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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Deepon Saha)
   2. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Ashwin Baindur)
   3. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Ashwin Baindur)
   4. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (sankarshan)
   5. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (sankarshan)
   6. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
   7. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (sankarshan)
   8. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Vishnu t)
   9. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (Vishnu t)
  10. Re: Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin -
      January '13 (Theo10011)
  11. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Theo10011)
  12. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Kalyan Sarkar)
  13. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  14. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  15. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (sankarshan)
  16. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  17. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Ashwin Baindur)
  18. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Rahmanuddin Shaik)
  19. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  20. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  21. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  22. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  23. Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  24. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  25. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)
  26. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Bishakha Datta)
  27. Re: [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter IRC meetup
      (Karthik Nadar)
  28. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Arun Ramarathnam)
  29. Indian Languages question (Tejaswini Niranjana)
  30. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  31. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  32. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  33. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  34. Re: Indian Languages question (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  35. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  36. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (Rohini Lakshané)
  37. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Asaf Bartov)
  38. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  39. Re: Indian Languages question (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  40. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  41. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Harsh Kothari)
  42. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhijeet Safai)
  43. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:08:44 +0530
From: Deepon Saha <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
Message-ID:
 <CAEHaNhYEWyTvENhJ5Uq=+z0R3mQv+y833d5Ji8x=bz7Wa=[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Hello Priyanka,

Good to see you working on these topics (comparatively less explored in
local languages).

All the best!

Deepon
On Feb 10, 2013 5:02 PM, "priyanka nag" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am Priyanka Nag. I am a student of Symbiosis Institute of Computer
> Studies and Research, doing my Masters in Computer Applications. I am an
> OPW intern and working under Wikimedia foundation, under the mentorship of
> Amir E. Aharoni. I was asked to keep the Indian community aware of the work
> I am presently doing and also about my progress. I am sharing my user page
> here. Details of my work can be found in the user page here<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Priyanka_Nag>.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Priyanka Nag
> SICSR | Msc.CA (2012-2014)
> Contact Number:+91-7385080729
> Website: http://about.me/priyanka_nag
> Blog: priyankaivy.blogspot.in/
>
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:17:17 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

My contact number for all concerned is 9830617962 but would prefer to be
called after 1500 hours when I usually leave my office, sms earlier if you
need to.

Ashwin (now in Kolkata)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
 wrote:

> I don't have Ashwin's contact no. so I've included him in cc.
>
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:22:01 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
Message-ID:
 <CAMo0PCgid8xwS=[hidden email]>
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Great going Priyanka, nice to see an SICSR student hands on in the Tech
side!

My best wishes & warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:02:44 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
Message-ID:
 <CAKQ+-3wEFptn9=-[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM, priyanka nag <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am sharing my user page here. Details of my work can be found in the user
> page here.

This is nice stuff.

I'd request that you update your blog with the work you are doing. it
is relatively easier to pass specific blog entries as
tweets/posts/RFCs



--
sankarshan mukhopadhyay
<https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>



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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:04:38 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki
 SuktayaH)
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Abhiram C <[hidden email]> wrote:

[a somewhat bad snip from the forwarded email]

> We had started our efforts towards this in August 2012, persuading Wikipedia
> Language Committee. Over 7000 system messages were translated to samskrit,
> some 800 articles of useful content related to this project were created and
> uploaded, which were some of the requirements to approve new projects.

Would it be possible for someone to explain the term "system messages" ?


--
sankarshan mukhopadhyay
<https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>



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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:17:59 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikipedia Mumbai Community <[hidden email]>,
 Wikipedia Mailing List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:

> hi,
>
> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>

Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:20:14 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

If the network at SICSR permits, one could try options like ustream/G+
Hangout etc


--
sankarshan mukhopadhyay
<https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>



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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:17:12 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
 from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Dear Kalyan,

All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.

'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU, but
if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media Lab,
who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let know.

Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
space for some of outreach programmes.

Best,
Vishnu




On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
>
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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:28:29 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Dear Ashwin and friends,

Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post the
key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet the
event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.

We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.

Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.

Best,
Vishnu


On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
>> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
>> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
>> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
>> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>>
>
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
> [hidden email]
> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>
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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:31 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge
 - Bulletin - January '13
Message-ID:
 <CAP9+R94o1YxzOGaepz8HSwyX2tBC3yGzaPLxMca3EoA=[hidden email]>
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I am getting a bit sick of the hypocrisy here. It's the people that are
employed, people in the position of power complaining to people who have
nothing to gain. It's like any other politician, government babu,
complaining about the aam aadmi being angry after an year of scams and
questionable conduct. Do the people complaining have anything ventured? Do
they stand to lose or gain anything? Yet, they should be the one to shut up
and let the establishment get on with whatever it is, it has been doing for
the years before.

Bishakha it's always enjoyable to have you appear on this list to protect
the same interests again. I would barely see your comments on these lists
if not for that. it was the office bearers last years when you argued to
hold them to a lower standard on Wikipedia, the wikipedia community
disagreed. My own feelings wouldn't be as strong here if I didn't know the
actual spending, or the level of some people's involvement in the failed
India initiatives or CIS and others having had other associations. But it's
not like you are an elected representative of this community who should
care about these things.

Either way, I don't think you know what a "level playing field" is in the
first place. It is the right to treat others as equals, and question as
equals. They have the same right to answer back or not. What you are asking
for here is actually the opposite - an uneven playing field. We should all
shut up, stop asking questions, welcome the newcomers with open arms, and
forget that there was any conflict. So, they can indeed be above criticism.

-Theo

PS Bishakha feel free to avoid reading my emails from now on, or disengage
all together.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>wrote:

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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:44 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
 Bulletin - January '13
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"

Hi Nishant

That is an excellent, lengthy, professional, PR-friendly response. I
congratulate and thank you on it. I appreciate the effort you took to
explain and I wish that you might have disclosed the conflicts and the
history before the hiring.

Allow me to offer this critique that some of the facts were a bit
needlessly obfuscated. Most of the assumptions were right, but you
clarified them now, which I think is still helpful. Jadine is indeed an
intern, who was the primary contact between the list and CIS, though she
might have been overseen, it was still true. The conflict was indeed
present. But I'll go ahead and direct questions to you directly that
appeared in my mind after a quick read-

1) I can't seem to understand the rationale behind hiring academicians here
at all. Your organization chose researchers and academicians but the job
requirement was and is, for a management person to oversee and direct a
team. I don't think either of the candidates present that kind of
expertise. Their field of reference is narrow to begin with, limited to the
discipline of their speciality, add to that how little exposure they have
to Wikipedia or similar online culture - this doesn't sound like remotely a
good fit. - this fact was actually the first point that made me think other
interests were put ahead of the Job requirements. This seems like a step or
two further back than ahead, and brings me back to assume that older
contacts/relationships might have been put ahead of qualifications, and it
seems very apparent when you see the mismatch.

2) The hiring process wasn't nearly as neutral as you are suggesting. From
what I know CIS didn't have 1 in 5 vote, it first picked who got selected
for the first round to even have a vote, and I am told that qualified
candidates were eliminated outright by Jadine in the first week before they
were put up for any vote.

3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.


