Re: [Wikimedia-l] Collaboration with Indonesian Air Force

2019-09-12 Thread Shani Evenstein
Wonderful news!
Congratulations and good luck with this project!

Shani.

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* 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>.

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On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 1:52 PM Biyanto Rebin 
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> We are happy to announce that Wikimedia Indonesia will collaborate with
> Indonesian Air Force to provide free access for their museum collection to
> wider audiences. We are starting to upload and provide the QR code to their
> collection.
>
> Thank Misdianto (User:NaidNdeso
> <https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pengguna:NaidNdeso>), our community member,
> who connect us with the IAF.
>
> Source:
> https://tni-au.mil.id/sajikan-informasi-digital-dispenau-gandeng-wikimedia/
> English version:
>
> https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=id=en=https%3A%2F%2Ftni-au.mil.id%2Fsajikan-informasi-digital-dispenau-gandeng-wikimedia%2F
>
> All the best from Indonesia.
>
> --
> Biyanto Rebin | Ketua Umum (*Chair*) 2016-2018
> Wikimedia Indonesia
> Surel: biyanto.re...@wikimedia.or.id
> -
> Dukung upaya kami membebaskan pengetahuan:
> https://wikimedia.or.id/sumbangan/
> <http://wikimedia.or.id/wiki/Wikimedia_Indonesia:Donasi>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Not in the other language, Wiktionary edition"

2019-08-23 Thread Shani Evenstein
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
> --
> Amir (he/him)
>
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Medicine: Changes in Board Compositions

2019-08-12 Thread Shani Evenstein
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] The Wikipedia & Education User Group: Changes in Board Composition

2019-08-11 Thread Shani Evenstein
A small correction to the new roles - Krishna is Secretary and Joao is the
membership admin.
*So the new roles are like so: *
Filip Maljkovic - Chair
Susanna Mkrtchyan (Սուսաննա Մկրտչյան) - Vice Chair
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga - *Secretary*
João Alexandre Peschanski - *Membership Admin*
LiAnna Davis - Treasurer


Shani.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM Shani Evenstein 
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> 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
> the Wikipedia & Education User Group. This means a new vacancy had to be
> filled in the board composition and a new Chair had to be appointed.
>
> I'm happy to report that in an online board meeting earlier this month the
> board chose *Filip Maljkovic* to serve as the new Chair of the
> organization.
>
> As for filling up vacancies -- in addition to me leaving the board,
> another board member, *Ananth Subray, *has informed the board that due to
> other pressing obligations he will not be able to continue his role as a
> board member. Ananth has therefore resigned and will move to a position of
> "Adviser to the Board". I'd like to take the opportunity to thank him for
> his service to the UG's growth in the passing year.
>
> With both me and Ananth leaving the board, 2 vacancies had to be filled.
> The board of the W UG has always been a working board, keeping it small
> but with highly involved members. In order to foster stability in the
> organization and an easy as possible transition, the board has chosen to
> co-opt 2 members from our UG that has always been involved and already know
> the organization well - *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 Programs
> Officer and Deputy Director at *Wiki Education Foundation*, *from the US*.
> As some may remember, LiAnna once worked for the Education team at the WMF
> and was the one to initiate the creation of the Education Collaborative,
> which later evolved into our current UG. She has been involved in the
> different stages of our formation and knows well many of the relevant
> stakeholders.
>
> Both LiAnna & João were natural choices and bring to the board a wealth
> of experience running innovative EDUWiki initiatives. I have no doubt they
> will both contribute to the continued growth of the organization, till the
> next elections at the end of 2020.
>
> *Thus, the new Wikipedia & Education User Group **board composition is: *
> Filip Maljkovic - Chair
> Susanna Mkrtchyan - Vice Chair
> Krishna Chaitanya Velaga - Membership Admin
> João Alexandre Peschanski - Secretary
> LiAnna Davis - Treasurer
>
> To summarize, I feel very blessed to be leaving an even stronger board and
> look forward to seeing how this organization evolves. I'll remain involved
> as an 'adviser to the board' and will continue contributing to EDUWiki
> initiatives as a volunteer, educator, researcher and Open Education
> advocate.
>
> Best,
> Shani Evenstein.
>
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[Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia & Education User Group: Changes in Board Composition

2019-08-11 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

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
the Wikipedia & Education User Group. This means a new vacancy had to be
filled in the board composition and a new Chair had to be appointed.

I'm happy to report that in an online board meeting earlier this month the
board chose *Filip Maljkovic* to serve as the new Chair of the
organization.

As for filling up vacancies -- in addition to me leaving the board, another
board member, *Ananth Subray, *has informed the board that due to other
pressing obligations he will not be able to continue his role as a board
member. Ananth has therefore resigned and will move to a position of
"Adviser to the Board". I'd like to take the opportunity to thank him for
his service to the UG's growth in the passing year.

With both me and Ananth leaving the board, 2 vacancies had to be filled.
The board of the W UG has always been a working board, keeping it small
but with highly involved members. In order to foster stability in the
organization and an easy as possible transition, the board has chosen to
co-opt 2 members from our UG that has always been involved and already know
the organization well - *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 Programs
Officer and Deputy Director at *Wiki Education Foundation*, *from the US*.
As some may remember, LiAnna once worked for the Education team at the WMF
and was the one to initiate the creation of the Education Collaborative,
which later evolved into our current UG. She has been involved in the
different stages of our formation and knows well many of the relevant
stakeholders.

Both LiAnna & João were natural choices and bring to the board a wealth of
experience running innovative EDUWiki initiatives. I have no doubt they
will both contribute to the continued growth of the organization, till the
next elections at the end of 2020.

*Thus, the new Wikipedia & Education User Group **board composition is: *
Filip Maljkovic - Chair
Susanna Mkrtchyan - Vice Chair
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga - Membership Admin
João Alexandre Peschanski - Secretary
LiAnna Davis - Treasurer

To summarize, I feel very blessed to be leaving an even stronger board and
look forward to seeing how this organization evolves. I'll remain involved
as an 'adviser to the board' and will continue contributing to EDUWiki
initiatives as a volunteer, educator, researcher and Open Education
advocate.

Best,
Shani Evenstein.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Shani Evenstein
Great news! Congrats!

Shani.

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* 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, Wikimedia Medicine
<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>.
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On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 4:53 PM Rocio Consales <
rocio.consa...@wikimediachile.cl> wrote:

> Nuestras más sinceras felicitaciones al equipo de Colombia :)
>
> Atentamente,
> Rocío
>
>
> El jue., 1 ago. 2019 a las 8:08, Leinonen Teemu ( >)
> escribió:
>
> > Great! Felicidades! -Teemu
> >
> > > On 31 Jul 2019, at 19.02, 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 Shani Evenstein
Thank you, Kirill, and all who have been involved in making this a
reality!

It's an exciting moment in our growth as an organization and we are
thrilled to be recognized as a Thematic Organization.
As Kirill mentioned, we do hope that this will lead the way for the scaling
of other cross-movement thematic efforts.

We look forward to continuing working with affiliates in the movement and
especially expanding our collaborations with affiliates we haven't had the
chance to work closely with, as we scale our efforts worldwide. If you are
interested in working with us, please feel free to contact us at:
wikiproject...@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting some of you in the Health Space at Wikimania
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Health>, where you'll be able to
find out more about what we've been doing and how you can join forces with
us.

Best,

Shani Evenstein
Chairperson, Wikimedia Medicine.



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* 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, Wikimedia Medicine
<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>.
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On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 6:58 PM Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> Great news and many many congratulations to Wikimedia Medicine and all the
> people involved in making this happen.
> Thanks Kirill for the update.
>
> Best Regards,
> Rajeeb Dutta.
> (U: Marajozkee)
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > 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
> >
> >
> > --
> > *Camelia Boban*
> >
> > *| Java EE Developer |*
> >
> > *Affiliations Committee - **Wikimedia *Foundation
> > Coordinator - Diversity Working Group for Wikimedia Strategy 2030
> > Chair & co-founder - WikiDonne User Group *| WikiDonne Project ideator*
> >
> > *Diversity Space @ Wikimania 2019 Co-Lead*
> > WMIT - WMSE - WMCH - WMAR Member
> >
> > M. +39 3383385545
> > camelia.bo...@gmail.com
> > *Aissa Technologies* <http://aissatechnologies.eu/>* | *Twitter
> > <https://twitter.com/cameliaboban> *|* *LinkedIn
> > <https://www.linkedin.com/in/camelia-boban-31319122>*
> > *Wikipedia <https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Camelia.boban> **|
> **WikiDonne
> > UG <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDonne>* | *WikiDonne Project
> > <https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:WikiDonne> *
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Belated update from Wikimedia Portugal

2019-07-31 Thread Shani Evenstein
Wonderful news! Thanks for the update.

