Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you for your service, Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks Lodewijk for bringing this up and thanks a lot to Wikimedia Hong Kong. I have been in touch with WMHK and Wikimedians in Hong Kong since their application for Wikimania and have been at Wikimania and it was great. There has also been some other activities and efforts which we must

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Salut Gilbert, a brief summary of the benefits, limits and expectations of chapters can be found here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Chapter_Summary_Matrix Apart from that has every chapter a Chapter Agreement which has more details. On top of that additional

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-09 Thread Manuel Schneider
I want to congratulate everyone who has engaged in this election process. It was for sure a very special one, in this special situation which was also reflected by the number of candidates. Thanks to the election committee and the candidates! Nataliia and Christophe, I wish you a good hand in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks a lot Denny for your honest and inspiring mail. I kept stumm for the most part of the last month's controversy, as I merely could have +1ed a lot of stuff that has been said and that's not worth spinding bandwidth and people's time. Now I want to take that time to say thank you, for your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-19 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Erik, thanks for your post, I was thinking of bringing this up as I was part of that very discussion in August / September 2011 when the Wikimedia overall governance model was discussed. The idea that cristalized back then and which I still find very appealing was to split today's WMF into

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-09-20 Thread Manuel Schneider
will be announced by the end of 2014. On behalf of the Wikimania Committee with regards, Manuel -- Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 - www.wikimedia.ch ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Pine, you may want to evaluate CiviCRM. It is not perfect but supports accounting (rather than just recording donations as before) about a year. The advantage of CiviCRM is the fact that it integrates membership management, mailings, donors management and that it can be used centrally by all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board statement on the Media Viewer roll out

2014-08-14 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Jan-Bart, thanks for this statement. Thanks to all on the board and Lila working on this, the improvement of our website and trying to recover the trust of our community. /Manuel Am 14.08.2014 15:42, schrieb Jan-Bart de Vreede: Some of you have asked the Board and its individual members for

[Wikimedia-l] Call for Volunteers: Wikimania Jury to review bids for 2016

2014-08-13 Thread Manuel Schneider
in two weeks' time. On behalf of the Wikimania Committee with regards, Manuel -- Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 - www.wikimedia.ch ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks for this message and welcome Lila. May the expectations of the Transition Team, the Foundation, the communities and chapters work out... Not an easy job, with such heterogeneous groups and interests. Forwarded the information in German to the Austrian, Swiss and German community. I think

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Hackathon: Travel Information and Ticket sent

2014-05-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear all, sorry for cross-posting but I just have sent all participants of the Hackathon a PDF with travel information and a personalized public transport ticket. Should you plan to attend the Hackathon but have not received the Travel Information mail, then please contact me. Thanks and

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Hackathon May 9th - 11th in Zürich - Upcoming Registration Deadline

2014-04-11 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear all, as you all know the next Wikimedia Hackathon takes place in Zürich, Switzerland. Registration is already open for a while and we already passed the deadlines for scholarships and visa assistance. Thanks to the WMF and several chapters we could assign 29 scholarships to participants and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Invitation to Chapters and Photographers for the European Parliament Project 2014

2014-02-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear all, as you know the project Wikipedians in European Parliament will start by Monday. Most participants are already on their way to Strasbourg and will arrive Sunday evening. I am one of them and am looking forward to this project. As I did some preparation some last words from me: * we got

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

2014-01-16 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Fabrice, interesting question! I'd like to remind of a discussion we had at last year's Wikimania in Hong Kong concerning tools for the video community. Yet we do not really have a video community but scattered small groups or individuals doing some work. I try to coordinate this in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Readers still love you

2014-01-04 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 04.01.2014 14:45, schrieb Federico Leva (Nemo): Megan Hernandez, 18/12/2013 01:32: Years ago, I would have to listen to my husband and sister-in-law argue about who was right ALL THE TIME. Now, they just pull out their phones, and Wikipedia has all the answers. The bickering has come to an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WG: Invitation to Chapters and Photographers for the European Parliament Project 2014

