Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amical Wikimedia statement about the Spanish new Royal Decree-Law of public security

2019-11-13 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido

Hi Frans,

No, this is a completely different topic.

Thanks,

El 13/11/19 a les 11:12, Frans Grijzenhout ha escrit:
Hi Toni, Just to be sure: is this also the text that you want me to 
paste into: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Comments_on_the_Rebranding_Strategy ?

Frans


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Op wo 13 nov. 2019 om 10:55 schreef Toni Hermoso Pulido 
mailto:toni...@wikimedia.cat>>:


FYI



https://www.wikimedia.cat/2019/11/13/statement-about-the-spanish-new-royal-decree-law-of-public-security/
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Statement about the Spanish new Royal Decree-Law of public security

On November 5th, The Official State Gazette (BOE) published the Royal
Decree-Law 14/2019
(https://boe.es/boe/dias/2019/11/05/pdfs/BOE-A-2019-15790.pdf), which
was passed on October 31st, whereby the General State Administration
reserves the right to suspend, exceptionally and precautionary, the
transmission of data and the connection to Internet claiming
reasons of
public order.

According to Chapter IV, modification of the Law 9/2014 of General
Telecommunications, the State reserves the right to take over any
types
of infrastructure, network, service or digital resource that may
affect
public security within the framework of national defense. The
power of
immediate action is granted to the Government of Spain for the
closure
of websites and other services through the Ministry of Economy and
Business, as well as the control and operation of all networks during
transitory periods described as exceptional. No prior judicial
requirement is needed.

 From Amical Wikimedia we hereby express our profound disagreement
with
this new decree and our growing concern for the restriction of
digital
rights in Spanish territory. First of all, the lack of debate on this
law in Parliament, its approval under a caretaker government,
during the
electoral campaign and under the formula of a royal decree-law
represents a drastic regression of the freedom to information in key
moments. Secondly, vaguely defined concepts such as “national
security,”
“public order,” “transitional period,” or “exceptional situation”
allow
for indiscriminate action based on political interests for the
repression of ideological dissent.

Thirdly, we are concerned that the preamble of this law
contextualizes
and aims to justify the adopted measures for the ongoing
socio-political
mobilizations in different areas of the Spanish territory. Amical
Wikimedia, in this regard, has previously declared itself in favor of
the organization of actions that defend basic civil rights and the
freedom of expression throughout all the Catalan-speaking areas. The
abovementioned decree seriously violates the freedom of information,
which should be open and accessible to the public as is the case of
Wikipedia and its sister projects. Article 19 of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights upholds that “Everyone has the right to
freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to
hold
opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart
information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.

There are recent precedents of digital censorship which have had very
serious social impact. In February 2014, the Turkish parliament
passed
the Law No. 5651, granting new powers to the state telecommunications
authority regarding Internet regulation. A few years later, on April
2017 and making use of this law, access to all idiomatic versions of
Wikipedia were blocked based on Turkish Government claims of
state-funded terrorism on the English Wikipedia.

For all these reasons, Amical Wikimedia reaffirms its rejection of
this
decree-law and demands its immediate withdrawal. Our organisation
stands
unequivocally in favor of digital freedom and the human rights of
expression, peaceful assembly, and access to information.


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[Wikimedia-l] Amical Wikimedia statement about the Spanish new Royal Decree-Law of public security

2019-11-13 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido

FYI


https://www.wikimedia.cat/2019/11/13/statement-about-the-spanish-new-royal-decree-law-of-public-security/
--

Statement about the Spanish new Royal Decree-Law of public security

On November 5th, The Official State Gazette (BOE) published the Royal 
Decree-Law 14/2019 
(https://boe.es/boe/dias/2019/11/05/pdfs/BOE-A-2019-15790.pdf), which 
was passed on October 31st, whereby the General State Administration 
reserves the right to suspend, exceptionally and precautionary, the 
transmission of data and the connection to Internet claiming reasons of 
public order.


According to Chapter IV, modification of the Law 9/2014 of General 
Telecommunications, the State reserves the right to take over any types 
of infrastructure, network, service or digital resource that may affect 
public security within the framework of national defense. The power of 
immediate action is granted to the Government of Spain for the closure 
of websites and other services through the Ministry of Economy and 
Business, as well as the control and operation of all networks during 
transitory periods described as exceptional. No prior judicial 
requirement is needed.


From Amical Wikimedia we hereby express our profound disagreement with 
this new decree and our growing concern for the restriction of digital 
rights in Spanish territory. First of all, the lack of debate on this 
law in Parliament, its approval under a caretaker government, during the 
electoral campaign and under the formula of a royal decree-law 
represents a drastic regression of the freedom to information in key 
moments. Secondly, vaguely defined concepts such as “national security,” 
“public order,” “transitional period,” or “exceptional situation” allow 
for indiscriminate action based on political interests for the 
repression of ideological dissent.


Thirdly, we are concerned that the preamble of this law contextualizes 
and aims to justify the adopted measures for the ongoing socio-political 
mobilizations in different areas of the Spanish territory. Amical 
Wikimedia, in this regard, has previously declared itself in favor of 
the organization of actions that defend basic civil rights and the 
freedom of expression throughout all the Catalan-speaking areas. The 
abovementioned decree seriously violates the freedom of information, 
which should be open and accessible to the public as is the case of 
Wikipedia and its sister projects. Article 19 of the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights upholds that “Everyone has the right to 
freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold 
opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart 
information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.


