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 - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/07/impatiens-species-structuring-world.html - 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 also datum.

• 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@wikimedia.org> wrote:

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Info WorldUniversity <info@worlduniversityandschool.org> wrote:

Quim, since Wikia (e.g. WUaS is in the open Wikia wiki http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects) is also a Wikimedia project

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 [1] 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 data.

[1] I'll start using this term and see what happens.

Quim Gil
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation


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