Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Kurdish Wikimedians User Group

2020-10-16 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hello Rosie,

Thanks for reaching us, I do like to convey my heartiest congratulations to 
each and all members of Kurdish Wikimedians User Group. Welcome to the world of 
Wiki.

Namaste,

Rajeeb.

(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity).


> On 17-Oct-2020, at 6:43 AM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized [1] 
> Kurdish Wikimedians User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims 
> to increase the Kurdish presence on the Wikimedia projects; by helping 
> contributors from all Kurdish Wikimedia projects to organize and collaborate. 
> Also by promoting the use of Kurdish languages and dialects by organizing 
> events both online and in-person. They also want to help the world to get to 
> know more about the Kurds and strengthen their connections by sharing free 
> knowledge.
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> Regards,
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> [1]  
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Kurdish_Wikimedians_User_Group
> 
> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_Wikimedians_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Western Armenian Language User Group

2020-09-04 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
My heartiest congratulations to all the members of Wikimedians of Western 
Armenian Language User Group, thanks Rosie for the update.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 05-Sep-2020, at 5:43 AM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikimedians of Western Armenian Language User Group [2] as a Wikimedia
> User Group. The group aims to empower and engage Western Armenian speakers
> around the world to collect and develop free content in Western Armenian on
> the Wikimedia projects. Promote the creation of other Wikimedia projects in
> Western Armenian, such as Wiktionary, Wikisource.s as well as other open
> projects that allow sharing and accessibility of free knowledge.
> 
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedians_of_Western_Armenian_Language_User_Group
> 
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Western_Armenian_Language_User_Group
> 
> Respectfully,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (she/her)
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Chat

2020-08-29 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Amir, for your kind update, will definitely like to join such noble 
initiative.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 30-Aug-2020, at 5:30 AM, Amir Sarabadani  wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> Due to the current situation, there are more and more collaborations
> happening online instead. and now you can see Wikimedia-related discussion
> groups in Slack, Discord, Telegram, Facebook, and many more. Besides being
> scattered and inaccessible to people who don't have accounts in those
> platforms (for privacy reasons for example), these platforms use
> proprietary and closed-source software, are outside Wikimedia
> infrastructure and some harvest our personal data for profit.
> 
> IRC on freenode is a good alternative but it lacks basic functionalities of
> a modern chat platform. So we created Wikimedia Chat, a mattermost instance
> in Wikimedia Cloud. Compared to IRC, you have:
>* Ability to scrollback and read messages when you were offline
>* Push notification and email notification
>* You don't need to get a cloak to hide your IP from others
>* Proper support for sharing media
>* Two factor authentication
>* A proper mobile app support
>* Ability to add custom emojis (yes, it's extremely important)
>* Profile pictures
>* Ability to ping everyone with @here
>* much much more.
> 
> You can use Wikimedia Chat by going to https://chat.wmcloud.org, anyone can
> make an account. This is part of Wikimedia Social suite [1], the oher
> similar project is "Wikimedia Meet". [2]
> 
> Some notes:
> * This is done in my volunteer capacity and has been maintained by a group
> of volunteers. If you're willing to join the team (either technical or
> enforcing CoC, kicking out spammers, other daily work), drop me a message.
> * Privacy policy of Wikimedia Cloud applies: https://w.wiki/aQW
> * As a result, all messages older than 90 days get automatically deleted.
> * As a Wikimedia Cloud project, all of discussions, private and public are
> covered by Code of conduct in technical spaces:  https://w.wiki/AK$
> 
> Hope that would be useful for you, if you encounter any technical issues,
> file a bug in the phabricator.
> 
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Social_Suite
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Meet
> 
> Best
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] «Wiki Loves Dubbing» new multimedia initiative

2020-08-11 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Francesc,

Thanks for sharing about this innovative project. Let’s see how we can 
implement this in my country.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 12-Aug-2020, at 12:53 AM, Taronja Satsuma  
> wrote:
> 
> Francesc Fort
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal Code of Conduct Drafting Committee - Call for participation

2020-07-30 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Christel,

Thanks for the update. I like to conga the new committee and wish the best.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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> On 31-Jul-2020, at 1:11 AM, Bobby Shabangu  wrote:
> 
> Dear Christel,
> 
> Congratulations. We will be following developments closely and wishing the
> committee all the best.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Bobby Shabangu
> 
>> On Thu, 30 Jul 2020 at 20:24, Peter Southwood 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Christel,
>> I wish the committee well, and success in coming up with a workable
>> policy. This is fine as long as no assumption is made that these people
>> represent the communities in any way other than for themselves. They may be
>> fine people and may even have excellent ideas and skills suited to the
>> task, but they are not our representatives, and we expect to be consulted
>> regarding the results of this work. I understand that this may be your
>> intention anyway, but we have seen too many fiascos  resulting from a small
>> group of people coming up with some proposal and WMF declaring this to be
>> "movement policy" or something to that effect.
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
>> 
>> -Original Message-
>> From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On
>> Behalf Of Christel Steigenberger
>> Sent: 30 July 2020 19:49
>> To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal Code of Conduct Drafting Committee -
>> Call for participation
>> 
>> Hello everyone,
>> 
>> 
>> We are happy to announce that the Universal Code of Conduct drafting
>> committee has been assembled. We had 26 volunteers apply, either by
>> publicly signing up on the Meta page, or by sending an email. Volunteers
>> from 18 different countries applied, speaking 11 different languages.
>> 
>> We had Wikimedian applicants with different levels of experience on-wiki,
>> from someone who started editing only last year to people who have been
>> editing for more than 18 years and/or have more than 300,000 edits.
>> Applicants held a variety of different roles within the movement, and also
>> informed us about interesting and relevant experiences in their real-life
>> careers. It was very hard to narrow down from this diverse and extremely
>> qualified pool of applicants.
>> 
>> For the final selection, two aspects guided the decision making - we want a
>> committee that at the one hand will represent important parts of the
>> movement. Prolific editors as well as Wikimedians whose strength is more in
>> organizing events, wikimedians from different demographics, contributors
>> from small and large wikis, and people holding different roles within the
>> movement. We also wanted a group of people who will collaborate with one
>> another effectively and create the best possible Universal Code of Conduct
>> for the Wikimedia movement. Experience has taught us that committees that
>> are too large find it difficult to work effectively, so we decided to cap
>> the number of seats to 6 volunteer seats and 3 staff seats.
>> 
>> More information on the Committee and its new members can be found on Meta
>> <
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee
>>> 
>> [1], and a timeline for their work is available on the main UCoC page
>>  [2]. Please
>> note that more chances for engagement are coming up during the community
>> draft review period starting from August 24.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Christel
>> 
>>  [1]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct/Drafting_committee
>> 
>> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct
>> 
>> Christel Steigenberger (she/her)
>> 
>> Trust and Safety Specialist
>> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Government of Navarre will fund BWUG

2020-07-25 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Galder,

Thanks for your kind mail and update. I wish you and all the members of Basque 
Wikimedians User Group all my best wishes, definitely such agreement will 
definitely create projects which will further add knowledge of Wikimedia 
platforms in the region.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 26-Jul-2020, at 1:27 AM, Isaac Olatunde  wrote:
> 
> Hello Galder,
> 
> Congratulations to you and the team. Looking forward to reading your report.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Isaac
> 
>> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020, 20:38 Denny Vrandečić, 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Congratulations! Looking forward to see the results of this initiative!
>> 
>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 2:54 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
>> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Dear all,
>>> It is a real pleasure to announce the agreement reached between Basque
>>> Wikimedians User Group and the Government of Navarre to finance projects
>>> for the knowledge of Wikimedia platforms in that region.
>>> 
>>> The agreement, of an initial duration of 6 months and endowed with
>>> 25,000€, will serve to initiate work related to local knowledge, GLAM and
>>> to multiply the educational program that we have already been carrying
>> out.
>>> 
>>> You can read more about this agreement in our blog:
>>> 
>> http://wikimedia.eus/2020/07/wikipedian-euskarazko-eduki-digitalak-sortu-zabaldu-eta-kontsumitzea-sustatuko-du-nafarroako-gobernuak/
>>> 
>>> And you can learn more about it in Spanish in the Governments website:
>>> 
>> https://www.navarra.es/es/noticias/2020/07/23/el-gobierno-de-navarra-fomentara-la-creacion-difusion-y-consumo-de-contenidos-digitales-en-euskera-en-wikipedia
>>> 
>>> Sincerely
>>> 
>>> Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing Txikipedia APP

2020-07-23 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hi Galder,

Hope you are doing well. Thanks for your kind mail and for the update. Looking 
to see the app available to all countries soon.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 23-Jul-2020, at 7:08 PM, Camelia Boban  wrote:
> 
> Great, congrats Galder and who worked on it.
> Unfortunately the app is not available in all the countries.
> 
> Camelia
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 6:27 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
>> galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Dear all,
>> Today we are glad to announce the launching of the Txikipedia APP for
>> Android and iOS. This tool will allow children to read content created for
>> them at Txikipedia, the Basque language encyclopedia for children, and will
>> make easier to discover content.
>> 
>> You can download it at Play Store (
>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ewke.txikipedia=ES)
>> and at App Store.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> 
>> Galder
>> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2020 Mid-Term Election results

2020-07-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
I congratulate all the elected members.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Jul-2020, at 2:58 AM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Subject line: Affiliations Committee 2020 Mid-Term Election results
> 
> Dear everyone,
> 
> We are happy to share that Başak Tosun, Bunty Avieson, Jeffery Keefer,
> Ravan Al-Taie, and Suyash Dwivedi are new members who have been appointed
> to the Affiliations Committee, while Camelia Boban has been re-appointed.
> 
> Here are Başak Tosun, Bunty Avieson, Jeffery Keefer, Ravan Al-Taie, and
> Suyash Dwivedi, in their own words:
> 
> 
>   1.
> 
>   Başak Tosun:
>   I have been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2005. I mainly
>   contribute to Turkish Wikipedia. For a long time, I was only an online
>   contributor; I discovered that contributions to free knowledge could go
>   beyond editing after I joined an international WikiCamp in 2015. Then I
>   contacted fellow wikipedians to form a user group in Turkey and became one
>   of the founder members of Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey. I took the
>   responsibility of Wikipedia Education Programs in the group and organised
>   Education Programs in several courses at 8 different universities.
>   Additionally, I take part in organising edit-a-thons, partnership search,
>   organising local contests.
> 
> 
> 
>   1.
> 
>   Bunty Avieson:
>   I am a media academic at University of Sydney and a member of Wikimedia
>   Australia. I learned to edit at an Art & Feminism event in March 2017 and
>   immediately followed up with an online course. I have since hosted
>   edit-a-thons in Sydney and Bhutan, but my interest goes beyond editing to
>   the larger goals of the Wikimedia movement, particularly around knowledge
>   equity and diversity. I’m currently leading two research projects to build
>   smaller language Wikipedias. One is a collaboration with Tata Institute of
>   Social Sciences in Mumbai to train two groups of retired Tamils, in both
>   Sydney and Mumbai, to edit Tamil Wikipedia. The other is a three-year
>   project funded by the Australian Research Council, to train Bhutanese to
>   publish on both English Wikipedia and also develop their Dzongkha site. I'm
>   an active member of Women Write Wiki and Women In Red.
> 
> 
> 
>   1.
> 
>   Jeffery Keefer:
>   I serve as a Wikimedian in Residence for the Patient-Centered Outcomes
>   Research Institute (PCORI). I started editing Wikipedia three years ago
>   while attending an open education conference in London where I went to a
>   workshop and was challenged to learn to try editing Wikipedia. Between then
>   and now Wikimedia has become my online home, where I edit and teach
>   students how to use our Wikimedia projects, am active across all three
>   types of Affiliates, and was one of the writers of the Movement Strategy
>   Recommendations. I have a PhD in educational research. I am or have been
>   involved in a number of Wikipedia + Wikimedia projects across the Movement:
>   Wikimedia Movement Strategy: Integrator, Writer, and Co-Coordinator of the
>   Capacity Building Working Group; Election Facilitator for the
>   Affiliate-Selected Board Seats (ASBS) election, 2019; Member of the Board,
>   Wikimedia New York City; Member, Project Grants Committee; AffCom Reporting
>   Representative, LGBT+ User Group; Member, Editorial Board of the
>   WikiJournal of Humanities; Member, Wikimedians in Residence Exchange
>   Network; Member, Wiki Project Med Foundation Member; WikiConference
>   North America User Group.
> 
> 
> 
>   1.
> 
>   Ravan Al-Taie:
>   I am Ravan Al-Taie. I'm the founder of Iraqi Wikimedians User Group. I
>   am an engineer, working as a professional in the Oil industry. I started
>   editing Wikipedia in 2008, edited Arabic wikipedia and became an admin in
>   2013 for more than 6 years. In 2015, My mother language is Arabic, but I
>   speak Kurdish language fluently as well, that's why I helped in Kurdish
>   Wikipedia and currently helping other colleagues to correctly start Kurdish
>   Wikipidian user group as per the foundation process because I strongly
>   believe the more diverse we are the best to be in representing the global
>   knowledge heritage. I've led several offline activities such as organizing
>   WLM for 3 years in Iraq, as well as starting the first editathon and
>   learning workshop in all Iraq with great success. After that, I've focused
>   on bringing more women to the movement in order to decrease the big gender
>   gap that we have in Arabic Wikipedia.
> 
> 
> 
>   1.
> 
>   Suyash Dwivedi:
>   I have done my graduation in Electronics Engineering and have been a
>   Wikimedian since 2013. Mostly I edit on Commons, Hindi, English, Wikidata,
>   GLAM, Wikivoyage and sometimes on other Wikipedia projects. I have
>   organized many outreach activities, including conferences and edit-a-thons.
>   I am the founder member of Hindi Wikimedians 

