Great to hear that you're talking with SPARC. Heather Joseph (their ED)
provided very helpful feedback on the Wikimedia Open Access Policy.
I would recommend Daniel Mietchen
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen> as a speaker. You may
also want to reach out to the Wikimedia Open Access mailing list to see
what we already have by way of material: openaccess(a)lists.wikimedia.org.
On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Stephane Coillet-Matillon <
Re: point 3 (EP speaker): we have a lawyer here who's very much into
CC-licensing and open access. He does present very well in French and
English (and German, for that matter). He's probably a reference on the
issue here in Switzerland (which can or cannot be an asset in a EU
context), but before I reach out to him, what would you guys actually
expect from such a speaker?
Point 2: risky (I wouldn't just send anyone on a scholarship - they need
to know their talking points inside out, and there aren't this many of us
Point 4: a good product would take time and money. Do we have either?
Le 21/04/2015 16:08, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov a écrit :
This morning I met Nick Shockey from SPARC  and the Right to Research
Coalition . He's in Brussels to set up their Advocacy strategy and
campaign on OA and OER.
What we have have very much in common with them is that we're both worried
that the term "Open Access" might be diluted to mean just having access.
They also like to have more and more things put under a cc-by license,
which overlaps with our goals. (As a reminder, here are our positions on
the topic: )
The R2RC is organising an Open Access, Open Education and Open Data
conference in Brussels coming November  and have asked us for some help:
1. Advise them on their advocacy targets and strategy. (I am already doing
2. Participate in the conference by sending Wikimedians on scholarships.
(Do you think we could/should do it and if yes how?)
3. They're planning a reception in the European Parliament in November and
need a speaker. (Can we recommend someone?)
4. Struggle for interpretation: They have a brochure in the US explaining
and defining OA in line with the Budapest Declaration. (Should we work with
them on creating a European version and disseminating it?)
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