Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The story of great Indian WMF outsourcing, few blind people and an elephant

2014-05-01 Thread Dhaval S. Vyas
Hi Gerard, I hope you had noticed the subject of this email at least before you pushed the play button of your wikidata tape. I urge you to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stick to the topic of discussion, if has no time to read the email he/she can easily get the topic from looking at the subject, and not

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proposed Wiki Data Marathon program by CIS-A2K

2014-05-01 Thread Dhaval S. Vyas
Hi Gerard, The discussion, if I am not mistaking, is on paid staffs from India involved with indic wiki, while you're replying with your experience of Netherland and also admit that you have no Idea of it in Indian context. Do you think that your reply here does help readers in getting the issue

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread Dhaval S. Vyas
Hi Kevin, // Looking at the table, it looks like CIS-A2K's total staff budget is a little shy of $300k a year. The FDC is currently handing out what, $6m USD a year? Even if CIS was entirely funded out of the FDC (and it isn't, their APG request is for less than $300k,) that's pretty much a

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread Karthik Nadar
Hi Kevin, You completely took it wrong. The intention was not to stop you, but to get enough people who might be little hesitant to come here and share their words. I would repeat the same that your comments are always welcome. :-) Just to add to more what Dhaval has said and I have indicated

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread Ravishankar
Kevin, 1. WMF has questioned the salary rationale for WMIN staff. See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:PEG/WM_IN/Program_Grant_Quarter_1_2013#Measurement_system_for_outreach_events_and_salary_rationale and

[Wikimediaindia-l] Job oportunity: Anchor staff for Wikipedia language communities

2014-05-01 Thread Ravishankar
Hey, Poor volunteers of all the global Wikipedia communities, WMF in principle will allow you to have a staff to develop your Wikipedia for doing following work: - Act as a community liaison for the respective language community - Build institutional partnerships as outlined in the

[Wikimediaindia-l] Attn: Wikisource communities - Don't waste your time typing text. Get paid.

2014-05-01 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Poor volunteers of the global Wikisource communities, Don't waste your time typing text. Get paid or hire staff to do the work. For more details, see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form#Q2c Ravi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread Pradeep Mohandas
Hi, I think I should write more bluntly to put this point across. For the quantum of money spent, I'd like to see a WHOLE LOT more than what is on offer now. I differ from the position Ravi has taken of wanting to stop funding etc., We, in India, have been stung once by the work of India

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread arun vm
Why not wikimeedia cant grow without forighn funds.Almost all technichal platforms are developed+code is gnu licenced And all most all contents in web is licenced under creative commons licence. and in india we have 110 millions of population.So many indians are trained in global standards. I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread arun vm
HOme work?. I hate it from my school days :) I just want to tell a story about anna hasare that movement is completly based on online acttivitys such peopels are all from india and kejariwalls AAP is completly based on online activitys Are you peopels are able to accept india is already matured

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Re: [Wikipedia-gu] Urdu Wikipedia crosses the 50, 000 mark

2014-05-01 Thread Saqib Qayyum
Greetings from humid Karachi, I would like to inform you guys that Hindustan Express, an Indian Urdu-language daily newspaper covered a story about Urdu Wikipedia's recent milestone. Link : https://twitter.com/WikimediaPK/status/461810546573324288 regardsSaqib Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:29:30

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The story of great Indian WMF outsourcing, few blind people and an elephant

2014-05-01 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi. Sorry I do get things wrong.. I trust to have them right in Wikidata. Thanks, GerardM On 30 April 2014 14:10, sibi kanagaraj civil.si...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Gerard , Sorry to interrupt the discussion . Small correction //I added that Mr Modi is the incumbent prime minister of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Attn: Wikisource communities - Don't waste your time typing text. Get paid.

2014-05-01 Thread Dhaval S. Vyas
Thank you Ravi for making us aware that WMF is happily funding content generation (or in nicer term Content upload) as Asaf from WMF and User Blue Rasberry have suggested. This is a great news for my Gujarati wikisource community, whom I am including in this reply. Dear Gujarati Wiki Community,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Attn: Wikisource communities - Don't waste your time typing text. Get paid.

2014-05-01 Thread Lane Rasberry
Hello Dhaval and others, I have no affiliation with the WMF and the WMF speaks for itself. I am a member of Wikimedia New York City but cannot speak on behalf of any organization. Of course Dhaval is joking a bit. I do encourage the Gujarati and all Indian Wikimedia communities to apply for more

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A campaign for stopping donations to Wikimedia

2014-05-01 Thread Hari Prasad Nadig
Pradeep's email sums up the scenario pretty well. I completely agree with the points he's put forth. It is a very sad situation. As for Ravi, being a long-time member of Wikimedia community in India, I can understand where he comes from while evidently seeming to obstruct the funding. All I can

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikipedia-gu] Attn: Wikisource communities - Don't waste your time typing text. Get paid.

2014-05-01 Thread Kartik Mistry
On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 1:45 AM, Dhaval S. Vyas dsv...@gmail.com wrote: Please visit the link in below email, where Wikimedia Foundation (shortly known as WMF) is suggesting that they are funding (in simpler term paying) for content upload. This is the task that we all are doing free of cost so

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-01 Thread Bishakha Datta
Cross-posting; important information. Best Bishakha -- Forwarded message -- From: Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org Date: May 1, 2014 11:47 PM Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED To: