I think this comment merely is an enthusiastic shout-out that means 'in my
opinion, OpenRefine rules (as in: it's a great solution) for data'. I know
the person who responded here and will check with them if I'm correct.
Anyone is free to sign up to the project as a volunteer or advisor. There
are absolutely no obligations or 'rules' (as in 'regulations'). At this
moment, I see this as a sign that you are more interested than average, and
are OK with, for instance, being directly approached on your talk page when
new features can be tested and if we have questions or assumptions that we
would like to check with the community.
I will add this bit of info to the application text.
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 2:26 PM Thad Guidry <thadguidry(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Sandra and team!
Great to see the application in its final form and kudos to you and
Antonin for bringing this forward for the whole community.
I do have 1 question on the application concerning the participants?
* *Volunteer* OR rules data Ecritures
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ecritures>) 12:19, 16 March
I did not see a mention about "rules" in any of the phases of
development? Can you explain the volunteer effort needed for this (or
maybe added some of this missing detail in the phase where needed) and how
it pertains to any of the phases of development?
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 4:07 AM Sandra Fauconnier <
Since 2019, it is possible to add structured data to files on Wikimedia
Commons  (SDC = Structured Data on Commons). But there are no very
advanced and user-friendly tools yet to edit the structured data of very
large and very diverse batches of files on Commons. And there is no batch
upload tool yet that supports SDC.
The OpenRefine  community wants to fill this gap: in the upcoming
year, we would like to build brand new features in the open source
OpenRefine tool, allowing batch editing and batch uploading SDC :-) As
these are major new functionalities in OpenRefine, we have applied for a
Project Grant . Your feedback  and (if you support this plan)
endorsements are very welcome.
Thanks in advance, and many greetings,
Sandra (User:Spinster / User:SFauconnier) as member of the OpenRefine
Antonin (User:Pintoch) as OpenRefine developer
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