Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monthly skill share idea

2018-10-15 Thread Tito Dutta
Excellent idea. There was an idea to start something similar "what have you
learnt recently/Share your exciting new learning (of course Wiki-related)".

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On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 at 16:45, John Lubbock 
wrote:

> Hi all, after talking to community members at the London meetup yesterday,
> I want to suggest that we start running a monthly skillshare after work at
> the Wikimedia UK office. It would be good to organise a 12 month programme
> with skillshares on things like 'getting an article to featured article
> status', AWB, Wikidata infoboxes, something on commons or photography
> perhaps.
>
> Would anybody like to suggest other subjects which it would be good to have
> a workshop on? We need a list of 12 which would have some broad appeal to
> the community and chapter members.
>
> I would suggest Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, maybe first week of the
> month. How does that sound to everyone?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing launch of Santali Language Wikipedia

2018-08-08 Thread Tito Dutta
Amazing news. Congratulations and best wishes.

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On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 at 23:01, Jean-Philippe Béland 
wrote:

> Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience!
>
> JP
> User:Amqui
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:34 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> psubhash...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > Thank you Haidar for sharing in details about the amazing support that
> > Wikimedia Bangladesh has provided to the community there. Kudos to the
> > Santali community for this achievement and all the best for their
> > activities. And Odia Wikimedians User Group will continue to work with
> them
> > more in the future.
> >
> > Subhashish
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:27 PM Amir E. Aharoni <
> > amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > This is a wonderful achievement. Shows that dedication and organization
> > can
> > > take you far. Good luck in continuing and developing it further!
> > >
> > > בתאריך יום ד׳, 8 באוג׳ 2018, 17:49, מאת Ali Haidar Khan ‏<
> > > tonmoy...@gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > > Dear All,
> > > >
> > > > We are very pleased to announce the launch of Santali Language
> > Wikipedia
> > > (
> > > > https://sat.wikipedia.org). The site has been launched on August 2,
> > 2018
> > > > and, after the import of pages from Wikimedia Incubator and some
> > > > maintenance work, it’s now open for all. Santali Language’s own
> > alphabet,
> > > > Ol Chiki, has been used as the alphabet of this Wikipedia. Santali is
> > > > a language in the Munda subfamily of Austroasiatic languages, spoken
> by
> > > > around 7.4 million people in South Asia (Bangladesh, India and
> Nepal).
> > > >
> > > > This is a very special moment for us and has been made possible
> because
> > > of
> > > > the joint effort by Santali Language Wikipedian’s from Bangladesh,
> > India
> > > > and Nepal. Wikimedia Bangladesh and Bangla Wikimedia Community
> > > > congratulates the Santali Language Community for their accomplishment
> > and
> > > > are honored to be a part of this tremendous achievement. Manik
> Soren, a
> > > > dedicated Santali Wikipedian from Bangladesh, along with some very
> > active
> > > > Santali Language Wikipedians from Bangladesh and India has been
> > > > instrumental in this effort. We would also like to thank Shabab
> > Mustafa,
> > > > President of Wikimedia Bangladesh and Nahid Sultan, a very active
> > steward
> > > > and Secretary of Wikimedia Bangladesh, for coordinating the effort in
> > > > Bangladesh and Odia Wikimedians User Group for coordinating the
> effort
> > in
> > > > India.
> > > >
> > > > It is worth mentioning that the process of creating a Santali
> Language
> > > > Wikipedia began in 2012 and, later on, got momentum in February,
> 2017.
> > > Back
> > > > in 2012, Wikimedia Bangladesh organized a Wikipedia meetup and
> workshop
> > > > with the Santali Language Community in Dinajpur District of
> Bangladesh
> > > with
> > > > the goal of launching a Santali Language Wikipedia. However, that
> > process
> > > > slowed down after some time. Then in September 2017, Wikimedia
> > Bangladesh
> > > > organized another meeting with Santali Language Community in a Dhaka
> > > > Wikipedia meetup where a decision was made to expedite the launch of
> > the
> > > > Wikipedia. Following that discussion, a workshop was organized by
> > > Wikimedia
> > > > Bangladesh for Santali Language Wikipedians on December 30, 2017.
> > Santali
> > > > Language Wikipedians from India also participated in that program
> > through
> > > > online discussion. Subsequently, another workshop was organized for
> > > Santali
> > > > Language Community in India on March 11, 2018 in collaboration with
> > Odia
> > > > Wikimedians User Group.
> > > >
> > > > After months of work, Santali Language Wikipedia got the approval of
> > > > Language Committee on June 28, 2018 and finally, the Santali
> Wikipedia
> > > site
> > > > was launched on August 2, 2018.
> > > >
> > > > Let us congratulate and welcome the Santali

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cheat sheets visual editing on Wikipedia

2018-07-10 Thread Tito Dutta
+1. This is interesting, and much needed

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On Tue, 10 Jul 2018 at 15:05, Rupika Sharma  wrote:

> Hello Arne,
>
> These are wonderful! Thank you for putting such hardwork for these.
>
> Best,
> Rupika Sharma
> Co-Founder
> Punjabi Wikimedians
>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 3:01 PM Arne Wossink  wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For WMNL I've been working on several 1-page cheat sheets on how to edit
> > Wikipedia in visual editing mode, to be used during editathons. These
> > currently include "create an account", "make your first edit", "insert a
> > reference", "upload an image to Wikimedia Commons", and a general cheat
> > sheet on the visual editor. They're all in Dutch, except for the Visual
> > editing cheat sheet, which is also available in English.
> >
> > If anyone's interested in having these available in their own language,
> I'm
> > more than happy to work with them to make these available (time
> > permitting). Source files are available in Adobe Illustrator format, so I
> > can make those available as well to those who would like to do the
> editing
> > themselves.
> >
> >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheat_sheet_Visual_editing_on_Wikipedia.pdf
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spiekbriefje_Visueel_bewerken.pdf
> >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maak_een_account_aan_op_Wikipedia.pdf
> >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doe_je_eerste_bewerking_op_Wikipedia.pdf
> >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Voeg_je_eerste_referentie_toe_aan_Wikipedia.pdf
> >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Upload_je_eerste_foto_naar_Wikimedia_Commons.pdf
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Arne Wossink
> >
> > Projectleider / Project Manager Wikimedia Nederland
> >
> > *(Werkdagen: maandag, dinsdag, donderdag / Office hours: Monday, Tuesday,
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> >
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> > E-mail: woss...@wikimedia.nl
> >
> > *Post/bezoekadres / Mail/visiting address:*
> > Mariaplaats 3
> > 3511 LH Utrecht
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] SPARQL tutorial video (2 hours)

2018-07-06 Thread Tito Dutta
Great. Many thanks for sharing.

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On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at 16:14, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Hullo.
>
> I recently recorded a video of my 2-hour SPARQL tutorial.  It is better
> than the SPARQL section in my 3-hour Intro to Wikidata video from a couple
> of years ago, and is easier to follow, with the query screen fed directly
> rather than through the video camera.
>
> It is now available here:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Querying_Wikidata_with_SPARQL_for_Absolute_Beginners.webm
>
>
> Enjoy!
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of video summaries of diseases on EN WP

2018-03-28 Thread Tito Dutta
Hi
Really interesting discussion. Thanks for informing. Will watch and add
comment after a little study of the videos for accessibility etc.


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On 29 March 2018 at 02:15, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey All
>
> We are having a discussion about the future of video summaries of diseases.
> This pertains to a collaboration with the Khan Academy / Osmosis and as the
> videos are used across multiple languages and video has been one of the top
> requested items am posting a link to this RfC here
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_
> Medicine#RfC:_Should_Wikipedia_contain_video_summaries_of_diseases?_And_
> how_should_they_be_presented
> ?
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

2017-12-15 Thread Tito Dutta
Great. Congratulations and good wishes.
On Dec 15, 2017 8:27 PM, "Natacha Rault"  wrote:

> Glad to see a new user group in Africa! Welcome and all the best! Nattes à
> chat
> > Le 15 déc. 2017 à 15:52, Samuel Patton  a écrit :
> >
> > Awesome! Congratulations and welcome.
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:34 PM, Kirill Lokshin <
> kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone!
> >>
> >> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has
> recognized
> >> Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana [1] as a Wikimedia User Group.
> The
> >> group aims to promote the use of Wikipedia and its sister projects by
> the
> >> residents of Botswana, effectively engaging people to help contribute
> >> online content and promoting the use of the free online resources of the
> >> Wikimedia Foundation to enhance the life of every individual.
> >>
> >> 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_Community_User_
> >> Group_Botswana
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First content made for Wikipedia in space!

2017-11-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Really interesting, thanks for sharing.


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On 29 November 2017 at 21:28, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
wrote:

> As some of you may have seen on social media already, the first ever
> content made specifically for Wikipedia, in space, was uploaded to
> Commons today, and is now in use on Wikipedia articles.
>
> ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli made recordings of his speaking voice in
> English and his native Italian, as part of the 'Voice Intro Project'.
>
> I wrote a blog post about how this came to happen, for the WMF blog:
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/11/29/astronaut-spoken-voice/
>
> If you have a social media account, you might like to retweet me:
>
>https://twitter.com/pigsonthewing/status/935871619247104000
>
> and/ or this thread:
>
>https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/935844854260813824
>
> or share the Wikipedia Facebook page's post:
>
>https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia/
>
> or of course post in your own words, with the hashtag #WikiVIP
>
> And remember, please, to ask other people who have Wikipedia
> biographies, or an item on Wikidata, to record their voice, as
> described at:
>
>https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Voice_intro_project
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Odisha Government's Social media accounts are now under CC-BY 4.0

2017-09-19 Thread Tito Dutta
Awesome news. :)


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On 19 September 2017 at 21:00, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Amazing and exciting changes. Congrats :-)
>
> J
>
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Sailesh Patnaik <
> sailesh.patnaik...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > I am glad to share a recent collaboration of Odia Wikipedia community
> with
> > the Government of Odisha.
> >
> > After releasing the content of 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (
> > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/07/28/digest-asia-
> athletics-championships/
> > ) another initiative by the Government of Odisha to bridge the dearth of
> > Information about Odisha on Wikipedia by releasing its social media
> > accounts under CC-BY 4.0.
> >
> > Earlier this week, the community members met the Government officials
> > regarding this, and after understanding the value of Open Content, it
> took
> > only 24hrs to release the social media channels under CC-BY 4.0 license.
> >
> > As a pilot project, 8 social media accounts from Government of Odisha are
> > under CC-BY 4.0,Now, the content is free for everyone to use, share, and
> > build upon their work.
> > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/09/18/odisha-social-media-free-license/
> >
> > The community is also planning to take the collaboration further and
> > relicense some of the websites under CC-BY 4.0.
> > --
> > ---
> > *Sailesh Patnaik*  "*ଶୈଳେଶ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ "*
> > Community Advocate, Access To Knowledge Program
> > Centre for Internet and Society
> > Phone: +91-7537097770
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-05 Thread Tito Dutta
​--​ True. I also saw the banner several times (not this year)​ until I
enabled " Suppress display of fundraiser banners" in preferences>>gadgets
(tried on En Wikipedia). As a sidenote I found it very difficult to donate
using an Indian Visa debit card or internet banking (that's all I have). It
would be great if someone can suggest me (feel free to PM me or write to
User talk:Titodutta directly) how to donate using the mentioned payment
options.


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On 5 September 2017 at 18:08, Strainu <strain...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Changing subject, the other thread is about something totally different.
>
> 2017-09-05 14:38 GMT+03:00 Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org>:
> > WMF hasn't shown fundraising banners to logged in users for several
> years.
>
> While I wouldn't bet my life on it, I'm pretty sure I saw banners on
> mobile just last month, while being logged in.
>
> Strainu
>
>
> >
> > Regards
> > Seddon
> >
> >
> >
> > On 5 Sep 2017 08:33, "Lodewijk" <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Hey Ori,
> >>
> >> I like the creative thinking :) For the fundraising that could indeed
> work
> >> well (although I have no numbers on what percentage of domations comes
> from
> >> logged in users etc), but there are also campaigns tht are quite
> relevant
> >> for logged in users.
> >>
> >> Lodewijk
> >>
> >> On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Ori Livneh <ori.liv...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Sep 3, 2017 13:02, "David Gerard" <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > On 2 September 2017 at 02:09, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>
> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > This is possibly the most annoying feature of the Wikimedia
> projects at
> >> > the moment. You access a page. Then you start reading or editing it.
> And
> >> > then suddenly the page jumps when a fundraising banner / central
> notice /
> >> > gadget / beta feature loads. So you have to start reading the page
> again,
> >> > or you have to find where you were editing again, or you have to undo
> the
> >> > change you just made since you made it in the wrong part of the page.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Or you click "edit" and it hits the banner that suddenly popped up
> >> > under your click. 
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > One possible solution would be to exempt anyone who edits an article
> from
> >> > being shown a banner by means of a cookie with a suitable expiry.
> Since
> >> > only a tiny fraction of visitors edit, I would expect the impact on
> the
> >> > WMF's bottom line to be negligible.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Core content policy

2017-08-02 Thread Tito Dutta
Hi,
Some works and study was done for Indic Wikimedia projects (there are 24
communities) after a detailed consultation and needs-assessment, please
see:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indic_Wikipedia_Policies_and_Guidelines_Handbook.pdf
There are three types of issues:
a) Localizing policies (translating is not the only way, but localizing
keeping a project in mind)
b) Enforce them
c) For smaller communities having a group of editors working on these



Thanks
Tito Dutta
Note: If I don't reply to your email in 2 days, please feel free to remind
me over email or phone call.

