Yes Yes Yes!
[ I know what you're thinking - could that be a less useful mailing
list contribution. But I contest - feedback is always useful :-) ]
On 14/11/2008, at 12:02 AM, Gnangarra wrote:
Think of the images we could obtain and how much that could improve
articles just by being able
Is the donor anonymous? If not - who was it, what was their stated reason,
and how much was their donation?
Should we have a donation meter on top of the WM-au site - whilst the
Foundation's goes up to 6million ours can go all the way to $25. We're bound
to hit our target that way!
On a more
On the blog of the Powerhouse Museum yesterday it was announced that they
have now uploaded 1000 images to the Flickr commons programme. If you havn't
seen this already I recommend checking it out.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/ The use of this collection
I don't speak for WM-Au but I suppose it would be good if those who
went to speak at schools were:
a) paid-up members of the chapter (which reminds me - I must actually
send my money...)
b) had proof of criminal records check by whichever means is
appropriate e.g. official school visitation
I wrote a little note in their feedback form the other day to say
that I/we had noticed the announcement and were looking forward to
it. I gave a link to this mailing list thread.
Hopefully someone at the ABS who is net-savvy will read that piece of
feedback and reply to us - it does say
I'll be there.
On 07/12/2008, at 1:17 PM, Sarah Ewart wrote:
Hi guys, unfortunately I think I might need to send apologies for
this meeting as well. I have an appointment at 2pm and I don't
think I will be back in time. I will pop into the channel if I do
get home in time,
I just got this from the OneLaptopPerChild-Australia mailing list - thought
I'd pass it on.
[sorry for all those that are on both lists already]. This is a very low
usage list so I encourage you to join if you're interested in keeping up
with OLPC activities in our backyard.
As I believe we've said before - Wikimania 2010, for various reasons
will be going to one of the three strong bids already in the works -
Copenhagen, Oxford or Amsterdam.
We agreed that we should focus on having a national event (I believe
Canberra was chosen) in order to learn, practice and
for us as a chapter to do this on
2008/12/20 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com
I suggest you have a look at Brianna's blog on this...
On 20/12/2008, at 12:29 PM, Gnangarra wrote
, and a simple word from you folks could push them into positive
Thanks for your consideration,
2008/11/9 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com:
Regarding powerhouse museum:
I think they are the best place to start if we try and do this kind of
(which I think would be great
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Brianna Laugher
Nominations closed yesterday and these are the received nominations:
President Brianna Laugher
Vice President Liam Wyatt
Vice President Gideon Digby
yes Craig: Sounds fair.
On 1/5/09, Craig Franklin cr...@halo-17.net wrote:
Should the VP candidates be included in the Ordinary Member election
too (if they want to) so the failing VP candidate may still be a
committee member if they get enough votes to be an Ordinary Member?
Yes - I agree.
On 1/5/09, Sarah Ewart sarahew...@gmail.com wrote:
2009/1/5 Gnangarra gnanga...@gmail.com
My view is the rules are clear in that you can only nominate for one
position, I'd see it as being unfair on three people who have already
nominated as ordinary members.
I'd like to thank the academy...
On 1/12/09, private musings thepmacco...@gmail.com wrote:
please see below for a snippet of high drama from the Sydney meetup of
yesterday's AGM - not sure if this sort of thing is worthy of official wiki
inclusion, but may transfer it to OGG in due
Today user:PrivateMusings and myself had a meeting with Seb Chan of the
[[Powerhouse Museum]] here in Sydney.
As a result of this meeting I can confirm that they are inviting us to take
part in the first of what I hope will be a series of events across Sydney,
Australia and the World -
How can we attract people who
don't usually come to meetups? I expect embarrassingly few will turn
up if we can't do this.
Yes, my concern too. Thoughts on how to increase turn-out:
== Tell them ==
* We spam everyone in
Yes. And, I really don't think we'll have too much trouble filling 20 spots
for this event.
