Re: [Wikimedia-l] Agenda for the December 9, 2015 Board Meeting

2015-12-07 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Zhou, Thank you. Just curious, as the previous board meeting is not too long ago and this agenda is very last minute: was this a scheduled board meeting? Best, Lodewijk On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 12:29 AM, Zhou Zhou wrote: > Hello all, > > The agenda for the next Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive)
Congratulations to all board member! ~Hasive WMBD On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Subhashish Panigrahi < subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote: > Congratulations all! > > On 12/8/2015 1:28 AM, Tito Dutta wrote: > > Congrats Wikimedia DC. > > > > On 8 December 2015 at 01:25, Kalliope Tsouroupidou <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Congratulations to the new board! On 12/6/15, James Hare wrote: > All, > > Following our annual board election and our first-ever round of board > appointments, I am happy to announce that Wikimedia DC has a new Board of > Directors, comprising: > > * Kirill Lokshin,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Kalliope Tsouroupidou
Congratulations Wikimedia DC! Keep up the great work that you do  K. On Monday, 7 December 2015, Katy Love wrote: > Congratulations, Wikimedia DC! > > On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM, James Hare > wrote: > > > All, > > > > Following

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Tito Dutta
Congrats Wikimedia DC. On 8 December 2015 at 01:25, Kalliope Tsouroupidou < ktsouroupi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Congratulations Wikimedia DC! Keep up the great work that you do  > > K. > > On Monday, 7 December 2015, Katy Love wrote: > > > Congratulations, Wikimedia DC!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2015-12-01 12:27, Andreas Kolbe wrote: Article by Mark Graham in Slate, Nov. 30, 2015: Why Does Google Say Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel? It has to do with the fact that the Web is now optimized for machines, not people. Second, because of the stripping away of context, it can be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Hi Yaroslav, Thanks for the background. The "POV pushing" you describe is of course what Graham and Ford are examining in their paper. For what it's worth, the Wikidata item for Jerusalem[1] still contains the statement "capital of Israel" today. As I understand it, the Knowledge Graph uses a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Andrea Zanni
On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:53 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > Hi Yaroslav, > > Thanks for the background. The "POV pushing" you describe is of course what > Graham and Ford are examining in their paper. > > For what it's worth, the Wikidata item for Jerusalem[1] still contains the >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Help decide Future IdeaLab Campaigns!

2015-12-07 Thread Pine W
Hi Jethro, Two questions: (1) How are the results looking from the Gender Gap campaign in IdeaLab? (2) If WMF does this again, will the campaign be designed and resourced in a way that doesn't disrupt the other grants process flows? I have painful memories of what happened in the PEG process

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Help decide Future IdeaLab Campaigns!

2015-12-07 Thread Siko Bouterse
Hi Pine, Some quick answers to your questions: 1. The initial results of the Inspire Campaign themselves were largely very good (see: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/28/what-we-learned-from-the-inspire-campaign/). As for the projects funded as a result of the campaign, though, they're still

[Wikimedia-l] Update from the Wikimedia Performance Team

2015-12-07 Thread Gilles Dubuc
Hello, This is the monthly report from the Wikimedia Performance team. ## Our progress ## * Availability. We've done a major overhaul of the ObjectCache interfaces. Many factory methods were deprecated or removed, reducing it to just four simple entry points. New docs at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Hi Markus, On 1 December 2015 at 23:43, Markus Krötzsch wrote: > [I continue cross-posting for this reply, but it would make sense to > return

[Wikimedia-l] Agenda for the December 9, 2015 Board Meeting

2015-12-07 Thread Zhou Zhou
Hello all, The agenda for the next Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees meeting is now available on Meta Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Board_meetings/2015-12-09 Thanks, Zhou -- Zhou Zhou Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation on the future of Wikimania

2015-12-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 03/12/15 20:21, Austin Hair a écrit : On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Ellie Young wrote: A lot of work has gone into preparing for the consultation.It will be going out December 14. We are looking forward to getting everyone's feedback in the weeks after and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Craig Franklin
Such issues are always going to crop up when you're attempting to describe the world using Aristotelian propositions. In a source like Wikipedia, we can provide some nuance, explain both sides of the issue, the history of both claims, and let the reader decide. In a database, we are limited to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Katy Love
Congratulations, Wikimedia DC! On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM, James Hare wrote: > All, > > Following our annual board election and our first-ever round of board > appointments, I am happy to announce that Wikimedia DC has a new Board of > Directors, comprising: > > *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-07 Thread Gnangarra
Criag is right this cant be fixed within the database because the data base is applying one truth where there is no one truth for everyone. This will always be the single biggest flaw of Wikidata no matter how data is presented it can never be the absolute truth unless its measurable through some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New board of Wikimedia DC

2015-12-07 Thread Subhashish Panigrahi
Congratulations all! On 12/8/2015 1:28 AM, Tito Dutta wrote: > Congrats Wikimedia DC. > > On 8 December 2015 at 01:25, Kalliope Tsouroupidou < > ktsouroupi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > >> Congratulations Wikimedia DC! Keep up the great work that you do  >> >> K. >> >> On Monday, 7 December 2015,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Agenda for the December 9, 2015 Board Meeting

2015-12-07 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Thanks. Let's keep an eye on the Wikimedia-l thread and Meta Wiki page to see if there are any comments over the next few days. On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Zhou Zhou wrote: > Hello all, > > The agenda for the next Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees meeting is > now