Shani.

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* 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
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On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 3:21 PM GoEthe.wiki  wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> This message was supposed to be sent sometime ago, but might still be
> relevant for those that like closure.
>
> Wikimedia Portugal has signed a new chapter agreement with the Wikimedia
> Foundation in January, and this has been ratified by our XII General
> Assembly in April.
>
> In this same General Assembly, we have also made some changes to the our
> internal regulations (
> https://pt.wikimedia.org/wiki/Regulamento_Interno/2019)
> to prevent future challenges as the ones that led to the issues last year.
> This changes include making explicit the option for associates to receive
> notices for General Assemblies by email and allowing General Assemblies to
> be conducted via videoconference as well as in-person. We have also
> clarified our disciplinary procedures.
>
> But more currently, we have announced today, together with Wikimedia Spain,
> the winners of Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Portugal and Spain. See:
>
> http://blog.wikimedia.pt/2019/07/finalistas-do-wiki-loves-earth-2019-em-portugal-e-espanha/
>
> Best regards,
>
> Gonçalo Themudo
>
> *Presidente*
> *Wikimedia Portugal*
> *Email: *goethe.w...@gmail.com
> *Website: *http://pt.wikimedia.org <https://sites.google.com/view/themudo>
> *Imagine um mundo onde cada ser humano pode partilhar livremente a soma de
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[Wikimedia-l] EDUWiki Open Meeting next Monday!

2019-06-17 Thread Shani Evenstein
(Sorry for x-posting!)

Dear all,

Next Monday, June 24, between 1530-1700 UTC, the Wikipedia & Education User
Group will be hosing its bi-monthly Open Meeting and you're all invited!

The full meeting agenda is listed at the end, but it includes 2 featured
speakers this month: LiAnna Davis, from the Wiki Education Foundation in
the US, who will be talking about how to scale an education program;
and Krishna
Chaitanya Velaga from India, who will be talking about user retention and
project sustainability. We look forward to learning from their stories!
The meeting will be held between via this link: https://zoom.us/j/876197184.
Many thanks to WikiEd for hosting us using their account, so we can have
multiple people joining without any technical difficulties. :)

*Meeting Agenda: *
* Intros
* General updates from the UG board
* Updates regarding the working groups, with a focus on the tech tools
survey we are planning
* Updates on the Education Space at Wikimania
* 2 featured speakers
* Q & A
*Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible! *
Shani, on behalf of The Wikipedia & Education User Group.

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

2019-05-30 Thread Shani Evenstein
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.

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* 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>.
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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] Feedback requested for draft code of conduct for user group

2019-05-26 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

To all those who care about making Wikimedia projects a safe and
harassment-free space, especially if you are coming from thematic User
Groups --
Please take a look at the Code of Conduct
<https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Code_of_conduct/Draft>
draft
for WikiJournals.

They have researched the topic of Code of Conduct quite extensively in and
outside the movement, and what they came up could potentially be used for
other affiliates.
I know I'll definitely promote that in the two User Groups I chair.

The group will be voting on it really soon, so thought I'd bring this to
your attention again, so anyone with a passion for community health will
have a chance to add comments in the discussion page
<https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group/Code_of_conduct/Draft>
.

Best,
Shani.

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* 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>.
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On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 9:34 AM Thomas Shafee 
wrote:

> Hello Wikimedia-l,
>
> This is a quick request for comment for those interested in codes of
> conduct (relevant to user groups and possibly projects as well).
>
> In collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation’s trust and safety team, a
> code of conduct has been drafted over the last few months for the
> WikiJournal
> User Group <https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group>. We
> have drawn inspiration from CoCs used in different Wikimedia areas and open
> projects (listed below the draft).
>
> *Draft code of conduct available here*
> <
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Code_of_conduct/Draft
> >
>
> Everyone is welcome to provide suggestions over the next week on how to
> improve it: please join the discussion here
> <
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Talk:WikiJournal_User_Group/Code_of_conduct/Draft
> >
> !
>
> It has been written to be adaptable to other user groups, affiliates and
> projects if they want to adapt & adopt something (generalised version
> <
> https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_User_Group/Code_of_conduct/General
> >
> ).
>
> The user group was We were initially aiming to vote on it in May, however
> in order to give a bit more time for feedback, that's being extended to
> early June.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Thomas Shafee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New action to lift Wikipedia block in Turkey

2019-05-23 Thread Shani Evenstein
Wonderful news!
Thanks for sharing.

Shani.


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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>.
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<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group>.
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On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 4:01 PM Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> For the past two years, Turkish authorities have blocked access to
> Wikipedia across all languages -- the most expansive form of blocking of
> Wikipedia ever imposed.
>
> During that time, the Wikimedia Foundation has been working to lift the
> block through many different efforts, including legal action in Turkish
> courts, good faith conversations with Turkish authorities, and speaking
> directly to the public to raise awareness of the block and its impact on
> both Turkey and the rest of the world. Recently, we have also seen China
> censor Wikipedia across all languages to the same extent.
>
> Therefore, we are announcing today that we have filed a petition in the
> European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the international court hearing
> cases of human rights violations within the Council of Europe, in order to
> lift the more than two-year block of Wikipedia in Turkey.
>
> In our filing, we argue that denying access to Wikipedia violates
> fundamental freedoms of expression—freedoms that have been denied to the
> more than 80 million people in Turkey who have been impacted by the block —
> but also to the rest of the world, which has lost the perspectives of
> residents of the country in contributing, debating, and adding to
> Wikipedia. Turkey is a long-standing party of the Convention, which
> protects the right to freedom of expression including the right to receive
> and share information.
>
> We are making this petition to stand for these fundamental human rights and
> freedoms, and to ask the court to order that the Turkish government lift
> the block of Wikipedia. You can learn more about our and the ECHR in our
> announcement on the Wikimedia Foundation blog:
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/05/23/wikimedia-foundation-petitions-the-european-court-of-human-rights-to-lift-the-block-of-wikipedia-in-turkey
>
> As part of this filing, we're also inviting Wikimedia affiliates,
> communities, and the rest of the world to join us in amplifying the about
> this action through a social media campaign. The campaign will focus on
> raising awareness of Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, and educating
> people on why we took the step of filing with the ECHR. We will also tie
> into the broader narrative around “knowledge is a human right” to make
> clear the ECHR filing is one of many steps we need to take to ensure
> Wikipedia is accessible to everyone.
>
> We invite you to join us in amplifying the messages of the campaign on
> social media and sharing our statement with your networks. More information
> on how to participate and translate into your language:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/Unblock_campaigns
>
> This next action in the ECHR is part of an ongoing, resolute commitment and
> strategy to protect everyone’s right to freely access knowledge. While the
> focus of our action today is on the block in Turkey, we are also continuing
> to explore our options and ways to support our readers and contributors in
> China. We have more work to do, but I’m grateful for the steps we can take
> today to realize that commitment.
>
> Finally, and perhaps most importantly -- I want to thank the Turkish
> community for their continued efforts to stay involved, active, and present
> in the Wikimedia projects and global community, despite these adverse
> circumstances. We stand with you today in support of your continued efforts
> on our projects.
>
> With gratitude,
> Katherine
>
> --
>
> Katherine Maher (she/her)
>
> Executive Director
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Shani Evenstein
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" ;)
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Report 2018: Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey

2019-04-16 Thread Shani Evenstein
Basak,

Congrats on your achievements in an almost impossible situation!
We all appreciate your efforts and continued persistence regardless of
circumstances.
Waiting for the moment when you'll be freed <3

Best to all of you,
Shani.

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* Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
* EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
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* PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
* OER & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, UNESCO Chair
<https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495> on Technology, Internationalization
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<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>.
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> #WeMissTurkey -- so much.
>
>
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>
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:09 PM Basak  wrote:
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> > This message is not encrypted but sent from a verified user on the dmail
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> > Dear All,
> >
> > After a delay, I am happy to share the annual report of the Wikimedia
> > Community User Group Turkey.
> >
> > -Basak
> >
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Turkey/Reports/2018
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[Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Med Board Election Results

2019-04-03 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

Last week a new board was elected
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Board/Election_2019#Summary>
for WikiProject Medicine <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med>
and an annual open meeting for all members was conducted online during
March 25th.

