[Wikimedia-l] Re: Wikimedia Deutschland’s new Executive Director: Christian Humborg

2021-05-10 Thread Mardetanha
Excellent to find out the newly elected ED is a Christian Humborg. I wish
him success in his new role.


Mardetanha


On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 3:13 PM টিটো দত্ত Tito Dutta 
wrote:

> Hello,
> Good to know that. Thanks for informing about the progress. Good wishes to
> Christian Humborg for his new role.
> Regards.
>
>
> সোম, ১০ মে, ২০২১ ৪:০৬ PM তারিখে Lukas Mezger 
> লিখেছেন:
>
>> Dear fellow Wikimedians,
>>
>> In January, Abraham Taherivand informed you that he had decided not to
>> renew his contract with Wikimedia Deutschland. Today, I am excited to
>> announce that our search for a new Executive Director has been successful:
>> Christian Humborg will take over office at Wikimedia Deutschland from 1
>> June.
>>
>> One of the most important tasks of the Wikimedia Deutschland Executive
>> Board is the appointment of the Executive Director. My colleagues and I are
>> very pleased to have found such a fantastic candidate for the vacant
>> position. Christian impressed us with his bold ideas and visions, his
>> leadership experience at the head of influential civil society
>> organisations and his passion for the liberation of knowledge. He clearly
>> prevailed among the 59 applicants. The search was managed by our
>> Supervisory Board and Abraham with the support of an external executive
>> search firm.
>>
>> Christian knows the Wikimedia Movement and our commitment to free
>> knowledge well – because he has helped shape both since 2016 as deputy
>> executive director and head of finance at Wikimedia Deutschland. Before
>> that, he was the executive director of the anti-corruption organisation
>> Transparency International Germany, helped establish the non-profit
>> investigative journalism centre Correctiv and was awarded the Grimme Online
>> Award as a member of the journalism collective carta.info. He is the
>> right fit for the future of Wikimedia Deutschland.
>>
>> At this point, on behalf of our entire Board, I would like to express my
>> heartfelt thanks to Abraham, who has achieved so much as Executive Director
>> over the last four years. He has set important strategic impulses that will
>> be decisive for the future success of Wikimedia in the world. Abraham
>> joined Wikimedia Deutschland in 2012 and has since strengthened the
>> organisation in every respect and positioned it very well for this
>> handover. Thank you for your great commitment!
>>
>> It is to Abraham’s credit that he discussed his decision with the Board
>> at an early stage and thus made a well thought-out search process possible.
>> Together, we are now working on a good transition.
>>
>> We are looking forward to continuing the success of the last four years
>> together with Christian, to tackling new projects, to implementing the 2030
>> strategy – and to liberating a few more pieces of knowledge together every
>> day.
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Lukas
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dr. Lukas Mezger
>> Vorsitzender des Präsidiums / chair of the Supervisory Board
>>
>> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
>> Tel. (030) 219 158 260 – (0151) 268 63 931
>> http://wikimedia.de
>>
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>>
>> Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
>> Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
>> http://spenden.wikimedia.de
>>
>> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
>> Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy Rapid Grants

2020-11-12 Thread Mardetanha
Dear Asaf, I or my user group are not recipients of such a grant but a
reliable internet connection could be costly especially if you need a
reliable connection for video/voice discussion, in the case of Iran, Mobile
operators offer much much much reliable connection than normal ISPs, the
speed is up to 20 times more and ping and jitters are far less, me
personally when I have an online meeting, I move to mobile broadband, so I
see the logic of such money could increase the participation or at least
meaningful participation.


Mardetanha


On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:52 PM Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Do we have good examples of where providing money for a data package
> resulted in substantive contributions by that person *to discussions* (as
> distinct from mainspace edits/uploads)?
>
> I admit I am skeptical.  But I'm eager to have my mind changed, if there
> are some successes anyone can point to.
>
>A.
>
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
>
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
> https://donate.wikimedia.org
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:22 AM Kaarel Vaidla 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> @Stella - Thank you for reaching out and asking the question! As it is
>> rather specific, I will respond and continue this conversation in a private
>> thread.
>>
>> For everyone to note - providing data packages is indeed something we can
>> do to support participation in the movement strategy online discussions:
>>
>>- We are happy to process your request for the group as part of your
>>Rapid Grant application [1], and
>>- We will follow-up with you if you have stated the need in the
>>registration form for global events [2].
>>
>> Thank you for your kind attention!
>> Kaarel
>>
>> [1]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Apply#Movement_Strategy_discussions
>> [2]
>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclZkiCaqBDZ-BPEDw0CWOU_mv95MDUa2lY5NHUsvp9MuLEVA/viewform
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 12:04 AM Stella Agbley 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Kaarel,
>>> Please i need your advice, in other to encourage more women
>>> participation, we were thinking of giving data scholarships/packages of
>>> $20-$25 to at least Twenty five women(25) who might need it, but the
>>> problem here is since  most of our participants are in different countries,
>>> i do not know how to go about it, because if i make the request on their
>>> behalf i do not know how they will receive it. been racking my brains on it
>>> before applying for the grant,  and this might be the situation for
>>> subsequent events, since our membership spans across different countries,
>>> please can you propose a solution to this for me before the scholarship
>>> window closes.
>>> sorry i know this is coming late.
>>>
>>> Best Regards
>>> Stella
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 6:17 PM Kaarel Vaidla 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>
>>>> We are announcing the opening of Movement Strategy Rapid Grants [1].
>>>> The grants are intended to support organizations and project communities in
>>>> organizing local, regional or thematic discussions on Movement Strategy.
>>>>
>>>> The purpose of the grant is to encourage community participation,
>>>> provide the necessary online tools and software, enable facilitation and
>>>> documentation for the discussions, and share translated information. Rapid
>>>> Grants can support your event plans with a budget up to 2,000 USD, with no
>>>> minimum requirement. We are accepting grants between October 26 and
>>>> November 12.
>>>>
>>>> In our global discussions, we often have more participation from
>>>> established affiliates and online project communities, and in general from
>>>> those who are relatively financially secure to take the time to organize
>>>> and participate in events. We hope that this grant program will enable and
>>>> support a wider range of organizations and communities to take part in
>>>> strategy discussions.
>>>>
>>>> Grant details
>>>>
>>>> Scope: For organizing Movement Strategy discussions, for example:
>>>>
>>>>-
>>>>
>>>>to discuss  local, th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Elena Sanz passed away last night

2020-07-06 Thread Mardetanha
This is such sad news, Rest in peace in Elena.
Mardetanha


On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:25 PM Santiago Navarro <
santiagonava...@wikimedia.es> wrote:

> Hello. I have bad news, the kind of news we never want to have. Our
> friend and colleage Elena Sanz (user ElsaBornFree) passed away last
> night.
>
> Elena Sanz was a strong, intelligent and brilliant woman. She joined
> Wikimedia movement in 2014 and after two years she because secretary of
> Wikimedia España, possition she had till now.
>
> Many of you met her in many conferences and events, such as Wikimedia
> Conferences, Wikimanias or Iberoconfs, but also meeting for advocacy in
> the EU, the Wikipedia+education conference in Donostia, next to her home
> town. A very active person, this has been a huge shock for all of us.
>
> If you want to leave your condolences, you can write in a page created
> for that on Spanish Wikipedia.[1] We wrote also a blog post dedicated to
> her memory.[2]
>
> As a president of Wikimedia España and a friend of her, I want to
> express our condolences on behalf of Wikimedia España to his family and
> friends. We will always remember her.
>
> [1]
>
> https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedistas_fallecidos/ElsaBornFree
> [2] https://www.wikimedia.es/2020/07/06/hasta-siempre-elena/
>
> --
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> Presidente
> Wikimedia España
> www.wikimedia.es
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is going to be available in turkey again

2019-12-26 Thread Mardetanha
Dear friends and colleagues
before new year I would like to share the wonderful news that we received
today. Turkey's Constitutional Court finds that the Wikipedia ban
constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression. The high
court also requests Ankara 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace to remove the
ban immediately. Wikipedia has been banned since Apr 2017.


Mardetanha
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2019-02-21 Thread Mardetanha
congratulations to both of you
Mardetanha


On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 10:41 PM Shani Evenstein 
wrote:

> Thanks both of you and good luck to new members! I'm hopeful that together
> you can help march AffCom forward and help with the obvious workload.
>
> Best,
> Shani.
>
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:26 Paulo Santos Perneta  wrote:
>
> > Satdeep & Tanvir stepped down, 2 reappointments, and 3 new appointments -
> > 13-2+3=14 : Apparently AffCom has just expanded to 14 seats.
> >
> > Paulo
> >
> > Farah Jack Mustaklem  escreveu no dia quinta,
> > 21/02/2019 à(s) 18:10:
> >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I'm pleased to announce that Reda Kerbouche, Manavpreet Kaur, and May
> > > Hachem have appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new members.  In
> > > addition, two incumbent members -- Kirill Lokshin and Camelia Boban --
> > have
> > > been
> > > re-appointed for an additional term.  Please join me in welcoming our
> new
> > > and returning members.
> > >
> > > The committee extends its profound gratitude to Tanweer Morshed, who is
> > > stepping down after having served three years on the committee, and to
> > > everyone who participated in the recent selection process, whether by
> > > standing as a candidate or by providing feedback on the applications.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Farah Mustaklem
> > > Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives $55k+ in funding for project on audio files

2018-12-18 Thread Mardetanha
Congratulations, you are doing great

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 7:19 PM Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> Thanks John, for sharing the information, I am looking forward to
> contribute my part, all my best wishes for the grand success of the project.
> Thanks,
> Regards,
> Rajeeb Dutta, (Marajozkee).
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 18-Dec-2018, at 9:08 PM, John Andersson 
> wrote:
>
> Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be the recipient of $55,000 in support from
> the grant-giving organization Kulturbryggan (Culture Bridge) for a
> project investigating how to best include audio files on Wikimedia Commons.
>
> Our work will focus on batch uploading audio files onto Wikimedia Commons
> (with a focus on music recordings). In preparations for this, we will
> investigate how the metadata can be included in a way that is best suited
> for Structured Data once it gets deployed. This is a pilot project where
> we aim to discuss with the community what to include and what to exclude.
> The discussions and the requests from the community will form our planning
> around future work with uploading audio files onto Wikimedia Commons. We
> look forward working with the community and with the Structured Data team
> at Wikimedia Foundation on how metadata about audio files can be included
> in a well-structured and useful way.
>
> This project will connect very closely to the FindingGLAMs project[1] and
> will form one of the case studies included in it. In the case study we will
> provide guidance for other GLAMs and Wikimedia affiliates who want to
> upload audio files in the future.
>
> The project also connects closely to Wikimedia Sverige’s planned project
> aimed at building tools to collect speech recordings. The recordings,
> illustrating how words are pronounced etc., will then be used to improve
> the quality of Wikispeech[2], a text-to-speech (TTS) system that converts
> written text into speech. We want to see what type of speech recordings can
> and should be stored on Wikimedia Commons and what kind of metadata should
> be included there; this project will help us clarify the needs.
>
> Please contact John Andersson (john.anders...@wikimedia.se) if you have
> any questions.
>
> As always, you can find the full application available on our wiki (in
> Swedish).[3]
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FindingGLAMs
>
> [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikispeech
>
> [3]
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Fri_musik_p%C3%A5_Wikipedia_2019/Ans%C3%B6kan
>
> Best,
>
> John
>
> - - - -
>
> John Andersson
>
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Sverige
>
> Phone: +46(0)73-3965189
>
> Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se
>
> Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project

