Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Wikimedia Chat

2020-08-31 Thread RhinosF1 -
For the privacy policy question, that box is standard for anything hosted
with Cloud Services.

I'd trust Amir wouldn't do that but it reduces the responsibility of WMCS.

Thanks.

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 at 08:56, Count Count 
wrote:

> Hi!
>
>
>
> Thanks for providing another communication tool.
>
>
>
> Some questions:
>
>
>
>- Is there a reason why we are not using Wikimedia account SSO for the
>
>chat?
>
>- The Terms link leads directly to the Tech Code of Conduct. Shouldn't
>
>it link to  https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use/en
> instead?
>
>After all terms are usually more than just a Code of Conduct.
>
>- The linked privacy policy
>
>
> is
>
>a bit scary. It states that there is no expectation of privacy as my
> chats
>
>could be published at any time and that the administrators might have
>
>access to my username/password combination, which should not at all be
>
>necessary. Is that really the intent here?
>
>
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
>
> Count Count
>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 2:00 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
>
> > --
>
> > Amir (he/him)
>
> > ___
>
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>
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>
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Wikimedia Chat

2020-08-30 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hi everyone,

They were issues with various things due to a CenturyLink outage that then
impacted a lot else. (IRCCloud / Cloudflare for example).

Maybe, try now?

Thanks,
RhinosF1

On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 at 17:04, ZI Jony  wrote:

> I also have same problem like QEDK, I've also tried it on two different
>
> networks after seen QEDK's email but both time out in the end.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2020, 9:21 PM Strainu  wrote:
>
>
>
> > În dum., 30 aug. 2020 la 03:00, Amir Sarabadani  a
>
> > scris:
>
> > >
>
> > > 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.
>
> >
>
> > Hey Amir,
>
> >
>
> > Please take this email as positive feedback, even if it might not
>
> > sound like it :)
>
> >
>
> > As much as I value software freedom and my personal data, I've learned
>
> > during the years that the best conversations happen where people
>
> > converge naturally, not where one wants them to be. What you describe
>
> > below is an awesome list of features ... that already exist elsewhere.
>
> > I could give you an equally long list of things that are missing, but
>
> > individually, none of them matter. What matters is which platform most
>
> > people choose, based on which of the features are important for them.
>
> > And that platform might be different for different projects.
>
> >
>
> > What that means is that Wikimedia Chat will be just another name in
>
> > that long list of apps that people choose to use or not. It's fine if
>
> > you want to maintain it, it's great if it will gain traction, but
>
> > don't be too upset if it will have the same usage as Wikimedia Spaces.
>
> >
>
> > Strainu
>
> > >
>
> > > 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
>
> > > --
>
> > > Amir (he/him)
>
> > > ___
>
> &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] June 4 1800 Maggie Dennis office hour (with a twist)

2020-06-05 Thread RhinosF1 -
Thanks for offering to answer questions. I asked one but couldn't log onto
Zoom due to being busy.

Do we know when notes of the hour will be out?

Samuel/RhinosF1

On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 at 08:30, Pine W  wrote:

> Agreed that office hours are a nice idea, although
>
> 1. For privacy reasons,I don't think that they need to be on video.
> Sue had them on IRC. In the Wikimedia Cafe several of us use audio
> only.
>
> 2. I'm digesting what Maggie said about the incidents of last July.
> I'm not sure that the version of events that was communicated to her
> captures how I would describe the multiple bad decisions that
> happened, and I'm not inclined to believe that the problems can be
> summed up as poor communications. I don't mean to put words in
> Maggie's mouth, and I don't think that she was trying to provide a
> comprehensive view of her briefing, but I also have concerns regarding
> what I heard in her summary, and I would encourage Maggie to probe
> extensively into what happened while she was on leave.
>
> I don't know what all was going on inside of WMF, but I would have
> wanted an outsider -- that is, not someone inside of WMF -- to review
> the actions of the staff, similar to how police departments are
> sometimes reviewed by outside agencies after high profile incidents,
> and I would want the report from that review to be public. Given my
> perspective on what happened, I think that at least one WMF staff
> person probably should have been demoted or fired, and perhaps more
> than one, up to and including Katherine. However, I don't have enough
> information to decide what accountability measures should have been
> taken. I would have more faith in the integrity of WMF if there had
> been an outside review as I describe here, including public
> accountability for the actions of individual staff, much as we do on
> English Wikipedia for administrators and functionaries.
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 6:30 AM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
>  wrote:
> >
> > Yes thank you very much. I really liked the sincerity and the straight
> to the point amswers. It feels great to be listened at and given sincere
> answers.
> >
> > Make this call a best practice, it rocked.
> >
> > Warm regards,
> >
> > Nattes à chat
> >
> > Envoyé de mon iPhone
> >
> > > Le 4 juin 2020 à 22:16, Tito Dutta  a écrit :
> > >
> > > True, (because of connectivity issues I was disconnected for some
> time).
> > > Thanks Maggie for answering the questions and clarifying things. All
> the
> > > best and good wishes.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Tito Dutta
> > > Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to
> remind
> > > me over email or phone call.
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 at 01:17, Aron Manning 
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Thank you, Maggie, Elena and Nick for this meeting!
> > >>
> > >> The event was very well organized on the first try, focused and
> > >> informative.
> > >> Special thanks to Maggie for tirelessly answering all the questions
> and
> > >> giving insight to the wide spectrum of challenges.
> > >>
> > >> It was great to hear that transparency will be an important part of
> the
> > >> processes to be developed and that the communities will be involved in
> > >> working out the details. I think this is going in the right direction
> to
> > >> establish trust and cooperation with the communities and a mutually
> > >> agreeable outcome.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you to all participants and I hope there will be more meetings
> as
> > >> this project progresses!
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Aron
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 23:24, Maggie Dennis 
> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> We will post notes from the meeting, with the identity of
> question-askers
> > >>> anonymized, afterward. Questions can be submitted on Telegram [1],
> on IRC
> > >>> [2] or in the YouTube Chat or by email in advance to
> > >> answ...@wikimedia.org
> > >>> (To make sure they are presented during this meeting, please use
> “Trust &
> > >>> Safety” as the subject line.)
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >> ___
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-23 Thread RhinosF1 -
Should this be posted on wiki for others to sign?

Samuel

On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 at 07:51, Fæ  wrote:

> OPEN LETTER
>
> Dear Katherine Maher,
>
> The WMF home website landing page (https://wikimediafoundation.org)
> yesterday featured a full-page banner directing all visitors globally
> to https://www.earthdaylive2020.org. This is a site used for Americal
> political lobbying, refer to the email discussion attached.
>
> Could you, or the responsible member of your management team, please
> explain exactly how this happened?
>
> There is zero doubt that this was a serious operational error, misuse
> of WMF development time and a misuse of the Wikimedia brand. It is
> certain that you will agree that the buck stops with the CEO. The
> decision to use the Foundation's website for American lobbying is in
> conflict with your not for profit status and is in conflict with the
> charitable status promoted to donors worldwide.
>
> If the management team and yourself are going to continuing political
> lobbying and using WMF resources to raise funds for Americal political
> organizations which have no agreed relevance to the mission of the
> Foundation, there must be a published transparent governance review by
> the WMF board of trustees to examine and agree on this significant
> operational change to the public Foundation strategy and the terms for
> the CEO.
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> Link to Phabricator task to implement the banner:
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T250508
> CC: María Sefidari as WMF Chair.
>
> Fae
>
> On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 at 05:50, K. Peachey  wrote:
> >
> > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T250508
> >
> > On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 at 09:53, Chris Gates via Wikimedia-l
> >  wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > It seems that they just gave a link to that website, which...eh...
> > > When I opened it, I heard one sentence of the stream before I stopped
> it
> > > and read the rest of the webpage: "and then we give thanks to spirit,
> for
> > > the air we breathe, for the earth..." After reading the rest of the
> > > webpage, I un-paused it, and am currently listening to a bit of
> propaganda
> > > promoting unions and more extensive labor laws.
> > >
> > > The linked website is explicitly political, explicitly  on the American
> > > left, and explicitly in favor of certain highly contentious American
> > > political proposals. I would like to hear the reasoning for why that
> link
> > > has been shown, and it seems to me simply unjustifiable. The WMF is the
> > > host of a series of community-built projects, not a political activism
> > > organization.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Vermont
> > >
> > > On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 5:12 PM Ziko van Dijk 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > > I can confirm that I see the same also here in the Netherlands.
> Which is
> > > > strange, there are no general elections here before 2021...
> > > > An explanation about this link would be interesting.
> > > > Kind regards
> > > > Ziko
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Am Mi., 22. Apr. 2020 um 22:50 Uhr schrieb Yair Rand <
> yyairr...@gmail.com
> > > > >:
> > > >
> > > > > The WMF corporate site (wikimediafoundation.org) currently has a
> > > > > full-page ad with the text "We are watching Earth Day Live today.
> Will
> > > > > you?". This links to an external site with the text "Click here to
> sign
> > > > on
> > > > > to the US Youth Climate Strike Coalition Earth Day Demands - From
> > > > congress
> > > > > and the next president, we demand a People’s Bailout, a Green New
> Deal,
> > > > and
> > > > > Land Back for Indigenous Peoples", and prompting readers to
> "Pledge to
> > > > vote
> > > > > for our future" and to subscribe to "US Climate Strike".
> > > > >
> > > > > Everyone here already knows how unacceptable this is, and why, so
> I don't
> > > > > think this requires any further explanation. The WMF should
> immediately
> > > > > take this down, and make certain that this kind of thing can't
> happen
> > > > > again. They've failed yet again at preventing inappropriate
> > > > > political activism in WMF's communications, and must take serious
> action
> > > > to
> > > > > fix this constant stream of terrible failures.
> > > > >
> > > > > -- Yair Rand
> --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Café - Sat 25 April 2020...