2014-01-03 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Geni, Am 03.01.2014 18:19, schrieb geni: On 3 January 2014 16:22, Olaf Kosinsky olaf.kosin...@gmail.com wrote: [...] * has you chapter already decided about supporting volunteers participating in this project? Sending people to Brussels and Strasbourg for reasons other than to lobby

[Wikimedia-l] Hackathon 2014 - Save the Date! May 9th - 11th 2014

2013-12-10 Thread Manuel Schneider
A preliminary page can be found on MediaWiki.org More to come soon! Feel free to contact us in case of questions! Charles and Manuel -- Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 - www.wikimedia.ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How lovely live communication works worldwide

2013-12-05 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi, Am 05.12.2013 11:13, schrieb Jean-Frédéric: Except that it appears the required Flash version is not available under Linux, except if using the proprietary Chrome. I only own Linux computers and BBB works perfectly here in Firefox 17.0.9 with Adobe Flash 11,2,202,310, just the standard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How lovely live communication works worldwide

2013-12-04 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 03.12.2013 23:33, schrieb Tilman Bayer: Note that this solution is still based on proprietary software, in that it requires users to install a Flash plugin. well, BigBlueButton is completely open source, including the flash applets used. While I am not in favour of Flash there is currently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear Bence, dear committee, thanks for your work and decision! Finally we have made a big step forward! /Manuel Asaf Bartov, Bence Damokos, Arnau Duran, Itzik Edri, Mike Peel, Osmar Valdebenito, Ilario Valdelli -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-04 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Itzik, thanks for your analysis and your thoughtful mail. I'd like to echo it! I also had some discussions with my peers in several countries about this report. Comments were made on the time of publication and the aggressiveness towards chapters, the volunteers who worked their as*** off to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-04 Thread Manuel Schneider
Tack Anders för din snabbt svar! Am 04.10.2013 14:40, schrieb Anders Wennersten: *Key is to balance the increasing bureaucratization of chapters with spontaneity of the voluntary movement. As long as the chapters keep the spirit alive, they are the core of our institutionalized activities. We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMUA chapter mailing list switched to 'read-only' mode

2013-08-18 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear Pavlo, as that list is dedicated to chapter business, the chapter may decide how to use that list. For open discussions of the ukranian language Wikimedia projects there is WikiUK-l: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikiuk-l If there is a real need for a seperate list to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMUA chapter mailing list switched to 'read-only' mode

2013-08-18 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 18.08.2013 17:47, schrieb Pavlo Shevelo: is there any precedents known, when chapter Board do some alike rulings? all precedence known to me have been much less restrictive actions, such as the WikimediaCH-l list to become a closed list due to some issues we had with private information

[Wikimedia-l] Happy Sysadmin Appreciation Day!

2013-07-26 Thread Manuel Schneider
my congratulations and all the best! /Manuel -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 34066-22 - www.wikimedia.ch ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [VereinAT-l] On now: European Dialog on Internet Governance

2013-06-22 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks Bishakha for sharing this, I wasn't aware of this. I am thinking about it since quite a while and I guess the community here could help me to get an opinion on it: Wouldn't it be sensible for Wikimedia Chapters to become members of their local ISOC chapters? ISOC has chapters in many

[Wikimedia-l] On now: European Dialog on Internet Governance

2013-06-20 Thread Manuel Schneider
Those oft you interested in Internet governance can follow the EuroDIG conference in Lisbon right now via webcast: http://www.eurodig.org/important/webcast-remote-participation and / or follow the hastag #EuroDIG in Twitter. Yesterday we had the General Assembly oft EURALO, the regional

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediach-l] Wikimedia CH is hiring two new staff

