On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM, Klein,Max <kleinm(a)oclc.org> wrote:
This is a very cool development. I'm going to follow this closely.
Now that the technology is here to make mass uploads, I wonder how this is going to
effect the policy of Wikidata accepting batch-uploads.
At Wikimania I remember Daniel saying that it's going to be discouraged to import a
lot of data at once. I wonder now that we have this interface, will that change? What type
of pywikidata bots are going to be allowed to run?
Nothing changed really. Large mass uploads of data are still
(initially) discouraged. We really need to be very careful especially
at the beginning to not kill the Wikidata community before it even
started to grow. So please let's take it slowly. It'll be the right
thing in the long run. (For a related story read Robert Kaye's chapter
in Open Advice btw: http://open-advice.org
That being said, there sure are things that the community can agree on
that are ok to import at the beginning (some language link sets
maybe?) and this is where pywikidata comes in. And there are a lot of
things in the long run that it will be useful for.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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