The new board and their roles are:

   1. *Shani Evenstein* <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Esh77> (until
   2022) *Chairperson (Re-elected)*
   2. *Doug Taylor* <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:RexxS> (until
   2022) *Secretary*, *Strategy Liaison * *(Re-elected)*
   3. *Mossab*
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B9%D8%A8> (until
   2022) *Membership admin (new member)*
   4. *Diptanshu Das*
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/w:User:Diptanshu_Das> (until
   2022) *(new member)*
   5. *Tim Moody*
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tim-moody=edit=1>
(until
   2022) *(new member)*
   6. *Stuart Ray* <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Soupvector> (until
   2022) *(new member)*
   7. *Jennifer Dawson* <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:JenOttawa> (until
   2020) (will be up for election only at the end of the year).


I would like to take this opportunity to thank *Daniel Meitchen, **Carl
Fredrik Sjöland**, Sam Zidovetski & Indira Gowda* for their contributions
and service as board members. They remain involved, some of them as special
advisers to the board, and will continue to contribute to the organization
in their fields of expertise.

As some of you may know, we are in the process of becoming a Thematic
Organization, have also submitted a Medicine Space for the coming
Wikimania, and working on various frontiers to spread high quality Medical
Content around the work both on and off line. We have achieved a lot but
have so much to do still, so please join me in wishing the new board
success in the coming 3 years!

Finally, if you have not joined us yet and would like to do so, you are
very much welcome! Just fill out this membership form
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP1MvuBmtCkqT7i5qYyIm0jspEL2wE440hWSD9tWLmMTFNKA/viewform?usp=sf_link>
and we'll take it from there. :)

Best regards,

Shani Evenstein Sigalov
Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year

2019-03-31 Thread Shani Evenstein
Amazing news indeed! Congrats and well done to the whole team.

Best,
Shani.

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* 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 Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 8:31 PM Rohan Badlani 
wrote:

> Congratulations to Wikimedia Sverige team. This is amazing news! :)
>
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 9:17 AM Suyash Dwivedi 
> wrote:
>
>> Congratulations to WMSE
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:51 AM Colette Guébo <
>> yao.mariecole...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Congratulations to the Wikimedia Sverige team. it's super cool.
>>>
>>> Best regards.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 3:12 PM Rajeeb Dutta 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Congratulations John and Wikimedia Sverige team!! Looking forward to
>>>> contribute to these amazing projects.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Rajeeb(Marajozkee)
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>> > 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 <
>>>> sacas...@yorku.ca>
>>>> > 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 grant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K January Newsletter

2019-02-25 Thread Shani Evenstein
This is great!
So wonderful to see such wonderful activity from India!
Keep up the good work!

Shani.

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* 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
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On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 3:36 PM Ananth Subray 
wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> We are glad to inform that CIS-A2K has published our newsletter for January
> 2019.
>
> *Events*
>
>- *Mini MediaWiki Training Theni:* Indic TechCom members and CIS-A2K
>decided to reach out to students with the Computer science background
> and
>help them understand how to contribute on MediaWiki. As a pilot
> project, we
>reached out to Nadar Saraswathi College of Engineering and Technology
> and
>organised a two-day long Mini MediaWiki training for the students on
> 22nd
>and 23rd of January 2019.
>
>
>- *Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops: * CIS-A2K started collaborating
>with State language dept. in 2017. In the first series
><https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48ug> of workshops, we conducted three
>workshops. In the second series <https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48u9> in
>2018, we conducted six workshops out of a total of 17 workshops
> conducted
>across the state. In the year 2019, the awareness spread to more
>educational institutions located in different regions of the state.
> In this third
>series <https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/48gs>, CIS-A2K conducted five
>workshops out of a total of 21 workshops
>- *Wikisource training Bengaluru: * During the Indic Wikisource
>Community Consultation at Kolkata, India on 24–25 November
> 2018,User:Shubha
>requested to conduct a Wikisource specific Workshop for Sankrit
> Wikisource
>Team at Bengaluru Samkrit Bharati. The CIS-A2K Team conducted a workshop
>for Sanskrit Community at Bengaluru, Karnataka on 23 - 24 January 2019.
>- *TWLCon (2019 India): * TWL Con or the Wikipedia Library conference
>was supported by the CIS-A2K. The aim of the conference was to spread
>awareness about TWL among the Indian languages community, understand and
>identify different challenges of the movement in India.
>- *1lib1ref session at Goa University: * Marathi language department and
>faculty from other languages organised the #1lib1ref event at Goa
>University. The practice of Marathi typing in Unicode was carried out
>through preparing articles as a Word document. The students selected the
>articles on the history of Goa, writers & artists of Goa, Tourism in Goa
>and villages in Goa. Total of 37 editors actively participated in the
>workshop. They learnt basic editing skills, adding references and
> uploading
>on Commons.
>- *Punjabi Wikimedians meetup: * Punjabi Wikimedians had an online
>meeting on 27 January 2019. 11 participants joined this meeting.
>
>
> *Upcoming Events: *
>
>- *Project Tiger Community Consultation: * Project Tiger Community
>Consultation is a consultation program that will take place on 2-3 March
>2019 at Chennai (most probably).
>- *Gujarati Meetup & Workshop, Ahmedabad: * CIS-A2K along with the
>Gujarati Wikimedia community is planning the Gujarati Wikisource
> Workshop
>and Gujarati Wikimedia Meetup in Ahmedabad. The goal of the meetup is to
>introduce Wikisource and help the community better understand the scope
> and
>future of Wikisource.
>- *Train the Trainer-2019(Bids): **The bids for Train-the-trainer
>program 2019 has already taken place. Currently, the jury members are
>deciding the place for the TTT 2019. TTT 2019, the 6th iteration of the
>Train-the-trainer program. *
>
> You can find the meta version of the newsletter at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/January_2019
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/January_2019>
>
> Thanks and Regards,
>
>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2019-02-21 Thread Shani Evenstein
Thanks both of you and good luck to new members! I'm hopeful that together
you can help march AffCom forward and help with the obvious workload.

Best,
Shani.

On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:26 Paulo Santos Perneta  Satdeep & Tanvir stepped down, 2 reappointments, and 3 new appointments -
> 13-2+3=14 : Apparently AffCom has just expanded to 14 seats.
>
> Paulo
>
> Farah Jack Mustaklem  escreveu no dia quinta,
> 21/02/2019 à(s) 18:10:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm pleased to announce that Reda Kerbouche, Manavpreet Kaur, and May
> > Hachem have appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new members.  In
> > addition, two incumbent members -- Kirill Lokshin and Camelia Boban --
> have
> > been
> > re-appointed for an additional term.  Please join me in welcoming our new
> > and returning members.
> >
> > The committee extends its profound gratitude to Tanweer Morshed, who is
> > stepping down after having served three years on the committee, and to
> > everyone who participated in the recent selection process, whether by
> > standing as a candidate or by providing feedback on the applications.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Farah Mustaklem
> > Affiliations Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Medicine Foundation: updates and coming elections

2019-02-03 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

WikiProMed Foundation has just wrapped up 2018, and we thought you might
appreciate an update with some highlights, so below is a report on:
* *Summary of 2018.*
* *Upcoming board election -* during February & March 2019!
* *Getting involved.*

Yes, it's a bit long (as reports usually are), but if you're passionate
about medical content on Wikimedia projects (both on and offline) like we
are. We also hope it might inspire more of you to get involved in the
coming year.

Wishing all of us a fruitful and joyous 2019,

Shani Evenstein Sigalov
Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation.

--

*==What did we achieve in 2018?==*
2018 has been extremely busy -
* We continued to *collaborate with like-minded organizations*, like
Cochrane, Translators Without Boarders, The World Health Organization
(WHO), The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and Osmosis, to name
a few.
* We have continued our *collaborations with Universities *around the
world, where Medical students wrote medical-related articles as part of
their academic curriculum.
* Around *60 new members,* who share our passion to make high-quality
medical information available to the world, joined us.
* We *participated in conferences* and *published academic peer-reviewed
articles in *respected journals.
* We have further *developed our Offline Medical Wikipedia App*.
* *Internet-in-a-box became smaller and smarter! * We've continued to spread
the word about it and send it to various places around the world.
* We've been working on *an annual plan for 2019* for the first time. It
will soon be released and you'll be invited to help us make it a reality.
* And -- *we've applied to become a Thematic Organization
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Application>* (instead of
a user group).

