Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Twitter IDs if possible.

2010-04-15 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2010/4/15 Cary Bass c...@wikimedia.org: Not being an Indian Wikipedian, but being one who follows this list, I'm going to provide mine as well:  Bastique I am not an Indian either, and I don't use Twitter (yet), but I am very interested by the development of Wikimedia India. Cary Bass

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Please help test geolocation

2010-08-15 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I tested it from Delhi and the result was good. However from Gwalior, it puts me in Madras/Chennai. Not good at all: not the same city, not the same state, and not even the same language. Regards, Yann 2010/8/10 Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org: Hello all, we're experimenting with

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Please help test geolocation

2010-08-16 Thread Yann Forget
2010/8/17 Casey Brown li...@caseybrown.org: On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: I tested it from Delhi and the result was good. However from Gwalior, it puts me in Madras/Chennai. Not good at all: not the same city, not the same state, and not even the same

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Media coverage

2010-09-02 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I have some connections with journalists here: Hindi dailys and India Today. Please tell me if I can help. Regards, Yann 2010/9/2 Barry Newstead bnewst...@wikimedia.org: Thanks for connecting us with Live Mint. I think it is a good piece.  Let's connect offlist, Tinu Cherian, about

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Calling interested Indore-wallas and folks from near-by

2010-12-19 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, 2010/12/19 guru brahma wiki...@yahoo.co.in: Hi all, I have recently relocated to Indore. I am exploring the opportunity of organising Xth anniversary celebrations of Wikipedia here. If there are any people on this list who are from Indore or near by, please contact me off-list at the

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Chapter Registered

2011-01-17 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, Congratulations from Madhya Pradesh. Yann 2011/1/14 Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com: Hello all, We are  very pleased to announce the successful registration of the Wikimedia Chapter vide  Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No:

[Wikimediaindia-l] Khan Academy

2011-02-17 Thread Yann Forget
Forwareded from Foundation-l. Yann -- Forwarded message -- From: Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org Date: 2011/2/18 Subject: [Foundation-l] Khan Academy To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org Hi, probably a lot of people know

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The first legal threaten against Wikipedia India !

2011-02-25 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/2/26 Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com: On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Ask any OTRS volunteer about threats like these, this is nothing compared to the threats we get on a daily basis. What are the kinds of threats OTRS volunteers get?

[Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum in Delhi

2011-03-09 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I visited the National Museum in Delhi today and I have discovered that it contains a huge collection of arts which would be very interesting to have in Wikimedia Commons. I have a decent camera and a tripod, and I could spend some time taking photographs there, if the museum would allow.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum in Delhi

2011-03-09 Thread Yann Forget
in India, and I am entitled to the Indian fees. 3. For some items, there might copyright issues to publish the resulting images under a free license. Sincerely, -Liam Regards, Yann wittylama.com/blog Peace, love metadata On 9 March 2011 16:44, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hello

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum in Delhi

2011-03-09 Thread Yann Forget
:26 AM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Liam, 2011/3/10 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com: Hi Yann, Well, there are several problems with that. 1. In order to make good photographs, a tripod will be necessary. I doubt they will allow that for the usual fees. The National Museum permits

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Discussion about deletion of a photo

2011-03-22 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/3/23 jayanta nath jayanta...@gmail.com Dear sankarrukku Sir, Hello sir how are you? Regarding your comments  we can not upload the photograph of any old Indian painting or sculpture to Wiki Commons.  I am just clarifying you that can do that. You you have to prove that those

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg

2011-03-23 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/3/23 Ashwin Baindur ashwin.bain...@gmail.com: Dear Sankar, I have read the discussion here : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg and the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#India and the threads on the

[Wikimediaindia-l] Proofreading Hindi

2011-05-05 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I am looking for Hindi speakers who could help proofreading this: http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Livre:Garcin_de_Tassy_-_Chrestomathie_hindi.djvu http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Livre:Garcin_de_Tassy_-_Rudiments_de_la_langue_hindi.djvu Thanks, Yann

