[Foundation-l] EN Wikizine - Anno Domini MMX Week III Number CXXI
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Anno Domini MMX Week III Number CXXI
An independent internal news bulletin
for the members of the Wikimedia community
=== Technical news ===
[Flagged revisions] - status information about flagged revisions and
how the English Wikipedia is going to use it.
[10gbit/sec] - on the 11th of January Wikimedia's world-wide
five-minute-average transmission rate crossed 10gbit/sec. This peak
rate was achieved while serving roughly 91,725 requests per second.
[Wikipedia and Google] - A custom Google skin for Wikipedia is
created. It provides advanced Google/Wikipedia search options.
=== Foundation ===
[Stewards] - Candidate submissions are open for the function of
Steward. A steward is a user who has the administrative user rights to
grant and revoke all existing user levels on all Wikimedia Foundation
projects. It can be compared with a super-bureaucrat.
-- until 28th January
[WMF fundraiser] - it has come and is gone again. The Wikimedia
Foundation was able to raise just over $8 million USD. In Euro it 5,5
million. In any case it was the most successful fundraiser to date.
[WMF move] - The Wikimedia Foundation started in Saint-Petersburg,
Florida. And moved in early 2008 to San Francisco, California. A
couple of months ago the WMF moved again to a larger office in the
neighborhood of the old office.
=== Community ===
[Commons] - Post of Erik about how the contend imported on Commons
from partnerships have been used on the projects.
[Wiki jobs] - If you work on a WMF project and do your best, maybe,
just maybe, you will be offered a job. That was the case with
[[user:Mike Halterman]] from EN Wikinews. His work on Wikinews
attracted the attention of a new magazine starting up in Tampa,
Florida, USA, This user did had a journalistic background but this
online work at Wikinews was the ticket. Nine months after being hired
as a writer, Mike Halterman is now lead editor of OMG! Magazine.
=== Awards ===
[PL Wiki] - Polish Wikipedia has been awarded a "Jan ?ukasiewicz
special award for social innovation in the application of IT" by the
Polish IT Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne). The award has
been received by Pawe? Jochym, a co-founder of pl.wiki, and Prof.
Janusz "Ency" Doro?y?ski, an active Polish Wikimedian and a member of
=== Media ===
[A editor story] - A nice article about one of the many people working
on the wiki
=== Other news ===
[Wikitravel] - has changed there license to "Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0". This is the same license as the Wikimedia
Foundation is using for most projects.
[Upcoming holiday] - 25th of January Magnus Manske Day
=== Editorial notice ===
So, this was the first Wikizine of 2010 (and it was not even a good
one). It has been a couple of months since the previous Wikizine.
There was a short revival of Wikizine in the period of August,
September and October. And now this edition in January. I can not make
any promises for a next edition. Maybe until Wikizine 121,
Editor(s): Walter, Casey
Thanks to: Erik, Jay, Cary, George Herbert, Frank, Magnus Manske,
Jyothis, Amgine, Sage, Jay, Tim, Marlita, Kat, David, Wpedzich, Naoko,
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