On 2 August 2017 at 19:35, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nearly all Wikipedia projects has virtually the same core content policies,
> but with slightly different wording. Nearly all, because a lot of the
> smaller lacks them, and a lot has outdated or only partial policies. It
> takes a lot of time to actually make them and keep them updated.
>
> Creating and maintaining the core content policies should not be something
> that small projects should invest a lot of time in, they should simply be
> able to point to existing policies on Meta. The central policies should be
> localized if necessary.
>
> Checking Meta I find
> - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_no_original_research_policy
> - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Neutral_point_of_view
>
> I can't find anything like "Verifiability".
>
> Would it be possible for Wikimedia Foundation to make some sound baseline
> policies, and with the option for local projects to refine those? Perhaps
> with assistance from editors on Wikipedia?
>
> Lets try to make the policies accurate, without "no original research"
> diverging into verifiability of external sources. It should be about
> original research in content on Wikipedia. Likewise, at some projects
> neutral point of view has become "do not diverge from creators point of
> view"…
>
> Would this be possible? It would be really nice if those baseline policies
> pages could be copied to the individual projects like central user pages,
> so they would be "internal" to the projects. Thus the projects would have
> more "ownership" of them.
>
> The same thing apply to other meta projects (Wikipedia, Wikibooks,
> Wiktionary, etc).
>
> Jeblad
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Odia Wikimedians User Group

2017-07-10 Thread Tito Dutta
Many congratulations. All the best.
On Jul 10, 2017 6:35 PM, "Katy Love"  wrote:

> Congratulations to the new user group!! I'm excited to see where you take
> the group and what you do together.
>
> Katy
>
> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > the Odia Wikimedians User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group
> > aims to bring together contributors to Odia-language Wikimedia projects,
> as
> > well as individuals who contribute to other Wikimedia projects on topics
> > related to the Odia language, the Odia people, and the Indian state of
> > Odisha.
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Odia_Wikimedians_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikipedia Library User Group

2017-06-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations on getting the recognition. :)  I wish you all the best.

On 29 June 2017 at 17:53, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
>  the Wikipedia Library User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group.  The
> group aims
> to combine and multiply collaboration with libraries and librarians, from
> edit-a-thons hosted at libraries to the Wiki Loves Libraries outreach
> campaign and the broader institutional and publisher outreach of the
> Wikipedia Library, and to serve as a forum open to all Wikimedia community
> members and any librarians interested in working with Wikipedia.
>
> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
>
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Library_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] James Heilman joins the Board Governance Committee as a volunteer and advisory member

2017-06-15 Thread Tito Dutta
That's great. All the best James.

On 15 June 2017 at 17:55, Nataliia Tymkiv  wrote:

> Dear all,
>
>
>
> I wanted to inform you that starting today James Heilman joins the Board
> Governance Committee (BGC) as a volunteer and advisory member [1]. That
> means that he will be working with the BGC as a non-voting member, together
> with Ira B. Matetsky, Gayle Karen Young, Tim Moritz Hector, Ido Ivry and
> Kat Walsh [2].
>
>
>
> The BGC believes that in case James is approved by the Board as a Board
> member [3] it would also be a good onboarding opportunity for him.
>
>
>
> === James Heilman ===
> James Heilman is “an active contributor to WikiProject Medicine, is a
> volunteer Wikipedia administrator, was the president of Wikimedia Canada
> between 2010 and 2013, and founded and was formerly the president of Wiki
> Project Med Foundation. He is also the founder of WikiProject Medicine's
> Medicine Translation Task Force. In June 2015, he was elected to the
> Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, a position which he held until he
> was removed on December 28, 2015” [4]. He is among top three candidates for
> the community selected seats selected by the community to be recommended to
> the Board for approval, according to the results from the 2017 Wikimedia
> Foundation Board of Trustees selection process [5].
>
>
>
> If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask me.
>
>
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> Board_Governance_Committee_Charter#Volunteer_and_Advisory_Members
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> Board_Governance_Committee#Composition_2016-2017
>
> [3] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws#ARTICLE_III_-_MEMBERSHIP
>
> [4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Heilman
>
> [5] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/20/board-of-trustees-
> elections-2017/
>
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimedia Tool Developers Group

2017-05-22 Thread Tito Dutta
Interesting. Congrats.
On May 22, 2017 8:00 PM, "Shani Evenstein"  wrote:

> 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 <
> kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
> > 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] [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-05-22 Thread Tito Dutta
Many congrats to all the members. Good wishes and all the best.


On 22 May 2017 at 11:53, Rogol Domedonfors  wrote:

> Indeed.  It would be appropriate for members of the Board to state now, in
> public and for the record, that they accept the democratically expressed
> wishes of the community and will reappoint James at the due time.
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:18 AM, MZMcBride  wrote:
>
> > matanya moses wrote:
> > >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.
> >
> > For those wondering, two of the people who supported James' removal from
> > the Board of Trustees in December 2015 are still serving: Alice and
> Jimmy.
> >
> > And the two people who opposed the resolution (Dariusz and James) are now
> > among the three people being reappointed.
> >
> > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:James_Heilman_Removal
> > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees
> > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Former_Board_of_Trustees_members
> >
> > MZMcBride
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of new Affiliations Committee advisors

2017-04-03 Thread Tito Dutta
Welcome, Anasuya di, Patricio, and Ting and all the best. :)

On 4 April 2017 at 01:57, Kirill Lokshin  wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm very pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has appointed
> three new advisors for the coming year: Anasuya Sengupta, Patricio Lorente,
> and Ting Chen.  As non-voting advisors, Anasuya, Patricio, and Ting will
> lend their unique experience and insight to the committee as we support the
> ongoing movement strategy process and the continuing evolution of the
> Wikimedia affiliate ecosystem.
>
> Please join me in welcoming Anasuya, Patricio, and Ting to their new roles!
>
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-16 Thread Tito Dutta
This is an excellent initiative. This should help several editors. Thanks


On 17 March 2017 at 10:36, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a small new program called
> the Hardware Donation Program.  In a word, it is a program designed to
> donate depreciated (but fully working) hardware from the WMF office to
> community members who would put it to good use.
>
> The program, including instructions on how to apply, is described on Meta,
> here:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hardware_donation_program
>
> Please read the information carefully. I especially encourage you to pay
> attention to the program's design considerations, which determine most of
> the decisions we'll be making.
>
> We currently have approximately 20 laptops ready to be donated.
> Applications are welcome.
>
> The upcoming Wikimedia Conference in Berlin (in about two weeks) would be
> an excellent opportunity to deliver some of those laptops in person to
> approved applications, so if you think you might be interested, I'd
> encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
>
> Please also help spread the word about this program, by forwarding this
> e-mail to other Wikimedia lists you're on, and posting the link to the
> program page on village pumps and *community* (not public) social media
> channels or other communication forms you use.
>
> Special thanks to User:Anntinomy from Wikimedia Ukraine, who had the idea
> of asking about possible donation of older machines from WMF, and inspired
> this program.
>
> Mini-FAQ:
>
> Q: Why are you doing this?
> A: WMF's Office IT determines a lifetime for work machines, and regularly
> replaces older machines.  This creates a stock of older, working machines,
> that are available for donation.  We can donate them locally to San
> Francisco charities, but figure that if we can find low-cost ways to
> deliver them to our own community members, that's so much better.
>
> Q: Am I eligible?
> A: Read the fine program documentation.
>
> Q: If I'm eligible, am I guaranteed a donated laptop?
> A: no.
>
> Q: Once these 20 laptops are donated, will there be others?
> A: yes, eventually.
>
> Q: How can you ensure people would use the machines for Wikimedia purposes?
> A: We can't.  We'll be making a good-effort assessment of the likelihood of
> Wikimedia use, and make a decision to donate (or not) the equipment. Once
> donated, the equipment no longer belongs to WMF. We encourage, but can't
> enforce, reporting on impact achieved using the equipment.
>
> Q: I need a few laptops for my event in two weeks! Can I get them through
> this program?
> A: No. Read the fine program documentation.
>
> Q: I'm really happy about this!
> A: So are we! :)
>
> Q: I'm really angry about this!
> A: So it goes.
>
> Q: I have more questions!
> A: Hit 'Reply'. :)
>
> Cheers,
>
>Asaf
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiProject Medicine Foundation: New Board Elected

2017-01-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulation and all the best to the new board. :)

On 29 January 2017 at 18:31, Nabin K. Sapkota 
wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> Congratulations to the new board ..
>
> Cheers,
> Nabin Sapkota
> Wikimedians of Nepal
>
>
> On 29 January 2017 at 18:41, Shani Evenstein  wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I'm happy to announce that the user group "WikiProject Med Foundation"
> has
> > a
> > new 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] Wikipedia 16 across Bangladesh

2017-01-16 Thread Tito Dutta
Great news. Conducting events simultaneously at 7 places in a country shows
the community strength. I am glad that you did it and informed the mailing
list. I do hope this will help to increase Wikipedia's and specially the
Bengali Wikipedia's reach.
Thanks.

On 17 January 2017 at 09:23, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Lovely! :)
>
>   A.
>
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM Tanweer Morshed 
> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We are happy to let you know that Wiki(p/m)edians across 7 cities in
> > Bangladesh celebrated the 16th anniversary of Wikipedia. Wikipedia's
> > anniversary was celebrated with much spontaneity by so many enthusiastic
> > Wiki(p/m)edians in the country. They organized meetups on the occasion
> > where educators, senior citizens and people from diverse background took
> > part in the celebration. Photos of the events can be found in the
> > Commons[1].
> >
> > [1]
> >
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Day_
> 2017_in_Bangladesh
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer Morshed
> > Treasurer, Wikimedia Bangladesh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Maithili Wikipedia surpasses 10k articles

2017-01-01 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats :)

On 1 January 2017 at 14:59, Saroj Dhakal  wrote:

> It's amazing to see comparatively new Wikipedia like Maithili Wikipedia to
> surpass 10 K article in just about 2 years time.
>
> Congratulations goes to all the contributors.
>
> Thanks,
> Saroj
>
> On Jan 1, 2017 1:01 PM, "Biplab Anand"  wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am delighted to share with you that Maithili Wikipedia has reached
> 10,000
> > articles .
> >
> > To reach the milestone Maithili Wikimedians has taken a challenge
> > named Maithili
> > Wikipedia Mission 10
> >  > User_Group/Events/Mission_10>.
> > In the month of December, Maithili Wikipedia shows high level of activity
> > .
> >
> > We are really proud of the Maithili Wikipedia Community and Maithili
> > Wikimedians volunteers who run and support the Mission 10. We would also
> > like to thanks each and one contributor who contributed to the Mission
> 10.
> >
> > Happy New Year 2017!!!
> >
> > Best
> > Biplab
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2016-12-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Great news. Congratulations.

On 29 December 2016 at 21:34, Shlomi Fish  wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> On Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:10:57 +0200
> Itzik - Wikimedia Israel  wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm happy to share with you that this morning the 200,000th article has
> > been written on the Hebrew Wikipedia - The Southern Pudu (there is not
> > article about him in English!):
> > https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%93%D7%95_%D7%
> 93%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99
> >
> > Yesterday we released to the press a list of the top 20 most viewed
> > articles on HEWP during the last year. Most of the news outlets in Israel
> > published the list, but alongside the list, we added also some
> statistics:
> > An average of 45 articles are written on by 760 active editors and 150
> very
> > active editors. The number of very active editors increased by 20%
> compare
> > to last year [1] - while number globally increased only by 0.11% [2] and
> 0%
> > on ENWP [3] .
> >
> > We are really proud of the Hebrew community and Wikimedia Israel
> volunteers
> > who run and support great projects and initiatives, alongside the
> community
> > members, to consistently increase the number of editors and their
> activity.
> > This achievement is thanks to their efforts!.
> >
> >
> > Happy near year from Israel!
> >
>
> Congratulations and מזל טוב (= Mazal Tov) from a fellow Israeli and Hebrew
> speaker wikimedian!
>
> Regards,
>
> Shlomi Fish
>
>
>
> >
> > Some of the coverage about the most viewed articles on HEWP:
> >
> >- http://net.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=1225240
> >-
> >http://www.mako.co.il/news-money/tech-q4_2016/Article-
> c3f561fba944951004.htm
> >-
> >http://reshet.tv/item/news/economics/computers-science-
> technology/wikipedia-most-read-2016-79561/
> >- http://hakolkalul.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=1225272 (minute
> >21:15)
> >-
> >http://www.mako.co.il/news-channel2/first-edition-q4_2016/Article-
> c7cea84f8464951004.htm?sCh=e3be6603e7478110=25483675
> >(minute 38:39)
> >- http://www.calcalist.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3704729,00.html
> >- http://www.ch10.co.il/news/335964/#.WGUkkht97mE
> >- http://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/439575
> >- http://mizbala.com/news/117472
> >- http://www.maariv.co.il/news/israel/Article-568404
> >- http://www.kipa.co.il/tarbut/70410.html
> >- http://www.kipa.co.il/tarbut/70410.html
> >- http://www.pc.co.il/it-news/231238/
> >- http://www.ice.co.il/media/news/article/460324
> >- http://tech.walla.co.il/item/3026625
> >- http://www.hidabroot.org/article/215941
> >
> > [1] https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/SummaryHE.htm
> > [2] http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/#secondary-graphs-tab
> > [3] https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/SummaryEN.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> > +972-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kevin Gorman has passed away

2016-07-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Very sad news. :(

On 30 July 2016 at 02:55, Ed Erhart  wrote:

> I regret to inform everyone that Kevin Gorman, a Wikipedian who was the
> first Wikipedian-in-residence at a US university or college, has passed
> away. There is a memorial page on Facebook, and editors are leaving
> condolences on his English Wikipedia talk page.
>
> https://www.facebook.com/bombus.memoriam/
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Kevin_Gorman
>
> Best,
> --Ed
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Tito Dutta
> lack of representation of the "lower
> ​ ​
> classes" from India in Wikimania
>
-
​ This is also not very clear to me.

