Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria and next steps

2012-07-24 Thread Michael Jahn
Just about to put this information on WMDE's blog, but I'm confused about the timing: 16:00 UTC and 23.00 UTC are given as starting times in the below email (which is 9 PDT and 16 PDT). But on Meta it reads 9 _UTC_ and 16 _UTC_, respectively: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_Office_Hours

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia Ch gives usually accreditations and we did it in the past also for sport's events. Naturally we gives accreditation only to people who send as formal request and are identified (no unknown people). In general we contact the press office of the event and inform them that a defined

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread വിശ്വപ്രഭ
May be we should take such anomalies to public forums! Slash dot? Free knowledge forums? Press? Media? Olympics is not just a money spinning sponsored affair. Information about the happenings there is the right of every universal citizen! The 'long' camera may have something to do with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
This issue is not merely theoretical. Many will recall the controversy surrounding the free-licensed photo of Usain Bolt, on Commons, taken during the Beijing Olympics: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-10-12/In_the_news -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Petr Kadlec
On 24 July 2012 10:35, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: 2012/7/24 ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com: May be we should take such anomalies to public forums! I'm not actually sure that it's an anomaly. As I said, I don't follow sports and I only noticed such a thing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Anirudh Bhati
Hi Asaf, Thank you for posting this and a grand welcome to all the new arrivals in the GAC. ;) I see that some of the folks have chosen to remain anonymous (many of whom I identify as prolific contributors to our projects) but I would like to know whether the Wikimedia Foundation has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
2012/7/24 Frederic Schutz sch...@mathgen.ch: Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter? If not, WM CH could give it a try (their headquarters are in Switzerland, actually less than 2km away from my place). I'm not overly optimistic, but it may be worth a try.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Frederic Schutz
On 24/07/12 11:43, Tomasz Ganicz wrote: Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter? If not, WM CH could give it a try (their headquarters are in Switzerland, actually less than 2km away from my place). I'm not overly optimistic, but it may be worth a try.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Andrew Gray
On 24 July 2012 10:21, Frederic Schutz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter? If not, WM CH could give it a try (their headquarters are in Switzerland, actually less than 2km away from my place). I'm not overly optimistic, but it may

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Richard Symonds
WMUK have asked, and we live in London; some of us next door to the stadium. The answer is a resounding 'no' from all corners, even when we speak to the government. We've got a volunteer with very good access to the games, but even behind the scenes it's difficult to get photographs. The IOC are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2012/7/24 Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk: WMUK have asked, and we live in London; some of us next door to the stadium. The answer is a resounding 'no' from all corners, even when we speak to the government. We've got a volunteer with very good access to the games, but even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Ilario Valdelli
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.ukwrote: On 24 July 2012 10:21, Frederic Schutz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter? If not, WM CH could give it a try (their headquarters are in Switzerland,

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 8, Issue 30 -- 23 July 2012

2012-07-24 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
From the editor: ''Signpost'' developments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-07-23/From_the_editor Op-ed: The future of PR on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-07-23/Op-ed Paid editing: Does Wikipedia pay? The skeptic: Orange

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
You can always check the list of users identified to the Foundation: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Identification_noticeboard Alex 2012/7/24 Anirudh Bhati anirudh...@gmail.com Hi Asaf, Thank you for posting this and a grand welcome to all the new arrivals in the GAC. ;) I see that some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:13:27 +, J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov wrote: You can always check the list of users identified to the Foundation: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Identification_noticeboard Alex Which means the answer is no: not all committee members have been identified. Cheers

[Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility-time clarification

2012-07-24 Thread Chary, Meera
Hi all, The correct starting times for these IRC office hours are 16:00 UTC (9PDT) and 23.00 UTC (16PDT) as stated in the Wikimedia-l posts last week. The times are now corrected on Meta - thanks for alerting us to this, Michael! Best, Meera Meera Chary Case Team Leader The Bridgespan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Ivan Martínez
Thank you very much for the opportunity and trust. I'll do my best! Saludos. 2012/7/23 Abbas Mahmood abbas...@hotmail.com Welcome! Looking forward to working with the new members. SincerelyAbbas. From: abar...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:20:20 -0700 To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2012/7/24 Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il: Hi, The Olympic games are beginning soon. Apparently, ticket holders cannot use photo equipment longer than 30cm and cannot use the photos and videos for commercial purposes without accreditation. Practically everything that happens at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility-time clarification

