Thank you very much for this quick and very
diverse wave of feedback. I'm
trying to keep the description of
up to date, and you are
welcome to edit too.
The deliverable of this goal is basically documentation, so the first
question is where should that documentation live. Somewhere under
: ? In Meta? In Outreach?
Elsewhere? As soon as we have an answer we can start documenting on-wiki,
business as usual.
We need a name for this "framework". It can be a working name used for
practical reasons. I'm starting to use Wiki Loves Open Data / WLOD, but
only in my brain (now it's the first time that I write it down). Please
propose better alternatives if you have them.
For now we will keep the discussion here, but people willing to get
involved as a contributor / stakeholder should get ready to follow the work
in Phabricator. We will start with subtasks blocking T101950, jumping to an
own project only if needed.
Some replies to feedback received:
* If you are involved or in touch with an open data organization, you are
encouraged to add yourselves to "Organizations interested" at
* Having real cases with real problems is the best way to focus on what
really matters. There is a section "The problem" where we should list the
problems that are blocking or making difficult fruitful contributions to
* Where to publish entire datasets... Something tells me that this is not
the most urgent and important problem that we have, but the community
definitely knows better, so correct me if I'm wrong. I think our main use
case are organizations having certain types of data that would be great to
have in Wikipedia via Wikidata. Whatever is the most urgent problem, we
need to be very selective in the scope we want to address in this quarterly
* The experience of maintainers of current projects like ProteinBoxBot is
very very useful. Please do not hesitate getting into details, creating
subtasks to address specific problems, etc.
* Scott, I have the impression that we need to define this framework a
bit before projects like yours can jump in and find their ways for
contributing. I don't have a good reply to you right now, and this goal is
precisely about offering a framework useful to you, useful to Wikimedia.
Looking forward to your feedback and to start editing on a wiki page
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 8:09 PM, Info WorldUniversity <
Hi Quim, Sylvia, Lydia and Wikidatans,
In terms of strategic partnerships with CC Wikidata, and this Wikidata Engineering
Community project looking for -
"* people that have been in touch with organizations willing to
contribute their open data" -
in what ways could CC World University and School contribute our early
CC Nation State Universities, e.g. Mexico World University and School -
- (with only the CC MIT
OCW in Spanish so far, and not yet in Spanish otherwise)? See also, for
example, the Nation States' wiki subject page at WUaS -
. Each wiki
Nation-State University at CC WUaS, seeks to accredit in each country
in their main languags to offer online CC baccalaureate, Ph.D., Law and
M.D. degrees, and also I.B. high school degrees, if possible, based on CC
MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC, to begin.
In addition, CC World University would like to facilitate wiki /
Wikidata schools for open teaching and learning in each of all 7,929+
languages. As planned interlingual wiki schools for highest quality
universal education, CC World University and School would like to explore
developing in Wikidata, and become a growth story also for Wikidata. World
University would thus like to explore contributing our open data in these
In what ways might WUaS best contribute in terms of a strategic
partnerships re this Wikidata Engineering Community project ? Perhaps
World University could become a part of the"community framework
allowing Wikidata content and tech contributors, data engineers, and open
data organizations to collaborate effectively." Thank you.
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Benjamin Good <ben.mcgee.good(a)gmail.com>
I'm not familiar with GLAM or what you are really asking for here.
Could you elaborate a little? Our group is actively engaged in writing
bots for populating wikidata with trusted biomedical information and for
using that information to drive applications such as Wikipedia. Processes
for making this easier would be most welcome. A lot of what we are doing
and hoping to do is described on this bot page:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:23 AM, David Cuenca Tudela <dacuetu(a)gmail.com>
> Hello Quim,
> There was always the issue of where to publish datasets from partner
> organisations like a http://datahub.io/
> Is that being considered in this new iteration?
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 6:19 PM, Romaine Wiki <romaine.wiki(a)gmail.com>
>> Hello Quim,
>> We have in Belgium (as Wikimedia Belgium) a partner organisation who
>> is together with us working with cultural institutions to get open datasets
>> to be used in Wikidata.
>> So yes, we are interested.
>> 2015-07-01 17:31 GMT+02:00 Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
>>> Hi, it's first of July and I would like to introduce you a quarterly
>>> goal that the Engineering Community team has committed to:
>>> Establish a framework to engage with data engineers and open data
>>> We are missing a community framework allowing Wikidata content and
>>> tech contributors, data engineers, and open data organizations to
>>> collaborate effectively. Imagine GLAM applied to data.
>>> If all goes well, by the end of September we would like to have
>>> basic documentation and community processes for open data engineers and
>>> organizations willing to contribute to Wikidata, and ongoing
>>> projects with one open data org.
>>> If you are interested, get involved! We are looking for
>>> * Wikidata contributors with good institutional memory
>>> * people that has been in touch with organizations willing to
>>> contribute their open data
>>> * developers willing to help improving our software and programming
>>> missing pieces
>>> * also contributors familiar with the GLAM model(s), what works and
>>> what didn't work
>>> This goal has been created after some conversations with Lydia
>>> Pintscher (Wikidata team) and Sylvia Ventura (Strategic Partnerships). Both
>>> are on board, Lydia assuring that this work fits into what is technically
>>> effective, and Sylvia checking our work against real open data
>>> organizations willing to get involved.
>>> This email effectively starts the bootstrapping of this project. I
>>> will start creating subtasks under that goal based on your feedback and
>>> common sense.
>>> Quim Gil
>>> Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
>>> Wikidata mailing list
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