(All my comments here are personal)​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-24 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats, good luck and all the best.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Italy Board

2016-04-13 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations and all the best :)

On 13 April 2016 at 22:23, Mounir Touzri  wrote:

> Congratulations مبروك 
> Le 13 avr. 2016 15:59, "Ginevra Sanvitale"  a
> écrit :
>
> > Dear all,
> > I'm glad to announce the new composition of Wikimedia Italy board:
> >
> > Board of Directors
> > *President: Lorenzo Losa [[User:Laurentius]]
> > *Vice-President: Cristian Consonni [[User:CristianCantoro]]
> > *Secretary: Ginevra Sanvitale [[User:Atropine]]
> > *Treasurer: Simone Cortesi [[User:Cortesi]]
> > *Programme Coordinator: Luca Martinelli [[User:Sannita]]
> >
> > Ombudspersons:
> > *Maurizio Codogno [[User:.mau.]]
> > *Roberto Corda [[User:DracoRoboter]]
> > *Iolanda Pensa [[User:Iopensa]]
> > *Francesco Carbonara [[User:Fcarbonara]] (stand-in)
> > *Giovanni Augulino [[User:Triquetra]] (stand-in)
> >
> > We would also like to thank the former ombudspersons Marina Milella and
> > Federico Cantoni, as well as Saverio Giulio Malatesta for his candidacy.
> >
> > Best,
> > (and sorry for the double posting!)
> >
> >
> > Ginevra
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] English Wikipedia India / Project WIN planning

2016-03-01 Thread Tito Dutta
Earlier I told you about this discussion. Now we'll move ahead. You may
revisit the thread:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Planning_a_few_initiatives
These are the tasks for now:

   1. Barnstar, noticeboard barnstar, regular recognition to encourage
   editors, some brainstorming need to be done for experienced/senior
   Wikipedians (as User:Dharmadhyaksha
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dharmadhyaksha> pointed out).
   Barnstar name has been suggested ""WikiProject India: Star of the month" or
   "WikiProject India: Hall of fame" by User:Yash!
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Yash%21>
   2. WP:INCOTM <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INCOTM> restarting.
   3. Working on improving quality of vital articles, important articles;
   4. Add an initiative to identify largely unsourced or poorly sourced
   higher traffic articles (> 100 views avg per day) in this and directly
   related project spaces (Hinduism/Jainism/Buddhism/Sikhism/etc) (as
   suggested by User:Ms Sarah Welch
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ms_Sarah_Welch>)
   5. Working on edit-a-thons;
   6. Trying to involve more admins/experienced editors, as User:Vin09
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Vin09> mentioned "*regular
   India-article related admins*".
   7. Creating tool page, resource page, uploading quality images needed
   for/to improve edit-a-thons (see the post of User:Ms Sarah Welch
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ms_Sarah_Welch> for more details).
   8. meta:100wikidays <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays>
   promotion;
   9. Starting a WikiProject India monthly newsletter, as suggested by
   User:Yash! <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Yash%21>




On 19 February 2016 at 23:04, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> ​Hi WikiFriends,
> *We need your suggestions and feedback. *
>
> We are planning a few initiatives for WikiProject India (English
> Wikipedia). For a long time we have been feeling:
>
>- *On one hand:* WikiProject India is one of the largest projects in
>Wikimedia
>- *On the other hand: *We sometimes face it difficult to organize
>simple co-ordination projects.
>
> We are planning a few initiatives, *please see*:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Planning_a_few_initiatives
>
> If you have a look at this, you'll clearly understand that we are not
> planning anything big at this moment.
>
> Please share you suggestions.
>
> PS. The main project page is here on Meta Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_India_Nurturing and here on
> English Wikipedia:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Project_WIN
>
> Regards.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMCEE-l] Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board

2016-02-29 Thread Tito Dutta
Welcome all, and all the best. :)

On 1 March 2016 at 04:54, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> Welcome, new board members, and thank you for your service, departing
> members.
>
> And thank you, Nataliia, for taking the time to introduce them to folks who
> haven't had the opportunity to get to know them in person.
>
>A.
>
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM, attolippip  wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I want formally introduce to you Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board, elected by
> our
> > General Assembly on December 27, 2015.
> >
> > We can do it only now, as we have just recently successfully completed
> the
> > requirements from our state to change the people responsible for the
> > chapter officially [1].
> >
> > Three people has decided not to run this year, and I want to thank them
> > wholeheartedly for all their time and efforts spent on our projects and
> > making this world better for a change:
> >
> >
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Amakuha]], Andrii Makuha. He has been our Chair for the last
> >two years; his calm personality helped us a lot, especially during
> the most
> >turbulent times of transferring «power» from one to another Chapter
> Board
> >«without pain» [2], as Andrii has tried his best to understand
> everyone and
> >continue the dialogues even when it seems that we won’t be able to
> come to
> >any acceptable terms. By the way, awarding Wikizghushchivka [3] was
> his
> >idea.
> >-
> >
> >[[User:NickK]], Mykola Kozlenko, our Treasurer, with great analytical
> >skills and profound knowledge about the Community (and I am talking
> not
> >only about our local community, but the global one as well) and the
> >Wikimedia Movement. He is actively engaged in Wikimedia Ukraine’s
> projects,
> >though he lives in France and can contribute almost only via
> Internet. But
> >he was able to be a vital part of organizing the rather successful
> regional
> >conference WIkimedia CEE Meeting in Kyiv in December 2014.
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Ліонкінг]], Levon Azizian. He is a lawyer in real life, a
> >passionate Wiki(m|p)edian. He is blessed with the skills to make the
> >dreams ideas come into reality, as he is very convincing and
> one
> >just gets the feeling that (s)he can do it. And so they do it :) And
> then
> >there is only a pure wonder of: wow, we have organized a
> wikiconference in
> >2 weeks; wow, we have organized a CEE Meeting in a month; wow, we can
> >actually (but it is really hard!) organize wikitrainings for two weeks
> >non-stop in Luhansk region, go to librarians, preach about editing
> >Wikipedia… and just around the corner there is a real war zone…
> >
> >
> > These three are my dear friends, and I was really sorry to see them not
> > running. But it was our dream from a long ago: to have more great
> > Wiki(m|p)edians join the chapter and get interested in our projects. So
> > here we have our newly elected three Board members:
> >
> >
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Olena Zakharian]], Olena Zakharian. She was (and still is!) our
> >press secretary, she is very keen about Nature and Freedom of Speech,
> she
> >believes in our Mission and has contributed greatly to most of our
> projects
> >before and she is a crucial part of our Board becoming more
> transparent for
> >our Community.
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Helgi]], Oleh Yatsozhynskyi. He is an active member of
> >Ukrainian Wikipedia community, he has joined the organization only in
> >September, but he is an invaluable part of us now (especially his
> >directness :)) He is responsible for Wikiexpeditions now [4], and he
> is
> >full of ideas and desire to implement them (and that’s something
> really
> >really important, you know)
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Pavlo1]], Pavlo Lakiichuk. He is the Secretary of the Board
> >now, so he is responsible for all the boring stuff around the process
> of
> >making decisions. He is also an active member of our local community,
> he
> >cares about wikiprojects a lot. He has initiated a number of meetings
> for
> >creators of “real” encyclopedias and wikipedians to talk a few issues
> over
> >and get to know each other better (well, it works! quite a few myths
> were
> >dismissed by talking over a cup of tea :) )
> >
> >
> > The other four members of the Board, re-elected for this year, are:
> >
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Ilya]], Illia Korniiko. He is our Chair now. He codes. :) WLX
> >Jury Tool is his pet project, but he was deprived of almost all
> chances to
> >work on it, as our state’s bureaucratic system is quite a monster to
> >overcome...
> >-
> >
> >[[User:Юрій Булка]], Yurii Bulka. He is responsible for Wikipedia
> >Education Program in Ukraine. And he was the one to suggest and
> implement
> >the project of digitizing and making available the phonograph cylinder
> >collection 

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

2016-02-25 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations and all the best.

On 26 February 2016 at 06:14, Anna Torres  wrote:

> Congrats Katy! You are the best and the right person!!
>
> So happy for you!
> El feb 25, 2016 9:27 PM, "Cristian Consonni" 
> escribió:
>
> > Congrats Katy!
> >
> > C
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[Wikimedia-l] English Wikipedia India / Project WIN planning

2016-02-19 Thread Tito Dutta
​Hi WikiFriends,
*We need your suggestions and feedback. *

We are planning a few initiatives for WikiProject India (English
Wikipedia). For a long time we have been feeling:

   - *On one hand:* WikiProject India is one of the largest projects in
   Wikimedia
   - *On the other hand: *We sometimes face it difficult to organize simple
   co-ordination projects.

We are planning a few initiatives, *please see*:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Planning_a_few_initiatives

If you have a look at this, you'll clearly understand that we are not
planning anything big at this moment.

Please share you suggestions.

PS. The main project page is here on Meta Wiki:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_India_Nurturing and here on
English Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_India/Project_WIN

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

2016-02-09 Thread Tito Dutta
Great. Congratulations.

On 10 February 2016 at 02:29, Carlos M. Colina 
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I am honoured to announce the
> recognition of a new Wikimedia User Group in South Asia: Maithili
> Wikimedians User Group [1]. Their main focus is the development of free
> content in Maithili, a language spoken by over 30 million people in Nepal
> and India.
>
> Welcome to the family!!
>
>
> 1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maithili_Wikimedians_User_Group
> --
> "*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
> junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."
> Carlos M. Colina
> Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | www.wikimedia.org.ve
> 
> Member, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
> Phone: +972-52-4869915
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell <3

2016-02-09 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks for all your works. All the best.

On 9 February 2016 at 23:19, Anna Koval  wrote:

> Dear friends,
>
> During the past three years, I have been privileged to be a part of this
> movement and this organization.
>
> I have been honored to be your colleague and to work with you in service of
> the sum of all knowledge.
>
> In particular, I wish to note particular projects that have inspired me
> very much.
>
>- Working with Philippe Beautdette, Maggie Dennis, James Alexander, and
>Jan Eisfeldt to keep our community safe from threats of harm. [1]
>- Working with Patrick Earley, Nick Wilson, Erica Litrenta, Sherry
>Snyder, Oliver Keyes, and James Forester on the rollout of
> VisualEditor. [2]
>- Working with Yana Welinder and Heather Walls to design a user-friendly
>trademark policy. [3] [4]
>- Working with Siko Bouterse to support Individual Engagement Grants and
>movement diversity. [5] [6]
>- Working with Jake Orlowitz to promote the Wikipedia Library and the
>Wikipedia Adventure. [7] [8]
>- Working with Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez, Amanda Bittaker to encourage
>evaluation and learning. [9]
>- Working with Asaf Bartov to encourage regional cooperation in Central
>and Eastern Europe. [10]
>- Working with Floor Koudijs. Tighe Flanagan, Kacie Harold, Samir
>Elsharbaty, Rodney Dunican, Sage Ross, Jami Mathewson, and LiAnna Davis
> on
>the Wikipedia Education Program. [11]
>
> The Wikipedia Education Program is especially near and dear to my heart. It
> is a means of educating readers, recruiting contributors, and creating
> quality content. Since 2014, the number of education initiatives around the
> world has increased by 36%. [12] [13] And 25% of all education programs are
> in one of the regions that I directly supported. [14] I am so proud of what
> they have accomplished. And I am enthusiastic about what great things they
> have yet to achieve.
>
> I want to thank and compliment my current manager, Floor Koudijs. She is a
> competent, considerate, conscientious leader, and her diplomacy skills are
> unsurpassed. I am confident that the education team and the education
> program will continue to excel under her leadership. They are in the best
> hands.
>
> I want to thank and compliment my hiring manager, Maggie Dennis. She had
> faith that, although I wasn’t an active community member, I could be taught
> to be a good community advocate. I am so proud that I proved her right. She
> taught me how to work in accordance with and to have the utmost respect for
> the wiki way. [15]
>
> Wikipedia is a miracle, a monument to altruism. It is vital to the internet
> ecosystem, and it is vital to the education system. I hope that more young
> people especially will find their way to it and help out. And when they do,
> I hope that they are met with wise mentorship from veteran community
> members, just as I was.
>
> I intend to remain a Wikipedian even after I am no longer a WMF staff
> member. And, with that promise, I’ll see you on the wikis. [16]
>
> All the best,
> Anna Koval, M.Ed.
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Threats_of_harm
> [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor
> [3] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy
> [4]
>
> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/29/designing-a-user-friendly-trademark-policy/
> [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG
> [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference
> [7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library
> [8] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Adventure
> [9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation
> [10] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe
> [11] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education
> [12]
>
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education/Countries=70367
> [13] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries
> [14]
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACEE_2015_State_of_the_CEE_Movement_Presentation.pdf=28
> [15] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_wiki_way
> [16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msannakoval
>
> --
>
> Anna Koval, M.Ed.
> Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
> Wikimedia Foundation
> +1.415.839.6885 x 6729
> Skype: annakoval.wiki
> ako...@wikimedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-08 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks Luis. :)
All the best Maggie/Moonriddengirl. :)

On 9 February 2016 at 01:46, Lila Tretikov  wrote:

> Dear all,
>
>
> I am sad to let you know that Luis Villa, our lead for the Community
> Engagement department, will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation. A year
> ago, Luis took on a big challenge, transitioning from the Legal Department
> to lead the newly created  Community Engagement organization. In that role,
> Luis and our teams were tasked with many recent community initiatives, such
> as the creation of the Community Tech team, gender-related and
> anti-harassment programs, and improved alignment of WMF annual planning
> with the Funds Dissemination Committee. Prior to that, as Deputy General
> Counsel he was responsible for a number of legal initiatives, including
> licensing, contracts, and product counseling. I’m grateful for his counsel,
> and his leadership in the WMF movement throughout these years.
>
> Later this month, Luis will transition out of his current position with the
> Wikimedia Foundation to pursue other opportunities. He will remain in a
> consulting role with the Foundation over the next few months, continuing to
> support our ongoing strategy and annual planning processes.
>
> I want to thank Luis for his commitment to the WMF mission, and for the
> inspired energy and contributions he has brought to our movement. I’m
> looking forward to his future accomplishments and staying in close touch as
> he grows in his career.
>
> Maggie Dennis will step in as the interim director for the CE team
> effective immediately. Her deep community background, passion for our
> mission, and outstanding teamwork are great assets in this transition. She
> will also continue to serve as Director of Support and Safety. Maggie is a
> respected leader, colleague, and community member. I am confident she will
> bring critical insights, especially now as we plan for our next year.
>
> The work of of the CE department will continue as planned, and the overall
> structure of the department (including the Community Tech team, which will
> continue to report into the Product organization) will stay on-course. Our
> goal is to ensure a smooth transition as we continue our progress to
> improve the WMF support for our communities.
>
> It is my priority that the WMF continues to build upon the initiatives we
> started in 2015 in support for the global Wikimedia community. Continued
> leadership of the Community Engagement department at executive level in the
> WMF is a part of delivering on those commitments. We will be looking to
> fill the Community Engagement leadership role with someone with a strong
> background in community programs, and an understanding of the Wikimedia
> movement. We will also look to engage with you to find the right person for
> this role. We will send an update on the next steps and the job description
> shortly, which will include a further discussion of the role on-wiki.
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ESEA Newsletter January 2016

2016-02-01 Thread Tito Dutta
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

On 2 February 2016 at 00:09, Addis Wang  wrote:

