[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Momvent: Policy Topics and Priorities Questionnaire

2013-09-02 Thread Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov
tl;dr Help us decide which policy issues are important to Wikimedia by filling out a questionnaire [1] Hello everybody, Wikimania and most people's summer holidays are over, in Brussels bureaucrats are slowly retunring to work and it is time for us to step up our activity. This being said, there

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: New Open Access mailing list

2013-09-02 Thread Andrea Zanni
[sorry for cross posting] Hi all, I just wanted to announce that there is right now a brand new wikimedia mailing list dedicated to Open Access. You can subscribe here: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess As there are quite a few projects running between the Open Access world

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-02 Thread MZMcBride
Erik Moeller wrote: So, what to do? My main suggestion is to organize a broad request for comments and input on possible paths forward. I think we’re doing the right thing by initially implementing these exemptions -- but I do think this decision needs to finally rest with the Board of the

[Wikimedia-l] Revived Sister Projects Committee proposal

2013-09-02 Thread PiRSquared17
Hello! I think many of you will be interested in reviving this proposal. I believe there is still a great desire (and need) for a more organized system of dealing with new sister project proposals and proposals for closing sister projects. Please also consider continuing the discussion on Meta.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-02 Thread FT2
There are many very sane comments in this thread. I agree with most of them - - Network encryption is important as one aspect; - Local threats and digging dirt are an important realistic threat (far more people are of interest to *THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES* vs nationally, or open to so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding programs for individuals.

2013-09-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Jean-Frédéric, 01/09/2013 15:58: Hi folks, While watching the current changes to Wikimedia France microgrants program implemented, I was curious to know which Wikimedia entities had similar funding programs for individuals - how they worked, how we could learn form each other. Since apparently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-02 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 09/02/2013 06:17 PM, Tim Starling wrote: It would allow WMF to monitor censorship and surveillance by being in the request loop. There's no guarantee they would accept HTTPS, even if there were still user surveillance inside the data center. It would be kind of like the cooperation we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for Wikipedians to add already translated articles

2013-09-02 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
For work of broader interest: have you read/commented https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation and volunteered at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yCvPS65eWk9S8uXkksAbDbLsbZQd0ISQKBDFfJnSSo0/viewform and/or told translators to)? Translation on Wikimedia projects is what we'd call a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-02 Thread Peter Gervai
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:38 AM, Matthew Flaschen matthew.flasc...@gatech.edu wrote: But as far as I know, the U.S. government has never blocked the general public from accessing a Wikipedia article, nor have they sent a takedown that was based on ideology/social harmony/etc. Instead they use