Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why renaming to Wikipedia will wreak havoc on other projects

2020-02-25 Thread Michael Maggs
This has nothing to do with Commons only supporting Wikipedia. Commons supports ALL of the Wikimedia projects, and always has. As is quite clearly set out in the Commons SCOPE policy, “a file that is used in good faith on a Wikimedia project is always considered educational”, and hence is in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board of Wikimedia Canada

2019-10-22 Thread Michael Maggs
WMUK has also had a majority of women on the board since earlier this year. Glad to hear of wider progress in that direction. Michael > On 22 Oct 2019, at 17:55, Anders Wennersten wrote: > >  >> Den 2019-10-21 kl. 17:39, skrev Jean-Philippe Béland: >> Wikimedia Canada is proud to have a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-10 Thread Michael Maggs
The OpenWiki Foundation? Michael > On 10 Apr 2019, at 21:51, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga > wrote: > > Thanks Andrew for the insights. I agree with most of what you have proposed. > > Actually there's a way to make everything easier: The Wiki Foundation. But it > would create new problems

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Monuments UK 2018 winners

2018-10-26 Thread Michael Maggs
I’m pleased to let you know that the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments contest in the UK have been announced this afternoon.  You can find details on the WLM website [1] and on Commons [2]. Michael [1] https://www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update #4: Upcoming call for participation in Working Groups

2018-06-07 Thread Michael Maggs
Well, apart from Copyright law issues in the UK and (with other chapters) in the EU. Michael Chris Keating 7 June 2018 at 3:28 pm I don't think the Movement Roles discussion had any impact on Wikimedia UK achieving charity status (which in any case

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-24 Thread Michael Maggs
Agreed. This would change the conference significantly. Its purpose has always been to discuss matters of common interest to movement *organisations*. Organisations attend on their own behalf and not as representatives for any wider groups such as speakers of a specific language, or editors of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New style banner - A heads up

2017-08-23 Thread Michael Maggs
When viewed on my iPhone the 'New Native Feel' version has *five* full screens of text headed 'To all our readers in the US'. To be honest, unless I had known about this in advance I would have thought I'd been directed to the wrong page. I'd never bother to scroll down that far to get to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Windows 10 lockscreen images

2017-08-21 Thread Michael Maggs
Rogol Why the randomly-chosen names beginning with R? Michael Rogol Domedonfors wrote: Perhaps a randomly chosen image every time the user logs in? Rudigerd On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: it does not hurt to ask - Microsoft does some CSR,

[Wikimedia-l] Please welcome new chair for Wikimedia UK

2017-07-15 Thread Michael Maggs
•Nick Poole - Trustee •Doug Taylor - Trustee •Michael Maggs - Trustee Please join me in welcoming Josie as our new Chair. Michael ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

[Wikimedia-l] Please welcome new chair for Wikimedia UK

2017-07-15 Thread Michael Maggs
expires in two years time. Our board lineup is now: Josie Fraser - Chair Carol Campbell - Vice-chair Greyham Dawes - Treasurer Kate West - HR trustee Nancy Bell - Trustee Lorna Campbell - Trustee Jordan Landes - Trustee Nick Poole - Trustee Doug Taylor - Trustee Michael Maggs - Trustee Please

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-genealogy] Wikimedia genealogy and historical research software - a proposal for HRE

2017-06-14 Thread Michael Maggs
s well as weather we need to wait more, or should go to next step, and start to creat the user group, in order to contact the wikimedia for further questions to move on with the project. Dan Koehl Michael Maggs <mailto:mich...@maggs.name> 24 May 2017 at 3:58 pm There has been quite bit o

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia genealogy and historical research software - a proposal for HRE

2017-05-25 Thread Michael Maggs
ced family trees. I'd be happy to answer queries. Michael Maggs [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_genealogy_project [2] https://historyresearchenvironment.org (please excuse cross-posting for greater visibility, as the [wikimedia-genealogy] mailing lis

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia genealogy and historical research software - a proposal for HRE

2017-05-24 Thread Michael Maggs
to allow (subject to the agreement of the Wikidata community) the exchange of a variety of structured data including verified and fully sourced family trees. I'd be happy to answer queries. Michael Maggs [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_genealogy_project [2] https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Discovery search efforts and upcoming releases