> Hi Community!
>
> Here is the latest issue of ESEA (East and Southeast Asia) Newsletter.
> Checkout some recent work done by the ESEA community.
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ESEA_Hub/Seasonal_Newsletter/Jan_2016
>
> Here is the outline:
>
>
>- 4,310 articles in 41 language versions of Wikipedia contributed during
>the Wikipedia Asian Month 2015.
>- 40 Wikimedians celebrated 15th anniversary of Wikipedia in Hong Kong
>.
>- 100 books have been digitalized and uploaded to Wikimedia Projects in
>collaboration between Wikimedia Indonesia and Museum Tamansiswa
> Dewantara
>Kirti Griya.
>- 46 entries of Spoken Wikipedia has contributed to Chinese Wikipedia
>by Wikimedia Taiwan's project partnered with National Chiao Tung
> University.
>- Wikimedia Philippines announces its new project: the Encyclopedia of
>Philippine Heritage (EPH), as the second phase of Cultural Heritage
> Mapping
>Project, which contributed 800 articles in past two years.
>
>
> Previous issues available at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ESEA_Hub/Seasonal_Newsletter
>
> If you willing to contribute the Newsletter in the future, drop you essay
> at the News Plaza !
> And subscribe the newsletter!
> <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/ESEA_Newsletter
> >
>
> Best Wishes,
> Addis Wang
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Italia recognized as OpenStreetMap chapter

2016-01-28 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations. :)

On 29 January 2016 at 09:12, Katy Love  wrote:

> Congrats to WMI and Simone! Glad to hear of your recognition and will be
> excited to see what comes next.
>
> Katy
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:51 AM, Lodewijk 
> wrote:
>
> > Congratulations Lorenzo, congratulations Wikimedia Italia. It was indeed
> a
> > long process, and I recall that this question came up - was it more than
> > five years ago? I'm curious what the coming years will bring, and I trust
> > that you will report back about whether it is a satisfying construction
> or
> > not.
> >
> > Best,
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:36 PM, Laurentius 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > > after a long process, today Wikimedia Italia has been officially
> > > recognized as the Italian OpenStreetMap chapter!
> > >
> > > OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project that shares the same value as
> > > the Wikimedia movement. It's not based on a wiki software and it's not
> > > in the Wikimedia family, but from many points of views, it's the
> project
> > > that is more similar to the Wikimedia ones; indeed, many wikipedians
> are
> > > mappers also, and viceversa.
> > >
> > > Similarly to Wikimedia, there is an OpenStreetMap Foundation (based in
> > > the UK) and there are national OpenStreetMap chapters. In Italy, the
> > > OpenStreetMap community has been talking for years about the creation
> of
> > > a chapter. Most people felt that it was important, but also that
> > > founding yet another association was pointless. Associations are not
> > > built only on projects, but also, and mainly, on common values and on a
> > > common vision: Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap share both, and it's just
> > > natural to work together.
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Italy officially started the process of becoming an
> > > OpenStreetMap chapter in 2013 [1]. The association has supported
> > > OpenStreetMap even before that (e.g., supporting the Italian
> > > OpenStreetMap conference), and in the last two years, thanks also to
> the
> > > work of many OpenStreetMap users that became members (and among them,
> > > Simone Cortesi, OpenStreetMap volunteer since the beginning and WMI's
> > > vicepresident), we have increased our efforts (as described also in
> > > WMI's annual plan [2]). The recognition process has been quite long,
> but
> > > today we've signed the chapters agreement, and now Italy is the second
> > > country (after Iceland) to have an official OpenStreetMap chapter! (but
> > > there are actually other unofficial chapters besides these two)
> > >
> > > Lorenzo
> > >
> > > [1]
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-July/127304.html
> > > [2]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round2/Wikimedia_Italia/Proposal_form#OpenStreetMap
> > >
> > >
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Affiliations Committee appointments, January 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations everyone. :)

On 25 January 2016 at 00:32, Mardetanha  wrote:

> congratulation all new members
>
>
> Mardetanha
>
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Kirill Lokshin  >
> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I'm pleased to announce that, following the recent call for applications,
> > the following candidates have been appointed to seats on the Affiliations
> > Committee:
> >
> > - Salvador Alcantar Morán (re-appointment)
> > - Carlos M. Colina (re-appointment)
> > - Galileo Vidoni (re-appointment)
> > - Emna Mizouni
> > - Tanweer Morshed
> > - Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> >
> > The newly appointed (and re-appointed) members will serve two-year terms,
> > ending in December 2017.
> >
> > On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I would like to thank each of
> the
> > applicants, as well as all of the community members who took the time to
> > offer their feedback on the candidates during the public review process.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Affiliations Committee
> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Geographical Indications in India Edit-a-thon 25-31 January 2015

2016-01-21 Thread Tito Dutta
Hello,
CIS-A2K going to organize a multi-lingual edit-a-thon during 25-31 January
2015. The goal of this edit-a-thon is to create and improve Indian
Geographical Indications articles.
So far 7 Indic Wikipedia communities have shown interest to join this
edit-a-thon
If you want to participate or if you think your community members may be
interested to join (non-Indic communities are welcome too), please create
an event page on your Wikipedia or let us know.
If you any have suggestion or feedback to improve this initiative, please
share with us.

Please see the event page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Events/Geographical_Indications_in_India_Edit-a-thon

Thank you. :)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-14 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks Asaf for sharing this (for last 3 days I am thinking to send this
email)

Hello Kelly :)

On 14 January 2016 at 12:27, Kelly Battles  wrote:

> Thank you Ad!
> Hi everyone, I am Kelly : ) !
>
> Seriously, very happy to be part of this amazing effort.
> Have lots to learn but committed to doing my best.
> Thank you everyone for giving me this opportunity.
> Happy New Year and here is to a great 2016!
> Best,
> Kelly
>
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1:21 AM, Ad Huikeshoven  wrote:
>
> > Hi All, and Asaf,
> >
> > Thanks for the advice Asaf. I've made a mistake and processed steps 1 and
> > 2.
> > Step 3
> >
> >- what the mistake was, as precisely as possible (e.g. not "I used bad
> >judgment" but "I neglected to look at relevant data before deciding to
> > fund
> >Wikimedia Antarctica");
> >
> > I failed to welcome incoming directors to the board of the Wikimedia
> > Foundation and I failed to thank outgoing directors of the same board for
> > the time and effort they have spent.
> >
> >- that you are sorry about the harm/damage/waste/confusion your
> mistake
> >caused (being specific would demonstrate understanding);
> >
> > I'm sorry for this unpolite and rude behavior.
> >
> >- what you have learned from making this mistake;
> >
> > The Wikimedia Movement depends on volunteers and on the willingness of
> > capable people to contirbute their time and effort. Volunteers not only
> to
> > edit Wikipedia and others projects, and commit to Gerrit but also spend
> > time on governing bodies like the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia
> > Foundation. For the diverse communities of volunteering people in the
> > movement to thrive it is esstential to retain a welcoming culture and
> show
> > respect for those who do boring tasks and the janitoral work.
> >
> >- what steps you have already taken to redress the damage or undo the
> >results of your mistake;
> >
> > So far I've done nothing to repair this mistake, except reading the
> ongoing
> > discussion on wikimedia-l and thinking about what is going on and
> preparing
> > this e-mail.
> > To repair the damage done:
> >
> >1. Hereby my welcome to Kelly Battles. Don't be shy to introduce
> >yourself to this list. I wish you a lot of strength and wisdom while
> >serving your time on the board.
> >2. Hereby my welcome to Arnnon Geshuri. You left Google in 2009. I
> don't
> >know if you were sacked or that you fled from the illegal practices
> you
> >were forced to commit in your position at Google. I sincerely belief
> you
> >have learned your lesson over six years ago. You now have a paid
> > position
> >at Tesla Motors, a company destined to disrupt the automobile
> industry.
> >Welcome again to the Wikimedia movement which does not aim to disrupt
> > the
> >automobile industry. Wikipedia does disrupt a whole range of other
> >industries, but please be aware that Wikipedia started after most
> paper
> >encyclopedias were already out of print. I wish you a lot of strength
> >and wisdom while serving your time on the board.
> >3. La bienvenida al movimiento Jaime Villagomez. I wish you a lot of
> >strength and wisdom while serving your time on the board as CFO. I'll
> >assume you will going to be or become Treasurer of the Board of
> > Trustees of
> >the Wikimedia Foundation. You will have a pivotal role in assisting
> the
> > BoT
> >in performing a series of 'fiduciary duties'. I wish you a lot of
> >strength and wisdom in your job.
> >4. Goodbye James Heilman, and thanks for volunteering your time on the
> >Board of Trustees. You've been fired. Don't take it personally.
> >5. Goodbye Stu West, and thanks for volunteering your time on the
> Board
> >of Trustees.
> >6. Goodbye Jan-Bart de Vreede, and thanks for volunteering your time
> on
> >the Board of Trustees.
> >
> >
> >- what steps you are going to take to mitigate or reduce the odds of a
> >mistake of this sort recurring, including timelines for specific
> > actions,
> >if possible and applicable; and
> >
> > My preferred habit of welcoming and thanking people is in real life
> > meeting, to have the opportunity to shake hands, kiss, hug, whatever, and
> > hand over a symbolic when I feel like to it. Opportunities for them
> abound,
> > including, but not limited to the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin and
> > Wikimania Esino Lario.
> >
> >- invite comments on your understanding as reflected in this post,
> >explicitly encouraging people to tell you if they think you've missed
> > the
> >point or if one of your intended actions is inadvisable, insufficient,
> > or
> >can otherwise be improved.
> >
> >
> > Please comment on my understanding as reflected in this post. Did I miss
> > the point? Please tell me! What do you think about my intended and
> > preferred way of welcoming incoming directors, and thanking 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Knight Foundation grant for search and discovery

2016-01-06 Thread Tito Dutta
That's an excellent news. :)

On 6 January 2016 at 19:16, Wes Moran  wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I’m happy to announce that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has
> awarded an exploratory grant of $250,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation’s
> Discovery department [1], in order to conduct research and prototyping to
> improve how people discover and engage with information on Wikipedia and
> Wikimedia projects.
>
> The Discovery team has begun six months of research and prototyping, with
> the goal of building better experiences to help people discover knowledge.
> You can learn more about the team’s work here
> .
>
> Our deliverables include:
>
>
>- User testing and research on current user flows to understand the
>search and discovery experience
>- Creation and maintenance of a dashboard of core metrics to use in
>product development
>- Research on search relevancy and the possibility of integrating open
>data sources
>- Open discussion with the Wikimedia community of volunteer editors
>- Creation of sample prototypes to showcase discovery possibilities
>
> The need to improve our search experience has long been recognized across
> the Wikimedia projects.  We need better ways to help everyone discover the
> most relevant, reliable information on Wikipedia and its sister projects.
> For
> example, while people can search within one project (like Wikipedia or
> Wikimedia Commons), they can’t easily search across the different projects.
> Some people still receive zero results if they search and do not include
> the right words in a search. There are open data sources that have the
> potential to improve how people find information, and that should be
> explored.
>
> We look forward to discussing these projects with communities and anyone
> with an interest. You can collaborate with the Discovery department in the
> following ways:
>
>- Subscribe  to
>the Discovery team’s public mailing list
>- Read about these projects and others at the MediaWiki Discovery
> page
>- Reach out to the Discovery team on their IRC channel:
>#wikimedia-discovery on Freenode .
>
> A press release and blog post will follow shortly, and more information in
> the form of an FAQ has been posted here [2].
>
> Wes Moran, VP of Product
>
> User: WMoran_(WMF)
>
> [1]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Discovery
> [2]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Discovery/KnightFAQ
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats friends. I hope you will do a lot of good works for the Wikimedia
movement. :)

On 6 January 2016 at 18:09, WereSpielChequers 
wrote:

> Dear Anthony,
>
> The community elected Denny knowing that he worked at Google
> <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Candidates#Denny_Vrande.C4.8Di.C4.87_.28Denny.29
> >
> .
>
> If this was an additional conflict of interest taken on after his election
> then things might be different, but this looks to me something better
> resolved by declaring the interest and recusing from relevant votes and
> discussions.
>
> I'm not entirely happy with the current board and especially the loss of
> Doc James. Unless I've missed it neither the GLAM nor Medical sectors now
> have an advocate on the board, but removing an elected board member for a
> conflict of interest that was declared in his election statement would not
> make sense to me.
>
> There is a wider issue that we also have people who have previously been
> connected to various other organisations whose strategies might impinge on
> ours. Do we or should we have some sort of break requirement such
> as requiring directors to recuse from decisions involving recent former
> employers?
>
>
> 
>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> >
> > Pierre-Selim asked: "Are you suggesting the removal of another communitee
> > selected board member?"
> >
> > I'm sure Denny would make a fine adviser. But having a voting board
> member
> > who is paid by Google, who in turn is almost the (and would like to be
> the)
> > monopoly commercial vendor of knowledge to the world, strikes me as
> wrong.
> > That's much too close an embrace.
> >
> >
> > Anthony Cole
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-06 Thread Tito Dutta
All the best :) :)

On 6 January 2016 at 16:25, Theo10011  wrote:

