is
> > responsible for the handling of far more than half of all of these
> reports
> > (major kudos to Diannaa), but that much reliance on a single volunteer is
> > not good for the long-term health of the project.
> >
> > * The copy patrol tool is pretty good, and was being improved for a
> while,
> > but I've identified some desirable improvements and my sense is that
> it's a
> > very back burner project in terms of additional enhancements.
> >
> > * CCI clearance is going to take many years
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-04 Thread James Heilman
When we publish CC BY SA on Wikipedia, we allow translation into other
languages without having any control over the translations (but we require
our name to be attached in some fashion). So right now we do all the time.
Most of my academic publications are CC BY which is even more permissive.

James

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 7:27 PM Thomas Townsend 
wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 18:46, James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > Wiki Journals use CC BY SA. We do not support or want to us ND as that
> > would prevent translation into other languages. That is why I disagree
> with
> > Plan S's move to allow ND.
> >
>
> So part of the offer is that an author's article may be translated into
> other languages without the original author having any say in the process?
>  Surely you would not permit your own articles to be republished in another
> language with your name still on them and your having no control over what
> the translation says in your name?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-03 Thread James Heilman
But to clarify, the intent is to be Plan-S compliant from what I understand.

James

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 11:46 AM James Heilman  wrote:

> Wiki Journals use CC BY SA. We do not support or want to us ND as that
> would prevent translation into other languages. That is why I disagree with
> Plan S's move to allow ND.
>
> James
>
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 9:08 AM Vi to  wrote:
>
>> En.wikiversity user I'm dealing with was a custodian (in other words a
>> well
>> established user within the community).
>>
>> Keeping it short my main concern is: we are a naturally democratic
>> community, while the science cannot be. Also, we've been attracting low
>> quality "research" for years.
>>
>> Vito
>>
>> Il giorno lun 3 giu 2019 alle ore 16:36 James Heilman 
>> ha
>> scritto:
>>
>> > The peer review process and the editors of the journals in question.
>> This
>> > is the same mechanism that prevents gibberish from getting into all peer
>> > reviewed literature.
>> >
>> > J
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 6:30 AM Vi to  wrote:
>> >
>> > > In years I've seen countless attempts to put gibberish on our projects
>> > > which were eventually defeated by the "no original research"
>> principle.
>> > > Even en.wikiversity struggled with a now banned user (and his
>> > > friends/enablers) pushing lots of gibberish about cold fusion,
>> paranormal
>> > > and Wikimedia user themselves. So I ask, what will prevent this kind
>> of
>> > > gibberish from slowing infiltrating such project?
>> > >
>> > > Don't get me wrong but I think this is the first question in order to
>> > > define a "business model" for the project: why would a "serious"
>> research
>> > > group choose to publish there instead of already existing OA journals
>> or
>> > > classical PR journals?
>> > >
>> > > Vito
>> > >
>> > > Il giorno lun 3 giu 2019 alle ore 04:16 Thomas Shafee <
>> > > thomas.sha...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> > >
>> > > > Yes, we put together a little checklist back in round one (*link*
>> > > > <
>> > > >
>> > >
>> >
>> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#Notes_on_Plan_S_compliance_criteria
>> > > > >
>> > > > ).
>> > > >
>> > > > Initially there were a few items that are currently not achieved
>> (e.g.
>> > > > JATS-compliant XML formatting). The revised Plan_S has reduced
>> > stringency
>> > > > and all the items that weren't hit happen to be optional. That being
>> > > said,
>> > > > things like JATS-compliant XML and citation metadata would be
>> valuable
>> > to
>> > > > implement anyway for machine readability.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thomas
>> > > >
>> > > > On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 04:53, James Heilman 
>> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > It already is Plan-S compliant :-)
>> > > > >
>> > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_S#Licensing_and_rights
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Plan-S unfortunately is looking at allowing ND content.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > James
>> > > > >
>> > > > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 8:14 AM Mister Thrapostibongles <
>> > > > > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > > Thomas
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Is it intended that the journals should be Plan-S compliant?
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Thrapostibongles
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM Thomas Shafee <
>> > > thomas.sha...@gmail.com>
>> > > > > > wrote:
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > > Hello Wikipedians,
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > Over the last few years, the WikiJournal User Group
>> > > > > > > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group> has
>> > been
>> > > > > > building
>> > > > > > > and testing a set of peer reviewed academic journals on a
>> > mediawiki
>>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-03 Thread James Heilman
Wiki Journals use CC BY SA. We do not support or want to us ND as that
would prevent translation into other languages. That is why I disagree with
Plan S's move to allow ND.

James

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 9:08 AM Vi to  wrote:

> En.wikiversity user I'm dealing with was a custodian (in other words a well
> established user within the community).
>
> Keeping it short my main concern is: we are a naturally democratic
> community, while the science cannot be. Also, we've been attracting low
> quality "research" for years.
>
> Vito
>
> Il giorno lun 3 giu 2019 alle ore 16:36 James Heilman 
> ha
> scritto:
>
> > The peer review process and the editors of the journals in question. This
> > is the same mechanism that prevents gibberish from getting into all peer
> > reviewed literature.
> >
> > J
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 6:30 AM Vi to  wrote:
> >
> > > In years I've seen countless attempts to put gibberish on our projects
> > > which were eventually defeated by the "no original research"
> principle.
> > > Even en.wikiversity struggled with a now banned user (and his
> > > friends/enablers) pushing lots of gibberish about cold fusion,
> paranormal
> > > and Wikimedia user themselves. So I ask, what will prevent this kind of
> > > gibberish from slowing infiltrating such project?
> > >
> > > Don't get me wrong but I think this is the first question in order to
> > > define a "business model" for the project: why would a "serious"
> research
> > > group choose to publish there instead of already existing OA journals
> or
> > > classical PR journals?
> > >
> > > Vito
> > >
> > > Il giorno lun 3 giu 2019 alle ore 04:16 Thomas Shafee <
> > > thomas.sha...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
> > >
> > > > Yes, we put together a little checklist back in round one (*link*
> > > > <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#Notes_on_Plan_S_compliance_criteria
> > > > >
> > > > ).
> > > >
> > > > Initially there were a few items that are currently not achieved
> (e.g.
> > > > JATS-compliant XML formatting). The revised Plan_S has reduced
> > stringency
> > > > and all the items that weren't hit happen to be optional. That being
> > > said,
> > > > things like JATS-compliant XML and citation metadata would be
> valuable
> > to
> > > > implement anyway for machine readability.
> > > >
> > > > Thomas
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 04:53, James Heilman  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It already is Plan-S compliant :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_S#Licensing_and_rights
> > > > >
> > > > > Plan-S unfortunately is looking at allowing ND content.
> > > > >
> > > > > James
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 8:14 AM Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > > > > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Thomas
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is it intended that the journals should be Plan-S compliant?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thrapostibongles
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM Thomas Shafee <
> > > thomas.sha...@gmail.com>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hello Wikipedians,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Over the last few years, the WikiJournal User Group
> > > > > > > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group> has
> > been
> > > > > > building
> > > > > > > and testing a set of peer reviewed academic journals on a
> > mediawiki
> > > > > > > platform. The main types of articles are:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >- Existing Wikipedia articles submitted for external review
> > and
> > > > > > feedback
> > > > > > >(example <https://doi.org/10.15347/wjs/2018.006>)
> > > > > > >- From-scratch articles that, after review, are imported to
> > > > > Wikipedia
> > > > > > (
> > > > > > >example <https://doi.org/

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-03 Thread James Heilman
The peer review process and the editors of the journals in question. This
is the same mechanism that prevents gibberish from getting into all peer
reviewed literature.

J

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 6:30 AM Vi to  wrote:

> In years I've seen countless attempts to put gibberish on our projects
> which were eventually defeated by the "no original research"  principle.
> Even en.wikiversity struggled with a now banned user (and his
> friends/enablers) pushing lots of gibberish about cold fusion, paranormal
> and Wikimedia user themselves. So I ask, what will prevent this kind of
> gibberish from slowing infiltrating such project?
>
> Don't get me wrong but I think this is the first question in order to
> define a "business model" for the project: why would a "serious" research
> group choose to publish there instead of already existing OA journals or
> classical PR journals?
>
> Vito
>
> Il giorno lun 3 giu 2019 alle ore 04:16 Thomas Shafee <
> thomas.sha...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
>
> > Yes, we put together a little checklist back in round one (*link*
> > <
> >
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group#Notes_on_Plan_S_compliance_criteria
> > >
> > ).
> >
> > Initially there were a few items that are currently not achieved (e.g.
> > JATS-compliant XML formatting). The revised Plan_S has reduced stringency
> > and all the items that weren't hit happen to be optional. That being
> said,
> > things like JATS-compliant XML and citation metadata would be valuable to
> > implement anyway for machine readability.
> >
> > Thomas
> >
> > On Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 04:53, James Heilman  wrote:
> >
> > > It already is Plan-S compliant :-)
> > >
> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_S#Licensing_and_rights
> > >
> > > Plan-S unfortunately is looking at allowing ND content.
> > >
> > > James
> > >
> > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 8:14 AM Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thomas
> > > >
> > > > Is it intended that the journals should be Plan-S compliant?
> > > >
> > > > Thrapostibongles
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM Thomas Shafee <
> thomas.sha...@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hello Wikipedians,
> > > > >
> > > > > Over the last few years, the WikiJournal User Group
> > > > > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group> has been
> > > > building
> > > > > and testing a set of peer reviewed academic journals on a mediawiki
> > > > > platform. The main types of articles are:
> > > > >
> > > > >- Existing Wikipedia articles submitted for external review and
> > > > feedback
> > > > >(example <https://doi.org/10.15347/wjs/2018.006>)
> > > > >- From-scratch articles that, after review, are imported to
> > > Wikipedia
> > > > (
> > > > >example <https://doi.org/10.15347/wjm/2018.001>)
> > > > >- Original research articles that are not imported to Wikipedia
> > > > (example
> > > > ><
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Medicine/Acute_gastrointestinal_bleeding_from_a_chronic_cause:_a_teaching_case_report
> > > > > >
> > > > >)
> > > > >
> > > > > *Proposal: WikiJournals as a new sister project
> > > > > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiJournal>*
> > > > >
> > > > > From a Wikipedian point of view, this is a complementary system to
> > > > Featured
> > > > > article review, but bridging the gap with external experts
> > > > > <
> > https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Peer_reviewers
> > > >,
> > > > > implementing established scholarly practices
> > > > > <
> > >
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Ethics_statement
> > > > >,
> > > > > and generating citable, doi-linked publications
> > > > > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Publishing
> >.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please take a look and support/oppose/comment!
> > > > > All the best,
> > > > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiJournals: A proposal to become a new sister project

2019-06-02 Thread James Heilman
It already is Plan-S compliant :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_S#Licensing_and_rights

Plan-S unfortunately is looking at allowing ND content.

James

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 8:14 AM Mister Thrapostibongles <
thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thomas
>
> Is it intended that the journals should be Plan-S compliant?
>
> Thrapostibongles
>
> On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM Thomas Shafee 
> wrote:
>
> > Hello Wikipedians,
> >
> > Over the last few years, the WikiJournal User Group
> > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group> has been
> building
> > and testing a set of peer reviewed academic journals on a mediawiki
> > platform. The main types of articles are:
> >
> >- Existing Wikipedia articles submitted for external review and
> feedback
> >(example <https://doi.org/10.15347/wjs/2018.006>)
> >- From-scratch articles that, after review, are imported to Wikipedia
> (
> >example <https://doi.org/10.15347/wjm/2018.001>)
> >- Original research articles that are not imported to Wikipedia
> (example
> ><
> >
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Medicine/Acute_gastrointestinal_bleeding_from_a_chronic_cause:_a_teaching_case_report
> > >
> >)
> >
> > *Proposal: WikiJournals as a new sister project
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiJournal>*
> >
> > From a Wikipedian point of view, this is a complementary system to
> Featured
> > article review, but bridging the gap with external experts
> > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Peer_reviewers>,
> > implementing established scholarly practices
> > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Ethics_statement
> >,
> > and generating citable, doi-linked publications
> > <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Publishing>.
> >
> > Please take a look and support/oppose/comment!
> > All the best,
> > Thomas Shafee
> >
> > ps, We are attempting to improve awareness within the existing wikimedia
> > community, so feel free to share with others.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interpretation of CC NC from SUISA

2019-05-21 Thread James Heilman
Either advocacy or partnerships. Would be nice to see that license
deprecated or at least no longer supported by Creative Commons.

James

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:36 PM Paulo Santos Perneta <
paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Where would it fit in Strategy 2030? Advocacy?
>
> Paulo
>
> James Heilman  escreveu no dia segunda, 20/05/2019 à(s)
> 05:41:
>
> > We all agree NC licenses are poor. The WMF position was a reflection of
> the
> > community's position at the time and this likely remains the community's
> > position today.
> >
> > If we as a movement however were to decide we want to allow NC video such
> > that we can use Khan academy and Ted talks I doubt the WMF would veto it.
> > We do count as non commercial. It would however decrease the incentive
> for
> > these groups to drop NC but they are unlikely to regardless.
> >
> > Not sure if the strategy process is considering this specific question.
> >
> > On Mon, May 20, 2019, 09:41 Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > James
> > >
> > > > Per "the Foundation has decided", it is not the foundation but our
> > > movement
> > > > that has decided that we will mostly only allow licenses that allow
> > > > commercial reuse.
> > > >
> > >
> > > That doesn't seem quite right.  The Foundation Board adopted a
> resolution
> > > on 23 March 2007,  which is published at
> > > https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy and
> > > cross-referred to on Wikipedia as still current, headed
> > >
> > > > This policy is approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > > > <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees>.
> > > > It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by Wikimedia
> Foundation
> > > > officers or staff nor local policies of any Wikimedia project
> > > > <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Our_projects>.
> > >
> > >
> > > and statng
> > >
> > >- All projects are expected to host only content which is under a
> Free
> > >Content License, or which is otherwise free as recognized by the
> > >'Definition of Free Cultural Works' as referenced above.
> > >
> > > So it seems to me that it is the Foundation not the movement that
> > controls
> > > the licensing.
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interpretation of CC NC from SUISA

2019-05-19 Thread James Heilman
We all agree NC licenses are poor. The WMF position was a reflection of the
community's position at the time and this likely remains the community's
position today.

