[Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Looks like the BBC are now starting to use goodly amounts of open content. One that's caught my eye is a piece on the seige of Sarajevo, part of which is CC-BY-SA licenced, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17617775. Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Correct: Derivatives are allowed Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207 065 0992 -- Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited, a Charitable Company Registered in England and Wales, No: 6741827. Charity No:1144513 Office: 4th Floor, Development House

Re: [Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

2012-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
There's also a no promotion clause - you can't use the work to promote your organisation. This is above and beyond the normal 'no derogatory use' clause... Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 207 065 0992 -- Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited

[Wikimedia-l] Board Meeting Live from Monmouth

2012-04-21 Thread Richard Symonds
All, We'll be webcasting the interesting bits of today's Monmouth WMUK Board Meeting. You can watch by going to http://monmouthpedia.wordpress.com/webcast/. All the best, Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 07885 764 613 Wikimedia UK is the operating name

[Wikimedia-l] Doctors use, but don’t rely totally on, Wikipedia

2012-04-24 Thread Richard Symonds
of the University of Nottingham for help with this summary. Big thanks also go to Martin Poulter, who facilitated things at our end. All the best, Richard Symonds Office Development Manager Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 07885 764 613 Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited, a Company

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why the Wikimedia Foundation should openly articulate its political POV by establishing a new neutral wiki for world political knowledge (modeled on Wikipedia)

2012-05-03 Thread Richard Symonds
, technically all votes are, but there are also abstentions, and there are those who vote because it's the party line. There's also a few parts of the world where democracy is not considered a good system - this project wouldn't really help them. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No internet censorship in Hong Kong

2012-05-10 Thread Richard Symonds
! Thank you to WMHK for clarifying things. Richard Symonds On May 10, 2012 11:47 PM, James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: It does, at least at some level, seem to be an argument (usually from different people) every Wikimania. There just isn't a way to have it in a place that everyone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread Richard Symonds
No, tea is for staff and board members only. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 17 May 2012 21:02, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Richard Symonds
FWIW, I'd like to see things being released more freely internationally, irrespective of copyright. At present, I can either pirate the Colbert Report, or watch it through a proxy using a US netflix account which I pay for using a US bank account. It isn't shown anywhere in the UK. Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-05-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Tom: Is there a way to find out where OSM isn't very accurate/complete? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 29 May 2012 13:29, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Richard Symonds
others - compare the link above, with this link, showing a more accurate - but incomplete - map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=38.396220356226lon=-91.0328784584999zoom=18 Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-13 Thread Richard Symonds
Not sure, but I think it's the principle of least /astonishment/ - which may be an important difference... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 13 June

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

2012-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
What purpose would it serve to release the WMF's logos? Surely it would damage the project rather than help it... copyright isn't always a bad thing! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OFFICE actions and WMF image tagging

2012-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
into a lynch-mob or a slander factory. Richard Symonds On 3 July 2012 20:23, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.orgwrote: To the best of my knowledge, no. And that's precisely why we would like a global ban policy implemented

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

2012-07-14 Thread Richard Symonds
Maybe if we ran a competition for designers to redesign the wikipedia mainpage? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 14 July 2012 19:24, Andreas Kolbe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

2012-07-14 Thread Richard Symonds
I have had it beaten into me by the UK Board that volunteers should be at the heart of everything ;-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia:Email_disclaimer Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk On 14 July 2012 19

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Richard Symonds
are not here to give things away for free, it seems: something which is painfully apparent to those who've seen the ticket prices! Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK On Jul 24, 2012 10:59 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: 2012/7/24 Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk: On 24 July

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-27 Thread Richard Symonds
I'm about to video the flypast, outside on the road in my dressing gown. Does that count as freedom of panorama? ;-) Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK On Jul 27, 2012 3:48 PM, wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: wikim...@inbox.org wrote: On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Ray Saintonge sainto