Regards
Theo

PS my condolences on the passing of your colleague.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Nishant Shah <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> My name is Nishant Shah and I work at the Centre for Internet and Society.
> I am the Director-Research and have been one of the co-founders of CIS and
> currently on a research fellowship a the Centre for Digital Cultures,
> Germany. My involvement with the Wikipedia community (online and offline)
> has been more in terms of understanding it as a significant and systemic
> move in our knowledge production practices and as a way to learn new forms
> of self-organisation, collaboration and governance. This means that I
> haven’t been an active editor on Wikipedia but that I have tried to
> interact with Wikipedia both as a concept as well as a platform and worked
> with other communities of researchers in the area through the ‘Critical
> Point of View’ project which also resulted into an English language
> Wikipedia Reader. I have variously, in my academic as well as my public
> writing, I have looked at the principles of Wikipedia as signalling new
> practices of learning and pedagogy, and am in the process of editing a
> special issue for the MIT Press’ *Journal of Media and Learning* on ‘The
> Classroom in the time of Wikipedia’. Also, in my teaching, I have used
> Wikipedia as a pedagogic tool, encouraging students to edit both English
> and local language Wikipedias as a part of their assessment.
>
> I am joining this conversation to try and give some information that
> different members have sought, and which might help in throwing some light
> on how we welcome our collaboration with the Wikimedia foundation through
> the A2K programme, and also perhaps, to explain some of the rationale
> behind the current state of transition and building of the project. I just
> want to begin with 2 disclaimers:
>
> 1.      It has been our attempt at CIS to build a new kind of research
> organisation where we do not have only voice and one ‘party-line’ that
> everybody subscribes to. So my responses will neither be exhaustive nor
> singular, and my colleagues will join with more details and ideas,
> perspectives and explanations soon. We are right now, slightly emotionally
> fragile, because we have just lost a dear friend, colleague and champion of
> causes that we firmly believe in – Rahul Cherian – and a lot of the people
> are at his funeral, trying to cope with the loss this means to them
> personally and politically. However, more people will join the
> conversations in the coming week, and hopefully there will be more clarity
> on things.
>
> 2.      I am what might be called the official CSCS – CIS link because I
> have done my doctoral work at CSCS, and have had research collaborations
> with colleagues there on several small projects. Which means that Vishnu
> and I have been fellow-students and Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana has been a key
> advisor and collaborator for my own intellectual trajectories.
>
> Having made that small introduction, let me try and address some of the
> questions that I think I might be able to contribute to, and others will
> chip in soon.
>
> *Srikanth wrote: Would you or someone from CIS help me understand the rationale for selecting two individuals affiliated with CSCS which is also affiliated with CIS?*
>
> * Theo wrote: “I don't know you and I don't know Dr. Niranjana, try and understand "Wiki-movement in India" doesn't have any relation with you, in fact, it barely knows you. I barely know CIS, the organization that hired you. If there is an older link that might have conflict of interest in this hiring, I believe it should have been disclosed.” *and* “You are probably missing an year and a half of context. The problem with your predecessor and the previous direction has been criticized, not just by some people on the list, but several Wikipedians abroad, even in an official report, for not having enough experienced Wikimedians on hand. Add to that your hiring, and your advisor, it is odd how 2 people who barely know about Wikipedia will be leading a team that has been criticized for not having enough experience and exposure in the first place.“*
>
>
>
> Dear Srikanth and Theo, thank you for the questions and I appreciate that
> they help us make things as transparent as possible to build common grounds
> for working together. CIS has had a few reciprocal and mutual research
> collaborations with CSCS so far. Under the CIS-Researchers At Work
> Programme, we commissioned four people at CSCS, students and faculty, to
> help us work on disciplinary histories of the Internets in India. Ashish
> Rajadhyaksha, Zainab Bawa, Nitya Vasudevan (with Nitin Manayath), and Dr.
> Aparna Balachandran and Dr. Rochelle Pinto (with Abhijit Chaterjee), have
> joined us as CISRAW fellows, for contracts between 300,000 – 500,000 INR,
> depending upon the nature of deliverables and scope of work.
>
> Apart from this, CIS has entered into a contract on 2 significant projects
> with CSCS – The first is to do a monograph examining the history of privacy
> in India and its implications on identity in the face of new e-governance
> initiatives like the Aadhar Project. The research is spear-headed by
> Malavika Jayaram who is a fellow at the CIS, and brings in  500,000 INR
> for the research costs. The second is a collaboration with the ‘Higher
> Education Innovation and Research Applications’ cell that is led by Dr.
> Niranjana on a project supported by the Ford Foundation called ‘Pathways to
> Higher Education’. CIS was asked to be a technology partner in designing
> pilot workshops that seek to make interventions in undergraduate education
> in the country, to re-think ways in which questions of inequity – caste,
> language, class, access, etc. – can be centrally placed in our pedagogic
> practices and policies. This four year contract was for a sum of 520,000
> INR towards the execution of the workshops in 9 undergraduate colleges in
> Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. I am highlighting these affiliations to
> gesture towards three things: First, the financial relationships between
> CIS and CSCS have been extremely tiny, especially if you look at the
> duration of partnership and the other revenue streams (including the A2K
> partnership) at the Centre. Second, the relationships have been
> intellectually motivated because we found common grounds of research and
> intervention for which institutional MoUs were signed. Third, the
> relationships have been strategically entered into with full disclosure
> about the amounts involved and ties mentioned to the donors who support
> this project. I hope this gives some sense of past formal and institutional
> relationships between the two centres.
>
> The rationale for selecting two individuals who have different
> affiliations with CIS, on to the A2K team is something that the interview
> committee will be in the best position to describe. However, there are a
> few qualms about Conflict of Interest that I can address, from my own
> location within CIS and our attempts at building networks of working
> together. Especially because in the collaborative world of research and
> policy, where institutions need to work together in order to have
> sustainable interventions, it is something that is promoted highly by all
> stake-holders to build solidarity and over-lapping teams that help
> strengthen the causes we stand for.
>
> In most instances that I am familiar with, Conflict of Interest is
> resolved through process. In the interview process initiated by the CIS for
> appointment of the Director for the A2K programme, we mitigated any
> possible conflict of interest by ensuring that CIS  had 1 out of 5 votes
> on the interview panel. While Sunil and I both were a part of the interview
> at different times, we did not overlap in the process, and we had equal say
> in the final decision as all the other 4 panelists. We were acutely aware
> that the new director would need support of all the different stakeholders
> – The community, the chapter, the India Office, the WMF and the CIS – and
> tried to make sure that each body had a nominated representative in the
> interview process.
>
> During the interview process, we made sure that the interview panel was
> given sufficient information about the applicants’ background and past work
> so that any questions of conflict of interest could be flagged by the
> panel. This was doubly necessary because we were expecting applications
> from people who have been associated with Wikipedia since many years in
> different capacities, as well as people who might have had a more external
> association with the causes that Wikipedia champions. I sat on the
> interviews for the first round of short-listed applicants, and when I was
> informed that Vishnu will be on the second round of interviewees, I had
> categorically mentioned at that point (and I am sure my fellow-panelists
> will be able to corroborate) that I have known Vishnu since many years as a
> colleague and friend, and that I would want to be recused from interviewing
> him, in case it exerts undue influence on the process.
>
> I was not privy to the discussions that emerged at the end of the second
> round of interviews so I don’t know what steered the final decision, but I
> just want to emphasise that we have tried to enforce transparency in and
> about the process, and the fact that Vishnu was eventually appointed after
> a rigorous process by a panel consisting of 5 people representing different
> stake-holder bodies of the Wikipedia body, was a unanimous decision that
> was arrived at by people who did not personally know him and did not have
> any institutional connections with him, though CIS did have collaborations
> with an organisation which is one of the many that he has been affiliated
> with.
>
> Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana was also one of the applicants who was
> short-listed for the interviews for the same position and the panel met
> with her. Again, the only person who has institutional ties with her was
> Sunil, but I want to highlight that the research collaboration with CSCS
> has been through me, and not through Sunil per se. It is a small point to
> labour, about distinguishing between institutional and personal tie-ups but
> I hope that it helps reflection on the process. As Vishnu has already
> mentioned in his response, the interview panel felt that Dr. Niranjana was
> over-qualified for this position. However, it was recognised that her
> contributions to the project in the role of an advisor would help us
> greatly to achieve some of the grant deliverables that CIS has promised to
> the WMF.
>
> Dr. Niranjana’s own interventions in the field of Indian language
> translation, accessibility, educational resources and integration have been
> consolidated in her intellectual work but also in the institutional growth
> beginning with the establishment of the Higher Education Cell with the Tata
> Trust and now the formal HEIRA that she leads. In our conversations with
> the A2K team, we had also separately realised that one of the ways of
> ensuring that Wikipedia reaches younger and new editors is by placing it
> within the undergraduate-university learning environments. The Interview
> Panel also realised that the work that HEIRA is doing right now, in
> building a nation-wide network of academic institutions which are
> interested in the questions of local language resource development through
> digital technologies and OER platforms is in close sync with our ambitions
> for the A2K team. Hence, it was recommended and then actualised, that Dr.
> Niranjana is joining us as a Distinguished Fellow at the CIS, who will help
> grow our networks, enhance our strategies, and consolidate our presence in
> the academic-university spaces which will lead us to our ambition of
> positioning Wikipedia more strongly within the local language communities
> as well as within education systems.
>
> I hope this helps to clarify some of the doubts and to make the process
> more transparent.
>
>
>
> *Theo Wrote: Hisham left almost 7-8 months ago, the hiring has been
> delayed for a few months, then the entire game of charades with the new
> hire. I'm lead to deduce that CIS wasn't itself thrilled with the prospect
> of getting involved to this level, I believe they used an intern for the
> majority of correspondence to this list. All the while a team remained
> employed with no one to oversee them, no direction.*
>
> Theo, one of the things we are very proud of at CIS, and indeed, are
> learning from the new possibilities that structures like Wikipedia offer,
> is our commitment to not creating hierarchies, working within an
> environment of mutual trust, and believing in peoples’ commitment to their
> work without micro-managing them. I am giving a short-hand summary there
> (it almost sounds like an elevator pitch even as I write it) only so that I
> can respond to some of the concerns that you have flagged.
>
> There is no denying that CIS is thrilled to be collaborating with the WMF
> for setting up the A2K programme. Not only does it help us in getting
> closely associated with a community and a structure that we have been
> deeply involved in researching, but we also see it sitting very tightly
> with our other endeavours in the field of open access, intellectual
> property rights and accessibility. As a young independent research
> institute, we feel privileged to have this formal collaboration with the
> WMF and the Wikipedia community and even though I am not very hands-on
> involved in the everyday running of this team, I want to just reiterate
> that we are indeed thrilled with this collaboration. That is not to say
> that we appreciate the risks involved and the huge administrative
> responsibilities that come with such a valuable project (not just
> monetarily but also in terms of is real-life politics), but we hope that we
> will be able to provide it the support and housing it needs, and also learn
> from the process.
>
> Unlike some of my other colleagues who were more closely working with the
> India Office under Hisham’s leadership, I am not privy to the range of
> events that happened in the early part of the setting up. However, once CIS
> got involved with the project and the decision was made to house the A2K
> programme at CIS, I can confidently say that the A2K team members were
> guided and managed as much as any other members at the Centre. There were
> regular visits from other colleagues, one-on-one conversations with the
> team as well as with individual members helping them to transition into the
> new structure, and long reviews stretching into several days, of
> conceptualising, strategising and planning towards the deliverables of the
> WMF grant. We firmly believe, at CIS, that people who are in the field,
> and know the mechanics of actual functioning, should be trusted and
> encouraged to perform their tasks in a manner that they think best, and our
> role, institutionally, is to help them grow to their full potential. And
> this is the position we have taken with the A2K team, as we have, with all
> our other team members, and I do sincerely hope that the team did not feel
> ‘orphaned’ in that stage of transition.
>
> However, I do take the critique that the team might not have been at its
> most productive during the transition because it required a lot of
> restructuring and setting up of institutional processes which requires a
> learning curve. Also, we believe that adequate time spent on consolidating
> and planning our activities- even at the risk of being inactive for a short
> period – is generally more productive to efficient work for the future and
> that the delays in the new kick-start might have been because we were
> spending time in reviewing and planning for the future.
>
> The hiring process has been long, and indeed, the most rigorous that I
> have ever been a part of. The delays in it and the final appointment are
> things that others who were more involved with it might be able to explain
> better – I am guessing there were a lot of factors at play – and so I will
> leave it to them to chip in.
>
> You mentioned that most of the correspondence happened through Jadine
> Lennon who is an intern at CIS and I want to just explain that at CIS, we
> take our long-term interns very seriously. Jadine is at the CIS for 11
> months, through a long-standing relationship with the University of
> Torronto. This is not an off-the-cuff short-term internship to get those
> credits to graduate, but a serious commitment from both sides to integrate
> her in our work. At CIS, very frankly, our interns rock the world. They are
> there to learn, but they learn through supervision and personal attention
> and we take pride in the fact that most long-term interns have managed
> professional grants, delivered research and policy publications, and even
> after their official internships, have returned to be a part of our team in
> different capacities. In the non-hierarchical space that CIS is striving to
> be, the fact that communication happened through an intern is not any
> indication of our disinterest in the project.
>
> Also, it might be worthwhile mentioning that while Jadine was the official
> contact person on the list for this process, it was closely supervised by
> Sunil Abraham, who is the executive director at the CIS.  Emails were
> drafted collaboratively, checked to make sure that they are correct, and
> sent after deliberation by the people involved. If there were errors, those
> are not because an ‘intern’ was managing them, but because we are also
> quite human (and also like most non-profit organisations, generally have
> multiple commitments to various projects) and we did try our best, but
> sometimes these things happen.
>
> I just want to end by saying that we are very proud and thrilled to be a
> part of the collaboration. We see the A2K as deeply central to much of our
> research and policy work and we hope that we will be able to bring our
> institutional knowledge and network, as well as independent commitment to
> Wikipedia’s interventions in the world of Access to Knowledge. We also see
> this as an opportunity for us to learn and grow through these interactions
> and work. I, for one, am excited to see the A2K team coming together and do
> hope that despite the baggage of the past, we will get a fair chance to
> prove our mettle and to earn trust (because trust must be earned) from the
> different communities involved. In the meantime, we do ask for some faith
> (because faith can be asked for) and support from the community to help us
> achieve the goals that the WMF has set for us through this project.
>
> Warm regards
>
> Nishant
>
> P.S. I do apologise for the length of this email. But sometimes these
> things require the space, and partly, I guess it is a professional hazard
> where researchers find it difficult to say less when they can say more!
>
> --
> Nishant Shah
> Director (Research), Centre for Internet and Society,Bangalore, India (
> www.cis-india.org )
> International Tandem Partner, Inkubator - Leuphana University, Lueneburg,
> Germany
> # +49-0176-841-660-87
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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:47:27 +0530
From: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Wikimedians in and from West Bengal, India"
 <[hidden email]>, Sowmyan Tirumurti
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Ashwin,

