Hello Thad,

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@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 (talk) 12:19, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

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 <sandra.fauconnier@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Since 2019, it is possible to add structured data to files on Wikimedia Commons [1] (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 [2] 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 [3]. Your feedback [4] 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 steering committee

Antonin (User:Pintoch) as OpenRefine developer

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data

[2] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Tools/OpenRefine

[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Structured_Data_on_Wikimedia_Commons_functionalities_in_OpenRefine 

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:Project/Structured_Data_on_Wikimedia_Commons_functionalities_in_OpenRefine

Wikidata mailing list
Wikidata mailing list