Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Knowledge Fest this upcoming week

2012-09-15 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Sarah et all, I am in Helsinki and also partly organizing the Open Knowledge Festival (http://okfestival.org/) - the main venue is my Department of the Aalto University. I'll come to say hi to you. If you (or anyone else from the Wikimedia community coming over to Helsinki for the OK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-29 Thread Leinonen Teemu
On 29.12.2012, at 9.35, birgitte...@yahoo.com birgitte...@yahoo.com wrote: I am not affiliated with Wiki Med. However as an American, Health to my ear means scammy quacky bullshit that wants to pretend it is medicine for the $$$. OK. I am sure in the US the World *Health* Organization is also

[Wikimedia-l] Internet.org and Wikipedia Zero ?

2013-08-23 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, Have you noticed the new internet.org initiative by Facebook, Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm, Ericsson and MediaTek? Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Internet.org and Wikipedia Zero ?

2013-08-27 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hei, I kind of sympathize with Jens' points. Mr. Zuckerberg, and especially Facebook as a business, are not necessary in a perfect synchrony with the mission and vision of the Wikimedia / Wikipedia movement. Even if this is the case we may ask does it still make sense for us to collaborate

[Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-02-07 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, I just got a message that the Finnish Police have asked the fi.wikipedia, by sending an email to the wikifi-ad...@list.wikimedia.org, to give a written statement about their possible violation of the laws that regulate fundraising in Finland. There is a little news about this already

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement for the police about the fundraising?

2014-02-10 Thread Leinonen Teemu
On 8.2.2014, at 13.51, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: I love this thread - it make me think of Matti Wuori in the movie The man without a past Heh :-) These days, I also miss Matti Wuori. :-'( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Wuori - Teemu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hei, 5 cents: would it make a difference if the Wiki Loves Monuments / Art project plans (and others) will explicitly promise that, for instance, the gender (f/m) balance of the participants (n 500) will be 40/60 and +50% of them will be new editors? This would be meet the strategic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Toward Peace, Love Progress! All the best with the new chapter, - Teemu On 13.4.2015, at 21.12, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: I’m proud of and happy with what we've achieved. -- Teemu Leinonen http://teemuleinonen.fi +358

[Wikimedia-l] Wikkipedia and Press Freedom?

2015-05-03 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi all, Today is the World Press Freedom Day [1]. Does anyone know any resent review looking the freedom of press in the world that is including Wikipedia in the study? For instance, I would like to read about the state of Wikipedia and Wikipedians in the Russian Wikipedia. How is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-08 Thread Leinonen Teemu
mp.jpg >> >> Syrian people live in camps in Lebanon and Turkey for third year (since >> 2012)... There is even not enough basic schools and simple paper textbooks >> for children... >> >> >> >> 2015-09-07 21:45 GMT+02:00 Leinonen Teemu <teemu.le

Re: [Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-08 Thread Leinonen Teemu
On 8.9.2015, at 20.04, Keegan Peterzell wrote: > However, before we get all excited with plans, it might be important for > someone who is interested to contact the project lead and see if > internet-in-a-box is even still active. The website hasn't been regularly > updated

[Wikimedia-l] internet-in-a-boxs to the refugee camps?

2015-09-07 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hello people, Just an idea. Number of Syrian refugees is over 4,000,000 people, mostly residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.[1] Refugee camps are set in all in these countries.[2] Internet-in-a-Box[3] is a a WiFI-device with "Wikipedia in 37 languages, a library of 40,000 e-books,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you for our time together.

2016-02-25 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Thank you Lila for keeping things moving. Continuous development is the only way to keep movements, organizations and products relevant. I really appreciate your hard work and the results achieved. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors, - Teemu > On 25.2.2016, at 20.45, Lila

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Elsevier?

2016-02-15 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Alex and all, I hope you / we already have a partnership with the PLOS? https://www.plos.org - Teemu > On 15.2.2016, at 17.27, Alex Stinson wrote: > > Hi all, > > As always, we are happy to see the conversations about the publishing and > research

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Elsevier?

2016-02-15 Thread Leinonen Teemu
> On 15.2.2016, at 18.07, Pete Forsyth wrote: > Apart from brand affiliation, what do you see as a potential benefit from > partnering with PLoS? I think brand affiliation would be a good start and could help PLoS, that is not so well known as the Wikipedia. I wouldn’t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-15 Thread Leinonen Teemu
> On 12.2.2016, at 18.31, Liam Wyatt wrote: > - Lack of Strategy - > > Now, maybe an open-source search engine would be a good thing for the > WMF to create! But that would be a major strategic decision. Search is a critical feature in all online services, especially for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-24 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hej, Gerard made some very important points. My observation (not an opinion :-) is also that the initiatives in, and with a focus on, global south are under served. They are more difficult to do, because of various reasons, but this should not be a reason not to do them. It is also true that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-10 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi all, This is super interesting and important discussion. One idea. > On 10 Oct 2017, at 3.44, Erik Moeller wrote: > And for most of the sources amalgamated in this manner, if provenance > is indicated at all, we don't find any of the safeguards we have for > Wikimedia