So, the roll-out plan seems to be (correct me if I'm wrong):
1) People who are WM-AU members sign up to the list on WM-AU wiki noting
their preferred dates. I've already added a couple of other names that
Nice article, hits all the right buttons.
Perhaps we could contact mandy - the author - to meet up with Wm-Au?
On 16/01/2009, at 10:20, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com
Hi, I was happily surprised to spot this article in the Age's Green
we would need to look at how
to ingest the data.
I would add a 4th concern, and I'm not sure if this is a big problem or
easily fixed, is that most of the pictures on Commons are not relevant to
PA. Would we be able to provide a feed of only the relevant categories?
All the best,
- Liam Wyatt
This is still on the boil but they're still having internal
discussions at the powerhouse. The proposed date now is the first
Friday of march- the 5th (from memory).
So, keep adding people to the list on WM-au-officialwiki and once we
have a firm date and an official greenlight
I'd like to announce that the inaugural Backstage Pass tour will be
taking place at Sydney's [[Powerhouse Museum]] on Friday the 13th of
March. Meeting @10am.
If you would like to attend and can make it on the day, or, would
just like to know more about what we'll be doing please
Oh I hate this stuff
According to the reading by the Copyright Council of Australia (who are the
most conservative in these matters) the rules are that the image is PD if
the photographer *died* before 1955 - not whether the photograph was
*published* before 1955. So, in the case of Anon
we've said that we're requesting a spot for the Prez, and that in the event
that there is funding and all the stars align then we'd like to send the
Vice Prez too. There is discussion about whether 1 or 2 people from the
various chapters will be going but I think it unlikely given the costs -
Did anyone else know about this:
The Public Records office of Victoria (the State Government's official
record repository) has a MediaWiki installation for the purposes of:
[to] offer you the opportunity to contribute your knowledge of, and
You're very welcome Jessica. I made sure we gave a plug to relevant
institutions and 'friends of the family'. Specifically, I made sure to
add in tangibe examples of the points I made rather than just
abstract points (such as when referring to open formats).
Yes, hopefully we'll get a good
Good 'ol Asher Moses!
That's another properly nuanced, well researched and factually accurate
article about wikipedia from him. I'd wager that only Noam Cohen from the
NYTimes covers Wikipedia with equal measure.
On 3/11/09, private musings thepmacco...@gmail.com wrote:
Wiki's on the
Ladies and Gentlemen!
This is a final call for participants at the first “Backstage Pass” tour to
be held by *Wikimedia Australia* in Sydney THIS FRIDAY @ 10am. Our hosts for
the day are the *Powerhouse** Museum* who now have upwards of 5 of their
curators coming along to show us around.
I'm definatley in for this! I live about 15 minutes drive from
Revesby. Do I need to call them to sign up or will you do that? Are
they expecting a formal presentation or a QA.
Please email me offlist with meetup details and/or contact info.
On 11/03/2009, at 19:02, Confusing
tomorrow! (bah, have to wake up before 9)
2009/3/11 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com:
Ladies and Gentlemen!
This is a final call for participants at the first “Backstage Pass
” tour to
be held by Wikimedia Australia in Sydney THIS FRIDAY @ 10am. Our
the day are the Powerhouse
Dear Wikimedia Australia list,
I just received this from the National Library of Australia newspaper
digisation project - they're moving out of Beta and into real project
mode. All very exciting...
What I find particularly cool about their interface is the way that they
have permanent links to
Can I strongly recommend that we have the Sydney meetup on Friday the 17th
of April rather than Wednesday the 22nd?
The reason for this is that Brianna Laugher, Wikimedia Australia president
will be in Sydney on that day as both her and myself will be speaking at
On 26/03/2009, at 8:00 PM, Peter Jeremy wrote:
There was a spike of activity in some of the 'A' importance items
immediately after the tour but everything seems to have stalled
again. Has the PhM come through with any of the material (photos
and lists) that we were interested in?
