I am looking the new chapters and I have seen that there is the
project of creation of Wikimedia Hong Kong.
I don't understand if this creation is correct considering that
Hong Kong will be completely integrated in mainland of China in the
I am beginning to see in my inbox a pile of emails wondering what is happening, where we are etc... :)
So, to make it short, we had last week end a board retreat in Frankfurt (roughly 25 people moved there for the 3 days of the retreat). In my opinion it was very productive. All of us went out of it alive (though... I saw several empty bottles of whisky littering the lobby floor when I left very early on monday... so, maybe not)
All participants should be soon back home.
Oscar volunteered to write a report about the Retreat and the decisions which were made, and I presume it should be today or tomorrow. So, heads up everyone, cool pictures and news are on their way !
I myself drifted a couple of thousands miles to the North (Finland), where I would not be so surprised to see snow soon. More feedback after I get back home on thursday evening.
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Mr. Brandt has posted a long listing of articles to his website making
allegations of plagurism
of wikipedia articles from copyrighted sources.
Some editors may want to investigate these claims to determine if the
articles were copied from
(Wikipedia -> these sites) or the other way around (these sites ->
I did receive a notice on a couple of the articles I had uploaded to
Wikigadugi from the XML dumps
along with some comments about "looking into possible copyright
infringement" from one of the sites
Brandt references which brought this matter to my attention in the first
place. Someone should probably
go over these articles and determine if these claims have merit.
I am not going to take down anythig from Wikigadugi right now since I am
unable to determine if the
articles were copied FROM Wikipedia or the other way around.
This topic might be a little old, but as a regular in #wikipedia-bootcamp, I
can definitely say that this channel is dedicated to helping users out. We
do occasionally get users from other Wikimedia projects, and although our
level of expertise in languages other than English may be lacking depending
on the time and users active, we are always friendly and attempt to help
anyone who comes in. The channel is also largely free of off-topic
If we can get a combination of (1) more experienced and friendly Wikimedians
with expertise in languages other than English and (2) more users from
different projects who need help, then I think we would do great as a
multilingual support channel.
From: geni <geniice at gmail.com>
Sent: October 13 2006
On 10/13/06, Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last time I was using IRC (quite a few months), #wikipedia was the
> off-topic channel and #wikipedia-en (the official support channel for
> en.wikipedia) was largely quiet. But, mainly for non-English speakers, it
> may be useful to create an multilingual support channel free from
> Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)
#wikipedia-bootcamp would probably come closest.
Aphaia (Kizu Naoko) now has permission to create FoundationWiki
accounts, together with Michael Snow.
Peace & Love,
Member, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
DISCLAIMER: Unless otherwise stated, all views or opinions expressed
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position of the Wikimedia Foundation or its Board of Trustees.
on *Wed Sep 27 04:40:37 UTC 2006, **Gregory Maxwell *wrote:-
The GFDL v2 draft contains the following:
[8b. WIKI RELICENSING
If the Work was previously published, with no Cover Texts, no Invariant
Sections, and no Acknowledgements or Dedications or Endorsements section, in
a system for massive public collaboration under version 1.2 of this License,
and if all the material in the Work was either initially developed in that
collaboration system or had been imported into it before 1 June 2006, then
you may relicense the Work under the GNU Wiki License.]
Would anyone at the Wikimedia foundation like to make a public comment about
Any news on this in the intervening weeks?
A few months ago the ability was added to limit IP blocks to allow
logged-in contributions to continue. This allowed finer-grained blocking
of troublemakers on shared IPs (schools, AOL etc).
There's some suggestion to make this the default mode. I wanted to
announce this ahead of time since it will change what happens when
admins make a block without manually clicking something extra.
If there's no serious objection, we'll go ahead and change this in a few
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
I remember seeing projects on "Dublin Core" metadata and "OAI"
retrieval. I've been asked about it in a conference where I was
promoting Wikimedia projects.
Where can I learn more about what we do on these points?