2018-08-27 Thread Mardetanha
This is a wonderful news, congratulations to Wikimedia Sverige
Mardetanha


On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 6:18 PM John Andersson 
wrote:

> *Hi everybody and sorry for crossposting,Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be
> the recipient of $65,500 in support from the Swedish National Library for
> our project Library Data.We will work in collaboration with the Swedish
> National Library to include a number of datasets onto Wikidata, such as
> data about authors, libraries and different special databases of
> bibliographies[1]. This is a pilot project where we aim to discuss with the
> community what to include and what to exclude. Based on the discussions and
> the requests from the community we will design a continuation of this
> project (if this first part is deemed successful continuous funding is
> possible for 3-4 more years).We started investigating a possible long term
> partnership with the National Library in 2017 when Wikimedia Sverige
> delivered inputs to the new National Strategy for the Library Sector on how
> Sweden's libraries can work with Wikimedia for mutual benefits.[2] The
> National Library has just made history as the world's first national
> library to fully transition to Linked Open Data (BIBFRAME 2.0),[3] so the
> timing could not have been better; we are now in position to examine how
> this move can benefit Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.Please contact
> the project manager André Costa (andre.co...@wikimedia.se
> ) or the developer Alicia Fagerving
> (alicia.fagerv...@wikimedia.se ) if you
> have
> any questions. As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in
> Swedish):
>
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_på_Wikidata_2018/Ansökan
> <
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_inkludering_av_biblioteksdata_p%C3%A5_Wikidata_2018/Ans%C3%B6kan
> >[1]
> https://libris.kb.se/deldatabas.jsp <https://libris.kb.se/deldatabas.jsp>
> [2]
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Sverige_-_Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf
> <
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Sverige_-_Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf
> >
> (in Swedish)[3]
>
> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975
> <
> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/pressreleases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-fully-transition-to-linked-data-2573975
> >
> *
> Kind regards,
>
> John
> - - - -
> John Andersson
> Executive Director
> Wikimedia Sverige
>
> Phone: +46(0)73-3965189
> Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se 
> Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-02 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks, Katherine, This is very heartwarming and encouraging.

Mohsen

Mardetanha

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 3:12 AM, Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> *This letter is also available on Meta-Wiki here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10631068
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10631068>*
> *Please consider supporting with translations. *
>
> Dear friends,
>
> On Tuesday, the highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court,
> ruled in favor of the current U.S. administration’s restrictions[1] on
> travel and immigration from seven countries.[2] In a 5-4 ruling, the Court
> found that the restrictions were lawfully created, despite their breach of
> the longstanding ideals of the U.S. immigration system and disturbing
> comments [3] made by the current administration about the religious basis
> for some of these restrictions.
>
> Of the seven countries named, at least three have active Wikimedia
> communities. The Wikimedia chapter in Venezuela, Iranian Wikimedians user
> group, and proposed Libyan user group represent the reality that our
> movement has no borders. Our mission does not discriminate, it unites: in
> these and other countries, we have friends, allies, and fellow Wikimedians.
>
> To our fellow Wikimedians, particularly those from or with family in
> affected countries: we stand with you and reject the premise of this
> outcome. Our movement is possible because of the belief that everyone,
> everywhere, should be able to contribute to shared human understanding. We
> believe in a world where every country, language, and culture can freely
> collaborate without restriction in our shared effort of making free
> knowledge accessible to every person. Wikipedia is proof of what can happen
> when these freedoms are unrestricted. When our ability to come together is
> limited, the world is a poorer place.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation has opposed the restrictions since earlier
> versions were first introduced. We responded to an executive order in early
> 2017[4] by joining many other organizations and companies in signing a
> series of amicus briefs before the courts hearing these cases.[5] We have
> posted an update on the Wikimedia blog detailing our position on the most
> recent outcome of this case. [6]
>
> We are mindful that these restrictions may have real impacts on individual
> staff and community members, as well as our families and communities. The
> Wikimedia Foundation rejects the spirit of this ban and similar
> restrictions in place around the world that treat some more equally than
> others. Our commitment to our global ethos and shared vision will continue
> to guide our policy efforts into the future, as we strive to uphold the
> values that make our movement possible.
>
> Katherine
>
> [1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13780
> [2]
> https://www.apnews.com/3a20abe305bd4c989116f82bf53539
> 3b/High-court-OKs-Trump's-travel-ban,-rejects-Muslim-bias-claim
> [3]
> https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/donald-trump-
> calls-halt-muslims-entering-151207220200817.html
> [4] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/30/knowledge-knows-no-boundaries/
> [5] See
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/02/06/amicus-brief-immigration-travel-
> restrictions/,
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/03/15/amicus-brief-us-travel-restrictions/
> ,
> and
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/09/18/amicus-brief-us-travel-immigration/
> [6]
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/02/supreme-court-
> immigration-wikimedia-values/
>
>
> --
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>
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> Wikimedia Foundation
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Albania

2018-06-11 Thread Mardetanha
​ Hi Kirill

  Philip's concerns were not answered, would you please respond, I had the
very same question.



Mardetanha

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:12 PM, Philip Kopetzky 
wrote:

> Hi Kirill,
>
> what's the difference/relationship between this group and the Wikimedians
> of Albanian Language User Group, which is currently applying for a
> simpleAPG grant? How do we avoid creating more Brazilian scenarios by
> reconising even more user groups from the same area?
>
> Best,
> Philip
>
> On 22 May 2018 at 22:07, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > [1] Wikimedia Community User Group Albania [2] as a Wikimedia User Group.
> > The group aims to improve content about Albania across the Wikimedia
> > projects, including Commons and Wikidata, and to collaborate with other
> > Wikimedia user groups, chapters, and other free culture groups in Albania
> > and across the region.
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/
> > Resolutions/Recognition_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Albania
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_
> Group_Albania
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-recognition of Wikimedia user groups in Brazil

2018-04-08 Thread Mardetanha
I wonder if we could turn this to one learning pattern, from what went
wrong at first place and what solution you propose to solve it. I think it
would help a lot of projects if we could learn from each other's mistake.

Mardetanha

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:22 AM, Lucas Teles <telesw...@gmail.com> wrote:

> That’s very unexpected. I actually have been trying to talk with WMF plenty
> of times and waiting and waiting for a word from you. Though you probably
> received lots of emails from me and others, I don’t think I have a single
> email from you guys about this in my inbox
>
> I have literally implored you to provide me and answer for a few cases
> opened has been a while in order to have any instruction or advice on how
> to act in many situations. But that never came.
>
> This is probably the first time I hear from you, Kirill, and I respectfully
> disagree that one can consider that you did well on it. You just let it all
> happen and watched this escalate without any help. We were working on our
> mistakes, we were building our code of conduct, accepted mediation with
> Millos and others, but the feeling is that we were totally alone on that.
> Sadly, your actions were always directed to both groups as if you were
> avoiding to take any side or decision, like you are doing now, taking a
> general action and not addressing any issue specifically.
>
> I hope this change is for the best, but also hope that you can recognize
> your own mistakes here as others from WMF did. Just like I don’t think we
> did well every single moment and try to learn from it, you can’t really
> believe that you did a good job here. If you do (and that is the impression
> we have from your message), that is worrying. Then again, I hear from you,
> after so much time of silence and what I hear is punishment. You can’t
> probably think that you are being any educational on the matter. Sorry if
> there is any harsh word above, but that is sincerely unintentional.
>
> Have a good day.
>
> Teles
>
>
> Em dom, 8 de abr de 2018 às 16:32, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com>
> escreveu:
>
> > Sad outcome though fair, reasonable and expected.
> > I hope some new group will arise from these ruins.
> >
> > Vito
> >
> > 2018-04-08 20:19 GMT+02:00 Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com>:
> >
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic
> > > organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an independent
> > > group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the
> Wikimedia
> > > mission. To receive and maintain their status as recognized Wikimedia
> > > affiliates, groups are required to comply with certain requirements,
> > which
> > > are identified in each group's individual chapter, thematic
> organization,
> > > or user group agreement.  In particular, the terms of the Wikimedia
> User
> > > Group Agreement and Code of Conduct prohibit user groups from engaging
> in
> > > activity that poses significant risk to other Wikimedia organizations
> or
> > > Wikimedia projects.
> > >
> > > As many of you doubtlessly know, the two Wikimedia user groups based in
> > > Brazil — Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and Wiki Education
> Brazil
> > —
> > > have been engaged in a severe and protracted conflict, which has
> resulted
> > > in significant harm to past, ongoing, and planned Wikimedia movement
> > > activities in Brazil.  As all reasonable attempts to resolve the
> conflict
> > > have failed, the Affiliations Committee is left with no choice but to
> > > withdraw the groups' recognition as Wikimedia affiliates.
> > >
> > > Consequently, the recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil
> > and
> > > Wiki Education Brazil as Wikimedia user groups has been revoked, and
> the
> > > Wikimedia Foundation's legal department has been requested to formally
> > > terminate their respective user group agreements as soon as
> practicable.
> > > Further, the specific individuals who served as the primary contacts
> for
> > > these user groups will be prohibited from serving as primary contacts
> for
> > > any user group application or existing user group for a period of one
> > year.
> > >
> > > The Affiliations Committee recognizes that this is an unprecedented and
> > > unfortunate development. However, we hope that this step will allow the
> > > Wikimedia community in Brazil to work towards a new organizational
> > > structure and model that 

[Wikimedia-l] New Stewards elected

2018-02-28 Thread Mardetanha
Hey Wikimedia community
after a long election we finally have couple new stewards elected


   1. علاء <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1> (
   talk <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1>
· contribs
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1>
   )
   2. Green Giant <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Green_Giant> (talk
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Green_Giant> · contribs
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Green_Giant>)
   3. Rxy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rxy> (talk
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Rxy> · contribs
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Rxy>)
   4. -revi <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:-revi> (talk
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:-revi> · contribs
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/-revi>)
   5. There'sNoTime <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:There%27sNoTime> (
   talk <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:There%27sNoTime> ·
   contribs
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/There%27sNoTime>)


please join me in welcoming them for the new position and congratulating
them for gaining communities trust.



