This Friday's office hours will feature Mike Godwin, the Wikimedia
Foundation's Legal Counsel. If you don't know Mike Godwin, you can
read about him at <http://enwp.org/Mike_Godwin>.
Office hours this Friday are from 2230 to 2330 UTC (3:30PM to 4:30PM
PDT). Mike will also be taking the following Thursday from 1600 to
1700 UTC (9:00AM to 10:00AM PDT).
The IRC channel that will be hosting Mike's conversation will be
#wikimedia-office on the Freenode network. If you do not have an IRC
client, you can always access Freenode by going to
http://webchat.freenode.net/, typing in the nickname of your choice and
choosing wikimedia-office as the channel. You may be prompted to click
through a security warning. Go ahead.
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate
Due to numerous requests we have extended the submission deadline for
Wikimania 2010 as follows:
* Abstract Registration: May 24, 11.59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
* Notification for workshops: May 29, 11.59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
* Notification for panels, tutorials, presentations: June 3, 11.59
p.m. (Pacific Time)
See the Call for Participation for more details:
Thank you for helping make Wikimania 2010 a successful event. :-)
See you in Gdansk, July 9-11!
With best regards,
Josh Gay (w:user:Joshuagay) is currently working at CK12 on developing
dozens of CC-BY math and science books for high-school and late
primary students. Their current books are all English texts. They
are also working with a small group to translate some of them into
* CK12 would like to make these works available to Wikibooks (they
already are in one sense, but in another they're only directly
exportable as PDFs).
They use a cutsomized mediawiki for their internal platform, with
Semantic MediaWiki, a second custom-made math parser-function for
better math rendering, &c. So there are some minor hurdles to be
overcome before the underlying wikitexts can be shared directly.
* Josh is looking for help with their translation process,
particularly into Spanish, and would like to work with some Spanish
Wikibooks editors and others to design a friendly toolset and process
to make translation easier. (hopefully this process will be available
to wikibooks in general, and will make translation easier all around)
Feel free to discuss here or get in touch with Josh directly (copied
here) if you can help with import or translation.