2020-04-22 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hey,

2 meetings would be fine with one at an alternate time.

Thanks,
Samuel

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 at 20:54, Pine W  wrote:

> Hi RhinosF1,
>
> The Café previously has been held on weekday mornings (US Pacific
> time). The schedule was moved to its current time after a suggestion
> that more people from India would attend at the new time. The average
> attendance has been significantly higher at the new time slot, so I
> think that the current time is likely to remain constant. (The
> majority of the participants have been from Europe and North America,
> and we have had some participants from Africa and Asia, primarily
> India.) I've suggested having an additional time slot for the Café
> that is offset by 12 hours from the current time slot so that people
> from other time zones can more participate and so that there would be
> two Café meetups per month.
>
> So far we are having one meetup per month, and I would want
> Bluerasberry to agree to to two meetups per month before moving ahead
> with that. Two possibilities are that Bluerasberry and I would not
> both attend every Café session but at least one of us would be present
> for each Café, and/or we would find someone who is experienced with
> the Café's format to host a meetup without us. How does that sound to
> you?
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 11:29 AM RhinosF1 -  wrote:
> >
> > Would it be possible to run one at an alternative time?
> >
> > Maybe on a weekday morning?
> >
> > Samuel
> >
> > On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 at 10:29, Lane Rasberry 
> wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am writing to invite anyone to join the next online meeting of
> Wikimedia
> > > Café on Saturday 25 April 2020 4:30 PM UTC. Details for joining are at
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Café
> > > > (video room open at that time)
> https://virginia.zoom.us/my/wikilgbt
> > >
> > > The agenda for this month includes discussing maps on Wikipedia and
> > > Wikimedia community fundraising outside the Wikimedia Foundation.
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Café is a modest, one-hour, monthly online meeting which for
> the
> > > past few months has had fewer than 10 attendees. At these meetings
> anyone
> > > can propose to discuss any topic of broad Wikimedia community
> interest, as
> > > if we all were able to meet in person over coffee. The meetings
> themselves
> > > are an experiment in small group Wikimedia community conversation with
> > > video chat, phone access options, and online shared notetaking. Please
> see
> > > WikiProject Remote Event Participation for more information about this
> > > general style of online event.
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_remote_event_participation
> > >
> > >- Anyone interested in joining may do so.
> > >- Anyone interested in reading notes of past meetings can find them
> on
> > >the meta page.
> > >- If there is anyone who wants to get their ideas published in the
> wiki
> > >world, consider looking at how this Café works, because voice chat
> with
> > >notetaking could be a way to organize your own wiki community.
> > >
> > > Thanks Pine for performing as host in this and thanks to anyone who
> submits
> > > topics for discussion or who is able to join.
> > >
> > > --
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> > > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
> > > 206.801.0814
> > > l...@bluerasberry.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Café - Sat 25 April 2020...

2020-04-22 Thread RhinosF1 -
Would it be possible to run one at an alternative time?

Maybe on a weekday morning?