If we as a movement however were to decide we want to allow NC video such
that we can use Khan academy and Ted talks I doubt the WMF would veto it.
We do count as non commercial. It would however decrease the incentive for
these groups to drop NC but they are unlikely to regardless.

Not sure if the strategy process is considering this specific question.

On Mon, May 20, 2019, 09:41 Mister Thrapostibongles <
thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:

> James
>
> > Per "the Foundation has decided", it is not the foundation but our
> movement
> > that has decided that we will mostly only allow licenses that allow
> > commercial reuse.
> >
>
> That doesn't seem quite right.  The Foundation Board adopted a resolution
> on 23 March 2007,  which is published at
> https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy and
> cross-referred to on Wikipedia as still current, headed
>
> > This policy is approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > .
> > It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by Wikimedia Foundation
> > officers or staff nor local policies of any Wikimedia project
> > .
>
>
> and statng
>
>- All projects are expected to host only content which is under a Free
>Content License, or which is otherwise free as recognized by the
>'Definition of Free Cultural Works' as referenced above.
>
> So it seems to me that it is the Foundation not the movement that controls
> the licensing.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interpretation of CC NC from SUISA

2019-05-19 Thread James Heilman
Per "the Foundation has decided", it is not the foundation but our movement
that has decided that we will mostly only allow licenses that allow
commercial reuse.

By the way EN WP also allows fair use of certain images which may not
permit commercial reuse in certain jurisdictions.

James

On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 11:48 AM Mister Thrapostibongles <
thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yury
>
> I'm not quite sure what you mean here.  Firstly, this isn't the right venue
> for a discussion of the general principle of non-commercial licensing,
> especially as the Foundation has decided on the use of licences that permit
> commercial reuse.  And secondly, there's nothing to prevent a rights owner
> from granting a full/libre licence if they want to for the works they own:
> so why would one need to advocate for it, here or anywhere else?
>
> Thrapostibongles
>
> On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM Yury Bulka <
> setthemf...@privacyrequired.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Just stumbled upon an page where Swiss collecting society SUISA lists
> > things which they consider commercial use within CC NC licenses, as
> > applied to works they have copyright on (delegated from authors who are
> > their members). It's quite interesting and I think it is a very good
> > example for advocating for fully free/libre licensing of works.
> >
> > Here's the page:
> >
> >
> https://www.suisa.ch/en/members/authors/how-to-register-a-work/creative-commons.html
> >
> > The list of uses that they consider commercial use is quite
> > interesting. For instance, it includes things like:
> >
> > - involving a counterpart, of a financial or other nature, regardless of
> > the beneficiary, title or grounds;
> > - in exchange for other goods, whether or not the exchange generates
> >   direct or indirect revenues or gives rise to a payment of any nature
> >   whatsoever;
> > - at places of work;
> >
> > Best,
> > Yury.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Interpretation of CC NC from SUISA

2019-05-18 Thread James Heilman
Interesting. So nearly everything is covered by a place of work. So there
opinion appears to be that the NC license is simple a way to pretend one is
using an open license well changing nothing.

On Sat, May 18, 2019, 18:42 Yury Bulka 
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> Just stumbled upon an page where Swiss collecting society SUISA lists
> things which they consider commercial use within CC NC licenses, as
> applied to works they have copyright on (delegated from authors who are
> their members). It's quite interesting and I think it is a very good
> example for advocating for fully free/libre licensing of works.
>
> Here's the page:
>
> https://www.suisa.ch/en/members/authors/how-to-register-a-work/creative-commons.html
>
> The list of uses that they consider commercial use is quite
> interesting. For instance, it includes things like:
>
> - involving a counterpart, of a financial or other nature, regardless of
> the beneficiary, title or grounds;
> - in exchange for other goods, whether or not the exchange generates
>   direct or indirect revenues or gives rise to a payment of any nature
>   whatsoever;
> - at places of work;
>
> Best,
> Yury.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Be the change you want to see (was: WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive)

2019-05-15 Thread James Heilman
gt; > capacity, and out of my care for the well-being of this list).  While I
> > have never shied away from responding on this list, I have on occasion
> been
> > scolded (internally) for attempting to answer volunteer queries to the
> best
> > of my knowledge, for "outstepping my remit" or interfering in someone
> > else's remit.  I have taken this to heart, and accordingly no longer try
> to
> > respond to queries such as Fae's (which in this case I find a perfectly
> > reasonable question, meriting an answer).  Several past attempts by me to
> > ping appropriate senior staff on questions on this list (or on talk
> pages)
> > have also met with rebuke, so I have ceased those as well.
> >
> > For these reasons I do not accept this wholesale blaming of this list's
> > subscribers on the difficulty having meaningful conversations here:
> >
> > But if we want to see staff members more actively
> > > participating here then those long standing individuals need to really
> > > thing about the tone in which they engage here, particularly those who
> do
> > > so most often. If that does not change, this list will continue to
> > languish
> > > and those few staff members who continue to engage here will slowly
> > > disappear. This now increasingly perennial topic keeps coming up and my
> > > fear is that it will on go away through the increasing abandonment this
> > > list faces.
> > >
> >
> > It is WMF that is not behaving collaboratively here.  And it is within
> > WMF's power to change it.  C-levels, the ED, and other managers at WMF
> > could all decide to participate more actively in this list; to respond to
> > questions or delegate the answering to their subordinates, who are
> awaiting
> > their cue; and indeed, they could themselves make more use of this list
> as
> > a sounding board, a consultation room, and a reserve of experience and
> > diverse context.  They can be the change they (and you, and me) would
> like
> > to see.
> >
> > Perhaps this e-mail could convince some of them.  And if not my words,
> then
> > perhaps those of some of the other list subscribers.
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread James Heilman
Agree that a further collaboration with internet archives on this could be
an excellent solution as I imagine they already do much of it.

On Tue, May 14, 2019, 21:13 Samuel Klein  wrote:

> Dearests.
>
> The archival question is a good one. The wikiverse could use a more
> archival gloss, and currently regularly breaks links where a slight
> commitment to longer term reliably would preserve them intact. Nathan: long
> term preservation is not yet part of the projects' raison d'etre. Perhaps
> it should be.
>
> For instance sep11.wikipedia.org doesn't redirect where it should. We may
> not even still have an archival dump online. Deleted articles and their
> revs are no longer targetable by links, not even with redaction (like an
> oversighted rev in a rev list), making for ephemeralinks.
>
> A better phrasing might be: how are archives made and maintained, where are
> full copies of each project, is there any overview of how this is working?
> & How can interested parties add to the mirror count of a project?
>
> IA and IPFS each mirror some things. I don't know of any full-wikimedia
> mirror that includes all projects and files, and while there may be an
> internal mirror including all private userdata, I don't believe there is
> one offsite -- a delicate kind of mirroring that calls for some thought.
>
> SJ
>
> On Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:03 p.m. Nathan,  wrote:
>
> > The Internet Archive, incidentally, already seems to maintain copies of
> > Wikimedia projects. I don't know to what degree of fidelity.
> Additionally,
> > the WMF's core deliverable is already to provide and sustain access to
> its
> > projects. It has an endowment for that purpose already. Other websites
> and
> > media that might have ephemeral access due to their nature as short-term
> > tools need the IA to be preserved, but the WMF's projects seem to occupy
> a
> > different space. It's sort of like asking if the Library of Congress
> needs
> > to invest in some external project to preserve and organize its
> > collections. No, that is its actual raison d'etre.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-13 Thread James Heilman
I have a fairly good understanding of copyright. Deal with a fair bit of
copyright issues occurring via paid editing and flicker washing of images
and would be happy to do admin work around that if the Commons community
was interested.

James

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Wikimedia project communities in general seem to be quite stagnant, if not
> declining, apart from Wikidata, which is and always will be a whole
> different case. In the case of Commons it was already very much as it is
> now when I joined in 2009. I always found it a very pleasant place, but
> overtime I understood I was the exception there, and most people had bad
> experiences. And it is as Yann has shown there, it's a few sysops running
> the entire show almost alone, not because they want that, but because
> nobody else helps with that.
>
> IMO the problem is not with the existing sysops, but because people in
> general do not feel attracted to copyright and other similar minucious
> stuff which marks everyday life in Commons. And, without that knowledge it
> is pointless, if not counterproductive, to place a candidacy to sysop. No
> idea what the solution could be, but it certainly is not blaming Commons
> and the existing sysops. If more people was interested in copyright, less
> mistakes would be happening in Commons as well. Whatever the solution is,
> it probably passes by that.
>
> Best,
> Paulo
>
> Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga  escreveu no dia segunda,
> 13/05/2019 à(s) 07:09:
>
> > A good question to ask would be why the admin group is not growing. And
> > maybe (maybe) we can find a common answer to both problems pointed here.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dispute between Common and Outreach

2019-05-12 Thread James Heilman
 maj 2019 o 10:48 Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > > > > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> napisał(a):
> > > > >
> > > > >> Hello all,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> There seems to be a dispute between the Outreach and the Commons
> > > > components
> > > > >> of The Community, judging by the article "Wikimedia Commons: a
> highly
> > > > >> hostile place for multimedia students contributions" at the
> Education
> > > > >> Newsletter
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > >
> > >
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News/April_2019/Wikimedia_Commons:_a_highly_hostile_place_for_multimedia_students_contributions
> > > > >>
> > > > >> As far as I can understand it, some students on an Outreach
> project
> > > > >> uploaded some rather well-made video material, and comeone on
> Commons
> > > > >> deleted them because they appeared to well-made to be student
> projects
> > > > and
> > > > >> so concluded they were copyright violations.  But some rather odd
> > > > remarks
> > > > >> were made "Commons has to fight the endless stream of uploaded
> > > > copyrighted
> > > > >> content on behalf of a headquarters in San Francisco that doesn't
> > > care."
> > > > >> and
> > > > >> "you have regarded Commons as little more than free cloud storage
> for
> > > > >> images you intend to use on Wikipedia ".
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Perhaps the Foundation needs to resolve this dispute?
> > > > >>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who oversees the AffCom?

2019-05-06 Thread James Heilman
 > > > > Wikimedia
> > > > > > > >> > > Movement allowed for such a secretive, arbitrary,
> > apparently
> > > > > > > unchecked
> > > > > > > >> > and
> > > > > > > >> > > very much powerful institution to grow and thrive like
> > this
> > > in
> > > > > its
> > > > > > > >> > middle,
> > > > > > > >> > > overseeing and effectively controlling the relation of
> all
> > > of
> > > > us
> > > > > > > (both
> > > > > > > >> > > affiliates and individuals) and the WMF?
> > > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > > >> > > More important than that, what can be done about this?
> > Where
> > > > one
> > > > > > can
> > > > > > > >> > appeal
> > > > > > > >> > > to, when presented with such fraudulent, baseless,
> > > secretive,
> > > > > > > >> > > unsubstantiated accusations by a body which was supposed
> > to
> > > be
> > > > > > above
> > > > > > > >> all
> > > > > > > >> > > suspicion?
> > > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > > >> > > Can an internal inquiry be demanded somewhere at the
> > > Wikimedia
> > > > > > > >> Foundation
> > > > > > > >> > > over the activities and decisions of AffCom, in the same
> > way
> > > > we
> > > > > do
> > > > > > > >> with
> > > > > > > >> > > suspicious activity by checkusers and supervisors, with
> > the
> > > > > > > Ombudsman
> > > > > > > >> > > Commission?
> > > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > > >> > > Looking forward for any help and insight on this,
> > > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > > >> > > Paulo - DarwIn
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] VideoWiki Tool

2019-05-04 Thread James Heilman
Yes I think we can activate it in Spanish. Will need to make a few
adjustments.

Will let you know in a couple of days.

James

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 6:05 PM Florencia Claes 
wrote:

> Hi! It looks great! Thank you very much.
> Do you think it's possible to use it in projects in Spanish?
>
> Best,
> Florenciac
>
> El vie., 3 may. 2019 a las 3:14, James Heilman ()
> escribió:
>
> > Hey All
> >
> > The videowiki tool for making video summaries has moved to an "all on
> > Wikipedia" functionality.
> >
> > Step-by-step instructions on how to use it are here
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Tutorial
> >
> > An example video is here
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Polio
> >
> > And a place to play around with the tool is here
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Sandbox
> >
> > Well it works there is still a lot of stuff to improve within the tool.
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[Wikimedia-l] VideoWiki Tool

2019-05-02 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

The videowiki tool for making video summaries has moved to an "all on
Wikipedia" functionality.

Step-by-step instructions on how to use it are here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Tutorial

An example video is here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Polio

And a place to play around with the tool is here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Sandbox

Well it works there is still a lot of stuff to improve within the tool.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-18 Thread James Heilman
With respect to popularity per Alexa:

Wikipedia is 5th
Wikimedia is 276 (includes both Commons and Wikispecies)
Wiktionary is 432
Wikibooks is 1,892
Wikisource is 2,790
Wikiquote is 3,953
Wikidata is 8,848
Wikiversity is 9,372 (includes Wiki Journals)
Wikivoyage is 14,850
Wikinews is 60,829

There are 644 million websites. That means all our sites are doing fairly
well relatively. Wiki Journals are hoping to split off to become their own
sister site. The Wiki Journals accept primary research and than subject it
to peer review. Might make sense to merge Wikinews into such a site. Of
course would require consensus.