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-27 Thread Richard Symonds
Even for the east end of London, I got some odd looks. Video was a but rubbish, but I tried! Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK On Jul 27, 2012 8:12 PM, Stevie Benton stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Sounds like you're prepared for some flash photography. Ahem. On Jul 27, 2012 8:08 PM, Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] This afternoon's system outage

2012-08-06 Thread Richard Symonds
No, this is all wikis - I believe it was everything with *wikimedia or *wikipedia. NL was acting up, as well as various WMF-hosted chapter wikis. The search function will take a while to start working properly, too, for the same reasons as Delirium states. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Outage: what I'm telling the press

2012-08-06 Thread Richard Symonds
, world hunger and conflict. You might disagree - I daresay many people would - but I feel that if only we were all as wise as a wise old owl, the world would be a much, much better place. Richard Symonds (Wikimedia UK staff, but with my volunteer hat on). On 6 August 2012 21:06, Andreas Kolbe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-12 Thread Richard Symonds
I'd also support this sort of thing going to meta. Perhaps not marking everything as historical, but certainly a slow move to a central location that's easy for newbies to find. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Disclaimer viewable at http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief in response to Legal Threats from Internet Brands

2012-09-07 Thread Richard Symonds
Travel Guide... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (semi-OT) Open access catastrophic for Elsevier

2012-09-25 Thread Richard Symonds
To be fair, organising academics is probably quite like herding cats. I can see it being expensive (but not quite as expensive as currently!) I wonder: would it be possible to make it so that in order to publish a paper, a person has to review two, three, four others as part of their payment? Or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Page Curation launch on English Wikipedia

2012-09-26 Thread Richard Symonds
I'm impressed. And it takes rather a lot for that to happen. Great work, guys! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia offices

2012-11-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Updated for the UK, Ziko - good idea! Thanks, Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser causing confusion

2012-11-28 Thread Richard Symonds
Your best bet is to move any complex ones to the donation queue (which is what was done in previous years, I think). Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia/mapping event in Europe early next year?

2012-11-30 Thread Richard Symonds
I think WMUK might be able to host something, (possibly) - especially if Tom Morris is around to help! Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK On Nov 28, 2012 2:50 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Tue, Nov 27

Re: [Wikimedia-l] compromise?

2012-12-28 Thread Richard Symonds
That would be complex, and could be a disaster... I'd appreciate some input from folks like Tango. On Dec 28, 2012 9:46 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: How about for the April fundraiser, instead of setting a dollar value goal, we agree to use multivariate analysis instead of A/B

Re: [Wikimedia-l] compromise?

2012-12-28 Thread Richard Symonds
I'm on a train so this will be brief... But let's say we do what you suggest, and it only raises 90% of what is needed. What then? I've had to pare back WMUKs budget in the past few weeks to what the FDC granted. It's difficult enough to do on a smaller budget, I dread to think how the WMF would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] compromise?

2013-01-04 Thread Richard Symonds
Does anyone object to the idea of surveying donors to find their opinions on whether the Foundation should pay market rate for labor? I would object to the precedent being set that donors from around the world, however old or young, are able to directly decide the salaries of staff at the WMF.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: Big data benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

2013-01-10 Thread Richard Symonds
Hi Andreas/Nemo Which column are you looking at to give you the growth numbers on those projects? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Richard Symonds
James, Do be careful about using FedEx for stuff that has to be there by a particular day. When the WMF has posted things to me in the past, FedEx have refused to deliver on weekends, leaving me with a trip to the airport in the snow to pick up the packages! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or press release?