*To read more about each of these, please check out our 2018 report
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMMED/Reports/2018>.*

*==Board elections == *
Today marks the opening of the phase 1 election process of 2019.
*Read more about the election and nominate yourselves here.*
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Board/Election_2019>

*Below is the timeline for the new board elections:  *
*Phase 1: 5 board members, till March 2022. *
* Feb 3 - March 2 2019 - Nominations
* March 11 - March 24 2019 - Voting for 5 seats on the board
* March 26 - *Announcement of the 5 new board members. *
*Phase 2: 2 board members, till December 2022. *
* November 1 - November 30 2019 - Nominations
* December 1 - December 15 2019 - Voting
* End of December 2019 - *Announcement of the 2 new board members. *

*==Getting involved!==*
* If you share our enthusiasm about high-quality medical content in
Wikimedia projects in all languages, on and offline, then please register
as a member in our organization by *filling out this membership form
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kTiPhjyN1KfTQwkydi-t_c-wb4XO_dHccqBOfsHRRdQ/edit>.
*

* We have be working on a yearly plan for 2019, but can already say that
one of our goals for this coming year is to involve more people from our
community, i.e. members of the user group who are not members of the board,
in our activities. In other words -- *you don't need to be on the
board to be involved*, and we need help from as many people as possible!

We are looking for people who are either interested in getting involved
with specific tasks, or have specific skills the board recognized as ones
that could be helpful to the advancement of the organization in the coming
year.

*Please contact me if you'd like to get involved with - *
* Running medical-related educational collaborations
* Running medical-related edit-a-thons
* Facilitating collaborations with a like-minded organization
* Presenting in relevant conferences
* Selling Internet-in-a-Box locally
* Helping map Wikidata items with Mix'n'match

*Please also contact me if you have one or more of these skills - *
* Programming, writing Wiki Tools, Wiki bots or generating statistics of
specific pages across different languages.
* Fundraising experience.
* Accounting experience (preferably in the US)

*That's it for now. Happy 2019, everyone!*

Cheers,
Shani.
-------
*Shani Evenstein Sigalov*
EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
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*
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[Wikimedia-l] Participation in Celebrating Public Domain Day

2019-01-10 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

I'm forwarding a request from Natalia Mileszyk re participating in Public
Domain Day.
We hope you can spread the word in your local communities and join the
celebrations around the world!

Cheers,
Shani.


*JOIN COMMUNIA FOR THE PUBLIC DOMAIN WEEK *

On New Year’s Day, as every year, there is the Public Domain Day celebrated
– works of many great artists and scientists will come into the public
domain and will be available for access, use and re-distribute. You can
check the list of them at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_public_domain. But 2019 is also a
unique year (see below).

Therefore, we want to invite all organizations working for openness and
commons to celebrate with us Public Domain Week (January, 21-25). Some of
our partners will organize events this week (including Creative Commons in
the US, Centrum Cyfrowe in Poland), but we would love also to see other
things happening - your imagination is the limit. Maybe you want to
organise something? An event, a hackathon, a concert, a contest? Maybe you
want to help with internet outreach on the public domain? Publish something
on your blogs (Why public domain is important to you? How your readers can
contribute from the public domain?), give some love to the topic on social
media?


*We are not planning to coordinate this action too much (there won’t be any
new website etc., but cross-referencing is more than welcome!) nevertheless
please let us know (nmiles...@centrumcyfrowe.pl
) by January 16th if you’ll participate so we
can put you in touch with other contributors to the Public Domain Week.*

*Materials for the Public Domain Week:*
- graphics -
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mCHyDQ6MCgmmkW93690hoLwQBpHwox_A?usp=sharing
- #publicdomain
-  relaunching of the webpage with Public Domain Manifesto by January 21st
(we’re well aware that it looks really outdated) + all of the 24
translations of the manifesto (that are available at
http://publicdomainmanifesto.org/translations.html) will also be published
- check if your language is available!


*Why 2019 is so special? *
-We’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Public Domain Manifesto (
http://www.publicdomainmanifesto.org/manifesto.html) endorsed by many
international organizations;
-In the US, ever since the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, no
published works have entered the public domain (well, none due to copyright
expiration). But for the first time in 20 years this January, tens of
thousands of books, films, visual art, sheet music, and plays published in
1923 will be free of intellectual property restrictions (
https://creativecommons.org/2018/12/05/join-us-for-a-grand-re-opening-of-the-public-domain/
)
-There is a chance that the public domain will be granted legal
protection in the new copyright directive, which is debated right now in
the EU (
https://www.communia-association.org/2018/12/21/copyright-reform-still-stalled-good-news-public-domain/
).


Best,
Natalia


Natalia Mileszyk
Centrum Cyfrowe| centrumcyfrowe.pl/
public policy expert
@nmileszyk
(+48) 668440136

ALSO:
Creative Commons Polska  |creativecommons.pl
Communia Association|  communia-association.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] GLAM-Wiki 2018 session videos

2018-11-22 Thread Shani Evenstein
This is *so* great! Thanks for taking the time to do this. You and Andrew
rock.

Would be great if each speaker can link the right  video to their
submission in the program,
including the PP itself.

Best,
Shani.

---
Shani Evenstein Sigalov
EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
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, Nov 22, 2018 at 1:56 PM Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Hello.
>
> The GLAM-Wiki 2018 conference organizers did not provide video recording,
> but Andrew Lih saved the day and recorded the whole conference himself,
> with cellphones and tripods.
>
> It took some time to edit the videos, but they are now up on Commons:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:GLAM_WIKI_Tel_Aviv_2018_videos
>
> Consult the program for the session names and descriptions:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program
>
> Cheers,
>
>A.
> --
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2019: New name, new concept, eligbility criteria

2018-09-25 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear Cornelius,

Could you please elaborate re the decision to not include learning and
capacity building?
Events where Wikimedians from around the world gather together do not
happen every day, and especially as there will be representatives from most
affiliates, this is a great opportunity to share knowledge and train people
so they can go back to their local communities and spread that knowledge.
Besides Wikimania, which not everyone can attend, this is the other biggest
event we have to do just that. Shouldn't we seize this opportunity,
considering that it takes so much time, effort and money to bring everyone
together?

Thanks for shedding some light on this issue.

Best,
Shani.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:20 AM, Cornelius Kibelka <
cornelius.kibe...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear Pine,
>
> yes, "the organized part of the movement" is another term to describe the
> part of the Wikimedia movement that includes the WMF, its committees and
> the affiliates.
>
> Best regards
> Cornelius
>
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2018 at 22:23, Pine W  wrote:
>
> > Hello Daniela and Cornelius,
> >
> > Thank you for this update.
> >
> > Can you clarify what you mean by "The next conference will focus on the
> > Movement Strategy process and
> > movement governance for the organized part of the movement in general"?
> Are
> > you referring to governance for the WMF and affiliates? Online Wikimedia
> > activities are organized in varying degrees, but many of those activities
> > are not included in the scope of affiliates or represented by affiliates.
> >
> > Pine
> > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives $324k+ in funding for the project FindingGLAMs

2018-09-06 Thread Shani Evenstein
Amazing news! Congrats, Wikimedia Sverige! Well done.

Shani.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:48 PM, John Andersson 
wrote:

> Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be the recipient of $324,500 in support from
> the Swedish Postcode Foundation for our project FindingGLAMs
> .
>
> We will work in collaboration with UNESCO and the Wikimedia Foundation to
> achieve a number of ambitious goals over the 15 month long project. We will
> work to:
>
>- Collect and include data about GLAM[1] institutions around the world
>on Wikidata (e.g. where they are located). This will be done both through a
>campaign and from batch uploads of datasets;
>- Batch upload collections of media files, in collaboration with the
>Structured Data on Commons program;
>- Organize networks of experts to discuss issues with disseminating
>different types of material through the Wikimedia projects;
>- Create a white paper consisting of a number of case studies based on
>the work and discussions outlined above;
>- Communicate about the Wikimedia movement’s work with GLAMs at
>conferences;
>- Organize a number of activities both on- and offline to use the
>material. This include some work around Wikimania 2019 that will take place
>in Stockholm, Sweden.
>
> We hope many of you would like to get involved in the project and work
> with us to connect to GLAM partners in your countries. At this point we are
> looking for your help to identify institutions that maintain lists of GLAM
> institutions (similar to the collection of monuments lists for WLM) and
> later to identify GLAM institutions with specific types of collections that
> would like to work with the Wikimedia movement.
>
> Please contact the project manager John Andersson (
> john.anders...@wikimedia.se) if you have any questions. If you are
> interested to take part, please sign up on the project portal at Meta:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FindingGLAMs
>
> As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in Swedish):
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:FindingGLAMs_2018/Ansökan
>
> [1] GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.
>
> We look forward working with you!
>
> Best regards,
>
> John
> - - - -
> John Andersson
> Executive Director
> Wikimedia Sverige
>
> Phone: +46(0)73-3965189
> Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se 
> Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
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[Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia & Education User Group Board Election

2018-08-28 Thread Shani Evenstein
 Dear all,


The Wikipedia & Education User Group is choosing its first board!