2017-04-06 Thread Michael Maggs
Hi You've mentioned searching on "Wikipedia" there. Did you mean "Wikimedia", or are there still no Commons search improvements as yet? Michael Deborah Tankersley 6 April 2017 at 11:15 pm tl;dr: Search continues to expand functionality by displaying more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Michael Maggs
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 17 March 2017

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-30 Thread Michael Maggs
Congratulation Abraham! Michael Chair, WMUK > On 30 Jan 2017, at 15:57, Tim Moritz Hector > wrote: > > Dear Wikimedians, > > It is our great pleasure to announce that during last weekend’s Board > retreat, we voted to appoint Abraham Taherivand as Executive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMDE-update: Christian Rickerts might become Undersecretary of State

2016-12-05 Thread Michael Maggs
What excellent news! Many congratulations to Christian. Michael Chair, WMUK >>> Dear Wikimedians, >>> >>> On Saturday, the Green Party has resolved the coalition agreement for the >>> future Berlin government and nominated their future government officials. >>> The >>> new designated Minister

Re: [Wikimedia-l] With my thanks to everyone ...

2016-07-14 Thread Michael Maggs
Hi Geoff, I would like to add my personal thanks and appreciation for the exceptional work you have done in developing and professionalising the Foundation's legal services over the past five years. Probably most editors don't realise that the long-term viability of the type of open

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-24 Thread Michael Maggs
Welcome Katherine, from all of us at Wikimedia UK. That's fantastic news! Michael Michael Maggs Chair, WMUK Patricio Lorente wrote: Dear all, It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France board update

2016-05-30 Thread Michael Maggs
Congratulations, Emeric and Samuel! Looking forward to working with you, and of course with Christophe in his new role. Best regards Michael Wikimedia_UK_logo_40px.png Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK Dear fellow Wikimedians, As you may know Christophe Henner, the Chair of Wikimédia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Michael Maggs
Consistent with our commitment to openness, WMUK published our vote on our website last Friday, the day it was agreed by the board. It's at https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Minutes_2016-04-29 for anyone who may be interested. Best regards Michael Wikimedia_UK_logo_40px.png Michael Maggs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Meeting in Berlin (was: Executive transition planning)

2016-03-01 Thread Michael Maggs
. It will be good to take the opportunity to discuss governance and transparency issues in Berlin, in addition of course to the public discussions that are already going on. Best regards Michael Wikimedia_UK_logo_40px.png Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: Hi, Since

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

2016-02-25 Thread Michael Maggs
This is really excellent news. Congratulations Katy! Michael > On 26 Feb 2016, at 00:02, Maggie Dennis wrote: > > Hello, all. > > I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the role > of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement

[Wikimedia-l] US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia to remove Public Domain Anne Frank Diary

2016-02-16 Thread Michael Maggs
I haven't seen any mention on this list of this recent news: This year The Diary of Anne Frank entered into the public domain in the Netherlands, allowing millions of people around the world to read it for free. However, under U.S. law the book remains copyrighted, which prompted the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Seddon joins the Advancement team

2016-02-10 Thread Michael Maggs
Congratulations Seddon! I'm really glad that's worked out, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with you in your new role. All the best Michael Lisa Gruwell wrote: Hi All- I am happy to announce that Joseph Seddon (User:Seddon) has joined the Advancement team to lead up our

[Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-08 Thread Michael Maggs
Forwarding to our local UK list, as requested by Chris. If anyone in the UK would like to put themselves up as a candidate, or knows of someone suitable, now's your chance. Best regards Michael Wikimedia_UK_logo_40px.png Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK -- Forwarded message

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Maggs
], but with a lot of additional detail. __ Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life--2 Chris Keating wrote: I was chair of Wikimedia UK at the time of our governance review

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-06 Thread Michael Maggs
for others at Wikimedia UK as well, who have had excellent relations with them over the years. It has been a pleasure to work with you both, and I and my colleagues wish you all the best for the future. Best regards Michael __ Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK Lodewijk wrote

[Wikimedia-l] UK IPO updates advice on copyright in digitised public domain works