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

2020-07-06 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Very sorry to hear the sad news. My heartiest condolences to her family. 

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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> On 06-Jul-2020, at 9:39 PM, Camelia Boban  wrote:
> 
> OMG, I'm stunned, what terrible news. Condolences to the family and friends
> of Wikimedia Spain.
> 
> Camelia & WikiDonne UG
> 
> 
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> 
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> 
>> Il giorno lun 6 lug 2020 alle ore 18:03 Mardetanha <
>> mardetanha.w...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> 
>> 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/
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Santiago Navarro Sanz
>>> Presidente
>>> Wikimedia España
>>> www.wikimedia.es
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Sudan User Group

2020-06-28 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
What a wonderful news!! Congratulations and all my best wishes to all the 
members of Wikimedia Community User Group Sudan!

Best Regards,
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(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 28-Jun-2020, at 4:31 AM, Mohammed Bachounda  wrote:
> 
> Welcome Welcome ! \○/ ... Sudanese community with us. with the Wikimedian
> mouvement
> around the world.
> 
> مجموعة ويكيميديا السودان معترف بها رسميا مرحبا
> 
> Mohammed BACHOUNDA
> leader WIKIDZ Algeria
> 
>> Le sam. 27 juin 2020 à 22:04, Asaf Bartov  a écrit :
>> 
>> Excellent news!  Welcome, Wikimedia Community User Group Sudan!
>> 
>> (I hope at least their designated contacts have subscribed to this mailing
>> list.)
>> 
>>   A.
>> 
>> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
>> 
>> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
>> 
>> Wikimedia Foundation 
>> 
>> 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 Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 11:19 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
>> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi everyone!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>>> [1] Wikimedia Sudan User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group
>>> aims to support Sudanese living in Sudan and in the diaspora working to
>>> help bridge the content gaps about Sudan (and broadly Africa) on the web
>>> through the largest online Encyclopedia, Wikipedia and its sister
>> projects
>>> as well as other open projects that allow sharing and accessibility of
>> free
>>> knowledge.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> [1]
>>> 
>>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Sudan
>>> 
>>> [2]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Sudan
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Respectfully,
>>> 
>>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (she/her)
>>> 
>>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New members of the Board and Supervisory Committee

2020-06-24 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Wikimedia Armenia,

Hope my mail finds all of you in the best of health and spirit. I like to
congratulate each and every elected member on board. Wikimedia Armenia is
my all time favourite Chapter.

All my best wishes.

Best regards,

Rajeeb Dutta.
(U:Marajozkee).


On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 at 22:24, Wikimedia Armenia Board <
wikimediaboard...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
>
> On June 6-8, 2020 Wikimedia Armenia’s snap Assembly was held online, the
> agenda of which was the adoption of the new charter, the election of the
> Board members, and the Supervisory Committee. All this was done within the
> framework of the organization's reforms.
>
> The majority of eighty-eight members of Wikimedia Armenia voted for all
> suggested issues by open and transparent vote. The new charter was
> approved, which was developed within 5 months by the members of the
> organization and lawyers and was based on the conclusion of the governance
> audit conducted in Wikimedia Armenia, our research and discussions. Narek
> Avetisyan and Davit Poghosyan were elected as members of the Board, and
> Davit Arevyan and Norayr Baghdasaryan were elected as members of the
> Supervisory Committee. All the selected candidates have a great
> contribution to the development of various Wiki projects and Wikimedia
> Armenia.
>
> As a result, the Board of Wikimedia Armenia consists of four members:
> Vahagn Piliposyan (the Chair of the Board), Tigran Azizbekyan (Secretary of
> the Board), Narek Avetisyan and David Poghosyan. The Supervisory Committee
> consists of three members: Vardan Mnatsakanyan (the Chair of the
> Committee), Norayr Baghdasaryan (the Secretary of the Committee), and David
> Arevyan. Currently, the President of Wikimedia Armenia is Susanna Mkrtchyan
> who was elected during the previous Assembly.
>
> “Wikimedia Armenia” NGO’s Chair of the Board
> Vahagn Piliposyan
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: general assembly and new Supervisory Board

2020-06-22 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to all the newly elected members.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 22-Jun-2020, at 9:56 PM, Lukas Mezger  wrote:
> 
> Dear fellow Wikimedians,
> 
> On Sunday, Wikimedia Deutschland held its 25th and first-ever virtual
> general assembly with over 250 members attending.
> 
> Our members elected a new Supervisory Board, which consists of 7 elected
> members:
> 
> * Lukas Mezger (chair, re-elected)
> 
> * Daniel Reisener (treasurer, re-elected)
> 
> * Sabria David (re-elected)
> 
> * Kilian Kluge (re-elected)
> 
> * Christina Dinar
> 
> * Valerie Mocker
> 
> * Alice Wiegand
> 
> Christina Dinar and Valerie Mocker are new to the board, so please join me
> in welcoming them as well as in welcoming back Alice Wiegand. We are
> particularly pleased that our measures to increase gender diversity have
> been successful and that our elected board now consists of four women and
> three men.
> 
> I would like to wholeheartedly thank our departing elected board members
> Harald Krichel, Peter Dewald, and Marcus Cyron, and our departing appointed
> members Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr for the great work and their
> commitment to Wikimedia Deutschland over the past years.
> 
> Sabine Zepp and Lenia Zinßer were elected as auditors. I would like to
> express my gratitude to our departing auditors Daniel Baur, who has been
> serving the association over so many years, and Lena Stammler.
> 
> The general assembly also changed our bylaws to allow for virtual board
> meetings and remote board votes. Additionally, our members added a new rule
> concerning appointed officers to ensure that at least one third of the
> board is of non-male or non-female gender. The general assembly also
> approved changes to our strategy and formally approved of the board’s and
> the executive director’s actions for 2019.
> 
> The new board will reconvene shortly to discuss Movement Strategy matters,
> among others, and I am very much looking forward to working together with
> the new team.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Lukas
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Update on Branding

2020-06-22 Thread Rajeeb Dutta

Greetings,

Hope my mail finds you in the best of health and spirit. I like to take the 
opportunity to thank you for a penning a detailed email with clarification. 
Yes, we all looking forward for a better possible outcome.

Stay healthy and be safe.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 22-Jun-2020, at 6:14 AM, Nataliia Tymkiv  wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> As Acting Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees since March
> [1] I take full responsibility for this situation. I am truly sorry for all
> the frustration this whole situation has caused to volunteers, who have
> engaged in discussions expressing their concerns, and to the staff, who
> have been working and not really sure if that is really the direction the
> Board is prepared to seriously consider, or if it is just an exercise on
> our part. As Chair of the Board, I recognize the Board owes clear
> information to the communities and guidance to the staff.
> 
> In 2017, the Board approved the 2030 Movement Strategic Direction,
> recognizing the strategic importance of growing the reach of the Wikimedia
> projects to new languages, communities, and geographies, as part of our
> global mission. In June 2018, the Board approved a Foundation Annual Plan
> that included research into the Wikimedia and Wikipedia brands to
> understand how they could be tools in helping us reach these goals.
> 
> In November 2018 [2], the staff presented research to the Board about the
> Wikipedia and Wikimedia brands. I personally, even though a relatively long
> term Wikipedian (and a bit less long term Wikimedian), was basically
> convinced by the findings that a rebranding is needed and beneficial for
> our mission and global vision, and furthermore that it should be based on
> the Wikipedia brand. The information presented there also convinced the
> Board that the team should continue their work, but as you can see from the
> minutes the Board believed that communication is crucial, but already a
> possibility for a new name for the Wikimedia Foundation was seriously
> considered [3].
> 
> And I am going to be frank here - intuitively taking the name of something
> like “Wikipedia Foundation” makes a lot of sense, whether or not it makes
> sense upon deeper consideration. But, of course, no one was planning to
> just rename the organisation, more conversations were needed. It was
> convincing enough for us (the Board) to approve the budget for this
> initiative.
> 
> The Board has received regular updates about the Brand work along the way,
> including approving continued work in the 2019 and 2020 annual plans.
> However, the Board has not yet had a very serious, frank conversation about
> what the Board will do when the work is finished, including how to balance
> feedback from many communities, and the importance of reaching new
> communities. The Board also has not yet received a final report, as the
> exploratory project was and still is ongoing.
> 
> The process itself, even though the brand project team has designed its
> process to be inclusive and transparent, has created bitterness in some
> volunteers, some of whom feel they were led on or even actively
> manipulated. I am sure there was no intent to do that. But, for instance,
> people do point to a reported KPI (key performance indicator) in the
> previous survey as an alleged attempt at deceiving either the community or
> the Board. The Board did not make its decision to support the brand project
> based on that number, nor does the clarification of that number or removal
> of that KPI influence the Board’s support for the project. Good-faith
> mistakes should not undermine trust in our colleagues’ intentions or the
> purpose of an entire process. But this “elephant in the room” feeling is
> hurting all of us - both volunteers and staff, so I acknowledge that this
> created a lot of bitterness.
> 
> I want us to take a step back and try to have an honest and constructive
> conversation on what our future work will be together. I know there is
> mistrust towards the Wikimedia Foundation acting in good faith, I also know
> the staff members feel intimidated when talking with the communities, so it
> is really difficult to have a frank dialog. We are all in this vicious
> circle - we do not trust each other, so we do not talk honestly; we do not
> talk honestly so we cannot build that trust. I truly want that to change.
> So I am going to be as direct as possible about the Board’s perspective.
> 
> The executive statement says, “A rebrand will happen. This has already been
> decided by the Board” [4]. What does it mean? The brand project was
> approved by the Board in 2018. Rebrand may include: names, logos,
> “taglines,” colours, typography, or any combination of the above. An
> outcome of the project will be a set of recommended new branding
> practices.The Board has not approved any specific recommendations yet.
> However, it is important to 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Clinic #001 digest and future calls

2020-06-17 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Asaf,

Thanks for your mail and for this noble initiative. Though I  missed
today's meetup but I went through the links and the etherpad. I am looking
forward to being at the next Wikimedia Clinic.

