I have asked and received permission to forward to you all this most
excellent bit of news.
The linguist list, is a most excellent resource for people interested in the
field of linguistics. As I mentioned some time ago they have had a funding
drive and in that funding drive they asked for a certain amount of money in
a given amount of days and they would then have a project on Wikipedia to
learn what needs doing to get better coverage for the field of linguistics.
What you will read in this mail that the total community of linguists are
asked to cooperate. I am really thrilled as it will also get us more
linguists interested in what we do. My hope is that a fraction will be
interested in the languages that they care for and help it become more
relevant. As a member of the "language prevention committee", I love to get
more knowledgeable people involved in our smaller projects. If it means that
we get more requests for more projects we will really feel embarrassed with
all the new projects we will have to approve because of the quality of the
Incubator content and the quality of the linguistic arguments why we should
approve yet another language :)
NB Is this not a really clever way of raising money; give us this much in
this time frame and we will then do this as a bonus...
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From: LINGUIST Network <linguist(a)linguistlist.org>
Date: Jun 18, 2007 6:53 PM
Subject: 18.1831, All: Call for Participation: Wikipedia Volunteers
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Subject: 18.1831, All: Call for Participation: Wikipedia Volunteers
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Subject: Wikipedia Volunteers
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Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:49:35
From: Hannah Morales < hannah(a)linguistlist.org >
Subject: Wikipedia Volunteers
As you may recall, one of our Fund Drive 2007 campaigns was called the
"Wikipedia Update Vote." We asked our viewers to consider earmarking their
donations to organize an update project on linguistics entries in the
English-language Wikipedia. You can find more background information on this
The speed with which we met our goal, thanks to the interest and generosity
our readers, was a sure sign that the linguistics community was enthusiastic
about the idea. Now that summer is upon us, and some of you may have a bit
leisure time, we are hoping that you will be able to help us get started on
Wikipedia project. The LINGUIST List's role in this project is a purely
organizational one. We will:
*Help, with your input, to identify major gaps in the Wikipedia materials or
pages that need improvement;
*Compile a list of linguistics pages that Wikipedia editors have identified
"in need of attention from an expert on the subject" or " does not cite any
references or sources," etc;
*Send out periodical calls for volunteer contributors on specific topics or
*Provide simple instructions on how to upload your entries into Wikipedia;
*Keep track of our project Wikipedians;
*Keep track of revisions and new entries;
*Work with Wikimedia Foundation to publicize the linguistics community's
We hope you are as enthusiastic about this effort as we are. Just to help us
get started looking at Wikipedia more critically, and to easily identify an
needing improvement, we suggest that you take a look at the List of
Many people are not listed there; others need to have more facts and
added. If you would like to participate in this exciting update effort,
respond by sending an email to LINGUIST Editor Hannah Morales at
hannah(a)linguistlist.org, suggesting what your role might be or which
entries you feel should be updated or added. Some linguists who saw our
on the Internet have already written us with specific suggestions, which we
share with you soon.
This update project will take major time and effort on all our parts. The
result will be a much richer internet resource of information on the breadth
depth of the field of linguistics. Our efforts should also stimulate
students to consider studying linguistics and to educate a wider public on
we do. Please consider participating.
Editor, Wikipedia Update Project
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
LINGUIST List: Vol-18-1831
The Wiki Loves Women team launched a podcast a few weeks ago.
We have released 5 episodes so far, with a frequency of two episodes per
All episodes are available on the usual podcast platforms, or may be
accessed on Wiki Loves Women website with additional notes about each
The latest episode features Angela Lungati, current CEO of Ushaidi.
If you are interested to receive a brief message on your talk each time
a new episode is published, please drop your name here :
About Inspiring Open
Inspiring Open is a podcast series about women from Wiki Loves Women
that celebrates the inspirational women whose careers and personal
ethics intersect with the Open movement. Each episode features a dynamic
woman from Africa who has pushed the boundaries of what it means to
build communities and succeed as a collective. As a podcast series, it
is available at anytime, anywhere to amplify the motivational stories of
each guest, as spoken in their own voice. Listen to their personal
journeys in conversation with host Betty Kankam-Boadu.
Join Inspiring Open as we raise the global visibility and profiles of
women who are redefining and reclaiming the Open sector.
Be inspired • Be challenged • Be bold!
Over the last few months, a small team at the Wikimedia Foundation has been
working on a project that has been discussed by many people in our movement
for many years: building ‘enterprise grade’ services for the high-volume
commercial reusers of Wikimedia content. I am pleased to say that in a
remarkably short amount of time (considering the complexity of the issues:
technical, strategic, legal, and financial) we now have something worthy of
showing to the community, and we are asking for your feedback. Allow me to
introduce you to the Wikimedia Enterprise API project – formerly codenamed
While the general idea for Wikimedia Enterprise predates the current
movement strategy process, its recommendations identify an enterprise API
as one possible solution to both “Increase the sustainability of our
movement” and “Improve User Experience.” That is, to simultaneously
create a new revenue stream to protect Wikimedia’s sustainability, and
improve the quality and quantity of Wikimedia content available to our many
readers who do not visit our websites directly (including more consistent
attribution). Moreover, it does so in a way that is true to our movement’s
culture: with open source software, financial transparency, non-exclusive
contracts or content, no restrictions on existing services, and free access
for Wikimedia volunteers who need it.
The team believes we are on target to achieve those goals and so we have
written a lot of documentation to get your feedback about our progress and
where it could be further improved before the actual product is ‘launched’
in the next few months. We have been helped in this process over the last
several months by approximately 100 individual volunteers (from many
corners of the wikiverse) and representatives of affiliate organisations
who have reviewed our plans and provided invaluable direction, pointing out
weaknesses and opportunities, or areas lacking clarity and documentation in
our drafts. Thank you to everyone who has shared your time and expertise to
help prepare this new initiative.
