Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-07-07 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hell NO! We are not neutral and it will be a particular sad situation when we forget what we are there for, what our objectives are only to "avoid compromising the appearance of the projects and the movement as neutral providers of information; to avoid bad publicity; to avoid antagonizing

[Wikimedia-l] adding visual search for Wikipedia

2018-07-07 Thread Tomás O'Hara
Hi, here's a link to a proposal I have for adding visual search to Wikipedia: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Use_visual_search_frontend_for_Wikipedia (This was created with user ID: tomasohara

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] Solve legal uncertainty of Wikidata

2018-07-07 Thread Alphos OGame
Hello, Mathieu, not only are you forum-shopping here as Maarten pointed out, you are also consecutively trying one "what if" after the other instead of providing an actual formal case against the CC0 license currently in effect on Wikidata. So far each of your individual arguments has been

[Wikimedia-l] On traceability and reliability of data we publish [was Re: [Wikidata] Solve legal uncertainty of Wikidata]

2018-07-07 Thread mathieu lovato stumpf guntz
Hi Andra, I agree this is misconception that a copyright license make any direct change to data reliability. But attribution requirement does somewhat indirectly have an impact on it, as it legally enforce traceability. That is I strongly disagree with the following assertion: "a license

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] SPARQL tutorial video (2 hours)

2018-07-07 Thread Nurunnaby Hasive
Great! Thanks, Asaf! I learn so many issues about Wikidata after watching your 3hr long Wikidata intro video. Last few days I'm trying to learn SPARQL. Hope your this video also help me a lot to learn more about SPARQL. Thanks again! Hasive On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 5:40 PM Rajeeb Dutta wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
Mario, The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retaining the right. Thank you for your reply on the other thread about the Executive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
P.S. The choice* is between On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 12:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > Mario, > > The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the > Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation > was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance

Re: [Wikimedia-l] adding visual search for Wikipedia

2018-07-07 Thread Jeremy Lee-Jenkins
Tom O'Hara, I foresee several problems with your proposal. a) The Wikimedia Foundation itself spent a very large amount of money building something essentially the same which was rejected by the community and abandoned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_Engine_(Wikimedia_Foundation)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Hello, I would suggest to update Wikimedia sites to reflect the fact that Wikimedia Foundation is active in lobbying in the area of immigration public policies: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_policy https://policy.wikimedia.org/ Best, MarioGom On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Katherine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Please, don't: On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:11 PM, James Salsman wrote: > I propose that the Executive Director ask donors to > support other organizations which are working for free college,[1-4] > single payer universal health care,[5] shorter work weeks,[6-7] > payroll subsidies,[8] and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] Solve legal uncertainty of Wikidata

2018-07-07 Thread mathieu lovato stumpf guntz
Hi Andra, Le 04/07/2018 à 13:00, Andra Waagmeester a écrit : No, Wikidata is not going to change the CC0. You seem to be the only person wanting that and trying to discredit Wikidata will not help you in your crusade. I suggest the people who are still interested in this to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
I find these activities by the WMF really disturbing for the community. Looking at previous discussions, I am not the first one to voice these issues, but here is my summary: == It is cherry-picking == The WMF has no long-term commitment to immigration issues. This leads to the appearance that