The elected board members will be guiding the Wikipedia & Education User
Group, making key decisions and leading the user group.

The election process will run between August 28 and will end with an
announcement of the new board October 6, according to the timeline below:

* Self-nomination period: 28 August 2018 — 14 September 2018 (Midnight UTC)
* Vetting period: 15 September 2018
* Voting period: 16 September 2018 — 30 September 2018
* Results by: 06 October 2018

Follow the link
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group/User_Group_election_2018-2020>
to see the instructions and nominate yourself or suggest someone else as a
nominee (after getting their consent, of course).
Please help us spread the word and share widely. :)

Good luck to everyone!

Shani Evenstein (on behalf of the founding members).
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project

2018-08-27 Thread Shani Evenstein
Great news! Congrats! :)

Shani.

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 4:54 PM, Art + Feminism 
wrote:

> Congratulations, Wikimedia Sverige!
>
> McKensie
> Director, Art+Feminism
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Mardetanha 
> wrote:
>
>> This is a wonderful news, congratulations to Wikimedia Sverige
>> Mardetanha
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 6:18 PM John Andersson <
>> john.anders...@wikimedia.se> wrote:
>>
>>> *Hi everybody and sorry for crossposting,Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be
>>> the recipient of $65,500 in support from the Swedish National Library for
>>> our project Library Data.We will work in collaboration with the Swedish
>>> National Library to include a number of datasets onto Wikidata, such as
>>> data about authors, libraries and different special databases of
>>> bibliographies[1]. This is a pilot project where we aim to discuss with
>>> the
>>> community what to include and what to exclude. Based on the discussions
>>> and
>>> the requests from the community we will design a continuation of this
>>> project (if this first part is deemed successful continuous funding is
>>> possible for 3-4 more years).We started investigating a possible long
>>> term
>>> partnership with the National Library in 2017 when Wikimedia Sverige
>>> delivered inputs to the new National Strategy for the Library Sector on
>>> how
>>> Sweden's libraries can work with Wikimedia for mutual benefits.[2] The
>>> National Library has just made history as the world's first national
>>> library to fully transition to Linked Open Data (BIBFRAME 2.0),[3] so the
>>> timing could not have been better; we are now in position to examine how
>>> this move can benefit Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.Please
>>> contact
>>> the project manager André Costa (andre.co...@wikimedia.se
>>> ) or the developer Alicia Fagerving
>>> (alicia.fagerv...@wikimedia.se ) if you
>>> have
>>> any questions. As always, you can find the full application on our wiki
>>> (in
>>> Swedish):
>>> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Strategisk_inkludering
>>> _av_biblioteksdata_på_Wikidata_2018/Ansökan
>>> >> g_av_biblioteksdata_p%C3%A5_Wikidata_2018/Ans%C3%B6kan>[1]
>>> https://libris.kb.se/deldatabas.jsp >> >
>>> [2]
>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Sverige_-_
>>> Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf
>>> >> _Wikipedia_och_biblioteken_i_Sverige.pdf>
>>> (in Swedish)[3]
>>> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_biblioteket/pressrelea
>>> ses/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-fully-
>>> transition-to-linked-data-2573975
>>> >> ases/kb-becomes-the-first-national-library-to-fully-
>>> transition-to-linked-data-2573975>
>>> *
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> John
>>> - - - -
>>> John Andersson
>>> Executive Director
>>> Wikimedia Sverige
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[Wikimedia-l] Stats re new users per gender per year in Hebrew Wikipedia

2018-06-08 Thread Shani Evenstein
Hello all,

This is something that made me happy this weekend and am happy to share --
check out these stats from Hebrew Wikipedia regarding new users, per
gender, per year, that Asaf generated via a WD query.

You might notice a jump in numbers of female users in 2011, and then again
in 2013 and 2015. I don't presume to be able to explain everything in the
table below, but I'd like to think this is because of Wikimedia Israel's
outreach efforts, which I'm proud to be part of since 2011.
Here are some example milestones that I know of know of, which might
explain these stats. Note they are a small part of numerous, varied and
diverse outreach projects that WM-IL has been running for years now in
GLAM, EDU, WikiWomen, WLM etc.  --
* 2011 is when we started GLAMing and doing Education work more seriously.
* 2013 is when my WikiMed academic course started.
* 2015 is when my second Wiki academic course opened, and also when
WikiWomen started to work in an organized manner in Israel.

While we still have much work to do in shrinking the gender gap and being
really inclusive, it's nice to be reminded that our work *does* matter and
has actual impact on the voices that get to be heard in our community. So
to all those running workshops, GLAM / EDU projects, contests etc -- keep
up the good work, because your work matters. These numbers are merely one
way of demonstrating that.

A lovely weekend, everyone!

Shani Evenstein Sigalov
Volunteer, WM-IL.


Stats generated by this Quarry query: https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/27458
Year Male Female Unspecified % female % specified
2004 --- --- --- ---
2005 0 1 42 100.00 2.33
2006 201 21 3698 9.46 5.66
2007 180 22 5451 10.89 3.57
2008 214 33 5347 13.36 4.42
2009 503 107 5432 17.54 10.10
2010 455 96 5392 17.42 9.27
2011 393 105 5259 21.08 8.65
2012 294 143 5602 32.72 7.24
2013 260 220 5794 45.83 7.65
2014 258 237 7035 47.88 6.57
2015 214 239 6327 52.76 6.68
2016 169 254 5835 60.05 6.76
2017 143 175 6824 55.03 4.45
2018 42 49 3074 53.85 2.88
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[Wikimedia-l] GLAMWiki Conference 2018: Extension of Content Submission Deadline Till May 7th.

2018-04-30 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,


*Deadline extension*
The program committee is looking to create a diverse GLAM conference that
truly serves the global community. To achieve this goal, we would like to
accept submissions not only from established GLAM projects and communities,
but also from emerging communities / developing countries /  groups just
starting out their GLAM endeavors.

Looking at the submissions so far
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:GLAM_TLV_2018_open_submissions>,
we have decided to extend the content submission
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program> deadline *till next
Monday, May 7th, at midnight *(wherever you are in the world). We are
hoping this extension will encourage more submission from developing
countries, emerging community and allow for a more diverse program.

*Tips*
In the past week I've been asked repeatedly if I have tips for good
submissions. The best tip I can offer is -- no matter if your GLAM
partnership / project is well established or you are just starting out,
make sure your submissions offers an added value beyond "this is what we
did in our project", i.e. focus on what you leaned and how it could be of
use by others in the GLAM community.


GLAM on,
Shani.



On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> [[Sorry for x-posting]]
>
> Dear all,
>
> I'm happy to report that the content submission process
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program/Submit> for the
> GLAMWiki Conference 2018 is now open! Submissions will be accepted *till
> April 30th*, so feel free to start drafting your proposals.
>
> Please note that submissions for scholarships
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_TLV_2018/Scholarships> will open
> tomorrow via a different process and the actual registration will take
> place later on in June. We'll notify you every step of the way. :)
>
> Looking forward to reading your submissions,
> Shani (on behalf of the organizing team and the program committee).
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] GLAMWiki Conference 2018: Content submissions are now open!

2018-04-24 Thread Shani Evenstein
 [[Sorry for x-posting]]
Dear all,

This is a gentle reminder that you have 1 week left (till April 30th) to
submit your proposals for the GLAM-Wiki global conference, which will take
place in November in Tel Aviv.

Cheers,
Shani.


On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> [[Sorry for x-posting]]
>
> Dear all,
>
> I'm happy to report that the content submission process
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMTLV2018/Program/Submit> for the
> GLAMWiki Conference 2018 is now open! Submissions will be accepted *till
> April 30th*, so feel free to start drafting your proposals.
>
> Please note that submissions for scholarships
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_TLV_2018/Scholarships> will open
> tomorrow via a different process and the actual registration will take
> place later on in June. We'll notify you every step of the way. :)
>
> Looking forward to reading your submissions,
> Shani (on behalf of the organizing team and the program committee).
>
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[Wikimedia-l] GLAMWiki Conference 2018: Content submissions are now open!

2018-03-17 Thread Shani Evenstein
[[Sorry for x-posting]]

Dear all,

I'm happy to report that the content submission process
 for the
GLAMWiki Conference 2018 is now open! Submissions will be accepted *till
April 30th*, so feel free to start drafting your proposals.

Please note that submissions for scholarships
 will open
tomorrow via a different process and the actual registration will take
place later on in June. We'll notify you every step of the way. :)

Looking forward to reading your submissions,
Shani (on behalf of the organizing team and the program committee).
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-26 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear Wikimedia-l subscribers,

Throughout this discussion several requests have been made regarding
banning of users from the list.