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proofreading Hindi

2011-05-05 Thread Yann Forget
to be fill up. Try this page: http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Garcin_de_Tassy_-_Rudiments_de_la_langue_hindi.djvu/25 Regards, Yann --Regards, Rsrikanth05 [Hindi/English] On 5 May 2011 20:27, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I am looking for Hindi speakers who could help proofreading

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proofreading Hindi

2011-05-05 Thread Yann Forget
2011/5/5 Srikanth Ramakrishnan rsrikant...@gmail.com: So, you will need a French to Hindi translator for that? If English is available I can do English to Hindi. No translator. Pages just need to be proofread. Yann ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Proofreading Hindi

2011-05-05 Thread Yann Forget
2011/5/6 Srikanth Ramakrishnan rsrikant...@gmail.com: But, they are blank, nothing there. What are we supposed to proof read? Is it that you will fill it up, and then someone does the proff reading? If yes, I don't mind helping. The text is on the image on the right. Unfortunately OCR doesn't

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum, New Delhi

2011-06-29 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/6/29 Ashwin Baindur ashwin.bain...@gmail.com: Yann, these images should be licensed as being in public domain as of now. How come you have claimed copyright? The policy is that photos of 3D work of art are copyritable. I changed the license for 2D work of art. Warm regards,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum, New Delhi

2011-06-29 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/6/29 Noopur noopur.ra...@gmail.com: Hey, I might be able to help you out identifying the work. What info do you need on these? More complete description, date, etc. Thanks for your help, Yann On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Do we

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] National Museum, New Delhi

2011-06-29 Thread Yann Forget
, Yann On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Do we have an official contact with the National Museum, New Delhi? There are interesting documents there which could add valuable information to Wikipedia and Commons, but they are copyrighted. Could we get

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On creating an Indian Wikisource

2011-08-26 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/8/26 Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org: On 26 August 2011 13:08, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Wikisource already has a Commonwealth copyright wikisource it is called Wikilivres, and it is hosted in Canada. On that website you will find many examples of works which

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On creating an Indian Wikisource

2011-08-26 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/8/26 Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org: On 26 August 2011 13:18, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: AFAIK, all what is PD in India is also PD in Canada, but not the opposite. Canadian law says that what is PD elsewhere is also PD in Canada (law of shorter term). Canadian law

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On creating an Indian Wikisource

2011-08-26 Thread Yann Forget
2011/8/26 Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com: By hosting a WikiSource outside of the US and in the jurisdiction of the country. This is not limited to Wikisource. Wikimedia Commons is definitely in the list, and may be some other projects also. Yes, right. Wikilivres hosts images which

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On creating an Indian Wikisource

2011-08-28 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2011/8/28 Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org: Hi Yann: I was wondering if you could send us some details on what it would take to maintain Wikilivres please? Technology and costs. Wikilivres is currently hosted on a small dedicated server in Montreal, Canada. It follows the Canadian

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] On creating an Indian Wikisource

2011-08-28 Thread Yann Forget
2011/8/28 Gautam John gau...@prathambooks.org: On 28 August 2011 11:50, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Wikilivres is currently hosted on a small dedicated server in Montreal, Canada. It follows the Canadian copyright law, in which a work is in the public domain 50 years after

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Off-topic: Re: Media : Gandhi would have been a Wikipedian

2012-01-17 Thread Yann Forget
2012/1/17 Pradeep Mohandas pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com: hi, Just curious. Is there any other writing by Gandhi that goes under the same license? Also, any ideas on where Gandhi might have put out this note saying No Rights Reserved? Was there a precedent? You mean, like this one?

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] BSNL DNS Blocking Wikipedia?

