Is that directly run by Wikimedia Foundation staff or is that run by an
independant company "paid" by WMF to manage the shop ?
Who is behind the email address merchandise(a)wikimedia.org ?
Forwarding info about an opportunity to intern in product management with
Wikidata and the good people at Wikimedia Deutschland.
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From: "Lydia Pintscher" <Lydia.Pintscher(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Mar 24, 2016 07:24
Subject: [Wikidata] internship opening: product management at WMDE
To: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <
Hey folks :)
I am looking for someone to support me me with my product management work
at WMDE as an intern. If you'd love to work with me and the rest of the
team, love Wikidata and want to learn, this might be the thing for you.
More details are here:
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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Is much of the problem about differing varieties of Portuguese? Last I
heard the Portuguese language Wikipedia allowed multiple versions of
Portuguese in a similar way to English - i.e. standardised at the article
level not the project level; Though the editing base is much more skewed to
Brazil than EN is to the US. Assuming Angolan Portuguese is closer to the
Portuguese spoken in Portugal, then just as in EN you are likely to get
some goodfaith newbies "correcting" spelling to the version they know. If
so perhaps edit filters might work. Alternatively, would it be possible to
do something similar to the Chinese Wikipedia and display different
versions of Portuguese according to user preference/IP geography?
my apply was decline.
This is my second time that is decline, and my friend of Brazil goes
every year, same users in every year and I never.
If do you compare my contribution as long with their, I have much more
and my apply is every year decline by WMF.
Please, who can help with this?
Thanks in advanced,
Marc *Pelletier / Coren* wrote:
> I don't think it's reasonable to expect that every external supplier
> is all-FLOSS. For one, the movement would be pretty much stuck
> without hardware, networking gear, and power at the very least.
Is there a list of equipment that WMF uses without viable FLOSS
I can currently buy what appears to be incredibly cost effective RAID-5
network attached storage and powerful database and web servers meeting what
I believe to be current WMF requirements for throughput with FLOSS
solutions based on NetBSD, FreeBSD, Debian, or CentOS from apparently
reputable and highly-rated consumer outlets for a tiny fraction of the cost
that was necessary from wholesale vendors in 2009, when for some reason
beyond my present recollection I did the same exercise.
Facebook has updated its "community standards" for its 1.4 billion
users. Much of it is relevant for WM Commons.
"It's a challenge to maintain one set of standards that meets the
needs of a diverse global community," said Monika Bickert, Facebook's
head of global policy management, and Chris Sonderby, Facebook's
deputy general counsel, in a blog post.
"We have a set of Community Standards that are designed to help people
understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook," Facebook said.
"These standards are designed to create an environment where people
feel motivated and empowered to treat each other with empathy and
In addition to nudity and hate speech, Facebook gave extra emphasis to
what constitutes self-injury, dangerous organizations, bullying and
harassment, criminal activity, sexual violence and exploitation,
violence and graphic content.
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexandria(a)gmail.com>
> Hi fellow Wikimedians,
> Wikimedia NYC is interested in opening up and diversifying the Wikimedia
> Foundation board nominations process (beyond the typical chapter-affiliated
> candidates), so interested parties are welcomed to submit their
> self-nominations today on Meta-Wiki, and we will consider all reasonable
> applications from around the world, and will endorse those non-traditional
> candidates whose inclusion we would find to benefit the overall elections
> You just have to start the page for your nomination on Meta-Wiki today,
> details can be filled in over the coming week.
> Nominations must be in by UTC end of day March 8 on Meta-Wiki (which is
> the global deadline), and Wikimedia NYC will formally make the choice of
> candidates to endorse for participation in the elections at its March 16
> 'WikiWednesday' public meeting, to be determined by an open vote of
> attendees at that meeting.
> We also commit to having a vote at our public meeting in April or May to
> make our chapter's decision for the actual elections.
> Feel free to write to us beforehand if you have questions.
> Wikimedia NYC
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Lane Rasberry <lane(a)bluerasberry.com>
>> The board of trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation has 10 seats. The
>> holders for 2 of these 10 seats will be selected in the "2016
>> affiliate-selected board seats" process described at
>> For a candidate to be considered in this election, they must be nominated
>> by 8 March and endorsed by a voting Wikimedia organizational affiliate by
>> 23 March.
>> If anyone has any nomination to make, we are now in the last day!
>> Nominations must be made by the end of 8 March! Make a nomination for
>> yourself or another person at
>> For those making a nomination, please follow up by soliciting for
>> endorsement of the nomination from one voting organization. That
>> endorsement must be posted by 23 March. Candidates in the election must be
>> nominated by the end of March 8 and must have their endorsement by 23
>> Beyond nomination, please participate in the election by encouraging all
>> organizations which are eligible to vote to cast their vote later during
>> the voting period.
>> Thanks - and forgive me if I misspoke in any part of this. I am anxious
>> about writing correctly and clearly. The official election documentation
>> Lane Rasberry
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