Best regards,

Rajeeb.

On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 at 06:27, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> This is an update on the Wikimedia Clinics[1] pilot:
>
> On June 15th we hosted the first Wikimedia Clinic call. It was well
> attended (~25 volunteers, not counting WMF staff), with a good mix of
> experience levels and countries of origin. As promised, we publish a
> *digest* of the call[1], edited for clarity and brevity, and aiming for
> maximal value to readers whether or not they attended the call, with links
> and information added after the call to complement the information given
> during it.
>
> To accommodate different time zones, we are about to host the second
> Wikimedia Clinic in a few hours, June 17th at 8:00am UTC.  The meeting link
> is [3].
>
> We have also added three more Wikimedia Clinic time slots, which you can
> always see in the Clinics page on Meta[1], where the meeting links are
> given too.  I also paste the times here for your convenience:
>
> Wednesday, June 17th, 08:00am UTC (today, soon!)
> Tuesday, June 23rd, 08:00am UTC
> Sunday, June 28th, 17:30 UTC
> Wednesday, July 1st, 17:30 UTC
>
> We at the Community Development team are already finding this a useful
> model, and have already drawn some valuable feedback that will translate
> into future work from us.  One example is a *movement-facing* Introduction
> to the Wikimedia Foundation module (see the digest[2]).
>
> Cheers,
>
> A.
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics/001
> [3] https://meet.google.com/iex-jebd-due
>
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
>
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
>
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the H-GAPS User Group

2020-06-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hello Rosie,

Thanks for the update and sharing the same. I like to congratulate and sending 
my best wishes to the entire team of H-GAPS User Group.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
Open Knowledge Enthusiast.

(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 14-Jun-2020, at 3:46 AM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] H-GAPS User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to:
> helping the best information about psychological science reach the people
> who would benefit. HGAPS aims to bridge the gap between students,
> clinicians, researchers, and the public by creating and spreading
> accessible and free resources. bringing together students and content
> experts to gather and present the best information about psychological
> science to the people who would benefit. We aim to link Wikipedia (and
> Google) with high quality resources and information about psychological
> science, improving the next generation of training, and creating tools that
> help practitioners and researchers.
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_H-GAPS_User_Group
> 
> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/H-GAPS_User_Group
> 
> 
> Respectfully,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (she/her)
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Para-Wikimedians Community User Group

2020-06-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hello Rosie,

Thanks for the update and sharing the same. I like to congratulate and sending 
my best wishes to the entire team of Para-Wikimedians Community User Group.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
Open Knowledge Enthusiast.

(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 14-Jun-2020, at 3:25 AM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Para-Wikimedians Community User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group.
> The group aims to facilitate, inform, support, and advocate for Wikimedians
> with special needs (Special Needs communities) globally, to provide a more
> diverse and inclusive environment.
> 
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Para-Wikimedians_Community_User_Group
> 
> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Para-Wikimedians_Community_User_Group
> 
> 
> Respectfully,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (she/her)
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] NEW: Wikimedia Clinic calls, starting June 15th

2020-06-02 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Asaf,

Thanks for the update and a noble initiative, looking to contribute wherever, 
whenever I am needed.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 03-Jun-2020, at 2:59 AM, Asaf Bartov  wrote:
> 
> Dear Wikimedians,
> 
> In these complex times of pandemic, and the coming complex times of
> post-pandemic, live human contact with fellow Wikimedians, even mediated
> through a video call, can be helpful, relaxing, and fun.  It can also offer
> opportunities to ask questions you have been meaning to ask but never got
> around to, or to explain complex situations that may be hard to articulate
> in writing.
> 
> To better support members of the community during this time, the Community
> Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is interested in trying an
> experiment: scheduling open video calls (using Google Meet) where any
> active Wikimedian would be welcome to attend and ask questions or ask for
> advice about whatever Wikimedia-related goal or problem they're working on.
> 
> You can also just share what you're working on and invite feedback, even if
> you don't have a specific question. Or people can just connect to hang out,
> or to offer their own experience to the people asking questions.
> 
> We are thinking of calling these calls Wikimedia Clinics, and would host
> them once a week (in alternating time zones, to accommodate as many people
> as possible).
> 
> Each clinic session:
> 
> * would be 70-120 minutes in length depending on topics presented and
> volume of conversation
> * would have at least two Wikimedia Foundation staff members guaranteed to
> be present. They are not guaranteed to have the answers you need, but they
> are committed to helping you get them, even if not during the call itself,
> but as later follow-up.
> * would be summarized in an in-depth *digest* of the call that would be
> edited for clarity and available to all volunteers interested. These notes
> would link to any tools and resources mentioned on the call and will be
> shared on this mailing list and archived on Meta[0].
> 
> These calls are *not* replacing any existing channels or
> regularly-scheduled calls!  Every channel or call you are already using
> continues to exist.  No important announcements will be made on these
> calls, and no one should feel stressed or obligated to attend them.
> 
> Rather, they are a new form of live-communication open support calls, less
> narrow in focus than some of the existing channels (where only specific
> topics are expected), and, we hope, more approachable and welcoming for
> people not sure whether their question or dilemma is appropriate for one of
> the other channels.
> 
> If these calls are found useful, we'll try to offer them in some other
> languages, to increase access to those not comfortable speaking English.
> 
> So, let's give this a try!  The first two calls are scheduled for:
> 
> Monday, June 15th, 17:30 (5:30pm) UTC, and this is the Google Meet link[1].
> Link to a WorldTimeBuddy event for timezone convenience[2].
> 
> and
> 
> Wednesday, June 17th, 08:00am UTC, and this is the Google Meet link[3].
> Link to a WorldTimeBuddy event for timezone convenience[4].
> 
> Remember, there's no set agenda and no particular preparation needed.  Feel
> free to join us with anything Wikimedia-related that's on your mind, or
> just to hang out.
> 
> Feedback and questions welcome.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>Asaf
> 
> [0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics
> [1] https://meet.google.com/kha-nghc-mky
> [2]
> https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=100=100=26536320=17.5-19.5=show=f924130e-ed00-e1b4-b549-2202e11d660f
> [3] https://meet.google.com/iex-jebd-due
> [4]
> https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=100=100=26539200=8-10=show=500d54dd-96c7-1934-0910-afe98a3440a5
> 
> 
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
> 
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
> 
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> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiIndaba 2021 Conference Announcement

2020-06-01 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks  for the update and really we all waiting to have normalcy soon and in 
the meantime let’s plan for WC2021.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 02-Jun-2020, at 5:45 AM, Bobby Shabangu  wrote:
> 
> Dear Wikimedians,
> 
> We trust you are keeping safe during this global state of flux.
> 
> This email is to affirm that WikiIndaba Steering Committee (WISCom)
> continues to be committed to support the Wikimedia User Group in Uganda in
> its bid to organise and host WikiIndaba Conference 2021. We were working
> closely with the local organising committee and Wikimedia Foundation to
> organise the event before the suspension of all in-person Wikimedia events,
> and we continue to do so in order to ensure we have a memorable and
> impactful conference when everything returns back to normalcy.
> 
> Seeing that we now have more time to plan for the programme, scholarships
> and other logistics, we ask that you take advantage of the available time
> to think deeply about the value that  your participation can add to the
> conference.  We hope that from now till the time of the call for
> participation you will think about  important questions that will help us
> structure the programme to suit your needs, opportunities that the
> conference can bring to your community and concerns that need broader
> consensus and support from the larger community.
> 
> We will announce further developments as they unfold and we look forward to
> working with you all in the future to make Wiki Indaba a good place for
> Africans and the diaspora to connect on topics of interest and action.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] June 4 1800 Maggie Dennis office hour (with a twist)

2020-05-30 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thank you, Maggie for the kind update, I am looking forward to it.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 30-May-2020, at 2:53 PM, Ziko van Dijk  wrote:
> 
> Thanks for the link, Ciell, I easily get confused about time zones.
> I am looking forward to attend on June 4th, if it is possible for me.
> Kind regards
> Ziko
> 
>> Am Fr., 29. Mai 2020 um 20:20 Uhr schrieb Ciell Wikipedia <
>> ciell.wikipe...@gmail.com>:
>> 
>> This will be very interesting, thank you Maggie.
>> (To check your local time for this office hour: click here
>> <
>> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Maggie+Dennis+office+hour+%28with+a+twist%29=20200604T18=1440=1
>>> )
>> 
>> 
>> Vriendelijke groet,
>> Ciell
>> 
>> 
>> Op do 28 mei 2020 om 14:03 schreef Maggie Dennis :
>> 
>>> Hello, all.
>>> 
>>> With the Board’s recent statement, this seems like a good time to launch
>>> the quarterly office hours I’ve been wanting to create for people who
>> want
>>> to talk to me about issues involving “community resilience and
>>> sustainability,” including the work of Trust & Safety, whom I oversee.
>>> (after months of wanting to do this I’ve come to realize that I will
>> always
>>> be "too busy" to feel like it's the perfect time for this. So I’m going
>> to
>>> do it now anyway!)
>>> 
>>> There’ve been requests to make office hours more personal, so I will
>> host a
>>> Zoom hangout where people can join me, but I'll also take questions from
>>> Telegram and IRC.[1] I know that finding an hour that works for everybody
>>> is not going to happen, and I know from past office hours I’ve been
>>> involved in that I may get far more questions than I can answer (or,
>>> contrarily, nothing at all :)). Nevertheless, I will do my best to answer
>>> questions posed to me in that hour by Wikimedians in good standing (not
>>> Foundation or community banned) and to follow up in writing with any I
>>> don’t have time for over the next few days or week or so, time allowing.
>> I
>>> might aggregate similar questions into a kind of FAQ. We’ll publish
>> notes,
>>> anonymizing those who’ve asked questions, after.
>>> 
>>> I do, however, have the following caveats:
>>> 
>>>   -
>>> 
>>>   I can’t and won’t discuss specific Trust & Safety cases. Instead, I
>> can
>>>   discuss Trust & Safety protocols and practices and approaches as well
>> as
>>>   some of the mistakes we’ve made, some of the things I’m proud of, and
>>> some
>>>   of the things we’re hoping to do.
>>>   -
>>> 
>>>   I will not respond to comments or questions that are disrespectful to
>>>   me, to my colleagues, or to anyone in our communities. I can talk
>>> civilly
>>>   about our work even if you disagree with me or I disagree with you. I
>>> won’t
>>>   compromise on this.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I’m not sure if I will stick with Zoom as the way I do office hours
>>> forever, but I am responding to some requests for spoken interaction
>> while
>>> also trying to provide text options for those who prefer. I admit to
>> being
>>> a little camera shy myself, so this is a challenge for me! If I embarrass
>>> myself too badly, I may retreat to the safety of text in future.
>>> 
>>> I was hoping to have the Zoom link already, but while that’s being
>>> expedited by our office technology team, I don’t have it yet. I wanted to
>>> give interested people notice as soon as I knew the time. I’ll follow up
>>> with links again at least two hours in advance.
>>> 
>>> The meeting will be on June 4th at 1800 UTC.
>>> 
>>> I hope to see you there.
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> 
>>> Maggie
>>> 
>>> [1] Zoom link; Telegram link:
>> https://t.me/joinchat/DOlGIB1FRLUWqW9iB3qfTQ
>>> ;
>>> directions for participating in IRC:
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours#How_to_participate
>>> 
>>> --
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>>> Vice President, Community Resilience & Sustainability
>>> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 1Lib1Ref starts on Friday May 15