2012-01-28 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, It seems that the DNS server of BSNL was hacked. It looks strange that only Wikipedia was affected. The issue is fixed now. Regards, Yann 2012/1/28 Anirudh Bhati anirudh...@gmail.com: I think this is likely a temporary issue, and I suspect that the security of the BSNL servers may

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Letters of authority or press cards (was: Backup for Wikipedians)

2012-02-06 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, Yes, it would probably help a lot. Regards, Yann ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit

[Wikimediaindia-l] Museums access for photographers

2012-02-10 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I would like to document the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad [1][2], one of the greatest textile museum in the world, but photography is currently forbidden there. There is currently nothing on Wikimedia Commons about it. Maybe a formal request from Wikimedia India may help getting

[Wikimediaindia-l] Reducing the number of mails

2012-03-07 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I find that the number of mails I receive from mailings about India and Wikimedia is a bit excessive. It would be be easy to reduce it significantly by not cross-posting every announcements, and by not sending congratulations to the list, but to the person concerned. Thanks, Yann

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki Loves Monuments in India

2012-06-03 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, I would definitely take part on WLM in India. Best regards, Yann 2012/6/2 Yuvi Panda yuvipa...@gmail.com: Hello everyone! Has there been any discussion about participating in Wiki Loves Monuments this year? I'm sitting in berlin working on some of the code behind it, and looking at

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Club @ British Council

2012-06-19 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, I may be able to come, but I am not sure yet. Yann 2012/6/19 Srikanth Ramakrishnan parakara.gh...@gmail.com: Just a question. Are any proper, experienced community members part of this? On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Nitika Tandon ntan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi, We are trying to

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] what is a Monument?

2012-08-16 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, The ASI list is very incomplete. See for examples http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_India/Wiki_Loves_Monuments/Madhya_Pradesh What do we do in this case? How do we attribute an ID number? Another issue will be getting the connection and time to upload all images.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] what is a Monument?

2012-08-18 Thread Yann Forget
2012/8/16 Karthik Nadar karthik...@gmail.com: Hi Yann, I see that Commonist tool is bit faster having being used during Wiki Takes Mumbai early this year. Have you tried the same? Find the tool here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Tools/Commonist Yes, I know Commonist. It makes

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Help needed for WLM

2012-08-28 Thread Yann Forget
2012/8/29 Karthik Nadar karthik...@wikimedia.in: On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, 2012/8/28 Karthik Nadar karthik...@wikimedia.in: Hi all, just to update you all that Wiki Loves Monuments is starting from 1st of September (this Saturday

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments India 2012

2012-08-31 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, The list should be copied to Commons. Not all people are from English WP. Yann 2012/9/1 Karthik Nadar karthik...@wikimedia.in: Hi all, greeting from Wiki Loves Monuments India core team. We are happy and please to let you informed that the global photography contest Wiki Loves

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments India 2012

2012-09-03 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, 2012/9/2 Karthik Nadar karthik...@gmail.com: Sure, will be copying the list today itself. I started copying the list yesterday, but people disagreed. And my lists have already been deleted. :( Yann On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, The list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Progress in WLM India

2012-09-05 Thread Yann Forget
2012/9/5 Karthik Nadar karthik...@wikimedia.in: Hi all, Any Commons admin from India other than Sreejith??? We need a couple of admins for easy process on Commons. I am here. ;o) Yann ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] How to contribute to Hindi and Nepali Wikipedia

2012-09-18 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I didn't see this here. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:How_to_contribute_to_Hindi_Wikipedia.ogv https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:How_to_write_in_Nepali_wiki.ogv Best regards, Yann ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] Commons: Videos in Hindi

2012-09-19 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I uploaded recently some videos and songs in Hindi. Some of them will be on the front page of Wikimedia Commons in Media of the Day. It would be nice if someone could help transcribing and translations them.

[Wikimediaindia-l] WikiProject India on Commons

2012-09-20 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I started an WikiProject India on Commons. Here it is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:WikiProject_India Please come and participate! Yann ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org To unsubscribe from

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiProject India on Commons

2012-09-20 Thread Yann Forget
2012/9/21 praveenp me.prav...@gmail.com: Hi, I believe Indian communities need to put more interest in translating commons' templates. Many of those templates inherited to language wikies through file pages. But even most essential templates, are not translated to Indian languages. :( I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] How to set up a SIG?

