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this post has not concreat reason to integrate service . so I reinforce
it.then acheve more powerful integration in another way.
I have an idea to improve usability.
[00:36] <koyakei__> I want to add friendlist to wikipedia.
[00:39] <koyakei__> There are someone ,who want to overwhelm regulation
of "what is not wikipedia"
[00:39] <koyakei__> I analyse them , they wants to place to expose opinion.
[00:40] <koyakei__> Wikipedia is very attractive place.
[00:41] <koyakei__> So attractive place gather many people who wants to
[00:42] <koyakei__> block them from wikipedia, they would do same activity
in another project.
[00:43] <koyakei__> Blocking is not good solution. So I propose. block
[00:44] <koyakei__> I have more idea about this broblem. Where should I
talking about that.
[00:45] <koyakei__> Aer there someone propose about that. in somewhere
[00:45] <koyakei__> ?
Chat room member answerd , I should talk it here .So I post.
I do not know english situation.
But Japanese situation is like that.
To prevent this I propose. add friend list to wiki.
then tagging article per comment. And serach tagged comment ,then create 1
In this case , almost we do not need blocking from project. and there is
noone run away to new project then do same thing.
Searching needs power of server.
I feel Japanese are difficlut to classfy our char actor.Because of this ,
we write IP address on wikipedea.
If we wrote with real name in wikipedia ,that is strictry linked author's
back ground . and argue in note use his background. That is too much for
In wikia I saw an article .http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Personal_history
In Japanese proverb , this question is yes to all people .
I think linking diffrent elements is Japanese habit. But recentry that is
changed..Evidence is this article.
I feel linking power is increasing, ability of classify will down. in this
situation. "what is not wiki~~~~" will be weak to separate project.
befor that, think about integrate all project is better. With semantc and
timeline and socialy.
I beleve integrate all web service (for example wiki, twitter, SNS
,anonymous BBS)is trend.
Are there anybody think about this problem?
This post is 1%of my idea. Long post is bother to read,today I stop here.
My english is poor so, someone who can here about this please call me on
小柳圭輔 Koyanagi Keisuke
> Mike, I don't know how's the political landscape is in the USA, but you
> would say that there is few significative corruption and collusion?
No, I wouldn't say that. Whenever you have enough human beings
assembled to create a political environment, you create the potential
for corruption and collusion, and no nation, including the USA, is
immune from that. But you also create the potential for idealism,
principled activism, collective progressive action, humanitarianism,
and the growth and sharing of knowledge. And it was the better side of
human nature that we witnessed among our colleagues and allies in
working against these bad legal proposals.
To be effective politically you have to have a deep understanding of
the political environment you're working in. That's why the Foundation
drew upon knowledgeable people for advice as we all went forward in
expressing our concerns about SOPA and PIPA. In no instance has the
Foundation indulged in or supported anything that counts as corruption
or collusion. I think the Wikimedia Movement should be proud that the
Foundation has lived up to the Movement's highest ideals. The efforts
these last weeks have been both admirably transparrent and admirably
effective, and I think we all learned a lot from them.
On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a massive selection bias there! Of course the NGOs that do
> lots of lobbying think lobbying is a great idea, otherwise they
> wouldn't be doing it.
Not only that, but of course people who eat food and drink water to
sustain themselves are unlikely to give proper weight to Breatharian
points of view!
That pesky POV problem keeps rearing its noisy head wherever you look. ;)
I welcome your independent research project when you get it started.
Or anybody's, really. I suppose the null hypothesis is that one can
simply stay silent and wins the issue anyway. Obviously, I tend to
fall on the Gandhi/Martin Luther King side of that issue -- at least
I'm transparent about my biases.
Wikimedia Nederland is reporting monthly on its activities. We just
completed December, and for convenience I send you here the link to
the whole list of reports.
Ziko van Dijk
Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland
dr. Ziko van Dijk, voorzitter
A new policy should always be announced on foundation-l; forwarding.
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Has anyone made an analysis on what the license change would mean to
Wikipedia? Looking at the ODbL FAQ on the OSM website, it seems that
using maps would not be affected. But what about using data from OSM
in our articles? Also, my unterstanding is that reverse import of data
(that is from Wikipedia to OSM) will be impossible after the change,
Hello dear community,
the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation passed the following
resolution with seven approves and three abstains:
Following consultation with the Wikimedia community on meta, the
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is now releasing the guiding
principles below, which are intended to govern Wikimedia fundraising and
funds dissemination practices.
