Hi Quim, Jane, Andrew and Wikidatans,
Thanks, Quim. You're right that Wikia is not a Wikimedia project but Jimmy
Wales is the head of both interestingly.
Thanks for the clarification that "Wiki Loves Open Data [:)] should guide
organizations through the process of contributing content to Wikidata" ...
and World University looks forward to learning how this will work. (I also
just posted my email of 30 minutes ago to you and Jane here -
- in terms of WUaS's ~ 10 main foci/areas).
In terms of a technical definition of open data, I see data here as ...
"facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. See
• Computing the quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are
performed by a computer, being stored and transmitted in the form of
electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical
recording media" (Apple Dictionary 2.x) ...
and both Wikidata's as well as World University's openness seem in part to
have to do with Creative Commons' licensing and in part with the framework
you're creating, Quim, for which WUaS is especially grateful.
Thank you and cheers,
On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 1:49 AM, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Info WorldUniversity <
Quim, since Wikia (e.g. WUaS is in the open Wikia
) is also a Wikimedia
Wikia is not a Wikimedia project, but we are digressing. :)
whether these ~10 main World University foci/areas could become part of
framework for the contributory data planning for
what you have in mind.
As a framework, Wiki Loves Open Data  should guide organizations
through the process of contributing content to Wikidata. Open data
organizations or data sets will not be "part of the framework". Each
organization will decide their own involvement. If the framework is good,
they would not need any type of acceptance or endorsement.
The example of World University makes me think that we need a technical
definition of "open data" based on what Wikidata can or is willing to
digest. I might be wrong, but there I'm seeing wiki pages, not structure
 I'll start using this term and see what happens.
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