2013-06-11 Thread Manuel Schneider
Original-Nachricht Datum: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:05:45 +0200 Von:Chantal Ebongué chantal.ebon...@wikimedia.ch Dear all, We are looking for two new staff members : 1. Chief Administrative Officer, 80-100 %, since 1.9.2013 2. Chief Scientific Officer, 80-100 %,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 07.06.2013 19:31, schrieb Milos Rancic: On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: == Unfinished projects == Oh, and I knew that there were three unfinished projects, but I forgot the last one. Wikimedia movement isn't staying well with formal diplomacy. No

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Milos, thank you is the least we can say at this point. We can be happy to be such a big movement, with so many people like you who further our vision and goals. Some fluctuation is natural and it is totally natural that after serving some time in our community to move on to new and other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiReaders4Kids

2013-05-05 Thread Manuel Schneider
Great initiative. Actually the first time I donated real money to a Wikimedia project... sort of. /Manuel Am 05.05.2013 06:27, schrieb Victor Grigas: My partner and I just started a campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds to buy all remaining WikiReaders and distribute them to schools and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Train Wikiexpedition in Poland

2013-04-27 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 26.04.2013 19:05, schrieb Fae: Polish Railways will provide us free tickets excellent negotiation! Hey, train enthusiasts everywhere else (including the UK and USA) here is an incredibly tough target for the rest of us to try and beat. :-D In Switzerland 90% of the population has a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] Wikimedia Conference 2013 Milan : Visa Issues

2013-04-18 Thread Manuel Schneider
and a headset. See the agenda of the meeting here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Meetings/2013-16 I hope it is running well, Wifi is very unstable and one need to manually adjust the MTU to make it work properly. /Manuel -- Manuel Schneider Wikimedia CH

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] Wikimedia Conference 2013 Milan : Visa Issues

2013-04-18 Thread Manuel Schneider
. The Etherpad of WCA is - the URL is the same for all meetings: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/WCA /Manuel -- Manuel Schneider Wikimedia CH - Gesellschaft zur Förderung freien Wissens www.wikimedia.ch ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] French intelligency agency forces removal of a Wikipedia article

2013-04-05 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 05.04.2013 20:58, schrieb Yaroslav M. Blanter: Do not they have Swiss, Canadian, and Balgian administrators to restore the article? The article actually was restored by someone outside France. /Manuel -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 34066-22 -

[Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Did you see this April's Fool Day comic on xkcd, with an interactivly growing dog: The dog gains a pound for every $10 donated to the Wikimedia Foundation via this link. http://xkcd.org/ Is this real? How can it tell how much has been donated to WMF through this comic? I see that there is a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks Marc and Michael! Am 01.04.2013 21:28, schrieb Marc A. Pelletier: http://samarium.wikimedia.org/ My understanding is that this was done in collaboration with Randall, but it has obvious general applicability. thanks for this link, I didn't know about this site and data. This is very

Re: [Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 01.04.2013 22:06, schrieb Benoit Landry: Campaign unfuckingknown, with the medium being spontaneous. Perhaps it is some sort of error handler, when a donation comes from a source the system cannot determine due to some glitch, it puts it there? ;) maybe it is possible to set your own

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-27 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear Sue, thanks for the honest and open mail. This is not a farewell mail either, we still have much time to share. But I'd like to reply to this point: Am 27.03.2013 23:04, schrieb Sue Gardner: And that’s what I want to do next. I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi, Am 14.03.2013 06:48, schrieb MZMcBride: I've started collecting notes about a possible Wikimedia or Wikimedia Foundation endowment here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Endowment. thanks for collecting these links, they are interesting. Anyway, I didn't fully understand the idea behind the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks Andrew and Philippe for your explanation and links. So that is a plan to build a reserve of funds that is so big that the operation can be funded by the capital's gain - interest, dividends... Sounds interesting, even though the endowment must be huge to cover our yearly budgets. Another

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiVoyage Association as a thematic organization

2013-03-11 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 10.03.2013 20:45, schrieb Federico Leva (Nemo): Chapters have fees because associations have fees; they should follow the laws and customs of their geography and a one-size-fits-all global regulation would be a big mistake. (It might even be illegal in some jurisdictions for some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] בקשה למרואיין

