Scripto is an alternative to the ProofreadPage extension used
by Wikisource. It is based on Mediawiki but also on OpenLayers,
the software used to zoom and pan in OpenStreetMap.
The only website I have seen that uses Scripto is the U.K.
War Department papers, and in many ways it is more clumsy
than ProofreadPage. But there might be a few ideas that could
be worth picking up. Take a look.
The software is described at http://scripto.org/
As for reference installations, they mention
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
Can we consider this text to be PD-EdictGov ?
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From: Kim Bruning <kim(a)bruning.xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Subject: [Foundation-l] ACTA analysis?
I would like to thank Geoff Brigham for the excellent job he did
analysing the consequences of SOPA for wikipedia.
Would it be possible to analyse ACTA in a similar manner? This is
apparently the treaty text:
Possibly we've already done so, and I've missed it? :-)
I'm especially interested in the following questions:
* What issues, if any, does ACTA raise, for wikipedia?
* what points would be wise to point out to legislature, to ensure
wikipedia does not come to harm, if implemented anyway?
We can then proceed to engage with the diverse members of the diverse
committees in .eu (as required), or engage with our local
legislature (as required)
Once appropriate for us, note that La quadrature du net is taking
action, and has collected all relevant phone numbers and addresses
The window for action on ACTA is now very narrow, time is short.
I was the [[:m:User:555]], mainly active on the last years of my volunteers
actions on Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource. I've left the Wikimedia
projects mainly because the lack of energy from my side to keep trying to
get free time to work in projects fully neglected by the Wikimedia staff,
developers team and some volunteers in the core of the Foundaction acts.
A friend told me about the http://labs.wikimedia.beta.wmflabs.org/ . I've
surprise! no Wikisource wikis with blue color links! I asked myself
random things about the [[bug:21653]] lasted for 26 months until gets
PARTIALLY fixed and decided to check some 'Recent changes' pages and found
Come on guys! What is the point to run a bot spamming on all wikis if the
tests are only to the Wikipedias? Attempt of a 'politically correct' action
to these worse guys from others projects get's 'socially included'? Like in
the real life, those worse guys aren't in need of assistencialism 
Well, I don't expect any change on the Wikipediocentric actions in short,
medium or long time (in fact the Foundation and some local chapters are
trying to make things for the Wikimedia Commons project, but only because
that project is the central media source for Wikipedias), this was only a
Despite my apparently hatred on this message, I really hope that the 3-4
extensions only enabled on Wikisources wikis don't get's any aditional bugs
than the current ones in the new version of MediaWiki in the same intensity
that your guys hopes that focusing in a project that only describes the
knowledge in an encyclopedic way fully meets the
 - wow, a concept from social sciences yet not defined neither on
en.wikpedia or en.wiktionary? O_O
As on all of my previous messages, sorry for my limited English skills.
Forwarding to missing sister projects' lists.
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Oggetto: [Foundation-l] Call for nominations! Steward Elections 2012
Data: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 06:10:59 +0600
Mittente: Tanvir Rahman
Rispondi-a: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
A: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Wikimedia India list <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Wikimedia BD List <wikimedia-bd(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Commons
Discussion List <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Translators
I am pleased to announce the beginning of Steward Election 2012 . We are
now taking nominations from eligible candidates. Interested candidates can
check their eligibility and procedure to submit the nomination on the
guidelines page . We are open to candidate submissions till January 28,
2012, 23:59 (UTC). Questions to the candidates can be submitted until
February 6, 2012, 23:59 (UTC). Guidelines about questioning can also be
found on our guidelines page .
This time we are also arranging the confirmation of existing stewards .
But the confirmation will begin on February 8, and will finish on February
Please remember, the voting has not yet begun and will be not until
February 8, 2012, 00:00 (UTC). We will poke you once again when the voting
As you all know steward election is a global event, so we need help from
volunteers to translate necessary pages into languages they speak. For
those who want to help us out with translation, please see our translation
portal . And if you have any queries related to translation or anything
related to the election, you can ask us on the talk page . Alternatively
you are free to poke us on IRC channel #wikimedia-stewards-elections.
For those who are a little bit surprised to see another election in few
months, I want to let you know that previous one (in September-October of
2011) was a special one which we arranged in need. This is the regular one
to elect new stewards and to confirm existing ones.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any list if you think it will be
Wikitanvir on Wikimedia
(On behalf of the Election Committee.)
foundation-l mailing list
This looks like very good news. We can but wait and maybe slightly ask to
see when it will be incorporated to WMF's mw rollout.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Bug 21653] Creating a PDF with collection extension does not
render the <pages> tag hook from proofread page extension
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:54:13 +0000
Ralf Schmitt <ralf(a)brainbot.com> changed:
What |Removed |Added
--- Comment #16 from Ralf Schmitt <ralf(a)brainbot.com> 2012-01-11 21:54:13
implemented in mwlib 0.13.2, which is already live on pdf cluster.
please report further issues on github:
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I hope your season's holidays are going well.
I'm writing to inform you that I have released on Github a first (0.1)
version of wikicapthca a ReCAPTCHA-like program for Wiki*. The
thing is born from an initial observation by Alex brollo about
which we have discussed much both in WMI mailing list and also on
For starters the code there is a rewriting of Alex's scripts and
nothing more, and here's what the program does for now: 1) gets a
djvu, 2) extracts the text layer, 3) identifies non recognized words
and 4) produce a tiff image of them.
But I would like to write a "proof of concept" of the whole process
from getting OCR-ed djvu's from Commons to producing challenges,
serving them, collecting answer and then using those answers in some
useful way. That's said, you see there's still a long way to go.
Obviously in the long run we could use this system as a backup for the
current one, which has demonstrated some limitations, but I'm sure
there are many aspects of the problem which go beyond my knowledge
(I'm a physicist not a computer scientist, you know) so any help
and/or advice is welcome.
Thanks for your time.