James

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> Gerard
>
> >
> > So it is ok to deny the minority that insists they are not?
> >
> > I didn't say that at all.  I merely suggest that the reality is that the
> majority of volunteers take a certain view of themselves (that they are
> Wikpedians first and foremost ), and that the ones who take a different
> view of themselves (that they are Wikmedians first and foremost) are in the
> minority. That is a proposition which is capable of being tested: I have
> not done that test.  If it were to turn out to be true, as I sugest it is,
> that would not be to "deny the minority", it would simply be to state that
> the minority turns out as a matter of fact to be a minority.
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[Wikimedia-l] A BIG congratulations to the WikiVoyage community.

2019-04-14 Thread James Heilman
Back in 2013 the WikiVoyage community joined the Wikimedia Movement after
leaving their prior hoster and site behind.

Per Alexa WikiVoyage this month passed in popularity the website they left.
WikiVoyage is now the 14,793 most popular website in the world as opposed
to WikiTravel at 15,821.

A BIG congratulations to the WikiVoyage community :-)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-03-01 Thread James Heilman
Yes excellent idea. For everyone who is interested in the concept of wiki
based collaboratively built video add your name on meta
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Video#Interest

Still a fair bit of technical work to do. We want to create a work flow
were the text script and instructions for when images appear within a video
all exists within Wikimedia markup on Wikipedia.

Hopefully that work flow will be ready in a few months (maybe by
Wikimania...) We also want to get built a tool for commons that can trim
and cut video similar to how we have a tool that can crop images.

James

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:22 PM Jonathan Morgan 
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> Could these videos be posted to YouTube?
>
> In a recent talk <https://vimeo.com/album/5793528>, internet researcher
> danah boyd makes the observation (around minute 15) that one of the
> problems with conspiracy propagation in YouTube is that nobody generally
> bothers to produce response videos to counteract disinformation narratives.
> So people who use YouTube to get their "news" (<-- a HUGE number of younger
> internet users) are never exposed to the truth around these subjects.
>
> Many of us are aware that last year YouTube tried, somewhat
> problematically, to link to Wikipedia articles in an attempt to counter
> disinformation. But it would be even more useful to* insert factual
> information into the YouTube ecosystem itself*. It seems to me that
> VideoWiki tool gives our Movement a powerful new tool to counter
> disinformation in a more timely manner.
>
> Imagine a 4 minute video that pulls from multiple Wikipedia articles and
> other WM data sources and which is designed to counter, say, a new viral
> anti-vaxx video in a concise and engaging way. Before VideoWiki, this would
> have been pretty labor-intensive to create. With VideoWiki, it seems like
> we're close to being able to develop this kind of content in a much more
> timely manner.
>
> But to be effective, the video needs to reach the intended audience. The
> best way to do that is to post it to YouTube, where that audience is. Hence
> my opening question.
>
> What do people think?
>
> Jonathan
>
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 5:47 PM James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > Yes definitely possible for other languages. It currently works in Hindi,
> > Spanish, French, and English.
> >
> > Here is an example of one in Hindi
> >
> >
> https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/hi/videowiki/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE:%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF/%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%AF_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%A5?wikiSource=https://hi.wikipedia.org
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 8:47 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
> > galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Is it possible to add other languages if we have a free TTS system?
> > > 
> > > From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf
> of
> > > Samuel Klein 
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:10 PM
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki
> > >
> > > Brilliant.  Long in the making, much needed.
> > >
> > > And for branding, the website devoted to this should be called
> Wikipedia
> > > Media...
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:55 AM James Heilman 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hey All
> > > >
> > > > We have a new project called Video Wiki
> > > > <https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/en> which
> > > > allows:
> > > >
> > > >1. The easy creation of videos from scripts from Wikipedia and
> > images
> > > /
> > > >short video segments from Commons
> > > >2. Scripts can have inline references and the text of the script
> > with
> > > >references end up in the captions of the video with references.
> > These
> > > >captions can be turned on and off
> > > >3. At the end of the video it automatically adds
> > > >   1.  the license for the text (CC BY SA license)
> > > >   2. attribution of those who have edited the scripts
> > > >   3. all the metadata for the references supporting the scripts
> > > >4. The final video version on Commons lists the files that the
> video
> > > is
> > > >derived from
> > > >5. Attribution for the images is automatically added at the bottom
> > of
> > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-02-27 Thread James Heilman
Yes definitely possible for other languages. It currently works in Hindi,
Spanish, French, and English.

Here is an example of one in Hindi
https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/hi/videowiki/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE:%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF/%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%AF_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%A5?wikiSource=https://hi.wikipedia.org

James

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 8:47 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Is it possible to add other languages if we have a free TTS system?
> 
> From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of
> Samuel Klein 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:10 PM
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki
>
> Brilliant.  Long in the making, much needed.
>
> And for branding, the website devoted to this should be called Wikipedia
> Media...
>
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:55 AM James Heilman  wrote:
>
> > Hey All
> >
> > We have a new project called Video Wiki
> > <https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/en> which
> > allows:
> >
> >1. The easy creation of videos from scripts from Wikipedia and images
> /
> >short video segments from Commons
> >2. Scripts can have inline references and the text of the script with
> >references end up in the captions of the video with references. These
> >captions can be turned on and off
> >3. At the end of the video it automatically adds
> >   1.  the license for the text (CC BY SA license)
> >   2. attribution of those who have edited the scripts
> >   3. all the metadata for the references supporting the scripts
> >4. The final video version on Commons lists the files that the video
> is
> >derived from
> >5. Attribution for the images is automatically added at the bottom of
> >each image
> >
> >
> > Have started a discussion here on Wikipedia and would appreciate peoples
> > thoughts. Will be drafting a formal RfC about the use of such videos
> > eventually.
> >
> >
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Video_Wiki
> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Video Wiki

2019-02-26 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

We have a new project called Video Wiki
<https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/en> which
allows:

   1. The easy creation of videos from scripts from Wikipedia and images /
   short video segments from Commons
   2. Scripts can have inline references and the text of the script with
   references end up in the captions of the video with references. These
   captions can be turned on and off
   3. At the end of the video it automatically adds
  1.  the license for the text (CC BY SA license)
  2. attribution of those who have edited the scripts
  3. all the metadata for the references supporting the scripts
   4. The final video version on Commons lists the files that the video is
   derived from
   5. Attribution for the images is automatically added at the bottom of
   each image


Have started a discussion here on Wikipedia and would appreciate peoples
thoughts. Will be drafting a formal RfC about the use of such videos
eventually.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Video_Wiki


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in GSoC 2019!

2019-02-26 Thread James Heilman
We have a lot of amazing potential projects that just missed the selection
criteria for the community wish list in 2019

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Results

Would some of these quality as projects?

James

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM Srishti Sethi  wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in the Google Summer
> of Code 2019 with 207 open source projects
> <https://opensource.googleblog.com/2019/02/gsoc-2019-organizations.html>
> :)
> And, application period for Outreachy Round 18 started last week.
>
> We have listed a few ideas for projects for both programs on MediaWiki and
> we are looking for more. Unlike Google Summer of Code, Outreachy is open to
> non-students and non-coders and projects could be around documentation,
> design, translation research, outreach, etc. View current list of ideas:
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2019
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_18
>
> Both these programs have a similar timeline for the summer round. Accepted
> candidates will work with mentors from May to August 2019. If you are
> interested in mentoring a project, create a task on Phabricator and tag it
> with #outreach-programs-projects and #Google-Summer-of-Code (2019) or
> #Outreachy (Round 18). You can also choose to mentor for projects already
> on outreach-programs-projects
> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/outreach-programs-projects/>
> workboard. Remember, every project must have two mentors.
>
> Some helpful resources for you:
> * Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a mentor:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Mentors
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors
>
> * View full program timeline:
> https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
> https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/
>
> Looking forward to your participation! :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Srishti, Derick and Pratyush (Wikimedia org admins)
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Content showcases? Examples needed

2019-01-11 Thread James Heilman
The work of Dr. Subas Chandra Rout from India who has translated more than
1,000 medical articles into the language Odia. The language is spoken by
nearly 40 million people and is not supported by machine translation. For
many of the articles this is the first time content has existed on the
topic online.

Details on Odia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odia_language

A list of some of the translated articles
https://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%B6%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%B0%E0%AD%87%E0%AC%A3%E0%AD%80:%E0%AC%9A%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%95%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%A4%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%B8%E0%AC%BE_%E0%AC%AC%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%9C%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%9E%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%A8

An example of one of the translations
https://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%86%E0%AC%98%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%A4%E0%AD%8B%E0%AC%A4%E0%AD%8D%E0%AC%A4%E0%AC%B0_%E0%AC%9A%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%AA_%E0%AC%AC%E0%AD%87%E0%AC%AE%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%B0%E0%AD%80

Best
James


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:20 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
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> Hi,
>
> Two quick suggestions:
>
>- Picture of the year
>- Integrated and successful GLAMs, where valuable content from GLAM
>partners is reused in various Wikimedia projects, preferentially in an
>integrated way, and already being successfully used in educational
>institutions for teaching.
>
> Cheers,
> Paulo
>
> Joseph Seddon  escreveu no dia sexta, 11/01/2019
> à(s) 13:08:
>
> > Hey Everyone!
> >
> > I have a question. Within the movement, what are the best online
> showcases
> > of our content, movement and volunteers?
> >
> > Context: We've been featuring the blog post about the Wiki Loves
> Monuments
> > winners in thank you email and banners to our readers and donors.
> >
> > We want to showcase our best content to our readers and donors and are
> > looking for ideas about how we can do that.
> >
> > Got examples? Ideas? More complex suggestions for next year or future
> > years?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-07 Thread James Heilman
While we give individual languages / projects a great deal of autonomy,
they are not completely autonomous and remain accountable to our global
norms. We have a shared brand to uphold. Glad to see a strong position has
been taken by the community against discrimination based on sexual
orientation.

My 2 cents
James

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2018-12-31 Thread James Heilman
 an article's
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> that
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> > > to propose innovative solutions that primarily aim at making the
> articles
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-27 Thread James Heilman
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> > > > to
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-08-08 Thread James Heilman
 >>> optimization
> > >>>>> and for what reason.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> How is it appropriate for Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to work with a
> > >>>> company
> > >>>>> that is, by its own admission, whitewashing Wikipedia? Doesn't this
> > >>> give
> > >>>>> Go Fish Digital a ton of legitimization by now being able to say it
> > >>> works
> > >>>>> directly with Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ("with Wikipedia")?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Is it appropriate to give a company that sells whitewashing
> Wikipedia
> > >>>>> services access to private user data, as was done in
> > >>>>> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T192893> and
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> to
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> > >>>> Management"
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread James Heilman
The intro page of the offline medical wiki says that the content is written
by volunteers and invites the reader to join us and make the next version
better.

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 14:03 Leinonen Teemu  wrote:

> Hi Anne,
>
> On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez  ago...@wikimedia.org>> wrote:
> Personally, I see the New Readers efforts as a step in that direction, and
> not the end goal. We're working on bringing more people to understanding
> Wikipedia/Wikimedia with the hope that they'll contribute down the line...
> but, in my opinion, we can't expect people to contribute if they don't
> visit our sites or understand the values and structures we have built to
> support building knowledge.
>
> Fair enough. I am just afraid that people who are from the beginning
> invited to be a “reader”, called “readers”, not having “edit” -button, not
> getting the full Wikipedia -experience, will not get the “values and
> structure”, either. For them Wikipedia will be a free encyclopedia, not the
> free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
>
> I think the message for the people using the offline Wikipedia should be
> something like that we are really, really sorry that at this point of time
> we can only provide you access to read the content, but we are working hard
> to make it possible that your knowledge, in your own languages will be part
> of the "sum of all knowledge”. :-)
>
> Best regards,
>
> - Teemu
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-23 Thread James Heilman
e. While there has been a significant
> reduction
> > > in high mobile data costs and other barriers to participating in
> > Wikipedia,
> > > more than half the world’s population is not yet online. [3]
> > >
> > > Today, Kiwix sits at the heart of the offline ecosystem with more than
> 3
> > > million users from more than 200 countries. It can store millions of
> > > Wikipedia articles from any of Wikipedia’s nearly 300 languages along
> > with
> > > thousands of books and videos on a single flash drive or microSD card
> for
> > > access on smartphones and computers. Kiwix has also worked with
> > nonprofits
> > > such as the Orange Foundation, Human Rights Foundation, Internet in a
> > Box,
> > > WikiFundi, and Digisoft to scale distribution of offline education
> > > materials around the world to students, teachers, and the general
> public.
> > >
> > > More information about the Wikimedia Foundation’s work to expand access
> > > and participation to Wikipedia globally, including information about
> this
> > > partnership with Kiwix, can be found in the Wikimedia Foundation’s
> > > 2018-2019 annual plan. [4]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > About the Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports
> and
> > > operates Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects. Wikipedia is
> > the
> > > world’s free knowledge resource, spanning more than 45 million articles
> > > across nearly 300 languages. Every month, more than 200,000 people edit
> > > Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, collectively creating and
> improving
> > > knowledge that is accessed by more than 1 billion unique devices every
> > > month. This all makes Wikipedia one of the most popular web properties
> in
> > > the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation
> > is
> > > a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and
> > grants.
> > >
> > > About Kiwix
> > >
> > > Kiwix is an open-source software that brings internet content to
> millions
> > > of people without internet access - be it because of cost, poor
> > > infrastructures or even censorship. Websites like Wikipedia, TED talks,
> > the
> > > Gutenberg library and many more can be stored and browsed as if users
> > were
> > > online. Kiwix is available in more than 100 languages, and runs on all
> > > major desktop and mobile platforms. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland,
> Kiwix
> > > Association is a registered Swiss Verein that is funded solely through
> > > donations and grants. For more information, see www.kiwix.org.
> > >
> > > Press contacts
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > Kui Kinyanjui
> > > pr...@wikimedia.org
> > >
> > >
> > > Kiwix
> > > Stéphane Coillet-Matillon
> > > +41 79 215 8510 or steph...@kiwix.org
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [1]
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Stephane/
> > Kiwix/Offline_medical
> > >
> > > [2]
> > >
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/11/03/wikimedia-movement-new-direction/
> > >
> > > [3] https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx
> > >
> > > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Annual_Plan_1819
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-20 Thread James Heilman
 public.
> >
> > More information about the Wikimedia Foundation’s work to expand access
> > and participation to Wikipedia globally, including information about this
> > partnership with Kiwix, can be found in the Wikimedia Foundation’s
> > 2018-2019 annual plan. [4]
> >
> >
> >
> > About the Wikimedia Foundation
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports and
> > operates Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects. Wikipedia is
> the
> > world’s free knowledge resource, spanning more than 45 million articles
> > across nearly 300 languages. Every month, more than 200,000 people edit
> > Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, collectively creating and improving
> > knowledge that is accessed by more than 1 billion unique devices every
> > month. This all makes Wikipedia one of the most popular web properties in
> > the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation
> is
> > a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and
> grants.
> >
> > About Kiwix
> >
> > Kiwix is an open-source software that brings internet content to millions
> > of people without internet access - be it because of cost, poor
> > infrastructures or even censorship. Websites like Wikipedia, TED talks,
> the
> > Gutenberg library and many more can be stored and browsed as if users
> were
> > online. Kiwix is available in more than 100 languages, and runs on all
> > major desktop and mobile platforms. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Kiwix
> > Association is a registered Swiss Verein that is funded solely through
> > donations and grants. For more information, see www.kiwix.org.
> >
> > Press contacts
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > Kui Kinyanjui
> > pr...@wikimedia.org
> >
> >
> > Kiwix
> > Stéphane Coillet-Matillon
> > +41 79 215 8510 or steph...@kiwix.org
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Stephane/Kiwix/Offline_medical
> >
> > [2]
> > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/11/03/wikimedia-movement-new-direction/
> >
> > [3] https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx
> >
> > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Annual_Plan_1819
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