2020-05-12 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hi Felix,
Hope you and family are doing well, thanks for the update.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-May-2020, at 1:48 AM, Felix Nartey  wrote:
> 
> Librarians and library lovers,
> 
> We hope that you and your loved ones are taking care during this
> challenging time. In just three days, starting from Friday May 15th, we
> will be joining together around the world to make Wikipedia more reliable
> through #1lib1ref!
> 
> We have just a few reminders:
> 
> Please follow the WHO’s health guidelines on the pandemic and avoid
> physical convenings. [1] We encourage your participation in the campaign
> virtually, by organising or participating in a virtual event.[2]
> 
> You are already organizing! We are particularly excited about the
> interventions happening in this round, the local adoption of the campaign
> in Africa dubbed “African Libraries Week” by the African Library and
> Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA), collaboration between
> International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
> and Wikimedia Argentina to organise a Webinar for LATAM and excited to see
> public communication already addressing French, Spanish, English, Italian
> and Portoguese language communities.[3]
> 
> You can learn more about these events, and add your own to the virtual
> events list.[2]
> 
> Full resources and guides for participating in the May campaign are
> available on the campaign website.[4] The campaign will be fully tracked
> with the hashtag tool, so we encourage you to ensure your contribution is
> recorded by adding the hashtag (#1lib1ref) in your edit summary. This is
> very important for monitoring the reach and success of the campaign.
> 
> We need your help sharing the campaign! Visit the communicate and share
> page, to access materials (graphics) and general communication about the
> campaign.[5] Feel free to write a blog or make a post about the campaign
> using the hashtag (*#1lib1ref / #1bib1ref)* and tag the Wikimedia and
> Wikipedia Library Accounts.
> 
> Lastly, to learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation’s response to
> COVID-19, please visit wikimediafoundation.org/covid19
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> 
> Felix Nartey
> 
> 
> [1] - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
> 
> [2] -
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Virtual_Coffee_Kit
> 
> [3] - https://web.aflia.net/aflibwk/
> 
> [4] -
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Resources
> 
> [5] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Share
> 
> -- 
> *Felix Nartey*
> *Library Outreach Coordinator*
> *Wikimedia Foundation *
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the WikiBlind User Group

2020-05-12 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to each and everyone behind this success, such an User Group 
was always needed and will further broaden participation in our Wiki movement.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-May-2020, at 12:43 AM, Asaf Bartov  wrote:
> 
> Congratulations to the new user group!  It's great to have a clear
> destination to refer people to, on matters of vision-impaired use of and
> contribution to the Wikimedia projects.
> 
> (I think it would be helpful, for this and other recent groups, to ensure
> that the designated contacts for the group are clearly identified on the
> group's Meta page.  People shouldn't have to guess how to make contact with
> the group, and shouldn't just assume the first few names in the members
> list are the designated contacts.)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>   A.
> 
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
> 
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
> 
> Wikimedia Foundation 
> 
> 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 Tue, May 12, 2020 at 9:51 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
>> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>> [1] WikiBlind User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims to:
>> WikiBlind User Group, is a new international online group in which our
>> members, blind, low vision and sighted, can connect with each, and discover
>> the options we most enjoy for participating in the free and open knowledge
>> movement.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> [1]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_WikiBlind_User_Group
>> 
>> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiBlind_User_Group
>> 
>> Respectfully,
>> 
>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>> 
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sharing experiences from Wikimedia Sverige's digital AGM

2020-05-07 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Eric for the update and sharing with us.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 07-May-2020, at 2:21 PM, Eric Luth  wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> One and a half week ago, Wikimedia Sverige held its annual meeting. Due to
> the circumstances, it was held entirely virtually for the first time. For
> this occasion – to make sure that everything worked out well and that all
> members and participants felt safe with the tools we used – we developed a
> set of material. We hope that this might be of use for other communities as
> well. Parts of it has been translated into English, and most of it is
> gathered on a new page we created here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Digital_Annual_General_Meeting.
> 
> This material covers a range of topics, from an investigation of which
> video conference platform to choose, to procedural rules and division of
> roles during the meeting. Our experience is that this supporting material
> has been helpful in creating a well-hosted meeting.
> 
> We are also eager to see what other communities have created that can be
> valuable to the community, so please, feel free to share your own material,
> as well as your experiences from your virtual and online AGMs.
> 
> Best,
> *Eric Luth*
> Projektledare engagemang och påverkan | Project Manager, Involvement and
> Advocacy
> Wikimedia Sverige
> eric.l...@wikimedia.se
> +46 (0) 765 55 50 95
> 
> Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
> Läs mer på blimedlem.wikimedia.se
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - April Newsletter

2020-05-01 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Jan as always for your contribution for our newsletter.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 02-May-2020, at 12:32 AM, Jan Ainali  wrote:
> 
> This is our fifth newsletter, covering April 2020. This issue has news
> related to SDGs 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15.
> 
> *News*
> 
>   - GLAM Newsletter Special report on COVID-19 (SDG 3) [1]
>   - Wikidata and the bibliography of life in the time of coronavirus (SDG
>   3) [7]
>   - Video: Wikidata Lab XXII - Wikiprojeto COVID-19 (SDG 3) [20]
>   - How Wikipedia is Covering the Coronavirus Pandemic (SDG 3) [21]
>   - Open data and COVID-19: Wikipedia as an informational resource during
>   the pandemic (SDG 3) [23]
>   - Using CC Licenses and Tools to Share and Preserve Cultural Heritage in
>   the Face of Climate Change (SDG 11) [25]
>   - Video: Mapping against COVID-19 (SDG 3) [26]
>   - Student-created immunology content on Wikipedia receiving a lot of
>   attention this month (SDG 3) [34]
>   - How Wikipedia shows disability matters (SDG 10) [35]
> 
> *Tools*
> 
>   - COVID-19 dashboard (SDG 3) [2]
>   - COVID-19 dashboard for Tunisia (SDG 3) [22]
> 
> *In the news*
> 
>   - Why Wikipedia Is Immune to Coronavirus (SDG 3) [3]
> 
> *Research*
> 
>   - Why and how medical schools, peer-reviewed journals, and research
>   funders should promote Wikipedia editing (SDG 3) [4]
>   - A protocol for adding knowledge to Wikidata, a case report (SDG 3) [5]
>   - Multilingual enrichment of disease biomedical ontologies (SDG 3) [6]
> 
> *New Wikidata properties*
> 
>   - FHF establishment ID (SDG 3) [8]
>   - FHF hospital group ID (SDG 3) [9]
>   - Spanish National Catalog of Hospitals ID (SDG 3) [10]
>   - Forest Stewardship Council Certificate Code (SDG 9) [24]
>   - Forest Stewardship Council License Code (SDG 9) [27]
>   - Psocodea Species File ID (SDG 15) [28]
>   - Swedish Glaciers ID (SDG 13) [29]
> 
> *New Wikidata query examples*
> 
>   - Infectious diseases and their number of cases (SDG 3) [11]
>   - The longest river that feeds into another river (SDG 6 & 14) [30]
>   - Longest rivers that do not feed into a sea or ocean (SDG 6 & 14) [31]
>   - Recently published works on COVID-19 (SDG 3) [32]
>   - Welsh hospitals, health centres, doctors surgeries and temporary
>   Covid19 hospitals (SDG 3) [33]
> 
> *New Wikidata schema examples*
> 
>   - pandemic (E184) (SDG 3) [12]
>   - hospital (E187) (SDG 3) [13]
>   - 2020 coronavirus pandemic local outbreaks (E188) (SDG 3) [14]
>   - clinical trial (E189) (SDG 3) [15]
>   - Lockdown (E190) (SDG 3) [16]
>   - lockdown part of the 2019-2020 coronavirus disease pandemic (E191)
>   (SDG 3) [17]
>   - virus taxon (E192) (SDG 3) [18]
>   - contact tracing app (E195) (SDG 3) [19]
> 
> *Links*
> 
>   - [1]
>   
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2020/Contents/Special_story
>   - [2] https://sites.google.com/view/covid19-dashboard/
>   - [3]
>   
> https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-why-wikipedia-is-immune-to-coronavirus-1.8751147
>   - [4]
>   
> https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03075079.2020.1749796?journalCode=cshe20
>   - [5] https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.05.026336v1
>   - [6] https://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.03181.pdf
>   - [7]
>   
> https://iphylo.blogspot.com/2020/04/wikidata-and-bibliography-of-life-in.html
>   - [8] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8077
>   - [9] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8078
>   - [10] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8082
>   - [11] https://w.wiki/Mo2
>   - [12] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E184
>   - [13] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E187
>   - [14] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E188
>   - [15] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E189
>   - [16] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E190
>   - [17] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E191
>   - [18] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E192
>   - [19] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/EntitySchema:E195
>   - [20] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX3eLxpEuwc
>   - [21]
>   
> https://thewikipedian.net/2020/04/15/how-wikipedia-is-covering-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
>   - [22]
>   
> http://www.fss.rnu.tn/fra/s3465/pages/819/DataEngineeringSemantics-Identification-de-la-structure-de-recherche
>   - [23]
>   
> https://medium.com/@diegosaeztrumper/open-data-and-covid-19-wikipedia-as-an-informational-resource-during-the-pandemic-dcca6a23e826
>   - [24] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8118
>   - [25]
>   
> https://creativecommons.org/2020/04/26/cc-licenses-tools-share-and-preserve-cultura

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Netha wins 2020 RedHat Women in Open Source Award!

2020-04-29 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
A great news and a proud moment for all Indians. Congratulations Dr. Netha. 
All my best wishes.

Thanks Subha for sharing.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 29-Apr-2020, at 9:03 PM, Parul  wrote:
> 
> 
> Congratulations, Netha! So proud of you and this award this very well 
> deserved.
> 
> Thank you for sharing, Subhashish.
> 
>> On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 8:59 PM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar  
>> wrote:
>> Congratulations Dr. Netha !!
>> 
>> And thanks Subha for the update !!
>> 
>>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 8:48 PM Subhashish  wrote:
>>> Hope everyone is keeping safe and well in a difficult time like now. There 
>>> is a good news - Netha Hussain has won the 2020 RedHat Women in Open Source 
>>> Award. [1][2]
>>> 
>>> Congratulations Netha - this is such a proud moment for all of us!
>>> 
>>> Also, see WikiProject COVID-19, where Netha is a leader, for those who are 
>>> interested to contribute on coronavirus-related articles: 
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_COVID-19
>>> 
>>> 1. https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source
>>> 2. https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1255513602951430145
>>> 
>>> Subha
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - March Newsletter