[Wikimedia-l] Call for Wikimania '18 Program Committee Members

2017-11-26 Thread Leinonen Teemu
of international research conferences. More information about me is available in here: https://teemuleinonen.fi/about-teemu-leinonen/ - Teemu ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-02 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Welcome Esra’a! And thank you Cristian for remming us all, about one of the (non-written :-) core values of Wikimedia. From the very beginning of the movement the idea that people can participate anonymously and that we respect privacy has been important. Lets keep it this way. -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Esra’a Al Shafei to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-12-02 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Welcome Esra’a, Thanks Cristian for remming us all, about one of the (non-written :-) core values of Wikimedia. From the very beginning of the movement the idea that people can participate anonymously and that we respect privacy has been important. Lets keep it this way. - Teemu On 2 Dec

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, Thanks for the good news, Katherine! Welcome Kui! Congratulations Heather! What it comes to “how to engage such a large a diverse movement”, I think the WMF communication people are already doing good job in here. The solid vision and the clear mission of the movement are the bases on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2019

2018-02-07 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Heja Sverige! Congratulations! Making me happy this week, - Teemu On 7 Feb 2018, at 3.58, Ellie Young > wrote: *All,On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategy Report Released: Wikimedia 2030: Wikimedia’s role in shaping the future of the information commons

2018-02-15 Thread Leinonen Teemu
On 15 Feb 2018, at 19.36, Adam Wight > wrote: Punk rock! These consultants seem to actually understand what we’re about, and the report is a great collaboration all around. The heavy use of actual Wikimedians’ quotes lets us tell our own

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-25 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Anne, On 23 Jul 2018, at 19.24, Anne Gomez mailto:ago...@wikimedia.org>> wrote: Personally, I see the New Readers efforts as a step in that direction, and not the end goal. We're working on bringing more people to understanding Wikipedia/Wikimedia with the hope that they'll contribute down

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-20 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi all, Offline is important but when doing these things we should same time remember our vision statement’s part saying “*every single human being* can freely *share* in the sum of all knowledge”. We should never consider the people in the “offline world” being only readers, users or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

2018-07-21 Thread Leinonen Teemu
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/WikiInAfrica/WikiFundi > > > > > On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Leinonen Teemu > wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> Offline is important but when doing these things we should same time >> remember our vision

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

2018-07-11 Thread Leinonen Teemu
> On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 6:37 AM, Gerard Meijssen > wrote: > >> We just won a major victory in our battle to keep the internet free [...] Our >> established positions are >> against corporate interests. > > When the Guardian reported[1] on the recent European copyright campaign, as > supported

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Social: non-profit social networking service ?

2018-04-10 Thread Leinonen Teemu
> On 10 Apr 2018, at 9.58, Michael Snow <wikipe...@frontier.com> wrote: > > On 4/9/2018 11:14 PM, Leinonen Teemu wrote: >>> On 10 Apr 2018, at 7.02, Erik Moeller <eloque...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Wikimedia projects are social networks, but they are purpo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Social: non-profit social networking service ?

2018-04-09 Thread Leinonen Teemu
k we could really further the aims of the movement. How much would it cost? Hard to say. Who would run it? Us. - Teemu [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Leinonen Tee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Social: non-profit social networking service ?

2018-04-10 Thread Leinonen Teemu
> On 10 Apr 2018, at 7.02, Erik Moeller wrote: > Wikimedia projects are social networks, but they are purpose-driven > social networks [1] where participants are more strongly connected > through their overlapping interests than through pre-existing social > connections. I

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Social: non-profit social networking service ?

2018-04-09 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, I have been looking for social networking service that would be fair: not abusing personal data, funded by community, respecting privacy, accepting anonymity, free/libre/ open source etc. Haven’t found many. The Diaspora* Project[1] is not moving forward very fast and the Mastodon[2] is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the death of Wikipedia imminent?

2019-01-04 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, Please, remember the Wikipedia / Wikimedia mission and vision. Our aim is to be a global movement of free, global, multi-lingual knowledge. Globally smartphones are already the main and primary device to access the Internet for the majority of people. Therefore: (1) We should do

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-06 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi Erik, When I saw the Wikistats the very first time in mid 2000 (?) I was very impressed. After meeting with Erik, I respected the project and him even more. The impact of the Wikistats to researchers and students around the world, but also to the open data movement in general, has been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-08-01 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Great! Felicidades! -Teemu > On 31 Jul 2019, at 19.02, Kirill Lokshin wrote: > > Hi everyone! > > I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees > has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Colombia [1] as a Wikimedia > chapter. > > Over the past five years,