Mardetanha
On behalf of election committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] User Halibutt has passed

2018-01-31 Thread Mardetanha
Very sad to learn this, he was a good friend and great wikipedian, learnt a
lot fron him about polands history, may his soul rest in peace

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:54 AM Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska <
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> I am sad to inform you that today Krzysztof Machocki (user:Halibutt) has
> passed away. With his passing our community loses a brilliant and
> passionate Wikimedian and Wikimedia Polska loses a valued spokeperson. But
> what is the most important - many of us lose a beloved, beloved friend.
>
> Krzysztof was known for his joy and passion. For his faith in how Wikipedia
> makes the world better.
> We lose him but let us not lose that faith.
>
> There is a memorial page on Polish Wikipedia. You can leave your
> condolences there and we will give them to Krzysztof's family.
>
> https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedysta:Halibutt/Ksi%C4%99ga
>
>
> --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A fundraising banner we'd like to try in a short test

2017-11-15 Thread Mardetanha
both are equally ugly, they should much more smaller, current banner should
1/10 or 1/8th of a page not half of it.

Mardetanha

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I like it too, actually better than the earlier one. Looks good on the
> tablet; can be clicked away (the X seems to be a little fable).
> Kind regards,
> Ziko
>
>
> Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> schrieb am Mi. 15. Nov.
> 2017
> um 08:16:
>
> > The sidebar version is less offensive than the top banner on my
> widescreen
> > desktop. The message and text sizing is also better in the sidebar
> version
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> >
> > -Original Message-
> > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On
> > Behalf Of Samuel Patton
> > Sent: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:13 AM
> > To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] A fundraising banner we'd like to try in a short
> > test
> >
> > Hi all, it's Sam from the online fundraising team. I wanted to give you a
> > heads up about a desktop banner we'd like to test before the official
> > launch of our 'Big English' fundraising banner campaign on Tuesday,
> > November 28.
> >
> > TL;DR: A short test of a new banner concept will help us decide if it's
> > worth iteration and improvement.
> >
> > Here's a link to the banner:
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=dsk_p1_lg_
> right10=US=1
> >
> > This banner would run against our current best desktop large banner;
> > here's that link:
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple?banner=B1718_1101_en6C_
> dsk_p1_lg_template=1=US
> >
> > Undoubtedly, it's an unusual format; that's why we felt it appropriate to
> > give you a heads up :) We haven't tried a vertical 'banner on the side'
> in
> > recent memory, and it'll be useful to see exactly how this type of
> content
> > performs.
> >
> > This test would run for 1 to 2 hours, and then we'd evaluate results to
> > see if it's worth spending any more time on the concept. For now, we're
> > simply hiding the banner all together below 920px, as at smaller
> viewports
> > it begins to interfere with site navigation elements.
> >
> > If you have thoughts on this design, please share them here. There will
> be
> > more opportunities for you to weigh in if this banner variant looks
> > promising enough to keep testing.
> >
> > Regards and sincere thanks for all you do.
> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Making Wikipedia even better

2017-08-02 Thread Mardetanha
we (Iranian wikimedian User Group) soon are going to start program with
well-known Center for the Disabled Persons to help them learn and edit
Wikipedia, Despite disability most of these people are astonishingly smart.
They want to effective in society. So we are going to use Wikipedia to help
them achieve that, soon we will start this initiative city by city and
hopefully by end of 2018 we will cover all major provinces and cities of
Iran. hopefully we can turn this to a global initiative.

Share your thoughts and experiences with us.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of vi:User:Lê Thy

2017-05-14 Thread Mardetanha
I am very saddened to learn this, May he rest in peace :(

Mardetanha

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM, Minh Nguyen <m...@1ec5.org> wrote:

> The Vietnamese Wikipedia community is saddened to learn that Lê Thy [1],
> until recently one of our administrators, has passed away after a fight
> with cancer. [2][3] Thy wrote about Vietnam's modern history, amassing over
> 12,000 edits over two years. Outside of Wikipedia, he was a restaurant
> owner and avid cyclist.
>
> Our condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
>
> [1] https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A0nh_vi%C3%AAn:L%C3%AA_Thy
> [2] https://www.facebook.com/phuongnamnb/posts/1587796554565783
> [3] https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%E1%BA%A3o_lu%E1%BA%ADn_Th%C
> 3%A0nh_vi%C3%AAn:L%C3%AA_Thy#V.C4.A9nh_bi.E1.BB.87t
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-29 Thread Mardetanha
more info
https://turkeyblocks.org/2017/04/29/wikipedia-blocked-turkey/

Mardetanha

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> Basak commented on Facebook: "In the news, it says that, Wikipedia supports
> global terrorism. The Turkish officials has been corresponding with
> wikipedia (?)  but there is no answer. The site (most probably they mean
> English one)  includes content that supports ISIS ."
>
> http://mobil.hurriyet.com.tr/son-dakika-haberi-wikipediaya-
> erisim-engellendi-40441904
>
>
> - Sent from mobile
>
> On Apr 29, 2017 11:55, "Mardetanha" <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > hopefully it would be technical mistake and will be lifted very soon.
> >
> > Mardetanha
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
> > it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey,
> > >
> > > FYI -  sad news from Turkish.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> > > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> > > +972-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the
> > > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
> > >
> > >
> > > -- Forwarded message --
> > > From: Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <it...@wikimedia.org.il>
> > > Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM
> > > Subject: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia
> > > To: Communications Committee <wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > >
> > >
> > > http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39754909
> > >
> > > Reuters just published that a 15 minutes ago, so it will be soon all
> over
> > > the news.
> > >
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > *Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online
> > > encyclopaedia Wikipedia, one of the world's most popular websites.*
> > >
> > > It was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed.
> > > The Turkey Blocks group said the site was inaccessible from 08:00
> (05:00
> > > GMT) by order of the Turkish authorities.
> > > People in the capital Istanbul were unable to access any Wikipedia
> pages
> > > without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
> > > "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr.
> > > 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website,"
> > Turkey's
> > > Information and Communication Technologies Authority was quoted as
> > saying.
> > > No reason was given.
> > > Turkey Blocks and Turkish media, including the Hurriyet Daily News,
> said
> > > the provisional order would need to be backed by a full court ruling in
> > the
> > > next few days.
> > >
> > > Social media was in uproar as news of the ban emerged, with some users
> > > speculating that it might be a bid to suppress criticism on President
> > Recep
> > > Tayyip Erdogan's Wikipedia page.
> > > Mr Erdogan narrowly won a controversial 16 April referendum on
> increasing
> > > his powers, but the issue has deeply divided the country.
> > > Turkey has temporarily blocked popular social media sites including
> > > Facebook and Twitter in the past, especially in the wake of mass
> protests
> > > or terror attacks.
> > > The government has previously denied censoring the internet, blaming
> > > outages on spikes in usage after major events.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> > > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-29 Thread Mardetanha
hopefully it would be technical mistake and will be lifted very soon.

Mardetanha

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> FYI -  sad news from Turkish.
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> +972-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
>
>
> -- Forwarded message --
> From: Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <it...@wikimedia.org.il>
> Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM
> Subject: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia
> To: Communications Committee <wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org>
>
>
> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39754909
>
> Reuters just published that a 15 minutes ago, so it will be soon all over
> the news.
>
>
> ---
>
> *Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online
> encyclopaedia Wikipedia, one of the world's most popular websites.*
>
> It was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed.
> The Turkey Blocks group said the site was inaccessible from 08:00 (05:00
> GMT) by order of the Turkish authorities.
> People in the capital Istanbul were unable to access any Wikipedia pages
> without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
> "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr.
> 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website," Turkey's
> Information and Communication Technologies Authority was quoted as saying.
> No reason was given.
> Turkey Blocks and Turkish media, including the Hurriyet Daily News, said
> the provisional order would need to be backed by a full court ruling in the
> next few days.
>
> Social media was in uproar as news of the ban emerged, with some users
> speculating that it might be a bid to suppress criticism on President Recep
> Tayyip Erdogan's Wikipedia page.
> Mr Erdogan narrowly won a controversial 16 April referendum on increasing
> his powers, but the issue has deeply divided the country.
> Turkey has temporarily blocked popular social media sites including
> Facebook and Twitter in the past, especially in the wake of mass protests
> or terror attacks.
> The government has previously denied censoring the internet, blaming
> outages on spikes in usage after major events.
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Mardetanha
as far as I understood from asaf email and meta page, all laptops are fully
formatted with brand new Ubuntu installed on them, so they are safe