2015-12-15 Thread Michael Maggs
a blog post [4] that is worth reading. Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:When_to_use_the_PD-Art_tag [2] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/481194/c-notice-201401.pdf [3] http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-c

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-11 Thread Michael Maggs
Dear Garfield It has been a real pleasure to work with you and I wish you every success in your new venture. I'd like to thank you not only for your personal support, but the advice and support you have provided to Wikimedia UK both during the two years I have been involved, and for several

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia UK's members elect new trustees

2015-07-27 Thread Michael Maggs
. With these changes, the new board is as follows: Michael Maggs (board chair, and chair of governance committee) Simon Knight (vice chair) Greyham Dawes (treasurer, governance committee, audit and risk committee) Chris Keating (audit and risk committee) Carol Campbell (chair of audit and risk

[Wikimedia-l] Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

2015-07-13 Thread Michael Maggs
the opportunity to facilitate greater public engagement with online content and information through Wikipedia and its sister projects, and other Wikimedia UK initiatives./ Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK [The Wiki version of this announcement can be found here: https://wikimedia.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

2015-06-29 Thread Michael Maggs
...@googlemail.com 28 June 2015 12:28 These are excellent points raised by Michael Maggs. The bit about non-commercial licenses in particular. That has always been difficult to explain to people who are quite happy for Wikipedia to use their images or images of their works, but don't want people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

2015-06-22 Thread Michael Maggs
This has been mentioned before by Dimi, but bears repeating. While we may all think it's *outrageous* that tens of thousands of images may have to be deleted from Commons, we do have to make sure we have messages that will resonate with those who don't agree with us or who don't care. If our

[Wikimedia-l] Changing our volunteer structure at Wikimedia UK

2015-06-05 Thread Michael Maggs
://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Volunteer_strategy_consultation_2015 Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK *From:* Michael Maggs *Date:* 5 June 2015 14:38 *To:* wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org *Subject:* [Wikimediauk-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changing our volunteer structure at Wikimedia UK

2015-06-05 Thread Michael Maggs
to even borrowing a projector, I presume that the same policy of exclusivity would apply. Fae Previous Chairman of Wikimedia UK, uniquely excluded from membership of the UK charity or elections. Michael Maggs mailto:mich...@maggs.name 5 June 2015 15:14 Dear movement colleagues I thought you might like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France travel policy Learning patterns

2015-03-10 Thread Michael Maggs
If anyone wants to compare and contrast, you can find WMUK's expenses policy (covering travel and other expenses) here: https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Expense_policy Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK Emeric Vallespi mailto:emeric.valle...@wikimedia.fr 9

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

2015-03-10 Thread Michael Maggs
Thank you for taking this action. All the best, Michael Michelle Paulson mailto:mpaul...@wikimedia.org 10 March 2015 07:53 Hi All, I’m writing to let you know that today the Wikimedia Foundation[1] is filing suit against the National Security Agency

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-04 Thread Michael Maggs
...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe Michael Maggs mailto:mich...@maggs.name 4 February 2015 11:11 I would like to see a bot or tool that could provide visibility of statistics on the various OTRS queues in near-real time. At present there is no automated way to see on Commons or any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-04 Thread Michael Maggs
I would like to see a bot or tool that could provide visibility of statistics on the various OTRS queues in near-real time. At present there is no automated way to see on Commons or any of the Wikipedias that backlogs even exist, let alone see how they vary with time, what the average time to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-04 Thread Michael Maggs
Or AWB, though neither option provides the sort of efficiency that is needed tio deal easily with the sort of issues that Tomasz mentions. Michael Jeevan Jose mailto:jkadav...@gmail.com 4 February 2015 12:01 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:VisualFileChange.js can be used for mass

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons / OTRS is broken

2015-02-04 Thread Michael Maggs
...@wikipedia.de wrote: Am 02/04/15 um 13:14 schrieb Michael Maggs: Yes, I do. That is updated manually, at irregular intervals, applies only to one Commons list, and doesn't provide anything like the information that should I think be available. ...which is in detail

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Royal Society of Chemistry journal donation

