I think that there are several areas where the projects would benefit
from a more proactive help from the Foundation. I will speak about two here:
1. Legal counselling.
Some projects (mainly Commons and Wikisource) need more input about
copyright issues from knowledgeable persons. I have asked twice to
juriwiki-l specific issues for Wikisource without receiving an answer,
even an acknowledgement that my request was received. Another concrete
example: Commons and Wikisource would benefit most from a cross table
about copyright rules, which countries use "most favourable rule apply",
2. Helping small projects. It seems that some projects have a difficult
start. Indian languages projects are my first examples. I will go to
India in January, and I would like to use this opportunity to recruit
new contributors. The Foundation could help coordinate this kind of
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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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the Wikimedia Foundation or its Board of Trustees.
I'm currently preparing a large collection of scanned documents for Wikisource.
Do we have any guidance on internal metadata inside djvu files? It
appears that I can just cram in arbitrary XML into the DJVU files, but
I can't find any good schema for this on the Internet. If no one has
suggestions, I'll just make it up as I go.
Of course, the same metadata will also be provided on the media pages,
but I believe that the internal metadata will be useful to others who
obtain our files.