Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread James Heilman
I have been involved with efforts to translate medical content into as many languages as possible since 2012 in collaboration with Translators Without Borders, donations of translation time by for-profit translation companies, and movement volunteers.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-03-11 18:00, Sydney Poore wrote: Hello Yaroslav Thanks for your reply. My point is that there is no clear strategy or process for prioritizing which pages get translated. So, perhaps it is easy for some people to be mixed up. But I'm pretty confident that I understand the issues,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Sydney Poore
Hello Yaroslav Thanks for your reply. My point is that there is no clear strategy or process for prioritizing which pages get translated. So, perhaps it is easy for some people to be mixed up. But I'm pretty confident that I understand the issues, and I'm not getting anything mixed up. :-)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Cristian Consonni
Hi, 2016-03-11 15:58 GMT+01:00 Sydney Poore : > I agree with antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv that broader translation of WMF BoT > election pages is important. I agree. FWIW I havce asked in the WM-IT members mailing list if somebody can help with Italian translation. As a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-03-11 15:58, Sydney Poore wrote: I agree with antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv that broader translation of WMF BoT election pages is important. To reach the goal where "every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge" the wikimedia movement needs to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Sydney Poore
I agree with antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv that broader translation of WMF BoT election pages is important. To reach the goal where "every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge" the wikimedia movement needs to prioritize translation as a regular part of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-11 Thread Lane Rasberry
Nataliia, You asked the WMF to fund and commission translations for the election. I am not the WMF and do not know what they might think, but I wanted to carry on the conversation. One part of your concern that I would like to address is pricing. You suggested that for a small amount of money,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Luis Sanabria
Hello! The pages were marked for translation but no notification was sent out asking for help with them. A mass message to the translators via Meta and an email to the translators mailing list might help to get extra help with the translations. Regards, Luis El 06/03/2016 03:56, "John Mark

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Nikola Kalchev
The voters do not have to know English. The board members of a national organisation do things for which they might or might not need knowledge of foreign languages. As antanana pointed out, five of seven board members of Wikimedia Ukraine know English. The situation is similar in other chapters.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Gnangarra
Agree with John here we are talking about two distinct needs one is the candidates being able to communicate within the boards hence the need for english, the second which is equally important is the need for Affiliates to be able to engage their community in the decision process and its here

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
The affiliates should be engaging their members and their broader ccommunit/stakeholders in this process, and to do that the members should have translated material to evaluate. -- John ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
Is it a written rule that one needs to know English to participate in Wikimedia's governance? If it isn't, then the word "need" must not be used about it. If it is, it must be changed (and that would be a topic for a different thread). English is an important practicality, but demanding it goes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-03-06 09:26, Gnangarra wrote: You would think though that someone who wanted to represent all of the affiliates would endeavor to have their statement translated into as many languages as possible to ensure their message got heard by the most amount of people, even if they did it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Gnangarra
You would think though that someone who wanted to represent all of the affiliates would endeavor to have their statement translated into as many languages as possible to ensure their message got heard by the most amount of people, even if they did it themselves using one of the many translation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Gerard Meijssen
2016 9:45 AM > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS > > Hoi, > I am the last one to say that multi-linguality is not important. However, > given that the affiliates board is selected by an organisation that NEEDS > to commu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-06 Thread Peter Southwood
9:45 AM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS Hoi, I am the last one to say that multi-linguality is not important. However, given that the affiliates board is selected by an organisation that NEEDS to communicate in English, I disagree

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access and Participation in the ASBS

2016-03-05 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I am the last one to say that multi-linguality is not important. However, given that the affiliates board is selected by an organisation that NEEDS to communicate in English, I disagree. It is vital for people of the affiliates to have a reasonable understanding of English and when they do