> A big Thank you from me too, to both these wonderful people. We've
> certainly had our share of disagreements in other venues, but I've always
> thought highly of both.
>
> Stu is an excellent financial strategists, with an understanding for what
> matters. His work with the audits and general business acumen were big
> resources. I am grateful to have had our share our disagreements, it
> afforded me the opportunity to know how knowledgeable Stu is and how
> passionate he is about our goals. Thank you Stu.
>
> I spent a few days around Jan-Bart, and he truly is a warm, wonderful
> presence to be around - gregarious and funny, a true mensch. He was more
> community oriented and supportive than any elected trustee I've known over
> the years (Perhaps with the exception of Sj). A positive influence and a
> voice of reason in any contentious discussion I've seen. Thank you
> Jan-Bart.
> Warm Regards
> Theo
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Gerard Meijssen  >
> wrote:
>
> > Hoi,
> > Jan Bart, I am grateful for our trip to Brussels. You have done good.
> >
> > Stu you have done your thing and it is not mine. Thank you that I have
> > never taken an interest.
> > Thanks,
> >  GerardM
> >
> > On 6 January 2016 at 10:44, Tanweer Morshed 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > The contribution of Jan-Bart and Stu cannot be ignored.They have
> > immensely
> > > put effort for the movement, and were involved for a long time. Thank
> you
> > > Jan-Bart and Stu for your commitment and contribution.
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Tanweer
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Chris Keating <
> > chriskeatingw...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I just wanted to add my thanks as well as both Jan-Bart and Stu have
> > > served
> > > > the movement with a huge amount of dedication and commitment for many
> > > years
> > > > and helped steer the WMF through many challenges. It has been a real
> > > > pleasure to work with both of you.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you both for everything you have done and best wishes for the
> > > future!
> > > >
> > > > On a more practical note as there is now no Dutch person on the WMF
> > > board I
> > > > am concerned that there is now no obvious supplier of stroopwafel at
> > > board
> > > > meetings - has a proper impact assessment been conducted?
> > > >
> > > > Chris
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Steven Walling <
> > steven.wall...@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Thanks for starting this thread Lodewijk.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jan-Bart and Stu: Wikimedia has been lucky to have your
> participation
> > > > over
> > > > > these years.
> > > > >
> > > > > Stu, thank you in particular for helping steer the financial
> > governance
> > > > of
> > > > > the Wikimedia movement. Your expertise and professionalism have
> been
> > > > deeply
> > > > > important to making sure Wikimedia is a good steward of the money
> > > > entrusted
> > > > > to us by donors.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jan-Bart, my friend, you are a force to be reckoned with. It is
> > > difficult
> > > > > to sum up the total impact of your leadership in the movement. I
> find
> > > > > myself falling back on memories not just of your formal role on the
> > > > board,
> > > > > but of your warmth and generosity of spirit. I hope leaving the
> board
> > > > (this
> > > > > time) doesn't mean your Wikimania streak will be broken. ;-)
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:11 PM Lodewijk <
> > lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > While we have long discussions on this list about board
> > composition,
> > > we
> > > > > > seem to almost ignore the fact that two long time veterans are
> > > leaving
> > > > > the
> > > > > > Wikimedia Foundation board, as scheduled. Jan-Bart de Vreede and
> > Stu
> > > > West
> > > > > > have been around longer than many regular editors nowadays, and I
> > > think
> > > > > > there are not many people who can recall the days that the board
> > > didn't
> > > > > > have them on it. I have never had the pleasure to serve on the
> > board
> > > > with
> > > > > > them, but a little thank-you from our community side, would seem
> in
> > > > > place.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stu joined the board already in 2008 (filling Michael Davis'
> seat),
> > > and
> > > > > has
> > > > > > been a solid power on the board's audit responsibilities (I
> believe
> > > he
> > > > > > chaired the audit committee for quite a while) and was a force
> > behind
> > > > the
> > > > > > accountability of movement affiliates. While we often strongly
> > > > disagreed
> > > > > on
> > > > > > affiliate issues, I appreciate the fact that he always remained
> > > > > > constructive and wanted to think about solutions rather than
> > > problems.
> > > > He
> > > > > > served both as treasurer and vice chair.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Mailing List Barnstar?

2015-12-30 Thread Tito Dutta
Just now I was talking to User:Pine on-wiki and I informed him that I
thoroughly enjoyed some of his posts on this mailing list. I also thought
to give him a barnstar for this. But, we do not have any "Wikimedia Mailing
list barnstar"

Should we create one? What do you think? If it sounds okay, someone of us
can go ahead and create Template:Wikimedia Mailing List Barnstar on En WP
(and preferably on Meta also).
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Basics

2015-12-30 Thread Tito Dutta
Free Basics campaign is both confusing and misleading, They are posting ads
around India "What net neutrality activists won’t tell you” etc.
There are a number of good articles on the web. This one is one of my
favourite:
http://www.catchnews.com/tech-news/should-facebook-become-internet-s-gatekeeper-or-free-basics-must-comply-with-net-neutrality-sunil-abraham-has-some-thoughts-1450954347.html
I don't know anyone who supported it with its understanding. On the other
hand a large number of my friends who signed this Facebook petition (I have
talked to many of them) supported it without having any idea what they are
supporting, In my opinion that's the worst part.

On 31 December 2015 at 06:56, Milos Rancic  wrote:

> Today I've learned about it. And I think WMF is the perfect prey for such
> initiative.
>
> I hope nobody sane is taking that seriously.
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[Wikimedia-l] AWB & Ubuntu: Can really someone help?

2015-12-28 Thread Tito Dutta
In last 2 years I have contacted every help section from AWB talk page,
Ubuntu help forum etc.
Trying this medium as well:
Can someone tell me how to use AWB on Ubuntu?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] AWB & Ubuntu: Can really someone help?

2015-12-28 Thread Tito Dutta
Yes, that's right, Wine, Q4Wine and PlayonLinux don't work.

On 28 December 2015 at 16:09, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It's been several years since I used AWB for anything serious, precisely
> because it only runs under Windows.
>
> The conventional advice is to run it in a windows emulator, such as Wine,
> Parallels or Virtualbox. Folks talk about porting it, but I suspect this
> will never happen.
>
> Fae
> On 28 Dec 2015 10:36, "Tito Dutta" <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In last 2 years I have contacted every help section from AWB talk page,
> > Ubuntu help forum etc.
> > Trying this medium as well:
> > Can someone tell me how to use AWB on Ubuntu?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2015-12-28 Thread Tito Dutta
Add me as well.​
​Eager to know what happened.​
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¡Wikimedia Argentina community's documentary film, coming on January!

2015-12-24 Thread Tito Dutta
On 24 December 2015 at 20:26, Ricordisamoa 
wrote:

> Commons? Hehe :-D


--
​ Agree. Commons is a good idea. And in my opinion these videos should be
uploaded on Commons first, and then on YouTube, Facebook etc.

​


>
> Il 24/12/2015 15:09, Anna Torres ha scritto:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>> We will be launching it in a cultural center here in Buenos Aires. After,
>> will be available on youtube and vimeo :)
>>
>> I will send it to you all asap!
>>
>> Hugs!
>>
>> 2015-12-24 11:06 GMT-03:00 Mardetanha :
>>
>> ​Great, How can we watch in january ? is it going to be on youtube or
>>> cinema or something ?
>>> ​
>>>
>>> Mardetanha
>>>
>>> On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Anna Torres 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear all,

 On behalf of Wikimedia Argentina we are pleased to announce the new
 documentary film based on our community and that will be launch on

>>> January
>>>
 15th, for Wikipedia 15th anniversary.

 As a preview you can find the trailer in the following link
 , subtitles available in
 english.

 Hope you all like it!

 Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ¡Wikimedia Argentina community's documentary film, coming on January!

2015-12-24 Thread Tito Dutta
On 24 December 2015 at 20:35, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:

> Of course!!! :)
>

--
​ Great :)

​

El dic 24, 2015 12:03 PM, "Tito Dutta" <trulyt...@gmail.com> escribió:
>
> > On 24 December 2015 at 20:26, Ricordisamoa <ricordisa...@openmailbox.org
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Commons? Hehe :-D
> >
> >
> > --
> > ​ Agree. Commons is a good idea. And in my opinion these videos should be
> > uploaded on Commons first, and then on YouTube, Facebook etc.
> >
> > ​
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Il 24/12/2015 15:09, Anna Torres ha scritto:
> > >
> > >> Hi!
> > >>
> > >> We will be launching it in a cultural center here in Buenos Aires.
> > After,
> > >> will be available on youtube and vimeo :)
> > >>
> > >> I will send it to you all asap!
> > >>
> > >> Hugs!
> > >>
> > >> 2015-12-24 11:06 GMT-03:00 Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>:
> > >>
> > >> ​Great, How can we watch in january ? is it going to be on youtube or
> > >>> cinema or something ?
> > >>> ​
> > >>>
> > >>> Mardetanha
> > >>>
> > >>> On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar>
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Dear all,
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On behalf of Wikimedia Argentina we are pleased to announce the new
> > >>>> documentary film based on our community and that will be launch on
> > >>>>
> > >>> January
> > >>>
> > >>>> 15th, for Wikipedia 15th anniversary.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> As a preview you can find the trailer in the following link
> > >>>> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjdk7za0Vg>, subtitles available
> in
> > >>>> english.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Hope you all like it!
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> --
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> > >>>> Directora Ejecutiva
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Old maps of Jerusalem released

2015-12-22 Thread Tito Dutta
Excellent collection. Bravo. :)

On 22 December 2015 at 15:23, Shlomi Fish  wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 18:53:08 +0200
> Michal Lester  wrote:
>
> > I am thrilled to share with you that The National Library of Israel had
> > > released a collection of 200 high-resolution unique maps[1] of
> Jerusalem
> > > in collaboration with Wikimedia Israel. This collection of ancient
> maps,
> > > spanning from 1486 to 1947, contains a variety of styles and
> languages. The
> > > maps released were celbrarted by a Mapathon in the National Library of
> > > Israel, a writinig contest in NOWP (initiated by Wikimedia Norway)[2]
> and
> > > a post in the Wikimaps community blog[3].
> > > The maps are beautiful! Take a peak.
>
> Thanks for everybody’s efforts. I appreciate them.
>
> Regards,
>
> Shlomi Fish
>
> --
> -
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> http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/ways_to_do_it.html
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[Wikimedia-l] Train-a-Wikipedian: Update

2015-12-22 Thread Tito Dutta
​​
A month or so ago, I informed you about CIS-A2K's initiative
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Train-a-Wikipedian
Thanks to everyone who shared their suggestions and feedback.

This month we have further improved the portal and started the training. It
is now divided it into 3 parts-

   1. *Editors* to become more editors;
   2. *Potential admin candidates* to become admins
   3. *Admins* to become more skilled and powerful

4 editors have joined this program so far:

   1. User:Bodhisattwa (Bengali Wikipedia admin)
   2. User:Sayant Mahato (Sanskrit Wikipedia editor, potential admin, Sa WP
   RFA going on)
   3. User:Jim Carter (English Wikipedia editor, Arbitration Committee
   clerk, wants to become an En WP admin)
   4. User:Jnanaranjan sahu (Odia Wikipedia editor, wants to better )

We know about Wikipedia Education Program's courses and
Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user, but Indian Wikipedias' environment are different
than the English Wikipedia, so we don't want to directly follow English
Wikipedia training process right now.

Please share your suggestions/feedback to improve this training program. :)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

2015-12-22 Thread Tito Dutta
Great news. Congrats. :)

On 22 December 2015 at 16:23, James Forrester  wrote:

> All,
>
> I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimania Committee that
> Wikimania, the annual Wikimedia community conference, will be held in
> Montréal, Canada in 8–13 August 2017.
>
> 2017 will be the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal as a city,
> which will make it a great time for a cultural event to take place. Despite
> being our twelfth Wikimania, Montréal will be our first in a Francophone
> location, and the Montréal team is working with French-speaking community
> members worldwide to make Montréal a success. WikiFranca and Wikimedia
> Canada will be supporting the local team led by Marc-André Pelletier
> (User:Coren). A press release/announcement from them will be forthcoming.
> You can contact the team via e-mail at team{at}wikimania.ca.
>
> For 2017, we decided to investigate and vet a revised earlier proposal for
> Montréal to host while the selection process itself is being reviewed.
> Selecting and confirming the venue with more lead time ensures cost savings
> in hotel prices and contract terms; affords us favourable dates and rates;
> and allows participation and overlap with current and future teams.
>
> Please join us in congratulating the team, and working to support them in
> holding an excellent conference.
>
> Yours,
>
> James D. Forrester
> Chair, Wikimania Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Certification by IDEAS

2015-12-17 Thread Tito Dutta
That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

On 17 December 2015 at 22:22, Mardetanha  wrote:

> it is so good news, Thanks for sharing such wonderful news with us
>
> Mardetanha
>
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Christophe Henner <
> christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > A quick email to share with you a good news on our side.
> >
> > A few month ago, Wikimedia France started a process to apply for a third
> > party certification called IDEAS. This certification is the first step
> for
> > us in a process to get recognized Wikimedia France as a serious
> > organisation that can be formally trusted by donors.
> >
> > IDEAS label is hard to get as you have to reach high criterias on 3
> grounds
> > :
> > * Governance
> > * Accounting
> > * Actions effectiveness
> >
> > The process took a little over 6 month, and required us to provide them
> > with documents, interviews and explanations of what we are and what we’re
> > doing.
> >
> > I’m proud to say that thanks to the work of many, and especially our
> staff,
> > we received it with flying colors. Usually, IDEAS grant the label and
> > includes recommendations for the organization to even do better.
> >
> > They failed to provide any recommendation in our case and expressed large
> > congratulations for exceeding their expectations.
> >
> > Second step, starting now, is to get formal recognition of Wikimedia
> France
> > as a General Interest organisation by the french government. Around 10
> > non-profits get such recognition every year, and right now only 633
> > organisations have it.
> >
> > We hope to get it in the coming month.
> >
> > All the best,
> >
> > Christophe HENNER | Président
> > ---
> > › Mail : christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr
> > › Mobile : +33(0)6 50 66 47 39
> > › Tel : +33(0)5 62 89 12 01
> > › Twitter : @schiste
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[Wikimedia-l] Footer link fix request

2015-12-17 Thread Tito Dutta
I was reading a mail from this list where I saw this footer:

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The mailing list guidelines link redirect to a non-existing page link
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] UK confirms that copies of public domain images do not create a new copyright

2015-12-15 Thread Tito Dutta
That's interesting.

On 15 December 2015 at 15:32, David Gerard  wrote:

> The NPG may be *less than delighted*:
>
> news: http://www.communia-association.org/2015/12/04/1761/
> PDF:
> https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/481194/c-notice-201401.pdf
>
>
> Are digitised copies of older images protected by copyright?
>
> Simply creating a copy of an image won’t result in a new
> copyright in the new item. However, there is a degree
> of uncertainty regarding whether copyright can exist in
> digitised copies of older images for which copyright has
> expired. Some people argue that a new copyright may
> arise in such copies if specialist skills have been used
> to optimise detail, and/or the original image has been
> touched up to remove blemishes, stains or creases.
>
> However, according to the Court of Justice of the
> European Union which has effect in UK law, copyright
> can only subsist in subject matter that is original in the
> sense that it is the author’s own ‘intellectual creation’.
> Given this criteria, it seems unlikely that what is merely
> a retouched, digitised image of an older work can
> be considered as ‘original’. This is because there will
> generally be minimal scope for a creator to exercise
> free and creative choices if their aim is simply to make a
> faithful reproduction of an existing work.
>
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[Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K November newsletter

2015-12-15 Thread Tito Dutta
g/wiki/File:TuluWikiTutorial03.webm
⬤ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TuluWikiTutorial04.webm

Tulu Wikipedia tutorial (
http://cis-india.org/openness/news/tulu-wikipedia-tutorial): A series of
"how-to" tutorials were created by Pavanaja for new editors of the Tulu
Wikipedia (https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/tcy/ಮುಖ್ಯ_ಪುಟ). The
tutorials explain in details about various aspects of Wikipedia editing
like creating account/logging in, Wikipedia basics and wiki mark-up,
editing Wikipedia and adding citations. The Tulu Wikipedia is in incubation
at this moment and CIS-A2K is helping build a community in Mangalore and
places around Mangalore where a significant Tulu speaking community
live.