We do not have a list of the buildings that we photographed in our maiden
Wikipedia Takes Kolkata. The photos are categorized under Category:Wikipedia
Takes Kolkata<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata>.
Please have a look.

The page itself doesn't contain much information. However, if needed here
it is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata.

Thanks and regards,
Kalyan Sarkar


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Kalyan,
>
> All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.
>
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
> had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
> involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
> http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU,
> but if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media
> Lab, who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let
> know.
>
> Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
> space for some of outreach programmes.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>
>> We are planning to cover the following -
>>
>> 1. Bow Barracks
>> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>> 3. Chinese temples
>> 4. Magen David synagogue
>> 5. Armenian Church
>> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>> 7. Beth El synagogue
>> 8. Portuguese Church
>> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>
>> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>> after taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>
>> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
>> join the fun.
>>
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Kalyan Sarkar
>> 9836063920
>>
>>
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Message: 13
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

if video streaming is too difficult/costly, a low resolution video on
Youtube would do, or an audio podcast. It would help if slideshow ppts are
made available too!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Ashwin and friends,
>
> Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post
> the key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet
> the event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.
>
> We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.
>
> Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> the Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest
>>> users of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with
>>> them over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and
>>> 16), Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February
>>> 25).
>>>
>>
>> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>> and away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 14
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:49:18 +0530
From: Abhishek Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
 from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Wow! This is nice..

Working in team for single spot will add new dimension. For Wikipedia Takes
Pune, we had group of 4 people for one location - After introductory
session, we provided them Google Map and Wikipedia Article copy of same -
So along with photograph they also learn about aspects of that place.
Example - Group going to ShaniwarWada Was briefed in advance about
importance and unknown facts about that place - so photographer is clear
about 'what' to capture. We requested to form group with stranges, so it
was 'fun' part - everyone got to spend whole day with strangers who shared
same photography passion...
Result of this exercise - Within 5 hours, 5,000+ photos were uploaded on
Commons.At end of day we had 6,500+ photos.

This is great team building exercise, we received many amazing volunteers
for club events. And majority work of Summit was executed by people who
were participant at Takes Pune event, later on they became key persons in
Club management.

All the best for Wikipedia Takes Kolkata!


Keep Organizing, Keep Inspiring! :-)


Best Regards,

Abhishek Suryawanshi,
On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune




On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
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Message: 15
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:58:37 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on.

Hmm... this is an interesting perspective. Would you like to elaborate ?



--
sankarshan mukhopadhyay
<https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>



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Message: 16
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:22:15 +0530
From: Subhashish Panigrahi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email], Wikimedia India Community
 list <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
 in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
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Hi All,

Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm

Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg


More pictures and media files:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune

Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
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Message: 17
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:26:45 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
 Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
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This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>
>
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>
> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
> 1.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
> 2.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
> 3.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>
>
> More pictures and media files:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>
> Best!
> Subhashish Panigrahi
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>
>


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Message: 18
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:28:18 +0530
From: Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Cc: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
 Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
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Thank you, Subha!

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]>wrote:

> This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!
>
> Ashwin
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>
>>
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>>
>> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>> 1.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
>> 2.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>> 3.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>
>>
>> More pictures and media files:
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>>
>> Best!
>> Subhashish Panigrahi
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
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A new address for ebooks : http://kinige.com
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Message: 19
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:57:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
 in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Thanks! i was unaware abt the speeches recorded.
thanks again!



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on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
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Message: 20
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:08:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Yep I agree with Abhishek!
the concept is very good, the participants should be guided about few things
"Where" to click
exactly "What" & "How" to click
also the "Fun" part in it!

Organized effort leads to a precise outcome. Also about the working with
strangers & team building effort we here in Wikipedia Club Pune have a great
team now.
and that's the story of me getting attached to the Wikipedia Club Pune.

Waiting to hear your success story!
All the Best!!





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Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
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Message: 21
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:22:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India needs your support:
 Our First Fundraiser
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi,
Well this initiative is a good one, off-course we here in India do the
fundraising, would help the whole movement for sure!
But the India Chapter is INELIGIBLE! hits me bad, "INELIGIBLE"? what does
that mean?!
I would be glad to know about the same.




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Message: 22
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:30:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi Shrikant,
Have u been through the articles yet?
any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??




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Message: 23
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:58:55 +0000
From: "Dhaval S. Vyas" <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hi All,

I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
contributions last year by WMIN.

They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
pages as well to provide hands-on experience.

Regards,
Dhaval
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Message: 24
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:18:43 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
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Great work Suryawanshi, Suryawanshi & Wikipedia Pune Club members!

Ashwin

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Niraj Suryawanshi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Shrikant,
> Have u been through the articles yet?
> any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??
>
>
>
>
> -----
> Regards & Thanks,
>
> Niraj Suryawanshi
> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 25
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:19:15 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
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Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh
Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed
the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel
this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I
think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian
friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also
extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider
developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going
deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and
learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in
the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in
making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do
discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work
being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not
much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends.
While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful
to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination
of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this
would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
> Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
> of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
> participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
> children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
> These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
> Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
> contributions last year by WMIN.
>
> They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
> without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
> what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
> Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
> they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
> pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
>
> Regards,
> Dhaval
>
>
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Message: 26
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:02:29 +0530
From: Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
 Bulletin - January '13
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Theo10011 <[hidden email]> wrote:

> 3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
> know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
> there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
> board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
> fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.
>
> Since there are probably many people on this list who are not familiar
with the process of recruiting 'appointed' trustees to the WMF board, it's
best I provide some information here. By way of background, please see this
page to understand the composition of board members and how they are
selected: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees

In my case, the process began with Achal giving my name to the Nominations
Committee, after which I went through the following steps (as did other
candidates, although I don't know who they were or are):

-A phone interview with a headhunter or recruitment firm

-In-person interviews at the WMF office in San Francisco with three board
members (Michael Snow, then board chair; Kat Walsh; Stu West) and the
executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner

-Skype interview with board member Jimmy Wales

I was then invited to be on the WMF board in March 2010. I remember this
process well, since even though I serve on other non-profit boards, I had
never gone through such an extensive and rigorous selection process before
this.

The board positions are unpaid; all of us serve in a volunteer capacity.

Best and hope this throws some light on the WMF trustee selection process.
Just so people know, there is currently a vacancy on the board and another
search process is underway.

Bishakha
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Message: 27
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:50:19 +0530
From: Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter
 IRC meetup
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Dear all,

here's a reminder about today's IRC meet from 9:00 pm to 10: 00 pm.

*
*
*Date and Time*

February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm


*How to connect ?*
IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
#wikimedia-in <irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-in>
connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>


*Agenda*

   - Program Plan for FY 2013-14




Everyone is invited. Thanks!

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Anirudh Bhati <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Posting content from the link the Karthik provided:
>
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>
> *Date and Time*
> February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
>
> *How to connect ?*
> IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
> #wikimedia-in connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>
>
> *Agenda*
>
>    - Program Plan for FY 2013-14
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Savithri Singh <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> where?
>>
>> Savithri
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear friends,
>>>
>>> we, from the Wikimedia India Chapter invite you to take part in the IRC
>>> meet. The IRC meet is scheduled on 11 February 2013 (Monday) from 9:00 pm
>>> to 10:00 pm.
>>>
>>>
>>>    - http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>>>
>>>
>>> The new EC incharge, so far had no communication with the community, and
>>> hence this will be the first meet. Program plan for the year 2013-14 will
>>> be the primary agenda, and so, your plans and suggestions are welcome. Hope
>>> to see you all.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks and regards,
>>> Karthik Nadar,
>>> Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.
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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Deepon Saha)
   2. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Ashwin Baindur)
   3. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Ashwin Baindur)
   4. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (sankarshan)
   5. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (sankarshan)
   6. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
   7. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (sankarshan)
   8. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Vishnu t)
   9. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (Vishnu t)
  10. Re: Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin -
      January '13 (Theo10011)
  11. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Theo10011)
  12. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Kalyan Sarkar)
  13. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  14. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  15. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (sankarshan)
  16. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  17. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Ashwin Baindur)
  18. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Rahmanuddin Shaik)
  19. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  20. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  21. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  22. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  23. Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  24. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  25. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)
  26. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Bishakha Datta)
  27. Re: [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter IRC meetup
      (Karthik Nadar)
  28. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Arun Ramarathnam)
  29. Indian Languages question (Tejaswini Niranjana)
  30. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  31. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  32. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  33. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  34. Re: Indian Languages question (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  35. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  36. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (Rohini Lakshané)
  37. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Asaf Bartov)
  38. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  39. Re: Indian Languages question (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  40. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  41. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Harsh Kothari)
  42. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhijeet Safai)
  43. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:08:44 +0530
From: Deepon Saha <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
Message-ID:
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Hello Priyanka,

Good to see you working on these topics (comparatively less explored in
local languages).

