It occurred to me that this may also be relevant here, given the
apparently pending deletion of content in:
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From: Erik Moeller <eloquence(a)gmail.com>
Date: Jun 19, 2006 5:03 AM
Subject: Literate Programs wiki
To: wikipedia-l(a)wikimedia.org, Wikimedia textbook discussion
A very interesting wiki I just discovered:
They allow you to post source code of any computer program in any
language, comment it, etc. They have a very neat extension which
allows you to download a tarball of all the programs documented on a
particular page. The code can be broken up into pieces so that
individual sections of a program can be discussed in more detail. The
pieces on a page can then be associated with files using an internal
The extension pieces the stuff together again. It also does syntax
highlighting for a lot of languages.
I'm posting this to textbook-l and wikipedia-l because I know there
are a lot of computer programming related pages on both wikis that
could make use of this resource. Given the URL, the project also seems
to be aiming for multilinguality. I actually think it would make a
nice addition to the Wikimedia project family, if a bit specialized.
Museums are good repositories of such information; also non-digitized
archives. For them digitization is an expense; if we can reliably
offer this for free, many will be glad to release copyright in
exchange for more usable access to their own materials.
The Library of Congress has a sizable collection of materials that
they want to distribute more broadly; it is indeed already PD or
equivalent, but not digitized -- or more commonly, digitized somehow
but not in many formats, not classified, not easily available.
A commons-project to create form requests and a queue for processing
inbound content would be useful.
You could say the same about archived books that have no commercial
value anymore. The same analysis goes for processing book materials
donated to wikisource; which requires image processing and OCR and
should perhaps have a commons aspect (raw page images, raw ocr output
files, images from within the book extracted from the raw page
images), and a wikisource text aspect (text transcript, translations).
And again ties to the book industry would be useful here.
Finally, source texts that are educationally useful could generate a
third set of materials : living wikibooks built on their foundation,
updated and improved over time.
<copynig all 3 project lists>
On 6/15/06, Magnus Manske <magnus.manske(a)web.de> wrote:
> I was wondering if there is some kind of organized effort to ask
> photographers and image agencies for donations (read: GFDL- or
> CC-licensing) of images.
> I am thinking especially of images that we cannot take ourselves; dead
> celebrities for example (and no, don't go grave-digging ;-)
> There must be a huge amount of photos that have next no no commercial
> value anymore, because they are not good enough for a magazine cover,
> but would do well for documenting an encyclopedia article. Of course, we
> would prominently credit the source in the image description (which will
> be transcluded to every wikipedia that uses it), or even in the image
> title. Images could be watermarked, of course, and for largeer amounts
> of photos, we'd create a category, gallery and all. Repeaded mentioning
> (in a good light!) in a project of the wikimedia magnitude might be
> worth more than paid advertisement, fo virtually no cost.
> We could even offer a service: I'm sure some of us have
> (semi-)professional film scanners (I do). Deal goes like this: mail us
> your films (encyclopedia/commons-style only; not your family picknick;-)
> and a note that releases them under GFDL/CC/PD/whatever, and we'll
> upload them in high-res on commons, where you can download them. Free
> film digitization!
> With people on commons obviously interested in media, there must be some
> of us with ties to "the industry" who can initiate such contacts. "The
> Yorck Project" already donated a lot of PD images, as you might
> remember. If we can get just a few photographers/companies to release
> images as well, others might follow just to not lag behind.
> Commons-l mailing list
I would like to be able to access wikisource-l through GMANE (
http://gmane.org ) as I currently do with textbook-l
(gmane.org.wikimedia.commons), and some others.
Is there a chance that we could add this mailing list to GMANE as
I have few questions to ask about importing data into the Wikisouce. I'm new
to Wikisoure (most of my contribution is on Thai Wikipedia). (1) I would
like to import Tripitaka (Buddhist canon of scriptures) Thai version into
the Wikisource. I've already done some of them with my friend at
[[พระไตรปิฎก]] in the main subdomain (http://wikisource.org) and found out
that it might be a better way to import everything and split into seperate
pages. (2) I'm wondering if there is another Tripitaka in different
subdomain, so I might see how they organized. I searched from Google (site:
wikisource.org tripitaka) but I found nothing that I might be wrong. (3)
Then I think that I might need the Thai (th) subdomain but I still don't
know "how big" of each wikisource language should have their own subdomain.
(4) Some of the article names, we've alredy done, are pretty long since
their always have duplicate names within different sections. So we put the
parent-article names in front. And now we got another problem that they
reached the maximum length (80 something). So do you have any recommend? Or
can we have the longer name instead.
Thank you for any answer,
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