2018-07-02 Thread James Heilman
Now Facebook Basics still exists and still includes Wikipedia as far as I
am aware.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018, 04:50 GoEthe.wiki  wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We are also getting a couple of inquiries at the Facebook page of Wikimedia
> Portugal.
> There is no affiliate in Angola, and the Wikipedia facebook page that Lucas
> Teles mentioned is focused on language rather than region, and has a
> significant proportion of followers from Angola and Mozambique.
>
> It would be nice to have a (Portuguese) text that we can refer users to in
> case of further inquiries. I would be happy to provide translation (maybe
> Lucas can help there as well). Perhaps that blog post from Frebuary would
> be good enough.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Gonçalo Themudo
>
>
> *Wikimedia Portugal*
> *Email: *goethe.w...@gmail.com
> *Website: *http://pt.wikimedia.org 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Statement Opposing the EU Copyright Package

2018-06-29 Thread James Heilman
Thanks Maria

The EN community continues to discuss the possibility of posting a banner
targeted to those in Europe in an effort to raise awareness. Still a lot of
work to do and further community support required for this to move forwards.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Proposals_for_wording_of_a_neutral_banner

James

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 3:03 PM María Sefidari 
wrote:

> The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates
> Wikipedia, the world’s largest online repository of free knowledge, believe
> that the European Union’s proposed copyright directive is a threat to
> essential human freedoms. If passed, it would limit free expression, and
> cause serious harm to collaboration and diversity online.
>
> Over the last few months, the Wikimedia Foundation has been watching
> developments around new proposed copyright laws in Europe very closely.
>
> On June 20, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted to
> support proposed copyright laws that, if enacted, will significantly limit
> the openness of the internet, diminishing the ability of people around the
> globe to access knowledge, while stifling innovation and imposing what we
> believe will be unreasonable costs on new or smaller websites. We expressed
> our opposition to these proposals at the time, and the Wikimedia Foundation
> -- along with many in the Wikimedia movement—advocated against them. We now
> do so again as we approach July 5th, which will be another critical moment
> in the legislative process as the issue comes up for a vote once again.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation and its projects exist to harness the power of a
> free and open web to make knowledge more accessible for everyone. Our
> mission to create a world where everyone can share in the sum of human
> knowledge requires a web in which all people can freely collaborate to
> create and access knowledge.
>
> This flawed EU copyright proposal contradicts that vision.
>
> Instead of truly modernizing copyright for Europe and promoting everyone's
> participation in information society, the proposal threatens freedom online
> and creates new obstacles to access by imposing new barriers, filters, and
> restrictions.
>
> We are committed to remaining a strong advocate and partner for enabling
> society’s ability to share and curate knowledge in free and open spaces.
>
> Now is the time to stand up for the free and open internet.
>
> Today we, as Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, *unanimously and
> strongly*, urge the European Parliament and Council *to oppose* the
> proposed directive in its current version and stand on the side of the
> people in Europe. Please read the Wikimedia Foundation's statement on EU
> copyright reform
> <
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/06/29/eu-copyright-proposal-will-hurt-web-wikipedia/
> >
> and take action at Changecopyright.org <https://changecopyright.org/>.
>
> On behalf of the Board,
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia has reached 1 Million articles created

2018-06-27 Thread James Heilman
Excellent news. Great to see Portuguese Wikipedia growing :-)

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:03 PM Eileen Hershenov 
wrote:

> Wonderful!  Congratulations!
>
> Eileen
>
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> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 10:57 AM, Lucas Teles  wrote:
>
> > Hello, folks!
> >
> > I am pleased to report that Portuguese Wikipedia reached 1 Million
> articles
> > created yesterday. [1]
> >
> > Community voted for a commemorative logo and set a sitenotice banner
> with a
> > statement mentioning the milestone. [2]
> >
> > Thanks to the volunteers and supporters!
> >
> > Links:
> > [1] https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Especial:Estat%C3%ADsticas
> >
> > [2]
> > https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Um_milh%C3%A3o_de_artigos
> >
> > Teles
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Appropriation of the Wikimedia Blog by the WMF

2018-06-10 Thread James Heilman
rst.
> >
> > You say that "we indeed have a lot of people who shout loud, do very
> > little, and get all kinds of credits for the work others have done". But
> we
> > also have many people who speak quietly, do very much, and get no credit
> > for what they are doing, and I do not see harm in recognizing their work
> > with donations, specially if they commit to improve themselves and to
> > listen. You don't explain why you don't like people who listen and who
> get
> > donations. Tbh, I do not like to have slaves in our movement, and I think
> > we should free them from this kind of ungrateful slavery that many seem
> to
> > be very happy about. At least slaves got some food, and a place to sleep.
> >
> > And also listen to what Anders is saying, our model is not working any
> more
> > (it was not sustainable to start with), we have reached the limit, and
> now
> > it is time to reinvent ourselves. And as far as I know most of us here
> are
> > "bottom", so we are building "bottom-up".
> >
> > @Aubrey: Thanks for your long answer :) I'll address it later on, to
> write
> > this email took me at least 5h of coming to the keyboard and leaving to
> > manage the stress. I hope a reply to your email takes me a bit less...
> >
> > Regards,
> > Micru
> >
> > [1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-
> May/090365.html
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Micru/Draft_RFC
> > [3]
> > https://www.csh.umn.edu/education/focus-areas/whole-
> > systems-healing/leadership/deep-listening
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Appropriation of the Wikimedia Blog by the WMF

2018-06-10 Thread James Heilman
> that will not listen neither to myself as individual nor to myself as an
>>>>> organization. What is there for me left to do?
>>>>>
>>>>> The only thing it is left for me to do is to question the legitimacy of
>>>>>
>>>> the
>>>
>>>> WMF as the leadership organization of the Wikimedia movement,
>>>>>
>>>> understanding
>>>
>>>> leadership as the capacity to listen to many individual voices and act
>>>>>
>>>> in a
>>>
>>>> way that is beneficial to all of them. If the WMF is incapable of
>>>>>
>>>> listening
>>>
>>>> to my individual voice, then I want either a reform in the WMF to
>>>>>
>>>> include
>>>
>>>> people who are able to listen at the top of the hierarchy, or a new
>>>>> organization who can listen and create a common vision out of what it
>>>>> hears. Things like the Strategy process are supposed to help with this
>>>>> goal, however I feel it doesn't offer the space for day to day
>>>>>
>>>> activities
>>>
>>>> or to challenge participants with new ideas, then it has no use for me.
>>>>>
>>>>> So yes, I will follow your advice and I will pick my battles, putting
>>>>> myself first. In this case my battle from this moment on is to
>>>>> recognize
>>>>> the authority of the Wikimedia movement as a whole, and build
>>>>> leadership
>>>>> legitimacy for me and all those in the movement who are able to listen.
>>>>>
>>>> I
>>>
>>>> do believe that such people exist in our movement (I know a few), and
>>>>>
>>>> that
>>>
>>>> they have a very high capacity for listening, but they themselves are
>>>>>
>>>> not
>>>
>>>> being heard, and that is extremely unfair, and it is something I would
>>>>>
>>>> like
>>>
>>>> to correct because me and the movement would benefit greatly. And as you
>>>>> said money is necessary, so it has to be paid.
>>>>>
>>>>> @SJ: as you can see from my email, there are deeper issues than just
>>>>> the
>>>>> blog.
>>>>>
>>>>> @Pine: Thank you for our conversation this morning. I learnt a lot from
>>>>> hearing your perspective, and I felt heard by you because you gave me
>>>>>
>>>> the
>>>
>>>> opportunity to voice my concerns, and you asked me questions about them.
>>>>>
>>>>> @Frederick: Yes, money is an issue that has to be discussed with the
>>>>> community broadly. I think it might be too much to elaborate about it
>>>>>
>>>> now
>>>
>>>> on this conversation, but it can be the topic for another thread.
>>>>> About volunteer burnout, I feel many of us feel underappreciated
>>>>> because
>>>>> there is no space in our projects for appreciation. For now the only
>>>>> proposal I had in mind is about creating pages on Meta for volunteers,
>>>>>
>>>> so
>>>
>>>> the work of individuals can be seen completely. Perhaps it needs more
>>>>> discussion.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Micru
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most wanted articles across languages

2018-05-31 Thread James Heilman
Excellent. Google also provided a list of some of the most missing items in
13 languages of India as part of Project Tiger.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Supporting_Indian_Language_Wikipedias_Program/Contest/Topics

James

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> There's a little research project I've been working on in the last few
> weeks: What are the articles that people are most often looking for in
> their language, and *cannot* find?
>
> I was doing this by looking at the logs of searches in the language search
> box in the interlanguage links panel and counting the articles on which
> searching for a language didn't yield any result.
>
> This can be useful to the editors in different languages for understanding
> which articles are in demand and should be created. This may also be useful
> for considering how to reorganize existing articles. Of course, actually
> doing this is up to the editing communities in each language; I'm just
> trying to show where exactly does this happen.
>
> My first attempt at producing a report about it can be found here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Most_wanted_articles_across_languages
>
> This is my first attempt to make a public version of this report, so you
> may find some issues there, for example contradicting or missing data.
> Also, the tables could probably be more nicely designed. Bug reports,
> suggestions for improvement, and all other feedback is obviously welcome.
> However, I believe this is good enough for taking a first look and reaching
> some conclusions.
>
> The two immediate findings that I can see are that the most notable
> articles that people cannot find fall into the following categories:
> * Topics that are popular in the news: "Avengers: Infinity War", "General
> Data Protection Regulation", "Avicii". In particular, I should note that
> topics that are featured in Google Doodles [1] come up often: "Georges
> Méliès", "Mahadevi Varma", etc.
> * Topics that are covered in another language, but cannot be found because
> of different organization of information. This often happens with articles
> where there are cultural differences between languages, for example
> "Football" in the English Wikipedia refers to several different games (I'd
> guess that many people around the world are interested in "Association
> Football"). This also often happens with articles about Biology and
> species: "Homo Sapiens", "Blueberry", etc.; these are organized differently
> in different Wikipedias.
>
> [1] https://www.google.com/doodles/
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Airtasker adds for articles

2018-05-24 Thread James Heilman
We have Terms of Use that require disclosure when people are involved in
paid editing. Often paid editing occurs on obscure topics and we are unable
to closely vet the volume of paid editing that is occurring, this means a
lots of promotional content can and does slip through and make us look bad.

Trying to vet this volume of content also distracts good faith editors from
work on more notable topics. Additionally this counts as covert advertising
which in certain subject areas such as health is not permitted by
organizations such as the FDA in the USA. Additional issues include that
the accounts involved are often socks and the content in question is often
"copy and pasted".

The same argument could be applied to banned editors, if they are producing
good content why do we not allow banned editors to edit using socks?

