Re: [Wikimediaau-l] 2008-11-09 ctte meeting minutes

2008-11-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Our first donation!

2008-11-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] Powerhouse museum on Flickr commons

2008-11-25 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, 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 in Wikimedia

[Wikimediaau-l] English Teachers' Association presentation

2008-11-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, Yesterday I gave a presentation to the annual NSW English Teachers' Association conference loosely based on the fact that Wikipedia is now an optional HSC text. You can search for the full details from the association's website here: http://www.englishteacher.com.au/ There were

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] English Teachers' Association presentation

2008-12-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Australian stats, soon to be CC

2008-12-05 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] IRC meeting Sunday, 3pm?

2008-12-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
well, I'll be there. -liam 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,

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Giggy quit!

2008-12-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
It would appear that he quit over this edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee_Elections_December_2008/Vote/Fish_and_karatediff=255179157oldid=255177205 Can someone explain this one to me - I'm not quite sure what Giggy has to do with WikipediaReview and/or

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: Upcoming OLPC events in Australia and New Zealand

2008-12-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. Best, -Liam

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Melbourne Wikimania 2010 Bid

2008-12-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Poster sales

2008-12-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
I suggest you have a look at Brianna's blog on this... http://brianna.modernthings.org/article/178/innovation-and-commerce- on-the-french-wikipedia-wikiposters -Liam On 20/12/2008, at 12:29 PM, Gnangarra wrote: Of interest http://www.wikiposter.fr/wikipedia.aspx this link through

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Poster sales

2008-12-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
for us as a chapter to do this on en? 2008/12/20 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com I suggest you have a look at Brianna's blog on this... http://brianna.modernthings.org/article/178/innovation-and-commerce-on-the-french-wikipedia-wikiposters -Liam On 20/12/2008, at 12:29 PM, Gnangarra wrote

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Wikipedia Loves Art! photo contest at the Powerhouse Museum

2009-01-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
, and a simple word from you folks could push them into positive territory. Thanks for your consideration, Pharos 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 thing (which I think would be great

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] AGM Election nominations closed

2009-01-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
markeh...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Nominations closed yesterday and these are the received nominations: President Brianna Laugher Vice President Liam Wyatt Vice President Gideon Digby Treasurer

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] AGM Election nominations closed

2009-01-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
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? (Probably

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] AGM Election nominations closed

2009-01-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. If there

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Video from Sydney AGM

2009-01-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
I'd like to thank the academy... On 1/12/09, private musings thepmacco...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, 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

[Wikimediaau-l] Backstage Pass event in Sydney

2009-01-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear All, 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 -

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Backstage Pass event in Sydney

2009-01-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedians_in_Sydney , all

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Backstage Pass event in Sydney

2009-01-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] News article - Many minds make Wiki work

2009-01-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 wrote: Hi, I was happily surprised to spot this article in the Age's Green Guide yesterday.

[Wikimediaau-l] Commons on Picture Australia

2009-02-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Update on Powerhouse Museum 'Backstage Pass'

2009-02-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
Briefly, 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

[Wikimediaau-l] Powerhouse Museum - 13th of March.

2009-02-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, 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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Pd-Australia

2009-02-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Chapters meeting

2009-02-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 -

[Wikimediaau-l] Public Records office Victoria - MediaWiki

2009-02-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
Did anyone else know about this: http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/About_PROVWiki 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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Our submission to the DBCDE Future

2009-03-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Friday March 20 Canberra brunch

2009-03-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 11/03/2009, at 0:02, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, On March 20th Liam and I will both be in Canberra, meeting with lots of interesting folk from interesting orgs (thanks to Liam's interesting rolodex). One of our meetings will be a brunch around 9am. We

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Another smh special :-)

2009-03-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. - Liam On 3/11/09, private musings thepmacco...@gmail.com wrote: Wiki's on the

[Wikimediaau-l] Last chance - 'Backstage Pass' in Sydney this Friday

2009-03-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. To find

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] NSW Catholic Education Office

