User Moulton has started a Wikiversity project on ethical management of
With some of the initial discussion on the talk page suggesting things like
editors taking tests, ArbCom being replaced with paid professionals, I have
some concern that those involved with this are "forum shopping" for a place
where they can influence the running of Wikipedia.
This came to my attention when - as an apparent afterthought - Wikinews was
included in this. I have asked for that to be changed and that those
involved restrict themselves to projects they are familiar with.
I believe this should be given input from a wider community of editors,
hence raising it here.
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Just a reminder to all on this list. We have a blog located at
http://blog.wikimedia.org/ where you may comment on posts. A good deal
of foundation news is posted there as well as information relevant to
interested parties in the community.
There is also a place where you may post a suggested post, or even draft
a suggested post on meta! http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog
Very best to all!
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Reuse of educational content using the GFDL!
* First Time in Book Format: Wikipedia Chemistry Knowledge
Knowledge Publications, a leading publisher of energy books, has put
significant portions of the chemistry content of the free online
encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org, in full published, printed book form and
has done so in full compliance with Wikipedia's GNU Free Documentation
License. The book is titled, "The Chemical Educator: for The Chemistry
and Manufacture of Hydrogen" (ISBN: 978-1-60322-067-5).
Very pleased to share this announcement from Veronique, our CFOO with the
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Subject: [WMF Staff] Welcome Sara Crouse Permanently
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:29:31 -0700
From: Veronique Kessler <vkessler(a)wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: WMF Staff Mailing List <staff(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: SF <staff(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
It is with great pleasure that I announce Sara Crouse as Head of
Partnerships and Foundation Relations. As many of you know, Sara has
been working with us for several months in the fundraising area on a
contract basis. When Sara came to us, we were developing our
fundraising strategy and determining how to staff ourselves to that end.
We are pleased that she is able to become a permanent member of the team
now that our strategy has been developed.
Sara has several years of fundraising experience. She spent the last 5
years in various positions with Cambridge in America;, the most recent
as Associate Director of Research. In that role, she identified and
researched donor prospects, worked on cultivation strategy and worked
with volunteer leadership and supporters to advance Major Gifts efforts.
Prior to Cambridge in America, Sara worked for RKO PIctures and
TransPerfect Translations. Sara also managed special events for the
Guggenheim Museum in New York.
She holds an M.A. from NYU and a B.A from Georgetown University.
Please join me in welcoming Sara to the Wikimedia Foundation.
Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Office: (415) 839-6885 ext. 612
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Is there a policy on using Google Analytics on Wikimedia sites? I
found it on <http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Monobook.js>. I
believed there was something about it in the past that it was not
allowed, but I don't remember exactly so I thought I'd better ask here
first before telling the th admins that it is not allowed.
in the last week we had different reports about the link from mainland China about accessability of Wikipedia. Some reported they can access Wikipedia, some not, the reports may from the same city. The censorship of keywords are still on. By people who can access directly, if you key in a keyword, you would no more able to access Wikipedia for a few seconds to a few minutes.
A television reporter from Hongkong said although the IOC said that at the reporters center one would be able to access without any censorship, the reporter showd in television that she can indeed call the main page of english Wikipedia, but as soon as she type in a keyword, the connection is broken.
Here is the news report: http://news.tvb.com/20080708.php?video=http://vdo.tvb.com/n/630pm_news/2008… . The demonstration happens at about 75% to 80% of the report.
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Hi, this is Lisa from Kaltura. Thanks for your feedback.
Here is some useful information about the video-wiki extension:
- I will start by saying that the video-wiki extension project
is run as an open-source project on Sourceforge, and any bugs, feature
suggestions, and code contributions are welcome there.
- You can access all of the history/versioning information
about the video (including advanced dif capabilities etc) by clicking
the "Info" button on the bottom right of the player (similar to photos
- The first version of the extension included a "Credits"
button that included all relevant credit information. It is being
re-inserted into the new player within the next week.
- Content is indeed governed by the CC-BY-SA license. The
upload wizard enables to import content from repositories governed by
CC-BY-SA license or to upload your own content.
- The Remix button works - it opens the online editor. The Add
button opens the upload/import wizard - you need to make sure to click
the right button for each functionality.
- While the extension has been tested extensively and works
well on all popular platforms and operating systems, the community's
feedback is crucial and greatly appreciated, we look forward to more of