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com
2009/3/27 Andrew Garrett and...@epstone.net:
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Angela bees...@gmail.com wrote:
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com
The Unlocking IP
What you did get quoted as saying was good (as PrivateMusings said), and it
is a shame that what you just described was cut ou - especially the bit
about critical evaluation. It really is unfortunate that they can make a
news item about one parent who happens to stumble upon vandalism in an
From what I recall, the reason we didn't have open editing of the Wikimedia
Australia wiki is by way of providing something special to members. I am
personally not against the idea of opening up the editing to non-members but
AFAICR that was the issue - not a technical one.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, (wikimedia-au,
The event that you have (hopefully) heard about, Galleries, Libraries,
Archives, Museums and Wikimedia: finding the common ground is coming along
This is a Wikimedia Australia event, a world
All of those people have now been personally invited and some have actually
Hmm... hadn't thought about the Aarnet thing. Will look into it. They do
have some facilities for video-streaming the event already set up, but it's
a matter of the facilities
Dear Wikimedia-au list,
I got this email calling for anyone who'd like to attend a tour of the
Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest. Specifically, the tour will be of the
Nightingale Wing which houses the country's oldest pathology museum with
human specimens from as far back as the First Fleet
Yeah - I don't imaging we'll be holding anyone to a particular external
standard like FA or GA, but rather to intrinsic standards like most
improved or most new stubs or most challenging topic that kind of
thing. And yes, there is not a long lead time for this, but then again,
that's not the end
As you may recall, a bunch of Wikimedians visited the Powerhouse Museum in
Sydney a few months back for a Backstage Pass tour of their collection.
With that tour as a significant impetus, the museums instituted (mixed)
Creative Commons licensing on their entire collection
I must send my apologies as I will not be attending this Wiki-Wednesday. I'm
currently at the Australian Historical Association conference at the
university of the Sunshine Coast:
Mathias Schindler from the German chapter would like to know if there is
anyone interested in assisting a company who would like to improve their
article in WP but wants to do so whilst respecting our policies - especially
Conflict of Interest. The fellow who is their contact is in
may still apply after
this date, but it is possible that the *limited* amount set aside for these
bursaries would have already been fully allocated. Therefore, if you would
like to apply for this - apply early. Please do pass this information on to
others who may be interested.
-- Forwarded message --
From: Rose Holley rhol...@nla.gov.au
Date: Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 5:01 PM
Subject: Vacancy - Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program Team
To: Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com
*Vacancy: National Library of Australia- Australian Newspaper Digitisation
Well, I'm not sure actually what that article means!
But, here's an even better link:
The first article in the press about GLAM-WIKI :-D
It's not only long and positive, it's also factually correct!
-Liam [[witty lama]]
On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at
Um, is that 6am (australian) EST?
There are too many timezones and timezone acronyms floating around
What time is the next office hours in Australian timezones?
On 8/11/09, Angela bees...@gmail.com wrote:
The next Wikimedia Strategy office hours is tomorrow (email below).
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Craig Franklin cr...@halo-17.net wrote:
You mean like the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Project, which was the
subject of a very interesting presentation at GLAM-WIKI?
It's not strictly Wiki-like, but it shares
as much as I would like to say WM-Au could put up it's hand to bid for this
tender, I do not believe we have the capacity to do so. The project is worth
$40k and must be delivered by October. I do believe we should assist if
possible (e.g. provide a briefing paper or advice?) but I for one do not
this is great and the work you've been doing with the QM is really important
outreach and local interaction. It's one think for the Wikimedia community
to say give us your photos but you actually getting out there and building
a personal relationship with the institution is incredibly
wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Liam Wyatt
*Sent:* Thursday, 29 October 2009 6:47 PM
*Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Interesting Blog posts - provides an
insight into the challenges that GLAM institutions might have in dealing
David Milne has just written about this collaboration on the museum 3.0
Lets try to find homes for these images within Wikipedia articles!