James

On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Michel Vuijlsteke <wikipe...@zog.org>
wrote:

> Shouldn't articles be judged independently of who exactly wrote them and
> for what reason?
>
> If an article reads well, has good content, is sourced, neutral etc, what's
> the issue exactly?
>
> On 24 May 2018 at 12:28, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I find this rather disturbing that Airtasker accepts adds for people
> > wanting to have articles written, on wikipedia.
> >
> > The person writing the add is asking someone to violate WMF terms &
> > Conditions as you can some of the respondents are indicating that they do
> > this regularly
> >
> > https://www.airtasker.com/tasks/copywriter-for-a-
> > wikipedia-article-10031171/
> >
> > Would it  be prudent for the WMF legal to contact Airtasker, highlight
> our
> > T and have them block such requests from being posted.  Airtasker
> > themselves also gets paid when people write Wikipedia articles
> >
> > --
> > GN.
> > Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
> > WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
> > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
> > Out now: A.Gaynor, P. Newman and P. Jennings (eds.), *Never Again:
> > Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8*, UWAP, 2017.
> > Order
> > here
> > <https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/never-again-
> > reflections-on-environmental-responsibility-after-roe-8>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does anyone know what wikimedia france are up to with the Request Network ?

2018-04-27 Thread James Heilman
This also needs correcting
https://blog.request.network/request-network-project-update-april-27th-2018-partnership-with-wikimedia-woocommerce-plugin-c598372e9b58

Also I am not sure use of the Wikipedia logo is appropriate as it is not an
partnership with Wikipedia.

James

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:35 AM, Pierre-Yves Beaudouin <
pierre.beaudo...@wikimedia.fr> wrote:

> Sorry it's a mistake, the partnership is with WMFr. We will correct that
> tweet.
>
> Pyb
>
> Le ven. 27 avr. 2018 à 15:49, geni <geni...@gmail.com> a écrit :
>
> > According to their twitter feed they have announced a partnership with
> > something called the "Request Network‏" for cryptocurrency donations.
> > Also this article here
> >
> >
> > https://www.wikimedia.fr/2018/04/27/wikimedia-france-
> annonce-partenariat-fondation-request-network-accepter-
> donations-crypto-monnaies/
> >
> > Ok. I don't approve but I'm not french so not its not an area where I
> > can reasonably expect anyone to pay any attention to my opinions.
> >
> > What concerns me is that they have retweeted something claiming the
> > partnership is with the wikimedia foundation rather than just
> > wikimedia france:
> >
> > https://twitter.com/wikimedia_fr?lang=en
> >
> > Is some form of clarification possible?
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does anyone know what wikimedia france are up to with the Request Network ?

2018-04-27 Thread James Heilman
While the WMF accepts bitcoin this claim is definitely concerning

"the Wikimedia Foundation reinforces its leading status by widely
integrating blockchain technology on its platform"

Have cc'ed Chuck from legal regarding potential trademark issues.

James

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:23 AM, Devouard (gmail) <fdevou...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Definitly confusing.
>
> See also this : https://blog.request.network/r
> equest-network-project-update-april-27th-2018-partnership-
> with-wikimedia-woocommerce-plugin-c598372e9b58
>
>
> Florence
>
> Le 27/04/2018 à 15:49, geni a écrit :
>
>> According to their twitter feed they have announced a partnership with
>> something called the "Request Network‏" for cryptocurrency donations.
>> Also this article here
>>
>> https://www.wikimedia.fr/2018/04/27/wikimedia-france-annonce
>> -partenariat-fondation-request-network-accepter-donations-
>> crypto-monnaies/
>>
>> Ok. I don't approve but I'm not french so not its not an area where I
>> can reasonably expect anyone to pay any attention to my opinions.
>>
>> What concerns me is that they have retweeted something claiming the
>> partnership is with the wikimedia foundation rather than just
>> wikimedia france:
>>
>> https://twitter.com/wikimedia_fr?lang=en
>>
>> Is some form of clarification possible?
>>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2018-04-18 Thread James Heilman
ttles down and stabilises it becomes a community.
> > The
> > >> community is broadly stable, but we need a steady flow of new
> > wikimedians,
> > >> and our only really effective way of recruiting new Wikimedians is for
> > >> them
> > >> to see the edit button on our sites. An increasing shift to our
> content
> > >> being used without attribution is an existential threat to the project
> > and
> > >> hence to the WMF.
> > >>
> > >> Our communities are made up of volunteers with diverse motivations.
> For
> > >> some of us the BY-SA part of the licensing is important, personally I
> > feel
> > >> good when i see one of my photos used by someone else but attributed
> to
> > >> me.
> > >> If the de facto policy of the WMF was to treat volunteer contributions
> > as
> > >> effectively CC0 this would be demotivating for some members of our
> > >> community. I'm also active on another site where every member
> regularly
> > >> gets stats on their readership, something I very much doubt would
> happen
> > >> if
> > >> it wasn't an effective mechanism to encourage continued participation.
> > >>
> > >> Every organisation needs money, the WMF gets most of its money by
> asking
> > >> for it on wikipedia and other sites. Again, encouraging attribution
> back
> > >> to
> > >> Wikipedia etc tackles the existential threat of other sites treating
> > >> wikipedia et al as CC0.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> WSC
> > >>
> > >> On 5 April 2018 at 08:04, <wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > Hi,
> > >> >
> > >> > On 04/04/2018 08:36 PM, Anthony Cole wrote:
> > >> > > I'm curious also. I release my articles under "attribution, share
> > >> alike"
> > >> > > and rely on WMF to preserve those rights.
> > >> >
> > >> > Why are you relying on the WMF? Wikipedia contributors (like
> yourself)
> > >> > are the ones who own copyright to the articles - the WMF doesn't.
> > Unless
> > >> > you've granted/transferred copyright to the WMF (or some other
> license
> > >> > enforcement agreement), I don't think they can pursue legal action
> for
> > >> > you or other Wikipedians. (IANAL, etc.)
> > >> >
> > >> > -- Legoktm
> > >> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of video summaries of diseases on EN WP

2018-04-01 Thread James Heilman
Thanks Isaac

Yes the nearly 400 video summaries of diseases have been removed from
English Wikipedia. They will remain on commons being under a CC BY SA 4.0
license.

Updates and new video up loads will likely stop. Whether or not they will
continue to use an open license for further content they produce is unclear.

I have requested they not mention collaborating with Wikipedia or Wiki
Project Med Foundation going forwards and they have agreed not to mention
collaborating with Wikipedia or Wiki Project Med Foundation going forwards.

Best
James

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 7:34 AM, Isaac Olatunde <reachout2is...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I mean collaboration with Wiki Project Med Foundation and *not "Wiki
> Project Mexico Foundation "*
>
> Regards,
>
> Isaac
>
> On Apr 1, 2018 2:33 PM, wrote:
>
> > I mean collaboration with Wiki Project Med Foundation and "Wiki Project
> > Mexico Foundation "
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Isaac
> >
> > Note: I'm currently on a mobile device
> >
> > On Apr 1, 2018 2:29 PM, "Isaac Olatunde" <reachout2is...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> Doc James has announced the termination of the partnership with Osmosis
> >> on Jimbo's talk page.[1]
> >> According to him, they would will be removing any mention of
> >> collaborating with Wikipedia or Wiki Project Mexico Foundation from
> current
> >> documents and going forward.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Isaac
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#Update
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mar 28, 2018 9:54 PM, "Tito Dutta" <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi
> >>> Really interesting discussion. Thanks for informing. Will watch and add
> >>> comment after a little study of the videos for accessibility etc.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Tito Dutta
> >>> Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to
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> >>> me over email or phone call.
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> >>> On 29 March 2018 at 02:15, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > Hey All
> >>> >
> >>> > We are having a discussion about the future of video summaries of
> >>> diseases.
> >>> > This pertains to a collaboration with the Khan Academy / Osmosis and
> >>> as the
> >>> > videos are used across multiple languages and video has been one of
> >>> the top
> >>> > requested items am posting a link to this RfC here
> >>> >
> >>> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_
> >>> > Medicine#RfC:_Should_Wikipedia_contain_video_summaries_of_di
> >>> seases?_And_
> >>> > how_should_they_be_presented
> >>> > ?
> >>> >
> >>> > Best
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[Wikimedia-l] Future of video summaries of diseases on EN WP

2018-03-28 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

We are having a discussion about the future of video summaries of diseases.
This pertains to a collaboration with the Khan Academy / Osmosis and as the
videos are used across multiple languages and video has been one of the top
requested items am posting a link to this RfC here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#RfC:_Should_Wikipedia_contain_video_summaries_of_diseases?_And_how_should_they_be_presented
?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Facebook Linked in some of Wikimedia projects

2018-02-28 Thread James Heilman
I am not seeing any link to Facebook here?

https://az.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeniyetm%C9%99_(roman)

James

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:14 PM, mathieu stumpf guntz <
psychosl...@culture-libre.org> wrote:

> Ok, thank you. To my mind the main problem with that kind of practice
> pertain to the lake of Free-Libre-Archivable-Infrastructure-Rack (FLAIR)
> alternative along the proprietary platform. One problem with this platform,
> is that – as far as I know – we don't have comprehensive archives, let
> alone an archive policy. If tomorrow a proprietary platform decide to erase
> all data related to a group, as far as I know they can do so¹.
>
> Also, as I usually don't employ this services, so I don't know to which
> extend this groups can enforce a free license policy for everything
> published there. This plus terms of service, I have no idea how legal a
> problem it would be to dump this group discussions into a public archive.
>
> Anyway, would a FLAIR alternative be proposed, I would see no point in
> promoting the closed garden within Wikimedia projects, although bridges
> which automatically synchronize data flow on popular closed platforms would
> be still obviously important to maintain.
>
> Actually, even here I think that we should make a policy that submitting
> to our mailling list is conditioned by agreement that the posted material
> will be published under a free license.
>
> Cheers
>
> ¹ Let alone duty to keep a record of everything enforced by this or that
> law, the thing is that it can become offline instantly.
>
>
>
> Le 28/02/2018 à 21:32, Yaroslav Blanter a écrit :
>
>> At your service
>>
>> https://az.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeniyetmə_(roman)
>>
>> Cheers
>> Yaroslav
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:26 PM, mathieu stumpf guntz <
>> psychosl...@culture-libre.org> wrote:
>>
>> Saluton,
>>>
>>> Can we actually have a link to a page with a concrete example so we can
>>> judge this factually?
>>>
>>> Vikiame
>>>
>>> Le 28/02/2018 à 20:43, Asaf Bartov a écrit :
>>>
>>> Facebook is a de-facto major venue of communication for a great majority
>>>> of
>>>> Internet users.  Many communities, user groups, and chapters have some
>>>> kind
>>>> of formal presence on Facebook -- "groups" or "pages".  Directing
>>>> visitors
>>>> to your wiki to *your own wiki's* presence on this other major platform,
>>>> i.e. a direct link to your group/page on Facebook, is absolutely fine.
>>>> It
>>>> is *quite* different from, say, just linking to www.facebook.com or
>>>> explicitly endorsing it as a platform ("Join Facebook! It's great!") in
>>>> general.
>>>>
>>>> As you note, a number of communities have done or are doing this.
>>>> Especially for smaller communities, the impact of such link placement
>>>> can
>>>> be a significant driver of traffic (i.e. readers!) to your community
>>>> group/page on Facebook, which itself is important for outreach,
>>>> awareness,
>>>> and volunteer recruitment, and therefore is mission-aligned.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>>  Asaf
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:06 AM Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Speaking only for myself, not as a member of the board, I don't know of
>>>>
>>>>> any legal or other reason why this should not be done.  I think we
>>>>> should be very careful about links or appearance of endorsement
>>>>> especially on article pages, but outreach to people in the world should
>>>>> take place wherever we find a willing and useful audience.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2/28/18 6:29 AM, Minata Hatsune wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I know it based on local consensus, but what I mean here is: those
>>>>>> consensus valid for WMF Term of Use and others policies or not?
>>>>>> Because
>>>>>>
>>>>>> it
>>>>>
>>>>> same with Wikipedia have linked with 3rd party, which is a commerical
>>>>>> website.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy
>>>>>> Vietnamese Wikimedian
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2018-02-28 18:52 GMT+09:00 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>:
>>>>>&g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Facebook Linked in some of Wikimedia projects

2018-02-28 Thread James Heilman
IMO this is based on local community consensus. It is not a global policy.

James

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Minata Hatsune <minatahats...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello, I have a question: is it legal and valid for Wikipedia communities
> put promotion links to their Facebook pages on public space as Main Page or
> Sitenotice?
>
> I see many of Wikimedia projects doing this, as Indonesia Wikipedia, Arabic
> Wikipedia, etc... Their Facebooks page also have blue checkmark of Facebook
> as verified.
>
> All what I concern is: Facebook is a commerical website, we put a link as
> "official" to them, will it same with Wikipedia biased for Facebook and
> violated the NPOV policy? And in finally: is it OK if other projects can do
> that? Vietnamese Wikipedia also have a discussion about sitenotice
> promotion to Facebook at <
> https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Th%E1%BA%A3o_lu%E1%
> BA%ADn/Qu%E1%BA%A3ng_b%C3%A1_trang_Facebook_%22Wikipedia_
> ti%E1%BA%BFng_Vi%E1%BB%87t%22
> >. If this is OK, I think we have no reason to reject it.
>
> Thank you!
>
> Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-24 Thread James Heilman
I agree with John that it is very difficult to turn a translator into a new
editor. I also agree with Jean-Philippe that it is key to have involvement
of the local projects and preferable if they lead the efforts. Of the
languages we worked in only one explicitly requested not to be involved /
have translations from TWB.