We now ask the Executive Director to develop for the Board a
recommendation for fundraising and funds dissemination practices that
will align as well as possible with the guiding principles while
consulting appropriately with stakeholders and interested parties. The
Board asks that the recommendation be ready to be shared with the Board
for discussion at the February 2012 Board meeting.
==== Guidelines for Fundraising Scenarios ====
* Consistency with mission, vision and values. All Wikimedia fundraising
activities must be conducted in a manner that's consistent with our
overall mission, vision and values. They must not create unnecessary
legal exposure for the projects, or otherwise unduly interfere with our
ability to achieve our mission.
* Minimal cost and minimal disruption. All Wikimedia fundraising
activities must aim to raise the maximum possible amount of money from
donors while minimizing administrative costs as much as possible (in
order to reserve the largest amount of money possible for programmatic
activity), while causing minimal disruption and annoyance for users of
* Transparency: All Wikimedia fundraising activities must be truthful
with prospective donors. We need to tell people what we intend to use
their money for, before they donate. And we need to report in a timely
fashion on how it was actually spent.
* Responsibility: All Wikimedia fundraising activities must ensure funds
received are safe from fraud or misuse as determined by existing
third-party standards for appropriate financial controls, and must
adhere to relevant laws and regulations.
* Internationalism: Our movement is international in scope, and our
fundraising practices must support the easiest possible transfer of
money internationally in support of the movement's priorities.
* Independence: We prefer a fundraising model in which we are supported
primarily via the many-small-donors model, because this is the model
that best supports our independence.
* Flexibility: We do not need to adhere to a single monolithic model for
fundraising: multiple donation streams are fine.
* Sustainable donor relations: We must safeguard donor privacy and avoid
slowing the "donate now" flow.
* Good faith: The Wikimedia movement assumes that all movement
participants are acting in good faith, with regards to each other's
actions and intentions.
==== Guidelines for Funds Distribution Scenarios ====
* Protect the core: Core activities that ensure the continuity of the
projects need to be funded first.
* Impact: Funds should be distributed in ways that support mission work,
agnostic with regard to where the money was raised.
* Transparency and stability: Decisions about funds distribution must be
made transparently, in accordance with published guidelines and
processes. The model must enable each entity to carry out financial
planning to support efforts to be sustainable.
* Decentralization: Funds must be distributed in ways that support
decentralized programmatic activities for furthering our mission.
* Responsibility and accountability: Funds must be distributed in ways
that enable the Wikimedia movement to confidently assure donors that
their donations will be safeguarded appropriately, and that spending
will be in line with our mission and with the messages used to attract
* Collaboration and openness: Funds must be distributed in ways that are
collaborative and open, and which respect the diverse and international
nature of the Wikimedia movement.
== Reference Links ==
* [[m:Draft Guiding principles with regards to funds distribution|Draft
Guiding principles with regards to funds distribution]]
* [[m:Draft Guiding principles with regards to fundraising|Draft Guiding
principles with regards to fundraising]]
Member of the Board of Trustees
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Policies#Policies lists policies of the
Would it make sense to sub-divide these policies into sub-lists? It seems
very strange to place all of these policies next to each other in a single
I thought about splitting between "Board-approved" and "Otherwise." Then I
considered splitting between "Staff-related", "Contributor-related,"
"Meetings-related," etc., but I wasn't so sure how many of these policies
actually (allegedly) apply to contributors (e.g., the whistleblower policy).
Any thoughts on this?
The Chapters Committee, the committee that is mainly responsible
for the preparation of approval of new chapters is looking for five
new members, and we are looking for candidates.
The main focus of Chapcom is to guide groups of volunteers in forming
chapters. We make sure that the group is large enough (and advise them
on how to get bigger), review their bylaws for compliance with the
requirements for chapters and advise the Board of the Wikimedia
Foundation on chapter approvals.
This requires communication with chapter candidates all over the
World, negotiating skills and cultural sensitivity and the ability to
understand legal texts.
Key skills/experience that we are looking for in new members are typically:
* willingness to work in a sometimes bureaucratic process
(reviewing bylaws can be somewhat boring)
* 1-2 hours per week availability
* international orientation
* good communication skills in English
* ability to work and communicate with other cultures
* a strong understanding of the structure and work of both chapters
and the WMF
* experience with or in an active chapter
* an active position in a chapter is a plus
* communication skills in other major world languages are a plus
The number of chapter applications is increasing and help is wanted!
You can send your applications with your name, contact data,
experience and motivation to the ChapCom email address,
chaptercommittee-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org by February 15. The
applications will be considered by the current members.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me
privately. I am also happy to chat with anyone about our work, if this
helps them decide to apply.
Please distribute this call widely among your networks, and do apply
if you are interested.
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