>What is the preferred process right now? I assume notifying
>translators-l of any particular message that needs to be localized is
No it's not. I am NOT willing to subscribe to lists and I'm sure many people feel the same. We all have more than enough mail "as is", and personally this is the one and only WMF list I'm still reading exactly because of its tolerably low traffic volume. Everything else went unsubscribed since long.
Lists are for people who want to make comments and exchange opinions. The one thing that IS needed here is a one-way newsletter. Something you can subscribe to without the need of getting all the social volume of a list in your box. Simply tell everyone what strings are needed for what in which date, no other stuff needed. No mailing lists, no IRC, no treasure hunting in meta, NO FLOOD.
I'm researching how to extract wikipedia information to show it in other
ways (visually). I would like to use some kind of metadata to avoid
extracting information from the raw text itself, so my first idea is to use
infoboxes fields. I have come out with these comments and questions:
* Infoboxes could use some kind of hierarchy to avoid naming differently the
same concept. For ex. president.birth_date or Musical_Artist.Born could
inherit from Person and reuse Person.birth_date to avoid inconsistencies.
* Infoboxes could allow some kind of relationships between them to show
relations like "region subpart-of country" or "monarch king-of country".
* What is the relation between Infoboxes and web microformats? IMHO
wikipedia should reuse microformats formats and conventions as much as
possible, only expand them when needed and export pages as microformats when
Thanks in advance for any comment and information about these topics.
I would like to invite you to join a chat about the relationship
between the Wikimedia community and the Open Access movement in
scientific publishing. This will explore issues of licensing, content
sharing, technology, and hopefully result in mutual commitments to
In a nutshell: December 17, 2006; irc.freenode.net; 21:00 UTC; #openaccess
for more (including a link to a web interface for accessing the IRC
channel). I would appreciate it if you would add yourself to the "I
want to attend!" list on the page, so we have an idea how many people
Peace & Love,
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