Re: [Wikimedia-l] Any perspective from Wikimedia Movement about the copyright refined

2015-12-16 Thread Raymond Leonard
I think that the gist of the article, "UK Intellectual Property Office: what is in the Public Domain must stay in the Public Domain" is similar to the principle that Commons operates on, as noted in this wording: "Exception: Faithful reproductions of two-dimensional works of art, such as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Pharos
Looks wonderful, this is a model to build upon in future. Thanks, Pharos On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:18 PM, Wes Moran wrote: > Great work and a nice process. > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Danny Horn wrote: > > > Hi everyone, > > > > I'm happy to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Wes Moran
Great work and a nice process. On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Danny Horn wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I'm happy to announce that the Community Tech team's Community Wishlist > Survey has concluded, and we're able to announce the top 10 wishes! > > 634 people participated in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Anna Stillwell
Amaze balls. /a On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Danny Horn wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I'm happy to announce that the Community Tech team's Community Wishlist > Survey has concluded, and we're able to announce the top 10 wishes! > > 634 people participated in the survey,

[Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Danny Horn
Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that the Community Tech team's Community Wishlist Survey has concluded, and we're able to announce the top 10 wishes! 634 people participated in the survey, where they proposed, discussed and voted on 107 ideas. There was a two-week period in November to submit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Pine W
Thank you Danny & Company! Pine On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Toby Negrin wrote: > No one asked for 10 more wishes? :) > > Thanks Danny and the Community Tech team. This is a great model for working > with our Communities. > > -Toby > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:18

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
> > #3. Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua modules (87) > I would love to participate in this - I feel it would bring different language communities much closer together. And great for Graphs & Maps. > #7. Pageview Stats tool (70) > We could even do it on-wiki like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Andrea Zanni
On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Danny Horn wrote: > The Wikisource community did a tremendous job in showing up and giving > support to the Wikisource proposals. The top wishes in that category got 41 > and 39 votes, which is really impressive considering the relative size

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Risker
Thanks, Danny - this looks like a pretty good list. Every one of the top-10 proposals is worthwhile all by itself, and a couple of them have the potential to have multi-project effects; I'm not suggesting that they be set aside. However, I'd like to suggest that at the next selection process, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Danny Horn
Yeah, we've been thinking about the best way to support the smaller projects. For this first survey, we wanted to see what happened when we just open the voting as wide as we can, and encourage people from smaller projects to participate and spread the word. The Wikisource community did a

[Wikimedia-l] WMCON16 out of office announcement

2015-12-16 Thread Daniela Gentner
Dear Wikimedians, In view of the upcoming holidays, we would like to inform you that the Wikimedia Conference 2016 organizing team will be out of the office from December 23, 2015 until January 11, 2016. If you need assistance or have any questions, we recommend you to contact us until December

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banner (again)

2015-12-16 Thread Anna Stillwell
+1 On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Pine W wrote: > I like the new mini banner: "Find what you're looking for? Keep Wikipedia > thriving." (: > > Pine > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Richard Ames
This thread (subject) looks like it could bring lots of different thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc. Please (Please, Please) --- if your message is mainly on a new topic / thought / etc; Send a new message, with a new subject line. Thank you, Richard.

[Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread James Heilman
Great to see this :-) The community tech team is an amazing initiative. And agree all items listed have the potential to have significant impact. -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine www.opentextbookofmedicine.com As of July 2015 I am a board member

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Bodhisattwa Mandal
Danny, First of all, thanks for your comments on Wikisource community wishlist survey. Though we are a small global community, we did our best to get our basic problems noticed. To my opinion, the current system of Community wishlist survey is not good enough to solve the problems of Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Lane Rasberry
Wow! I have strong opinions about everything on this list and apparently so do many other people. It was fun to participate in the proposal process. If any of these proposals are not feasible to develop then I would enjoy reading a short explanation explaining why from the perspective of a

[Wikimedia-l] Wikisource technical issues (was Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!)

2015-12-16 Thread Andrea Zanni
(splitting as per Richard request) > Question for the Wikisource folks: would Project Grants be a way to get > resources for you? If you can design a project and find people with the > right skills, that avenue might be beneficial for you. I have a software > developer in mind who would probably

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Sam Klein
Thanks to all for organizing the survey and for sharing! A lot of these should help people stay in touch on smaller wikis and sibling projects where they are less active (and currently less likely to see pings and messages), so while I also want to see wikisource take over the world, these seem

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey: Top 10 wishes!

2015-12-16 Thread Pine W
Question for the Wikisource folks: would Project Grants be a way to get resources for you? If you can design a project and find people with the right skills, that avenue might be beneficial for you. I have a software developer in mind who would probably like to work with you if resources are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-16 Thread Jane Darnell
OK I see now what you mean, and that is an interesting point. I think in this context you need to see the objections to the "Bonnie and Clyde" problem. Now that we have exploded the concepts of Wikipedia into items, our interlinking (which is what Wikidata was built for) is a bit less tightly knit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-16 Thread Andrea Zanni
On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 9:35 PM, Jane Darnell wrote: > Andrea, > I totally agree on the mission/vision thing, but am not sure what you mean > exactly by scale - do you mean that Wikidata shouldn't try to be so > granular that it has a statement to cover each factoid in any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-16 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, The one thing where Wikidata shines is in connecting sources through identifiers. It connects all Wikipedias through the interwiki links and improving these has been an ongoing process of the last three years. Every week more external identifiers are added and it is in the mix-n-match tool by

[Wikimedia-l] Mid-December Fundraiser Update

2015-12-16 Thread Megan Hernandez
Hi everyone, The fundraising team is wrapping up the second week of the December campaign and we’d like to share an update with you--where we are, what we’ve changed, and what you can do to get involved. WHERE WE ARE: We’ve passed the halfway mark to the $25 million campaign goal. So far,