[Sending this here also as I think Wikisource has a particular need
for stabilizing its source texts.]
Please translate this announcement into other languages and forward it
to other mailing lists and village pumps. (The translators list has
already been notified and will help with this process.)
The Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany have collaborated, with
financial support from Wikimedia France, to support development of a
new extension to our software
which makes it possible to flag versions of wiki articles as having
reached a certain quality. This new toolset could mark the beginning
of a new era for Wikipedia and its sister projects, giving readers
more transparency than ever about the quality of a given article. A
special note of thanks to Aaron Schulz, who has developed much of the
functionality as a volunteer -- we would not be where we are today
without him. The ongoing support and patience of Philipp Birken from
the German chapter was also critical.
Before this functionality will be enabled on any Wikimedia project, it
needs to be tested thoroughly for usability, bugs, security and
performance. Test wikis have been set up in English and German
(because the German Wikimedia community has been driving the
development of this functionality from the beginning).
These wikis contain a copy of the Wikibooks database. This copy is
completely separate from the "real" Wikibooks, so do not worry about
destroying anything of value. Please follow the instructions on the
Main Pages to participate. If you do not speak English or German, we
encourage you right now to
- set up test wikis independently using the open source extension
available from http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs ,
- change the user interface preference, and create pages in the
English test wiki in your language.
This is due to our limited capacity to set up additional wikis. If you
feel you really, absolutely, strongly need a test wiki in your
language, please file a request through:
Wikimedia communities will also have to decide what kind of
configuration to use for their project. Key questions to answer
- What quality attributes should there be?
- Who should be permitted to flag changes as having been reviewed for
vandalism, or for other quality attributes?
- Should the default view for unregistered users change to the "stable
version" on all pages, some pages, or no pages?
The German Wikimedia community has implemented a particular
long-standing community proposal and will probably go live the soonest
with this configuration; other communities will still have to develop
== What's next? ==
The test will run at least until April 10, 2008 before the extension
is implemented live on any wiki. This is to allow any serious problems
to be surfaced by the community. If there are no critical open issues
as of April 10, any language/project community will be permitted to
file a request through https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ to activate the
extension. This request will have to point to pages in the project
indicating a consensus to move forward. Detailed instructions to do so
will be posted on the test wikis.
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate
This seems like an interesting event that it may be useful to have
The First COMMUNIA Conference 2008 is scheduled for Monday 30 June and
Tuesday 1st July 2008 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (30 km south of
Brussels). It is co-organized by the Communia Thematic Network and the
The main theme is the Assessment of economic and social impact of
digital public domain throughout Europe.
The Conference aims at initiating a "stock taking exercise" of the
impact of public domain initiatives in the fields of public sector
information, libraries, archives, scientific research and creative
works in Europe. The event is mainly aimed at promoting the public
domain by building capacity for scientific assessment of social and
economic impacts, and promoting analysis of legal impediments. The
conference will draw upon the extensive information on open access
practices that is available, although often in an informal manner,
within major networks and stakeholders in Europe.
The following issues will be specifically addressed during the conference:
- What are the objectives of the open access commons?
- What are the existing legal, institutional and normative mechanisms
that are adopted in different open access initiatives in the fields of
public sector information, libraries, archives and creative works in
- How to assess the economic and social impact of selected cases ?
We welcome papers submission particularly related to the following topics:
1. Libraries and archives
2. Public sector Information
3. Creative works
4. Scientific research
5. Publishing intermediaries
6. Emerging Issues
1. The aim of the call for papers is threefold: to build a
repertory about the usage of open access licenses (under different
forms) in EU,
2. to evaluate social and economic benefits of open access initiatives, and
3. to discuss proposals for mitigating economic and legal obstacles.
Submission by 30th March 2008
The acceptance of abstracts for the conference will be notified the
20th of April. Instructions will be given concerning the format of the
Authors accepted must submit their papers before the 15th of June.
Papers accepted will be compiled and published in the Conference Proceedings.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
Pour info. Yann
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Subject: [Wikimediafr-l] CD de livres numériques
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:36:50 +0100
From: Pierre Beaudouin <pierre.beaudouin @ wikimedia . fr>
Oeuvres du domaine public, mis en ligne vraisemblablement par Gutenberg
et Ebooks gratuit. Il en aurait vendu 52 en un mois.
Je pense que Wikisource devrait faire cela pour 1) (le plus important)
se faire connaître, 2) récupérer un peu d'argent.
http://www.non-violence.org/ | Site collaboratif sur la non-violence
http://www.forget-me.net/ | Alternatives sur le Net
http://fr.wikisource.org/ | Bibliothèque libre
http://wikilivres.info | Documents libres
Je viens de voir sur le site du Ministère des affaires étrangères les
trois anniversaires suivants :
* Henri Becquerel, physicien, 100e anniversaire de sa mort
* Olivier Messiaen, compositeur, 100e anniversaire de sa naissance
* Émile Durkheim, sociologue, 150e anniversaire de sa naissance
Ces personnes peuvent intéresser Wikipédia, Wikisource (pas pour Olivier
Messiaen), Wikimedia Commons et Wikiquote.
Il y a matière à faire un projet inter-wikis. Y-a-t-il des gens intéressés ?