2009-03-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. Best, -Liam On 11/03/2009, at 19:02, Confusing

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Last chance - 'Backstage Pass' in Sydney this Friday

2009-03-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
you 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 hosts for the day are the Powerhouse

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: FW: National Library of Australia - Newspaper digitisation - articles published

2009-03-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Meetup time again :-)

2009-03-25 Thread Liam Wyatt
All, 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 this conference:

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Last chance - 'Backstage Pass' in Sydney this Friday

2009-03-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
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? -- Peter

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Meetup time again :-)

2009-03-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com wrote: 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 wrote: The Unlocking IP

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] smh article

2009-05-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Open website editing?

2009-06-04 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. -Liam

[Wikimediaau-l] GLAM-WIKI needs you!

2009-06-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, (wikimedia-au, chapters-cultural-partnerships, foundation-l) The event that you have (hopefully) heard about, Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Wikimedia: finding the common ground is coming along apace! This is a Wikimedia Australia event, a world

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] GLAM-WIKI needs you!

2009-06-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
Simon, All of those people have now been personally invited and some have actually already registered. 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

[Wikimediaau-l] Tour of Sydney Hospital museum

2009-06-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] 'GLAM Challenge' (editing competition) July 13-19 -- looking for a coordinator

2009-06-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] Powerhouse Museum, Steam Engines, creative commons - oh my!

2009-06-25 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Wiki Wednesday time

2009-06-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, 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: http://www.usc.edu.au/University/MediaPublications/Events/EventsHidden/ConstructingThePast.htm presenting a

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: CoI editing of a company, looking for mentor

2009-07-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear All, 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

[Wikimediaau-l] GLAM-WIKI bursaries

2009-07-10 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. Sincerely, Liam

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: Vacancy - Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program Team

2009-07-23 Thread Liam Wyatt
]] -- 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 Program

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Wikimedia, judges and strippers

2009-08-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 http://www.itwire.com/content/view/26683/1231/ It's not only long and positive, it's also factually correct! -Liam [[witty lama]] On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] IRC office hours - Strategic Planning

2009-08-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
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? -Liam On 8/11/09, Angela bees...@gmail.com wrote: The next Wikimedia Strategy office hours is tomorrow (email below). The

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Bringing the wiki model to digitisation

2009-08-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
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? http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home It's not strictly Wiki-like, but it shares

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] A potential project?

2009-09-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Interesting Blog posts - provides an insight into the challenges that GLAM institutions might have in dealing with Commons (and other free media repositories)

2009-10-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Wow Craig, 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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Interesting Blog posts - provides an insight into the challenges that GLAM institutions might have in dealing with Commons (and other free media repositories)

2009-10-31 Thread Liam Wyatt
...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Liam Wyatt *Sent:* Thursday, 29 October 2009 6:47 PM *To:* Wikimedia-au *Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Interesting Blog posts - provides an insight into the challenges that GLAM institutions might have in dealing

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] The A E Bert Roberts photograph collection

2009-11-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
David Milne has just written about this collaboration on the museum 3.0 ning here: http://museum30.ning.com/profiles/blogs/glamwiki-trial-social-history Lets try to find homes for these images within Wikipedia articles! -Liam [[witty lama]] wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On Tue, Nov

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Bidding for Wikimania 2012

2009-11-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Bidding for Wikimania 2012

2009-11-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] fixing wmau wiki

2009-11-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. -Liam wittylama.com/blog

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] AGM report

2009-12-02 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] official wiki

2009-12-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] official wiki

2009-12-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] official wiki

2009-12-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Member / non-member

2009-12-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Membership, regional participation and other things

2009-12-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] official wiki

2009-12-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Conroy - Measures to improve safety of the internet for families

2009-12-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] AFACT v iiNet

2010-02-03 Thread Liam Wyatt
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.

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Should we petition the pollies on copyright law?

