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****************************************** Wikizine.org's __ /\ \ \_____ _____ / \/ / _ \ \ /\ / / __| / /\ / __/\ V V /\__ \ \_\ \/ \___| \_/\_/ |___/ Year: 2011 Week: 38 Number: 128 ****************************************** An independent internal news bulletin for the members of the Wikimedia community //////////////////////////////////////////
- [Your reports] - Post your news for the next edition of Wikizine on Meta or in our Google form.
- [Wikinews fork] - The Open Globe, a Wikinews fork, has been announced. The fork produced much discussion on Foundation-l about the causes of the fork, Wikimedia Foundation support for projects other than Wikipedia, and the nature of Wikinews.
- [Wiki Loves Monuments] - 15,000 images from Wiki Loves Images and counting.
- [Hungarian Wikipedia] - Hungarian Wikipedia reached 200,000 articles.
- [Image filter "referendum"] - Discussions on image filter still ongoing (similar size of the foundation-l archive for the half of September in comparison to the whole August). They escalated last week. The German Wikipedia opened a poll which ends today. As of Tuesday morning, more than 85% (340:56) of voters are against implementation of an image filter on the German Wikipedia. "Next steps" for the de.wp community are in the process of analysis.
- [Translation rally] - Wikimedia Netherlands sponsors translatewiki.net to run a translation rally.
- [Wiki Golf] - Proprietary computer game "Wiki Golf" features "six degrees of separation" on Wikipedia.
- [August report] - Wikimedia Foundation published August report.
- [Wikipedia Sepedi] - Wikipedia in Northern Sotho or Sepedi has been approved.
- [Donate wiki] - Donate wiki has been opened. However, donate.wikimedia.org still redirects to Wikimedia Foundation Donate page.
- [Wikimedia DC becomes chapter] - Board has recognized Wikimedia DC as 36th Wikimedia chapter and the second chapter in the United States.
- [Wikipedia club at University in Mexico] - In a guest post on Gerard Meijssen's blog, Leigh Thelmadatter presents the Wikipedia club at University in Mexico.
- [Wikimedia UK's CEO] - Wikimedia UK asks Wikimedians to help them to choose a CEO.
- [WikiConference India] - WikiConference India is warming up. It will be held in Mumbai between November 18th and 20th.
- [Wikimedia Canada] - Wikimedia Canada offers scholarships for Wikipedia articles in medicine.
- [Wikimedia UK and Institute of Physics] - Wikimedia UK members visited the Institute of Physics.
- [Wikimedia India] - Wikimedia India has published its fifth report.
- [Wikimedia Sweden] - Wikimedia Sweden has published its report for August 2011.
- [Wikimedia Summer of Research] - Findings from the Wikimedia Foundation Summer of Research are now available.
- [Pupils love, teachers hate Wikipedia] - On his blog, Ziko van Dijk describes research by Wikimedia Germany about the use of Wikipedia by teachers and students.
- [Wikipedia in Liberal Arts Classroom] - National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education has published a good article on Wikipedia in liberal arts classrooms.
- [Breaking news trends] - Ushahidi, a non-profit software company from Africa, has started a project to track breaking news trends on Wikipedia.
- [Wikipedia Signpost] - New edition of Wikipedia Signpost has been published. In this edition you can find stories: Foundation reports on research, Kenya trip, Mumbai Wikiconference, 9/11 anniversary casts its shadow on the wiki, A minimalist makeover and so on.
Events and meetups
- [21 August - 6 October] - Stewards election.
- [21 August - 6 October] - Questions to candidates.
- [15 September - 6 October] - Voting.
- [14-16 September] - [New Orleans Hackathon] - New Orleans Hackathon will take place between October 14th and 16th.
- [16 September] - Hong Kong 57 meetup
- [16-25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Mittelhessen, Germany
- [17 September] - Wikipedia Takes Barcelona will be held on September 17th.
- [17 September] - Wiki Takes Amersfoot (Netherlands) will take place on September 17th.
- [17 September] - Wikipedia takes Fremantle (Australia) will be held on September 17th.
- [17 September] - Manchester meetup
- [17 September] - Berkeley Wikipedia Meetup
- [18 September] - Wikipedia Takes Andorra
- [24 September] - Wiki Takes de Zaan (Netherlands) will be held on September 24th.
- [24 September] - Wikipedia Takes Göteborg, Sweden
- [24 September] - Wikipedia Takes Porto, Portugal
- [24-25 September] - Polish Wikipedia community, supported by Wikimedia Polska, is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project (founded on September 26, 2001) with a conference to be held on September 24-25, in Poznan, Poland.
- [25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Cologne, Germany
- [25 September] - Wikipedia Takes Lisbon, Portugal
- [30 September] - The last day of the project Wiki Loves Monuments for this year is September 30th.
- [1 October] - A Backstage Pass tour is an event aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world cultural institutions with our wiki-expertise. Wikimedia UK organizes it at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK.
- [1 October] - Washington DC meetup #23. Wiki DC board elections.
- Meetups are filled from Wikipedia:Meetup page at English Wikipedia. Please, add your meetup there and it will be published by Wikizine. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup)
- GLAM-related events are held on Outreach Wiki. If you add your GLAM-related event there, it will be published in Wikizine. (http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Events)
- For other events, please post them on our events page or send us email with short description of your event. (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikizine/Events)
"United we stand; divided we fall."
Aesop in "The Four Oxen and the Lion", Fables, also known as "The Lion and the Bulls"
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