2014-12-18 Thread Michael Maggs
Excellent. Fantastic news, Andy! That will make a real difference to serious chemistry on Wikipedia. Michael On 18 Dec 2014, at 15:28, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: The Royal Society of Chemistry (disclosure: I'm Wikimedian in Residence there) has made a massive journal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Ireland as a Wikimedia User Group

2014-12-09 Thread Michael Maggs
Congratulations from your friends at WMUK! Michael ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Michael Maggs
will consider whether providing a platform for this type of attack is conducive to the health of the Wikimedia movement. Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK Fæ mailto:fae...@gmail.com 5 December 2014 14:30 No, I and another trustee made that exceedingly clear

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the UK

2014-12-05 Thread Michael Maggs
such as these are entirely within the WMF's remit, and we are now actively working on improving our ability - as recommended by the Foundation and the FDC - to seek charitable funds directly from local sources, on which we can reclaim Gift Aid. Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-11 Thread Michael Maggs
. Regards Michael Michael Maggs WMUK Chair On 11 Nov 2014, at 09:10, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: With some sadness I have to tell you that I will be leaving Wikimedia UK, as an employee, if not as a volunteer, at the end of the year. I have achieved what I set out

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group

2014-09-14 Thread Michael Maggs
Congratulations to all! Michael On 14 September 2014 at 12:52:06, Jon Davies (jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk) wrote: Great stuff, well done. You can count on WMUK support. On 14 September 2014 02:51, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the

[Wikimedia-l] UK Photographers - The Wiki Loves Monuments contest starts on Monday!

2014-08-30 Thread Michael Maggs
to be freely used by anyone for any purpose, including Wikipedia. You retain copyright, and can require anyone using your images to attribute them to you as photographer. Help us show off your local history! Michael ___ Michael Maggs Wiki Loves Monuments volunteer

[Wikimedia-l] The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-27 Thread Michael Maggs
Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the notice boards on Commons, or who is subscribed to this mailing list, will be aware of a huge, wide-ranging and unfocused set of disputes and ill-natured arguments that have been raging for several months. The disputes are becoming more and more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons and OCILLA

2014-06-10 Thread Michael Maggs
Hi Yann This is a really useful resource. Who is looking after it now, and how is it being funded? I don’t know who ‘Ray’ is. Michael On 8 Jun 2014, at 17:43, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, 2014-06-08 21:56 GMT+05:30 rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com: Would it make

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Chair of the Supervisory Board – the 14th WMDE General Assembly in retrospect

2014-05-26 Thread Michael Maggs
Dear Tim Congratulations on your new role. And all the best! Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK On 26 May 2014, at 13:38, Tim Moritz Hector tim-moritz.hec...@wikimedia.de wrote: Hi all, yesterday, Wikimedia Deutschland’s 14th General Assembly was held

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons' frontpage probably shouldn't prominently feature a decontextualised stack of corpses.

2014-05-09 Thread Michael Maggs
On 9 May 2014 21:13, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: The person who selected the image does not care that most of the people who viewed that image saw only dead bodies without context. The process on Commons for selecting what goes on the front page is very lightweight, and this was a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-07 Thread Michael Maggs
Measuring the quality of Wikipedia articles in general is an issue that Wikimedia UK is interested in looking at, though by means of automation rather than the gold-standard but much less scalable method of scholarly peer review. Our early-stage plans for a large-scale IT project to provide

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

2014-05-01 Thread Michael Maggs
Many congratulations, and welcome! Michael Chair, Wikimedia UK 2014-05-01 20:15 GMT+02:00 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org: Dear fellow community members, On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees I am delighted to announce that the new Executive Director

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Rating Wikimedia content (was Our next strategy plan-Paid editing)

2014-04-16 Thread Michael Maggs
. In particular, we would like to know whether creating such tools would be considered a useful thing to do by the community. Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimedia-l] New Commons RFC on changing the Precautionary principle to tackle the URAA problem

2014-04-09 Thread Michael Maggs
I have made a proposal to relax the scope of the Commons so-called Precautionary principle to allow the site to host more of the locally public domain files that are being deleted because of the US URAA law, and also to keep more photos that have freedom of panorama in their home country but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Michael Maggs
I am really saddened by the incessant demands that the community needs public investigations, heads to roll, public apologies and so on. I am also saddened by repeated demands that specific community members state publicly whether they do or do not agree with something allegedly said by a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Italia has a new board

