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From: "phoebe ayers" <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com>
Date: 16-Nov-2014 11:12 pm
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is
wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member
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From: Maria Sefidari <msefidari(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF
Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is currently looking for an
additional appointed trustee to fill the seat currently held by
Bishakha Datta, who has announced that she plans to step down at the
end of her term in December 2014. The Board Governance Committee is
leading the search to fill the position on behalf of the Board. Please
spread the word to those you would like to see on the Board!
The Board functions as a governance body that is ultimately
responsible for the Wikimedia Foundation and its activities,
supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations, and oversees
the management of the organization. To find out more about the
responsibilities and workings of the Board you can have a look at the
We are seeking a trustee who is a leader in their field and who is
committed to Wikimedia's values. We are also particularly looking
for someone with technical experience, who can bring expertise with
strategic development and technical organizations to the Board. As
always, the Board values diversity in its members.
Appointments are for a two-year term and involve 3-4 in-person
meetings throughout the year, at least two in San Francisco, as well
as online work and participation in a Board committee.
If you would like to suggest a name or nominate someone, please
contact Ewen McAlpine at emcalpine(a)wikimedia.org, who is handling
initial contact for the committee.
Chair, Board Governance Committee
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Odia Wikisource went live yesterday and is available at:
https://or.wikisource.org. It was in the main Wikisource for about 1.9
years and has an active community consisting 8 contributors. So far almost
3 books have been digitized. Recently a few new contributors joined and
are digitizing Odia Bhagabata.
CIS-A2K congratulates the community and thank all the contributors,
Wikimedia Language Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Board and all the
Wikimedians who have helped to set up the wiki.
A brief post on this:
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K)
Centre for Internet and Society
The Kannada Wikimedia community, in collaboration with CIS-A2K, is glad to
share that almost all of the works by Niranjana will be re-licensed under
CC-BY-SA 4.0 on the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava.
Niranjana (1924-1992) was the pseudonym of Kulkund Shivarao, a prominent
Kannada writer of the 20th century and a leading figure in the Progressive
Writers' Movement. His prolific output, across nearly five decades,
included novels, short stories, plays, biographies, political commentary,
and translations. He was a regular columnist in the Kannada newspapers and
magazines. Among his achievements as an editor are Jnana Gangotri, a
7-volume encyclopedia for young people, and a 25-volume compilation of the
world's greatest short stories.
A total of 55 Kannada books by Niranjana will be re-licensed. This could be
the single largest and most comprehensive individual collection of a writer
to be released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 in any of the Indian languages. We are
planning to have a formal event to celebrate this, along with an
orientation session on the importance of Creative Commons for growing open
knowledge in Kannada and Kannada Wikisource during the first week of
November 2014. The exact event details will be communicated shortly. The
Kannada Wikimedia community and CIS-A2K would be very happy if you could be
present for this event. We would like to acknowledge the great initiative
shown by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana (also Advisor to CIS-A2K) in getting the
below works released under CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Rangammana Vathaara (1954)
Doorada Nakshatra (1954)
Paalige banda Panchaamruta (1955)
Koney Namaskara (1955)
Hennagi Kaadithhu Maaye (1962)
Bangarada Jinke (1963)
Swami Aparampaara (1967)
Novu (Nooru Juttu Mooru Jade) (1965)
Smaraneyonde Saaladey? (1971)
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Raktha Sarovara (1947)
Koneya Giraaki (1953)
Vaarada Huduga (1957)
Onti Nakshatra Nakkithu (1960)
Yaava Janmada Shaapa? (1964)
Naastika Kotta Devaru (1965)
Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (1986)
Sangama Snaana (1961)
Naavuu Manushyaru! (1985)
COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Buddhi, Bhaava, Baduku (1984)
COLLECTION OF INTERVIEWS
COLLECTIONS OF NEWSPAPER COLUMNS
Aidu Nimisha (1953)
Nadey Chenna-Nudi Chenna (1986)
Himalayada Dalluri (1962)
Gandhi – Indu, Naale (1973)
Chirasmaraneya Kayyuru (1981)
LETTERS BY NIRANJANA
With Best Regards,
Omshivaprakash.H.L | ಓಂ ಶಿವಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಎಚ್. ಎಲ್ | ॐ शिवप्रकाश् एच्. एल्
Phone: 91- 9902026518
linuxaayana.net | kindarajogi.com | sanchaya.net
The Wikimedia India mailing list is totally different from the WMIN Members
If you have any issues with the Members list please contact the Chapter
directly. Please stop spamming the public list as well as BCC ing every one
Your actions construe spamming and harassment.
On 07-Nov-2014 9:45 pm, "iactechs" <iactechs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> To: Moderators of Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
> We have noticed that our emails are being deliberately and malafidely
> filtered from the mailing WMIN list. We have also stopped receiving
> emails from the list.
> It is truly shocking to be told by the WMIN EC members that they will
> not represent our
> concerns to the WMF and global communities.
> If that be so what use are such bootlickers EC members to the community ?
> NB: If this situation persists, the membership of WIKIMEDIA XYZ
> Editors Forum (India) Chapter shall erect their own mailing lists in
> behalf of Wikipedia's Indian editors community.
> WIKIMEDIA XYZ EDITORS FORUM
> (An "India Against Corruption" initiative)
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM, 'Yogesh Khandke' via wmin-members <
> As regards to "Same with Elecom.
> We are volunteers for conducting election process,
> We depends on legal advice from WMIN . So get in touch with WMIN office
> for any more clarification "
> You said there is a rule that debars participation of the community, I
> request you to provide evidence, I don't understand why that is so
I pointed chapter MoA and asked you to read that .
All needed documents are public and linked at
Read that and if you think it is not correct, point the the provision to
open election process to non members of a society . As a volunteer body for
conducting elections, we depends upon legal opinion from WMIN in this
regard as official . You can check the same with WMIN if needed .
If you have any more questions ask it in
This is my last response here .
I'm still getting these mails.
Jayanta da, please look into the allegations made by this anonymous
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From: "IAC techs" <iac.techs(a)gmail.com>
Date: 06-Nov-2014 11:29 am
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Fwd: Grossly Obscene
pornographic images on WIKIMEDIA.IN
QUOTE: "A member informed Anivar and informed that non-members of a
society must not interfere with its election process as per the
Karnataka Society rules "
Please cite the rule. Otherwise explain why the "COMMUNITY" was
invited to pose queries to candidates till 15.Nov.2014. It has always
been clearly understood that "community" refers to "Wikipedia users
community" and Wikimedia "India" is known as "Chapter".
Is it your case that candidates for WMIN should not reply to queries
from the community ?
Do you have anything to hide ? All these files of pornography, child
pornography and LGBT pornography which is being distributed from your
filthy website ? Who is packing WMIN EC with LGBT activists ? Why do
you have so many fake members that most votes are invariably cast
through postal ballots ?
Insofar as WMIN Chapter is concerned, it is essentially restricted in
its operations to state of Karnataka. If you want to operate pan-India
register yourself under a central enactment like the 1860 Act or Multi
States Co-op Act. Until then call yourself Wikimedia Chapter or
Wikimedia Chapter (Karnataka) and do not publish your obscene
pornography outside the state of Karnataka.
On 11/6/14, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu <ravidreams(a)wikimedia.in> wrote:
> Since this is being discussed in open lists,
> I request community members not to engage with this issue directly. Doing
> so will only complicate the issue further. Any community member getting
> such mails can forward them to chapter at wikimedia dot in .
> Wikimedia Chapter (India) is well informed of this issue and will take
> of this in a formal way.