[Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia vs. NSA

2018-01-29 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi all, I’d like to share an update and next steps in our lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA.[1] As you’ll recall, in March 2015, the Wikimedia Foundation joined eight other plaintiffs in filing a suit in United States Federal District Court

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lower page views

2018-01-29 Thread Frederick Noronha
A lot of arbitrary deletions (and Western-centric approaches) seem to have disincentives some volunteers. At least I can speak for myself. My conjecture is that if even I feel the Wikipedia, thanks to its many successes, is increasingly unable to reflect the diversity of our world, why should

[Wikimedia-l] What's happening with #1Lib1Ref? (A lot...)

2018-01-29 Thread Jake Orlowitz
Each year the Wikipedia Library team, in collaboration with GLAM folks (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) all around the world, asks a simple favor: Give Wikipedia the gift of a citation for its birthday. Website: http://1lib1ref.org This year Wikipedia turns 17 and it's our third annual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2018-01-29 Thread Alangi Derick
Hello everyone! With due respect Katherine Maher, Narunnaby Hasive and everyone else, thank you all very much for the warm welcome. I'm grateful to serve the Wikimedia movement as a member of the Affiliations Committee and beyond. :) *Kind regards,* *Derick N. Alangi* *V. Developer @ Wikimedia*

[Wikimedia-l] Duty of care

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
Looking at a couple of situations that have arisen recently on one of the projects, where the health and well-being of volunteers might have been affected by their participation, I wonder where we can find a clear statement of the Foundation's Duty of Care towards the volunteers? I looked on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
Does the Foundation have any standing to enforce the copyright, since that belongs to the individual contributors? On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:12 AM, James Salsman wrote: > Attribution is often considered impractical, but providing the source > date along with e.g. the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board statement endorsing future resourcing and direction of the movement

2018-01-29 Thread Renée Bagslint
The list can be summarised as - Spend more on staff - Spend more on chapters - Get more money - Get more money - Get more money - Spend more money We notice that such minor matters as produce more content, produce better content, support content contributors, disseminate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread Samuel Klein
Editors used to do plenty by hand, if you recall. The on-wiki list of mirrors and forks had compliance info, and individuals would reach out and ask for license changes or takedowns. Since having a legal team I don't know how these have happened, or which individuals have made such claims &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimedia vs. NSA

2018-01-29 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Great update, thank you. On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 4:14 PM, Katherine Maher wrote: > Hi all, > > I’d like to share an update and next steps in our lawsuit against the U.S. > National Security Agency (NSA), Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA.[1] As you’ll > recall, in March 2015,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread The Cunctator
Thanks. I've added entries for Google Knowledge Graph and various Google derivative products, which have varying quality of attribution and license information and license. None appear to be fully compliant. On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 9:29 PM, Samuel Klein wrote: > Editors used

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright enforcement?

2018-01-29 Thread The Cunctator
Related, has there ever been any copyright enforcement for Wikipedia, or is its copyleft a joke and it's functionally purely public domain? On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 7:42 AM, Renée Bagslint wrote: > Does the Foundation have any standing to enforce the copyright, since