Mardetanha

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:41 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just noting as an aside that I'd be hesitant for the WMF to accept donated
> laptops for redistribution.  I expect that the WMF's own depreciated
> laptops can be warranted to be virus- and malware-free; I'd be a bit
> concerned from the risk mitigation perspective if they were to start
> providing equipment from third parties that the WMF itself hasn't made sure
> is safe, and I'm not sure it's the best use of WMF staff time to go through
> that verification process.  (Incidentally, I'd have the same concerns about
> chapters and other groups.)
>
> I do really like the idea of the WMF and other groups with depreciated,
> verified-safe hardware sharing this hardware with other Wikimedians, though
> - it's a great idea.  Laptops are the right things to start with; there may
> come a time where other electronic equipment  can be shared in a similar
> way.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
> On 17 March 2017 at 17:11, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > I do know the Equipment exchange page, yes.  I do not consider it an
> > effective vehicle for this program.  Reviewing it now, I stand by it
> that a
> > dedicated space on Meta with an explicit form gathering the information
> we
> > need is a better fit.
> >
> > Also, the program is about laptops at the moment, and is based on
> > depreciated office laptops.  We don't have much photography gear in the
> > office, and aren't likely to have such gear to donate.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >A.
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:14 AM Michael Maggs <mich...@maggs.name>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Thank you Asaf.  Did you know that there is already a Commons page for
> > > Community donations?
> > >
> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Equipment_exchange
> > >
> > > It would be worth linking your new Meta page to the existing one.
> > >
> > > Michael
> > >
> > > > Asaf Bartov <mailto:abar...@wikimedia.org>
> > > > 17 March 2017 at 6:06 am
> > > > Dear Wikimedians,
> > > >
> > > > The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a small new program
> > > called
> > > > the Hardware Donation Program. In a word, it is a program designed to
> > > > donate depreciated (but fully working) hardware from the WMF office
> to
> > > > community members who would put it to good use.
> > > >
> > > > The program, including instructions on how to apply, is described on
> > > Meta,
> > > > here:
> > > >
> > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hardware_donation_program
> > > >
> > > > Please read the information carefully. I especially encourage you to
> > pay
> > > > attention to the program's design considerations, which determine
> most
> > of
> > > > the decisions we'll be making.
> > > >
> > > > We currently have approximately 20 laptops ready to be donated.
> > > > Applications are welcome.
> > > >
> > > > The upcoming Wikimedia Conference in Berlin (in about two weeks)
> would
> > be
> > > > an excellent opportunity to deliver some of those laptops in person
> to
> > > > approved applications, so if you think you might be interested, I'd
> > > > encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
> > > >
> > > > Please also help spread the word about this program, by forwarding
> this
> > > > e-mail to other Wikimedia lists you're on, and posting the link to
> the
> > > > program page on village pumps and *community* (not public) social
> media
> > > > channels or other communication forms you use.
> > > >
> > > > Special thanks to User:Anntinomy from Wikimedia Ukraine, who had the
> > idea
> > > > of asking about possible donation of older machines from WMF, and
> > > inspired
> > > > this program.
> > > >
> > > > Mini-FAQ:
> > > >
> > > > Q: Why are you doing this?
> > > > A: WMF's Office IT determines a lifetime for work machines, and
> > regularly
> > > > replaces older machines. This creates a stock of older, working
> > machines,
> > > > that are available for donation. We can donate them locally to San
> > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] documentaries about Wikipedia

2017-01-16 Thread Mardetanha
I also find this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Truth_According_to_Wikipedia on youtube
which is also good fit for our purpose, The video is available on  on
youtube but the best quality is 480 which is not best for screen play, I
wonder if any one you have access to better quality of this video.
Thanks for your help

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMSinyx_Ab0

Mardetanha

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks again everyone
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 7:44 PM Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> wrote:
>
>> There's also this movie made because of the Erasmusprize:
>>
>> https://archive.org/details/videoeditserver-129
>>
>>
>>
>> It's quite short though (9min), so not sure if it fits your purpose.
>>
>>
>>
>> Lodewijk
>>
>>
>>
>> 2016-12-13 2:00 GMT+01:00 Joseph Fox <josephfoxw...@gmail.com>:
>>
>>
>>
>> > There's the GLAM-Wiki documentary that Rock drum and I put together
>> back in
>>
>> > 2013 with the support of Wikimedia UK:
>>
>> >
>>
>> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlNT16gqHyo
>>
>> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_GLAM-Wiki_Revolution.webm
>>
>> >
>>
>> > It has translatable subtitles in a bunch of languages too :)
>>
>> >
>>
>> > best,
>>
>> > Joe
>>
>> >
>>
>> >
>>
>> >
>>
>> > On Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at 13:11 Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Thanks indeed everyone, if you later find something, I would be the most
>>
>> > grateful if you could add it to this thread
>>
>> >
>>
>> > Mardetanha
>>
>> >
>>
>> > On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:03 AM, Victor Grigas <vgri...@wikimedia.org>
>>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> >
>>
>> > > And one more from Wikimedia Argentina:
>>
>> > >
>>
>> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soy_Wikipedista.webm
>>
>> > >
>>
>> > > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com>
>>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > >
>>
>> > > > PS: One more video in that collection that was used:
>>
>> > > >
>>
>> > > > Wiki Loves Libraries 2013
>>
>> > > > https://vimeo.com/78005986
>>
>> > > >
>>
>> > > >
>>
>> > > >
>>
>> > > > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com>
>>
>> > > wrote:
>>
>> > > >
>>
>> > > > > While this is not a documentary per se, this video is a “reel” of
>> the
>>
>> > > > best
>>
>> > > > > videos of the Wikimedia movement strung together that in the US,
>>
>> > we’ve
>>
>> > > > > played before edit-a-thons and events. It’s about 25 minutes in
>>
>> > total,
>>
>> > > > and
>>
>> > > > > there’s a countdown timer in the upper left hand corner that helps
>>
>> > give
>>
>> > > > > folks a sense of when an event starts.
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > > We’ve found this helps provide some energy to the room and is
>> useful
>>
>> > > for
>>
>> > > > > people new to the movement to see human faces behind projects all
>>
>> > > around
>>
>> > > > > the world. It was used at Wikiconference North America, the United
>>
>> > > > Nations,
>>
>> > > > > and Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons. You’re welcome to use it and to
>> give
>>
>> > us
>>
>> > > > > ideas on how to improve it.
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > > https://vimeo.com/191543645
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > > Videos used:
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > > Edit 2015
>>
>> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1LKcHD1VE
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > > Mexico edit-a-thon
>>
>> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KtOE39Hyw
>>
>> > > > >
>>
>> > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2016-12-29 Thread Mardetanha
congratulations

Mardetanha

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
wrote:

> On 29 December 2016 at 15:10, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
> <it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:
>
> > I'm happy to share with you that this morning the 200,000th article has
> > been written on the Hebrew Wikipedia - The Southern Pudu (there is not
> > article about him in English!)
>
> Congratualtions!
>
> But, to be fair, the English Wikipedia has this:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudú
>
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] documentaries about Wikipedia

2016-12-14 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks again everyone
On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 7:44 PM Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
wrote:

> There's also this movie made because of the Erasmusprize:
>
> https://archive.org/details/videoeditserver-129
>
>
>
> It's quite short though (9min), so not sure if it fits your purpose.
>
>
>
> Lodewijk
>
>
>
> 2016-12-13 2:00 GMT+01:00 Joseph Fox <josephfoxw...@gmail.com>:
>
>
>
> > There's the GLAM-Wiki documentary that Rock drum and I put together back
> in
>
> > 2013 with the support of Wikimedia UK:
>
> >
>
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlNT16gqHyo
>
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_GLAM-Wiki_Revolution.webm
>
> >
>
> > It has translatable subtitles in a bunch of languages too :)
>
> >
>
> > best,
>
> > Joe
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > On Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at 13:11 Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
>
> > Thanks indeed everyone, if you later find something, I would be the most
>
> > grateful if you could add it to this thread
>
> >
>
> > Mardetanha
>
> >
>
> > On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:03 AM, Victor Grigas <vgri...@wikimedia.org>
>
> > wrote:
>
> >
>
> > > And one more from Wikimedia Argentina:
>
> > >
>
> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soy_Wikipedista.webm
>
> > >
>
> > > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com>
>
> > wrote:
>
> > >
>
> > > > PS: One more video in that collection that was used:
>
> > > >
>
> > > > Wiki Loves Libraries 2013
>
> > > > https://vimeo.com/78005986
>
> > > >
>
> > > >
>
> > > >
>
> > > > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com>
>
> > > wrote:
>
> > > >
>
> > > > > While this is not a documentary per se, this video is a “reel” of
> the
>
> > > > best
>
> > > > > videos of the Wikimedia movement strung together that in the US,
>
> > we’ve
>
> > > > > played before edit-a-thons and events. It’s about 25 minutes in
>
> > total,
>
> > > > and
>
> > > > > there’s a countdown timer in the upper left hand corner that helps
>
> > give
>
> > > > > folks a sense of when an event starts.
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > We’ve found this helps provide some energy to the room and is
> useful
>
> > > for
>
> > > > > people new to the movement to see human faces behind projects all
>
> > > around
>
> > > > > the world. It was used at Wikiconference North America, the United
>
> > > > Nations,
>
> > > > > and Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons. You’re welcome to use it and to give
>
> > us
>
> > > > > ideas on how to improve it.
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > https://vimeo.com/191543645
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Videos used:
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Edit 2015
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1LKcHD1VE
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Mexico edit-a-thon
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KtOE39Hyw
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > #BlackLifeMatters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Harlem, New York City
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSaPf-9B6Q
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Summer Wikicamp 2015 - Armenia
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12g9645x6gA
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > What is Wikipedia Zero? - Jimmy narration
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZf6h0Pus8
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Wikimania 2016
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SufXYsbMI8E
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Innovation Hub
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVIGfA0WqI8
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > The 2016 Wikimedia Hackathon in Jerusalem
>
> > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFR2_4GEnoQ
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > > -Andrew
>
> > > > >
>
> > > > >
>
> >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] documentaries about Wikipedia

2016-12-12 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks indeed everyone, if you later find something, I would be the most
grateful if you could add it to this thread

Mardetanha

On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:03 AM, Victor Grigas <vgri...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> And one more from Wikimedia Argentina:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soy_Wikipedista.webm
>
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > PS: One more video in that collection that was used:
> >
> > Wiki Loves Libraries 2013
> > https://vimeo.com/78005986
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > While this is not a documentary per se, this video is a “reel” of the
> > best
> > > videos of the Wikimedia movement strung together that in the US, we’ve
> > > played before edit-a-thons and events. It’s about 25 minutes in total,
> > and
> > > there’s a countdown timer in the upper left hand corner that helps give
> > > folks a sense of when an event starts.
> > >
> > > We’ve found this helps provide some energy to the room and is useful
> for
> > > people new to the movement to see human faces behind projects all
> around
> > > the world. It was used at Wikiconference North America, the United
> > Nations,
> > > and Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons. You’re welcome to use it and to give us
> > > ideas on how to improve it.
> > >
> > > https://vimeo.com/191543645
> > >
> > > Videos used:
> > >
> > > Edit 2015
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1LKcHD1VE
> > >
> > > Mexico edit-a-thon
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KtOE39Hyw
> > >
> > > #BlackLifeMatters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Harlem, New York City
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSaPf-9B6Q
> > >
> > > Summer Wikicamp 2015 - Armenia
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12g9645x6gA
> > >
> > > What is Wikipedia Zero? - Jimmy narration
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZf6h0Pus8
> > >
> > > Wikimania 2016
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SufXYsbMI8E
> > >
> > > Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Innovation Hub
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVIGfA0WqI8
> > >
> > > The 2016 Wikimedia Hackathon in Jerusalem
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFR2_4GEnoQ
> > >
> > >
> > > -Andrew
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:50 PM, Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Dear all,
> > >> We (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Wikimedians_User_Group)
> > have
> > >>  been invited to talk about Wikipedia in one of Iranian well-known and
> > >> respected academic gatherings.
> > >> As part of this we have 40 minute time to show a film (preferably a
> > >> documentary ) about our movement, I am aware of
> > >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_Wikipedia but I
> would
> > >> like to know if you have anything else in your disposal?
> > >> Thanks
> > >> Mardetanha
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ray Saintonge has died