Samuel

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 at 10:29, Lane Rasberry  wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am writing to invite anyone to join the next online meeting of Wikimedia
> Café on Saturday 25 April 2020 4:30 PM UTC. Details for joining are at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Café
> > (video room open at that time) https://virginia.zoom.us/my/wikilgbt
>
> The agenda for this month includes discussing maps on Wikipedia and
> Wikimedia community fundraising outside the Wikimedia Foundation.
>
> Wikimedia Café is a modest, one-hour, monthly online meeting which for the
> past few months has had fewer than 10 attendees. At these meetings anyone
> can propose to discuss any topic of broad Wikimedia community interest, as
> if we all were able to meet in person over coffee. The meetings themselves
> are an experiment in small group Wikimedia community conversation with
> video chat, phone access options, and online shared notetaking. Please see
> WikiProject Remote Event Participation for more information about this
> general style of online event.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_remote_event_participation
>
>- Anyone interested in joining may do so.
>- Anyone interested in reading notes of past meetings can find them on
>the meta page.
>- If there is anyone who wants to get their ideas published in the wiki
>world, consider looking at how this Café works, because voice chat with
>notetaking could be a way to organize your own wiki community.
>
> Thanks Pine for performing as host in this and thanks to anyone who submits
> topics for discussion or who is able to join.
>
> --
> Lane Rasberry
> user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
> 206.801.0814
> l...@bluerasberry.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2020 in Berlin cancelled

2020-03-02 Thread RhinosF1 -
Unfortunate to see it cancelled but probably the right thing to do. Let's
hope the virtual meetings manage to make up for some of the loss.

RhinosF1

On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 at 19:05, Abraham Taherivand <
abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the global health
> situation (COVID-19), the physical meeting of the Wikimedia Summit 2020 and
> related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
>
> Since we currently look into hosting the Summit in a series of virtual
> meetings, starting at the dates of the Summit, please keep the dates
> blocked in your calendar.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread RhinosF1 -
Happy Brithday Wikimedia!

What a great gift to celebrate!

Welcome back Turkey and here’s to another 19 years of free knowledge
available in every corner of the world.

RhinosF1
Volunteer

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 19:49, Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> 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]
> > >
> > > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as
> > we
> > > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> > > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> > > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a
> > half
> > > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort,
> on
> > > behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
> > >
> > > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and
> > our
> > > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> > > 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
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was macht dich diese Woche glücklich? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 29 Dec 2019)

2020-01-04 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hi Amir,

I’ll bring it up soon for you.

Regarding the extension, it would be fantastic if someone could update on
that as it’s been waiting a while now.

RhinosF1

On Wed, 1 Jan 2020 at 11:23, Amir E. Aharoni 
wrote:

> בתאריך יום ד׳, 1 בינו׳ 2020, 03:46, מאת RhinosF1 - ‏:
>
> > Hi Amir,
> >
> > Two points to make to you:
> >
> > A) Infoboxes can be standardized but the extension for it hasn’t yet been
> > deployed [
> > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T176793]
> >
>
> If it gets deployed, I'll be very happy!
>
>
> > B) Global templates is a great idea. It’s done by Miraheze in a sketchy
> way
> > but I’ll explain it.
> > - create a template wiki
> > - setup an interwiki with transclude set to on
> > - set $wgEnableScaryTranscluding to true
> > - place {{raw:Interwiki:Template Name}} where you want to use it.
> >
>
> Thanks! Can you please bring this up at
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Global_templates/Proposed_specification
> ?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was macht dich diese Woche glücklich? / What's making you happy this week? (Week of 29 Dec 2019)

2019-12-31 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hi Amir,

Two points to make to you:

A) Infoboxes can be standardized but the extension for it hasn’t yet been
deployed [
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T176793]

B) Global templates is a great idea. It’s done by Miraheze in a sketchy way
but I’ll explain it.
- create a template wiki
- setup an interwiki with transclude set to on
- set $wgEnableScaryTranscluding to true
- place {{raw:Interwiki:Template Name}} where you want to use it.

More complex templates require more work and modules need to be shared etc
etc

Cache will need to be properly purged but it will work.