All the best!

Deepon
On Feb 10, 2013 5:02 PM, "priyanka nag" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am Priyanka Nag. I am a student of Symbiosis Institute of Computer
> Studies and Research, doing my Masters in Computer Applications. I am an
> OPW intern and working under Wikimedia foundation, under the mentorship of
> Amir E. Aharoni. I was asked to keep the Indian community aware of the work
> I am presently doing and also about my progress. I am sharing my user page
> here. Details of my work can be found in the user page here<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Priyanka_Nag>.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Priyanka Nag
> SICSR | Msc.CA (2012-2014)
> Contact Number:+91-7385080729
> Website: http://about.me/priyanka_nag
> Blog: priyankaivy.blogspot.in/
>
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:17:17 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

My contact number for all concerned is 9830617962 but would prefer to be
called after 1500 hours when I usually leave my office, sms earlier if you
need to.

Ashwin (now in Kolkata)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
 wrote:

> I don't have Ashwin's contact no. so I've included him in cc.
>
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:22:01 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
Message-ID:
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Great going Priyanka, nice to see an SICSR student hands on in the Tech
side!

My best wishes & warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:02:44 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM, priyanka nag <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am sharing my user page here. Details of my work can be found in the user
> page here.

This is nice stuff.

I'd request that you update your blog with the work you are doing. it
is relatively easier to pass specific blog entries as
tweets/posts/RFCs



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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:04:38 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki
 SuktayaH)
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Abhiram C <[hidden email]> wrote:

[a somewhat bad snip from the forwarded email]

> We had started our efforts towards this in August 2012, persuading Wikipedia
> Language Committee. Over 7000 system messages were translated to samskrit,
> some 800 articles of useful content related to this project were created and
> uploaded, which were some of the requirements to approve new projects.

Would it be possible for someone to explain the term "system messages" ?


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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:17:59 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikipedia Mumbai Community <[hidden email]>,
 Wikipedia Mailing List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:

> hi,
>
> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>

Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:20:14 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

If the network at SICSR permits, one could try options like ustream/G+
Hangout etc


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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:17:12 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
 from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Dear Kalyan,

All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.

'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU, but
if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media Lab,
who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let know.

Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
space for some of outreach programmes.

Best,
Vishnu




On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
>
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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:28:29 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Dear Ashwin and friends,

Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post the
key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet the
event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.

We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.

Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.

Best,
Vishnu


On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
>> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
>> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
>> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
>> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>>
>
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:31 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge
 - Bulletin - January '13
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I am getting a bit sick of the hypocrisy here. It's the people that are
employed, people in the position of power complaining to people who have
nothing to gain. It's like any other politician, government babu,
complaining about the aam aadmi being angry after an year of scams and
questionable conduct. Do the people complaining have anything ventured? Do
they stand to lose or gain anything? Yet, they should be the one to shut up
and let the establishment get on with whatever it is, it has been doing for
the years before.

Bishakha it's always enjoyable to have you appear on this list to protect
the same interests again. I would barely see your comments on these lists
if not for that. it was the office bearers last years when you argued to
hold them to a lower standard on Wikipedia, the wikipedia community
disagreed. My own feelings wouldn't be as strong here if I didn't know the
actual spending, or the level of some people's involvement in the failed
India initiatives or CIS and others having had other associations. But it's
not like you are an elected representative of this community who should
care about these things.

Either way, I don't think you know what a "level playing field" is in the
first place. It is the right to treat others as equals, and question as
equals. They have the same right to answer back or not. What you are asking
for here is actually the opposite - an uneven playing field. We should all
shut up, stop asking questions, welcome the newcomers with open arms, and
forget that there was any conflict. So, they can indeed be above criticism.

-Theo

PS Bishakha feel free to avoid reading my emails from now on, or disengage
all together.

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Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:44 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
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Hi Nishant

That is an excellent, lengthy, professional, PR-friendly response. I
congratulate and thank you on it. I appreciate the effort you took to
explain and I wish that you might have disclosed the conflicts and the
history before the hiring.

Allow me to offer this critique that some of the facts were a bit
needlessly obfuscated. Most of the assumptions were right, but you
clarified them now, which I think is still helpful. Jadine is indeed an
intern, who was the primary contact between the list and CIS, though she
might have been overseen, it was still true. The conflict was indeed
present. But I'll go ahead and direct questions to you directly that
appeared in my mind after a quick read-

1) I can't seem to understand the rationale behind hiring academicians here
at all. Your organization chose researchers and academicians but the job
requirement was and is, for a management person to oversee and direct a
team. I don't think either of the candidates present that kind of
expertise. Their field of reference is narrow to begin with, limited to the
discipline of their speciality, add to that how little exposure they have
to Wikipedia or similar online culture - this doesn't sound like remotely a
good fit. - this fact was actually the first point that made me think other
interests were put ahead of the Job requirements. This seems like a step or
two further back than ahead, and brings me back to assume that older
contacts/relationships might have been put ahead of qualifications, and it
seems very apparent when you see the mismatch.

2) The hiring process wasn't nearly as neutral as you are suggesting. From
what I know CIS didn't have 1 in 5 vote, it first picked who got selected
for the first round to even have a vote, and I am told that qualified
candidates were eliminated outright by Jadine in the first week before they
were put up for any vote.

3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.


