LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 June 15-30

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  • What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
  • Time period: June 15-30, 2009
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  1. Announcements and reports
    1. Fundraising survey: [1]
    2. Sidebar donation buttons! Please comment [2]
    3. Licensing changes rolled out in all projects [3]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. Commons governance, cont. [4], [5]
    2. Is Commons a service project? [6]
    3. Flagged revisions -- what's the status? [7]
    4. Wikisource as repository for legal scholarship [8]
    5. followup: Wikisource as any sort of open-access repository: [9]
    6. Wikipedians are grumpy, dissatisfied and closed to new ideas, says a study. ("grumpy", indeed, says your editor. Hmmph). [10] Followup: and foundation-l is hostile, too: [11]
    7. what Wikimedia activities do you want to see in the UK? Wikimedia-UK wants to know. [12]
  3. Languages and localization
    1. Google Translate and Wikipedia articles, cont. [13]
    2. what happened to Langcom? Still alive? [14]
  4. Licensing
    1. questions about reuse policy: [15]
    2. Official license rollout -- en:wp updated June 16 [16]
    3. Will we accept GFDL-only material after license change? Answer: not for text. [17]
    4. Projects must comply with US copyright law, or local law? (answer: US law) [18]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. someone should reserve the wiki*edia facebook URLs? [19]
    2. everyone ok in Iran? [20]
    3. Google Books ocr notes [21]
    4. do we or do we not have video editing? The media says yes! [22]
    5. Wikixray -- public repository of dumps of wp [23]
    6. techblogs were briefly down [24]
    7. why is it "Wikipedia" and not "the Wikipedia", anyway? The finer points of English grammar debated, foundation-l style. [25]
    8. Durova's looking for volunteers with access to museums with a particular etching [26]
    9. should Wikizine broadcast to foundation-l? Consensus: yes [27]
    10. is there open video subtitling software? [28]
    11. are images from the stats server copyrighted? [29]