2016-09-13 Thread Mardetanha
he will be missed, I am really shocked to hear this, he was one of our best
and early editors

Mardetanha

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:38 PM, Austin Hair <adh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Despite over a dozen years of friendship, I simply don't feel
> qualified to eulogize Ray as others can and already have. I'll simply
> say that over those years, I came to value his wisdom immensely as we
> worked together on Wikimedia organization regarding chapters and other
> topics. Christine and Darren have my most profound condolences; it is
> certainly no understatement to say that he made a positive
> contribution to the world in ways that his quiet character would, to
> some, fail to adequately represent, and I will miss him.
>
> Austin
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-08-02 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks eveyone
Please read my blog post about this milestone
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/08/01/digest-farsi-wikipedia-milestone/

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> This is wonderful, congratulations on all the hard work and achievement!
>
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Alex Wang <aw...@wikimedia.org
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > Congratulations!!!
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Amir Ladsgroup <ladsgr...@gmail.com
> <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I talked to Mohsen earlier and convinced him it's Persian. I hope it
> uses
> > > Persian more often :D
> > >
> > > Best
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM Shlomi Fish <shlo...@shlomifish.org
> <javascript:;>>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:40:12 +0430
> > > > Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I would to let everyone know, after 13 years and millions of edits,
> > > > Finally
> > > > > Farsi Wikipedia has reached 500,000 article. This is a very
> historic
> > > > moment
> > > > > for all us in Farsi Wikipedia.
> > > > >
> > > > > Mardetanha
> > > >
> > > > Congratulations to the Persian Wikipedia contributors on reaching
> this
> > > > landmark! Well done, and good luck in the future.
> > > >
> > > > One small nitpick if I may:
> > > >
> > > > http://behdad.org/farsi.html/
> > > >
> > > > “Persian is the English word for Farsi.”
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Shlomi Fish
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > -
> > > > Shlomi Fish   http://www.shlomifish.org/
> > > >
> > > > *shlomif:* hack, hack, hack ; save ; make ; make test; commit. And
> > start
> > > > over.
> > > >
> > > > *mrjink:* hack, hack, hack; save; make; swear; fix typos; save; make;
> > > make
> > > > test; swear some more; hack some more; save; make; make test; cheer;
> > > > commit.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kevin Gorman has passed away

2016-07-30 Thread Mardetanha
it is sad to know about this, May God bless his soul, Rest in peace Kevin

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On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 12:05 PM, bobby shabangu <bobbyshaba...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> My condolences to his family.
>
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 6:32 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Very sad news. :(
> >
> > On 30 July 2016 at 02:55, Ed Erhart <the.e...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I regret to inform everyone that Kevin Gorman, a Wikipedian who was the
> > > first Wikipedian-in-residence at a US university or college, has passed
> > > away. There is a memorial page on Facebook, and editors are leaving
> > > condolences on his English Wikipedia talk page.
> > >
> > > https://www.facebook.com/bombus.memoriam/
> > >
> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Kevin_Gorman
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > --Ed
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[Wikimedia-l] Farsi Wikipedia

2016-07-27 Thread Mardetanha
I would to let everyone know, after 13 years and millions of edits, Finally
Farsi Wikipedia has reached 500,000 article. This is a very historic moment
for all us in Farsi Wikipedia.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Improving search (sort of)

2016-07-15 Thread Mardetanha
excellent Idea, hopefully we can get the result in more languages

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On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 6:35 PM, Robert Fernandez <wikigamal...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Excellent idea.  Librarians use patron catalog searches to gauge what
> their patrons are looking for and supplement their collections
> accordingly, there's no reason we can't adopt this practice as well.
>
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:32 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > A while ago I requested a list of the "most frequently searched for terms
> > for which no Wikipedia articles are returned". This would allow the
> > community to than create redirect or new pages as appropriate and help
> > address the "zero results rate" of about 30%.
> >
> > While we are still waiting for this data I have recently come across a
> list
> > of the most frequently clicked on redlinks on En WP produced by Andrew
> West
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:West.andrew.g/Popular_redlinks Many
> of
> > these can be reasonably addressed with a redirect as the issue is often
> > capitals.
> >
> > Do anyone know where things are at with respect to producing the list of
> > most search for terms that return nothing?
> >
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> >
> > The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> > www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [recent changes]

2016-04-08 Thread Mardetanha
sad news to hear
wish you best of luck

Mardetanha

On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 10:47 PM, Denny Vrandecic <dvrande...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> I exchanged a walk on part in the war for a lead role in the cage.
>
> I find myself tied and limited in my actions and projects. In order to
> avoid the perception or potential for Conflict of Interests I have to act
> extremely carefully in far too many parts of my life. Instead of being able
> to pursue my projects or some projects at work - which I think would align
> very well with our mission - I found myself trapped between too many
> constraints. I feel like I cannot offer my thoughts and my considerations
> openly, since they might easily be perceived as expressions of interests -
> regarding my previous work, regarding my friends, regarding my current
> employment.
>
> This hit home strongly during the FDC deliberations, where I had to deal
> with the situation of people deliberating a proposal written by my Best
> Man, around a project that has consumed the best part of the previous
> decade of my life. Obviously, I explained the conflicts in this case, and
> refrained from participating in the discussion, as agreed with the FDC.
>
> This hit home every time there was a topic that might be perceived as a
> potential conflict of interest between Wikimedia and my employer, and even
> though I might have been in a unique position to provide insight, I had to
> refrain from doing so in order not to exert influence.
>
> There were constant and continuous attacks against me, as being merely
> Google’s mole on the Board, even of the election being bought by Google. I
> would not have minded these attacks so much - if I would have had the
> feeling that my input to the Board, based on my skills and experiences,
> would have been particularly valuable, or if I would have had the feeling
> of getting anything done while being on the Board. As it is, neither was
> the case.
>
> I discussed with Jan-Bart, then chair, what is and what is not appropriate
> to pursue as a member of the Board. I understood and followed his advice,
> but it was frustrating. It was infuriatingly limiting.
>
> As some of you might know, Wikidata was for me just one step towards my
> actual goal, a fully multilingual Wikipedia. I hoped that as a Trustee I
> could pursue that goal, but when even writing a comment on a bug in
> Phabricator has to be considered under the aspect that it will be read as
> "it is a Board-member writing that comment" and/or “It’s a Googler writing
> that comment”, I don’t see how I could effectively pursue such a goal.
>
> It was at Wikimania 2006 in Boston, when Markus Krötzsch and I had lunch
> with Dan Connolly, a co-editor of the early HTML specs. Dan gave me an
> advise that still rings with me - to do the things worth doing that only
> you can do. This set me, back then, on a path that eventually lead to the
> creation of Wikidata - which, before then, wasn't something I wanted to do
> myself. I used to think that merely suggesting it would be enough - someone
> will eventually do it, I don’t have to. There’s plenty of committed and
> smart people at the Foundation, they’ll make it happen. Heck, Erik was back
> then a supporter of the plan (he was the one to secure the domain
> wikidata.org), and he was deputy director. Things were bound to happen
> anyway. But that is not what happened. I eventually, half a decade later,
> realized that if I do not do it, it simply won't happen, at least not in a
> reasonable timeframe.
>
> And as said, Wikidata was just one step on the way. But right now I cannot
> take the next steps. Anything that I would do or propose or suggest will be
> regarded through the lense of my current positions. To be fair, I do see
> that I should not be both the one suggesting changes, and the one deciding
> on them. I understand now that I could not have suggested Wikidata as a
> member of the Board. It takes an independent Board to evaluate such
> proposal and its virtues and decide on them.
>
> I want to send a few thank yous, in particular to the teams at the
> Wikimedia Foundation and at Google who helped me steer clear of actual
> conflicts of interests. They were wonderful, and extremely helpful. It
> bears a certain irony that both organizations had strong measures against
> exactly the kind of things that I have been regularly accused of.
>
> I only see three ways to stay clear from a perceived or potential Conflict
> of Interest: to lay still and do nothing, to remove the source of the
> Conflict, or to step away from the position of power. Since the first
> option is unsatisfying, the second option unavailable, only the third
> option remains.
>
> So I have decided to resign from the Board of

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

2016-03-02 Thread Mardetanha
so now we are judging a candidate because his/her country or government ?
Susana and her team are doing really really great job, I wonder how unfair
a person  could judge a respected wikimedian.



Mardetanha

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM, Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I cannot say much about the specific case, but in general: in small
> countries it is not unusual that there is only one national
> encyclopedia, and that it is directly or indirectly published or
> supported by the government or an institution close to the government.
>
> A good example is the Store Norske from Norway.
>
> http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buecher/2.1719/kein-geld-fuer-lexika-wer-rettet-das-grosse-norwegische-1639090.html
>
> So it is not necessary to think immediately and exclusively about the
> Soviet Union.
>
> Kind regards
> Ziko
>
>
> 2016-03-02 21:11 GMT+01:00 Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>:
> > On 2016-03-02 20:58, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Now, why are we bestowing Wikipedian of the Year honours on government
> >> employees of repressive regimes? If we had the US Secretary of Defense
> >> writing Wikipedia articles about the US Army, or had employees of the
> >> German government running Wikimedia Deutschland, I'm sure there'd be an
> >> outcry, even though those are countries with quite favourable records on
> >> human rights, press freedom and so on. The idea of an award would not
> even
> >> arise.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Susanna is (or was) a researcher, and every researcher in Armenia is a
> state
> > employee. There are just no non-governmental organizations who employ
> > researchers.
> >
> > I do think there is a problem with a potential Armenian board member
> (that
> > is, Turkish and Azeri Wikimedians would basically consider board as not
> > legitimate), but I do not think the fact that she is or was employed by
> the
> > Academy of Sciences is in any way problematic.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Yaroslav
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Help a Wikipedia & Commons volunteer raise funds for a new computer.