2013-01-15 Thread Richard Symonds
There's GMT. That's not FAR off UTC. Maybe we can compromise there ;-) /joke On Jan 15, 2013 9:16 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 15 January 2013 21:07, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: maybe it would be good to consider at some point in the near future the timing of

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] WMIT bulletin no. 44: January 23, 2013

2013-01-25 Thread Richard Symonds
So, now that Wikimedia Italiano is over 1,000,000 articles, who's going to update the page at http://www.wikipedia.org/ to match? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity

[Wikimedia-l] Legalised Piracy

2013-01-30 Thread Richard Symonds
US copyright and trademark claims. I'm not sure what this means for the movement - I'm sure there will be a long and lively discussion - but it's a very interesting turn of events in IP law. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI versus OUTING

2013-01-30 Thread Richard Symonds
My advice would definitely be to email functionarie...@lists.wikimedia.org. Keeping them in the loop is very, very helpful. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Planet Wikipedia

2013-01-31 Thread Richard Symonds
I think a big thanks is due to Wikimedia Ukraine - the story says *The name was proposed by the Board member of organization Wikimedia Ukraine Andriy Makukha.* I think that can go down on the nomination list for 'coolest project by a chapter' this year... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Luis Villa joins WMF as Deputy General Counsel

2013-02-20 Thread Richard Symonds
Welcome, Luis, from all of us in the UK! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London

Re: [Wikimedia-l] White House orders open access to federally sponsored research

2013-02-22 Thread Richard Symonds
Looks like a US version of the UK's plan described at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17921442, which Jimmy was rather involved in! Excellent news for the US if it goes ahead. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Adopt a page

2013-03-30 Thread Richard Symonds
Replying off my phone here, so no signature or lengthy response... For Wikipedians in Residence, it varies I believe. I've seen some WiRs edit articles directly, whereas others, including WMUK's WiRs, don't edit articles about their institution at all, instead focussing on training, digitisation,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question: How much does administration in Chapters cost the Wikimedia movement?

2013-04-19 Thread Richard Symonds
of that being said, this is a good idea* - but I'm wondering if our FDC reports might help with coming up with categories for this? A very useful discussion! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-30 Thread Richard Symonds
I think, perhaps, that the reform of the Wikimania bidding process could use a new thread! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-24 Thread Richard Symonds
) in time. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OSM Funding Drive success, extension

2013-06-26 Thread Richard Symonds
Their bitcoin address is listed at the bottom of the donate page: it's 1J3pt9koWJZTo2jarg98RL89iJqff9Kobp Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2013-14 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-14 Thread Richard Symonds
Presumably the official plan (the master) would remain as the PDF version as approved by the board? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-14 Thread Richard Symonds
emails on a mailing list quite easily... which is a bit disruptive, regardless of whether the changes are good or bad! (I also realise that I have written three paragraphs about this issue, which is about the same length as the reports I write at work...) Yours etc., Richard Symonds Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-24 Thread Richard Symonds
the same job in different countries? I'm not offering an opinion on this either way, but these are important things to consider if there is going to be a change. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] State of the Map 2013 - OSM conference in Birmingham, England.

2013-08-28 Thread Richard Symonds
Andy, I *may* be coming - I haven't decided yet... although I know I have to make up my mind quite soon! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] State of the Map 2013 - OSM conference in Birmingham, England.

2013-08-28 Thread Richard Symonds
I will get some in the post to you today Andy. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street

[Wikimedia-l] Hearing Loop at Wikimedia UK

2013-10-29 Thread Richard Symonds
gathering dust. Every time that it could be used, we want it to be used. We'd be happy to lend it to other chapters for short periods too (although it's a UK/240v charging system). All the best, Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for EduWiki conference

2013-11-04 Thread Richard Symonds
Thanks Laura! You had the bad luck to be at a conference which happened at the same time as a major storm hit Wales ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24785318). Mind you, what is a trip to the UK without a bit of rain? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-20 Thread Richard Symonds
Not quite: I would argue that anti-vandalism work is a gateway drug to the rest of the project. Just a hunch, though. On Nov 20, 2013 5:21 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 11/20/2013 11:59 AM, Michael Snow wrote: An essential part of collaboration is, after all, reviewing each