RhinosF1

On Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 16:21, Amir E. Aharoni 
wrote:

> I wrote a proposal to make it possible for templates on Wikimedia sites to
> be global. It's not a new idea; in fact, it has been requested since 2004,
> which, if I'm not mistaken, is also the year that templates became
> available in the first place. But I do think that my proposal to make the
> global is the most detailed ever.
>
> Now, what makes me happy this week is that the short version of this
> proposal is now available in 12 languages, including the six official
> languages of the United Nations, which is nicely symbolic:
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Global_templates/Proposed_specification,_short_version
>
> Even though I wrote most of the original text, I really, really want this
> idea to be "owned" by the whole Wikimedia community and just by myself, so
> I'm glad that people are helping with translations, corrections, and
> comments, including negative comments. It is an important thing, and the
> more people participate in it, the better.
>
> Happy new year! Let's make 2020 the year in which the first global modules
> will finally start appearing, and make the development of various community
> tools easier and more efficient for everyone. Cheers!
>
> --
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> http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> ‪“We're living in pieces,
> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
>
>
> ‫בתאריך יום ג׳, 31 בדצמ׳ 2019 ב-8:04 מאת ‪Pine W‬‏ <‪wiki.p...@gmail.com
> ‬‏>:‬
>
> >  Hello colleagues,
> >
> > Please allow me to introduce User:Clovermoss
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Clovermoss>. She volunteered to
> > collaborate with me on writing this and future issues of *What's Making
> You
> > Happy this Week?* and *The Signpost*'s "On the bright side".
> >
> > Clovermoss is from Canada. She registered on English Wikipedia in
> September
> > 2018, and she is a graduate of User:Nick Moyes
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nick_Moyes>' adoption program
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user>. She recently
> made
> > her 4,000th contribution.
> >
> > Please treat Clovermoss as you would like to have been treated when you
> > were new here.
> >
> >
> > *From Clovermoss*:
> >
> > This week, I'm thankful that I am going to start collaborating with Pine
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pine> for *On The Bright Side*. I
> have
> > been a fan of this *Signpost* feature for a long time and I'm excited to
> > help make it happen. I'm also thankful for this photo
> > <
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fall%C3%A4tsche_South_Moss_in_Autumn.jpg
> > >.
> > I find that photographs of nature have a tendency to appeal to me, and I
> > think that this one is stunning. I like moss for its unique texture and
> > just for being something that exists. I adore the leaves that can be seen
> > every autumn where I live, and I miss seeing them everywhere I go.
> However,
> > I'm also thankful for the comforting aspects of winter: hot chocolate,
> > candy canes, and the warmth at home.
> >
> >
> > *From Pine*:
> >
> > I am grateful to Clovermoss for agreeing to collaborate. I think that
> > readers will appreciate seeing a new perspective and a new writing style.
> > Also, because I will spend less time writing *WMYHTW*, I think that I
> will
> > be able to spend a little more time on the pilot phase of NavWiki
> > <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Navwiki>. NavWiki is progressing
> > slowly but well.
> >
> > The topic of writing reminds me of a video clip from *Star Trek: The Next
> > Generation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation
> > >*.
> > In this scene, Captain Jean-Luc Picard
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard> receives a visit from
> the
> > alien "Q". Q is powerful and unpredictable. Here, he offers to help
> Picard
> > with drafting a speech (Youtube 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Block of Wikipedia in Turkey ruled as unconstitutional

2019-12-27 Thread RhinosF1 -
Congratulations on restoring access to the wikimedia resources.

Let’s keep working to build the sum of all knowledge and the communites
behind it well into the next decade and long beyond.

