Sorry for the late info. I have been waiting to confirm a room. Let's plan on meeting in the Oak Room (no one confirmed, but we can try) after we pick up our lunch. Please pass on the message.
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I'm the new Chief Global Development Officer at the foundation. As Sue mentioned this morning, a key priority of my work this coming year is to support your work.
For those of you at Wikimania, let's have an India lunch on Saturday at 13:00 at the venue. I'll find a room and send info. Anyone interested is welcome. For those who are not here, please post any thoughts for us you have on the mailing list.
I look forward to working with all of you and to visiting India soon (likely in September).
Chief Global Development Officer
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If anyone on this list can contact Salmaan Haroon and let him know he has a
visa appointment with the Poland consulate at 1 pm today, I would be most
grateful. This is for his visa to attend Wikimania.
If you do manage this, please let us know.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Janusz "Ency" Dorożyński <janusz(a)wikimania2010.pl>
Subject: Re: Follow-up requested from local team - summary of visa issues
To: James Owen <jowen(a)wikimedia.org>
Cc: wizy <wizy(a)wikimania2010.pl>, Austin Hair <adhair(a)gmail.com>, Cary Bass
<cbass(a)wikimedia.org>, Corissa Hausknecht <wikimaniatravel(a)wikimedia.org>,
Kristin Powell <kpowell(a)wikimedia.org>, Sara Crouse <scrouse(a)wikimedia.org>,
----- Oryginalna wiadomość -----
| Od: "Janusz \"Ency\" Dorożyński" <janusz(a)wikimania2010.pl>
| Wysłane: niedziela, 4 lipiec 2010 23:49:23
| ----- Oryginalna wiadomość -----
| | Od: "James Owen" <jowen(a)wikimedia.org>
| | Wysłane: sobota, 3 lipiec 2010 18:50:44
| | I also need someone to look into the delay with Salmaan Haroon
| I will send a fax to the consulate in New Delhi, which will announce
| my call to clarification visa process of Salmaan Haroon
I talked to the consulate in New Delhi.
Consulate appointed Salmaan interview today at 13.00 hours (1 pm) local
time. He must be notified immediately, preferably by telephone, but I do not
have direct contact to him.
Janusz "Ency" Dorożyński
Wikimania 2010 Gdansk ++ http://www.wikimania2010.pl
I am glad to report the launch of Telugu wikipedia newsletter (Tewiki
vartha తెవికీ వార్త) with articles on Vector skin and interview with
prominent Telugu wikipedian Vyzasatya.
The plan is to have it more as a blog, than a regular periodical.
Coordinators of Tewiki vartha
(Arjun & Ravichandra)
As some of you already know, *Usability Team<http://usability.wikimedia.org>
* is driving the task of updating the default skin of all WikiMedia
Foundation wikis to a skin called
English Wikipedia and some other big wikis have already moved to *Vector
skin* some time back. Apart from the UI, the logo of Wikipedia is also
Yesterday (2010 June 30) at 10:30 PM IST, some other wikis (that have
carried out the formalities required for the UI change) are also moved to
the new UI. Among this, 3 Indian Language Wikipedias are also there.
Following are those Indian Language wikipedias:
- Malayalam - http://ml.wikipedia.org
- Bengali - http://bn.wikipedia.org
- Telugu - http://te.wikipedia.org
Please note the new default skin and the new logo that are appearing on
these wikis. (You may need to clear the cache to see the changes. )
Now to move your language wiki to Vector, you have to perform the following
two major operations:
1. Update the logo of your wiki
2. Localize the Vector skin system messages
For some languages, logo is already updated. See the list here:
If your wiki's logo is missing from this list, then you need to create the
new logo based on the instructions listed on this page.
Localizing the Vector skin System messages
For the current update, you need to localize the Vector skin system
messages. To localize the system messages, use Translate wiki -
The current Localization statistics of Vector skin system messages is
available here. http://translatewiki.net/wiki/User:GerardM/usability-stats
You can see that many Indian languages (for example, Tamil) are missing from
this list. The reason is, none of the Vector skin system messages are
localized for those languages. Even for the big Languages like Hindi and
Marathi the percentage of localized messages is very low.
So I request the respective Indian Language Wikipedia communities to take
required initiative to switch over to the new Skin. Usability team is
planning for next set of switch over by the end of July. So you have
almost one month to finish these tasks.
Once you finish the above tasks you need to:
- Let the community know about this upcoming update (Use the village
pump, Site Notice, Mailing list, and so on)
- Appoint some volunteers to answer the questions related to this
- Appoint an ambassador to collect the feedback/issues/bugs and report it
to the Usability Team.
Please let me know in case you require any support regarding this.