This newsletter is also available on Meta at:
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Thank you
Tito Dutta
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-12-11 Thread Tito Dutta
Oops, terrible news. :(


On 11 December 2015 at 16:42, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> What terrible news!
>
> I have started a condolences page here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:BraneJ
>
>A.
>
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:19 AM, Milos Rancic  wrote:
>
> > Brane died today. He read your messages and it mattered to him. I am
> > content as we sent him the message while he was alive and able to feel
> it.
> >
> > Thanks to all of you who made him feel better during the last days of his
> > life.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia User Group China

2015-12-09 Thread Tito Dutta
Sorry :(, but why are we congratulating? I just received these two emails
without much details. Am I missing anything?

On 9 December 2015 at 23:42, Mardetanha  wrote:

> Congratulation Wikimedia User Group China!
>
> Mardetanha
>
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 9:28 PM, Tanweer Morshed 
> wrote:
>
> > A warm welcome and congratulations to the Wikimedia User Group China!
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer Morshed
> > Wikimedia Bangladesh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats Wikimedia DC.

On 8 December 2015 at 01:25, Kalliope Tsouroupidou <
ktsouroupi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Congratulations Wikimedia DC! Keep up the great work that you do 
>
> K.
>
> On Monday, 7 December 2015, Katy Love  wrote:
>
> > Congratulations, Wikimedia DC!
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM, James Hare  > > wrote:
> >
> > > All,
> > >
> > > Following our annual board election and our first-ever round of board
> > > appointments, I am happy to announce that Wikimedia DC has a new Board
> of
> > > Directors, comprising:
> > >
> > > * Kirill Lokshin, President
> > > * Emily Temple-Wood, Vice President
> > > * James Hare, Secretary
> > > * Walter Gómez Segura, Treasurer
> > > * Rob Fernandez
> > > * Peter Meyer
> > > * John Sadowski
> > > * Diane Shaw
> > > * Rebecca Williams
> > >
> > > Congratulations to all our new directors, and especially to Kirill and
> > > Walter on becoming President and Treasurer!
> > >
> > > Today we also enacted our annual plan for Fiscal Year 2015–16,
> available
> > > here: .
> We
> > > look forward to another year of outreach!
> > >
> > >
> > > —
> > > James Hare
> > > Secretary, Wikimedia DC
> > > https://wikimediadc.org
> > > @wikimediadc
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-24 Thread Tito Dutta
Sad news. Agree with everyone here that we should do something.

On 24 November 2015 at 16:38, Gerard Meijssen 
wrote:

> Hoi,
> Tomorrow we have a platform as well at the Erasmus award ceremony in
> Amsterdam. It is Wikipedia, its community that is receiving the award..
> Thanks,
>  GerardM
>
> On 24 November 2015 at 12:03, Cristian Consonni 
> wrote:
>
> > 2015-11-24 10:47 GMT+01:00 Andrea Zanni :
> > > Use the centralnotice.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > A Wikipedian, a member of our community sentenced to death for
> believing
> > in
> > > our Mission and Vision is something extraordinary. I understand the
> > caution
> > > of setting a precedent, but I think it's worth it.
> > >
> > > Also, remember: we have few days before we'll ask money again to all
> the
> > > English-speaking countries.
> > > How could we ask for money when we are not using the power that was
> > > bestowed upon us by the very same spirit, love and courage that is
> > > condemning Bassel to death?
> >
> > I strongly support this.
> >
> > As for the precedent, recall that the Wikimedia Foundation supports
> > the users, we did this with User:Diu in Greece:
> >
> >
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/02/14/wikimedia-foundation-supports-wikipedia-user-subject-to-defamation-lawsuit-in-greece/
> >
> > This is much more than a lawsuit.
> >
> > A message I do not want us to send is that if you enough force or the
> > threat is big enough, then we, as a movement, will be scared away.
> >
> > C
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-11-22 Thread Tito Dutta
Brane,
Good wishes and get well soon.
Regards.

On 22 November 2015 at 06:18, Asaf Bartov  wrote:

> I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Brane at some length, in
> Belgrade, in Hong Kong, and perhaps elsewhere too.  He is thoughtful and
> dedicated, and as Milos said, has played a huge part in building up Serbian
> Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia.
>
> Brane, I wish you a full recovery, and hope to have the chance to see you
> again, somewhere in the world or around the wikis.
>
> Regards from the Wikisource gathering in Vienna,
>
> Asaf
>
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Milos Rancic  wrote:
>
> > Pine asked me a good question: Where to express support? I think
> > whatever you think is the most appropriate. This thread works, as
> > well. His email is bra...@gmail.com. You have the link to his Facebook
> > page via WMRS photo. He is using Twitter, as well @branej.
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Milos Rancic 
> wrote:
> > > At some point of time, the best you could do is to reach for a
> > > superstition and hope it will work. It doesn't matter how it will be
> > > explained after, but at this point of time, it's only that
> > > superstition which matters.
> > >
> > > My particular superstition is that Brane would be able to see his
> > > eulogy and that we'll be able to laugh together. You know, it's a rare
> > > opportunity to see how your eulogy would look like, so I hope I am
> > > giving it to him.
> > >
> > > An hour ago I heard that he is in critical condition. At first, I was
> > > thinking what should I write after he dies. Then, I realized that I
> > > should write it now and post it after. Then, it's come into my mind
> > > that I should send it immediately as, at least, I could think about
> > > reading with him this eulogy and your comments after he recovers.
> > >
> > > Since August 2014 he is struggling with bone cancer. His curse is that
> > > his body is so strong, that chemotherapy is not working yet.
> > > Paradoxically, we hope that his body is weak enough now that it will
> > > finally accept chemotherapy. Monday would be crucial day for him.
> > >
> > > He is one of those "invisible" Wikimedians who actually contributed
> > > significantly to our movement. Some of you, mostly those who visited
> > > Belgrade, know him.
> > >
> > > He is one of the founders of Wikimedia Serbia. It's a pity that he is
> > > in this condition while WMRS is preparing to celebrate its 10th
> > > anniversary. Here is our photo from the founding assembly [1].
> > >
> > > Presently, he is a board member of Wikimedia Serbia.
> > >
> > > His epic fight for copyright correctness on Serbian Wikipedia created
> > > the foundations of the present day strict copyright rules. It's a
> > > great achievement for a project of such size and it was possible just
> > > because of him.
> > >
> > > While he was active editor, he was highly trusted Wikipedian and he
> > > was administrator, bureaucrat and checkuser on Serbian Wikipedia, as
> > > well as on a number of of other projects in Serbian language.
> > >
> > > Alpha software for transliteration between Cyrillic and Latin scripts
> > > of Serbian language in MediaWiki was his work. That was the basis for
> > > the future implementation. It was the first software of that kind
> > > implemented in one web engine.
> > >
> > > He is my close friend. Besides a lot of things which he did, which
> > > will be mentioned at appropriate time, I want to say that many things
> > > which I did wouldn't be possible without his contribution.
> > >
> > > He is now very exhausted and he won't be able to read this today or
> > > tomorrow. However, I am sure he will be able to read it on Monday,
> > > after he recovers a bit. So, your support matters, no matter of my
> > > superstitious reasons for sending this email.
> > >
> > > [1]
> >
> https://www.facebook.com/wikimedia.rs/photos/a.826279217387658.1073741828.294923960523189/1198903920125184/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Punjabi Wikimedians User Group

2015-11-17 Thread Tito Dutta
That's amazing. Congrats Satdeep, Gaurav, Parveer, Gill sir and others. :)

On 18 November 2015 at 02:18, Carlos M. Colina 
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I am honoured to announce the
> recognition of Punjabi Wikimedians [1] as a Wikimedia User Group.
>
> They are a group of wikimedians who are working together in different
> projects related to the Punjabi language and culture. They have already
> organized a few events and activities, like the edit-a-thon on occasion of
> the 13th anniversary of the Punjabi Wikipedia, another on the International
> Women's day and several Wikipedia Workshops and meetups.
>
> Welcome!!!
>
> 1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_Wikimedians
> --
> "*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
> junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."
> Carlos M. Colina
> Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | www.wikimedia.org.ve
> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect is gone

2015-11-05 Thread Tito Dutta
That's an interesting update. Thanks for sharing.
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On 5 November 2015 at 23:05, Quim Gil  wrote:

> Superprotect [1] was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation to resolve a
> product development disagreement. We have not used it for resolving a
> dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing Superprotect from
> Wikimedia servers.
>
> Without Superprotect, a symbolic point of tension is resolved. However, we
> still have the underlying problem of disagreement and consequent delays at
> the product deployment phase. We need to become better software partners,
> work together towards better products, and ship better features faster. The
> collaboration between the WMF and the communities depends on mutual trust
> and constructive criticism. We need to improve Wikimedia mechanisms to
> build consensus, include more voices, and resolve disputes.
>
> There is a first draft of an updated Product Development Process [2] that
> will guide the work of the WMF Engineering and Product teams.[3] It
> stresses the need for community feedback throughout the process, but
> particularly in the early phases of development. More feedback earlier on
> will allow us to incorporate community-driven improvements and address
> potential controversy while plans and software are most flexible.
>
> We welcome the feedback of technical and non-technical contributors. Check
> the Q for details.[4]
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Superprotect
> [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_Product_Development_Process
> [3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering
> [4]
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_Product_Development_Process/2015-11-05#Q.26A
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Khalid Mahmood is gone

2015-11-01 Thread Tito Dutta
Sad news. :(
I agree with Bodhisattwa that it is a huge loss.


   1. His English Wikipedia userpage is fully protected (WP:DECEASED
   guideline #1)
   2. His name is added here:
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deceased_Wikipedians/2015

Thanks.

On 1 November 2015 at 16:16, Shlomi Fish  wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:14:11 -0700
> Asaf Bartov  wrote:
>
> > Dear friends,
> >
> > Our colleague User:Khalid Mahmood, the most prolific contributor to the
> > Western Punjabi Wikipedia[1], has died earlier this month, after long
> > illness.
> >
>
> sorry to hear about that. My condolences go to his family and friends.
>
> Regards,
>
> Shlomi Fish
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Train-a-Wikipedian (TAW): New initiative

2015-11-01 Thread Tito Dutta
Hello,

I want to inform you about a new project “Train-a-Wikipedian” (TAW),
powered by CIS-A2K.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Train-a-Wikipedian

You may know of the English Wikipedia program Adopt-a-user
. We wanted to start
something similar for the Indian Wikimedia communities.

In February and June this year, CIS-A2K conducted Train the Trainer
 (TTT) and MediaWiki Train
the Trainer

(MWTTT). After conducting these two events, and communicating with the
participants we found the necessity to start a training program that we’ll
be running on regular basis, and from there we conceived this
“Train-a-Wikipedian” program.

Initially, we’ll concentrating on these 5 Indian languages Wikis: 1)
Kannada, 2) Konkani, 3) Marathi, 4) Odia, 5) Telugu. But, we may expand
soon, if our program is a success.

In our TAW main page
, we have
listed a number of topics those we’ll discussing during our training. We
hope to conduct hangout or webinar sessions.

Please provide your feedback and suggestion. :-)

Regards.

User:Titodutta

English Wikipedia administrator
CIS-A2K Program Associate (consultant)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Happy 3rd Birthday, Wikidata!

2015-10-31 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats guys. It's 3 years now. :)
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User:Titodutta (En WP)

On 31 October 2015 at 22:53, Lila Tretikov  wrote:

> I hope you had a great party! !!!
>
> sent from mobile. please excuse typos.
> On Oct 29, 2015 12:44 PM, "Redon Skikuli"  wrote:
>
> > Happy Birthday Wikidata, from the growing Albanian community!
> >
> > *---*
> >
> > *Redon Skikuli*
> > *e-mail: **re...@skikuli.com *
> > *web: **www.skikuli.com *
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:29 AM, Lydia Pintscher <
> > lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey everyone :)
> > >
> > > Today we are celebrating Wikidata's 3rd birthday. I've been with the
> > > project since we started development 3.5 years ago and I can't believe
> > > what a ride it has been and how far we've come.
> > >
> > > As for every birthday celebrations are in order. We've created a page
> > > at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Third_Birthday. There you
> > > can find editorials (by Harmonia Amanda, Ash Crow and me) about the
> > > past year and what is coming. Please take a moment to read it. There
> > > you will also find a section for congratulations and wishes, presents
> > > and more.
> > >
> > > Here's to many more years of Wikidata. Stay as awesome as you are!
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > > Lydia
> > >
> > >
> > > PS: The development team has presents as well. I'll send an email
> > > about them in a few hours. Ohhh the suspense :D
> > >
> > > --
> > > Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
> > > Product Manager for Wikidata
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
> > > Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
> > > 10963 Berlin
> > > www.wikimedia.de
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
> > >
> > > Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
> > > unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
> > > Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New tools: pronuncify and pronuncify.net

2015-10-22 Thread Tito Dutta
This is an excellent news.

On 23 October 2015 at 08:53, 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
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Digitization User Group

2015-10-16 Thread Tito Dutta
​Congrats and good wishes.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Spain board

2015-10-04 Thread Tito Dutta
Best wishes and congrats.