-Liam [[witty lama]]
Peace, love metadata
On Tue, Nov
On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Angela bees...@gmail.com wrote:
Have you got any official support from the chapter for this bid?
As far as I'm aware, the chapter board has not said anything yet. My
hope is that making the first step of putting up a bid page will
generate some discussion
On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Andrew orderinchao...@gmail.com wrote:
Just a note re the above:
The Chapter committee gave me permission/support to meet with and canvas
ideas with BES on an in-principle basis.
Subsequently to the first meeting, I sought committee approval to bring
FYI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_account Shell Access (as far as I
can fathom it) means the keys to the back door of the house.
I for one would be very happy if Tim were able to do a bit of tinkering
under the bonnet of our website if he is willing to do so.
Another thing is the use of the geo-ip notice. There is no codified
policy about how/when it should be deployed, but if there's an event
(e.g. Wikipedia day celebratory dinner) then that should be reason
enough to justify the use in the Perth IP ranges.
We used it in Sydney to announce the
I too would like to see the chapter wiki being used more, especially for
planning IRL events.
Perhaps the issue is not so much that the Billabong isn't the right place
but that (as mentioned) it's not used by many people as yet - this is
largely a factor of the relatively low number of people who
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Sarah Ewart sarahew...@gmail.com wrote:
On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Gnangarra gnanga...@gmail.com wrote:
2009/12/11 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com
One disadvantage of this would be that one of the promoted benefits of
membership (being able to edit
Peter (Halasz), um... your last post is probably not helpful. I happen to
agree with you that it is a good idea to make the chapter Wiki more open to
editing. However, this is a discussion about the
validity/importance/appropriateness of doing so and making inflammatory
statements risks you
On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Karl Goetz k...@kgoetz.id.au wrote:
On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:33:51 +1100
Richard Ames rich...@ames.id.au wrote:
I sent in a donation in lieu of joining and I don't really remember
why... but it was something to do with too much trouble to meet the
In fact, I don't even think that Sydney should be lumped in with Sydney when
talking about chapter activity in the last year :-) IIRC the only official
Chaper events that happened in real life last year were GLAM-WIKI
(Canberra), a Backstage Pass (Sydney), Linux-Australia conference booth
It seems there are a variety of arguments that have now been put forward
against opening up editing to non-members:
* It's a member benefit - I think we all agree that this is no longer held
as a valid claim. IIRC this was the SOLE reason why we didn't have open
editing to start with, but no
Yes, indeed this is a good question and an important issue.
On a personal basis I am completely opposed to the filter and I imagine most
Wikimedians in Australia are.
However, I would caution that the Chapter cannot be seen in word or deed to
be responsible for Wikipedia.
This was a problem faced
Dear Wikimedia Australia list,
Many of you may know this already, but some may not...
Today the judgement was handed down by Justice Cowdroy in the AFACT v iiNet
case. This is an extremely important case in Australian Internet law and
will potentially be used as a precedent internationally.
The issue of whether there is new copyright created when a two-dimensional
PD work is scanned or photographed is one that is definitely one of the
biggest bones of contention between the Wikimedia community and the GLAM
sector, not just in Australia but worldwide. Even with the Bridgeman v
On 19 March 2010 15:09, Andrew Garrett and...@werdn.us wrote:
In London, we had a successful monthly meetup, which was held on the
second Sunday of the month, in a particular pub in London's legal
district, at a particular table, at a particular time.
The Wikipedians in Bangalore,
On 17 May 2010 00:23, Sarah Ewart sarahew...@gmail.com wrote:
The committee is currently considering the issue of chapter selected seats
on the WMF board.
We have the opportunity to submit nominees for consideration by the
chapters. If you can think of someone you think might be an
When you start quoting Sanger's recent spray against Wikipedia to back up
your argument then you know you've got larger problems
Seriously - whilst I think it's an important issue that Wikipedia needs to
be aware of how children could be affected by seeing adult material on
Wikipedia (and how
Just saw this on the Wikimedia UK list, which itself came from the comm-com
The issue being: Does Australia want to do anything specific as part of the
potential Wikipedia's 10th Birthday celebrations in January. Furthermore -
does anyone want to put their hand up to run the show? :-)
On 15 August 2010 05:24, Pru Mitchell pru.mitch...@bigpond.com wrote:
BTW is there any progress report on the Bookshelf projects that were
discussed/funded(?) last year for education outreach activities
There is a bit, yes.
Probably the best place for info is the homepage of
Nice one :-)
Another possibility is asking a zoo to pick an animal or species that they're
actively invlolved in conservation work with - to improve biological articles
about thee endangered species (for which the zoo should have good references
I know that Melbourne Zoo has a recently
Dear all - especially Craig F,
Here at the Museums Australia conference at Melbourne University is David
Milne from the QLD Museum - the curator who put up some of their photos last
year in Commons. His presentation is up next after lunch. From the abstract in
the program it looks like it
Forwarding to the Australia list - some great news from the UK! Hopefully we
can follow suit someday.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Peter Coombe thewub.w...@googlemail.com
Date: 30 September 2010 20:14:35 AEST
To: wikimediauk-l wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org
On 11 October 2010 23:42, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote:
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Teofilo teofilow...@gmail.com wrote:
I remember that about one year ago it was reported that Wikimedia
Australia had an interesting event called Galleries, Libraries,
This proposal is potentially something that Museums Australia (the peak body
for museums -small and large) might be willing to help out with in some
fashion. They attended GLAMWIKI in Canberra and made it clear to me afterwards
that they saw the most benefit/interest in working with Wikimedia
I've put the relevant person at the NLA - Rose Holley (who was a speaker at
GLAM-WIKI :-) ) - in touch with Moondyne. Hopefully they can put something
Peace, love metadata
On 16 November 2010 01:55, Moondyne moondyne...@gmail.com wrote:
not being party to the fundraising discussions, but being involved in the
general area of things
It has been conclusively shown by the WMF's own testing of banners, landing
pages and payment systems that the more things that are on the landing page,
the less likely people are to donate. This
Thank you very very much for this Rose,
I'm forwarding it to the Australian mailing list from where the request
originated. Hopefully someone with more technical understanding than I have
will be able to work some wiki-magic with that information.
(I'm sending this from an
Forwarding from foundation-l,
A reminder that scholarship applications for Wikimania are closing soon. As a
past recipient of this scholarship I would like to strongly recommend that
anyone who has been thinking that going to wikimania would be good - apply!
Attending wikimania is like nothing
to see you all there for some stimulating wiki discussions.
Don’t forget to forward the event details to your wiki contacts (eventbrite
let’s you choose your social media channels ;-) )
Jutta von Dincklage, Chris Watkins and Liam Wyatt
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Dear Australian Wikimedians,
(I'll crosspost this to the Wikiproject Australia noticeboard)
Next week on Tuesday myself alongside Leigh Blackall (User:Leighblackall
from Uni of Canberra), Andrew Garrett (user:werdna dev from the WMF) Jutta
(User:Juttavd from Cancer Council Aust) and Jessica
On 2 June 2011 02:02, Nick Jenkins nic...@gmail.com wrote:
Whilst it's not expected that this meeting will immediately result in
the ABC making their media archive PD, we do hope that this will be
the start of, as they said in Casablanca, a beautiful friendship...
Could try starting down
I'm just writing as a bit of a followup on our meeting with the ABC last
week (copying in the other participants who may wish to elaborate or answer
The day was in two parts - boardroom meeting and staff presentation.
The meeting was packed with about 20 people from
as you may or may not know, a couple of years ago I was working with the
Dictionary of Sydney [DoS] - an digital history project to get recognised
experts to write about all aspects of Sydney's history/people/places etc.
Whilst I was there one of the things I was particularly involved
forwarding an email from Pia Waugh who is the ICT advisor to Senator Kate
Lundy about a forthcoming consultation into Australian digital culture.