James

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:59 AM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> You can turn it around; give added credits for translations from small
> language projects and into the larger ones, that is a lot more interesting
> than strictly translating from the larger language projects.
>
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Jean-Philippe Béland <
> jpbel...@wikimedia.ca
> > wrote:
>
> > I think the request for such projects should come from the concerned
> > language projects, same for the list of articles. If not, in my simple
> > opinion, it is a form of coloniasm again.
> >
> > Jean-Philippe Béland
> > Vice President, Wikimedia Canada
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Should have added that the remaining points are somewhat less
> interesting
> > > in this context. Preloading a set of articles is a bad idea, the
> > > translators should be able to chose for themselves. Articles should
> also
> > be
> > > pretty broad, not very narrow technical or medical, ie vertical
> articles,
> > > as the number of editors that can handle those will be pretty small.
> > >
> > > In particular: Do not believe you can turn a teanslator into a new
> > editor!
> > > You can although turn an existing editor into a translator.
> > >
> > > On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > 1) You must start with high quality content and thus all articles are
> > > >> extensively improved before being proposed for translation.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Note that to much pressure on "quality" can easily kill the project.
> > > >
> > > > 3) The "Content Translation" tool developed by the WMF made efforts
> > more
> > > >> efficient than handing around word documents. Would love to see that
> > > tool
> > > >> improved further such as having it support specific lists of
> articles
> > > that
> > > >> are deemed ready for translation by certain groups. Would also love
> > the
> > > >> tool to have tracking metrics for these types of projects.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Didn't mention ContentTranslation, but it should be pretty obvious.
> > > >
> > > > 4) We used volunteer translators mostly associated with our partner
> > > >> Translators Without Borders. One issue we found was that languages
> in
> > > >> which
> > > >> their are lots of translators such as French, Spanish, and Italian
> > there
> > > >> is
> > > >> often already at least some content on many of the topics in
> question.
> > > The
> > > >> issue than becomes integration which needs an expert Wikipedia. And
> > for
> > > >> languages in which we have little content there are often few
> > avaliable
> > > >> volunteers.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I used projects below 65k articles as an example, as the chance of
> > > > competing articles are pretty low.
> > > >
> > > > 5) With respect to "paying per word" the problem is this would
> require
> > > >> significant checks and balances to make sure people are taking the
> > work
> > > >> seriously and not simple using Google translate for the 70 or so
> > > languages
> > > >> in which it claims to work. We often had translations undergo a
> second
> > > >> review and the volunteers at TWB have to pass certain tests to be
> > > >> accepted.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'n my original email I wrote "verified good translators". It is as
> > > > simple as "Has the editor contributed other articles at the project?"
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:26 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> We learned a few things during the medical translation project which
> > > >> started back in 2011:
> > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-24 Thread James Heilman
One further case, some of the translations we did into Swahili had funding
associated with them. Few people in the country have easy access to a
computer and cellphones are not as suitable for translation work. Basically
TWB has a brick and mortar translation center in Nairobi with computers.
They have staff that keep an eye on the center. People were recruited,
provided instruction, provided access to the computers, and provided cell
phone credits for their involvement. What they worked on helped them
develop a CV.

James

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 6:30 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Meant to write "more than 5 million words translated". Apologies.
>
> James
>
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 6:26 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> We learned a few things during the medical translation project which
>> started back in 2011:
>>
>> 1) You must start with high quality content and thus all articles are
>> extensively improved before being proposed for translation.
>>
>> 2) A lot of languages want "less" content than is present on EN WP. Thus
>> we moved to just improving and suggesting for translation the leads of the
>> English articles.
>>
>> 3) The "Content Translation" tool developed by the WMF made efforts more
>> efficient than handing around word documents. Would love to see that tool
>> improved further such as having it support specific lists of articles that
>> are deemed ready for translation by certain groups. Would also love the
>> tool to have tracking metrics for these types of projects.
>>
>> 4) We used volunteer translators mostly associated with our partner
>> Translators Without Borders. One issue we found was that languages in which
>> their are lots of translators such as French, Spanish, and Italian there is
>> often already at least some content on many of the topics in question. The
>> issue than becomes integration which needs an expert Wikipedia. And for
>> languages in which we have little content there are often few avaliable
>> volunteers.
>>
>> 5) With respect to "paying per word" the problem is this would require
>> significant checks and balances to make sure people are taking the work
>> seriously and not simple using Google translate for the 70 or so languages
>> in which it claims to work. We often had translations undergo a second
>> review and the volunteers at TWB have to pass certain tests to be accepted.
>>
>> 6) I hired a coordinator for the translation project for a couple of
>> years. The translators at TWB did not want to become Wikipedians or learn
>> how to use our systems. The coordinator created account like TransSW001
>> (one for each volunteer) and preloaded the article to be translated into
>> Content Translation. They than gave the volunteer translator the user name
>> and password to the account.
>>
>> 7) Were are we at now? There are currently just over 1,000 leads of
>> articles that have been improved and are ready for translation. This
>> includes articles on the 440 medications that are on the WHO Essential
>> List. We have worked a bit in some 100 languages. The efforts have resulted
>> in more than 5 million works translated and integrated into different
>> Wikipedias. The coordinator has unfortunately moved on to his real job of
>> teaching high school students.
>>
>> 8) The project continues but at a slower pace than before. The Wikipedian
>> and retired orthopedic surgeon Subas Chandra Rout has basically single
>> handedly translated nearly all 1,000 leads into Odia a language spoken by
>> 40 million people in Eastern India. The amazing thing is that for many of
>> these topics this is the first and only information online about it. Google
>> translate does not even claim to work in this language. Our partnerships
>> with WMTW and medical school in Taipai continue to translate into Chinese.
>> There the students translate and than their translations are reviewed by
>> their profs before being posted. They translate in groups using hackpad to
>> make it more social.
>>
>> I am currently working to re invigorate the project :-)
>> James
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 5:51 AM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> This discussion is going to be fun! =D
>>>
>>> A little more than seventy Wikipedia-projects has more than 65k articles,
>>> the remaining two hundred or so are pretty small.
>>>
>>> What if a base set of articles were opened for paid translators? There
>>> are
>>> several lists of such base s

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-24 Thread James Heilman
Meant to write "more than 5 million words translated". Apologies.

James

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 6:26 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> We learned a few things during the medical translation project which
> started back in 2011:
>
> 1) You must start with high quality content and thus all articles are
> extensively improved before being proposed for translation.
>
> 2) A lot of languages want "less" content than is present on EN WP. Thus
> we moved to just improving and suggesting for translation the leads of the
> English articles.
>
> 3) The "Content Translation" tool developed by the WMF made efforts more
> efficient than handing around word documents. Would love to see that tool
> improved further such as having it support specific lists of articles that
> are deemed ready for translation by certain groups. Would also love the
> tool to have tracking metrics for these types of projects.
>
> 4) We used volunteer translators mostly associated with our partner
> Translators Without Borders. One issue we found was that languages in which
> their are lots of translators such as French, Spanish, and Italian there is
> often already at least some content on many of the topics in question. The
> issue than becomes integration which needs an expert Wikipedia. And for
> languages in which we have little content there are often few avaliable
> volunteers.
>
> 5) With respect to "paying per word" the problem is this would require
> significant checks and balances to make sure people are taking the work
> seriously and not simple using Google translate for the 70 or so languages
> in which it claims to work. We often had translations undergo a second
> review and the volunteers at TWB have to pass certain tests to be accepted.
>
> 6) I hired a coordinator for the translation project for a couple of
> years. The translators at TWB did not want to become Wikipedians or learn
> how to use our systems. The coordinator created account like TransSW001
> (one for each volunteer) and preloaded the article to be translated into
> Content Translation. They than gave the volunteer translator the user name
> and password to the account.
>
> 7) Were are we at now? There are currently just over 1,000 leads of
> articles that have been improved and are ready for translation. This
> includes articles on the 440 medications that are on the WHO Essential
> List. We have worked a bit in some 100 languages. The efforts have resulted
> in more than 5 million works translated and integrated into different
> Wikipedias. The coordinator has unfortunately moved on to his real job of
> teaching high school students.
>
> 8) The project continues but at a slower pace than before. The Wikipedian
> and retired orthopedic surgeon Subas Chandra Rout has basically single
> handedly translated nearly all 1,000 leads into Odia a language spoken by
> 40 million people in Eastern India. The amazing thing is that for many of
> these topics this is the first and only information online about it. Google
> translate does not even claim to work in this language. Our partnerships
> with WMTW and medical school in Taipai continue to translate into Chinese.
> There the students translate and than their translations are reviewed by
> their profs before being posted. They translate in groups using hackpad to
> make it more social.
>
> I am currently working to re invigorate the project :-)
> James
>
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 5:51 AM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> This discussion is going to be fun! =D
>>
>> A little more than seventy Wikipedia-projects has more than 65k articles,
>> the remaining two hundred or so are pretty small.
>>
>> What if a base set of articles were opened for paid translators? There are
>> several lists of such base sets. We have both the thousand articles from
>> "List of articles every Wikipedia should have"[1] and and the ten thousand
>> articles from the expanded list[2].
>>
>> Lets say verified good translators was paid about $0.01 per word (about $1
>> for a 1k-article) for translating one of those articles into another
>> language, with perhaps a higher pay for contributors in high-cost
>> countries. The pay would also have to be higher for languages that lacks
>> good translation tools.
>>
>> I believe this would be an _enabling_ activity for the communities, as
>> without a base set of articles it won't be possible to build a community
>> at
>> all. By not paying for new articles, and only translating well-referenced
>> articles, some of the disputes in the communities could be avoided.
>> Perhaps
>> w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid translation

2018-02-24 Thread James Heilman
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2018-02-12 Thread James Heilman
Anyone within the community can reach out to them and ask. Agree this is a
good idea.

J

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:09 PM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
wrote:

> Following this up, from last August. Did anyone at WMF see it? I don't
> think we had a response from anyone there.
>
> On 20 August 2017 at 00:08, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> wrote:
> > Those of you running Windows 10 will be familiar with the
> > regularly-changing "lockscreen" images showing things like beautiful
> > scenery and scenes from nature:
> >
> > https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/find-windows-spotlight-lock-
> screen-images-windows-10/
> >
> > The last one I just saw was labelled "copyright [photographer name]
> > and Shutterstock"
> >
> > Is there someone at WMF, with contacts at Microsoft, who could
> > persuade them to use some featured images from Commons, with a small
> > piece of text explaining that people may upload their own images?
> >
> > That would seem to be a simple way to do a massive piece of outreach,
> > to a new audience.
> >
> > --
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> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] January Wikimedia Foundation Metrics & Activities meeting

2018-01-23 Thread James Heilman
Excellent idea. Super cool to see.

J

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 6:09 PM, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> The currently-scheduled January metrics and activities meeting is scheduled
> to occur during the Wikimedia Foundation's annual meeting for staff and
> contractors (known as All Hands). Given this, we have a need to reschedule,
> and decided to use that change to experiment.
>
> So, I am very excited to share that the January metrics and activities
> meeting will be hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland on February 1 from 16:00 to
> 17:00 UTC (8:00-9:00 PT).
>
> Please stay tuned for more details from Wikimedia Deutschland in the days
> to come! I hope that you will turn out and support our friends in Germany
> in this experiment as part of our ongoing efforts to make the monthly
> metrics and activities meetings representative of our global movement.
>
> Best,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lower page views

2018-01-23 Thread James Heilman
Our data is only comparable between May 2015 and Dec 2017 so:

Nov/Dec/Jan 15/16 total 15.7, 14.6, 16.2

Nov/Dec/Jan 16/17 total 16.4, 15.5, 17.0

Nov/Dec/Jan 17/18 total 15.3, 14.3, 16.4 (last number an estimate)

So went up from 15/16 to 16/17 and now come down in 17/18 to about were it
was in 15/16. We are definitely not seeing growth in pageviews though which
is concerning.

James



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> In order to have at least a partial answer we would need to know how the
> pageviews relate to actual database traffic I assume? That would explain
> Google and I do not know whether there are any other services worldwide
> that use the datastram without actually displaying pages.
>
> Wojciech
>
> 2018-01-23 11:55 GMT+01:00 Anders Wennersten <m...@anderswennersten.se>:
>
> > We are seeing a steady decrease of page views to our projects
> (Wikipedia).
> > Nov-Dec-Jan it is decreasing in a rate of 5-10% (year-year), and for big
> > languages like Japanese,  Spanish close to 10%, or some months even more
> > [1]
> >
> > Is there any insights of why this is so? Could it be that Google take
> over
> > accesses with their ever better way of showing results direct  (but then
> > also with showing extracts of Wikipedia articles) . Or that our interface
> > on mobiles is inferior so we miss accesses from mobiles (now being 54% of
> > total). Or horror of horror that users look for facts on all new sites
> with
> > fake news instead of Wikipedia?
> >
> > Anders
> >
> > [1] https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesPageViewsMonthlyCombined.htm
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-31 Thread James Heilman
We have our first heat map of the world based on CC BY SA 4.0 data live
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Update

Attribution is provided in the caption. Still a few political hurdles that
need to solved. We have an ongoing RfC about whether we should allow CC BY
SA 4.0 data on commons.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Proposals#Proposal_to_include_non-CC0_licenses_for_the_Data_namespace

The interactive map could also use a few formating tweaks but IMO really
cool :-)

James

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:28 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Just FYI - We can already do most of the interactive graphing on Wikipedia
> with Vega. Examples are vega v3, but WP is still on v2, but most
> capabilities are there already.
> * See examples https://vega.github.io/vega/examples/ of what's possible
> * Some WP examples at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph/Demo
>
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Renée Bagslint <reneebagsl...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Why not simply raise this directly with the WMF strategic lead for
> > innovation?
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > That'd be pretty cool.
> > >
> > > On Dec 29, 2017 17:44, "James Heilman" <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Also all the underlying software is also under an open license,
> > > > specifically the MIT license and can be found on Github per
> > > >
> > > > https://ourworldindata.org/about/
> > > >
> > > > James
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:37 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It is all under a CC BY SA 4.0 license.
> > > > >
> > > > > You can also download all the data as a csv file.
> > > > >
> > > > > James
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <
> > > yuriastrak...@gmail.com
> > > > >
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non
> > cc0
> > > > >> licensed data in commons, but still waiting for legal.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178210
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 11:22 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> > Our World in Data has created 100s of heat maps with scroll bars
> > for
> > > > >> > adjusting the year. The maps as well as the underlying data is
> > under
> > > > an
> > > > >> > open license.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Example include these https://ourworldindata.org/obesity/
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > When one puts their cursor over the country in question they get
> > the
> > > > >> > underlying data and the country is highlighted. What would be
> > > required
> > > > >> for
> > > > >> > use to support this sort of technology within Wikipedia?
> > > > >> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
Also all the underlying software is also under an open license,
specifically the MIT license and can be found on Github per

https://ourworldindata.org/about/

James

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:37 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It is all under a CC BY SA 4.0 license.
>
> You can also download all the data as a csv file.
>
> James
>
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non cc0
>> licensed data in commons, but still waiting for legal.
>>
>> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178210
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 11:22 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Our World in Data has created 100s of heat maps with scroll bars for
>> > adjusting the year. The maps as well as the underlying data is under an
>> > open license.
>> >
>> > Example include these https://ourworldindata.org/obesity/
>> >
>> > When one puts their cursor over the country in question they get the
>> > underlying data and the country is highlighted. What would be required
>> for
>> > use to support this sort of technology within Wikipedia?
>> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
It is all under a CC BY SA 4.0 license.

