X-posting as of special Commons interest.
On 27 September 2016 at 01:57, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps of interest: "...We’re making the latest version of our image
> captioning system available as an open source model in TensorFlow."
I wonder if anyone would be prepared to set this up in Wikimedia-Labs
as a callable tool to test out? This would be great for, say,
pre-filtering Flickr uploads to help avoid copyright issues or limit
photographs to those of particular educational value. It's a set of
Python modules, but I'm unsure of how complex the dependencies would
I'm currently uploading someone's 8,000 photograph stream, and
it would great to limit it to just the ones of birds, plants and
landscapes, leaving out the shots of people on holiday or family
I've been working on improving the Wikimedia Commons Android app for the
past couple of months. In addition to several bugfixes and minor
improvements, we've just rolled out a new feature - a list of nearby places
that need photos!
This feature pulls locations without photos from a file maintained by the
Wiki Needs Pictures project and arranges them in order of proximity to
the user's position. Tapping on an item in the list brings the user to
their phone's map app with the coordinates pinned. To access this feature,
select 'Nearby' (or the icon of a guy with a flag) from the action bar
(menu) of the app.
The current implementation is a very basic/bare-bones version, as we want
to gauge users' response and feedback before working on any enhancements.
So please do try it out, see how it works for you, and feel free to report
any bugs or suggest any enhancements on our Google Group forums or
GitHub issues page.
Please note that you will need to allow the app to access your location in
order for this feature to work. Also, as the list is rather large, initial
loading might take a while.
You may have seen my email earlier this week announcing the copyright
strategy—a new effort to improve how we identify, prioritize, and address
copyright issues throughout the Wikimedia movement. (I’ve copied it below,
in case you missed it.)
As part of getting feedback on the strategy and communicating its vision,
goals, and process, the Wikimedia Foundation legal team will be holding an
office hour on IRC:
*Thursday, September 15, 2016. 14:00 UTC (07:00 PDT).*
Please stop by #wikimedia-office at that time to discuss the copyright
strategy and ask any questions you have about it. There are instructions
for participating on Meta:
We have timed the office hour to correspond with when we expect to shift
our focus from meta-discussion about the strategy to following the strategy
and addressing individual copyright issues.
In the meantime, please take a look at the copyright strategy itself, and
feel free to provide feedback on the talk page:
> Hi all,
We on the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team have been working on creating a
> better and more collaborative process for organizing, streamlining, and
> completing Wikimedia’s copyright-related work. We’d like to hear from you
> about it in the next couple weeks, and then we’d like to work together to
> identify, prioritize, and address copyright issues.
You can read more about the copyright strategy on Meta at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Copyright_strategy and leave questions and
> comments on the talk page.
Charles M. Roslof
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