Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-12 Thread
I am delighted to say that Wikimedia Commons is today the /first/ project to have an official Gender-neutral language policy for its policies and help pages, so that the project is a welcoming environment for all. Thanks to everyone that took part in the discussions and vote! *

[Wikimedia-l] April 12: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#13)

2017-04-12 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi all! *Summary: The first cycle of strategy conversations is ending soon.* We hope you will contribute your answer to this question: "What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?" - https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10152617 This phase has been an opportunity to come up

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] April 12: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#13)

2017-04-12 Thread Gregory Varnum
Apologies - correction to last link, should be: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Updates/12_April_2017_-_Update_13_on_Wikimedia_movement_strategy_process -greg On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 7:26 PM Katherine Maher wrote: > Hi all! > > *Summary:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-12 Thread James Heilman
Excellent to see. Thanks Fae and agree this is an important initiative. James On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 1:13 AM, Fæ wrote: > I am delighted to say that Wikimedia Commons is today the /first/ > project to have an official Gender-neutral language policy for its > policies and

[Wikimedia-l] Server switch 2017 - Short editing outages on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 and Wednesday, 3 May 2017

2017-04-12 Thread Nick Wilson (Quiddity)
Reminder, this is coming next week. **You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.** * You will not be able to edit for approximately 20 to 30 minutes on Wednesday, 19 April and Wednesday, 3 May. The test will start at 14:00

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-12 Thread Pine W
I'm bumping this thread because there has been a somewhat high-profile incident of misuse of Wikipedia by a corporate entity. This is not entirely the same as undisclosed paid editing, but it was certainly a misuse of Wikipedia.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-12 Thread James Heilman
Looking at the Burger King case: I do not have a concern with the ad they created to have Google read the WP article about their product. My concern is them possibly altering the first sentence of said article. But we now have that under control and it was a fairly innocuous in the grand scheme

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-12 Thread Risker
Without getting into the details of the situation, Pine, I'll simply point out that the budget for the legal team of an international corporation like Burger King is going to be significantly larger than the entire budget of the Wikimedia Foundation, and punishing organizations that have figured

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: March 2017

2017-04-12 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums. You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-12 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
Mmmm, the Hebrew Wikipedia has been gender-neutral for at least eight years :) So Commons is not exactly the first project to do this. בתאריך 12 באפר׳ 2017 10:14 AM,‏ "Fæ" כתב: I am delighted to say that Wikimedia Commons is today the /first/ project to have an official