You can also download all the data as a csv file.

James

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> James, which open license? There is a request pending to allow non cc0
> licensed data in commons, but still waiting for legal.
>
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178210
>
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 11:22 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Our World in Data has created 100s of heat maps with scroll bars for
> > adjusting the year. The maps as well as the underlying data is under an
> > open license.
> >
> > Example include these https://ourworldindata.org/obesity/
> >
> > When one puts their cursor over the country in question they get the
> > underlying data and the country is highlighted. What would be required
> for
> > use to support this sort of technology within Wikipedia?
> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Heat Maps

2017-12-29 Thread James Heilman
Our World in Data has created 100s of heat maps with scroll bars for
adjusting the year. The maps as well as the underlying data is under an
open license.

Example include these https://ourworldindata.org/obesity/

When one puts their cursor over the country in question they get the
underlying data and the country is highlighted. What would be required for
use to support this sort of technology within Wikipedia?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hard spaces being added by the hundreds

2017-12-23 Thread James Heilman
Thanks Strainu

I will fiddle around with those suggestions. It appears to be possible to
adapt the colors within syntax highlighting. So maybe I can get a version
of that which uses the WikEd colors.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Tech/Wikitext_editor_syntax_highlighting#the_current_color_scheme_is_hard_to_read_(which_renders_highlighting_useless)

James

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote:

> James, I've reported a similar issue back in 2012:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cacycle/wikEd/
> Archive_013#wikiEd_replaces_the_non_breaking_space_(U+
> 00A0)_character_with_space_(U+0020)
>  Apparently the way to "solve" this non-issue has changed (for the
> better IMHO, but I can see why you consider it as worse).
>
> I would suggest dropping wikiEd at once for one of the more modern
> editors, such as the syntax highlighting feature or the 2017 source
> editor. It will probably break your workflow for a while, but in the
> long term the benefits will outweigh the issues.
>
> Strainu
>
> 2017-12-24 2:26 GMT+02:00 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>:
> > Per recommendations I have started a phabricator ticket here
> > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T183647
> >
> > Help if I filled it out wrong appreciated :-) Happy holidays / Merry
> X-mas.
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey All
> >>
> >> I have no idea what to do. I have been asking around. Hard spaces are
> >> being adding to English Wikipedia by the 100s to 1000s. I have no idea
> why
> >> and I have no idea how to fix it.
> >>
> >> I have brought this up here https://en.wikipedia.org/
> >> wiki/User_talk:WhatamIdoing#Hard_spaces
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cacycle/wikEd#Stop_adding_
> ;
> >>
> >> Folks appear to be saying that the problem is someone elses problem. It
> >> appears to be mainly coming from education initiatives / those who use
> >> visual editor and thus I imaging copying and pasting content between
> >> different parts of Wikipedia.
> >>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hard spaces being added by the hundreds

2017-12-23 Thread James Heilman
Per recommendations I have started a phabricator ticket here
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T183647

Help if I filled it out wrong appreciated :-) Happy holidays / Merry X-mas.

James

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey All
>
> I have no idea what to do. I have been asking around. Hard spaces are
> being adding to English Wikipedia by the 100s to 1000s. I have no idea why
> and I have no idea how to fix it.
>
> I have brought this up here https://en.wikipedia.org/
> wiki/User_talk:WhatamIdoing#Hard_spaces
>
> and
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cacycle/wikEd#Stop_adding_;
>
> Folks appear to be saying that the problem is someone elses problem. It
> appears to be mainly coming from education initiatives / those who use
> visual editor and thus I imaging copying and pasting content between
> different parts of Wikipedia.
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[Wikimedia-l] Hard spaces being added by the hundreds

2017-12-23 Thread James Heilman
Hey All

I have no idea what to do. I have been asking around. Hard spaces are being
adding to English Wikipedia by the 100s to 1000s. I have no idea why and I
have no idea how to fix it.

I have brought this up here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:WhatamIdoing#Hard_spaces

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cacycle/wikEd#Stop_adding_;

Folks appear to be saying that the problem is someone elses problem. It
appears to be mainly coming from education initiatives / those who use
visual editor and thus I imaging copying and pasting content between
different parts of Wikipedia.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tool to help reaching community consensus

2017-12-07 Thread James Heilman
Am with Denny on this. We are currently discussing what "consensus" means
and how to achieve it on EN WP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#What_percentage_support_should_be_needed_for_a_policy_proposal_on_Wikipedia_to_pass
?

James

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:12 AM, Denny Vrandečić <vrande...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Mathieu,
>
> you wrote
>
> > Despite the fact that reaching community consensus is an easy task,
>
> I just wanted to check whether that was a typo, irony, or actually meant
> that way. In the latter case, I would like to ask for {{cn}}.
>
> Reaching and establishing community consensus seems to me one of the
> hardest tasks we are facing, which is why this sentence astonished me, and
> made me think whether I missed something fundamental.
>
> Cheers,
> Denny
>
> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 8:56 AM Kunal Mehta <lego...@member.fsf.org> wrote:
>
> > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-
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> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 12/07/2017 04:51 AM, mathieu stumpf guntz wrote:
> > > Loomio offers free use for community cases. But it's non-free
> > > software, as far as I can see, but I didn't made deep inquiry. So I
> > > wondered if anyone was aware of a free software equivalent.
> >
> > Loomio is free software, it's licensed under the GNU Affero General
> > Public License[1][2].
> >
> > [1] https://github.com/loomio/loomio/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
> > [2] https://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-affero-gpl.html
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is an Excellent Information Source for Medical Students, Study Finds.

2017-11-02 Thread James Heilman
Okay so followed up with Samir. While the database of questions was
selected by he and I, neither one of us did any specific selection
beyond randomly selecting 25.

With respect to students going and changing Wikipedia / Uptodate, I
very much doubt they would have. There is other students that have
found that even when medical students find errors in WP they do not
bother fixing them. Both WP and Uptodate change slowly over time.

James

On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Jean-Philippe Béland
<jpbel...@wikimedia.ca> wrote:
> This could have been alleviated by using a dump of Wikipedia at a specific
> time throughout the study. I don't know if it was done or not, I doubt it
> since the article do not mention it, I assume they had direct online access
> to the current Wikipedia at the time of the iterations during the study.
> Also that would lift one of the concerns in the discussion section about
> the replicability of the study because Wikipedia evolves, a new study could
> be completed with the same dump at the time of that study in order to
> replicate the same results (however I wouldn't see the interest, but just
> for the sake of having scientifically replicable findings).
>
> JP
>
> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Jean-Philippe Béland <jpbel...@wikimedia.ca
>> wrote:
>
>> Hi James,
>>
>> I finally found time to read the whole article carefully. It is a very
>> well done article and study, in my opinion.
>>
>> I have one remark/question. Since the study was conducted over a length of
>> time (April 2014 to December 2016), was the data analyzed to see if the
>> increase in the results of good answers in the posttest was higher later
>> during the study (or not) since Wikipedia (and maybe UpToDate, I am not
>> familiar with that resource) evolves with time? Maybe even students who
>> participated in the first iteration of this study went after to improve the
>> related Wikipedia articles, thus obviously having an impact on the results
>> since the information about the specific questions that you retained for
>> the MCQ were "directly" answered on Wikipedia. Is this something that was
>> considered? I do not see that consideration in the discussion section of
>> the article.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> JP
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:37 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> That bit of the paper could have been a bit clearer. I simple
>>> downloaded 100 questions at random from a website that hosts lists of
>>> exam question. Am checking with Samir regarding if he did any further
>>> selection beyond that.
>>>
>>> James
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 2:30 AM, pajz <pajzm...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > On 31 October 2017 at 17:09, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Full study available under an open license at
>>> >> https://mededu.jmir.org/2017/2/e20/
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > If one gets to chose the questions and assemble the questionnaire then
>>> > shown to all study participants, I would submit that more or less
>>> arbitrary
>>> > study results can be generated by, consciously or subconsciously,
>>> picking
>>> > the "right" questions. Curiously, the two people that "reviewed" the
>>> > questions here were "a Wikipedia editor and administrator," and a
>>> > "long-term volunteer editor and administrator of Wikipedia" and
>>> "founder of
>>> > [...] the Wiki Project Med Foundation."
>>> >
>>> > Not being negative or anything, but if you're trying to scientifically
>>> > evaluate whether a given exam prep book improves students' grades, would
>>> > you let the editors of the book prepare the test exam?
>>> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is an Excellent Information Source for Medical Students, Study Finds.

2017-10-31 Thread James Heilman
A study, published on Oct 31st, 2017 in the Journal of Medical
Internet Research Medical Education, has found that Wikipedia helps
Canadian medical students improve their knowledge of medical content.
Wikipedia was compared to UpToDate, a subscription based online
medical resource, and a standard medical textbook.

The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial of 116 medical
students from four Canadian medical schools. Students initially wrote
a multiple choice exam similar to that used for licensing Canadian
physicians. They were then randomized to one of three electronic
resources, Wikipedia, UpToDate, or Harrison’s textbook of Internal
Medicine and had 30 minutes to use their assigned resource. During
this time, they were observed for compliance and had the opportunity
to take notes. The students then rewrote their original exam, armed
with the notes taken while using their resource.

The primary outcome was improvement in tests scores before and after
accessing the assigned resource. The authors found that medical
students assigned to Wikipedia had a statistically significant greater
improvement in test scores, compared to the medical textbook and a
trend towards improved performance as compared to UpToDate.

Full study available under an open license at
https://mededu.jmir.org/2017/2/e20/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Women in red

2017-10-15 Thread James Heilman
Correction:

There is a tool that automatically checks for copyright infringement.
It is called CopyPatrol

https://tools.wmflabs.org/copypatrol/en

James

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I cant believe this
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/The_World_Contest
> has
> got WMF funding, the idea of trying to create 100,000 stub articles on
> english wikipedia without any thought to how it'll impact on the
> community.
>
> I find it ironic that a competition is being funded to encourage current
> contributors to do what we wont accept from new editors.  If a new editor
> was to create an article it wouldnt pass through the Articles for Creation
> process because its half the size of the minimum set there. Many of the
> competition articles will just get tagged CSD - A1, A7, A9 even G2
>
> While there is a nice bot that will count the size of the prose, there is
> no automated process for checking copyright violations, checking for
> notability and most importantly checking for BLP with the aim of 100,000
> the community will years to clean up the mess that is about to be created.
>
> we are 15 days from this disaster commencing
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] what made me happy this week: the offline app

2017-10-06 Thread James Heilman
The alpha version of the Wikipedia apps now supports offline ZIMs.
With this ability these apps join the efforts to provide Wikipedia to
the more than 4 billion people who do not have reliable Internet.
Figuring out the impact of offline is much harder than that of online.
A good app is important as offline builds off this base.

James

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>> I note that
>>it's currently impossible to find online mobile app usage statistics
>>on the analytics we pages, dashboard or reportcard, where they last
>>measured 0.0006% of pageviews in 2015:
>
> You have data about app pageviews in several places, the most popular tool
> to see that kind of data has numbers, for example app pageviews
> for en.wikipedia.
>
> The notion of what is an app pageview fluctuates more than what is a web
> pageview, but numbers are quite far away from being less than 1%
>
> https://tools.wmflabs.org/siteviews/?platform=mobile-app=pageviews=user=latest-20=en.wikipedia.org
>
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 6:44 AM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm skeptical that the online mobile apps are a good use of resources,
>> with their very meager usage, especially relative to the several
>> engineers tasked to support them, their questionable accessibility
>> aspects, declining app store ratings, and other issues involving
>> content substitution which have recently come up on this list, not to
>> mention breaking the cross-platform nature of the web. I note that
>> it's currently impossible to find online mobile app usage statistics
>> on the analytics we pages, dashboard or reportcard, where they last
>> measured 0.0006% of pageviews in 2015:
>>
>> https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportUserAgents.htm
>>
>> However, I wholeheartedly support this new offline app project, and
>> hope that it will be the primary focus of the Foundation's app-not-web
>> efforts going forward:
>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iESP20HGPiE
>>
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Offline_support
>>
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Offline_
>> support/V1_User_research
>>
>> Huge thanks to whomever directed this pivot!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Strategy] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Defamation of Wikipedia in a Telugu (te) Motion Picture

2017-10-05 Thread James Heilman
To add to my prior comments, while bywiki.com is very well put
together there are trademark issues that need to be addressed. Plus
the log-in setup could confuse Wikipedians into giving away their user
name and password. I will pass this along to legal and hopefully we
can get the site to address these issues.