2014-04-06 Thread Michael Maggs
Many congratulations from us all at WMUK ! Michael On 6 Apr 2014, at 14:25, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, yesterday April 6th, 2014, in Florence at The Impact Hub Wikimedia Italia held his general assembly which comprised the vote on the final budget for 2013

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing Wikimedia UK's new five year strategy

2014-03-10 Thread Michael Maggs
with the community with renewed focus and vigour. Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Advocacy Advisors] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-28 Thread Michael Maggs
Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK On 28 Jan 2014, at 08:00, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org wrote: I've spent a good chunk of the day reading through the first 31 questions; the comments on meta about those questions, and the responses proposed by Dimi and others at http

[Wikimedia-l] European Commission Copyright Consultation

2014-01-27 Thread Michael Maggs
It’s not clear to me what will be done with the answers proposed so far at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/European_Commission_copyright_consultation Will they be submitted as they are, or is someone proposing to merge them into a single version (even though many answers have been signed)?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visually impaired

2014-01-15 Thread Michael Maggs
Can WMUK collaborate with WMDE (and others) on this to push it forward? Obviously a lot of good work has already been done, but perhaps it now needs some long term commitment and leadership to ensure that what has been done is made easily accessible, and to work on filling gaps in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMUK Tech] [Wikimediauk-l] Improving Wikimedia access for people with impairments (was Visually impaired)

2014-01-15 Thread Michael Maggs
in Germany and elsewhere. Outreach is what the chapters do! Best regards Michael Michael Maggs Chair, Wikimedia UK On 15 Jan 2014, at 11:44, rexx r...@blueyonder.co.uk wrote: The single biggest problem, Michael, is that when one talks in the abstract, we end up chasing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Public Domain Day

2014-01-03 Thread Michael Maggs
Nice. It would be good to add a link at the top to Category:Undeleted in 2014 as well, or even to transclude all images from that category. Michael On 3 Jan 2014, at 14:03, Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com wrote: hello all! January 1st was Public Domain Day [1] and after xx years of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Public Domain Day

2014-01-03 Thread Michael Maggs
On 3 Jan 2014, at 14:22, Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoe...@gmx.net wrote: I find it a bit worrying that Commons makes little effort to distinguish between copyright on this sculpture and copyright on this photograph of a sculpture. It would seem preferable if there was suitable meta data

[Wikimedia-l] Saving some URAA-affected files on Commons (was Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons)

2013-12-31 Thread Michael Maggs
Please see here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hosting_of_content_released_to_the_global_public_domain for a new Commons policy proposal. Obvious first candidates are the government-generated works of the UK, Canada and Israel, but there will certainly be other countries that could take

Re: [Wikimedia-l] images deletedfrom WikiCommons

2013-12-31 Thread Michael Maggs
Hi Michal I have picked up on your initiative, and have made a proposal on Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hosting_of_content_released_to_the_global_public_domain Could you take a look at it? Michael _ Michael Maggs Chair, WMUK. On 29 Dec 2013, at 05:19, Michal Lester mles

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons

2013-12-30 Thread Michael Maggs
Yes, I am working on this now, and will put up a proposal to amend policy on Commons in the next day or two. It is of particular relevance to UK Crown Copyright works. Michael On 30 Dec 2013, at 14:56, Fæ faewik+comm...@gmail.com wrote: The URAA is rather more than theoretical. There is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Qrpedia domain transfer

2013-12-21 Thread Michael Maggs
Crossed wires I think. Jon was probably referring to the internal agreement between WMUK and its subsidiary Cultural Outreach whereby WMUK will pay the domain name renewal fees. That simply allows us to maintain a non trading status for Cultural Outreach which keeps legal fees to a minimum.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Online Store Promotion

2013-11-08 Thread Michael Maggs
Good to know that the WMF is still fully committed to keeping Wikipedia advert-free (or maybe not). Michael On 8 Nov 2013, at 21:22, Caitlin Cogdill ccogd...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello everyone, As you may already know, the Wikimedia Foundation supports a small but growing online store