2013-03-11 Thread Manuel Schneider
מצטער, אני לא מדבר עברית. מנואל Am 11.03.2013 14:36, schrieb Itzik Edri: כתב מעיתון מוביל מבקש לדבר עם מישהו על בן הטבע. מישהו מעוניין? -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 34066-22 - www.wikimedia.ch ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation

2013-03-01 Thread Manuel Schneider
I'd like to point out that Wikimedia Österreich has good relationships with OKFN Austria. We had people from OKFN in our latest TV show (broadcast on March 4th, 19:30 CET on BR-alpha) and we are thinking about a joint-venture to set up a public Open Data portal for Austria. /Manuel Am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMCH resolution about providing a web conferencing system for the Wikimedia Movement

2013-02-25 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 22.02.2013 10:46, schrieb Charles Andrès: Deployment is planned for the next Wikimedia Conference in Milan. In the meantime, people interested in getting access to the tools can contact us by email at supp...@wikimedia.ch, with a simple description of the project, an estimation of the number

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMCH resolution about providing a web conferencing system for the Wikimedia Movement

2013-02-25 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Fæ and all, Richard already contacted me offlist concerning A/V equipment for conferences, so I thought it makes sense to reply on-list (Richard's in CC) to make this information available broadly. Anyway, I am not claiming that I have the best solution nor the best knowledge on this topic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-21 Thread Manuel Schneider
The list already exists since several months but hasn't been used yet: https://intern.wikimedia.ch/lists/listinfo/wca-announce /Manuel Am 19.02.2013 21:09, schrieb Michael Peel: On 19 Feb 2013, at 19:57, Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonew...@gmail.com wrote: On 19 February 2013 16:10, Ziko van

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-21 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 20.02.2013 14:03, schrieb Fae: On 20 February 2013 08:59, Christophe Henner christophe.hen...@gmail.com wrote: Why do we need two announce mailing lists? Can't we all use wikimedia-announce ? I don't really care much about how it works, just that it does. Manuel Schneider took

[Wikimedia-l] WCA - Meeting Report / WCA - Bericht

2013-02-18 Thread Manuel Schneider
-- Manuel Schneider Wikimedia Österreich - Gesellschaft zur Förderung freien Wissens www.wikimedia.at Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Manuel Schneider -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21) 34066-22 - www.wikimedia.ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WCA Meeting - Google Hangout is on on rocking!

2013-02-17 Thread Manuel Schneider
 London Meeting is on!   We would like to remind you our agenda: meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Meetings/2013-07   Please, join us on Google Hangout: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/38ea423ec0e987450e09259bde4be1e52ce7f327   We are welcoming your input. -- Manuel Schneider

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WCA Meeting - Google Hangout is on on rocking!

2013-02-17 Thread Manuel Schneider
Thanks Richard! John and all, we are back discussing. /Manuel Am 2013-02-17 14:19, schrieb Richard Nevell: You turned up during the lunch break, which is why the room looked a little empty -- Manuel Schneider Wikimedia CH - Gesellschaft zur Förderung freien Wissens www.wikimedia.ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Patent claim relating to QRpedia

2013-02-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 08.02.2013 18:53, schrieb James Heilman: QRpedia is still owned by Roger Bamkin I think http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRpedia The projects code appears to be open source. It is. You need to fiddle through it and find the right QR library which is not included, though. What does this mean

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Österreich - General Assembly

2012-12-03 Thread Manuel Schneider
: Michael Karolzak (new) - Ingo Allmer didn't recandidate * Treasurer: Reiner Strubert (as before) * Vice Treasurer: Michael Kranewitter (as before) * Adviser: Andrea Kareth (new) - Denis Barthel didn't recandidate * Adviser: Bernhard Wallisch (new) - Manuel Schneider didn't recandidate - WCA Council