Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

2012-04-10 Thread Chris Keating
I understand it represents some money to fly ~10 people to SF (though I guess in the end those meetings would match other global meetings such as Wikimedia Conference or Wikimania) every six month, but on the other hand the FDC is gonna be in charge of disseminating ~30million USD, some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

2012-04-10 Thread Andrew Gray
On 10 April 2012 13:09, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: I've asked a very simple question, could you answer it? What questions do you want this process to answer? What it is about the FDC that we don't yet know and need to devote a lot of time and money to working out? The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

2012-04-10 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 10 April 2012 13:56, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Sure just about everything as in 1) Who should be on this committee 2) On what kind of requests should they form an opinion (not microgrants for example) 3) What are criteria 4) What is the process/timeline +

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with the Localisation team 2012-04-18 16:30 UTC

2012-04-10 Thread Siebrand Mazeland (WMF)
Hi everyone, I just wanted to give advance notice about IRC office hours with the Localization team [1] at the Wikimedia Foundation. Date: 2012-04-18 (every third Wednesday of the month from now on) Time: 16.30 UTC Venue: #wikimedia-office As usual, more logistical info and time conversion

[Wikimedia-l] Sister Projects Committee

2012-04-10 Thread Thehelpfulone
Hi all, The Sister Projects Committee is now a more formal committee, and as such, there's a list of things to do at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sister_Projects_Committee#Task_list. The plan is to discuss all the topics on the talk page and this mailing list when we are looking for wider

[Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Looks like the BBC are now starting to use goodly amounts of open content. One that's caught my eye is a piece on the seige of Sarajevo, part of which is CC-BY-SA licenced, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17617775. Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Correct: Derivatives are allowed Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207 065 0992 -- Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited, a Charitable Company Registered in England and Wales, No: 6741827. Charity No:1144513 Office: 4th Floor, Development House,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
There's also a no promotion clause - you can't use the work to promote your organisation. This is above and beyond the normal 'no derogatory use' clause... Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207 065 0992 -- Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread David Gerard
On 10 April 2012 17:30, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: There's also a no promotion clause - you can't use the work to promote your organisation. This is above and beyond the normal 'no derogatory use' clause... This sounds like a licence that deserves to die a death.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

2012-04-10 Thread Barry Newstead
Hi - I have created a list of issues to resolve in the FDC process on meta.[1] There are probably additional issues to resolve and it would be great if people would edit the list and start suggesting solutions. IMHO the list of issues is substantial and decisions on the approach to the design

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread David Gerard
On 10 April 2012 18:12, Richard Farmbrough rich...@farmbrough.co.uk wrote: Well, actually we don't know it works for us. Our stuff is in early draft, and re-use of text is already making life pretty difficult already (checking for copyvios, notability, and clones in repressive regimes (Baidu

[Wikimedia-l] World Bank adopts CC licensing

2012-04-10 Thread aude
FYI: The World Bank is adopting CC-BY licensing for it publications and content. http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:23164491~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/terms-of-use Cheers, Katie -- Board member, Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata opinion piece in The Atlantic

2012-04-10 Thread Andreas Kolbe
I would like to second that recommendation. I read that article too, and thought it highly relevant. Information is power, and there is a real danger of both monopolisation and manipulation of information here. Andreas On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:46 AM, En Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 97, Issue 32

2012-04-10 Thread Craig Franklin
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