I am your neighbor from Bangladesh and also following this mailing list. My
twitter id: Bellayet
Knowledge is universal
...so share it.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, when?
I have blogged about the Malayalam CD project. I like it. I noticed that it
did not appear on any of the blog aggregators. This is the kind of project
that deserves more attention. Certainly when you blog in English, there is
no reason why it should not be read by more of the Wikimedia community.
PS my blog is on two aggregators
I'm not in front of my computer anymore but will get it for you later on in the day.
From: Zachary Harden
Sent: 16/04/2010 1:11:06 pm
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian flag standards
--- Gautam John <gautam(a)prathambooks.org> wrote:
> On 16 April 2010 12:39, Zachary Harden <zharden04(a)yahoo.co.jp> wrote:
> > To improve the accuracy on the sections dealing with the
> construction of
> > the flag. Most importantly to me, the SVG file of the Indian flag
> will be
> > corrected based on these documents. The files will not be hosted on
> > Wikipedia proper because of copyright, but will be used as
> > guides.
> That makes sense. Do you need all three or will the first one, which
> is the most common construction, Cotton/Khadi, suffice?
IS 1 (Cotton Khadi) and the amendments will work best.
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As mentioned in my previous mail, here are the details of the new software
that we have developed for creating the Malayalam Wikipedia on CD.
Here is a small contribution from Malayalam Wiki community to the
Wikimedians of all language. Even though we have developed this software for
creating the Malayalam Wikipedia CD now you can use use it to create CD of
any language Wiki.
There is huge effort that went behind the creation of this software and the
CD. I will blog about that once I am back in Bangalore.
Here are the details of the software:
- Name of the Software: *Wiki2CD *
- Developed by : Santhosh Thottingal <http://thottingal.in/blog/about/>
- Software source: http://github.com/santhoshtr/wiki2cd
- Documentation: http://wiki.github.com/santhoshtr/wiki2cd/
- Blog link about this software:
This ia a small step forward. We know that if community effort is involved
this can be developed into a feature rich software with multiple features.
- Here is the link to Download the Malayalam Wikipedia CD:
- The online link of Malayalam Wikipedia CD: http://mlwiki.in/mlwikicd/
My special thanks to Santhosh Tottingal and all the Malayalam language
More details about this efforts at a later time.
With great pleasure let me inform you about the *Malayalam Wikimedia users
meetup*. Today *(2010 April 17) Malayalam Wikimedians* are coming together
for the 3rd wikimeetup at RajaGiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery,
Ernakulam <http://www.rajagiri.edu/>. The first malayalam wikimeetup was
happened in 2007 Decemver 31, and the second meetup was in 2008 October 31.
We are extremely happy to inform you about some of the major things
happening as a part of this meetup.
1. *We are releasing a Malayalam Wikipedia CD* that contain 500 articles
selected from the 12,000 articles that were available in Malayalam Wikipedia
during 2010 March.
Please note that we are not releasing an offline version of malayalam wiki
articles. It is a customized version of articles very much similar to the
English Wikipedia on CD
(http://wikipediaondvd.com/). We have provided many other additional
facilities/addons that are applicable to Malayalam language on this CD. I
will provide you the link to download this CD after we release the CD at 3
PM Indian standard time.
With the release of this CD, we have become the first Indian language
WikiMdedia foundation Wiki releasing such a CD. Also, I assume that no other
non-latin languages tried this due to the number of technical hurdles that
need to over come while working with non-latin languages.
*We have developed a dedicated application (in GNU/Linux) for creating this
CD. *I will share you the details of this software as soon as it is
available for community development. I will write a separate mail regarding
the efforts that went behind the creation of this CD.
2.* We are setting up a new website for coordinating the various activities
of Malayalam Wikimedians.* I will share the link soon. The CD version of
Malayalam Wikipedia will be avilable for download from this site later
3. *We are releasing a printed book (in Malayalam language) that contain 25
frequently asked questions about Wiki, Wikipedia, and Malayalam Wikipedia. *I
think if this docuemnt is translated to English, many other Indian languages
can reuse it. Requeting the help of wikimedians to translate it to English
and available it to all. I will provide you the link to download this book
The production cost of CD and the book is sponsored by
IT@school<http://www.itschool.gov.in/>and the meetup is sponsored by
number of NGO's including
*We are trying for the live streaming of this event.* The link will be
provided as soon as it is available.
I will share more details about the meetup later today.
Hey guys, since we use Twitter a lot to invite users to our meetups in
Bangalore and let the world know what happens on a Real time basis using
Twitter as well.
I just wanted to know if you guys could provide your handles out here.
All of you will be in the list - http://twitter.com/rsrikanth05/wikipedia
Here are a few which I have got. Left is the Wikipedia Username, right is
Arunram - Arunram
PlaneMad - arungraphy
Indianmagicians - philiptiju
Tinucherian - Tinucherian
Rsrikanth05 - rsrikanth05
Sundar - oligoglot
Ravi - tamilravi
Shijualex - shijualexonline
Vaibhavskulkarni - vaibhavsk
Syler.mi4 - Syler_Mi4
Jithesh_E_J - jithesh_e_j
Anoopan - Anoopan
Logicwiki - Logic
GaneshK - Ganeshk
Rameshng - Rameshng
GKJohn - gkjohn
Achitnis - achitnis
That is all for now, please add your names, if I have missed you out
Wear a Lungi, Support the Movement, Uyirin Uyirae
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Renuka Phadnis <phadnisrenu(a)yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Some information for Bangalore Mirror
To: arunram25(a)gmail.com, hpnadig(a)gmail.com, Bishakhadatta(a)gmail.com
Cc: Renuka Phadnis <phadnisrenu(a)yahoo.com>
I am Renuka Phadnis from the Bangalore Mirror in Bangalore.
I got your email IDs from Bangapedian Tinu Cherian.
I wish to write about your roles in Wikipedia. So please would you mind
replying to some queries:
For Arunram and Nadig:
1. What work do you do in Bangalore?
2. How did you get interested in Wikipedia, how long have you been writing
for it, and what do you write on?
3. What takes you to Berlin? What will your agenda there? How are you
supposed to use your learnings from the Berlin meet?
1. What do you, what do you write on in Wikipedia and how long have you been
writing for Wikipedia?
2. What does it take to be a trustee member? How did you get selected for
the role? How long will you be in this role?
3. What will you be doing in this new role?
4. How do you see the Bangalore Wikipedia group?
Please do send photos of yourselves.
Sorry about that - don't know how or why it happens. What I said was
that with the participation of a critical mass of Wikipedians, each
language Wikipedia could possibly reflect the culture of those
language-speakers, i.e. what they want to see on Wikipedia - I certainly
did not mean to imply that Japanese Wikipedia has no citations or that
they are not required in India (just that we might have to try harder
for this in cultures with a strong oral tradition)...and that a good
measure of an Indian language Wikipedia's success might be to compare
it's readership with that of an online news or entertainment portal in
Here's to more clarity in the future?!