Regards
Theo

PS my condolences on the passing of your colleague.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Nishant Shah <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> My name is Nishant Shah and I work at the Centre for Internet and Society.
> I am the Director-Research and have been one of the co-founders of CIS and
> currently on a research fellowship a the Centre for Digital Cultures,
> Germany. My involvement with the Wikipedia community (online and offline)
> has been more in terms of understanding it as a significant and systemic
> move in our knowledge production practices and as a way to learn new forms
> of self-organisation, collaboration and governance. This means that I
> haven’t been an active editor on Wikipedia but that I have tried to
> interact with Wikipedia both as a concept as well as a platform and worked
> with other communities of researchers in the area through the ‘Critical
> Point of View’ project which also resulted into an English language
> Wikipedia Reader. I have variously, in my academic as well as my public
> writing, I have looked at the principles of Wikipedia as signalling new
> practices of learning and pedagogy, and am in the process of editing a
> special issue for the MIT Press’ *Journal of Media and Learning* on ‘The
> Classroom in the time of Wikipedia’. Also, in my teaching, I have used
> Wikipedia as a pedagogic tool, encouraging students to edit both English
> and local language Wikipedias as a part of their assessment.
>
> I am joining this conversation to try and give some information that
> different members have sought, and which might help in throwing some light
> on how we welcome our collaboration with the Wikimedia foundation through
> the A2K programme, and also perhaps, to explain some of the rationale
> behind the current state of transition and building of the project. I just
> want to begin with 2 disclaimers:
>
> 1.      It has been our attempt at CIS to build a new kind of research
> organisation where we do not have only voice and one ‘party-line’ that
> everybody subscribes to. So my responses will neither be exhaustive nor
> singular, and my colleagues will join with more details and ideas,
> perspectives and explanations soon. We are right now, slightly emotionally
> fragile, because we have just lost a dear friend, colleague and champion of
> causes that we firmly believe in – Rahul Cherian – and a lot of the people
> are at his funeral, trying to cope with the loss this means to them
> personally and politically. However, more people will join the
> conversations in the coming week, and hopefully there will be more clarity
> on things.
>
> 2.      I am what might be called the official CSCS – CIS link because I
> have done my doctoral work at CSCS, and have had research collaborations
> with colleagues there on several small projects. Which means that Vishnu
> and I have been fellow-students and Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana has been a key
> advisor and collaborator for my own intellectual trajectories.
>
> Having made that small introduction, let me try and address some of the
> questions that I think I might be able to contribute to, and others will
> chip in soon.
>
> *Srikanth wrote: Would you or someone from CIS help me understand the rationale for selecting two individuals affiliated with CSCS which is also affiliated with CIS?*
>
> * Theo wrote: “I don't know you and I don't know Dr. Niranjana, try and understand "Wiki-movement in India" doesn't have any relation with you, in fact, it barely knows you. I barely know CIS, the organization that hired you. If there is an older link that might have conflict of interest in this hiring, I believe it should have been disclosed.” *and* “You are probably missing an year and a half of context. The problem with your predecessor and the previous direction has been criticized, not just by some people on the list, but several Wikipedians abroad, even in an official report, for not having enough experienced Wikimedians on hand. Add to that your hiring, and your advisor, it is odd how 2 people who barely know about Wikipedia will be leading a team that has been criticized for not having enough experience and exposure in the first place.“*
>
>
>
> Dear Srikanth and Theo, thank you for the questions and I appreciate that
> they help us make things as transparent as possible to build common grounds
> for working together. CIS has had a few reciprocal and mutual research
> collaborations with CSCS so far. Under the CIS-Researchers At Work
> Programme, we commissioned four people at CSCS, students and faculty, to
> help us work on disciplinary histories of the Internets in India. Ashish
> Rajadhyaksha, Zainab Bawa, Nitya Vasudevan (with Nitin Manayath), and Dr.
> Aparna Balachandran and Dr. Rochelle Pinto (with Abhijit Chaterjee), have
> joined us as CISRAW fellows, for contracts between 300,000 – 500,000 INR,
> depending upon the nature of deliverables and scope of work.
>
> Apart from this, CIS has entered into a contract on 2 significant projects
> with CSCS – The first is to do a monograph examining the history of privacy
> in India and its implications on identity in the face of new e-governance
> initiatives like the Aadhar Project. The research is spear-headed by
> Malavika Jayaram who is a fellow at the CIS, and brings in  500,000 INR
> for the research costs. The second is a collaboration with the ‘Higher
> Education Innovation and Research Applications’ cell that is led by Dr.
> Niranjana on a project supported by the Ford Foundation called ‘Pathways to
> Higher Education’. CIS was asked to be a technology partner in designing
> pilot workshops that seek to make interventions in undergraduate education
> in the country, to re-think ways in which questions of inequity – caste,
> language, class, access, etc. – can be centrally placed in our pedagogic
> practices and policies. This four year contract was for a sum of 520,000
> INR towards the execution of the workshops in 9 undergraduate colleges in
> Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. I am highlighting these affiliations to
> gesture towards three things: First, the financial relationships between
> CIS and CSCS have been extremely tiny, especially if you look at the
> duration of partnership and the other revenue streams (including the A2K
> partnership) at the Centre. Second, the relationships have been
> intellectually motivated because we found common grounds of research and
> intervention for which institutional MoUs were signed. Third, the
> relationships have been strategically entered into with full disclosure
> about the amounts involved and ties mentioned to the donors who support
> this project. I hope this gives some sense of past formal and institutional
> relationships between the two centres.
>
> The rationale for selecting two individuals who have different
> affiliations with CIS, on to the A2K team is something that the interview
> committee will be in the best position to describe. However, there are a
> few qualms about Conflict of Interest that I can address, from my own
> location within CIS and our attempts at building networks of working
> together. Especially because in the collaborative world of research and
> policy, where institutions need to work together in order to have
> sustainable interventions, it is something that is promoted highly by all
> stake-holders to build solidarity and over-lapping teams that help
> strengthen the causes we stand for.
>
> In most instances that I am familiar with, Conflict of Interest is
> resolved through process. In the interview process initiated by the CIS for
> appointment of the Director for the A2K programme, we mitigated any
> possible conflict of interest by ensuring that CIS  had 1 out of 5 votes
> on the interview panel. While Sunil and I both were a part of the interview
> at different times, we did not overlap in the process, and we had equal say
> in the final decision as all the other 4 panelists. We were acutely aware
> that the new director would need support of all the different stakeholders
> – The community, the chapter, the India Office, the WMF and the CIS – and
> tried to make sure that each body had a nominated representative in the
> interview process.
>
> During the interview process, we made sure that the interview panel was
> given sufficient information about the applicants’ background and past work
> so that any questions of conflict of interest could be flagged by the
> panel. This was doubly necessary because we were expecting applications
> from people who have been associated with Wikipedia since many years in
> different capacities, as well as people who might have had a more external
> association with the causes that Wikipedia champions. I sat on the
> interviews for the first round of short-listed applicants, and when I was
> informed that Vishnu will be on the second round of interviewees, I had
> categorically mentioned at that point (and I am sure my fellow-panelists
> will be able to corroborate) that I have known Vishnu since many years as a
> colleague and friend, and that I would want to be recused from interviewing
> him, in case it exerts undue influence on the process.
>
> I was not privy to the discussions that emerged at the end of the second
> round of interviews so I don’t know what steered the final decision, but I
> just want to emphasise that we have tried to enforce transparency in and
> about the process, and the fact that Vishnu was eventually appointed after
> a rigorous process by a panel consisting of 5 people representing different
> stake-holder bodies of the Wikipedia body, was a unanimous decision that
> was arrived at by people who did not personally know him and did not have
> any institutional connections with him, though CIS did have collaborations