On 5 October 2015 at 04:09, Dennis Tobar  wrote:

> Enhorabuena a los nuevos integrantes de la Junta Directiva :)
>
> Congrats to new board members :)
>
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Habib M'henni 
> wrote:
>
> > Hola,
> > Best wishes and good luck for the new board.
> >
> > Habib aka Dyolf77,
> > WTNUG
> >
> > Le 4 octobre 2015 22:25:12 CET, Santiago Navarro <
> > santiagonava...@wikimedia.org.es> a écrit :
> > >Dear members of the Wikimedia movement,
> > >
> > >I would like to announce that Wikimedia España’s General Assembly, that
> > >
> > >was celebrated last 26 September 2015 in Madrid, elected a new board
> > >after three years of the last election as our bylaws states.
> > >
> > >The new board is comprised of:
> > >
> > >President: Santiago Navarro
> > >Vice-president: Jorge Sierra
> > >Secretary: Luis Ulzurrun
> > >Treasurer: Miguel Ángel García
> > >Board member: David Abián
> > >Board member: Diego Delso
> > >Board member: Jesús Tramullas
> > >Board member: José Emilio Mori
> > >Board member: Manuel Palomo
> > >Board member: Manuel Torío
> > >Board member: Montserrat Sáez
> > >Board member: Pablo Machón
> > >Board member: Pedro Pacheco
> > >
> > >I want to thank to the former members of WMES board, Felipe Ortega and
> > >Rubén Ojeda. I hope that this new periode could help us.
> > >
> > >--
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> > >Presidente
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Ecuador User Group

2015-09-28 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats. :)

On 29 September 2015 at 00:21, Shlomi Fish  wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Sep 2015 20:51:44 +0300
> "Carlos M. Colina"  wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I am pleased to announce the
> > recognition [1] of Wikimedians of Ecuador [2]. Among their goals is
> > promoting the culture of Free Knowledge in Ecuador, strenghtening the
> > digital education in the country, and supporting the access of speakers
> > of indigenous languages to the different Wikimedia projects.
> >
> > ¡Bienvenidos!
> >
>
> Congratulations and good luck!
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-10 Thread Tito Dutta
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-08 Thread Tito Dutta
Really sorry for the typo, read it "Stevie"

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On Sep 8, 2015 3:23 PM, "Stevie Benton" 
wrote:

> I think in some situations Kiwix  can
> be a really good option. This might be one of them.
>
> Alternatively, is Wikipedia Zero active in countries such as Yemen, Syria
> and Libya? If so, perhaps it is worth co-ordinating with some disaster
> relief NGOs such as MSF, Red Cross and Oxfam?
>
> Teemu, thanks for raising this important issue.
>
> Steve
>
> On 8 September 2015 at 10:46, Leinonen Teemu 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Right, Jane. The ”box" is not connected to the internet but is a mass
> > storage with WiFi. People can access the content saved to the device with
> > their mobile phones.
> >
> > There are initiatives to provide Internet connections to the refugee
> > camps, as it is nowadays relatively high in a priority list (probably
> right
> > after the sanitation, water, food, health services and electricity).
> Still,
> > I am afraid that there are many less well-organized refugee camps where
> > there are no internet connection. In these locations thousands of people
> > could find the offline content, such as the one provided by the
> > internet-in-box very useful.
> >
> > This would be a nice way to realize our mission "to disseminate
> > educational content effectively and globally".
> >
> > - Teemu
> >
> > PS. In general I am against offline-Wikipedia but exceptional situations
> > need exceptional solutions.
> >
> > > On 8.9.2015, at 10.13, Jane Darnell  wrote:
> > >
> > > all they need is wifi to connect to the box I think, so it would be
> just
> > > one box not connected to the internet with a wifi access.
> > >
> >
> http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/surprised-that-syrian-refugees-have-smartphones-well-sorry-to-break-this-to-you-but-youre-an-idiot-10489719.html?cmpid=facebook-post
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Tomasz Ganicz 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Well.. this is imaginable scale - I don't think if WMF have enough
> > >> resources to provide free internet to such a huge group of people
> > packed in
> > >> a number of huge camps sometimes without basic facilities such as
> > >> electricity... See the picture of just one camp:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:An_Aerial_View_of_the_Za'atri_Refugee_Camp.jpg
> > >>
> > >> Syrian people live in camps in Lebanon and Turkey for third year
> (since
> > >> 2012)... There is even not enough basic schools and simple paper
> > textbooks
> > >> for children...
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> 2015-09-07 21:45 GMT+02:00 Leinonen Teemu :
> > >>
> > >>> Hello people,
> > >>>
> > >>> Just an idea. Number of Syrian refugees is over 4,000,000 people,
> > mostly
> > >>> residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.[1] Refugee camps are
> set
> > in
> > >>> all in these countries.[2]
> > >>>
> > >>> Internet-in-a-Box[3] is a a WiFI-device with "Wikipedia in 37
> > languages,
> > >> a
> > >>> library of 40,000 e-books, most of the world's open source software
> and
> > >>> source code, hundreds of hours of instructional videos, and
> world-wide
> > >>> mapping down to street level.”
> > >>>
> > >>> Could we as a movement get the internet-in-a-box to the refugee
> camps?
> > >>>
> > >>>- Teemu
> > >>>
> > >>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War
> > >>> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_refugee_camps
> > >>> [3] http://internet-in-a-box.org
> > >>>
> > >>> --
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> > >>> http://teemuleinonen.fi
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-08 Thread Tito Dutta
Excellent points Steve.
On Sep 8, 2015 3:23 PM, "Stevie Benton" 
wrote:

> I think in some situations Kiwix  can
> be a really good option. This might be one of them.
>
> Alternatively, is Wikipedia Zero active in countries such as Yemen, Syria
> and Libya? If so, perhaps it is worth co-ordinating with some disaster
> relief NGOs such as MSF, Red Cross and Oxfam?
>
> Teemu, thanks for raising this important issue.
>
> Steve
>
> On 8 September 2015 at 10:46, Leinonen Teemu 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Right, Jane. The ”box" is not connected to the internet but is a mass
> > storage with WiFi. People can access the content saved to the device with
> > their mobile phones.
> >
> > There are initiatives to provide Internet connections to the refugee
> > camps, as it is nowadays relatively high in a priority list (probably
> right
> > after the sanitation, water, food, health services and electricity).
> Still,
> > I am afraid that there are many less well-organized refugee camps where
> > there are no internet connection. In these locations thousands of people
> > could find the offline content, such as the one provided by the
> > internet-in-box very useful.
> >
> > This would be a nice way to realize our mission "to disseminate
> > educational content effectively and globally".
> >
> > - Teemu
> >
> > PS. In general I am against offline-Wikipedia but exceptional situations
> > need exceptional solutions.
> >
> > > On 8.9.2015, at 10.13, Jane Darnell  wrote:
> > >
> > > all they need is wifi to connect to the box I think, so it would be
> just
> > > one box not connected to the internet with a wifi access.
> > >
> >
> http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/surprised-that-syrian-refugees-have-smartphones-well-sorry-to-break-this-to-you-but-youre-an-idiot-10489719.html?cmpid=facebook-post
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Tomasz Ganicz 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Well.. this is imaginable scale - I don't think if WMF have enough
> > >> resources to provide free internet to such a huge group of people
> > packed in
> > >> a number of huge camps sometimes without basic facilities such as
> > >> electricity... See the picture of just one camp:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:An_Aerial_View_of_the_Za'atri_Refugee_Camp.jpg
> > >>
> > >> Syrian people live in camps in Lebanon and Turkey for third year
> (since
> > >> 2012)... There is even not enough basic schools and simple paper
> > textbooks
> > >> for children...
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> 2015-09-07 21:45 GMT+02:00 Leinonen Teemu :
> > >>
> > >>> Hello people,
> > >>>
> > >>> Just an idea. Number of Syrian refugees is over 4,000,000 people,
> > mostly
> > >>> residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.[1] Refugee camps are
> set
> > in
> > >>> all in these countries.[2]
> > >>>
> > >>> Internet-in-a-Box[3] is a a WiFI-device with "Wikipedia in 37
> > languages,
> > >> a
> > >>> library of 40,000 e-books, most of the world's open source software
> and
> > >>> source code, hundreds of hours of instructional videos, and
> world-wide
> > >>> mapping down to street level.”
> > >>>
> > >>> Could we as a movement get the internet-in-a-box to the refugee
> camps?
> > >>>
> > >>>- Teemu
> > >>>
> > >>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War
> > >>> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_refugee_camps
> > >>> [3] http://internet-in-a-box.org
> > >>>
> > >>> --
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> > >>> http://teemuleinonen.fi
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> > >> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement

2015-09-01 Thread Tito Dutta
I am really very sad to see you go.
Most probably we first talked on 10 November 2012 when i sent my
identification details to WMF and you attended.
And later when I contacted you twice or thrice on on-Wiki harassement (IAC,
legal threats etc.) I know we did not agree to some topics (ODoB, Indian
emblem remix work's copyright status etc), but *I was really amazed *to see
your hard work and dedication.
Thanks a ton for your contribution. You are an inspiration for us. Stay
well. Like Kevin, I also hope that "our paths will cross again'.
Regards.
User:Titodutta

On 1 September 2015 at 07:59, Michael Snow  wrote:

> On 8/31/2015 12:06 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
>
>> While Philippe will be impossible to completely replace, I am excited to
>> share that Maggie Dennis [[User:Mdennis (WMF)]] has been promoted to
>> Director of Community Advocacy, effective immediately. I expect Maggie’s
>> amazing combination of energy, patience, and organization will make her a
>> great leader for the team, and that the team will continue to be a solid
>> source of support and communication with contributors.
>>
> There are few things that could more perfectly illustrate what Philippe
> means to the movement than asking Maggie to fill his position. Both are
> among the finest people I have had the chance to observe, work with, and
> learn from in their many years of involvement with Wikimedia. Each of them
> has seemed to me almost ubiquitous at times; and while I know the potential
> to spread oneself a little thin in doing so, they both have an unfailingly
> supportive presence and a tremendously deep understanding of our values. I
> offer them each my best wishes in their respective futures, both where this
> touches Wikimedia and where it does not.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] GA Stats using Wikimedia Stats

2015-08-20 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks a lot. It was very helpful
No, most of these Wikipedias don't have such categories. I'll check further.
Regards.

On 19 August 2015 at 16:40, Erik Zachte ezac...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hi Tito,

 Wikistats can collect pageviews for a certain category and its
 subcategories.

 In English Wikipedia I just ran the script for categories
 WikiProject_Featured_articles and WikiProject_Good_articles

 Featured articles, 1 pageviews 2 categories included
 1
 http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/pageviews/categorized/wp-en/2015-06/pageviews_wp-en_cat_WikiProject_Featured_articles_2015-06.html
 2
 http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/pageviews/categorized/wp-en/2015-06/categories_wp-en_cat_WikiProject_Featured_articles_2015-06.html

 Good articles, 1 pageviews 2 categories included
 1
 http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/pageviews/categorized/wp-en/2015-06/pageviews_wp-en_cat_WikiProject_Good_articles_2015-06.html
 2
 http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/pageviews/categorized/wp-en/2015-06/categories_wp-en_cat_WikiProject_Good_articles_2015-06.html

 I you have similar categories for the Indian languages I can try to parse
 those  as well
 (I say 'try' as I vaguely remember an open bug with non western letters in
 category name not being parsed well, I might need to look into that)

 Cheers,
 Erik


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 No.  That site does not provide that data.

A.

 On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 4:33 AM, Tito Dutta trulyt...@gmail.com wrote:

  Hello,
  Is there any way to find Good article stats/details (of mainly Indian
  Language Wikis) using http://stats.wikimedia.org/?
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[Wikimedia-l] GA Stats using Wikimedia Stats

2015-08-17 Thread Tito Dutta
Hello,
Is there any way to find Good article stats/details (of mainly Indian
Language Wikis) using http://stats.wikimedia.org/?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] GA Stats using Wikimedia Stats

2015-08-17 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks for your reply.

(Sent using android, excuse my brevity)
On Aug 18, 2015 8:10 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 No.  That site does not provide that data.

A.

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  Language Wikis) using http://stats.wikimedia.org/?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-12 Thread Tito Dutta
On 12 August 2015 at 10:11, Bohdan Melnychuk  wrote:

 I would trust such tool only in hands of stewards, not WMF

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-12 Thread Tito Dutta
On 12 August 2015 at 19:46, Gerard Meijssen  wrote:

 Hoi,
 In case of a legal situation. Taking a position like superprotecting
 means that you take on a liability. When you do this as part of a job, it
 is different from doing it as a volunteer.

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​ The only difference I can understand is tha​t the stewards/admins and
their knowledge, skills and decision-taking power have been tested or
verified​ by the community. We can not say the same thing for *all* WMF
employees.




 On 11 August 2015 at 22:17, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

  Can you clarify what you mean? If there are legal reasons for
  superprotecting a page, I think that the stewards could handle that.
 
  Pine
 
 
  On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Gerard Meijssen 
  gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Hoi,
   grin did you consider the legal ramnifications ?
   Thanks, /grin
GerardM
  
   On 11 August 2015 at 22:14, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:
  
My preference would be to have stewards applying Superprotect rather
  than
WMF. There are cases where Superprotect makes sense, but given WMF's
history with it, I would prefer that it become a community tool.
   
Pine
   
   
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Magnus Manske 
magnusman...@googlemail.com
 wrote:
   
 So maybe it could stay, as a technical office action mechanism,
 if
future
 usage is clearly defined and accepted by the community (TM)?

 Not advocating either way here...

 On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM Dariusz Jemielniak 
  dar...@alk.edu.pl
 wrote:

  On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM, John Lewis 
  johnflewi...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
  
   Yes. It was used a few months ago to prevent editing the
 Germany
   item
 on
   Wikidata due to a very serious breaking issue. Also on several
   pages
   following legal disputes.
  
   Superprotect in my opinion if used correctly is an essential
 tool
which
  can
   prevent legal and technical issues that can in theory cause
 wide
   disruption.
  
  
  In my private opinion the technical part of Superprotect has a
potential
 to
  be useful, it is the social background (who approves its use, how
  it
can
 be
  used, etc.) that matters and that is the bone of contention (and
 justified
  concerns). I have a hope that we will have it resolved before the
   next
  anniversary or earlier :)
 
  best,
 
  dariusz pundit
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect's first birthday

2015-08-12 Thread Tito Dutta
On 13 August 2015 at 06:51, Lucas Teles  wrote:

 How would superprotect be used in a legal situation and how would that be
 different from any other way that community and WMF have found to deal with
 that without the tool in the past? Can somebody provide a hyphotethical
 example please?

 Is WMF willing to discuss with community how superprotect should be used?



​In my personal opinion, answer to ​all your question is No.
Superprotect is a part of OA (Office Action:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Office_actions)

(No, I am not endorsing the use of SuperProtect), I think WMF has kept it
as a tool of OA (OfficeAction) to handle some of the most complicated
situation which often lead to problematic legal issues.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Offtopic] How to improve email-signatures - fixing frustrations - size and images

2015-08-07 Thread Tito Dutta
Images in signature is sometimes very disturbing.

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

2015-07-27 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations.

On 28 July 2015 at 10:54, Hasive (Nurunnaby Chowdhury) 
nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd wrote:

 Congratulations new board..

 -Hasive
 @nhasive

 --
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 Wikimedia Bangladesh
 @nhasive | www.nhasive.com
 Sent from my Mobile Device

 On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

  Congrats to the new board members and thank you for serving.
 
