Re: [Wikimedia-l] Someone wants to put their promotional photo on Wikipedia. What's best practices?

2013-10-12 Thread Jane Darnell
In the Netherlands, we have Wikiportret for promotional photos of living people It gets used pretty often On Oct 11, 2013, at 9:44 PM, David Gerard wrote: I just got a phone call and followup email today asking about how to upload a photo to be on a Wikipedia article. This has got to be an

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Bence Damokos
Dear all, Following considerable deliberation it is with great pleasure that we announce that the Location Committee has selected Berlin as the location for the 2014 Wikimedia Conference. We received a total of four bids from Germany, India, Italy and Sweden. In selecting the Berlin location we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Manuel Schneider
Dear Bence, dear committee, thanks for your work and decision! Finally we have made a big step forward! /Manuel Asaf Bartov, Bence Damokos, Arnau Duran, Itzik Edri, Mike Peel, Osmar Valdebenito, Ilario Valdelli -- Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens Lausanne, +41 (21)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Ted Chien
Yes, thanks Bence and the committee for the work, and congratulations to the Berlin team! Looking forward to see you all again in this lovely city! Regards, Ted Chien -- Sent from my HTC New One 2013/10/12 下午10:42 於 Manuel Schneider manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.ch 寫道: Dear Bence, dear committee,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Ivan Martínez
Thanks to all the team involved in the bidding and decision. We will have a very nice conference in Berlin. Regards. El oct 12, 2013 8:31 a.m., Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com escribió: Dear all, Following considerable deliberation it is with great pleasure that we announce that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Someone wants to put their promotional photo on Wikipedia. What's best practices?

2013-10-12 Thread Ted Chien
Yes, the first step is to tell them the picture needed to be donated as free-licensed material. Last time I get the same request from Taiwan's vice Legislator Leader I told her the same thing, then these's no more response (they are afraid their pictures will be abused by their opposition

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Sarah Stierch
Congratulations - Berlin is one amazing city. Some great bids were placed, too. Looking forward to it! -Sarah On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks to all the team involved in the bidding and decision. We will have a very nice conference in Berlin.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
From http://www.internet2.edu/about/ I see that they are also focused on research. From that, I got the impression that like us, they are committed to the accessibility of knowledge. They state on their website that without them, many college researchers may not be able to get the information

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Jasper Deng, 12/10/2013 19:35: From http://www.internet2.edu/about/ I see that they are also focused on research. From that, I got the impression that like us, they are committed to the accessibility of knowledge. They state on their website that without them, many college researchers may not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Jasper Deng, 12/10/2013 21:34: Instead of passing through others' routing domains, we would have a direct link/BGP session with them (should be feasible given the proximity of their IXP). http://noc.net.internet2.edu/uploads/j_/cI/j_cIw5DZ0TaRa-EArTqANg/internet2-cps-20090909.pdf suggests

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
We could change that. Suppose a university wants to request the entire knowledgebase of Wikidata or another project, or if we need to do a mass transfer of data from them. On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Jasper Deng, 12/10/2013 21:34: Instead

[Wikimedia-l] Grant Input to Reimagine Wikipedia Mentorship

2013-10-12 Thread Jackson Peebles
Hello everyone, An Individual Engagement Grant entitled Reimagining Mentorship on Wikipedia is currently under review at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Reimagining_Mentorship_on_Wikipedia. As part of our research into the best approach to take while pursuing this grant, we would like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread geni
On 12 October 2013 21:41, Jasper Deng jas...@jasperswebsite.com wrote: We could change that. Suppose a university wants to request the entire knowledgebase of Wikidata or another project, or if we need to do a mass transfer of data from them. Still not significant. The only really large

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEducator] Creative industries not harmed by digital sharing, report finds

2013-10-12 Thread Samuel Klein
Possibly of interest. SJ -- Forwarded message -- From: Cable Green ca...@creativecommons.org Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM Subject: [WikiEducator] Creative industries not harmed by digital sharing, report finds To: Educause Openness Constituent Group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and Internet2

2013-10-12 Thread Jasper Deng
Sneakernets are not particularly convenient. If the organizations of the net wanted to use that for data transfer, the net wouldn't exist. But I still think Wikimedia could increase/streamline accessibility to its information. It probably couldn't happen, but they have more than enough capacity