[Wikimedia-l] Re: Welcoming María Sefidari as a Foundation consultant. :)

2021-06-25 Thread The Cunctator
It's pretty embarrassing that regional Wikimedias have better governance standards than the (extraordinarily wealthy) international Foundation. I don't understand how the Tides/Wikimedia general counsel believes that the conflict of interest of Maria has moved directly from being Board chair to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The thousand millionth edit on the English Language Wikipedia

2021-01-13 Thread The Cunctator
Pedants and old codgers :) congrats everyone. On Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 3:57 AM WereSpielChequers wrote: > The English Language Wikipedia passed an interesting milestone a few hours > ago. > > The thousand millionth edit was at 1:03 AM this morning >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees participation in the Movement Strategy Process

2018-07-19 Thread The Cunctator
That's a good find. Hopefully every working group will be tasked with making their work explicitly consistent with the actual mission of Wikimedia. On Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 11:48 AM Craig Newmark wrote: > Maria, thanks, much appreciated! > > Which group focuses on information quality and accuracy?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ask Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to state wiki article source dates in voice?

2018-03-20 Thread The Cunctator
Large corporations should not be allowed to violate copyleft. If they are creating derivative products from Wikipedia -- which they are -- those derivative products should be released under CC-BY-SA. Google Knowledge Graph seems to be somewhat close, in that there is an API

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Echo' use of Wikipedia; CC license compliance?

2018-03-20 Thread The Cunctator
Would love for an update. Wikipedia license doesn't just call for attribution, but for copyleft to be preserved. On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:50 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > Thank you Adele and Yongmin. I'll ask Barbara to clarify next time we chat. > > On Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread The Cunctator
e such claims & requests. > > On Jan 29, 2018 10:19 AM, "The Cunctator" <cuncta...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Related, has there ever been any copyright enforcement for Wikipedia, or > is > > its copyleft a joke and it's functionally purely public domain?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread The Cunctator
Foundation doesn't make attribution or at least article date a > > requirement, then they are actively opposing editor recruitment. > > > > > > On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 7:34 PM, The Cunctator <cuncta...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > The copyright requirement isn't at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-27 Thread The Cunctator
ion in a lot of their results. > > J > > On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 1:03 PM, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On 5 June 2017 at 18:32, The Cunctator <cuncta...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Both Google and Graphiq are using pretty much the entire Wikipedia > corpus &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2017-06-05 Thread The Cunctator
cated that the content is under an open > license. > > J > > On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM, The Cunctator <cuncta...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > I've been a bit out of the loop on this for a while, so please be kind to > > the oldbie - what's current Wikimedia

[Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2017-06-05 Thread The Cunctator
I've been a bit out of the loop on this for a while, so please be kind to the oldbie - what's current Wikimedia policy on adaptive reuse of Wikipedia content into non-free publications? E.g. Graphiq https://www.graphiq.com/terms-and-conditions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-10 Thread The Cunctator
One very serious element of this decision-making really should be the fact that Google is blatantly violating the CCA-SA by reusing Wikipedia content without making their derivative work open. - *Share Alike*—If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI editing by WMF staff

2014-04-17 Thread The Cunctator
I can't think of a better justification for IAR than this thread. On Apr 17, 2014 8:04 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 17 April 2014 12:49, Erlend Bjørtvedt erl...@wikimedia.no wrote: Same practice here, through spontneous reflection independent of wmfr. Seemes that this is at least

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread The Cunctator
Given that allowing mp4 would be an act of commercial expedience at the expense of core Wikipedia principles, let me make the modest suggestion of introducing mp4 in concert with a name change to Encarta. On Jan 16, 2014 5:15 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: Great post Manuel, and I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

2014-01-17 Thread The Cunctator
He wasn't assuming bad faith; he was accurately describing the situation without ascribing intent. On Jan 16, 2014 7:36 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: There aren't two principles in conflict here. This

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-22 Thread The Cunctator
Also, vandalism had always been a red herring, kind of like the terrorism that justifies the TSA security theater and NBA surveillance or the Red Scare. It's a wrong-headed obsession that weakens community. On Nov 22, 2013 2:06 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Nov 21,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-20 Thread The Cunctator
Yes, let's keep on pushing for policies that drive away editors! On Nov 20, 2013 2:10 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 19 November 2013 20:44, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Aside @Fae: the tineye crew are curious quite pro-freeculture, I bet they would be glad to help design a bot

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-20 Thread The Cunctator
There's also been discussion of automatically deleting content from contributors contributor from their own writing. On Nov 20, 2013 8:31 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 11/20/2013 07:13 AM, The Cunctator wrote: Yes, let's keep on pushing for policies that drive away editors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visual Editor temporary opt-out

2013-08-07 Thread The Cunctator
Yes, it should be made clear that opt out will always be an acceptable user preference. On Aug 6, 2013 7:26 AM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Todd Allen wrote: [comments about VisualEditor] Hi Todd. Thank

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visual Editor temporary opt-out

2013-08-07 Thread The Cunctator
This perspective is not a productive one for building and maintaining a community. You need to have a better way of granting legitimacy to people's concerns while being able to discern histrionics. Generally the optimal easy is to have there be a pathway by which the complainants have to fix the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-03 Thread The Cunctator
I love it when individuals decide that they know what is important and worthy of inclusion, as opposed to the mindless masses. Because that's such a healthy way to ensure an open, neutral, and comprehensive encyclopedia. On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Tarc Meridian t...@hotmail.com wrote: I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-03 Thread The Cunctator
Just think, in a few years we can set up the site to construct drafts for the site that constructs drafts for Wikipedia. On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: There's nothing that