2010-02-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 Corel

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Regular Sydney Meetups

2010-03-21 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 19 March 2010 15:09, Andrew Garrett and...@werdn.us wrote: Hi all, 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,

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Chapter selected WMF board seats

2010-05-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 17 May 2010 00:23, Sarah Ewart sarahew...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, 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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] education projects and suitability of wmf projects in schools

2010-06-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning

2010-08-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
Just saw this on the Wikimedia UK list, which itself came from the comm-com list. 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? :-) -Liam

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning

2010-08-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 internationally? There is a bit, yes. Probably the best place for info is the homepage of

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Zootober

2010-09-19 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 for). I know that Melbourne Zoo has a recently

[Wikimediaau-l] Queensland museum commons

2010-09-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Open Government Licence

2010-09-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
Forwarding to the Australia list - some great news from the UK! Hopefully we can follow suit someday. -Liam 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 Subject:

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Australian GLAM policy and public domain

2010-10-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
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, Archives, Museums

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] WikiAcademy program - Regional historical societies

2010-11-13 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Newspaper cites from Trove

2010-11-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 together! Best, -Liam wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On 16 November 2010 01:55, Moondyne moondyne...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] WMAu IRC discussion tomorrow night

2010-11-18 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Newspaper cites from Trove

2010-11-30 Thread Liam Wyatt
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. Sincerely, Liam (I'm sending this from an

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Reminder: Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2011 to end on January 31st

2011-01-23 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

[Wikimediaau-l] Sydney RecentChangesCamp x, 16 March 2011, 6-8pm

2011-03-07 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 ;-) ) Kind regards, Jutta von Dincklage, Chris Watkins and Liam Wyatt [image: recent changes camp expanded.jpg

[Wikimediaau-l] Meeting with the ABC next week

2011-05-31 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Meeting with the ABC next week

2011-06-01 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Meeting with the ABC next week

2011-06-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, 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 any questions). The day was in two parts - boardroom meeting and staff presentation. The meeting was packed with about 20 people from

[Wikimediaau-l] Dictionary of Sydney has new free-licensed content

2011-06-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi all, 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

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: The Digital Culture Public Sphere

2011-09-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi all, 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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Wikimedia at This Is Not Art

2011-09-15 Thread Liam Wyatt
Just to bump this one up again :-) I'm going to be there too - looks like we've got four folks attending. Any more takers? -Liam wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On 2 September 2011 04:17, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: This year Wikimedia will be at TINA, Newcastle, on

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Open-Edge (education) conference - Sydney, 9 Oct

2011-10-21 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Open-Edge (education) conference - Sydney, 9 Oct

2011-10-21 Thread Liam Wyatt
: On 20 August 2009 03:24, Brianna Laugher brianna.laug...@gmail.com wrote: ^^ 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

[Wikimediaau-l] GLAM on TV

2011-11-09 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 great.

[Wikimediaau-l] English Wikipedia blackout in protest of SOPA

2012-01-16 Thread Liam Wyatt
Dear all, 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:

[Wikimediaau-l] New roles - Creative Commons National Museum

2012-02-05 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi all, 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

[Wikimediaau-l] Sydney wiki dinner on Wednesday?

2012-02-06 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi all, 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,

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Australians in the Elsevier boycott

2012-02-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
Nice :-) 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!]. -Liam

[Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: Stakeholder meeting to coordinate response re proposed football codes' amendment to Copyright Act

2012-02-17 Thread Liam Wyatt
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

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Tambo wikipedia training

2012-03-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
the article has developed over the course of the day. We've got it up on screen right now - so... go! :-) Sincerely, Liam / Wittylama wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On 13 March 2012 13:01, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, user:whiteghost.ink and I are currently in Tambo - a very

Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Tambo wikipedia training

2012-03-14 Thread Liam Wyatt
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 wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On 15 March 2012 11:07, Liam Wyatt liamwy

[Wikimediaau-l] Release of archival video from the ABC

2012-03-26 Thread Liam Wyatt
Hi All, 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:

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