I will be attending the event in Sydney on October 6 and encourage others to
attend either in-person or via the live stream on the day, or via
Just to bump this one up again :-)
I'm going to be there too - looks like we've got four folks attending. Any
Peace, love metadata
On 2 September 2011 04:17, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote:
This year Wikimedia will be at TINA, Newcastle, on
Are you sure it's for October? THat seems a bit of a short lead-time given
it's already the 21st! :-)
I was fortunate enough to be able to speak at the last one of these events (
http://open-edge.info/liam-wyatt ). If it's anything like that one in 2009
this is a nice small 1 day conf dedicated
On 20 August 2009 03:24, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com
On 2011-Oct-21 06:51:29 +, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:
Are you sure it's for October? THat seems a bit of a short lead-time given
it's already the 21st! :-)
Have a closer look
Sorry to toot my own horn but I just found out that an interview I did
ages ago at the National Library has now been shown today on ABC News24!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-20/the-culture-quarter/3581768 all about
GLAM-wiki work :-) I'm very happy with how they put it together - looks
In case you were unaware, there's been a lot of debate recently about two
bills being proposed in the US that are called SOPA and PIPA and how these
will, if enacted, greatly harm the free internet as we know it. The en.WP
article about this bill, if you want background info, is here:
crossposting to the Australia lists cultural partners list,
I'd just like to send a quick message to you all to tell you what I'm up
to, now that my GLAM Fellowship with the WMF is over. I would not
normally feel the need to interrupt everyone by detailing what my
employment is, but it
Sorry for th late notice, but a Ben Smith, who is a French Wikipedian
[[User:benjism89]] is visiting Australia with two friends and wants to meet up
for dinner in Sydney on Wednesday. So... Open invitation to all wiki-folk who
are in/can get to Sydney!
He's staying near Sydney Uni,
I really like The Conversation too. Scholarly opinion on current issues,
non-profit and Australian - it makes an excellent reference source for
Wikipedia :-) It's also using a Creative Commons license which is great
[cc-by-ND, but that's better than all other media sources!].
Anyone interested in going to this (Sydney, Tuesday 10-12:30)?
This was sent to me (and presumably everyone else on their database) by the
Australian Digital Alliance - who are worried about the government making
kneejerk amendments to copyright law that will hider internet innovation,
as a result
the article has developed over the course of the
day. We've got it up on screen right now - so... go! :-)
Liam / Wittylama
Peace, love metadata
On 13 March 2012 13:01, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:
user:whiteghost.ink and I are currently in Tambo - a very
heading back to
Charleville and then flying back to Brisbane tomorrow morning. There'll be
more photos of our own loaded to Commons over the weekend.
And now, back on the road!
-Liam/ Wittylama Whiteghost.ink
Peace, love metadata
On 15 March 2012 11:07, Liam Wyatt liamwy
As some of you may have seen on the WMF blog, yesterday I had the pleasure
to announce the first ever free-license release of content from the ABC - a
few dozen historically significant archival videos as part of their broader
80th birthday celebrations. Here's the announcement:
For the copyright geeks,
the AFACT v. iiNet high court appeal was just published - and was
This is a HUGELY important precedent as it says iiNet did NOT authorise
copyright infringement by its users. You can read the judgement
I've been informed by the National Museum of Australia that they're really
interested in helping to make sure that the important Australian connection
to the history of Wireless LAN
802.11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 is
issue of adding the content.
On Tue, 15 May 2012 03:02:59 +, Liam Wyatt wrote:
I've been informed by the National Museum of Australia that they're
really interested in helping to make sure that the important
Australian connection to the history of Wireless LAN  and IEEE
Just a bit of an update on some of the things that Creative Commons
Australia are up to that are related to Wikimedia...
A couple of weeks ago I believe it was Russavia who was asking about the
Australian War Memorial (AWM) given commons was working out how to deal
with many deletions
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