As far as I am concerned when the chapter and CIS work together, they will
achieve more and bicker less. The more prominent the bickering the stronger
will be the urge to cut on funding and to be extra careful when giving
I am a long time Wikimedian, I have over 300.000 personal edits on Wikidata
alone. My dream is to use Wikidata to generate text that can be read in any
language. This is not rocket science but it needs the cooperation of
people. People that could be you.
For me CIS has been important because the support I got from them has given
me the stick to get languages supported in Wikidata without any prior
localisation. There are two languages I asked it for and one is from India.
When I asked for the cooperation of the Tropenmuseum my motivation was that
it would make pictures that are in Dutch museums available to people in
Indonesia. It did. NB these two languages may be functional next week. When
they are it will be REALLY easy to get a foot print in Wikidata and
consequently in Reasonator. Reasonator may take some tweaking ...
My affiliation is with free knowledge and my aim is to get more of it. CIS
has been helpful in this in a practical way. I like to work with people
from India and I do so regularly. I like to work with people who make
things happen, they are the ones that are important to me.
On 23 April 2014 15:43, Ravishankar <ravidreams(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I contribute to Tamil Wikimedia movement since 2005. I have made 25000+
edits in total. I serve as bureaucrat and sysop in most of the Tamil
I am an ordinary member of WMIN. I have not been in any role with the
India chapter. I have hardly written one or two mails there.
I have not applied for any jobs with CIS-A2K.
You are open to interpret my affiliation and bias with this background
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