Since we do not have an official banning policy approved by the community,
we have drafted our thoughts on the matter, as well as a proposed procedure
for your consideration. We are adding it as a 5th point in our “Request for
Comments” in our journey towards a healthier community.

You are welcome to support it, oppose it, explicitly ask that it be left to
the admins’ decision (which is arguably status quo), or propose an entirely
new option that we haven’t thought about.

Best,

The Wikimedia-l admin team.

--

The list is a tool for the community and it exists to serve the community.
The ability to express dissenting opinions and to criticize is important in
any movement, and is particularly cherished in our movement, which empowers
individuals to an uncommon degree. But dissenting opinions should not mean
a carte blanche to express it in offensive, threatening, or menacing ways.
And critics have no immunity from criticism.  Individuals’ behavior can
reduce the usefulness of the list, either intentionally (trolling) or
unintentionally. Our proposals seek to minimize individuals’ ability to
reduce the usefulness of the list, without targeting specific individuals.

It is important to note that attempts to limit or ban individuals who
express criticism *and* misbehave are sometimes interpreted as “silencing
of criticism” and as an abuse of power. We cannot avoid these
interpretations. Our duty as admins is to ensure that if a subscriber is
banned, it would not be criticism alone that caused the ban; that the
request to ban is not made by just one or few individuals, but rather a
decision of the list community at large; and that the community decides
based on clear criteria.

Some of the opposition votes on the list, Meta & Facebook thus far
suggested that removing individuals would work better than adding rules. In
general, and on many Wikipedias, it is considered unacceptable to approach
a contributor's boss to complain about something that contributor said
on-wiki. More than one member alluded to this norm in calling for a ban of
a member based on his complaining about a WMF employee who is active on the
list. However, it seems to us that specifically for Foundation (or
chapters) employees, whose day jobs are in service of this community, it
should be permissible to escalate a concern about an employee's conduct to
their manager. This should of course be a last resort and executed with
caution and discretion.

No doubt, some people may abuse this and file fake or trolling complaints.
It should be up to the managers at WMF to apply their judgment (and seek
guidance from their own managers, if necessary) in reviewing such
complaints. We recognize that the risk of being complained about may deter
some employees from engaging on the list, and that would be unfortunate.
However, it would be absurd to make criticism of employee conduct the one
topic the community is not allowed to discuss or complain about. Working
for pay for this movement entails being open to community scrutiny and
accepting the fact one may be held accountable by one's manager based on
input from the community. Foundation staff also have the benefit of a
reporting structure and a Human Resources department, both of which can
support them in the face of the occasional unjustified or trolling
complaint. It is up to all of us to express criticism fairly and calmly, to
speak up for and not only against, and to prefer discussion to attack.

It is possible that the community would find an individual so disruptive
and so draining, that the community moves to ban that individual. The list
admins would execute such a ban if and when there is clear evidence of
significant community support for such a move. An individual request to ban
a subscriber of the list will not constitute such evidence. But if the
community of this mailing list so chooses, it can organize a demonstration
of its wishes and the list admins would act on it.

Finally, we would like to observe that the negative atmosphere on the list
is greatly amplified by the relative shortage of constructive conversation.
This is no doubt the result of years of frustration, but it is also a
vicious cycle. Borrowing from Gandhi, we call upon everyone reading this
with an interest in reviving the list as a useful discussion space to “be
the conversation you would like to see in the list”. A flourishing of
constructive, collegial conversation would do much to reduce the relative
significance of problematic or unpleasant contributors.

Sincerely,

The Wikimedia-l admin team.

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I should have mentioned that we are working on a formal response regarding
> the request to ban subscribers from the list.This is an issue that ha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-25 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

I should have mentioned that we are working on a formal response regarding
the request to ban subscribers from the list.This is an issue that has been
raised during this discussion and we are carefully considering our thoughts
on the matter, as we did for the 4 points that we already requested
comments on. We are close to reaching a consensus and will hopefully be
able to release it soon, but we are in different time zones, so please bear
with us. Our response will sum up our view regarding the points raised in
the list re banning, as well as suggest a proper procedure.

We thank you all for your patience, and again, urge you to take a step
back, not focus on individual cases and respond constructively to the 4
points that were raised in John's original mail.

Shani.

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Robert Fernandez <wikigamal...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am grateful that the moderators have taken some action, but I am
> disappointed that contacting a person's employer is not yet seen as an
> uncrossable line here.
>
> Out of respect to your call for civility I will refrain from directly
> responding to the person in question despite his allegations against me.
> It is a mistake to frame this as a free speech issue.  It is of course in
> the interests of a person engaging in bullying and harassing behavior to
> claim people are trying to suppress their powerful truths, but there is no
> reason we have to accept this duplicitous framing.  The content of the
> message is immaterial, the behavior is the issue.  Some people may see this
> as a grey area given that it was a Foundation employee, but I see it as a
> slippery slope.  Seddon's job is almost certainly safe, but this might not
> be the case for the next victim.  Will the poster in question decide that I
> am "bullying and harassing" him and attempt to contact my employer next?
>
> Most of my fellow board members of my chapter are the employees of US
> government agencies or connected to the Foundation as an employee or a
> grant recipient.   Given the unusual political climate in the US I worry
> that the former group are particularly vulnerable to harassment targeting
> their employment.   (Media outlets favored by the current US presidential
> administration have targeted individual Wikimedia editors, including
> myself, in the past.)  If participants on this list are allowed to engage
> in this sort of harassment without real consequence, I will advise that my
> chapter and its board members and volunteers no longer participate on this
> list due to the risk to their livelihoods.
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 5:45 AM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Wikimedia-l,
> >
> > Rogol has been placed under moderation, but at this point no decision has
> > been made to ban him from the list. As long as his messages are
> reasonable,
> > respectful and on point, his messages will go through. We agreed that it
> is
> > important to allow a diversity of voices to be heard, including those of
> > "frequent flyers" in the list, especially as we work collaboratively on
> > next steps towards a healthier community atmosphere.
> >
> > In addition, we are asking everyone to refrain from focusing on specific
> > individuals posting to the list, put any personal issues aside and stay
> on
> > problem. We want as many people as possible to productively and
> objectively
> > participate in the discussion, till we draft clearer guidelines for
> posting
> > to the list. We are aware that these guidelines will not automagically
> fix
> > all of our issues as a global community, but we believe they will help
> > reduce the noise substantially. Do keep on debating. We are trying to
> > intervene as little as possible at this point and let the debate run its
> > course.
> >
> > Best,
> > Shani Evenstein, on behalf of the Wikimedia-l Admins.
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:52 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Why are we having this RFC prior to the survey which was discussed at
> >> length less than a year ago?
> >>
> >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:James_Salsman#Peri
> >> odic_survey_prototype
> >>
> >> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:05 AM, Robert Fernandez
> >> <wikigamal...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Since Rogol has followed through on his threat he should be banned
> from
> >> the
> >> > list, or we should have a public statement from the moderators
> regarding
> >> > why they will not do so.
> >> >
> >> > I can't imagine many actions that would have a more chi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-25 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear Wikimedia-l,

Rogol has been placed under moderation, but at this point no decision has
been made to ban him from the list. As long as his messages are reasonable,
respectful and on point, his messages will go through. We agreed that it is
important to allow a diversity of voices to be heard, including those of
"frequent flyers" in the list, especially as we work collaboratively on
next steps towards a healthier community atmosphere.

In addition, we are asking everyone to refrain from focusing on specific
individuals posting to the list, put any personal issues aside and stay on
problem. We want as many people as possible to productively and objectively
participate in the discussion, till we draft clearer guidelines for posting
to the list. We are aware that these guidelines will not automagically fix
all of our issues as a global community, but we believe they will help
reduce the noise substantially. Do keep on debating. We are trying to
intervene as little as possible at this point and let the debate run its
course.

Best,
Shani Evenstein, on behalf of the Wikimedia-l Admins.