> with an organisation which is one of the many that he has been affiliated
> with.
>
> Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana was also one of the applicants who was
> short-listed for the interviews for the same position and the panel met
> with her. Again, the only person who has institutional ties with her was
> Sunil, but I want to highlight that the research collaboration with CSCS
> has been through me, and not through Sunil per se. It is a small point to
> labour, about distinguishing between institutional and personal tie-ups but
> I hope that it helps reflection on the process. As Vishnu has already
> mentioned in his response, the interview panel felt that Dr. Niranjana was
> over-qualified for this position. However, it was recognised that her
> contributions to the project in the role of an advisor would help us
> greatly to achieve some of the grant deliverables that CIS has promised to
> the WMF.
>
> Dr. Niranjana’s own interventions in the field of Indian language
> translation, accessibility, educational resources and integration have been
> consolidated in her intellectual work but also in the institutional growth
> beginning with the establishment of the Higher Education Cell with the Tata
> Trust and now the formal HEIRA that she leads. In our conversations with
> the A2K team, we had also separately realised that one of the ways of
> ensuring that Wikipedia reaches younger and new editors is by placing it
> within the undergraduate-university learning environments. The Interview
> Panel also realised that the work that HEIRA is doing right now, in
> building a nation-wide network of academic institutions which are
> interested in the questions of local language resource development through
> digital technologies and OER platforms is in close sync with our ambitions
> for the A2K team. Hence, it was recommended and then actualised, that Dr.
> Niranjana is joining us as a Distinguished Fellow at the CIS, who will help
> grow our networks, enhance our strategies, and consolidate our presence in
> the academic-university spaces which will lead us to our ambition of
> positioning Wikipedia more strongly within the local language communities
> as well as within education systems.
>
> I hope this helps to clarify some of the doubts and to make the process
> more transparent.
>
>
>
> *Theo Wrote: Hisham left almost 7-8 months ago, the hiring has been
> delayed for a few months, then the entire game of charades with the new
> hire. I'm lead to deduce that CIS wasn't itself thrilled with the prospect
> of getting involved to this level, I believe they used an intern for the
> majority of correspondence to this list. All the while a team remained
> employed with no one to oversee them, no direction.*
>
> Theo, one of the things we are very proud of at CIS, and indeed, are
> learning from the new possibilities that structures like Wikipedia offer,
> is our commitment to not creating hierarchies, working within an
> environment of mutual trust, and believing in peoples’ commitment to their
> work without micro-managing them. I am giving a short-hand summary there
> (it almost sounds like an elevator pitch even as I write it) only so that I
> can respond to some of the concerns that you have flagged.
>
> There is no denying that CIS is thrilled to be collaborating with the WMF
> for setting up the A2K programme. Not only does it help us in getting
> closely associated with a community and a structure that we have been
> deeply involved in researching, but we also see it sitting very tightly
> with our other endeavours in the field of open access, intellectual
> property rights and accessibility. As a young independent research
> institute, we feel privileged to have this formal collaboration with the
> WMF and the Wikipedia community and even though I am not very hands-on
> involved in the everyday running of this team, I want to just reiterate
> that we are indeed thrilled with this collaboration. That is not to say
> that we appreciate the risks involved and the huge administrative
> responsibilities that come with such a valuable project (not just
> monetarily but also in terms of is real-life politics), but we hope that we
> will be able to provide it the support and housing it needs, and also learn
> from the process.
>
> Unlike some of my other colleagues who were more closely working with the
> India Office under Hisham’s leadership, I am not privy to the range of
> events that happened in the early part of the setting up. However, once CIS
> got involved with the project and the decision was made to house the A2K
> programme at CIS, I can confidently say that the A2K team members were
> guided and managed as much as any other members at the Centre. There were
> regular visits from other colleagues, one-on-one conversations with the
> team as well as with individual members helping them to transition into the
> new structure, and long reviews stretching into several days, of
> conceptualising, strategising and planning towards the deliverables of the
> WMF grant. We firmly believe, at CIS, that people who are in the field,
> and know the mechanics of actual functioning, should be trusted and
> encouraged to perform their tasks in a manner that they think best, and our
> role, institutionally, is to help them grow to their full potential. And
> this is the position we have taken with the A2K team, as we have, with all
> our other team members, and I do sincerely hope that the team did not feel
> ‘orphaned’ in that stage of transition.
>
> However, I do take the critique that the team might not have been at its
> most productive during the transition because it required a lot of
> restructuring and setting up of institutional processes which requires a
> learning curve. Also, we believe that adequate time spent on consolidating
> and planning our activities- even at the risk of being inactive for a short
> period – is generally more productive to efficient work for the future and
> that the delays in the new kick-start might have been because we were
> spending time in reviewing and planning for the future.
>
> The hiring process has been long, and indeed, the most rigorous that I
> have ever been a part of. The delays in it and the final appointment are
> things that others who were more involved with it might be able to explain
> better – I am guessing there were a lot of factors at play – and so I will
> leave it to them to chip in.
>
> You mentioned that most of the correspondence happened through Jadine
> Lennon who is an intern at CIS and I want to just explain that at CIS, we
> take our long-term interns very seriously. Jadine is at the CIS for 11
> months, through a long-standing relationship with the University of
> Torronto. This is not an off-the-cuff short-term internship to get those
> credits to graduate, but a serious commitment from both sides to integrate
> her in our work. At CIS, very frankly, our interns rock the world. They are
> there to learn, but they learn through supervision and personal attention
> and we take pride in the fact that most long-term interns have managed
> professional grants, delivered research and policy publications, and even
> after their official internships, have returned to be a part of our team in
> different capacities. In the non-hierarchical space that CIS is striving to
> be, the fact that communication happened through an intern is not any
> indication of our disinterest in the project.
>
> Also, it might be worthwhile mentioning that while Jadine was the official
> contact person on the list for this process, it was closely supervised by
> Sunil Abraham, who is the executive director at the CIS.  Emails were
> drafted collaboratively, checked to make sure that they are correct, and
> sent after deliberation by the people involved. If there were errors, those
> are not because an ‘intern’ was managing them, but because we are also
> quite human (and also like most non-profit organisations, generally have
> multiple commitments to various projects) and we did try our best, but
> sometimes these things happen.
>
> I just want to end by saying that we are very proud and thrilled to be a
> part of the collaboration. We see the A2K as deeply central to much of our
> research and policy work and we hope that we will be able to bring our
> institutional knowledge and network, as well as independent commitment to
> Wikipedia’s interventions in the world of Access to Knowledge. We also see
> this as an opportunity for us to learn and grow through these interactions
> and work. I, for one, am excited to see the A2K team coming together and do
> hope that despite the baggage of the past, we will get a fair chance to
> prove our mettle and to earn trust (because trust must be earned) from the
> different communities involved. In the meantime, we do ask for some faith
> (because faith can be asked for) and support from the community to help us
> achieve the goals that the WMF has set for us through this project.
>
> Warm regards
>
> Nishant
>
> P.S. I do apologise for the length of this email. But sometimes these
> things require the space, and partly, I guess it is a professional hazard
> where researchers find it difficult to say less when they can say more!
>
> --
> Nishant Shah
> Director (Research), Centre for Internet and Society,Bangalore, India (
> www.cis-india.org )
> International Tandem Partner, Inkubator - Leuphana University, Lueneburg,
> Germany
> # +49-0176-841-660-87
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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:47:27 +0530
From: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Wikimedians in and from West Bengal, India"
 <[hidden email]>, Sowmyan Tirumurti
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Ashwin,