2020-04-04 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Jan for the update and taking the initiative to curate the newsletter 
again.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 04-Apr-2020, at 10:27 AM, Tito Dutta  wrote:
> 
> Good Morrow,
> Good to see this newsletter. Thanks for working on this.
> I was going to ask for the Meta-Wiki newsletter page. It looks like I have
> found it myself:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Newsletter/2020-03
> The page needs (
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Newsletter/2020-03=19950768
> some Wiki-copyediting (references, section formatting etc. Let me know if
> you think I can help here to make changes)
> #18, #19, in your post, perhaps it would be good to mention about the Task
> Force, who worked on this:
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/COVID-19_task_force
> 
> Thanks
> Tito Dutta
> 
> 
> 
>> On Sat, 4 Apr 2020 at 02:45, Jan Ainali  wrote:
>> 
>> This is our fourth newsletter, covering March 2020. This issue has news
>> related to SDGs 1, 3, 4, 11 and 17.
>> 
>> *Becoming a User Group*
>> 
>>   - Wikimedians for Sustainable Development are recognized as a Wikimedia
>>   user Group [5]
>> 
>> *In the news*
>> 
>>   - Wikipedia is flooded with information — but it has a blind spot (SDG
>>   11) [1]
>> 
>> *New WikiProjects*
>> 
>>   - Wikidata:WikiProject COVID-19 (SDG 3) [9]
>>   - (Arabic) ويكيبيديا:مشروع ويكي طب/فريق عمل كوفيد-19 (SDG 3) [10]
>>   - (Czech) Wikipedie:WikiProjekt SARS-CoV-2 (SDG 3) [11]
>>   - (English) Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19 (SDG 3) [12]
>> 
>> *Academic studies*
>> 
>>   - Uneven Coverage of Natural Disasters in Wikipedia: the Case of Floods
>>   (SDG 11) [2]
>> 
>> *Events*
>> 
>>   - The COVID-19 pandemic halts all in-person events funded through the
>>   Wikimedia Foundation (SDG 3) [6]
>>  - Which lead to a renewed interest in remote events (SDG 17) [8]
>> 
>> *Information from the Wikimedia Foundation*
>> 
>>   - COVID-19 (SDG 3) [20]
>> 
>> *The Sustainable Development Goals*
>> 
>>   - The United Nations adopt changes to the Sustainable Development Goal
>>   Indicators (SDG-all) [7]
>> 
>> *New Wikidata properties*
>> 
>>   - GreatSchools ID (SDG 4) [4]
>>   - food energy (SDG 1) [14]
>>   - number of recoveries (SDG 3) [15]
>>   - number of clinical tests (SDG 3) [16]
>> 
>> *New Wikidata example queries*
>> 
>>   - Updated chart of the number of infections and deaths caused since the
>>   outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, as reported by the World Health Organisation
>> (SDG
>>   3) [3]
>>   - World map of hospitals (SDG 3) [13]
>>   - Notable people with COVID-19 by number of sitelinks (SDG 3) [17]
>> 
>> 
>>   - COVID-19 case statistics for India (SDG 3):
>>  - State-level map [18]
>>  - State-level line graph [19]
>> 
>> *Links*
>> 
>>   - [1]
>> 
>> https://grist.org/justice/wikipedia-is-flooded-with-information-but-it-has-a-blind-spot/
>>   - [2] https://arxiv.org/pdf/2001.08810.pdf
>>   - [3] https://w.wiki/J8S
>>   - [4] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P7948
>>   - [5]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development
>>   - [6]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/COVID-19_Notice
>>   - [7]
>> 
>> http://sdg.iisd.org/news/un-statistical-commission-adopts-36-changes-to-sdg-indicators/
>>   - [8]
>>   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_remote_event_participation
>>   - [9] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19
>>   - [10]
>> 
>> https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A7:%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B9_%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A_%D8%B7%D8%A8/%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%82_%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84_%D9%83%D9%88%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%AF-19
>>   - [11] https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedie:WikiProjekt_SARS-CoV-2
>>   - [12] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_COVID-19
>>   - [13] https://w.wiki/JnC
>>   - [14] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P7971
>>   - [15] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8010
>>   - [16] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P8011
>>   - [17] https://w.wiki/KqP
>>   - [18] https://w.wiki/KzH
>>   - [19] https://w.wiki/KtX
>>   - [20] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/COVID-19
>> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Community of Kazakh language User Group

2020-04-03 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations!!

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 03-Apr-2020, at 2:15 PM, Shlomi Fish  wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 3 Apr 2020 01:22:55 -0400
> Clover moss  wrote:
> 
>> ... and congratulations to all the members of this user group!
>> 
> 
> Congratulations!
> 
> Regards,
> 
>Shlomi
> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 8:28 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
>>> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:  
>>> 
>>> Hi everyone!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>>> [1] Wikimedia Community of Kazakh language User Group [2] as a Wikimedia
>>> User Group. The group aims to increase the collaboration between the
>>> members and other organizations outside of Wikimedia who are interested in
>>> sharing the knowledge, to create meetups, contests and other activities
>>> related to the Kazakh language.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group

2020-03-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to each and everyone who made this happen.
All my best wishes.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Mar-2020, at 10:07 PM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> Group. The group aims to promote and participate in the projects offered by
> the Wikimedia Foundation and to organize the Turkic community. One of its
> core missions is to aid and encourage people to collect, develop and
> disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content
> in the public domain or other licenses that allows everyone to freely use
> the knowledge, and to distribute and modify said content for free. Also, a
> main goal is to develop Wikimedia projects in Turkic languages, as well as
> to help and encourage Turkic-speaking users and communities.
> 
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedians_of_Turkic_Languages_User_Group
> 
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Turkic_Languages_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Community User Group CEE Spring

2020-03-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to each and everyone who made this happen.
All my best wishes.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Mar-2020, at 10:25 PM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikimedia Community User Group CEE Spring [2] as a Wikimedia User
> Group. The group is an annual event organised by Wikimedians and
> Wikipedians who joined the Central and Eastern Europe collaboration with an
> aim to support article creation about every country in the region on every
> Wikipedia. Wikimedia CEE Spring aims to join local forces of free knowledge
> to accumulate and distribute information about history, culture, traditions
> and people in every corner of the region to support mutual acknowledgement
> and understanding and to increase the quantity and quality of free
> knowledge available about the CEE region globally.
> 
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_CEE_Spring
> 
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_CEE_Spring
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikigrannies User Group

2020-03-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to each and everyone!!

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Mar-2020, at 11:43 PM, Oby Ezeilo  wrote:
> 
> Wonderfully beautiful拾
> 
>> On Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm Diane Ranville, 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> This sounds awesome!
>> Congrannylations!
>> 
>> (sorry for the bad joke, I actually think this is a great project and wish
>> you all the best!!)
>> 
>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 5:42 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
>> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi everyone!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>>> [1] Wikigrannies User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims
>>> to promote the social adaptation of the elderly, their involvement in
>>> Wikimedia projects. to popularize Wikiprojects among rural residents
>> with a
>>> limited circle of contacts, and their involvement in Wikiprojects.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>>> 
>>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> [1]
>>> 
>>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikigrannies_User_Group
>>> 
>>> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikigrannies_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

2020-03-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
It’s my honour and privilege to be a part of such noble initiative.  

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Mar-2020, at 10:29 PM, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight 
>  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> 
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development [2] as a Wikimedia User Group.
> The group aims to work on all topics related to sustainable development,
> including in particular the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
> It aims to partner with organizations that are actively working towards a
> world with sustainable development whether they are NGOs, academic
> institutions, public bodies of different levels or even perhaps companies
> in order to create, collect and curate knowledge.
> 
> 
> 
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> 
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development
> 
> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

2020-03-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations!!

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 13-Mar-2020, at 11:11 PM, Shlomi Fish  wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:37:06 -0700
> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight  wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>> [1] Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group.
>> The group aims to promote Wikimedia projects to people living in,
>> interested in or connected to Myanmar and also its relations/connections to
>> the neighboring countries and around the world.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>> 
> 
> Congratulations!
> 
> Regards,
> 
>Shlomi
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>> 
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> [1]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Myanmar_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group
>> 
>> [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
>> 
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - January Newsletter

2020-02-02 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great job Jan, thank you for everything.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 03-Feb-2020, at 2:20 AM, Jan Ainali  wrote:
> 
> This is our second newsletter and the first covering 2020; January.
> 
> === Meetings ===
> * We had our second online coordination meeting, minutes are available.[2]
> 
> === Social media ===
> * We started a Facebook group, Wikimedians for Sustainable Development
> Collaboration Group.[1]
> 
> === Upcoming events ===
> * 9 February - our third Online Coordination meeting.[3]
> * 6 March - We are giving a keynote at Open Belgium.[4]
> * 8 March - Several Wikigap events are being planned.[5]
> 
> === Links ===
> * [1] https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikisusdev/
> * [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Meeting_minutes_20200112
> * [3]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Next_meeting
> * [4] https://2020.openbelgium.be/
> * [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/2020/Events
> 
> On behalf of Wikimedians for Sustainable Development,
> Jan Ainali
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee elections results

2020-01-27 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hello, 

I like to congratulate my friend Mehman and everyone who will be serving the 
AffCom.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)

(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 28-Jan-2020, at 3:29 AM, Camelia Boban  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I'm pleased to announce that Mehman Ibragimov has been appointed to the
> Affiliations Committee as new members. In addition, four incumbent members
> -- Rosie Stephenson-Goodkinght, Sami Mlouhi, Olushola Olaniyan and Emna
> Mizouni - have been re-appointed for an additional term. Please join me in
> welcoming our new and returning members. You can find the updated list here
> 
> .
> 
> The committee extends its profound gratitude to Kirill Loskin (former Chair
> during the last two years) and Maor Malul (former Chair previously), who
> were stepping down after having served five and respectively six 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,
> Camelia Boban on behalf of AffCom
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Amanda for sharing this wonderful news, looking forward to
collaborate and work with Turkish Community.
All my best wishes.

Best regards,
Rajeeb.
(U:Marajozkee)

On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 01:12, John Erling Blad  wrote:

> Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit.
> Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace?
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton  wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week
> of
> > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
> > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to
> Wikipedia
> > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
> > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks
> ahead.
> > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
> > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident
> that
> > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know
> we
> > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
> >
> > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
> > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
> > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
> >
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> we
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> > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
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> > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
> > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
> >
> > With gratitude,
> >
> > Amanda
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedians for Sustainable Development first newsletter

2020-01-02 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Hello James,

Let me know how I can assist to upload the SDG graphs.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 02-Jan-2020, at 3:47 PM, James Heilman  wrote:
> 
> Our World in Data has some amazing SDG interactive graphs under an open
> license
> 
> https://sdg-tracker.org/
> 
> Would be great to integrate these into Wikipedia. We have some half working
> tools that I describe here
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Doc_James/OurWorld
> 
> Still lots of work required from a technical perspective. Am hoping to
> find someone to do a mass upload of the underlying data to Commons.
> 
> James
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 8:13 AM Jan Ainali  wrote:
>> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> Welcome to the first of the newsletters from Wikimedians for Sustainable
>> Development, covering December 2019. Each month we will collect and
>> distribute activities and news related to sustainable development from all
>> around the movement. If you have anything to share, please add it to our
>> newsletter page. [9]
>> 
>> === Meetings ===
>> * We had our first meeting online and there are some minutes [7]
>> * Editathon on Spanish Wikipedia [8]
>> 
>> === Statements ===
>> * Wikimedia Foundation releases a Sustainability Impact Statement [1]
>> 
>> === Recent blogposts ===
>> * Joy Agyepong believes in open knowledge for a sustainable future [2]
>> * Lukas Mezger – the Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative [3]
>> * Towards a more sustainable Wikimedia Movement [4]
>> 
>> === Video ===
>> * Future Climate for Africa released a video from the climate change themed
>> editathon held previously this year. [5]
>> 
>> === New properties on Wikidata ===
>> * World Flora Online ID [6]
>> * ScienceOpen publication ID [10]
>> * ScienceOpen author ID [11]
>> 
>> === Links ===
>> * [1]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_Sustainability_Impact_Statement_2019.pdf
>> * [2]
>> 
>> https://wikimedia.se/2019/12/05/joy-agyepong-oppen-kunskap-for-en-hallbar-framtid/#english
>> * [3]
>> 
>> https://wikimedia.se/2019/12/03/lukas-mezger-wikimedia-sustainability-initiative/#english
>> * [4]
>> 
>> https://space.wmflabs.org/2019/11/27/towards-a-more-sustainable-wikimedia-movement/
>> * [5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10i-HP1JNBE
>> * [6]
>> 
>> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/World_Flora_Online_ID
>> * [7]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Meeting_minutes_20191215
>> * [8]
>> 
>> https://www.climatica.lamarea.com/wikipedia-con-perspectiva-climatica-faltan-activistas-y-sobre-todo-mujeres/
>> * [9]
>> 
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Newsletter
>> * [10]
>> 
>> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/ScienceOpen_publication_ID
>> * [11]
>> 
>> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/ScienceOpen_author_ID
>> 
>> On behalf of the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is going to be available in turkey again

2019-12-26 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
A wonderful news to end 2019, thanks for the update.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity) 

> On 26-Dec-2019, at 6:40 PM, Abhinav srivastava  wrote:
> 
> This is a wonderful news! Thanks for sharing.
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 6:22 PM Shlomi Fish  wrote:
>> 
>> On Thu, 26 Dec 2019 16:10:09 +0330
>> Mardetanha  wrote:
>> 
>>> 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.
>>> 
>> 
>> Great news! Thanks for sharing.
>> 
>>> 
>>> Mardetanha
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Co sprawia, że jesteś szczęśliwy w tym tygodniu? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 22 December 2019)

2019-12-24 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Pine for the lovely mail and discussing lovely way to document
celebrations, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Regards,
Raj.
(U:Marajozkee).