2016-02-29 Thread Mardetanha
He deserves all help that we give to him, thanks for sharing this


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On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:14 PM, Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska <
natalia.szaf...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> You probably know Jacek Halicki[1]. And even if you don't - you probably
> have seen his pictures. Jacek has contributed about 9000 photographs to
> Wikimedia Commons (many of them are Quality, Featured or Good Images). It
> was not easy for him - Jacek has a severe mobility impairment and is unable
> to walk on his own. He moves around on a special tricycle. Imagine how hard
> it is for a photographer, especially if he specializes in photographing
> narrow streets of small towns.
> Jacek has done a lot for Wikimedia projects. And now he needs our help. His
> computer has been stolen from him, and without it he can't share his works
> with Wikimedia projects. He has started a campaign[2] to raise funds for a
> new computer. Please support him in any way you can. By contributing or
> just sharing the story with your friends or through social media. Thank
> you!
>
> [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jacek_Halicki
> [2]
>
> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-jacek-halicki-buy-a-new-computer--2#/story
>
>
> Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The right time is now!

2016-02-25 Thread Mardetanha
first revolutionary action would be to force millosh to write shorter and
more concise emails

Mardetanha

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:14 AM, Dan Andreescu <dandree...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> I agree, Milos, this is one hell of a moment.  I will treat this moment
> with the utmost respect.
>
> I also love that we have made this connection, on this list, on Facebook,
> on the wikis, with some great community members.  You're right, we should
> cherish this.
>
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I stopped responding to other emails because the significance of this
> > moment is so large, that we have now we didn't have since the
> > beginnings of Wikipedia.
> >
> > We've got the chance to rebuild the movement.
> >
> > I don't want to talk about the past, I don't want to write about what
> > I think about particular ongoing events, I don't want to think about
> > anything else and I urge on all of you to do the same.
> >
> > Just one small part of the movement -- those personally involved --
> > see this moment emotionally and could feel the significance of the
> > moment. The most of the movement, including myself, didn't participate
> > emotionally and I understand why they could have troubles to get the
> > perspective.
> >
> > As mentioned before, for the first time in the decade, we have Board
> > members discussing the issues with us honestly. But that's just one
> > part of the story.
> >
> > The other part, even more significant, is exactly that emotional,
> > cathartic process lived during the past year by that small part of the
> > movement, WMF staff.
> >
> > As I said above, I don't want to talk about my particular position
> > regarding those events, as they are irrelevant. The relevant part is
> > their experience, their cohesion, their contemplation of various
> > issues related to themselves, their colleagues and the movement; their
> > will to succeed and, eventually, their success.
> >
> > That changes a lot! We've finally got visible another stakeholder
> > inside of our movement, stakeholder capable to do things nobody else
> > inside of the movement can. That also gives them much more
> > responsibility than they had earlier. It's not anymore just about
> > their dream jobs, but also about the fate of our movement.
> >
> > You proved to be capable. Last couple of weeks I read many insightful
> > emails from you, WMF employees -- some of them I didn't know at all. I
> > heard thoughts I've never heard before on this list. They've been born
> > in pain and you mustn't lose them.
> >
> > Now you have the opportunity to lead *the* change. You are not anymore
> > just the most organized part of the movement, you've just articulated
> > yourself as capable to make the change you want to.
> >
> > You have the means, the organizational infrastructure, not the Board,
> > which is working properly just under pressure, not C-level management,
> > which is struggling to find the way between dysfunctional Board and
> > reality. It's about you, engineers, analysts, managers, designers,
> > scientists, researchers, advocates, liaisons etc. You've already
> > changed your culture, it's now your turn to help others to change the
> > movement culture!
> >
> > You win your own revolution. It's now time for you to help the rest of
> > us in your and our common revolution.
> >
> > I imagine one democratic Wikimedia movement, based on solidarity,
> > common values and common culture. I imagine all of us have the same
> > goals and help each other to achieve them. I imagine us as the seed
> > for the future United Federations of Planets (and, yes, when I come to
> > San Francisco, I want you to show me Starfleet Command!).
> >
> > So, please, go back to your revolutionary cells, create your vision of
> > our movement while listening the input of the rest of us, present it
> > to us on Meta, lead the discussion, lead the revolution! You've shown
> > that you are capable to do that.
> >
> > The right time to do that is now! Please, don't miss this
> > once-in-lifetime opportunity!
> >
> > --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategy and its subtypes

2016-02-23 Thread Mardetanha
it would be great if someone could give us tl;dr version of this mail

Mardetanha

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 5:21 PM, James Hare <jamesmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> Of the many issues, real or perceived, currently under discussion, one of
> them is the matter of strategy: of the Wikimedia Foundation and of the
> movement in general. I’ve been editing Wikipedia since November of 2004 and
> have noticed that the general points of tension have revolved around who
> has authority or responsibility to do what. I will explain what I mean by
> that.
>
> There is no one “strategy.” Or rather, strategy has different components
> to it, and it is important to note and understand these different
> components because they have their own histories and associated arguments.
> There is no possible way I can capture every nuance of this, but when we
> say “strategy” we should think of at least three things: content strategy,
> program strategy, and product strategy.
>
> Content has, almost exclusively, been a prerogative of the communities of
> the various Wikimedia projects, and not that of the Foundation. [1] English
> Wikipedia, for example, argues bitterly over what is notable, what is not
> notable, and what should and shouldn’t be deleted on a given day, but the
> Wikimedia Foundation is not involved in that. While the Wikimedia
> Foundation does fund content creation initiatives from time to time, it
> does not decide, for instance, which monuments are worthy of Wiki Loves
> Monuments, or which artists should be the focus of Art+Feminism. I’m not
> pointing this out because it’s remotely interesting, but because it’s so
> widely agreed upon that the WMF has no editorial authority that we don’t
> even need to talk about it.
>
> There are other areas that we do need to talk about; not necessarily to
> devise a master plan, or to draw lines in the sand, but to at least
> understand who thinks what and where our opinions diverge. This brings me
> to my second point: programs. I am referring to initiatives to get more
> people involved in the Wikimedia projects, to build bridges with other
> organizations, to make Wikimedia as much a part of the offline world as the
> online world. The Wikimedia Foundation did some of the original programs in
> the late 2000s, with mixed success. Chapters came along and also came up
> with programs; GLAM, for instance, was developed outside of the Wikimedia
> Foundation. Over time, the Foundation decided that it was not so interested
> in running programs directly as much as they were interested in funding
> others to carry them out and serving as a sort of central hub for best
> practices. As far as I can tell, as someone who has served on the board of
> a Wikimedia chapter for almost five years, there seems to be a general
> consensus that this is how programs are done. This operating consensus was
> arrived at through a combination of the Wikimedia Foundation’s “narrowing
> focus” and by the enthusiasm of chapters, groups, and mission-aligned
> organizations to carry on outreach work.
>
> Then there is the product strategy, which is the most contentious of them
> all. By “product” I am referring to the subset of technology that readers
> and editors interact with on a day-to-day basis. The sacred workflow. (Much
> of the arguments about technology are out of my depth so I won’t be
> commenting on them; they also include rather arcane infrastructural stuff
> that I don’t think most Wikimedia users or contributors care about.) All of
> our arguments, from the usability initiative to the present day, have
> focused on: who is in charge of the user experience? I have heard different
> things; one perspective holds that “the community” (usually not further
> specified) gets to make the final decision, while I have also heard from
> some that technological matters are purely the prerogative of the Wikimedia
> Foundation. [2] I am not sure what the present-day company line is but I
> suspect it’s somewhere in the middle.
>
> I do not know what the “true” answer is, either. There is a lot to be said
> for treating the user experience as products to be professionally managed:
> there has been tremendous study in the area of how to design user
> experiences, and Wikipedia is notorious for being difficult to edit as a
> newcomer. With this in mind, the Wikimedia Foundation did the best it
> could, with limited resources, and despite some successes managed to create
> some ham-fisted products that did not address the needs of the users and—at
> worst—threatened disruption. This has gotten better in time; the visual
> editor, for example, has made tremendous progress on this front. But not
> every issue is settled. What about the products that need substantially
&g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia

2016-02-19 Thread Mardetanha
facebook has been on site-notice on azwiki https://az.wikipedia.org for
about year I think


Mardetanha

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hey Rodrigo,
>
> I don't know of any example where Site Notice has been used in the past to
> point people to facebook.
>
> Although the intentions behind what is being proposed are good ones, I
> think there are probably issues that surround neutrality and with the very
> different privacy policy of facebook.
>
> Based on those things alone it is not something I would recommend. I would
> be happy to follow up with you further off list if you would like to
> discuss this further.
>
> Regards
>
> --
> Seddon
>
> *Advancement Associate (Community Engagement)*
> *Wikimedia Foundation*
>
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Rodrigo Padula <
> rodrigopad...@wikimedia.org.br> wrote:
>
> > Hello fellows!
> >
> > Since the end of the last year some contributors from pt.wikipedia are
> > discussing regarding the idea of including the promotion of our Facebook
> > Page on site Notice [1]
> >
> > That proposal was started by Teles, a Brazilian steward. He received a
> lot
> > of local support.
> >
> > The general idea is to bring more people from Facebook to access
> Wikipedia
> > through our Facebook page, but what we are doing is redirecting users
> from
> > pt.wikipedia to Facebook and including a free Facebook ads on
> pt.wikipedia.
> >
> > I would like to know if it is ok for the Wikimedia Movement and if this
> > kind of Facebook promotional campaign was proposed and published in other
> > wikipedias/wikimedia projects.
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Esplanada/propostas/Inserir_p%C3%A1gina_da_Wikip%C3%A9dia_em_portugu%C3%AAs_do_Facebook_no_sitenotice_%2825nov2015%29
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > Rodrigo Padula
> > Coordenador de Projetos
> > Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa
> > http://www.wikimedia.org.br
> > +55 21 99326-0558
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Mardetanha
It is good to see her back on board again, Maria Khosh Umadi (welcome back
in Farsi)

Mardetanha

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
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> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > If I remember well (not willing to check), Maria got the most of the
> > votes on the elections (more than any of the elected members), which
> > means that it's fair that she becomes a Board member.
> >
> >
> that is correct. Also, if the voting system relied on a net sum (support
> votes minus oppose votes) she would have been elected.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Affiliations Committee appointments, January 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Mardetanha
congratulation all new members


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On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
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> Hello everyone,
>
> I'm pleased to announce that, following the recent call for applications,
> the following candidates have been appointed to seats on the Affiliations
> Committee:
>
> - Salvador Alcantar Morán (re-appointment)
> - Carlos M. Colina (re-appointment)
> - Galileo Vidoni (re-appointment)
> - Emna Mizouni
> - Tanweer Morshed
> - Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>
> The newly appointed (and re-appointed) members will serve two-year terms,
> ending in December 2017.
>
> On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I would like to thank each of the
> applicants, as well as all of the community members who took the time to
> offer their feedback on the candidates during the public review process.
>
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¡Wikimedia Argentina community's documentary film, coming on January!

