[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  
the Society.

=== 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,  
Kul, Evan
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