On Tue, 24 Dec 2019 at 12:49, Pine W  wrote:

> For those who celebrate these occasions, I wish you a merry Christmas and a
> happy new year.
>
> I am happy to learn about holidays from diverse origins, and I would
> welcome people sharing information about holidays that they celebrate.
>
> Wikimedia Commons hosts several audio recordings of Christmas carols that
> have Polish or German associations. Here are a few selections. Any
> corrections to English translations would be appreciated.
> ** "El desembre congelat II"* / "December Frozen II"; organ solo
> performance by User:Metzner
> 
>
> * "O Tannenbaum" / "O Christmas Tree", sung in German and English. The
> lyrics to the modern version of the carol were written in 1824, and the
> history of the lyrics can be traced to a 16th century folk song.
>  [1]
>
> * "Wśród nocnej ciszy"/ "The Silence of the Night"; produced in association
> with Wikimedia Polska (the Wikimedia Poland chapter). The original authors
> of the lyrics and tune are unknown; the carol was first published in the
> year 1853.
>  [2]
>
>
> What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to write in any
> language. You are also welcome to start a WMYHTW thread next week.
>
>
>
> Additional translations of the subject line of this email would be
> appreciated on Meta
> .
>
> Best wishes,
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Tannenbaum
> [2] https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wśród nocnej ciszy
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-18 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Dear Michal,

You have been a true ambassador of the movement and thank you for all the years 
of service.  It was pleasure meeting you at GLAMWIKI2018 in Tel Aviv last year.

I know you will be around the movement and until we meet again, all my best 
wishes for your upcoming endeavour.

Best Regards,
Raj.
(U: Marajozkee)
Sent from my iPhone 

> On 19-Dec-2019, at 8:34 AM, Joseph Seddon  wrote:
> 
> Thank you Michal for your years of service. My favourite memory is having
> an ice cream with you at GLAMWIKI in Tel Aviv last year.
> 
> I hope to still see you around the movement.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-19 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats to everyone associated with Basque Usergroup.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee)
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> On 19-Sep-2019, at 1:49 PM, GERBET Remy via Wikimedia-l 
>  wrote:
> 
> Congratulations to all members of the Basque User group :). Glad to
> hear. 
> 
> Best, 
> 
> Gerbet Rémy
> 
> Délégué opérationnel 
> _07 84 37 91
> 04_
> 
> _---__-_
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> 
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> Association pour le libre partage de la
> connaissance
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> 
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> _ _ _ [3]_ 
> 
> Le 2019-09-19 09:06, Gabriel Thullen a écrit :
> 
>> 
> Great news Galder!
>> Your fantastic education program should inspire
> other laguage communities
>> here in Europe. It is a really great way to
> help the encyclopedia grow.
>> Keep up the good work!
>> 
>> Gabe
>> 
>> On
> Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:47 PM Dennis Tobar 
>> 
> wrote:
>> 
>>> Enhorabuena Galder. Muy buenas noticias para el desarrollo
> del idioma vasco
>>> :)
>>> 
>>> El mié., 18 de septiembre de 2019 11:17,
> Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
>>> galder...@hotmail.com> escribió:
>>> 
>>>> 
> Dear wikimedians,
>>>> Three years have gone since we started with the
> Basque Wikimedians User
>>>> Group Education Program, funded by the
> Basque Government. After two years
>>>> and a half of great enhancing of
> Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
>>> students
>>>> adding more than 1.5
> million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
>>>> Government has
> announce us today the extension of the funding for four
>>> more
>>>> 
> years.
>>>> 
>>>> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton
> Program but
>>> also
>>>> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge
> equity vision possible.
>>> By
>>>> 2024 we will have taken sure steps
> towards creating a free knowledge
>>>> ecosystem centered at
> Wikimedia.
>>>> 
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> 
>>>> Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café online meeting for September 2019

2019-09-11 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Pine for the update, looking to be a part of the meeting.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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> On 12-Sep-2019, at 2:13 AM, Pine W  wrote:
> 
> Hello colleagues,
> 
> Bluerasberry and I are resuming the Wikimedia Café online video meetings
> . The agenda for this
> month's meeting currently includes:
> 
>   - Fundraising from non-WMF sources for Wikimedia projects and affiliate
>   organizations
> 
> 
>   - Perhaps consider the recently published Strategy/Wikimedia
>   movement/2018-20
>   
>   recommendations:
> 
> 
>   - Revenue streams working group recommendations
>   
> 
>   - Partnerships working group recommendations
>   
> 
>   - Resource allocation working group recommendations
>   
> 
> 
> 
>   - Defining "safety" for Wikimedia projects, degrees of safety, what
>   types of safety are desirable, what types of safety are realistic, and
>   weighing hospitality and civility with freedom of expression.
>  - Wikimedia LGBT+ 
>  is organizing a May 2020 LGBT+ conference
>  
> 
>  with safety as a major theme
>  - There is no Wikimedia community code of conduct
>  
>  - A prominent suicide prevention organization, Samaritans
>  , has lightly
>  and informally reached out to consider partnership with the Wikimedia
>  community to discuss a collaboration in online crisis response.
> 
> Please see the page on Meta
>  for more information.
> 
> Regards,
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Not in the other language, Wiktionary edition"

2019-08-23 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Amir for your great contribution once again.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb.
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> On 23-Aug-2019, at 9:11 PM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> Amir, you rock! Thanks so much.
> 
> This came up as somehing that could be helpful during the Wiktionary &
> Wikisource panel at the Education space. Some panelists mentioned tgey are
> wasting a lot time curating lists, so thought it coukd be helpful.
> 
> Forwarding to Wikimedia-l as many Wikrionary and Wikisource people ate
> there.
> 
> Cheers,
> Shani
> 
>> On Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 16:27 Amir Sarabadani > 
>> Hey,
>> During Wikimania, Shani told me the famous "Not in the other language"
>> tool [1] doesn't work for Wiktionary (because the tool is based on Wikidata
>> but Wiktionary uses something called Cognate). On my way to the airport, I
>> wrote a hacky small thing to make things easier for Wiktionary users that
>> you can find in [2]. Here's an example, list of French nouns that exist in
>> German Wiktionary but not in English [3]. The code can be found in [4] and
>> needs lots of love if anyone is interested.
>> 
>> HTH
>> 
>> [1]: https://tools.wmflabs.org/not-in-the-other-language/
>> [2]: https://tools.wmflabs.org/dexbot/tools/nitolw
>> [3]:
>> https://tools.wmflabs.org/dexbot/tools/nitolw/index.php?fromLang=de=en=Substantiv+%28Franz%C3%B6sisch%29=50
>> [4]:https://github.com/Ladsgroup/NITOLW
>> 
>> Best
>> --
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>> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Ryan Merkley to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-08-13 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats Ryan & all my best wishes, thanks Katherine for the update.

Best Regards,
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> On 13-Aug-2019, at 10:15 PM, Katherine Maher  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I’m excited to let you all know that Ryan Merkley, formerly CEO of Creative 
> Commons, is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as my new chief of staff. 
> 
> Many of you have met Ryan before -- at CC Summit, Wikimania, Wikimedia 
> Summit, or MozFest. He’s a leader in open source, open knowledge, and 
> free-culture communities, and for the past five years, he’s been the CEO of 
> Creative Commons, initiating programs like CC search to index all 1.6 billion 
> licensed works online. He’s passionate about the power of the commons, and 
> the role that everyone can play in making it sustainable and open to all. I 
> couldn’t be happier he’s now bringing this passion and experience to our 
> movement.
> 
> In Ryan’s own words, “My heart has always been in open communities, and  the 
> power of collective acts --  that is, the things that people can only do when 
> they work together, like building a commons of free knowledge for every 
> person.”
>  
> For now, Ryan’s two top priorities will be bolstering the work of the 
> movement strategy team and supporting the Board. He’ll support the strategy 
> core team to move the Working Group recommendations into implementation 
> within the community and Foundation over the course of the coming year. He’ll 
> also serve as Board liaison to the Board of Trustees, strengthening the 
> connections, communications, and coordination between Trustees and the 
> Foundation. Internally, he’ll support the office of the Executive Director, 
> acting in my stead on various projects.
> 
> I’m excited by this new role for an old friend of the open community. Ryan 
> knows our movement well. He has spent many hours with many Wikimedians, and 
> understands the centrality of the community to the Wikimedia mission and 
> identity. His background as a partner to Wikimedia, and a leader in the 
> broader open movement will be invaluable to our work, and confirmation of the 
> importance of community experience in Foundation leadership.
> 
> Ryan doesn’t start in his new role until Monday, September 16th. However, he 
> will be at Wikimania, so for those of you attending, please say hi, and join 
> me in welcoming him to Wikimedia! 
> 
> Katherine
> 
> P.S. This announcement can also be found on our news page: 
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/13/wikimedia-foundation-welcomes-ryan-merkley-as-chief-of-staff-to-the-office-of-the-executive-director
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Medicine: Changes in Board Compositions

2019-08-12 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats Shani & Doug Taylor and all my best wishes for your upcoming future 
endeavour.

Best Regards,
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> On 13-Aug-2019, at 4:43 AM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> If you've seen my post yesterday then you might have expected this this
> announcement as well; if you haven't -- as some of you may know, I will
> soon be joining the Board of Trustees (August 15), and am therefore
> required to resign my formal role as Chair of Wikimedia Medicine (a.k.a.
> WikiProject Medicine Foundation). This means a new vacancy in the board has
> to be filled and a new Chair must be appointed.
> 
> I'm happy to report that in an online board meeting earlier this month the
> board chose *Doug Taylor* to serve as the new Chair for our newly approved
> Thematic Organization. Doug has been part of WikiProject Medicine for years
> now and has diligently served as the group's formal secretary. Doug not
> only has the institutional memory of the organization, but has actively
> taken part in a variety related activities in the UK and in collaboration
> with other countries. Doug also brings management skills to the board,
> experience from the board of Wikimedia UK, as well as a deep understanding
> of the movement as a whole, which I have no doubt will allow the
> organization to grow and expand its activities around the world.
> 
> As Doug transitions into his new position as Chair, *Dr. Stuart Ray* will
> be supporting him as Vice Chair and continue to serve as co-treasurer, and
> *Mossab* will continue to serve as Membership Admin. A new secretary will
> be appointed soon, hopefully during the board's in-person meeting at
> Wikimania. The board will also soon co-opt a new board member to fill out
> the vacant spot, till the next election in 2022.
> 
> I'll remain involved in the organization as an 'adviser to the board' and
> look forward to seeing this Thematic Organization grow, as well as to
> continue contributing to medical-related topics as a volunteer and lecturer
> at the Tel Aviv University.
> 
> Best,
> Shani Evenstein.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Eduwiki] The Wikipedia & Education User Group: Changes in Board Composition

2019-08-11 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats João & LiAnna, thanks Shani for the updates and wishing Shani and 
Ananth all my best wishes for your upcoming future endeavour.