RhinosF1

On Thu, 26 Dec 2019 at 21:05, Katherine Maher  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have some good news to share with you all -- after nearly three years of
> Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, the Turkish Constitutional Court has
> ruled that this is unconstitutional. We hope that access will be restored
> soon in light of this ruling, and will keep you updated as we hear further
> developments.
>
> Please join me in congratulating the Wikimedia community in Turkey, the
> millions of Wikipedia readers in Turkey, and all of those struggling under
> censorship around the world, on this critical affirmation of the
> fundamental right to knowledge.
>
> Imposed in April of 2017, the block has prevented the 80+ million people in
> Turkey from accessing and participating in all language versions of
> Wikipedia. It also prevented members of our community in Turkey from freely
> engaging with the projects and impaired our movement’s global effort to
> represent the sum of all knowledge.
>
> As many of you might recall, we had filed an urgent application to the
> European Court of Human Rights in April 2019. Our petition on the legality
> of the access ban is currently before the ECHR and we are evaluating our
> next steps based on this latest ruling.
>
> A team from within and outside the Wikimedia Foundation has been working
> diligently since the block was instituted to restore full access in Turkey.
> Throughout this process, we have been guided by our Wikimedia values and a
> belief that Wikipedia must be accessible in its entirety; with no
> censorship of any kind to be tolerated. We worked closely with Wikimedia
> community members in Turkey to understand and act in a way that reflected
> their needs, wishes, and local context. We also benefited greatly from
> conversations with experts around the world.
>
> We will be posting more information on the Foundation website soon. In the
> meantime, I wanted to offer my sincere appreciation and admiration to the
> members of our community in Turkey -- you have shown great integrity,
> courage, and dedication. Your unwavering commitment to the Wikimedia
> projects, despite the obstacles placed in front of you, is an inspiration
> to us all.
>
> Thank you to every Wikimedia community member around the world who showed
> support for the Turkish community. Your commitment to our sense of
> community and the strength of our global movement is an inspiration.
>
> Finally, I would also like to thank the many Foundation staff and others
> involved over the past months for your exceptional diligence,
> professionalism, and tact in handling a delicate situation.
>
> While this is a favorable ruling for our case in Turkey, it remains to be
> seen whether the Turkish government will indeed restore access in Turkey.
> And serious threats to free knowledge remain around the world. Today's
> ruling is a reminder of the work we still left to do.
>
> But at this moment, let us celebrate this important recognition that the
> right to information is fundamental to every human, with happy anticipation
> of the return of Turkey to our global community of editors, readers, and
> knowledge seekers.
>
> Katherine
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia is going to be available in turkey again

2019-12-26 Thread RhinosF1 -
Well done to everyone who fought for the freedom.

RhinosF1

On Thu, 26 Dec 2019 at 13:16, Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> 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.
> >>
> >>>
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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 RhinosF1 -
Merry Christmas to you too and everyone at Wikimedia!

RhinosF1

On Tue, 24 Dec 2019 at 07:19, 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
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_desembre_congelat_II.ogg>
>
> * "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.
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Army_Band_-_O_Tannenbaum.ogg> [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.
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:W%C5%9Br%C3%B3d_nocnej_ciszy.ogg> [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
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>.
>
> 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] Update on Wikimedia site and system outages

2019-10-21 Thread RhinosF1 -
Any idea of when an incident report may come out?

RhinosF1
Wikimedia User & Incident Reporter

On Fri, 20 Sep 2019 at 00:29, Heather Walls  wrote:

> Hello again,
>
> As a follow-up to my last note on the September 6th DDoS attack, we wanted
> to provide you with an update. There have been no further attacks in the
> last week and our sites are now running normally. Our SRE team is
> continuing to monitor the situation.
>
> Based on what we learned in this attack, our security and engineering teams
> are researching and putting together plans for more protection of our
> infrastructure to address any potential attacks in the future.
>
> We appreciate everyone’s support, particularly the folks on the SRE team,
> in helping to restore access.
>
> Yours,
> Heather
>
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 4:25 PM Heather Walls  wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > By now you are likely aware that the Wikimedia sites suffered from a
> > relatively significant botnet driven DDOS attack on September 6th, taking
> > them offline in several countries throughout the day. This primarily
> > affected Wikipedia access in Europe and the Middle East. We posted a
> short
> > update of the event on our website.[1]
> >
> > I would like to thank everyone who stepped up to support the restoration
> > of our projects, including the fast reporting of community members
> > throughout the world and our security and engineering teams who worked
> long
> > hours to address many complex issues surrounding the attack and our
> > response—the Site Reliability Engineering team in particular.
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation leadership team is proud to work with such
> > talented and dedicated staff and supporters.
> >
> > Yours,
> > Heather
> >
> >
> > 1.
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/07/malicious-attack-on-wikipedia-what-we-know-and-what-were-doing/
> >
> > "Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it
> > offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is
> > ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop
> > it and restore access to the site.
> >
> > As one of the world’s most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes attracts
> > “bad faith” actors. Along with the rest of the web, we operate in an
> > increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where threats are
> > continuously evolving. Because of this, the Wikimedia communities and
> > Wikimedia Foundation have created dedicated systems and staff to
> regularly
> > monitor and address risks. If a problem occurs, we learn, we improve, and
> > we prepare to be better for next time.
> >
> > We condemn these sorts of attacks. They’re not just about taking
> Wikipedia
> > offline. Takedown attacks threaten everyone’s fundamental rights to
> freely
> > access and share information. We in the Wikimedia movement and Foundation
> > are committed to protecting these rights for everyone.
> >
> > Right now, we’re continuing to work to restore access wherever you might
> > be reading Wikipedia in the world. We’ll keep you posted."
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Heather Walls (she/her)
> >
> > Chief Creative Officer
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > https://wikimediafoundation.org
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Persistence of old vandalized Wikipedia articles in Google search, especially for zombie attacks

2019-10-06 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hi Fæ,

I've requested it's taken down using
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals so it should be updated
soon.