We do not have a list of the buildings that we photographed in our maiden
Wikipedia Takes Kolkata. The photos are categorized under Category:Wikipedia
Takes Kolkata<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata>.
Please have a look.

The page itself doesn't contain much information. However, if needed here
it is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata.

Thanks and regards,
Kalyan Sarkar


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Kalyan,
>
> All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.
>
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
> had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
> involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
> http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU,
> but if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media
> Lab, who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let
> know.
>
> Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
> space for some of outreach programmes.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>
>> We are planning to cover the following -
>>
>> 1. Bow Barracks
>> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>> 3. Chinese temples
>> 4. Magen David synagogue
>> 5. Armenian Church
>> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>> 7. Beth El synagogue
>> 8. Portuguese Church
>> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>
>> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>> after taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>
>> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
>> join the fun.
>>
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Kalyan Sarkar
>> 9836063920
>>
>>
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Message: 13
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

if video streaming is too difficult/costly, a low resolution video on
Youtube would do, or an audio podcast. It would help if slideshow ppts are
made available too!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Ashwin and friends,
>
> Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post
> the key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet
> the event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.
>
> We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.
>
> Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> the Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest
>>> users of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with
>>> them over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and
>>> 16), Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February
>>> 25).
>>>
>>
>> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>> and away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> Ashwin Baindur
>> ------------------------------------------------------
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Message: 14
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:49:18 +0530
From: Abhishek Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
 from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
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Wow! This is nice..

Working in team for single spot will add new dimension. For Wikipedia Takes
Pune, we had group of 4 people for one location - After introductory
session, we provided them Google Map and Wikipedia Article copy of same -
So along with photograph they also learn about aspects of that place.
Example - Group going to ShaniwarWada Was briefed in advance about
importance and unknown facts about that place - so photographer is clear
about 'what' to capture. We requested to form group with stranges, so it
was 'fun' part - everyone got to spend whole day with strangers who shared
same photography passion...
Result of this exercise - Within 5 hours, 5,000+ photos were uploaded on
Commons.At end of day we had 6,500+ photos.

