CIS-A2K has initiated a short-term pilot research project called *Study on
Infrastructural Needs of Indian Language Wikisource Projects*, to collect
baseline data on the challenges and needs of Wikisource projects in India.
We would like to invite you to share your valuable feedback on the research
design. For more details on this, including the objective and process, you
We request you to kindly give your feedback on the following points which
would be very useful to refine the study before we commence our research
1. Are the objectives of the research clear?
2. What do you think of the process outlined for this research?
3. Kindly give us your general opinion/suggestions/comments about this
For any queries, kindly reply to this thread, or write to
Centre for Internet and Society
Without R&D progress is not possible. Becoz every Indic language differes
esp., in the interfaces. Many interface admins are not having sufficient
experiences. My request is listen "their needs". Like google OCR, we
need voice input tools, floating keyboard, sidebar toggle as in
Simplification leads to faster growth.
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> Thanks for carrying out the research project. As of now I couldnt comment
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> and what is the expected outcome and what is the practical use of the
> J. Balaji
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 3:30 PM Jayanta Nath <jayantanth(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > CIS-A2K has initiated a short-term pilot research project called *Study
> > on Infrastructural Needs of Indian Language Wikisource Projects*, to
> > collect baseline data on the challenges and needs of Wikisource projects
> > India. We would like to invite you to share your valuable feedback on the
> > research design. For more details on this, including the objective and
> > process, you may see:
> > We request you to kindly give your feedback on the following points which
> > would be very useful to refine the study before we commence our research
> > work:
> > 1. Are the objectives of the research clear?
> > 2. What do you think of the process outlined for this research?
> > 3. Kindly give us your general opinion/suggestions/comments about this
> > study.
> > For any queries, kindly reply to this thread, or write to
> > sneha(a)cis-india.org.
> > Best,
> > Jayanta Nath
> > Centre for Internet and Society
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We are happy to announce that the CIS-A2K team have been initiated to
develop the Wikisource Android apps for Wikisource reader. Over the last
couple of months, a group of devs from the Tamil language community have
been putting together an Android Wikisource App for us. They have been
finished their POC of the app. In the coming month, we will engage some
developers to develop iOS apps for the same. We think it's finally gotten
to a good state for people to start hacking on it.
For those just wanting to get started here are the links Initial code:
https://github.com/ViluppuramGLUG/WikisourceApp feature ideas landing page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Apps How can you help?
In the coming month, we may help to do the following ... * Fork the code
and help us with open bug requests * Critique the code and suggest a
cleanup * Start to hack on new features UI. * Localization for the user
Also, you may comment/suggest/feedback our meta talk page
Program Officer ( Wikisource )
Apologies for posting several times in the last few days.
Yesterday we held a meeting for the SAARC region regarding its selector.
The selector will represent the region when casting the affiliates vote for
choosing members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The result
agreement on *User:Suyash.dwivedi* as the region's selector. Suyash will be
one among eight representatives of other regions who will take part on
behalf of affiliates.
Additionally, all of you, as Wikimedians, have the chance to cast your
votes in the *Drafting Committeee's elections* that will start in a few
hours and run until 24 October. Here's a link to the candidates page
option for voting will appear there soon).
All the best,
Knowledge Management Coordinator
Thank you to all of those who attended today's meeting to discuss the
selection process for the selector of the SAARC/South Asia region.
Based on the results of the discussion, you will have a chance to nominate
yourself as a selector
(or to encourage people from your affiliate/group to self-nominate!) until *5
PM on 10 October*, according to the local time *anywhere in the SAARC
*Anyone can self-nominate. *You're not obliged to be a representative of a
particular affiliate, although you'll need to be a member of one -
communities, on the other hand, will have a chance to participate in the
open elections that will start in a couple of days.
All the best,
Knowledge Management Coordinator
As a reminder, it's time to submit your nomination and submission for
During last *WikidataCon* in Berlin, *WikiProject India* had won the *Community
Building award*. This time to you can nominate your favorite Wikidata
projects for the community awards. It can be any tools, WikiProjects,
events, initiatives. Feel free to add anything you like before 10th of
We have seen many cool gadgets/tools that have been created/developed by
the community which are very useful for the community members for editing
and interacting with Wikidata. I believe many community members are
interested in discovering new gadgets and scripts during this WD
conference. So if you are a tool developer or experienced tool user you are
invited to submit a proposal for a presentation for WikidataCon 2021. If
you are interested, you can find information about how to submit a session
proposal at , and you can access the submission form here at .
And finally you can also create birthday presents 🎁 for Wikidata’s ninth
anniversary! You can prepare a present, with a team or on your own, and
present it during the birthday presents lightning talks session. If you
would like to book a slot, make sure to fill in this form before October
(On behalf of WikidataCon 2021)
I am reaching out to you in regarding the Movement Charting Drafting
and to have a selector on behalf of the South Asian region (SAARC).
Although the representatives of the region's affiliates have been notified
in advance, I would like, upon requests, to extend the information to the
community that the decision on the selector from South Asia should be made
by *10 October*.
In order to help make a decision, a meeting has been proposed on *October
9, 2021, *to be facilitated by Wikimedia Bangladesh, during which we hope
that decision will be reached. More details about the meeting and the
process are on the *SAARC selection page*
The chosen selector will be one of 9 selectors who will select, on behalf
of affiliates, six members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee
The process is an opportunity to take part in choosing the members of the
committee, who will be responsible for writing a governance document that
is expected to be of much importance to affiliates and for the Wikimedia
Please note that this announcement is regarding a process that is *limited
to Wikimedia affiliates (only local user groups and chapters*). The
wikiproject communities will be able to cast their votes for the Movement
Charter's Drafting Committee through a separate election process that will
open on 11 October.
Apologies if this information comes a bit late. Please feel free to share
around in the relevant spaces, and let me know if there's anything I can
All the best,
Knowledge Management Coordinator
From today, WLM India team will start the review process of the
in the competition
There was a delay of 6 days in initiating the review process because the
judging tool which we use, had some major issues and was not allowing us to
log in the tool. The developers had rolled out few fixes and the tool is
Like previous years, the organizers will review first 2-3 rounds to filter
out images with obvious issues like out of scope, presence of watermarks or
timestamp, bad tilt, blurry images, over-processed images etc and then
forward the filtered images to the jury members who will take another 2-3
rounds to finish the review and declare results. As we have started a week
late to review, we might finish a week late compared to previous years.
(On behalf of WLM India 2021 team)