Grants talk:Project/Hydriz/Balchivist 2.0
Dear @Hydriz:, Thank you for taking time to prepare your proposal for the Project Grants open call for software and research projects. I wanted to bring your attention to the optional proposal clinics resource offered by our team as the means to support the interested applicants to get feedback from Program Officer and the subject area expert co-facilitating the clinic. If you would like to attend and ask questions, you can find the dates, times, and videoconference links posted on this page https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project. Please feel free to inquire in case you have any questions. Warm regards! RSharma (WMF) (talk) 16:28, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Free license for code
Could you confirm that all code written for this grant will be released under a free license and specify which one? And will it be developed in the open/publicly? Thanks, Legoktm (talk) 05:54, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
- Yep, that is correct. I intend to continue using the GNU GPL v3 License that was also previously used for Balchivist 1.0. Development will also be done publicly with the code being hosted on Wikimedia Phabricator. Task tracking will also be done there as well. Some of the tasks have been tracked on the Datasets-Archiving project before, but a new project will be created to manage the progress of this project. --Hydriz (talk) 06:32, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Have the new interface replace the current one?
https://dumps.wikimedia.org/backup-index.html has always seemed like something ripe for improvement, so I'm glad to see that as part of the proposal. Is there a reason you're proposing to only have the new UI run in Cloud VPS instead of replacing the current dumps.wikimedia.org one? Legoktm (talk) 05:57, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
- Currently, it is planned that the new system is managed independently from the existing infrastructure of Wikimedia dumps and to reduce the scope of this proposal, especially due to parts of the project involving the archiving aspect of the datasets. For now, the only change to the dumps.wikimedia.org website planned is to add a link to this new tool. Eventually however, I will be working on integrating this system with the existing Wikimedia dumps infrastructure, which thankfully my advisor is mainly managing, but that is something that will be done after the conclusion of this proposed project. --Hydriz (talk) 06:39, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Eligibility provisionally confirmed, Round 2 2021 - Research and Software proposal
We've provisionally confirmed your proposal is eligible for review in Round 2 2021 for Research and Software projects, contingent upon:
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Aggregated feedback from the committee for Balchivist 2.0
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
|Additional comments from the Committee:
This proposal has been recommended for due diligence review.
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Marti (WMF) (talk) 22:11, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Round 2 2021 decision
Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.
The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, $16,000
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is pleased to support an extraordinarily well prepared and dedicated long-time Wikimedia community developer in improving an existing tool that is very useful for the audience that accesses data dumps.
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Marti (WMF) (talk) 04:50, 28 May 2021 (UTC)