Thanks,
RhinosF1

On Sun, 6 Oct 2019 at 15:20, Fæ  wrote:

> Can someone explain how a vandalized version of the Wikipedia article
> about Henry Kissinger that was only visible for a rather short time
> several days ago, is still being promoted in Google searches
> today?[1][2]
>
> The "zombie sex" vandalism was only visible for a few minutes, quickly
> fixed by admin El C and the page indefinitely protected. Yet it is
> this four day old version that Google searches were using in
> preference to either the current version or older versions with more
> long term public visibility. In the age of real smart Google AI and
> active mirrors of Wikipedia, how is this still our reality? It does
> not give me confidence that politically vandalized articles
> potentially for the benefit of state sponsored agents are not also
> being promoted in searches for several days, regardless of how
> fleetingly they are visible on Wikipedia and speedily corrected by
> volunteers.
>
> It would be good to have a simple explanation of any improvements to
> how this works, and our Wikimedia projects pragmatic relationship with
> Google and other search engines.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Links
> 1.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Kissinger=history
> 2. https://twitter.com/Faewik/status/1180847863854706689/photo/1
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café online meeting for September 2019

2019-09-13 Thread RhinosF1 -
Hey Pine,

I'd love to come but most days between 3pm and 5pm UK time would be better
for me.

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On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 at 21:48, Rupika Sharma  wrote:

> Thank you Pine! Looking forward to it!
>
> Rupika
> Member, Ombudsmen Commission
> User, Wikilover90
>
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 2:14 AM Pine W  wrote:
>
> > Hello colleagues,
> >
> > Bluerasberry and I are resuming the Wikimedia Café online video meetings
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Caf%C3%A9>. 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
> ><https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20>
> >recommendations:
> >
> >
> >- Revenue streams working group recommendations
> ><
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Revenue_Streams#Recommendations
> > >
> >- Partnerships working group recommendations
> ><
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Partnerships#Recommendations
> > >
> >- Resource allocation working group recommendations
> ><
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Resource_Allocation#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+ <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT%2B
> > >
> >   is organizing a May 2020 LGBT+ conference
> >   <
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Kawayashu/Queering_Wikipedia
> > >
> >   with safety as a major theme
> >   - There is no Wikimedia community code of conduct
> >   <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_community_code_of_conduct
> > >
> >   - A prominent suicide prevention organization, Samaritans
> >   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritans_%28charity%29>, 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
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Caf%C3%A9> for more
> > information.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Pine
> > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia site and system outages

2019-09-09 Thread RhinosF1
Well done everyone involved!

On Sun, 8 Sep 2019 at 00:26, Heather Walls  wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> By now you are likely aware that the Wikimedia sites suffered from a
> relatively significant botnet driven DDOS attack on September 6th, taking
> them offline in several countries throughout the day. This primarily
> affected Wikipedia access in Europe and the Middle East. We posted a short
> update of the event on our website.[1]
>
> I would like to thank everyone who stepped up to support the restoration of
> our projects, including the fast reporting of community members throughout
> the world and our security and engineering teams who worked long hours to
> address many complex issues surrounding the attack and our response—the
> Site Reliability Engineering team in particular.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation leadership team is proud to work with such
> talented and dedicated staff and supporters.
>
> Yours,
> Heather
>
>
> 1.
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/07/malicious-attack-on-wikipedia-what-we-know-and-what-were-doing/
>
> "Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline
> in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and
> our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and
> restore access to the site.
>
> As one of the world’s most popular sites, Wikipedia sometimes attracts “bad
> faith” actors. Along with the rest of the web, we operate in an
> increasingly sophisticated and complex environment where threats are
> continuously evolving. Because of this, the Wikimedia communities and
> Wikimedia Foundation have created dedicated systems and staff to regularly
> monitor and address risks. If a problem occurs, we learn, we improve, and
> we prepare to be better for next time.
>
> We condemn these sorts of attacks. They’re not just about taking Wikipedia
> offline. Takedown attacks threaten everyone’s fundamental rights to freely
> access and share information. We in the Wikimedia movement and Foundation
> are committed to protecting these rights for everyone.
>
> Right now, we’re continuing to work to restore access wherever you might be
> reading Wikipedia in the world. We’ll keep you posted."
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-08-23 Thread RhinosF1
link works fine for me Yury

On Fri, 23 Aug 2019 at 10:29, Yury Bulka 
wrote:

> I'm getting a 404:(
>
> John Erling Blad  writes:
>
> > Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system
> >
> >
> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-internet-surveillance/google-apple-mozilla-move-to-block-kazakh-surveillance-system-idUSKCN1VB17Q
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board member and leadership appointments to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2019-08-16 Thread RhinosF1
Congrats and good luckd to those joining/remaining on the board

with thanks for your service and good luck for the future to those departing

RhinosF1

On Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 09:25, María Sefidari  wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I have some news to share about recent leadership appointments to our Board
> of Trustees.
>
> Shani Evenstein Sigalov, currently an EdTech Innovation Strategist and
> lecturer at the School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, will be the
> newest member of the Board of Trustees.
>
>
> Shani has been a part of the Wikimedia movement since 2011, and has focused
> her contributions on closing gender and knowledge gaps by supporting female
> contributors and thematic groups, working with indigenous communities and
> promoting equitable access to knowledge. She has served leadership roles in
> several Wikimedia affiliates and thematic groups, including as the
> Chairperson for both Wikimedia Medicine and the Wikipedia and Education
> User Group, and as a Board member of Wikimedia Israel. She is also
> currently a member of the Partnerships Strategy working group as part of
> the Movement Strategy.  She joins the Board with a depth of experience in
> creating successful collaborations between Wikipedia and other free
> knowledge projects and educational, cultural and government institutions.
>
> In addition, I have been re-elected as Board Chair, and Nataliia Tymkiv has
> been elected as Vice Chair after being appointed for her second term.
>
> Please join me in congratulating Shani and Nataliia! And as Christophe's
> term comes to an end, the Board gratefully thanks him for his service and
> commitment to the mission, and we hope you will join us in thanking him as
> well!
>
> Below (and on the Wikimedia Blog) you will find the official announcement
> about these new leadership appointments. You can find below the rest of the
> appointments.
>
> Audit Committee
>
>-
>
>Chair: Tanya Capuano
>-
>
>Members: Raju Narisetti, Shani Evenstein
>-
>
>Alternates: María Sefidari
>
> Board Governance Committee
>
>-
>
>Chair: Lisa Lewin
>-
>
>Members: María Sefidari, Dariusz Jemielniak
>-
>
>Alternates: Esra’a Al Shafei
>
> Human Resources Committee
>
>-
>
>Chair: Dariusz Jemielniak
>-
>
>Members: Raju Narisetti, Tanya Capuano
>-
>
>Alternates: Lisa Lewin, María Sefidari
>
> Special Projects Committee
>
>-
>
>Chair: James Heilman
>-
>
>Members: Esra’a Al Shafei, Jimmy Wales
>-
>
>Alternates: Shani Evenstein
>
> Affiliations Committee liaisons: Shani Evenstein, James Heilman, Nataliia
> Tymkiv (alternate)
>
> Funds Dissemination Committee liaisons: Dariusz Jemielniak, Esra’a Al
> Shafei
>
> Election Committee liaison: Esra’a Al Shafei
>
> Language Committee liaison: James Heilman
>
> Kind regards,
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Wikiwisdom: A Project Proposal

2019-08-16 Thread RhinosF1
I'll make sure to have a look, should be quite an interesting idea.

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On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 21:15, Adam Sobieski 
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> Wikimedia-l,
> Wikitech-l,
>
> I would like to share a new project proposal:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiwisdom . The project intends to
> provide a large-scale, crowdsourced collection of wisdom materials
> (anecdotes, proverbs, quotations, lyrics, poetry, narratives and humor).
> The project intends to increase the ease with which people can search for,
> discover and share wisdom materials. The project intends to advance
> scholarly and scientific research into wisdom, folklore, heritage,
> tradition, history and culture.
>
> Thank you for taking a look at the project proposal. You may edit the
> project proposal page and add yourself as an interested person. The
> discussion page of the project proposal is also available for discussions.
>
>
> Best regards,
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