[Foundation-l] Wikinews language coordinator needed

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Oct 9 14:18:22 UTC 2006


I'd like to delegate the task of coordinating Wikinews language
editions. The task consists of the following:

1) Keep an eye on
for language editions which have at least 5 supporters.

2) When that threshold is reached, contact the supporters and ask them
to prepare the necessary translations / page creations at

3) Keep an eye on that page as well for editions which are ready to go.

4) When an edition is ready to go, file a site request at


For bonus points: A new language edition initially needs to have
uploads enabled until it uploads its own logo, then uploads need to be
disabled until a fair use policy is established that clarifies under
which circumstances users are allowed to upload files.

Wikinews editions also need to be licensed under CC-BY, not GFDL.

Beyond acting on your own, you would also be the first point of
contact for all questions about the process. I'd be happy to go
through it with you once more via Skype or phone.

If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please contact me
privately at erik AT wikimedia DOT org, and I will try to pick the
person a) most qualified and b) most likely to do the work. ;-)

Peace & Love,

Member, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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