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of two new user groups

2014-01-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations to Brasil and New England from the UK! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] WMUK slide scanner

2014-02-19 Thread Richard Symonds
the one we have in our office are at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_generated_with_WMUK_Ion_Film2SD_Pro. The slides are from a 1970s camera, so they're not amazing to begin with. But it gives you an idea. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open letter from Wikimedia Argentina regarding URAA

2014-03-02 Thread Richard Symonds
One possible approach is certainly to choose a representative country per language, and define freeness as only free in that country specifically. So en.wiki's ambition is to be free only for Americans. Perhaps es.wiki's goal will be to be free for Spaniards, and/or Argentinians. de.wiki will be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] UC Berkeley hires Wikipedian in Residence

2014-03-19 Thread Richard Symonds
No, but it's the first paid one at a US educational institution I believe... and possibly the first paid one worldwide at a traditional university. But that doesn't change the impact that the position will have. Congratulations! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-23 Thread Richard Symonds
Are charities in the UK prohibited from accepting donations to which any form of restriction is attached? No. It can be quite common. On 23 Mar 2014 08:33, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 3/23/2014 1:08 AM, Fæ wrote: On 23/03/2014, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com There

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-04-01 Thread Richard Symonds
Nicely put! On 1 Apr 2014 22:29, Amy Vossbrinck avossbri...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello All: I have been following this thread with great interest and a kind of deeply appreciative fascination. First to say that I am relatively new to WMF - having been on board for just a bit over a year.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: Transparency for Wikimedia paid volunteers

2014-04-04 Thread Richard Symonds
, may be overreaching a bit more than intended... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: Transparency for Wikimedia paid volunteers

2014-04-04 Thread Richard Symonds
the projects when they get home? 3. Does this include organisations where there is an unwritten agreement? What about a draft agreement? A complex issue! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding of decentralized organizational structure

2014-04-10 Thread Richard Symonds
. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian Open Street Map receive ALL VOICES GRANT

2014-04-17 Thread Richard Symonds
This is fantastic news! HOT OSM is one of the really valuable openly licensed projects out there, and I've been really interested to see how it might fit in with working with Wikipedia. Do let us know how it goes! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'm back

2014-04-17 Thread Richard Symonds
Great to have you back :-) On 17 Apr 2014 21:48, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: For those who care, I'm back. My absence wasn't related to Wikimedia. It was about first world problems, which hit me quite hard. I never thought that the transition from the second to the first world

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread Richard Symonds
Christopher, Aya, Speaking as a jury member, the reason we disqualified Bali and Dar es Salaam was that those two bids were not really complete enough to score. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread Richard Symonds
damage the conference. Perhaps in future it would be a good thing to do... However, I see where you're coming from - it would be good to have feedback on the individual bids for posterity's sake, and to make sure that mistakes or omissions aren't repeated in future... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel been accepted to the Google Grants program

2014-05-05 Thread Richard Symonds
Andrew: WMUK can use them if we want, as can most UK charities, but we haven't put together a plan for doing so. I'd be interested to see how WMIL's scheme goes! On 5 May 2014 15:35, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote: Interesting! WM-DE and WMF have both had adword grants - looking at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-renewal of Wikimedia UK fundraiser agreement

2014-05-21 Thread Richard Symonds
to discuss it with them by email. 4. As for the planes - it is indeed fantastic and a good example of how, even where we may disagree, we can still all pull together to do great work for the movement. Speaking personally, it's a shame we don't have something similar for ships! Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reset the Internet

2014-06-02 Thread Richard Symonds
I think that a part of it is putting up another banner, to advertise privacy tools. That would presumably require community support and discussion before it could be done... On 2 Jun 2014 03:53, Moiz Syed ms...@wikimedia.org wrote: https://www.resetthenet.org/ I see EFF, Reddit, FSF in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-06-02 Thread Richard Symonds
In short, because that's what UK charity best practice, outlined in the SORP, says we have to do when preparing accounts. Every charity in the UK does this because our regulator believes it's the most transparent way of doing things. Basically, if people go as trustees, it's a governance cost.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Stop the New Privacy Policy until Lila is Thoroughly Briefed on It, Countdown 14 Hours