There are recent precedents of digital censorship which have had very 
serious social impact. In February 2014, the Turkish parliament passed 
the Law No. 5651, granting new powers to the state telecommunications 
authority regarding Internet regulation. A few years later, on April 
2017 and making use of this law, access to all idiomatic versions of 
Wikipedia were blocked based on Turkish Government claims of 
state-funded terrorism on the English Wikipedia.


For all these reasons, Amical Wikimedia reaffirms its rejection of this 
decree-law and demands its immediate withdrawal. Our organisation stands 
unequivocally in favor of digital freedom and the human rights of 
expression, peaceful assembly, and access to information.


--
Toni Hermoso Pulido

Amical Wikimedia
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Huhall] Viola wikipedia

2019-10-02 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido
Hello,

I am not able to access referenced PDFs right now, assuming it's
authoritative enough. I hope it's not a prank, specially considering its
name...


El 1/10/19 a les 17:46, Samuel Klein ha escrit:
> From a Harvard biology list, via my friend Chris: a newly named species of
> Viola <https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Viola_wikipedia>!
> /SJ
> 
> == Forwarded message ===
> 
> Many of you may use Wikipedia.
> 
> 
> 
> Here is a plant name (*Viola Wikipedia*), which may be first name to honor
> Wikipedia.
> 
> 
> 
> Viola wikipedia J.M.Watson & A.R.Flores, Int. Rock Gard. 117: 47. 2019
> 
> P. 47: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Sep261569525649IRG117.pdf
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.srgc.org.uk_logs_logdir_2019Sep261569525649IRG117.pdf=DwMGaQ=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ=DZmqtQRXyhOgqkztI2mO9VzZ8DCBvq1PIRFZAci7Tsc=QN0PfyGenvJvsBs0frndXDgnn6JpuVuNAekxhaopqDY=Rs2HOY64PqT09T_jorN-UQ-sYKpTsGk30n1uDSRparQ=>
> 
> 
> 
> The authors gave a detailed explanation for their choice of the epithet
> Wikipedia.
> 
> 
> 
> “Etymology: We Watsons investigate and write up all our publications at
> home. We are retired on small pensions, belong to no institution, and work
> privately on a largely self-funded basis. In the past, we have visited the
> herbaria and libraries at K and SGO regularly, and once or occasionally B,
> CONC, LIL, MERL, P, SI, and ULS as well. But for various reasons we are
> very seldom able to travel to any these days, and have only managed two
> such visits in the last five years. So now, at the very apogee of our
> 'publication era', we are totally dependent on our indispensable home
> library and ... the Internet. Without the latter, we could literally
> achieve nothing of scientific relevance. It provides information from such
> a wide number of reference sources and personal contacts that it is
> impossible to even begin to think about listing them all. However, one is
> particularly outstanding in that we consult it constantly for information
> on a wide variety of subjects related to our work - Wikipedia, as cited
> herein for example. The best token return we can think of is to name a
> plant accordingly, so it therefore gives us pleasure to record our
> gratitude via the replacement epithet of this species, as a noun in
> apposition.”
> 
> 

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[Wikimedia-l] Amical Wikimedia feedback to Strategy WG recommendations

2019-09-18 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido

Dear fellow Wikimedians,

On 7 September 2019 Amical Wikimedia organised a community open meet-up 
(https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquiprojecte:Trobada_d'Estrat%C3%A8gia_2019) 
to discuss the Working Group recommendations at that time for the 
current Wikimedia 2030 strategy process.


Outcome was also delivered to Strategy liaisons and every comment was 
appended to their respective discussion pages several days ago. In any 
case, for the sake of transparency and for helping other affiliates and 
whole-community participants to share and discuss their points of view 
with us, we also gathered all them in the page below:


https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Amical_Wikimedia/Strategy_Meetup_2019

We look forward to reading the upcoming updates from Strategy Working 
Groups!


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido

¡Enhorabuena y mucha suerte en esta nueva etapa!

Congrats and good luck in this new stage of your organization!

El 7/31/19 a les 6:02 PM, Kirill Lokshin ha escrit:

Hi everyone!

I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Colombia [1] as a Wikimedia
chapter.

Over the past five years, Wikimedia Colombia has successfully planned and
executed a significant portfolio of innovative and effective programs,
attracting new contributors, forming partnerships with local institutions,
promoting the Wikimedia movement throughout the Republic of Colombia, and
demonstrating a substantial record of programmatic impact.

It is our hope that recognition as a Wikimedia chapter will empower the
Wikimedia Colombia community to continue fostering the Wikimedia movement
in Colombia and enable them to more effectively engage with government
entities and other partners.  We additionally hope that Wikimedia Colombia
will prove to be a source of inspiration and support for emerging Wikimedia
communities in the surrounding geographic areas, furthering affiliate
development across northern South America and Central America.

I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
chapter, and recognize their commitment and patience over the past two
years as we've worked through the chapter recognition process.  Please join
me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Colombia team for their
accomplishment!


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest thematic organisation, Wikimedia Medicine

2019-08-01 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido
 with setting up the new
thematic organisation, and recognize their commitment and patience over

the

past year as we've worked through the thematic organisation recognition
process.  Please join me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Medicine
team for their accomplishment!

Regards,
Kirill Lokshin
Chair, Affiliations Committee

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med


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