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
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
// 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
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
1. WMF has questioned the salary rationale for WMIN staff.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Link : https://twitter.com/WikimediaPK/status/461810546573324288
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:29:30
Sorry I do get things wrong.. I trust to have them right in Wikidata.
On 30 April 2014 14:10, sibi kanagaraj civil.si...@gmail.com wrote:
Hi Gerard ,
Sorry to interrupt the discussion .
//I added that Mr Modi is the incumbent prime minister of
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,
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
Of course Dhaval is joking a bit. I do encourage the Gujarati and all
Indian Wikimedia communities to apply for more
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
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
Cross-posting; important information.
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From: Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org
Date: May 1, 2014 11:47 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the
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