2014-06-06 Thread Richard Symonds
+1... Well done Michelle! On 6 Jun 2014 18:46, Dan Rosenthal swatjes...@gmail.com wrote: Echoing Luis's shout-out to Michelle for such a colossal achievement. Dan Rosenthal P.S. Let me take this opportunity to again thank Michelle Paulson for her work leading this process; all told,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-12 Thread Richard Symonds
Indeed - congratulations Wikimedia Bangladesh from all of us here in the UK :-) Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [cultural-partners] [Wikimediauk-l] Idea: Let's have a 3D printer at Wikimania

2014-06-15 Thread Richard Symonds
All, I'm talking to the initial proposer (Nonlineartom) at the moment. He has a fair bit of experience with this sort of thing. I will have a proper look next week when I'm back at work, but this should be something we could do relatively cheaply. On 15 Jun 2014 11:25, John Cummings

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Urgent problem on the Beta Wikiversity

2014-06-23 Thread Richard Symonds
Could you link to an example? :-) On 23 Jun 2014 04:36, R W romaine.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Beta Wikiversity someone is active now who uses the project as his personal notepad/sandbox. The pages created in Dutch are short Wikipedia articles, copy of a message of the yearplan of WMNL, texts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Letter to Lila Regarding Access to Non-Public Information Policy

2014-06-27 Thread Richard Symonds
MMORPG players :-( Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
Probably something better suited for a technical mailing list. Not really something we can help with on Wikimedia-l as very few of us have the technical skills to know what's going on... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] red cross

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
I think John Cummings might know a bit. On 3 Jul 2014 23:27, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: hi, did anybody of you already have contact with the red cross or the icrc? concerning wikipedia, offline, commons, maps, wikinews? would there be any topic interesting for a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 24 TB for User:Dispenser on Tool Labs please

2014-07-03 Thread Richard Symonds
You say 'if only the Foundation matches my donation'... I don't want to sound daft, but from a financial viewpoint, I don't think it's a donation if you're getting something (a survey) in return. On 4 Jul 2014 00:18, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: [Calling] when you ask for a huge

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Volunteer Support Workshop - correction

2014-07-18 Thread Richard Symonds
For those interested in such things, the building is Wiki Loves Monuments-eligible, and has an article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley's_Chapel. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commonwealth Games

2014-07-22 Thread Richard Symonds
Is there anyone nearby, or anyone going already? On 22 Jul 2014 14:52, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Not that I know of. On 22 July 2014 14:48, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: Do we have anyone at the Commonwealth Games? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Egypt Wikimedians User Group

2014-07-28 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations from the United Kingdom! On 28 Jul 2014 22:32, Andy Cruz y Corro andyc...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations! May great things come for you On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo...@gmail.com wrote: Congrats Egypt! - Enock On Jul 28, 2014 8:07 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Richard Symonds
He may have donated under a pseudonym, or by cheque, or to a chapter, or through a friend. Very tricky to track down. On 1 Aug 2014 17:42, Dennis Pierri dennis6...@gmail.com wrote: ;O we get vandalized and he doesn't stick to his word of donating? Some people are just mean. On 01/08/2014, at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] $20 donation to WMF for vandalism edit from US House of Representatives

2014-08-01 Thread Richard Symonds
+1, sorry, that was my point :-) On 1 Aug 2014 20:10, Rjd0060 rjd0060.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: He may have donated under a pseudonym, or by cheque, or to a chapter, or through a friend. Very tricky

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-10 Thread Richard Symonds
MF-Warburg, that came across as a bit rude... On 11 Aug 2014 00:29, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: Your mail is embarrassing. If you think the foundation is like the parent of the community, you don't understand anything about the foundation nor the community. Am 11.08.2014 00:05

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-10 Thread Richard Symonds
As long as we all stay friends! On 11 Aug 2014 00:57, MF-Warburg mfwarb...@googlemail.com wrote: Oh sorry, that was totally not the intention. It must be the strange beer here at the Thistle Barbecue hotel. Am 11.08.2014 00:54 schrieb Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk: MF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Options for the German Wikipedia

2014-08-11 Thread Richard Symonds
around words like war and firing shots and thermonuclear? Once again: This isn't a war, it's an argument on the internet, and it can be solved if we all act pleasantly. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales

[Wikimedia-l] Flags!

2014-08-11 Thread Richard Symonds
last night. I'm sure there was no ill intent, but if anyone knows where one of them is, please drop me an email - or put it in the post to FREEPOST WIKIPEDIA and we'll pay the postage. No questions asked! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Accounting software for thematic orgs

2014-08-20 Thread Richard Symonds
their stuff and it'd be good if your accounts were run on a similar system to theirs - cheaper in the long run, and you've got someone to turn to if it all breaks. I hope this helps! Feel free to drop me an email if you have any more specific questions. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK

[Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-21 Thread Richard Symonds
, or something similar? To whom should we address information? Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-21 Thread Richard Symonds
Thanks all! I have passed this over to WMF legal to deal with as it's a trademark issue. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-26 Thread Richard Symonds
. Thanks! -greg aka varnent Wikimedia Affiliations Committee Vice Chair On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Thanks all! I have passed this over to WMF legal to deal with as it's a trademark issue. Richard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New movement org?

2014-08-26 Thread Richard Symonds
It isn't. .. sorry for bringing it up! I consider it closed. :-) On 26 Aug 2014 22:12, Ziko van Dijk zvand...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I'm not sure whether this is a case for the whole movement (and this list...) Kind regards Ziko 2014-08-26 22:03 GMT+02:00 Richard Symonds richard.symo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
I personally prefer silver unpainted bikesheds. That way, they don't need constant repainting. Perhaps it would be best to decide the program. Or indeed something else about it. Targets. Audience. Anything. Our conference baby will indeed need a name, and a name is important, but let's have a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
But we don't even have a bikeshed or a community centre yet :-P On 12 Sep 2014 00:52, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 September 2014 19:19, Charles Gregory wmau.li...@chuq.net wrote: On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com wrote: On 11/09/14 22:06, Pete

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

2014-09-11 Thread Richard Symonds
community centre. Risker/Anne On 11 September 2014 19:54, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: But we don't even have a bikeshed or a community centre yet :-P On 12 Sep 2014 00:52, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 11 September 2014 19:19, Charles Gregory wmau.li

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog network?

2014-09-12 Thread Richard Symonds
I think they use http://en.planet.wikimedia.org/ for that purpose. It's, ahh, not ideal. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread Richard Symonds
Is there a way in which people who volunteer, but not through editing or coding, can vote? For example, Wikimania volunteers from this year, or those who volunteer time with financial or administrative matters rather than through adding content? On 5 Oct 2014 11:44, Federico Leva (Nemo)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding

2014-10-07 Thread Richard Symonds
of who pays my salary. I do understand where you're coming from - but we don't judge other people's ability to volunteer based on who pays their salaries. Nor do we assume that I am a 'paid Wikipedia editor'... because I'm not! I'm a volunteer... Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Richard Symonds
Well said Asaf. On 16 Oct 2014 03:24, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever movement-wide financial report and metrics

2014-10-30 Thread Richard Symonds
to check your data? Will you go ahead with unvalidated data in your report, or will you be able to move your timeline to fit in with ours? - How much input will chapters have in the process? Who will have the final say in the comparisons - presumably the WMF? All the best, Richard Symonds

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