James

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 10:28 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It is a beautifully done copy of Wikipedia. The history tab, talk
> pages, and user pages all work and thus appropriate attribution is
> present. The content is up to date. My IP is blocked so not sure how
> well editing works.
>
> This mirror gives me greater concern https://everipedia.org/ in that
> they do not provide attribution to the authors of the content.
>
> James
>
> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:05 AM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> 
> wrote:
>> On 5 October 2017 at 12:34, Swapnil Karambelkar <swapnil@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> copy of Hindi
>>> wikipedia also using WMF logos,etc.it seems to be violating the
>>> norms,please comment and look into the matter .
>>>
>>> https://hi.bywiki.com
>>
>> Not just hi.Wikipedia - see, for example, 
>> https://en.bywiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
>>
>> bywiki.com is registered to Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology
>> Co., Ltd. with a contact address in China:
>>
>>https://www.whois.com/whois/bywiki.com
>>
>> This may be a mirror site intended to bypass censorship, but in any
>> case is a matter for the Wikimedia foundation.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Defamation of Wikipedia in a Telugu (te) Motion Picture

2017-10-05 Thread James Heilman
It is a beautifully done copy of Wikipedia. The history tab, talk
pages, and user pages all work and thus appropriate attribution is
present. The content is up to date. My IP is blocked so not sure how
well editing works.

This mirror gives me greater concern https://everipedia.org/ in that
they do not provide attribution to the authors of the content.

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>
>> copy of Hindi
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>>
>> https://hi.bywiki.com
>
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Women through the glass ceiling: gender asymmetries in Wikipedia

2017-09-22 Thread James Heilman
An interesting paper. We know that a sizable proportion of articles
about people are paid for by the individual themselves or their
representative.

I just looked at the gender of all articles created by this sock
involved in undisclosed paid editing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bri/COIbox61#Jeremy112233

Of the 104 BLPs they wrote 87 (84%) were for males and 17 (16%) were
for females. The current proportions may partly reflect that males are
more interested / willing to buying articles about themselves than
females.

James


On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM, Eduardo Testart <etest...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> One of the members from Wikimedia Chile, independently from the chapter and
> before he became a member, was directly involved in the development of the
> following article, that adress the gender inequality (or gender bias), and
> which gives the title to the email:
>
> *https://epjdatascience.springeropen.com/articles/10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0066-4
> <https://epjdatascience.springeropen.com/articles/10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0066-4>*
>
>
> It was published almost a year and half ago (March 1, 2016), and from an
> internal and informal conversation that occurred yesterday in the Chapter,
> he shared the link to the complete study
> <https://epjdatascience.springeropen.com/articles/10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0066-4>
> (in English). Worth to mention is that he presented preliminary results
> <https://www.slideshare.net/carnby/wmcl2015-investigando-usando-wikipedia>
> (in Spanish) about it in the Wikimedia Chile Conference
> <https://wikimedia.cl/Conferencia_Wikimedia_Chile_2015> from 2015.
>
>
> I read the complete article yesterday, and found it extremely interesting,
> so I took the liberty to share it here, in case you haven’t had the chance
> to read it yet.
>
>
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> Attribution 4.0 International License :)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Requiring the interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing

2017-09-13 Thread James Heilman
No one is proposing going to anyone's employer. The proposal requires no
sharing of private account deals with Upworks or anyone else. These
comments do not appear to have any relation to what is being proposed.

James

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:43 PM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> If I go to somebody's employer and make wild claims about a person, like he
> does something irregular or illegal, then it is pretty much identical to
> this.
>
> I seriously doubt WMF will be willing to share user account details with
> Upwork or any other, and I seriously doubt Upwork (or any other) will start
> blocking accounts on this terms.
>
> Feel free to believe otherwise.
>
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:21 AM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On 13 Sep 2017, at 22:19, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Sorry, but this is a horribly bad idea, and anyone that try to do what
> > you
> > > propose runs a serious legal risk.
> >
> > {{citation needed}}
> >
> > > I guess you will have a few support, but I really hope this will newer
> be
> > > implemented.
> >
> > Why?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Requiring the interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing

2017-09-13 Thread James Heilman
I am wanting to protect Wikipedians from being impersonated. I am also
wanting to protect those on Upworks and other sites from hiring people who
are community banned or editing in breach of policy but pretending they are
legit. This proposal will help with both of those.

That people sometimes struggle to get help on Wikipedia, while unfortunate,
is not the problem this proposal is working to address.

If you are using Upworks etc for offering services other than the editing
of Wikipedia for pay this proposal does not affect you in anyway. If you
are a disclosed paid editor, you already per the terms of use are required
to state the intermediaries you are working through and thus you should
already be doing this.

This proposal will actually help people find "white hat" paid editors who
properly disclose.

James



On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Okey, I may have (or perhaps not) edited a page. Perhaps I have an account
> on Upwork (or perhaps not). That page may have been edited because I had a
> discussion with someone at Upwork (or perhaps not). I could also been
> discussing editing the page at OTRS, but again, perhaps not.
>
> How can you know that? Because I am "jeblad"? What if I am "honky donky" on
> Wikipedia? Do you really believe that because someone said people doing
> paid editing should say so actually do so?
>
> From point b on your RfC "but yet there is no account on Wikipedia that
> discloses that account", how do you plan on figuring out which account on
> those two systems are the same? To identify the culprit you must connect
> two dots, and you don't have enough information about neither of them.
>
> I am on Upwork because a big and rather well-known organization asked me to
> create an account. I have even edited pages! Yay! Go figure which one, and
> why! ;p (To make it easy, their initials reads W-M-F, and no it was not
> about Wikipedia-editing.)
>
> I see all the postings from people that ask for help about their wikipedia
> pages. People ask for help because the failure of the wikipedia-communities
> to provide sufficient help. Going after the people that help them is not a
> good solution, it is (sorry) a stupid solution. If someone ask for help,
> then help them!
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 2:22 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why? IMO it will protect users from being impersonated.
> >
> > It will allow us to more easily have taken down Fivver and Upworks
> accounts
> > that are pretending to be established Wikipedians.
> >
> > How would this leak anything? People involve with paid editor are already
> > required to disclose the intermediaries through which they work and this
> > does not change that.
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:19 PM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Sorry, bad idea. Can't be done and will only lead to stalking and
> > > alienating users. (Or rather it can be done, but would imply leakage of
> > > identifiable information to such a degree that it would put the
> involved
> > > organizations on the front pages for weeks.)
> > >
> > > John Erling Blad
> > > /jeblad
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Have started a meta RfC regarding the above* here
> > > > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/
> > > > interlinking_of_accounts_involved_with_paid_editing_to_
> > > > decrease_impersonation>.*
> > > >
> > > > This is to help address issues of impersonation of established
> > > Wikipedians
> > > > by paid editors.
> > > >
> > > > Further thoughts appreciated. Best
> > > > --
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[Wikimedia-l] Requiring the interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing

2017-09-13 Thread James Heilman
Have started a meta RfC regarding the above* here
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/interlinking_of_accounts_involved_with_paid_editing_to_decrease_impersonation>.*

This is to help address issues of impersonation of established Wikipedians
by paid editors.

Further thoughts appreciated. Best
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-03 Thread James Heilman
These issues can be fixed. Have the banners load below the buttons we
typically click on. Move the gadgets to the left of "read" rather than to
the right of "view history". I have proposed this for TW as I mentioned here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Twinkle#Button_load_issues

J

On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:01 AM, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2 September 2017 at 02:09, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:
>
> > This is possibly the most annoying feature of the Wikimedia projects at
> the moment. You access a page. Then you start reading or editing it. And
> then suddenly the page jumps when a fundraising banner / central notice /
> gadget / beta feature loads. So you have to start reading the page again,
> or you have to find where you were editing again, or you have to undo the
> change you just made since you made it in the wrong part of the page.
>
>
> Or you click "edit" and it hits the banner that suddenly popped up
> under your click. 
>
>
> - d.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-01 Thread James Heilman
I just put forwards a proposal to fix part of this issue Mike :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Twinkle#Button_load_issues

The TW button is easy to fix at least I am told, once I get consensus. Amir
fixed one of the buttons earlier today.

James

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:

> This is possibly the most annoying feature of the Wikimedia projects at
> the moment. You access a page. Then you start reading or editing it. And
> then suddenly the page jumps when a fundraising banner / central notice /
> gadget / beta feature loads. So you have to start reading the page again,
> or you have to find where you were editing again, or you have to undo the
> change you just made since you made it in the wrong part of the page.
>
> I understand that this isn't intentional. Presumably there is a
> phabricator ticket about this. But how can we fix this - does this need
> more developer time, is this an external problem that we need someone else
> to fix, or is this a WONTFIX?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding the endowment

2017-08-22 Thread James Heilman
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.

J

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andre...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Personally I think the endowment is a great idea,
> stability and growth for our movement are paramount, IF, we use our money
> in the best way we can.
>
> I also don't really care about how big the banner is: it's a minor
> inconvenience to click the "Hide" button (provided that we are able to hide
> automatically the button for those who actually donated: they deserve a
> bannerless page. I remember some complaints during the years about this).
>
> What it's more important to me is where are we putting donors' money, both
> in terms of endowment and actual spending.
> The WMF is spending money to serve the movement, and how effective and
> efficient they are
> should be our only focus.
>
> Regarding the endowment, the only little complaint I have is *where* we are
> investing those money.
> Reading the documentation page [1], I don't see mentioned anything
> regarding
> ethical or socially responsible investing (SRI).
>
> There are many funds (of stocks or ETFs) that manage selected "ethical"
> financial products:
> these are also our values, and I think we should put donors' money where
> our mouth is.
> (I get that sometimes non-ethical investments yield more money, but at
> least we should have this discussion)
>
> Aubrey
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Endowment
>
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:10 PM, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Both stability and growth come at a cost - is that cost acceptable?
> > The way I understand it from the mid-year fundrasing report in
> > January, the $5M were on top of the fundraising target, basically
> > gathered by exposing our readers to more banners than needed. My
> > opinion is that's a very high price to pay and that there should be
> > more stringent rules regarding continuing fundraisers after their
> > target has been reached (which in turn will probably require even
> > better planning, including for the Endowment).
> >
> > As to whether some donor influenced the Board's decision, that
> > statement looks really far-fetched based on available information. It
> > sounds more like an opportunity that either appeared or was created
> > after the $5M target had been set.
> >
> > Strainu
> >
> >
> > 2017-08-21 23:49 GMT+03:00 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>:
> > > My personal position is it is critical to have a stable organization
> > before
> > > growing. The WMF has achieved greater stability over the last 1.5 years
> > so
> > > I think further growth is becoming again a good idea.
> > >
> > > James
> > >
> > > On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:48 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <
> > domedonf...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> I'm know that the WMF has determined that it should have some form of
> > >> endowment,  The question is -- as is usual in question of this sort --
> > one
> > >> of balance: in this case, balance between current spending for the
> > benefit
> > >> of the projects today, and accumulating capital for the benefit of the
> > >> projects tomorrow.  I am asking the Board to say why they decided to
> > strike
> > >> that balance where they did -- given the obvious need for that support
> > >> right now -- and whether it is appropriate for large donors to
> > apparently
> > >> influence that decision.
> > >>
> > >> Reinhard
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > I am often critical of WMF, but I can only support this decision.
> The
> > >> idea
> > >> > of creating of an environment was widely discussed in the community,
> > >> > including this mailing list, and had a widespread support. WMF
> merely
> > >> > follows the community wish in this case, and it is great to know
> that
> > a
> > >> > donor agreed to match this amount.
> > >> >
> > >> > Cheers
> > >> > Yaroslav
> > >> >
> > >> > On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >> 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New feature: LoginNotify

2017-08-22 Thread James Heilman
Once again great stuff from the community tech team. Many thanks :-)

James

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:46 AM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> thats a great outcome, thanks to those that have made this happen
>
> On 19 August 2017 at 07:19, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Great to see this, thanks!
> >
> > Todd
> >
> > On Aug 18, 2017 5:15 PM, "Danny Horn" <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > The Community Tech team has released a new security feature this week:
> > > LoginNotify, which gives you a notification when someone tries and
> fails
> > to
> > > log in to your account. This project was wish #7 on the 2016 Community
> > > Wishlist Survey [1].
> > >
> > > Here’s how it works:
> > >
> > > If someone tries and fails to log in to your account from a device or
> an
> > IP
> > > address that hasn’t logged into your account recently, then you’ll get
> an
> > > on-wiki notification at the first attempt. For a familiar device or IP
> > > address, you’ll get an on-wiki notification after 5 failed logins. This
> > is
> > > on by default, but you can turn it off in your preferences; you can
> also
> > > turn on email notifications.
> > >
> > > It’s also possible to turn on email notifications when there’s a
> > successful
> > > login from a new device or IP address. This is turned off by default,
> but
> > > it might be useful for admins or other functionaries who are concerned
> > that
> > > their user rights could be misused. This means that you’ll get a
> > > notification every time you log in from a new device or IP address.
> > >
> > > We want to take this opportunity to thank Brian Wolff for all his work
> in
> > > writing the underlying extension for this feature.
> > >
> > > There’s more information on the feature on the Community Tech project
> > page
> > > on Meta, and please feel free to post questions on the talk page:
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/LoginNotify
> > >
> > > PS: If you’re wondering what happened to the Syntax Highlighting beta
> > > feature that we deployed a couple weeks ago and then had to roll back:
> > > it’ll be back soon!
> > >
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