A essay describing the “why?” and the “how?” of this project is now on
Also now published on Meta are an extensive FAQ, operating principles, and
technical documentation on MediaWiki.org. You can read these at   and
 respectively. Much of this documentation is already available in
French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
The Wikimedia Enterprise team is particularly interested in your feedback
on how we have designed the checks and balances to this project - to ensure
it is as successful as possible at achieving those two goals described
above while staying true to the movement’s values and culture. For example:
Is everything covered appropriately in the “Principles” list? Is the
technical documentation on MediaWiki.org clear? Are the explanations in the
“FAQ” about free-access for community, or project’s legal structure, or the
financial transparency (etc.) sufficiently detailed?
Meet the team and Ask Us Anything:
The central place to provide written feedback about the project in general
is on the talkpage of the documentation on Meta at:
On this Friday (March 19) we will be hosting two “Office hours”
conversations where anyone can come and give feedback or ask questions:
13:00 UTC via Zoom at https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95580273732
22:00 UTC via Zoom at https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/92565175760 (note:
this is Saturday in Asia/Oceania)
Other “office hours” meetings can be arranged on-request on a technical
platform of your choosing; and we will organise more calls in the future.
We will also be attending the next SWAN meetings (on March 21)
also the next of the Wikimedia Clinics
Moreover, we would be very happy to accept any invitation to attend an
existing group call that would like to discuss this topic (e.g. an
affiliate’s members’ meeting).
On behalf of the Wikimedia Enterprise team,
Peace, Love & Metadata
-- Liam Wyatt [Wittylama], Wikimedia Enterprise project community liaison.
*Liam Wyatt [Wittylama]*
WikiCite <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite> Program Manager & Wikimedia
Enterprise <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Okapi> Community Liaison
Dear WMF accounts staff,
Could you kindly clarify whether the "Salaries, other compensation,
employee benefits" figure in Part I, line 15 of the Form 990 relates solely
to the 291 employees indicated in Part I, line 5, or whether it also
includes salaries, compensation and benefits for the 82 contractors listed
in Part V, line 1a of the Form 990.
This is an invitation to all Movement Strategy participants and Wikimedians
in general to try out a new platform for truly multilingual collaboration:
Movement Strategy Forum - https://forum.movement-strategy.org/
We have started a community review
period of two months. If the community feedback is positive, the Forum will
launch in August 2022 before Wikimania. If not, we will follow the feedback
received, changing the proposal or closing it.
We opened the Forum on May 24 with targeted outreach, hoping that the new
site features would work. 😅 A week later, the Wikimedia login has been
used by +200 users, the automatic translation is allowing speakers of
different languages to discuss together, and we are ready to welcome more
reviewers, testers, and other curious minds.
We have just released the first weekly report
forward to reading your first impressions in the next one!
Quim Gil (he/him)
Director of Movement Strategy & Governance @ Wikimedia Foundation
Hi, this is a friendly reminder that we would love to hear from you
about your experience at last weekend's Hackathon.
Please fill in the survey until Sunday, May 29th and help us improve.
See the links below.
Thanks a lot in advance!
-------- Quoted Message --------
From: Haley Lepp
Date: Sun, 22 May 2022 11:13:39 -0700
On behalf of the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon Committee, we would like to
thank you for coming to the Wikimedia Hackathon!
Please consider giving us feedback on the Hackathon and your
suggestions for improvement.
There are two ways to give feedback:
1. Fill out the Wikimedia Hackathon Survey
more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy
>. The survey will remain open until May 29, 2022.
2. If you would like to share feedback but do not wish to take the
Qualtrics survey, you can leave feedback on
the Etherpad <https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022_Feedback
Finally, check out
the badges <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/How_to#Joining_a_se…
> the committee made. You can put them on your userpages to show your
Thank you again for joining us! It was so much fun to meet everyone and
See you at the Wikimania Hackathon in August!
Haley, on behalf of the
2022 Wikimedia Hackathon Team
Andre Klapper (he/him) | Bugwrangler / Developer Advocate
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The Movement Strategy and Governance Team is happy to announce that there
will be another global conversations event on regional and thematic hubs on
June 24, 25, and 26!
There is a lot happening around regional and thematic hubs with different
research and planning projects. The event is intended to be a space for
sharing and learning between those that are already working on establishing
a hub in their context. Participants are invited to share their hub work
experiences and learn from each other. Ideally, clear next steps can be
mapped out for the future development of hubs.
Participants are also invited to discuss their hub piloting ideas. Some
research and planning projects have been completed, which means that it is
time to put some ideas into practice. Ideally, the event will help with
mapping of considerations and concerns, to inform the future process.
The event will take place in 3 iterations in different time zones to enable
participation across the movement. Anyone interested in hubs’ discussion
can choose the time most fitting for them. The times of the meetings are
Friday, June 24 - 11:00 - 13:00 UTC (in your time zone
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1656068431>) with simultaneous
interpretation in Arabic, French, and Spanish
Saturday, June 25 - 16:00 - 18:00 UTC (in your time zone
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1656172831>) with simultaneous
interpretation in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese (tbc)
Sunday, June 26 - 05:00 - 07:00 UTC (in your time zone
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1656219631>) without interpretation
Registration for the event will start on June 10 and closes on June 23. The
sessions will take place on Zoom, and will be facilitated and supported by
Insightpact. You can find more information on the event on the event page
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the organizing team
Looking forward to a great conversation!
Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)
Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>