If that's the limit of your bespoke work for for-profits, I see no problem.
I'm curious about Andreas's other point. Does the WMF have any formal or
informal agreements with for-profits that aren't yet on the public record?
I realise this is probably a question for the board or chiefs.
On Monday, 29 February 2016, Dan Garry <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 28 February 2016 at 13:07, Andreas Kolbe
What originally triggered my curiosity was this: I noticed a couple of
weeks ago that the Kindle offered a Wikipedia look-up function. I
recall -- and cannot find -- any corresponding
WMF announcement. So, how
did this happen?
Amazon is using our APIs and/or dumps. There's little to add to Brion's
explanation of how this works, so I'd suggest you re-read it.
"In side project work, the team spent time
on API continuation queries,
Android IP editing notices, Amazon Kindle and other non-Google Play
distribution, and Google Play reviews (now that the Android launch dust
settled, mobile apps product management will be
triaging the reviews)."
To the best of my knowledge, that refers to exactly what Brion suggested it
might, specifically working on the Android app so that it's compatible with
more platforms. It has nothing to do with the Wikipedia lookup
functionality on the Kindle.
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