Hi,<br/><br/>Forwarding this as it may be of interest to people in Delhi and also mentions a session on various ways to contribute to Wikipedia.<br/><br/>Warm regards,<br/>Pradeep<br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo! Mail for iPhone
Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS) with the objective of educating people about the benefits
of FOSS in education, government, businesses and for personal use. The
event is aimed at bringing the FOSS community in Delhi/NCR under one roof,
provide a platform to showcase their work and organise hands-on workshops
to empower and educate participants. As the FOSS movement forms the basis
of a free and open internet, the event will also talk about importance of
online privacy and provide training on tools that can help us preserve our
online privacy to limited extent.
Come and join us for an evening of learning via one on one interactions
over refreshments and hot tea! You will meet people who are experts,
passionate about Linux, Python, OpenData, Wikipedia, Visualizations, Free
Speech, Privacy rights and get a chance to build collaborations.
Even if all this sounds like Greek, come by to get a glimpse into the
amazing world of FOSS where “Hack” is not just a four letter word!
Please bring your laptops to get the maximum benefit out of the training
2:15 to 3:00 PM
CryptoParty : Learn more about how to protect your privacy and be secure
online in daily life, by using basic Cryptography tools.
3:00 to 3:15 PM Break
3 :30 to 4 :30 PM
Mapping Party : A hands-on workshop on how to use, contribute and build
interactive maps using Open Street Maps
4:30 - 5 :00 PM Break
5 :15 – 6 : 00 PM
WikiParty : All of us use Wikipedia regularly. In addition to just using
it, we all can contribute to Wikipedia too. This hands on workshop will
give you an idea on how to contribute to Wikipedia.
6 :00 - 6 :15 PM Closing
6: 15 – 8 : 00 PM
OpenHouse : Sessions in the open house would cover Data Visualisation, Open
Data, Python and R. If you would like to propose a session, please add it
here http://piratepad.net/2Ncn1i1yfH .
RSVP on sfddelhi.eventbrite.com
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I came across this on Twitter; written by our community member Rohini
By launching the National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER)
portal-a free online repository of National Council of Educational Research
and Training (NCERT) courseware-the government has taken a significant step
towards widening and improving access to learning resources and has
provided a fillip to the movement for free and open knowledge in the
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A good question. I hope the trainers will have experience working on at
least one FA class articles or a GA class at a minimum, preferably on the
English Wikipedia in addition to expertise on their home language Wikipedia.
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:37:29 +0530
> From: Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.baindur(a)gmail.com>
> Who's training, what's the syllabus?
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Nitika Tandon <nitika(a)cis-india.org>
> > CIS-A2K is organising a 4 day Train the Trainer (TTT) program in
> > during 1st week of October 2013. The idea of the program is to build
> > capacity and enable community members to conduct outreach sessions
> > independently or with minimal support to introduce Wikipedia to
> > editors in their respective Indian languages.
CIS-A2K would like to invite you to our first monthly IRC to receive
feedback on our work. We are slowly rolling out the work-plans that we
have developed with your collaboration and input. We have received
some useful feedback from some of you on Meta specifically on two
important aspects, which informed the agenda for this IRC.
Date: September 5, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 8-9 pm
What more measures can CIS-A2K take to increase community participation?
Pilot Projects - Discussion on possible topics, strategies of
execution and community involvement.
Any specific aspect of CIS-A2K's work that majority of the community
members, present for IRC, would like to discuss.
For those who are attending IRC for the first time please check this
link to join: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IRC/Tutorial
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
CIS-A2K is organising a 4 day Train the Trainer (TTT) program in Bangalore during 1st week of October 2013. The idea of the program is to build capacity and enable community members to conduct outreach sessions independently or with minimal support to introduce Wikipedia to prospective editors in their respective Indian languages.
By way of this program, CIS-A2K wants to support and enable community members who might be interested to conduct Wikipedia outreach sessions in their own cities/languages. The event is open to all Wikimedia volunteers from India who can and want to support outreach events in the coming year.
CIS-A2K is calling for applicants for it's Train the Trainer Program. If you'd like to be part of this program please make sure that you meet the selection criterion  and submit Train the Trainer Program Application From  by 13th September, 2013.
To know more about the program, rationale, overview, timeline etc. please check the attached document or visit the Meta page.
We look forward to hearing from you soon. For any further queries please mail at a2k(a)cis-india.org
Access to Knowledge
The Centre for Internet & Society
Its now almost 3 years since the chapter was formed. There are quite a few
issues plaguing the current organisation, related to membership,
functioning and our tax status.
The chapter is considering hiring of a consultant to look into these
issues, provide remedies and implement those remedies. Should you be aware
of someone who has experience and is good at dealing with membership based
organisations, please do get in touch with us offlist.
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From: Michelle Paulson <mpaulson(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Licence violation
Yes, we actually cracked down on them 2 years ago from not making it clear
that the content was from Wikipedia. They have since changed their ways
and have it clearly stated in the "Overview" section and properly
attributed the Wikipedia contributors involved in the book. We looked into
how they could change the "Authors" section, but the online sellers'
platforms they were using (such as Barnes and Noble) don't permit more than
a few names, which makes listing all of the contributors impossible and we
didn't want them to say that Wikipedia was the author because that
erroneously makes people think that they books were sponsored or introduced
by WMF or the contributors involved, neither of which is true.
Additionally, we do not believe that not listing the contributors under the
"Author" section online is necessarily a violation of the license.
However, not listing them in the book, where the content actually is
reproduced, was and they have since corrected that to the best of my
Hope that helps clear things up!
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