I am very happy to tell you all that the third issue
of Wikipatrika - the community newsletter is finally out! You can check
it here: http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiPatrika/2012-05
First things first, a humble acknowledgement to all the editors who
helped out with this issue of the newsletter. A special thanks to
Gitartha (as), Debanjan (bn), Karthik (en and mr), Pratik (en), DS Vyas
and Sushant (gu), Siddhartha (hi), Omshivaprakash (kn), Anoop, Kannan,
Sreejith, Viswaprabha and Shiju (ml), Abhishek (mr), Rajesh and Saroj
(ne), Mkar and Srikant Kedia (or), Abhiram (sa), Logicwiki and
Shanmugam (ta), Arjuna and Rahimanuddin (te). In other contributions,
thanks to Srikanth R for Commons, Logic, Santhosh, Achal for Free
culture news and Tinu for Press news.
This entire venture could not have been possible without Tanvir's
constant support with templates and tweaks. Forgive me if I have missed
So, what has changed from last time? Since all the
Wikimeetups are listed on Wikipedia here and on the respective community
pages, we've omitted the section on events and meetups. Instead, we've
added a section on Featured Interviews which has a GLAM interview this time and the EPOV column (Editor's point of view: INCOTM report).
The idea is to make Wikipatrika a supplement to the mailing lists
and village pumps and not replicate the same information in all places.
Hopefully, by the next issue, with more featured interviews, insightful
pieces from editors and free culture persons we will be able to achieve
The way forward:
It's a proud moment to see the
amount of activity that all our language communities are involved in. We
should definitely strive to make Wikipatrika regular and hopefully get
more editors to contribute. This is one space where editors can express
the dreams, visions and challenges that their Wikipedia community faces.
If you have projects you want to publicize or successful projects that
could be started in other communities, this is the space to express your
opinion! From next time onward, we will coordinate Patrika on https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-newsletter mailing list. I welcome you all to join right away and we can discuss ideas for features, changing the format and more!