Wikimedians of Latvia User Group

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This is the information page of the approved Wikimedians of Latvia User Group with plans to turn into a chapter.

Communication[edit]

Mailing list 
wikimedia-lv (archive)
Skype chat 
Join chat
Twitter 
Twitter: @wikipedia_lv
Facebook 
Vikipēdija latviešu valodā
The village pump 
Vikipēdija:Kopienas portāls (English translation)

Objectives[edit]

  • Improve quality and number of articles and other content in Latvian language in Wikimedia projects;
  • Improve quality and number of articles about Latvia in other languages in Wikimedia projects;
  • Provide support for Līvõ and Latgaļu language projects (small languages in Latvia);
  • Increase content about Latvia in Commons;
  • Do outreach work about using and contributing to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects;
  • Organise various content improvement contests;
  • Develop relationships with GLAM institutions;
  • Collaborate with other WM user groups and chapters, other free content groups in Latvia.

Members[edit]

Membership is open. To join the group, add your name to the list and use provided means of communication.

Contact persons[edit]

  • Feens, Latvian Wikipedia (bureaucrat, since 2004), wikidata
  • Papuass, Latvian Wikipedia (since 2005, sysop), Commons, Wikidata

Other active participants[edit]

Members of group who have been actively involved in organizing or participating in groups offline efforts during the last year.

Supporters[edit]

Member who support groups activities, but do not actively participate in them.

  • DJ EV, Latvian Wikipedia (since 2012)
  • Gaujmalnieks, Latvian Wikipedia (since 2008), Commons
  • Treisijs, Latvian Wikipedia (since 2008, sysop), Wikidata
  • AgrisR, Latvian Wikipedia (since 2014), Commons
  • Jummals, Latvian Wikipedia, Wikidata

Observers[edit]

Projects and activities[edit]

Activity reports[edit]

Grants[edit]

Ongoing activities[edit]

Legislative initiative
In October 2012 Latvian Wikipedians submitted initiative to change Freedom of Panorama restrictions in Latvia. To be reviewed in Parliament, the initiative has to gather 10000 signatures. It is possible to do so in electronic form, using an officially recognized website, run by NGO. The initiative is still in vote gathering phase.
Translation and localization
We are maintaining the translation and localization of MediaWiki and its extensions messages in Latvian on Translatewiki.net

Resolutions[edit]