We have some important news to share on behalf of the WikiCite organizers.
First off–in case you missed it–we released our annual report
<https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5648233> last week, and it's been
getting a lot of traction
So much has happened over the past 12 months: interest in creating a
collaborative knowledge base of sources to support free knowledge is
growing among libraries, linked data organizations, tool developers, and
many groups in the Wikimedia movement. New contributors and organizations,
that were not part of this community these past 2 years, are now joining us
and we need to make sure WikiCite remains sustainable in years to come.
For this reason, we're working with our funders to ensure the next cycle of
WikiCite events is well supported. We have decided to move our main annual
event <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite_2018> from the spring to
the *fall of 2018*, in order to concentrate our efforts on fundraising and
creating a long term strategic plan.
Ahead of WikiCite 2018, we'll be supporting local events to continue to
grow the community. We'll be present at the *Wikimedia Hackathon* in
Barcelona. We will submit a session proposal to *Wikimania 2018*, and we'll
attend other events of interest to the movement. If you know of any
satellite session or event where WikiCite should have a presence, please let
us know <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite/News>.
Should you have any questions for the organizing committee, you can get in
touch at wikicite(a)wikimedia.org.
Dario and Sarah
Where can one find the mapping between Wikidata and Wikipedia. I can see the links online in both Wikidata and Wikipedia, but I cannot find the links in the RDF-dump f.ex. of Wikidata, nor in the XML-dump of Wikipedia.
For your information, the voting phase of the WMF Community Wishlist Survey
has started. You can find there several categories, more than 200
proposals. Some of them are connected to Wikidata (and not only in the
Wikidata categories, check also the others).
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Johan Jönsson <jjonsson(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: 28 November 2017 at 07:01
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] You can now vote in the Community Wishlist Survey
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia
The voting phase of the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey has now started.
Read the proposals and support the ones you want to support to make the
Click on the categories to find the proposals. The voting will close on
That's the important part of this email. Feel free to follow the link above
and starting voting right now.
The longer version:
The Community Wishlist Survey decides what the Wikimedia Foundation
Community Tech team will work on over the next year. The team is responsible
for addressing the top 10 wishes on the list, as well as some wishes from
smaller groups and projects that are doing important work, but don't have
the numbers to get their proposal into the top 10. The Wishlist is also
used by volunteer developers and other teams, who want to find projects to
work on that the community really wants.
Come help set the agenda.
If you want to see what the team has done in 2017, see the status report
from last month:
What you can do now:
*) Vote. This is the most important thing.
*) Spread the word. We really want people to find this, of course, and
we'll work on finding the best balance between spreading the news to
everyone and not being annoying, but please do help to spread the
information in your local community – Village Pump equivalents, IRC
channels, social media groups and so on.
*) Help translating the pages. We want the process to be as available as
possible for everyone. It's not every available if it's only in English.
*) If you want to get short updates through the notification system, you
can sign up for the Community Tech Newsletter:
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
New messages to: Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
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Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
With the current Lua environment we have ended up with an imperative
programming style in the modules. That invites to statefull objects, which
does not create easilly testable libraries.
Do we have some ideas on how to avoid this, or is it simply the way things
are in Lua? I would really like functional programming with chainable
calls, but other might want something different?