2012-07-24 Thread Katie Chan
On 24/07/2012 15:48, Chary, Meera wrote: Hi all, The correct starting times for these IRC office hours are 16:00 UTC (9PDT) and 23.00 UTC (16PDT) as stated in the Wikimedia-l posts last week. The times are now corrected on Meta - thanks for alerting us to this, Michael! Correction was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Béria Lima
The question is: They will? (For disclosure, I'm a member of GAC - since the beginning last year - and I'm identified since 2008.) _ *Béria Lima* *Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter livre acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. Ajude-nos a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:13:05 -0300, Béria Lima wrote: The question is: They will? (For disclosure, I'm a member of GAC - since the beginning last year - and I'm identified since 2008.) _ *Béria Lima* *Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter livre acesso ao

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Matthew Roth
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:21 AM, Frederic Schutz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter? This conversation came up about a month ago on the Communications Committee list and Jimmy mentioned that he had made requests through his

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Katie Chan
Which means the answer is no: not all committee members have been identified. Cheers Yaroslav Hardly any are, including existing members. Those that are identified to the foundation are so because of other current or former positions. On 24/07/2012 16:13, Béria Lima wrote: The question

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
As the GAC doesn't actually take any decision, nor handles any private data (it seems), I don't see why it should require identification. Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Geolocalization improvement proposal

2012-07-24 Thread Cristian Consonni
2012/7/24 birgitte...@yahoo.com: [...] So I definitely believe what it.WM wants to do, to connect people with local events, has real value. And that it has value for the individual people just as much as for it.WM. strong +1. The main question is whether the benefit from being able to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
2012/7/24 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com: 2012/7/24 Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il: Hi, The Olympic games are beginning soon. Apparently, ticket holders cannot use photo equipment longer than 30cm and cannot use the photos and videos for commercial purposes without

[Wikimedia-l] FDC Eligibility Status

2012-07-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
Forwarding per request. Alex -- Forwarded message -- From: Melanie Brown mbr...@wikimedia.org To: foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Cc: Garfield Byrd gb...@wikimedia.org, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:04:27 -0700 Subject: FDC Eligibility

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Lodewijk
Would it make sense to start a more thorough long term lobby on this issue? Considering that this will be a returning issue every two years, I guess that would be worth the trouble... Lodewijk 2012/7/24 Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com 2012/7/24 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com:

[Wikimedia-l] Ratiopol

2012-07-24 Thread bretwa
Hello, For your information, I have made a proposal for a project to be adopted by the Wikimedia Fundation. It is called Ratiopol, and it's about politics, if you want more informations, you can go here : http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ratiopol Feel free to contact me. Regards, Bretwa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2012/7/24 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org: Would it make sense to start a more thorough long term lobby on this issue? Considering that this will be a returning issue every two years, I guess that would be worth the trouble... Generally, I think that it would be a good idea. I'm just not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Keegan Peterzell
~ Keegan Sent mobile On Jul 24, 2012 2:50 PM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: Most of all, I'm still curious about the reasons that the IOC (or whoever is in charge) provided for the refusals. In the immortal words of Steve Martin in The Jerk, It's a profit deal! That

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ratiopol

2012-07-24 Thread Nathan
The project is empty. It's recent changes feed shows no edits (not sure how that is even possible). All the links on the front page are redlinks. The point of the project is stated as influencing the decisions of politicians. I suspect few will dispute the conclusion that Ratiopol is not ripe for

[Wikimedia-l] Protest against ACTA/Mexico in Spanish Wikinews

2012-07-24 Thread Juergen Fenn
FYI: Spanish Wikinews today bears a site notice in protest against the Mexican government signing the ACTA agreement. It says: The internet must remain free. The Freedom of the internet is in peril. The Spanish Wikinews community has issued a press release on the matter:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria and next steps

2012-07-24 Thread John Vandenberg
Hi Michael and everyone, I added the IRC office hours on meta, and made the mistake. Sorry about this. Thanks to the WMF for holding two office hours so Australians can attend. On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Michael Jahn michael.j...@wikimedia.de wrote: Just about to put this information on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hi, Anirudh. Thanks for the welcoming note. As others have noted, we have not required all members to identify to the Foundation, and those that are identified are so in other capacities. As Katie and Nemo pointed out, GAC work is all done in the open on Meta, and no personal information or