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> On 12-Aug-2019, at 5:46 AM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> João Alexandre Peschanski from Brazil, who has served as an adviser to the 
> board since the UG's approval, throughout the board election process and ever 
> since; and LiAnna Davis, Chief
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Aboluay

2019-08-06 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Very sad, my deepest condolences for his family. RIP.

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> On 06-Aug-2019, at 7:00 PM, Piyush Maurya  wrote:
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> Rest in peace.
> 
> Piyush Maurya (U:हिंदुस्थान वासी)
> 
>> On Mon, 5 Aug 2019, 7:46 pm Derick Alangi,  wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> May he rest in Peace!
>> 
>> *--*
>> *Derick*
>> 
>> 
>>> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:10 PM Shlomi Fish  wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 12:20:41 -0700
>>> Pine W  wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Dear colleagues,
>>>> 
>>>> The community has learned of the passing of User:Aboluay (on Arabic
>>>> Wikipedia at
>>>> 
>>> 
>> https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%AF%D9%85:Aboluay
>>> ,
>>>> and on English Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aboluay
>> ).
>>> He
>>>> contributed over 21,000 edits to Arabic Wikipedia, and also
>> participated
>>> in
>>>> other projects including Wikidata, English Wikipedia, and Commons. An
>>>> announcement of his passing was made on Facebook at
>>>> 
>>> 
>> https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157063852790590=501825589
>>>> .
>>>> 
>>>> May he rest in peace.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sorry to hear that.
>>> 
>>>> Pine
>>>> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and many many congratulations to all the members involved and
make this happen.
Thanks Kirill for the update.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
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On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 21:32, Kirill Lokshin 
wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Colombia [1] as a Wikimedia
> chapter.
>
> Over the past five years, Wikimedia Colombia has successfully planned and
> executed a significant portfolio of innovative and effective programs,
> attracting new contributors, forming partnerships with local institutions,
> promoting the Wikimedia movement throughout the Republic of Colombia, and
> demonstrating a substantial record of programmatic impact.
>
> It is our hope that recognition as a Wikimedia chapter will empower the
> Wikimedia Colombia community to continue fostering the Wikimedia movement
> in Colombia and enable them to more effectively engage with government
> entities and other partners.  We additionally hope that Wikimedia Colombia
> will prove to be a source of inspiration and support for emerging Wikimedia
> communities in the surrounding geographic areas, furthering affiliate
> development across northern South America and Central America.
>
> I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
> chapter, and recognize their commitment and patience over the past two
> years as we've worked through the chapter recognition process.  Please join
> me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Colombia team for their
> accomplishment!
>
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Colombia
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest thematic organisation, Wikimedia Medicine

2019-07-31 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and many many congratulations to Wikimedia Medicine and all the 
people involved in making this happen.
Thanks Kirill for the update.

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> On 31-Jul-2019, at 9:16 PM, camelia boban  wrote:
> 
> Many congratulations to Wikimedia Medicine, so happy for this
> recognition.
> 
> Camelia, WikiDonne User Group
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> 
> Il giorno mer 31 lug 2019 alle ore 17:25 Kirill Lokshin <
> kirill.loks...@gmail.com> ha scritto:
> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
>> has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Medicine [1] as a Wikimedia
>> thematic organisation.
>> 
>> Over the past several years, Wikimedia Medicine has successfully planned
>> and executed a significant program portfolio, attracting new contributors
>> and forming partnerships with both movement affiliates and external
>> institutional partners around the world.  Wikimedia Medicine is an
>> ambitious, innovative, and highly effective organization that has
>> demonstrated a substantial record of independent programmatic impact and
>> continues to foster innovation and collaboration with numerous other
>> entities across the Wikimedia movement.
>> 
>> Wikimedia Medicine's efforts to deliver critical medical information to
>> underserved and underrepresented communities reflect the principles of
>> infrastructure and inclusiveness espoused in the Wikimedia movement
>> strategic direction, and represent a key potential area of growth for
>> emerging movement communities.  The recognition of Wikimedia Medicine as a
>> Wikimedia thematic organisation reinforces the our movement’s shared
>> commitment to this direction, and will support Wikimedia Medicine's future
>> partnerships with high-profile government institutions and NGOs.
>> 
>> Wikimedia Medicine is our first truly global thematic organisation, and we
>> hope that this recognition will be the first of many as our community of
>> globally-focused Wikimedia user groups continues to evolve.
>> 
>> I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
>> thematic organisation, and recognize their commitment and patience over the
>> past year as we've worked through the thematic organisation recognition
>> process.  Please join me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Medicine
>> team for their accomplishment!
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Kirill Lokshin
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>> 
>> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group

2019-07-31 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and many many congratulations to all the members involved in making 
this happen.
Thanks Kirill for the update.

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> On 31-Jul-2019, at 9:15 PM, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] the Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> Group. The group aims to support Wikimedia projects and activities among
> the peoples of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora.
> 
> 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_of_Wikimedians_of_the_Caribbean_User_Group
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Wikimedians_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikipedians of Goa User Group

2019-07-31 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and many many congratulations to all the members involved in making 
this happen.
Thanks Kirill for the update.

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> On 31-Jul-2019, at 9:11 PM, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] the Wikipedians of Goa User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The
> group aims to build content related to Goa in all possible languages, to
> conduct Wikipedia-related training in Goa, and to help build and sustain
> the Konkani Wikipedia.
> 
> 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_of_Wikipedians_of_Goa_User_Group
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> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedians_of_Goa_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Belated update from Wikimedia Portugal

2019-07-31 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and many many congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks Gonçalo for the update.

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> On 31-Jul-2019, at 6:09 PM, camelia boban  wrote:
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> Great and congratulations to Wiki Loves Earth PT & ES 2019 winners.
> Thank you Gonçalo for this update.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Math

2019-07-18 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great news and thanks for sharing, all my best wishes to both the usergroups.

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> On 18-Jul-2019, at 2:30 PM, Shlomi Fish  wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:56:11 -0400
> Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>> [1] Wikimedia Community User Group Math [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The
>> group aims to coordinate global activities to improve the display and
>> retrieval of mathematical expressions, with the long-term objective of
>> making mathematical knowledge better accessible to every human being.
>> 
>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>> 
> 
> Congratulations.
> 
>> Regards,
>> Kirill Lokshin
>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>> 
>> [1]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Math
>> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Math
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia NGO Assembly

2019-07-04 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to all the elected members and looking forward to witness 
wonderful work of the organisation.

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> On 03-Jul-2019, at 6:59 PM, Wikimedia Armenia Board 
>  wrote:
> 
> I am writing to inform you that Wikimedia Armenia Scientific-Educational
> Non-Governmental Organization’s regular Assembly took place on the 24th of
> June during which the members of the organization elected the vital bodies
> of the organization, that is the Board, the Supervisory Committee and the
> President of the organization in a close, secret ballot.
> The General Assembly was organized according to the legislation of the
> Republic of Armenia and in the atmosphere of healthy and constructive
> debate. The Assembly elected Marsela Khurshudyan, Tigran Azizbekyanand
> Vahagn Piliposyan as Board members, David Poghosyan, Narek Avetisyan and
> Vardan Mnatsakanyan as Supervisory Committee members, and Susanna Mkrtchyan
> as the President of the organization.
> During the first session, Vahagn Piliposyan was elected as the chair of the
> Board and Tigran Azizbekyan was elected as the secretary of the Board.
> All the results of the Assembly were notified to the members of the
> organization, the staff, and other stakeholders.
> I am happy to inform you that the new Board has adopted a new working style
> of transparency and publicity․
> All the protocols
> <https://am.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D4%BD%D5%B8%D6%80%D5%B0%D5%B8%D6%82%D6%80%D5%A4/%D4%B1%D6%80%D5%B1%D5%A1%D5%B6%D5%A1%D5%A3%D6%80%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%A9%D5%B5%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B6%D5%B6%D5%A5%D6%80>
> of the Board and all the information
> <https://am.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D4%BD%D5%B8%D6%80%D5%B0%D5%B8%D6%82%D6%80%D5%A4/%D5%80%D5%A1%D5%B6%D5%A4%D5%AB%D5%BA%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B4%D5%B6%D5%A5%D6%80/%D5%80%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%AC%D5%AB%D5%BD>
> about work meetings will be available on the website (soon in English too).
> 
> P.S. I am attaching two documents concerning this matter; one of them is
> the original Armenian version of the protocol and the other one is the
> short English version of it.
> 
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> Vahagn Piliposyan
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the Affiliate Selected Board Seats voting

2019-06-12 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great new!! Congratulations to Nataliia, Shani and the current board members  
who took the initiative and launched this
process of election. Last but not the least, I like to thank election 
facilitators as well.

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(U: Marajozkee).
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> On 13-Jun-2019, at 5:13 AM, João Alexandre Peschanski  
> wrote:
> 
> The ASBS voting was an exciting process, as it was a first and important
> step to deepen and broaden participatory decision making in our movement. I
> thank the current board members who have been bold and launched this
> process. I also thank the election facilitators who have worked restlessly
> to make this happen. Thanks to candidates who have contributed to a
> productive, engaging exchange of ideas with community members.
> 
> The election of Nataliia and Shani is of course wonderful. Congratulations!
> From what I can tell, the Brazilian community --which has gone through such
> a hard period in recent times-- is wholeheartedly celebrating for you!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> João
> User:Joalpe
> 
> 
> Em qua, 12 de jun de 2019 às 19:56, Ad Huikeshoven 
> escreveu:
> 
>> *Dear Wikimedians, We are writing to let you know the result of the
>> election for the 2 Affiliate Selected Board Seats on the Wikimedia
>> Foundation board. The successful candidates were Nataliia Tymkiv and Shani
>> Evenstein Sigalov. A total of 122 affiliates voted, 85% of the 143 eligible
>> to vote, which is a record. As you know the election was conducted under a
>> variation of the Single Transferable Vote, which meant that prorated votes
>> were redistributed between candidates to come up with the final result. In
>> the 10th step of counting the final place, after Nataliia Tymkiv was
>> elected, was between Shani Evenstein Sigalov (40.519678) and Richard Knipel
>> (40.480322).  We have put the full count narrative on meta so that others
>> can verify it if they wish.[1] It is the closest ASBS result for some time,
>> and all candidates brought very valuable perspectives to the work of the
>> WMF.  In the 9th step of counting Reda Kerbouche lost by a very small
>> margin. Adding a ballot with rank #1 for Richard or Reda would result in
>> them being elected instead of Shani. The same goes for removing a ballot.
>> Changing the ranking on one of the ballots in a specific can way can result
>> in a different outcome for the second seat. This is an election in which
>> every vote counts.  As in any election, there is a chance that some voters
>> misinterpreted the instructions and voted wrongly. We don't see a
>> justification for an action as extraordinary and controversial as opening
>> votes for review after the vote period is over. The instructions were
>> visible and clear: "Rank any candidate from 1 (your preferred candidate) to
>> 11 (your least preferred candidate)." After voting, voters received a
>> confirmation email stating the name of each candidate they voted with the
>> number of their rank: Rank 1, Rank 2, ... The agency of voters should be
>> respected. As part of the retrospective we may identify areas of
>> improvements on our side, but still the process was quite simple and
>> documented. Some voters realized they made a mistake and requested a new
>> ballot. New ballots were issued in those cases. This choice was done
>> because of the specific situation of this election, since the process was
>> complex for new affiliates and participation, diversity and inclusion were
>> a clear goal.[2] We have published on meta information about who got a new
>> ballot within the voting deadline.[3] The Election Facilitators have been
>> available nearly 24 hours a day monitoring the various communication
>> channels to answer any questions affiliates might have. We did our best at
>> answering all of them. After our own scrutiny of the data, and based on our
>> experience in community processes, we strongly advise the community to
>> respect the integrity of the process, and advise against allowing any
>> modifications of votes at this point. If the votes had been reopened for
>> modification with or without publishing vote results, that would have
>> caused significant confusion and criticism that could have jeopardized the
>> entire election.  We will publish a debrief with recommendations for a next
>> ASBS process on meta.[4] We invite all representatives of affiliates to a
>> feedback session at Wikimania.[5] We would like to congratulate Nataliia
>> Tymkiv and Shani Evenstein Sigalov and thank everyone who stood.  Regards,
>> Ad Huikeshoven, Lane Rasberry, Jeffrey Keefer, Neal McBurnett, Abhinav
>> Sri

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil

2019-05-30 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to the entire team of the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento 
Brasil!!