2015-12-24 Thread Mardetanha
Great, waiting to watch it

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On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> We will be launching it in a cultural center here in Buenos Aires. After,
> will be available on youtube and vimeo :)
>
> I will send it to you all asap!
>
> Hugs!
>
> 2015-12-24 11:06 GMT-03:00 Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>:
>
> > ​Great, How can we watch in january ? is it going to be on youtube or
> > cinema or something ?
> > ​
> >
> > Mardetanha
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > On behalf of Wikimedia Argentina we are pleased to announce the new
> > > documentary film based on our community and that will be launch on
> > January
> > > 15th, for Wikipedia 15th anniversary.
> > >
> > > As a preview you can find the trailer in the following link
> > > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjdk7za0Vg>, subtitles available in
> > > english.
> > >
> > > Hope you all like it!
> > >
> > > Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¡Wikimedia Argentina community's documentary film, coming on January!

2015-12-24 Thread Mardetanha
​Great, How can we watch in january ? is it going to be on youtube or
cinema or something ?
​

Mardetanha

On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> On behalf of Wikimedia Argentina we are pleased to announce the new
> documentary film based on our community and that will be launch on January
> 15th, for Wikipedia 15th anniversary.
>
> As a preview you can find the trailer in the following link
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjdk7za0Vg>, subtitles available in
> english.
>
> Hope you all like it!
>
> Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.
>
>
>
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> Directora Ejecutiva
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

2015-12-22 Thread Mardetanha
congrats everyone on the local team

Mardetanha

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
>  really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about... yes
> I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published
> process
>
> On 22 December 2015 at 19:05, Rodrigo Padula <
> rodrigopad...@wikimedia.org.br
> > wrote:
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-12-11 Thread Mardetanha
:(( Rest in peace Brane

Mardetanha

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Oops, terrible news. :(
>
>
> On 11 December 2015 at 16:42, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > What terrible news!
> >
> > I have started a condolences page here:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:BraneJ
> >
> >A.
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:19 AM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Brane died today. He read your messages and it mattered to him. I am
> > > content as we sent him the message while he was alive and able to feel
> > it.
> > >
> > > Thanks to all of you who made him feel better during the last days of
> his
> > > life.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana 2015

2015-12-09 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks for sharing this, Such Wikipedia Weekend proven to be very useful
keep up good work and let us know about them


Mardetanha

On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 6:08 PM, Greta Doçi <gretad...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Wikipedians,
> Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group
> <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Albanian_Language_User_Group
> >
> organized
> this weekend (5-6 December) Wikipedia Weekend 2015 for the second time.
> *Wikipedia Weekend* is the main event of the Albanian speaking Wikipedia
> community located in Albania.  Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana was organized
> for the first time in November 2014 with participation from Wikipedians
> from Albania, Kosova and Serbia. The first edition of the event documented
> with photos can be found here (first day
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.601588873286221.1073741889.252901221488323=3
> >)
> and here (second day
> <
> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.602023046576137.1073741890.252901221488323=3
> >
> ).
> The goal of the event is to socialize with other Wikipedians from the
> region, inspire potential new Wikipedians, get introduced to Wikimedia
> projects, host-hands on edit-athons and raise awareness in the local media
> about the importance of knowledge sharing through wiki-related projects.
> This year we had speakers from Swiss, Macedonia and Kosova.  And
> participants were mostly from Albania and Kosova.
> This year we had  collaboration with Municipality of Tirana and the
>  National Folklore Center of Albania. Both institutions sent us a lot of
> material to add on Wikipedia.
> We are now documenting the event on Wikipedia Albania
> <https://sq.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategoria:Wikipedia_Weekend_Tirana_2015>
> and
> on Commons
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Weekend_Tirana_2015
> >.
> We are working for the grant report and soon we will have the results.
> More links:
> 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Weekend_in_Tirana_2015
> 2.
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Weekend_Tirana_2015_Photos
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> Greta :)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 scholarship applications open

2015-12-08 Thread Mardetanha
​for me they are normal too

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On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 4:30 AM, Leon Liesener <leon.liese...@wikipedia.de>
wrote:

> May I ask what the issue is? All three mails look completely normal to me.
>
> Regards,
> Leon
>
> Op 8 dec. 2015 om 22:32 heeft Martin Rulsch <rulschmar...@gmail.com> het
> volgende geschreven:
>
> Third try … get mailman fixed please.
> 
> Hi all,
>
> Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2016 which is being held in Esino
> Lario, Italy on June 22–27, 2016 are now being accepted. Applications are
> open until Saturday, January 09 2016 23:59 UTC.
>
> Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full
> scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel,
> shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the
> Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference
> registration fees and shared accommodation.
>
> Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and
> selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the
> Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful.
> To learn more about Wikimania 2016 scholarships, please visit:
> https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships
>
> To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form
> on:
> https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply
>
> It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the
> Scholarships page and the associated FAQ (
> https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships/FAQ ) before
> submitting an application.
>
> If you have any questions, please contact:
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> <wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org>
> or leave a message at:
> https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are we so boring?

2015-12-08 Thread Mardetanha
I also concur that best part of wikimania is get to know other wikimedians
and fascinating stories , but nevertheless the workshops are also very
useful. in each wikimania we enjoy both. I learnt a lot from them all.

Mardetanha

On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Most Wikimedians are very interesting people. However Milos has hit the
> nail on the head when he says the most interesting things happening at
> Wikimedia events are 1-1 conversations.
>
> In my view we don't have a "personality" problem (and if we did, we
> couldn't fix it).
>
> What we have, at least in the offline space, is an *event management* and
> *meeting skills" problem.
>
> We do not set up events to make anything *apart* from 1-1 conversations
> effective. Events typically lack goals and focused programmes. Where issues
> are being discussed, they lack common agreement about what problems are
> trying to be solved and what voices need to be represented in the
> solutions. Where skills are being shared, they lack a definition of what it
> is people need to know and how to teach it to them effectively. And more or
> less throughout, we have a low level of presentation and/or facilitation
> skills as we don't actively train people in these.
>
> We are groping towards success in a couple of areas I'm familiar with, e.g.
> the Wikimedia Conference is more clearly focused year on year. But there is
> still a long way to go!
>
> Regards,
>
> Chris
>
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think the term that I would use is "serious". Of course we're serious
> > about the quality of our product. However that can involve plenty of
> stress
> > and burn-out. We deal with a lot of serious issues: conflicts of
> interest,
> > harassment, finances, legal compliance, reliability, privacy, safety, and
> > more. My personal experience is that there's little gratitude for good
> > work, and lots of complaints when things go awry. I would like to see us
> > foster an emotional environment that's a bit on the brighter side, and
> > would be interested in others' thoughts about how we can do that.
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Revision scoring as a service launched

2015-12-01 Thread Mardetanha
it has been on fawiki for couple of month now and it does amazing Job.
Thanks for making this

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM Jane Darnell  wrote:

> It's mentioned in the MIT Review here:
>
> http://www.technologyreview.com/news/544036/artificial-intelligence-aims-to-make-wikipedia-friendlier-and-better/
>
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 8:35 PM, Steven Walling 
> wrote:
>
> > This is really cool! Congrats to everyone who worked on this.
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:51 PM Dario Taraborelli <
> > dtarabore...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > > (cross-posting from wikitech-l)
> > >
> > > Today we published an announcement on the Wikimedia blog marking the
> > > official launch of revision scoring as a service <
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service
> >
> > > and I wanted to say a few words about this project:
> > >
> > > Blog post:
> > >
> >
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/
> > > <
> > >
> >
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/
> > > >
> > > Docs on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ORES <
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ORES>
> > >
> > > First off: what’s revision scoring <
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Rationale
> > >?
> > > On the surface, it’s a set of open APIs allowing you to automatically
> > > “score” any edit and measure their probability of being damaging or
> > > good-faith contributions. The real goal behind this project, though, is
> > to
> > > fix the damage indirectly caused by vandal-fighting bots and tools on
> > > good-faith contributors and to bring back a collaborative dimension to
> > how
> > > we do quality control on Wikipedia. I invite you to read the whole blog
> > > post <
> > >
> >
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/
> > >
> > > if you want to know more about the motivations and expected outcome of
> > this
> > > project.
> > >
> > > I am thrilled this project is coming to fruition and I’d like to
> > > congratulate Aaron Halfaker <
> > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Ahalfaker> and all the
> project
> > > contributors <
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Team
> > >
> > > on hitting this big milestone: revision scoring started as Aaron’s side
> > > project well over a year ago and it has been co-designed (as in –
> > literally
> > > – conceived, implemented, tested, improved and finally adopted) by a
> > > distributed team of volunteer developers, editors, and researchers. We
> > > worked with volunteers in 14 different Wikipedia language editions and
> as
> > > of today revision scores are integrated <
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Tools_that_use_ORES
> > >
> > > in the workflow of several quality control interfaces, WikiProjects and
> > 3rd
> > > party tools. The project would not have seen the light without the
> > > technical support provided by the TechOps team (Yuvi in particular) and
> > > seminal funding provided by the WMF IEG program and Wikimedia Germany.
> > >
> > > So, here you go: the next time someone tells you that LLAMAS GROW ON
> > TREES
> > >  you
> can
> > > confidently tell them they should stop damaging <
> > > http://ores.wmflabs.org/scores/enwiki/damaging/642215410/> Wikipedia.
> > >
> > > Dario
> > >
> > >
> > > Dario Taraborelli  Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
> > > wikimediafoundation.org  • nitens.org
> <
> > > http://nitens.org/> • @readermeter 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Discussion

2015-12-01 Thread Mardetanha
do we have any definite number that if reach then we would not any
fundraiser again in the future (I really would like to to see WMF in the
position in which, it would not need yearly fundraiser to stand up and keep
running ) , like 100 M mentioned in the meta page ?