2013-02-07 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, 2013/2/8 Srikanth Ramakrishnan srik.r...@wikimedia.in: While the age restriction might be modifiable, I'm not too sure yet, will have to check with the Karnataka Registrar of Societies, the Nationality of members has to be Indian as set down by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Goverment

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Servers and Copyright Issues

2013-05-12 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, Yes, this is a huge problem for Indian content hosted on Wikimedia servers, and not only for Wikisource, but also for pictures, movies, sounds, etc. hosted on Wikimedia Commons. There were quite a few famous images of Mahatma Gandhi deleted for this reason. Regards, Yann 2013/5/9

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Servers and Copyright Issues

2013-05-12 Thread Yann Forget
There is already in Canada a server available for hosting content which cannot be hosted on Wikimedia servers. I think this solution should gather more support. http://wikilivres.ca/ (previously wikilivres.info). Regards, Yann 2013/5/12 Achal Prabhala aprabh...@gmail.com: Hi Balasankar, The

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Servers and Copyright Issues

2013-05-12 Thread Yann Forget
is public domain outside the US but not within) - I guess the question is how to connect public domain work that cannot be hosted on US servers to Wikimedia, which is. On Sunday 12 May 2013 03:01 PM, Yann Forget wrote: There is already in Canada a server available for hosting content which

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Servers and Copyright Issues

2013-05-13 Thread Yann Forget
or Wikisource because of copyright issues in the US? I suspect that a list of specific cases would be quite useful in thinking this through. Cheers, Achal On Sunday 12 May 2013 02:42 PM, Yann Forget wrote: Hello, Yes, this is a huge problem for Indian content hosted on Wikimedia servers

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia Servers and Copyright Issues

2013-05-14 Thread Yann Forget
question on Gandhi here: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Possible_copyright_violations#copyright_status_of_Gandhi.27s_original_works.3F - but no actions that I can easily see). On Monday 13 May 2013 04:23 PM, Yann Forget wrote: Hi Achal, Please see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki

[Wikimediaindia-l] Membership

2014-01-25 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, I read that Wikimedia India does not accept member who are not Indian nationals. This comes as a big surprise, and I don't see any reason for it. As far as I know, membership in a non-profit in India is not limited to Indian nationals. A change whould be most welcomed. Thanks, Yann

[Wikimediaindia-l] License and copyright for Indian government documents

2014-02-25 Thread Yann Forget
Following this [1] discussion, it appears that the conditions into which some documents are released by the Indian government are nearly the same as CC-BY. However some people on Commons think that we need a confirmation. Could the WM India ask whether the conditions specified here [2] are

[Wikimediaindia-l] Copyright law of India

2014-03-24 Thread Yann Forget
Hello, There is a discussion on Commons about the copyright law of India, precisely whether pictures taken prior 1957 should apply the new law or the old law. I believe it is the later, but Carl Lindberg, says there is a uncertainty. Could WM India ask a lawyer for a confirmation.

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

2014-04-24 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, I don't know why, but Hindi WP has more than 50,000 articles, and is not in that list: https://hi.wikipedia.org/ (111,316 articles today). Regards, Yann 2014-04-24 15:43 GMT+05:30 Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il: Congratulations! Always a pleasure to do edits like this:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Setting Up of the Advisory Council at Wikimedia India

2016-03-20 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, I am volunteering to be member of this Advisory council. I have been active on Wikimedia projects since December 2002, I am a member of Wikimedia France, and a past member of its board. I also spent nearly 10 years of my life in India, where I have been active with several NGOs, and I am

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] seeking help with Hindi projects in Wikisource...

2016-08-11 Thread Yann Forget
Hi, I am a long term Wikisource contributor and I speak Hindi. But I don't contribute much in Hindi, as it is not my first language, but I am willing to help. Regards, Yann 2016-08-10 23:38 GMT+02:00 Lane Rasberry : > Hello, > > Can anyone here refer me to someone who