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:52 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Why are we having this RFC prior to the survey which was discussed at
> length less than a year ago?
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:James_Salsman#
> Periodic_survey_prototype
>
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:05 AM, Robert Fernandez
> <wikigamal...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Since Rogol has followed through on his threat he should be banned from
> the
> > list, or we should have a public statement from the moderators regarding
> > why they will not do so.
> >
> > I can't imagine many actions that would have a more chilling effect on
> > participation here than one of this list's most frequent posters
> contacting
> > your employer because he disagrees with what you have to say.
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Since you kindly emailed my line manage Rogol, I wanted to confirm that
> my
> >> choice of words were very carefully chosen.
> >>
> >> And I stand by them.
> >>
> >> Seddon
> >>
> >> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:25 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <
> domedonf...@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Joseph
> >> >
> >> > I chose my wording quite carefully, and suggest that you do so too.  I
> >> said
> >> > that the proposal "involves", not "is equal to" real-life identity  To
> >> the
> >> > extent that real-life identities are involved, it is reasonable to ask
> >> how
> >> > that personal information is going to be handled.  For some reason,
> you
> >> > seem keen to derail that part of the discussion by elevating a quibble
> >> over
> >> > your hasty misunderstanding of my wording into an accusation, which I
> >> > reject, of generalised misconduct.  If you have some comment to make
> >> about
> >> > the handling of personal information, please do so.
> >> >
> >> > May I suggest that you withdraw your original posting, apologise to
> the
> >> > membership of this list for the unconstructive nature of your posting,
> >> and
> >> > to me for its aggressive, insulting and incorrect content.
> >> Alternatively,
> >> > perhaps you would prefer me to ask your line manager whether this is
> the
> >> > sort of behaviour that she expects you to exhibit in a public forum.
> >> >
> >> > Reginald
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org
> >
> >> > wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Real identity does not equal real-life identity. You can mask your
> >> > > pseudonymous identity and pose as a third party similarly
> pseudonymous
> >> > > individual.
> >> > >
> >> > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)
> >> > >
> >> > > Seddon
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Trace of Soul (WLM+WLE) in Republic of Srpska

2017-08-12 Thread Shani Evenstein
Very happy for you! Good luck! :)

Shani.

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM, WМ RepublikaSrpska <
wmrepublikasrp...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Ivana! Thanks Pine W! :)
>
> *Замислите свет у коме свака особа на планети има слободан приступ
> целокупном људском знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.*
>
>
> 2017-08-03 23:26 GMT+02:00 Pine W :
>
> > I like the name.
> >
> > Pine
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:06 PM, WМ RepublikaSrpska <
> > wmrepublikasrp...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hello everyone!
> > >
> > >
> > > I am pleased, in front of the Wikimedia Community of the Republic of
> > > Srpska, to inform you that our community received its first annual APG
> > > grant this year and we are very excited about it! :) We have already
> > > started with the initial activities - the Trace of Soul 2017 project.
> It
> > is
> > > a photo competition revolving around natural and stationary cultural
> > > heritage of the Republic of Srpska. The competition is organized for
> the
> > > third time in the Republic of Srpska and we hope that it will be
> > > successfully implemented as in the previous years. In addition to the
> > > photo-competitions, we will have a number of accompanying activities -
> > > photo-tours and editing workshops in various cities of the Republic of
> > > Srpska. We hope that this year we will be able to improve the project
> > both
> > > in terms of quality and quantity.
> > >
> > > For more information, see Trace of Soul
> > > , and
> > > the project
> > > website .
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > Bojana
> > >
> > > *Замислите свет у коме свака особа на планети има слободан приступ
> > > целокупном људском знању. То је оно на чему ми радимо.*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2017-08-11 Thread Shani Evenstein
Thanks for the update, Christophe. Wishing the board  a productive,
fruitful and smooth year!

And Happy Wikimania, everyone, especially to all the Wikimedians who
couldn't make it this year.
So great that we have live-streaming this year (thanks again, Melody &
Eddie!) and can participate and support from all ends of the world.

Best,
Shani.


On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:16 PM, Christophe Henner 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> As is customary, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees met right
> before Wikimania and appointed new trustees and elected its officers.
>
> This is a rare occasion as I will not need to write a farewell email. The
> two Board members that were finishing their terms, María and Dariusz, were
> re-elected after the recent community election. And as of today, James
> Heilman has formally rejoined the Board of Trustees.
>
> Today the Board also elected the officer positions. I am pleased to report
> that the Board has reiterated its trust in the current officers, and both
> María and I will continue serving as Vice Chair and Chair of the Board,
> respectively, for another year.
>
> It feels a little weird to write this email as there's not much change from
> last year. But I believe that stability and continuity are more than
> welcome!
>
> So please, join me in "welcoming" María, Dariusz, and James as trustees of
> the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
>
> María Sefidari began contributing to the Wikimedia projects in 2006 and has
> since served in several roles across the Wikimedia movement. She was a
> founding member of Wikimedia España and Wikimujeres Grupo de Usuarias, and
> she also helped create Spanish Wikipedia's LGBT Wikiproject. She has served
> on several Foundation governance committees, including the Affiliations and
> Individual Engagement Grants committees. María is a professor in the
> Digital Communications, Culture and Citizenship Master's degree program of
> Rey Juan Carlos University at the MediaLab-Prado in Madrid, Spain. She has
> previously served on the Board from August 2013 to July 2015, and most
> recently joined the Board once again in January 2016. She has been selected
> for a second term which will conclude at Wikimania 2020.
>
> Dariusz Jemielniak has held a variety of roles on Wikimedia projects,
> including administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser, steward and ombudsman. He
> served as the chair of the Wikimedia community’s Funds Dissemination
> Committee for three terms and is the author of “Common knowledge?: An
> Ethnography of Wikipedia.” Dariusz is a full professor of Management, the
> head of the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces, and a
> co-founder of the New Research on Digital Societies (NeRDS) group at
> Kozminski University. Dariusz has been re-appointed for a second term as a
> Trustee after first joining the Board in July 2015.
>
> James Heilman, M.D.,  has helped to found both Wikimedia Canada and
> WikiProject Med Foundation. As an emergency physician in Cranbrook, British
> Columbia, and a faculty member of emergency medicine at the University of
> British Columbia, James is an active member of the medical community on
> Wikimedia projects. James has also been involved in establishing
> collaborations with several organizations, including Translators Without
> Borders and the World Health Organization, to improve Wikimedia’s coverage
> of medical content. James previously served on the Board of Trustees from
> July to December 2015.
>
> Christophe Henner has been a leader within the Wikimedia community for more
> than 12 years. Prior to joining the Foundation Board in 2016, he served as
> Board Chair of Wikimedia France, and had been a member of the chapter’s
> Board since 2007. During this time, he spent nearly three years in Vice
> Chair and Chair positions. Christophe is currently the Chief Operating
> Officer (COO) of the Blade Group, a cloud computing company headquartered
> in France. At Blade, Christophe is scaling up operations to support the
> company's transition from a start-up to a global company.
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[Wikimedia-l] Join the WikidataCon, 28-29 October in Berlin

2017-06-21 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

I'm forwarding this email from
​
Léa Lacroix to the list about the WikidataCon.

Best,
Shani.

-- Forwarded message --
From: Léa Lacroix 
Date: 20 June 2017 at 14:34
Subject: Join the WikidataCon, 28-29 October in Berlin
To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org


Hello everybody,

Here's a general update about the WikidataCon, that will take place in
Berlin on October 28th and 29th :)

General information
The WikidataCon 
is a conference organized for and by the Wikidata community, and supported
by Wikimedia Deutschland.
If you edit Wikidata, make queries with SPARQL, build scripts, gadgets or
external tools, reuse data from Wikidata with your software or your
service, if you belong to an organization who wants to use or donate data,
if you're working on open data, datajournalism, datavizualisation, open
knowledge, civictech... *you're welcome to the WikidataCon*!

It will take place on October 28th-29th (+ social event on Friday 27th), in
the Tagesspiegel venue, in Berlin. Due to our international community, the
even will take place in English only. However, language/local meetups can
be added to the program.

We are expecting 150 persons from all around the world, to celebrate
Wikidata's 5th birthday and *share knowledge and experience whithin the
community*.


Program
With two days of talks, workshops, demos, meetups, and social events, the
diverse and awesome people that belong to the Wikidata community will be
able to share their experiences, their favorite tools, learn from the
others, discover new ways to create, enrich, reuse data from the free
knowledge base.

The program is currently being build via a *call for projects
, running
until July 31st.* Feel free to support your favorite topics or propose a
project. A social event on the Friday evening and a birthday celebration
will also take place to bring the community together.


Attend
*Registration is now open
,
until October 1st. *Registration is mandatory for everyone, including
speakers, WMF and WMDE employees, volunteers...

Important thing you need to know: the ticket is free of charge, and
includes the access to the conference, meals, drinks and goodies, but *does
not include travel and accommodation*. The attendees have to book these by
themselves.
If you plan to come, don't wait... Berlin is a touristic area :)


Scholarships
Some scholarships will be provided to help attendees to fund their travel
and accommodation for the conference. *The application is running until
July 16th
. *

Due to the few number of scholarships we can provide, we encourage people
to ask for support from their local chapter or user group.