Mardetanha

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 4:22 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Lisa Gruwell <lgruw...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > Hi all-
> >
> > For several years, the Wikimedia movement has been having discussions
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Endowment> about whether and when to
> begin
> > building an endowment. I put an essay up on meta recently in an attempt
> to
> > rekindle this conversation with the community.  We included launching an
> > endowment in the FY 2015-16 annual plan.
>
> Fantastic, this is exciting news. I am very happy to see this moving
> forward, and will comment on the talk page of the endowment essay.
>
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > Thinking about our social responsibility as an investor is
> > probably worthwhile.
>
> I agree, and this is a good point to bring up.
>
> The endowment, if it's of a scale that will be effective, will have an
> investment manager and perhaps even an investment committee. I think
> directing that group to look at investment vehicles (i.e. mutual
> funds) with certain value guidelines in mind would be appropriate,
> much as we would direct them to have certain financial goals and
> levels of risk in mind. Figuring out what those values should be might
> not be so easy, but we could look at the investment policies of other
> large socially-minded organizations for ideas.
>
> best,
> Phoebe
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-11-24 Thread Mardetanha
please keep us updated about his situation


Mardetanha

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 11:06 PM, rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> All the best brane!!
> On Nov 23, 2015 18:43, "Samir Elsharbaty" <selsharb...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Brane,
> >
> > I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you but I heard a lot of nice
> > stories, so, please get well soon because I would like to have this
> > pleasure!
> >
> > --
> > Samir Elsharbaty,
> > Wikipedia Education Program
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > +20.100.944.3478
> > education.wikimedia.org
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Brane,
> > > Good wishes and get well soon.
> > > Regards.
> > >
> > > On 22 November 2015 at 06:18, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Brane at some
> length,
> > > in
> > > > Belgrade, in Hong Kong, and perhaps elsewhere too.  He is thoughtful
> > and
> > > > dedicated, and as Milos said, has played a huge part in building up
> > > Serbian
> > > > Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia.
> > > >
> > > > Brane, I wish you a full recovery, and hope to have the chance to see
> > you
> > > > again, somewhere in the world or around the wikis.
> > > >
> > > > Regards from the Wikisource gathering in Vienna,
> > > >
> > > > Asaf
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Pine asked me a good question: Where to express support? I think
> > > > > whatever you think is the most appropriate. This thread works, as
> > > > > well. His email is bra...@gmail.com. You have the link to his
> > Facebook
> > > > > page via WMRS photo. He is using Twitter, as well @branej.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > At some point of time, the best you could do is to reach for a
> > > > > > superstition and hope it will work. It doesn't matter how it will
> > be
> > > > > > explained after, but at this point of time, it's only that
> > > > > > superstition which matters.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > My particular superstition is that Brane would be able to see his
> > > > > > eulogy and that we'll be able to laugh together. You know, it's a
> > > rare
> > > > > > opportunity to see how your eulogy would look like, so I hope I
> am
> > > > > > giving it to him.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > An hour ago I heard that he is in critical condition. At first, I
> > was
> > > > > > thinking what should I write after he dies. Then, I realized
> that I
> > > > > > should write it now and post it after. Then, it's come into my
> mind
> > > > > > that I should send it immediately as, at least, I could think
> about
> > > > > > reading with him this eulogy and your comments after he recovers.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Since August 2014 he is struggling with bone cancer. His curse is
> > > that
> > > > > > his body is so strong, that chemotherapy is not working yet.
> > > > > > Paradoxically, we hope that his body is weak enough now that it
> > will
> > > > > > finally accept chemotherapy. Monday would be crucial day for him.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > He is one of those "invisible" Wikimedians who actually
> contributed
> > > > > > significantly to our movement. Some of you, mostly those who
> > visited
> > > > > > Belgrade, know him.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > He is one of the founders of Wikimedia Serbia. It's a pity that
> he
> > is
> > > > > > in this condition while WMRS is preparing to celebrate its 10th
> > > > > > anniversary. Here is our photo from the founding assembly [1].
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Presently, he is a board member of Wikimedia Serbia.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > His epic fight for copyright correctness on Serbian Wikipedia
> > 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paris

2015-11-14 Thread Mardetanha
my heart goes out to the families of those who have been killed and I am
really hopeful All wikimedians are safe,
stay safe



Mardetanha

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Alex, thanks for sharing this information. My thoughts are with Wikimedians
> and their family and friends.
>
> Take care,
> Sydney
>
> Sydney Poore
> User:FloNight
> Wikipedian in Residence
> at Cochrane Collaboration
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Alex Cella <ace...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > All the staff is safe, I'm in touch with them.
> >
> > Thnaks for asking.
> >
> > --
> >
> > *Alex Cella*
> > Finance Fellow
> > ace...@wikimedia.org
> > LinkedIn <http://fr.linkedin.com/in/alexcella>
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > 149 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA., 94105
> > www.wikimediafoundation.org
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > May WMFR coordinate efforts to inform us if all Wikimedians from Paris
> > are
> > > live and well?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advertising in Central notice?

2015-11-06 Thread Mardetanha
​it was strange for me too, we never did such thing before​

Mardetanha

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Bence Damokos <bdamo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> My first guess would be that the company is mentioned as a way to notify
> users that they will be sending data to an outside company if they click on
> the link (but the text you quote is not that clear on the privacy aspect
> here).
>
> Best regards,
> Bence
>
> 2015-11-06 12:33 GMT+01:00 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
> it...@wikimedia.org.il>
> :
>
> > "We invite you to participate in a survey about online harassment on
> > Wikimedia projects.
> > *Survey powered by Qualtrics"*
> >
> > It's not the the first survey runs through the Qualtrics, but that's the
> > first time I see credit to them. We most of the time, even in GLAM and
> > others partnerships trying to avoid as much as we can mentions
> > organizations names, as it can be consider to be advertising.
> >
> > But mention a company (that we even paid them), and linking to their
> > website? that's new and concern a bit. I'll be happy if someone related
> to
> > this decision can give more information about the idea behind it.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> >
> > *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> > +972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikinobel 2015 tomorrow

2015-10-08 Thread Mardetanha
Very good news,
Hopefully we might be able to do same in fawiki


Mardetanha

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Jon Harald Søby <jhs...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> You may have seen the blog post
> <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/05/join-wikinobel-2015/> already, but
> I'd like to remind you that the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced
> tomorrow, and like last year, Wikimedia Norge and the Nobel Peace Center
> are hosting an editathon as the prize is announced, aiming to update
> Wikipedias in various languages as soon as possible, and provide sources
> about the winner(s).
>
> We will meet in the Nobel Peace Center at 10:00 local time (09:00 UTC), and
> the prize will be announced one hour later. Like last year, we will use the
> IRC channel #wikinobel (webchat link <https://webchat.freenode.net/>), and
> will also tweet from the event using the hashtag #wikinobel
> <https://twitter.com/hashtag/wikinobel> (also on Instagram at #wikinobel
> <https://instagram.com/explore/tags/wikinobel/>).
>
> Please join us, and feel free to spread this message to your local
> community.
>
> --
> mvh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia websites is not accessible almost everywhere in Iran

2015-09-30 Thread Mardetanha
Not all WMF websites are blocked in Iran, Till now commons is blocked and
Fawikinews (starting this evening), as far as I contacted local
authorities, they didn't confirm the block, they only said it might
technical issue, I am still try to get more information to see what is
happening


Mardetanha

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 8:33 PM, Amir Ladsgroup <ladsgr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It had started with Wikimedia Commons and then upload.wikimedia.org (so no
> images) and now Persian Wikinews and I just realized except a few number of
> ISPs all WM websites are blocked everywhere. Obviously analytics can give
> more details.
>
> I talked with legal team in Wikimania and asked them for a direct talk or
> any kind of negotiation with Iranian government to make things easier but
> It's going worse. they lifted block on CNN once Rouhani had interview with
> them two years ago.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Best
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[Wikimedia-l] possible power point or pdf file

2015-08-06 Thread Mardetanha
Dear friends and college
within next month I am going to give lecture about wikipedia and sister
projects, I would like to know if have already prepared file to describe
about wikipedia  (and all sister projects), that I can use for this event.
even if it is old it would be useful and I will update with current
information.
Mardetanha
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 136, Issue 44

2015-07-18 Thread Mardetanha
thank you guys :)
hopefully our user group would one of the most active user groups, we have
already plan our next steps,
Mardetanha

Mardetanha

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 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
 To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Cc:
 Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:38:30 +0200
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Innovation
 Hoi,
 Collecting hundred ideas is indeed easy.  I am sure that when I look back
 in my 3000+ blog posts[1]  I will find hundreds of ideas easily. It is not
 the numbers that important, it is about the relevance of the ideas, some of
 mine are more relevant and others less so.

 Arguments that are relevant are:

- technical difficulty
- impact on our community
- impact on the amount of work it generates
- impact on the ability to write new articles
- impact on the ability to involve new editors
- ability to generate meaningful statistics

 The idea I proposed in this thread is likely to score really high except on
 the first argument.

 Would you for argument's sake walk through this idea with me and see your
 process in action. The purpose would be to shine some light in the black
 box. A fringe benefit could be to get a ball rolling.
 Thanks,
   GerardM

 [1] http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/

 On 14 July 2015 at 21:44, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 2:52 AM, Gerard Meijssen 
  gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Hoi,
   Luis I like what I read. What you can do to make it even more pleasing
 is
   establish better how this will benefit projects other than Wikipedia.
  
   For instance I blogged abut red link functionality that will easily
   enhance the quality of links and red links in most project including
   Wikipedia because it allows for providing information where there is
 none
   yet to bothnot readers and editors AND maintains the functionality as
 if
   nothing has changed.
  
   I have no idea if the WMF would consider such an idea. My impression is
   that the WMF and its agenda is very much a black box. When you explain
  how
   an idea like this might get attention, it is less theoretical and it
   explains me and others if innovation in the WMF has a place and what
 that
   place is.
  
 
  Hi, Gerard-
 
  Thanks for asking. I think calling us a black box on code/ideas from
  outside WMF is pretty fair, though we're working on it.
 
  *tl;dr:* this is and will always be hard; I'd love to hear thoughts or
  examples on how we can do it better.
 
  Note that I have not formally shared this thinking with
  product/engineering, so none of this is a promise to do any specific
 thing
  mentioned below. I share it to show, in good faith, that we're thinking
  hard about the problem and what to do about it, and to make clear why it
  isn't easy to solve.
 
  *Ideas*
  We can easily collect thousands of ideas. (For example, just one person
  already had a list of 200+ sorted/filed bugs ready when we announced
  community tech.) Sorting, prioritizing, and implementing them takes work
  (which
  non-programmers sometimes underestimate ;) http://xkcd.com/1425/. Some
  things we'd need in order to handle incoming ideas well:
 
 - *Overall process/timeline* for product development, so that people
 know who to talk to when and through what channels. CE is working with
 product/engineering on this, but it will always be ongoing - there
  won't be
 one final process, since we'll learn and adjust as we go.
 - *Clear priorities* - if you have 1,000 ideas, you have to have
 priorities so that you can sort through them, and decide we'll do
 this
  one
 first because... This is hard - there are still some people who
  respond to
 VE by disagreeing that we should be trying to get more new editors!
 - *A friendly space
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Friendly_space