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(Marajozkee).
Wikimedia India.

> On 30-May-2019, at 5:40 PM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> What excellent news!
> This group has been doing amazing and innovative work, so it's a joy to see
> this community finally re-recognized as an affiliate.
> As it should be. :)
> 
> Best of luck to all of you with your future projects. I'll keep following
> your work with excitement.
> 
> Shani.
> 
> ---
> *Shani Evenstein Sigalov*
> * Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
> * EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
> of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
> * PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
> * OER & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, UNESCO Chair
> <https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495> on Technology, Internationalization
> and Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
> <https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495>.
> * Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med>.
> * Chairperson, Wikipedia & Education User Group
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group>.
> * Chairperson, The Hebrew Literature Digitization Society
> <http://www.israelgives.org/amuta/580428621>.
> * Chief Editor, Project Ben-Yehuda <http://bybe.benyehuda.org>.
> +972-525640648
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>> [1] the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil [2] as a Wikimedia User
>> Group. The group aims to bring together the active members of the Wikimedia
>> movement in Brazil, supporting the organization of the Brazilian Wikimedia
>> community as well as the promotion of and participation on the Wikimedia
>> projects.
>> 
>> 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_of_Grupo_de_Usuários_Wiki_Movimento_Brasil
>> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Brasil
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congrats to all board members.

Thanks,
Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
(Marajozkee).
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> On 10-May-2019, at 3:31 PM, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
> 
> Congrats!
> Very happy to see Lizzy joining the board.
> 
> Shani.
> 
> 
>> On Fri, 10 May 2019, 10:49 Frans Grijzenhout > 
>> yep, we are a little eco-friendly as well, frans
>> 
>> *Frans Grijzenhout*, voorzitter / chair
>> +31 6 5333 9499
>> --
>> *Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland*
>> Mariaplaats 3  -  3511 LH Utrecht
>> Kamer van Koophandel 17189036
>> http://www.wikimedia.nl/
>> 
>> 
>> Op vr 10 mei 2019 om 11:47 schreef Chris Keating <
>> chriskeatingw...@gmail.com
>>> :
>> 
>>>> 
>>>> (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;)
>>> 
>>> Chris
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Billboards Initiative | WACN

2019-04-03 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Great initiative and all my best wishes.

Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
Wikimedia India.
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> On 01-Apr-2019, at 8:12 PM, Rupika Sharma  wrote:
> 
> Fantastic! Looking forward to it!
> 
> Best Regards,
> Rupika Sharma
> Wikilover90
> 
>> On Mon, 1 Apr, 2019, 8:10 PM Tulsi Bhagat > 
>> *Hello everyone,*
>> 
>> *Greetings from Nepal.*
>> 
>> I've recent updates about WACN.[1] I want to share with you all.
>> 
>> *The Billboards Initiative*[2] is officially started now. The project date
>> is April 01 to June 01, 2019. A rough timeline of “The Billboards
>> Initiative” can be found on the project page. Let me tell you about the
>> project;
>> 
>> WACN Part - 1: The Billboards Initiative will be engaging new readers to
>> Maithili & Nepali Wikipedia through both offline and online platforms.
>> Offline platform includes display of billboards around two different cities
>> whereas online platform cover sharing the project via social media sites to
>> raise Wikipedia awareness among Maithili and Nepali Communities. This
>> project is focusing to promote two different languages of Wikipedia
>> simultaneously in two different cities of Nepal.
>> 
>> We will select the main places of two different cities, i.e. Janakpur and
>> Biratnagar and install billboards (static/digital) there to raise Wikipedia
>> awareness among the Maithili & Nepali Communities. In the meantime, we will
>> also be sharing and spreading the project via social media sites such as
>> Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
>> 
>> 
>> For more information, please follow the below links. Thank you for reading.
>> Having a good weekend. :-)
>> 
>> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WACN
>> 
>> [2]
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WACN/Activities/The_Billboards_Initiative
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Tulsi
>> 
>> [image: File:Wikimedia-logo.png]
>> 
>> Tulsi Bhagat (Open-source enthusiast)
>> 
>> Coordinator, WACN
>> 
>> User:Tulsi Bhagat <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Tulsi_Bhagat>
>> 
>> Maithili Wikimedians
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maithili_Wikimedians_User_Group>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Marathi Wikimedians User Group

2019-03-28 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations to all the Marathi Wikimedians!! 
Regards,
Rajeeb (Marajozkee)
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> On 28-Mar-2019, at 8:48 PM, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone!
> 
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> [1] the Marathi Wikimedians User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The
> group aims to increase awareness about Marathi Wikipedia and other
> Wikipedia projects, and to develop programs which will improve editors'
> work on the project and work towards addressing the gender gap on Marathi
> Wikipedia.
> 
> 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_of_Marathi_Wikimedians_User_Group
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Marathi_Wikimedians
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year

2019-03-28 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Congratulations John and Wikimedia Sverige team!! Looking forward to contribute 
to these amazing projects.

Cheers, 
Rajeeb(Marajozkee)
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> On 28-Mar-2019, at 8:28 PM, Lane Rasberry  wrote:
> 
> Congratulations. I am excited especially for the "Bibliographical data on
> Wikidata" part, where my university and many other universities around the
> world will join you in collaboration. I expect that what Wikimedia
> Sverige does in this space will set global precedent for how everyone in
> research publishes and shares research. This is very good news and I will
> look for an opportunity to collaborate in research and Wikidata content
> curation.
> 
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:12 AM Stacy Allison-Cassin 
> wrote:
> 
>> To echo everyone else, congratulations! These projects sound amazing and
>> I'm really looking forward to the results.
>> Stacy
>> 
>> Stacy Allison-Cassin, MMus, MISt, PhD Cand.
>> 
>> Associate Librarian
>> 
>> York University Libraries
>> 
>> 
>> *York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of
>> many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by
>> the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat,
>> and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge
>> the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
>> This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant,
>> an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.*
>> --
>> *From:* Wikidata  on behalf of John
>> Andersson 
>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:31 AM
>> *To:* wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org; g...@lists.wikimedia.org;
>> cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch; wikid...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> *Subject:* [Wikidata] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+
>> in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year
>> 
>> 
>> Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be the recipient of three new grants
>> totaling around USD 500,000. We hope to work with many of you as part of
>> these projects. If you are interested in getting involved or receiving
>> updates please let me know.
>> 
>> Furthermore, the chapter also has a new heavily subsidized agreement for
>> our office space.
>> 
>> Project 1: Wikispeech – The Speech Data Collector
>> 
>> The first project is a continuation of the Wikispeech[1] project, a
>> text-to-speech (TTS) system that converts written text into speech. From
>> September 2019 to April 2021 we aim to finalize building the MediaWiki
>> extension and to build tools to collect speech data to add pronunciations
>> to Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikidata and to add more languages to the
>> text-to-speech solution. The tools should also be possible to use for oral
>> citations.
>> 
>> The work happens in partnership with the Royal Technical Institute, STTS
>> (a language processing company), Mozilla Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland
>> and the Swedish Dyslexia Association.
>> 
>> As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in Swedish):
>> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikispeech_–_Talresursinsamlaren_2019/Ansökan
>> 
>> Project 2: Wikipedia in Libraries
>> 
>> From 2019 to 2020 Wikimedia Sverige, together with the National Library of
>> Sweden, will develop an online training module for Swedish librarians
>> focused around free knowledge and the Wikimedia platforms. This will be a
>> mandatory training for all of Sweden's 5,000 public librarians. Our hope is
>> to give all of them a basic understanding of the Wikimedia projects, as
>> well as to complement the online training with advanced courses for the
>> most dedicated. The advanced courses will give them the tools to ongoingly
>> organize activities and events independently at their libraries across the
>> country.
>> 
>> Furthermore, the librarians will be engaged in the #1Lib1Ref and
>> FindingGLAMs campaigns.
>> 
>> There is a great potential to receive continuous funding over the coming 3
>> years if successful.
>> 
>> As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in Swedish):
>> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikipedia_i_biblioteken_2019/Ansökan
>> 
>> Project 3: Bibliographical data on Wikidata
>> 
>> We continue our work to include bibliographical data on Wikidata. The
>> project details are still being negotiated with the funder. The project
>> will start in mid-2019 and last until 2020.
>> 
>> Cost reduction
>> 
>> Starting from March 2019 we have a new agreement in place for a heavily
>> subsidized coworking space office from the Swedish Internet Foundation.
>> Through the agreement we will save us around USD 30,000 per year compared
>> to when we had an office of our own.
>> 
>> We have received this generous subsidy because Wikipedia is considered so
>> important for the infrastructure of the Internet. We are very happy that
>> the agreement does not have an end date and that we have the 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr appointed to the WMDE board

2019-03-12 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Wonderful news!! All my best wishes..

Best Regards,
Rajeeb Dutta.
Wikimedia India.
Sent from my iPhone

> On 11-Mar-2019, at 11:14 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel 
>  wrote:
> 
> That is great news, Lukas!
> 
> I'm happy to see that more and more boards diverse their membership. I
> think it's an important thing and a valuable contribution to the ability of
> our organizations to see the big picture behind our current movement
> activities and thinking.
> 
> 
> 
> *Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson
> it...@wikimedia.org.il
> +972-54-5878078
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 1:24 PM Lukas Mezger 
> wrote:
> 
>> Dear fellow Wikimedians,
>> 
>> I am happy to share with you that the Wikimedia Deutschland board has
>> appointed Helene Hahn and Mirjam Stegherr as additional members to the
>> board.
>> 
>> *Helene *is a free knowledge enthusiast and a co-founder of Coding Da
>> Vinci, the first German open cultural data hackathon(1). For the past five
>> years, she has worked as a project manager for community and technology
>> projects in the fields of open government, data literacy and open culture
>> at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. *Mirjam *is a highly experienced
>> expert in media and communications. Having worked as a freelance
>> journalist, consultant, deputy editor-in-chief, press officer, and head of
>> communications for 20 years, she has extensive experience at all levels of
>> strategic communications.
>> 
>> Both will be full members of the board until the next board elections at
>> the general assembly in June 2020 and we are very much looking forward to
>> working with Helene and Mirjam.
>> 
>> The Wikimedia Deutschland board(2) of consists of up to 9 members. Seven
>> members are elected by the general assembly for a two-year term. After the
>> election, the seven board members can appoint up to two additional members
>> to the board. As the general assembly on 1 December 2018 resulted in the
>> election of six men and one woman, we decided to consider only applications
>> from non-male candidates for the appointed seats. Subsequently, we
>> published a profile with the skills and experiences which we considered to
>> be most important for our board. We are happy that this approach was very
>> successful: We received more than 80 recommendations and 16 applications of
>> highly qualified candidates. Through this process, we have made some
>> valuable experiences and contacts on which we want to build to further
>> increase the diversity of candidates in upcoming board elections.
>> 
>> Please join me in welcoming Helene und Mirjam to the Wikiverse!
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Lukas
>> 
>> (1) https://codingdavinci.de/about/
>> (2) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland#Board
>> --
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 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
>> der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
>> Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207
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