Hello list, especially Sydneysiders,
A friend of mine, Donna Benjamin, is organising an event in Sydney in
October called "Open-Edge" (as in education I think).
http://open-edge.info/ They have relatively short speaking slots
(15-30 minutes) and I think it would be great if there was a
Wikimedian presentation there.
Does anyone feel up for it? She is looking to finalise the line-up
If you have never presented before, those of us who have can give you
some tips for what to cover, common questions etc. There are also
quite a few existing slide sets etc you can draw on. It's quite a
short time so you don't need to present the comprehensive thing ever,
and the audience should be quite friendly.
October is Zootober.
Is anyone involved in an Australian zoo? If so, how can we help?
Wikimedians could go to Australian zoos armed with camera's, and we
could create a Commons page including our images collected in October.
Or we could improve the Wikipedia articles about Australian zoos...
Any other ideas?
Forwarding to the Australia list - some great news from the UK! Hopefully we can follow suit someday.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Peter Coombe <thewub.wiki(a)googlemail.com>
> Date: 30 September 2010 20:14:35 AEST
> To: wikimediauk-l <wikimediauk-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Open Government Licence
> Reply-To: wikimediauk-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> This announcement seems to have slipped under the radar a bit, but
> (assuming I'm reading it correctly) it's potentially very good news:
> I'm no expert but it looks basically like a CC-BY license, with a few
> additions to explicitly spell out moral rights. They're claiming it's
> interoperable with CC, but I haven't seen anything from Creative
> Commons themselves on the issue yet.
> Here's more about where it will be applied:
> So it seems like it will apply at least to things previously under
> Crown copyright and Crown database right by HMSO, with a few
> exceptions. The exclusion for the other delegated bodies (last bullet)
> is a major limit, but we can hope that they will follow HMSO's lead.
> Pete / the wub
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> WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org
Dear all - especially Craig F,
Here at the Museums Australia conference at Melbourne University is David Milne from the QLD Museum - the curator who put up some of their photos last year in Commons. His presentation is up next after lunch. From the abstract in the program it looks like it will be a positive presentation - referring to "research undertaken by the worldwide Wikimedia community has added to the museum's knowledge about objects, photographs and locations..."
I'm obviously going to make myself known in discussion section of that presentation but wanted to know if there was anything anyone wanted me to specifically say or ask at that session?
(I shall be speaking tomorrow morning about the British Museum project).
-Liam / Witty Lama
Just a heads-up about an interesting event that's happening here in Brisbane
come October. (It's not talking about a Corey Worthington-style bash at my
place). Brisbane Open House is a day when a lot of buildings and places not
normally open to the public will throw their doors open to allow the curious
and the inquisitive to snoop around and see what goes on in these hidden
spaces. Needless to say, it's an excellent opportunity for some motivated
Wikimedians to get in and gather photographs, museums, and generally fly the
Personally, I am interested in visiting the Masonic Temple, and if I didn't
have a crippling fear of heights I'd go to the top of the new Santos Tower
and take some birds-eye pictures of [[South Brisbane]] and the like.
With the AGM fast approaching, I was wondering if any of my fellow Brisbane
people would be interested in getting together once more to listen in and
discuss general Wiki-stuff? I'm happy to offer my home as the location once
more, although I've moved (to the Craigslea area) since the last AGM and my
new house isn't quite as convenient for public transport as my Nundah
apartment was. Alternatively, if we can get a volunteer with wireless
internet and a laptop, we can do the State Library thing again.
Any interest, please either respond or ping me off-list so I can gauge
Good evening all,
I just wanted to draw attention to my candidate statement for the upcoming
AGM, which I have posted here:
In the interests of openness and accountability, I am of course happy to
answer any questions that anyone might have about any part of my platform.