How can you help?
- share this information with people, mailing-lists, wikis, who could be
interested
- if you are involved in a local chapter: ask your board if they can
provide some support for the volunteers of you country who would like to
join.
- if you want to *volunteer during the event*, you're more than welcome!
You can find more information here
.
- if you see any missing information or mistake, or you have any question,
feel free to contact me.


You can follow our updates on the wiki page
, the facebook
event  or the Twitter
account .
Thanks a lot for your attention, I hope I'll meet some of you during the
WikidataCon!

-- 
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Tool Developers Group

2017-05-22 Thread Shani Evenstein
Very exciting news. Good luck to this group!
Looking forward to collaborating with you regarding EDU-Wiki & Wiki-Med
tools if you're up to it.. :)

Cheers,
Shani.

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:32 AM, Anna Stillwell 
wrote:

> Congratulations.
> /a
>
> On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 5:41 PM, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> >  the Wikimedia Tool Developers Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group.  The
> > group is international cooperative of developers who create
> freely-licensed
> > tools for improving 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/Wikimedia_Tool_Developers_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-05-21 Thread Shani Evenstein
Congrats to all elected members!

Best,
Shani.

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 3:36 AM, James Alexander 
wrote:

> Forwarding to WM-l since the auto forward doesn't always work.
>
> -- Forwarded message -
> From: matanya moses 
> Date: Sat, May 20, 2017 at 5:33 PM
> Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation
> Board of Trustees election
> To: 
>
>
> Greetings,
>
> The certified results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> election are now available on Meta-Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> elections/2017/Results
>
> Congratulations to María Sefidari (User:Raystorm), Dariusz Jemielniak
> (User:pundit), and James Heilman (User:Doc James) for receiving the most
> community support. Subject to a standard background check, they will be
> appointed by the Board at their August meeting at Wikimania.
>
> These results have been certified by the elections committee, the Wikimedia
> Foundation staff advisors to the committee, and the Board of Trustees.
>
> There were 5,581 votes cast, with 5,120 of those being valid. The 461-vote
> difference comes from recast ballots, where eligible voters recast ballots
> to change their votes, and struck votes, of which there were 34. (Some of
> the recast votes were also struck.)
>
> Additional information is available on the Wikimedia Blog:
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/20/board-of-trustees-elections-2017/
>
> More statistics on the elections and a post-mortem from the committee will
> be published in the coming days. In the meantime, we would appreciate your
> input—what went well for you in this election?  What could we do better
> next time?  These reports are crucial to helping future elections be even
> more successful, and we hope that you will offer your feedback and ideas:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> elections/2017/Post_mortem
>
> The committee would like to thank everyone that participated in this year’s
> election for helping make it, again, one of the most diverse and
> representative in the movement’s history.
>
> Sincerely,
> – Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wiki Loves Women explainer video

2017-03-08 Thread Shani Evenstein
Great work, ladies.
Shared by me as well.

Cheers,
Shani.

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Anna Torres  wrote:

> Thanks Isla and Florence!
>
> This is so cool! We should work closer to improve in Spanish African women
> in Wikipedia :) Let's talk?
>
> Hugs!
>
> 2017-03-08 11:37 GMT-03:00 Florence Devouard :
>
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > Wiki Loves Women is officially launching its presentation video today.
> >
> > Please check it out here and tell us what you think :
> > https://vimeo.com/207432965
> >
> > It is also on Commons : https://commons.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/File:Wiki_loves_Women_-_English_WebM_-_Final.webm
> >
> > This video was a partnership between WikiAfrica, Goethe Institute and
> > Blink Tower.
> >
> > It brought quite a few challenges... such as myself being completely
> happy
> > with the exact terms of the script, succeeding to get every element of
> the
> > video under a free licence including the background music, getting a nice
> > african women voice for the narrative, getting curly hair rather than
> flat
> > ones, identifying nice examples of western as well as african concerns...
> > etc. We tried to be as inclusive as possible.
> >
> > Well, we hope you like it.
> > If you do... please litterally "like" the video and "like" our facebook
> > page
> >
> > A French version is currently being recorded and should follow shortly.
> >
> > Last, we would love to see the video subtitled in many langages. If you
> > want to give a hand for the translation, please get in touch with us (by
> > email, or twitter, or facebook, or on our meta talk page :
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Women)
> > I'll set up a page for translation on meta shortly.
> >
> > http://www.wikiloveswomen.org
> > https://www.facebook.com/WikiLovesWomen
> > http://www.twitter.com/wikiloveswomen
> >
> > Isla and Florence
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] List management

2017-02-08 Thread Shani Evenstein
I can do it if necessary.

Shani.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:20 AM, Austin Hair  wrote:

> We've just had a bit of turnover of our list administrators. In order
> to get moderation going smoothly again, I've added Asaf Bartov as an
> admin. I don't think that decision will be controversial.
>
> Richard has resigned for his own reasons, after putting in more than
> his fair share of work here. Thehelpfulone has been removed following
> a prolonged silence.
>
> I would like a third active moderator. You can volunteer on this
> thread, or send a message to wikimedia-l-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org.
> This should be No Big Deal, and while there are technically no
> requirements, getting the reference is a bonus.
>
> Austin
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[Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Medicine Foundation: New Board Elected

2017-01-29 Thread Shani Evenstein
Dear all,

I'm happy to announce that the user group "WikiProject Med Foundation" has a
new board <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Board> elected,
which includes:

1) *James Heilman* - chair
2) *Shani Evenstein* - vice chair; membership admin.
3) *Doug Taylor* - treasurer
4) *James Hare* - secretary
5) *Jacob F. de Wolff*
6) *Sydney Poore*
7) *Carl Fredrik Sjoland*
8) *Daniel Mietchen*
9) *Vinicius Siqueira*
10) *Subas Chandra Rout*
11) *Jake Orlowitz*
12) *Emily Temple-Wood *

Please join me in thanking previous board members *Anthony Cole*, *Peter
Coti* & *Brian Basden, *as well as *Lane Rasberry, *for their service thus
far and their support during the transition period.

Wishing all of us a fruitful and productive term,

Shani Evenstein,
On behalf of the WikiProject Med Foundation Board.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New tools: pronuncify and pronuncify.net

2017-01-27 Thread Shani Evenstein
Very cool.
Thanks for the work & the update!

Shani.

On 27 Jan 2017 05:28, "Asaf Bartov"  wrote:

> Hello, everyone.
>
> Following Bodhisattwa's request[1], I have added an upload feature to the
> (command-line) Linux version of this tool, so it can now batch-upload the
> recorded pronunciation files to Commons on your behalf.
>
> (Ideally, it should have used OAuth, but that would take longer to
> implement. :))
>
> If you want to use the new functionality, just get the latest pronuncify.rb
> script from GitHub[2], *install the new dependencies* (see the README.md
> file on GitHub for instructions), and enjoy! :)
>
> (I'd love to know if any of you are using the tool.)
>
> Cheers,
>
>A.
>
> [1] https://github.com/abartov/pronuncify/issues/1
> [2] https://github.com/abartov/pronuncify
>
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 8:23 PM Asaf Bartov  wrote:
>
> > Hello, everyone.
> >
> > (this is an announcement in my capacity as a volunteer.)
> >
> > Inspired by a lightning talk at the recent CEE Meeting[1] by our
> colleague
> > Lars Aronsson, I made a little command-line tool to automate batch
> > recording of pronunciations of words by native speakers, for uploading to
> > Commons and integration into Wiktionary etc.  It is called *pronuncify*,
> > is written in Ruby and uses the sox(1) tool, and should work on any
> modern
> > Linux (and possibly OS X) machine.  It is available here[2], with
> > instructions.
> >
> > I was then asked about a Windows version, and agreed to attempt one.
> This
> > version is called *pronuncify.net *, and is a
> .NET
> > gooey GUI version of the same tool, with slightly different functions.
> It
> > is available here[3], with instructions.
> >
> > Both tools require word-list files in plaintext, with one word (or
> phrase)
> > per line.  Both tools name the files according to the standard
> established
> > in [[commons:Category:Pronunciation]], and convert them to Ogg Vorbis
> for
> > you, so they are ready to upload.
> >
> > In the future, I may add OAuth-based direct uploading to Commons.  If you
> > run into difficulties, please file issues on GitHub, for the appropriate
> > tool.  Feedback is welcome.
> >
> >A.
> >
> > [1]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_
> 2015/Programme/Lightning/Pronunciation_recordings_for_Wiktionary
> > [2] https://github.com/abartov/pronuncify
> > [3] https://github.com/abartov/Pronuncify.net
> > --
> > Asaf Bartov
> >
> >
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