  Pine
  On Jul 27, 2015 7:30 AM, Michael Maggs mich...@maggs.name wrote:
 
   I am very pleased to announce that at our annual general meeting on
   Saturday 25 July the members of Wikimedia UK elected three new trustees
  to
   the board from a very strong slate of candidates.
  
   Please join me in offering a very warm welcome to Doug Taylor, Nick
 Poole
   and Josie Fraser.
  
   Doug Taylor will be well known to many readers as a long-standing
 active
   Wikimedia volunteer and Lead Trainer for WMUK. He previously served on
  the
   board during 2012-13. Doug is a retired teacher and IT professional.
  
   Nick Poole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of
   Library and Information Professionals. His previous roles include
 serving
   as CEO of the Collections Trust and Chair of the Europeana Network. He
   brings extensive knowledge of and influence in the international GLAM
   community, and has strong connections to policymakers and funders in
 the
  UK
   and Europe.
  
   Josie Fraser has for the past five years worked in local government as
  the
   strategic technology lead of one of the country's largest and most
   accelerated school building programmes. She is an expert in the
   relationship between education and technology and a vocal advocate for
  free
   and open knowledge.
  
   Existing trustees Greyham Dawes (treasurer) and myself (chair) were
   re-elected.
  
   Three trustees have stepped down from the board: Alastair McCapra, Saad
   Choudri and Joseph Seddon. We thank them for their exceptional
 expertise,
   commitment and diligence, and we wish them well for the future.
  
   With these changes, the new board is as follows:
  
   Michael Maggs (board chair, and chair of governance committee)
   Simon Knight (vice chair)
   Greyham Dawes (treasurer, governance committee, audit and risk
 committee)
   Chris Keating (audit and risk committee)
   Carol Campbell (chair of audit and risk committee)
   Kate West (governance committee, audit and risk committee)
   Gill Hamilton
   Doug Taylor
   Nick Poole
   Josie Fraser
  
   The new board will formally meet for the first time on Saturday 12
   Septemberat the Bodleian Library, Oxford, where officer roles will be
   reviewed.
  
   Please join me in welcoming the new board.
  
   Michael Maggs
  
   Chair, Wikimedia UK
  
  
  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Book Grant program

2015-07-19 Thread Tito Dutta
That's great. :)
if you add something for queries please contact joh@example.org or
something like that on the Book Grant page too (
http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Book_Grants), non-members and non mailing list
readers can easily contact from there.

On 19 July 2015 at 22:15, Keilana keilanaw...@gmail.com wrote:

 Announcing: Wikimedia DC's Exciting New Program: BOOK GRANTS!
 http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Book_Grants

 We are offering book grants to people in the United States to support their
 editing. Please contact me at keilanaw...@gmail.com if you have any
 questions.

 -Emily Temple-Wood
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Iranian Wikimedians UG

2015-07-18 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats and wishes.

On 19 July 2015 at 01:50, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Congratulations and much success!

A.

 On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve
 wrote:

  Dear all,
 
  I'm pleased to announcce the recognition [1] of a new member of the
 family
  of Wikimedia affilates, the Iranian Wikimedians User Group. Among their
  main interests are encouraging the use of Wikimedia resources in
 education
  (at cultural centres, associations and Universities), outreach work and
 the
  use of social media to tell people about Wikipedia and its sister
 projects;
  edit-a-thons and participation in different cultural events, photo trips
  and upload-a-thons to teach users how to upload images to Commons.
 
  Welcome!!
 
  1:
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Iranian_Wikimedians_User_Group_-_Liaison_approval,_July_2015
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  *Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua
  junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain.
  Carlos M. Colina
  Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 |
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  http://wikimedia.org.ve
  Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Chair and Vice Chair positions

2015-07-17 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations Patricio and Alice

On 17 July 2015 at 17:11, Erik Zachte erikzac...@infodisiac.com wrote:

 Congratulations to Patricio and Alice for their well deserved recognition.
 Many thanks to Phoebe, Samuel and Maria for all the time and efforts they
 devoted to our shared passion.
 Welcome to Dariusz, James and Denny and proficiat (again) for the trust
 they earned from the community.
 Kudos too all board members, new and old, for their willingess to bear
 this enormous responsibility.
 Special mention for Jan-Bart. May you and your family enjoy the step-wise
 growing control over your personal timetable :-)

 Erik Zachte

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 From: wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:
 wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Rodrigo Padula
 Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 4:23
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 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Chair and Vice
 Chair positions

 Congratulations Patricio and Alice!

 Regards from Brazil!!!

 Rodrigo Padula

 2015-07-16 19:04 GMT-03:00 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org:

  Hello Everyone
 
  I am happy to inform you that the Board has unanimously appointed a
  new Chair and Vice Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
 
  Patricio Lorente will be the new Chair and Alice Wiegand will be the
  new Vice-Chair. Both have several.years of experience on the board and
  we are confident that they will help the board grow and be successful
  in the coming years.
 
  Personally I am looking forward to helping them get acquainted with
  their new role in the coming months as my time on the Wikimedia Board
  ends in December.
 
  I hope you can join me in congratulating them on their new position
  and wish them success in the challenges facing them.
 
  Jan-Bart de Vreede
  Wikimedia Board of Trustees
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Albanian Language as a Wikimedia User Group

2015-07-17 Thread Tito Dutta
Congratulations

On 17 July 2015 at 21:41, Raymond Leonard raymond.f.leonard...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Welcome to Wikimedians of Albanian Language user group!

 Yours,
 Peaceray https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Peaceray
 Cascadia Wikimedians User Group http://cascadia.wiki

 On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

  Congratulations, Albanian Wikimedians!
 
 A.
 
  On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Carlos M. Colina 
 ma...@wikimedia.org.ve
  wrote:
 
   Dear all,
  
   On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, it is an honor for me to
  announce
   the recognition [1] of Wikimedians of Albanian Language as a WUG. They
  are
   working hard to increase (in quantity and quality) the free knowledge
   available in albanian, as well as collaborating with other fellow
   wikimedians in areas of the Balkans outside of Albania where their
  language
   is also spoken. Hence their name :-)
  
   Welcome!
  
   1:
  
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Albanian_Language_User_Group_-_Liaison_approval,_July_2015
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   *Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee
 wayuukanairua
   junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya
 junain.
   Carlos M. Colina
   Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 |
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   http://wikimedia.org.ve
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2015-06-18 Thread Tito Dutta
Fabrice Florin,
Best of luck. Thanks for your service. Stay well. :)
User:Titodutta, En WP admin

On 18 June 2015 at 21:55, Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hello everyone,

 After three great years working at the foundation, the time has come to
 say goodbye.

 I will be leaving WMF at the end of June, to spend more time with my
 family, focus on personal art projects and consult part-time on worthy
 causes.

 I would like to thank all the community and team members I have had the
 pleasure to work with over the years. It has been an honor to serve our
 movement together — and to help our contributors share free knowledge with
 each other and the world.

 I’m particularly grateful to Katherine Maher and our WMF communications
 team for being such wonderful collaborators. I really enjoyed working with
 them to manage and edit the Wikimedia blog, help grow our team and publish
 some great stories together, to celebrate the heroes of our movement.

 Going forward, WMF's Juliet Barbara will manage the Wikimedia blog, in
 close collaboration with Ed Erhart. As many of you know, Ed is the former
 editor-in-chief of the Wikipedia Signpost and has now joined our team for
 the summer. I've worked with him for nearly a month now and find him
 uniquely qualified for this project. Starting today, please contact them
 directly with any questions about the blog (they are Cc:d on this message).

 After June 30, you can reach me at fabriceflo...@gmail.com — or follow
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 The last three years have been an incredible experience for me, and I am
 grateful for all that I have learned from so many of you. You’ve been an
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 wish you all the best with the next chapter of the Wikimedia movement and
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

2015-06-12 Thread Tito Dutta
Great job. :)
Thanks for informing
[PS. to members, you may read the WP:VPT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#HTTPS_by_default
discussion too]

On 13 June 2015 at 03:05, Habib M'henni habib.mhe...@gmail.com wrote:

 This is really fantastic.

 Thanks,

 Habib

 Le 12 juin 2015 21:22:26 CET, Juliet Barbara jbarb...@wikimedia.org a
 écrit :
 The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that we have begun the
 transition of the Wikimedia projects and sites to the secure HTTPS
 protocol. You may have seen our blog post from this morning; it has
 also
 been posted to relevant Village Pumps (Technical).
 
 This post is available online here:
 
 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/12/securing-wikimedia-sites-with-https/
 
 Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS
 
 BY YANA WELINDER https://blog.wikimedia.org/author/ywelinder/,
 VICTORIA
 BARANETSKY https://blog.wikimedia.org/author/victoria-baranetsky/ AND
 BRANDON
 BLACK https://blog.wikimedia.org/author/brandon-black/ ON JUNE 12TH
 
 
 To be truly free, access to knowledge must be secure and uncensored. At
 the
 Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that you should be able to use
 Wikipedia
 and the Wikimedia sites without sacrificing privacy or safety.
 
 Today, we’re happy to announce that we are in the process of
 implementing
 HTTPS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS to encrypt all Wikimedia
 traffic. We will also use HTTP Strict Transport Security
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Strict_Transport_Security (HSTS)
 to
 protect against efforts to ‘break’ HTTPS and intercept traffic. With
 this
 change, the nearly half a billion people who rely on Wikipedia and its
 sister projects every month will be able to share in the world’s
 knowledge
 more securely.
 
 The HTTPS protocol creates an encrypted connection between your
 computer
 and Wikimedia sites to ensure the security and integrity of data you
 transmit. Encryption makes it more difficult for governments and other
 third parties to monitor your traffic. It also makes it harder for
 Internet
 Service Providers (ISPs) to censor access to specific Wikipedia
 articles
 and other information.
 
 HTTPS is not new to Wikimedia sites. Since 2011, we have been working
 on
 establishing the infrastructure and technical requirements, and
 understanding the policy and community implications of HTTPS for all
 Wikimedia traffic, with the ultimate goal of making it available to all
 users. In fact, for the past four years
 
 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/10/03/native-https-support-enabled-for-all-wikimedia-foundation-wikis/
 ,
 Wikimedia users could access our sites with HTTPS manually, through
 HTTPS
 Everywhere https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere, and when directed to
 our
 sites from major search engines. Additionally, all logged in users
 
 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/08/28/https-default-logged-in-users-wikimedia-sites/
 
 have been accessing via HTTPS since 2013.
 
 Over the last few years, increasing concerns about government
 surveillance
 prompted members of the Wikimedia community to push
 https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/08/01/future-https-wikimedia-projects/
 for more broad protection through HTTPS. We agreed, and made this
 transition a priority for our policy and engineering teams.
 
 
 We believe encryption makes the web stronger for everyone. In a world
 where
 mass surveillance has become a serious threat to intellectual freedom,
 secure connections are essential for protecting users around the world.
 Without encryption, governments can more easily surveil sensitive
 information, creating a chilling effect, and deterring participation,
 or in
 extreme cases they can isolate or discipline citizens. Accounts may
 also be
 hijacked, pages may be censored, other security flaws could expose
 sensitive user information and communications. Because of these
 circumstances, we believe that the time for HTTPS for all Wikimedia
 traffic
 is now. We encourage others to join us as we move forward with this
 commitment.
 
 The technical challenges of migrating to HTTPS
 
 HTTPS migration for one of the world’s most popular websites can be
 complicated. For us, this process began years ago and involved teams
 from
 across the Wikimedia Foundation. Our engineering team has been driving
 this
 transition, working hard to improve our sites’ HTTPS performance,
 prepare
 our infrastructure to handle the transition, and ultimately manage the
 implementation.
 
 Our first steps involved improving our infrastructure and code base so
 we
 could support HTTPS. We also significantly expanded and updated our
 server
 hardware. Since we don’t employ third party content delivery systems,
 we
 had to manage this process for our entire infrastructure stack
 in-house.
 
 HTTPS may also have performance implications for users, particularly
 our
 many users accessing Wikimedia sites from countries or networks with
 poor
 technical infrastructure. We’ve been carefully calibrating our 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The ProWikimedia award and thanking the volunteers

2015-06-11 Thread Tito Dutta
Thanks for sharing this know. :)
Is there any page on Meta on it?
Thanks
User:Titodutta
En WP

On 12 June 2015 at 02:13, Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska 
natalia.szaf...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all
 As you all know in the Wikmedia movement nothing really inspiring and
 creative can be done without the volunteers. Their ideas, time and energy
 are priceless. That is why Wikimedia Poland has created an award to say
 thank you to great people that inspire and coordinate our projects
 (expeditions, workshops, editathons, photo contests etc.) and for the
 volunteer of the year.
 We invited four people from the outside of the Wikimedia movement - people
 representing cultural institutions NGO's and the media - to form a jury
 with a task to choose the projects and the volunteer that should be
 rewarded. The jury also gave us precious information about how people who
 are not Wikimedians see our projects and which they perceive as the most
 interesting and inspiring.

 The ProWikimedia 2015 award will be given in 4 categories:
 1. Free content ambassador - in recognition of a project which had major
 impact on promoting openness, knowledge of free licenses, and free culture
 outside Wikimedia communities or which resulted in resources that were of
 great use to projects, institutions and publications outside of the
 WIkimedia movement
 2. Efficient content acquisition - in recognition of a project which
 exhibited a high ratio of acquired content quality and quantity in the
 context of financial outlays
 3. Innovation / pioneering character in acquiring free content - in
 recognition of a project which showed creativity, innovative approach and
 original viewpoint in acquiring free contents for the WIkimedia projects
 4. The volunteer of the year

 The award ceremony will take place this Saturday in the library of the
 European Solidarity Center - an institution with a mission of
 maintaining the heritage and message of the Solidarity movement and sharing
 the achievements of the peaceful struggle for freedom, justice, democracy
 and human rights. And it is a great place to recognize the great effort of
 Wikimedia volunteers who change the world by sharing knowledge.

 The ProWikimedia project has already (thanks to the outside jury) thought
 us a lot about our actions and initiatives and given us precious (and
 sometimes surprising) insight. But it's main purpose is to keep our
 volunteers inspired, encourage them to start new initiatives and show them
 how great job they are doing. I am really excited about this award as I
 truly believe that showing gratitude to our volunteers is something really
 important. And we need to find new ways to do it.


 Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska
 [[user:Magalia]]
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