This is great team building exercise, we received many amazing volunteers
for club events. And majority work of Summit was executed by people who
were participant at Takes Pune event, later on they became key persons in
Club management.

All the best for Wikipedia Takes Kolkata!


Keep Organizing, Keep Inspiring! :-)


Best Regards,

Abhishek Suryawanshi,
On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune




On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
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Message: 15
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:58:37 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on.

Hmm... this is an interesting perspective. Would you like to elaborate ?



--
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<https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>



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Message: 16
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:22:15 +0530
From: Subhashish Panigrahi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email], Wikimedia India Community
 list <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
 in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hi All,

Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm

Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg


More pictures and media files:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune

Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
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Message: 17
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:26:45 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
 Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>
>
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>
> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
> 1.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
> 2.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
> 3.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>
>
> More pictures and media files:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>
> Best!
> Subhashish Panigrahi
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>
>


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Message: 18
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:28:18 +0530
From: Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
 Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
Message-ID:
 <CAHRpNu12p6oYhs=HpuXsp74+gEop4FMyD_yQ-AA-=_[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Thank you, Subha!

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]>wrote:

> This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!
>
> Ashwin
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>
>>
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>>
>> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>> 1.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
>> 2.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>> 3.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>
>>
>> More pictures and media files:
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>>
>> Best!
>> Subhashish Panigrahi
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
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Message: 19
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:57:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
 in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Thanks! i was unaware abt the speeches recorded.
thanks again!



-----
Regards & Thanks,

Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 20
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:08:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Yep I agree with Abhishek!
the concept is very good, the participants should be guided about few things
"Where" to click
exactly "What" & "How" to click
also the "Fun" part in it!

Organized effort leads to a precise outcome. Also about the working with
strangers & team building effort we here in Wikipedia Club Pune have a great
team now.
and that's the story of me getting attached to the Wikipedia Club Pune.

Waiting to hear your success story!
All the Best!!





-----
Regards & Thanks,

Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 21
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:22:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India needs your support:
 Our First Fundraiser
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi,
Well this initiative is a good one, off-course we here in India do the
fundraising, would help the whole movement for sure!
But the India Chapter is INELIGIBLE! hits me bad, "INELIGIBLE"? what does
that mean?!
I would be glad to know about the same.




-----
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Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 22
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:30:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi Shrikant,
Have u been through the articles yet?
any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??




-----
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Message: 23
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:58:55 +0000
From: "Dhaval S. Vyas" <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
Message-ID:
 <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hi All,

I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
contributions last year by WMIN.

They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
pages as well to provide hands-on experience.

Regards,
Dhaval
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Message: 24
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:18:43 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Great work Suryawanshi, Suryawanshi & Wikipedia Pune Club members!

Ashwin

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Niraj Suryawanshi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Shrikant,
> Have u been through the articles yet?
> any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??
>
>
>
>
> -----
> Regards & Thanks,
>
> Niraj Suryawanshi
> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
> --
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Message: 25
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:19:15 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
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Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh
Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed
the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel
this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I
think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian
friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also
extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider
developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going
deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and
learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in
the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in
making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do
discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work
being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not
much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends.
While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful
to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination
of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this
would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
> Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
> of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
> participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
> children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
> These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
> Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
> contributions last year by WMIN.
>
> They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
> without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
> what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
> Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
> they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
> pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
>
> Regards,
> Dhaval
>
>
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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:02:29 +0530
From: Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Theo10011 <[hidden email]> wrote:

> 3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
> know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
> there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
> board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
> fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.
>
> Since there are probably many people on this list who are not familiar
with the process of recruiting 'appointed' trustees to the WMF board, it's
best I provide some information here. By way of background, please see this
page to understand the composition of board members and how they are
selected: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees

In my case, the process began with Achal giving my name to the Nominations
Committee, after which I went through the following steps (as did other
candidates, although I don't know who they were or are):

-A phone interview with a headhunter or recruitment firm

-In-person interviews at the WMF office in San Francisco with three board
members (Michael Snow, then board chair; Kat Walsh; Stu West) and the
executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner

-Skype interview with board member Jimmy Wales

I was then invited to be on the WMF board in March 2010. I remember this
process well, since even though I serve on other non-profit boards, I had
never gone through such an extensive and rigorous selection process before
this.

The board positions are unpaid; all of us serve in a volunteer capacity.

Best and hope this throws some light on the WMF trustee selection process.
Just so people know, there is currently a vacancy on the board and another
search process is underway.

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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:50:19 +0530
From: Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter
 IRC meetup
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Dear all,

here's a reminder about today's IRC meet from 9:00 pm to 10: 00 pm.

*
*
*Date and Time*

February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm


*How to connect ?*
IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
#wikimedia-in <irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-in>
connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>


*Agenda*

   - Program Plan for FY 2013-14




Everyone is invited. Thanks!

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Anirudh Bhati <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Posting content from the link the Karthik provided:
>
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>
> *Date and Time*
> February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
>
> *How to connect ?*
> IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
> #wikimedia-in connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>
>
> *Agenda*
>
>    - Program Plan for FY 2013-14
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Savithri Singh <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> where?
>>
>> Savithri
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear friends,
>>>
>>> we, from the Wikimedia India Chapter invite you to take part in the IRC
>>> meet. The IRC meet is scheduled on 11 February 2013 (Monday) from 9:00 pm
>>> to 10:00 pm.
>>>
>>>
>>>    - http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>>>
>>>
>>> The new EC incharge, so far had no communication with the community, and
>>> hence this will be the first meet. Program plan for the year 2013-14 will
>>> be the primary agenda, and so, your plans and suggestions are welcome. Hope
>>> to see you all.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks and regards,
>>> Karthik Nadar,
>>> Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.
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>> (University of Delhi)
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>> New Delhi 110019
>>
>> Ph: 011 26294542, 011 29293224  Res: 25848151, 25843496
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On 18 February 2013 23:37, Vickram Crishna <[hidden email]> wrote:

Well, here's somebody who really can't bother to even read the first lines of his mails, yet thinks even that lack of effort must be so taxing that he lazily asks someone else to do his job for him.

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Deepon Saha)
   2. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Ashwin Baindur)
   3. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Ashwin Baindur)
   4. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (sankarshan)
   5. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (sankarshan)
   6. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
   7. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (sankarshan)
   8. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Vishnu t)
   9. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (Vishnu t)
  10. Re: Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin -
      January '13 (Theo10011)
  11. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Theo10011)
  12. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Kalyan Sarkar)
  13. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  14. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  15. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (sankarshan)
  16. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  17. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Ashwin Baindur)
  18. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
      in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Rahmanuddin Shaik)
  19. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
      Pune 2013 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  20. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  21. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  22. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  23. Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  24. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Ashwin Baindur)
  25. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)
  26. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Bishakha Datta)
  27. Re: [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter IRC meetup
      (Karthik Nadar)
  28. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
      (Arun Ramarathnam)
  29. Indian Languages question (Tejaswini Niranjana)
  30. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  31. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  32. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  33. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Subhashish Panigrahi)
  34. Re: Indian Languages question (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  35. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Niraj Suryawanshi)
  36. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (Rohini Lakshané)
  37. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
      (Asaf Bartov)
  38. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
  39. Re: Indian Languages question (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  40. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
  41. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Harsh Kothari)
  42. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
      (Abhijeet Safai)
  43. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:08:44 +0530
From: Deepon Saha <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
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Hello Priyanka,

Good to see you working on these topics (comparatively less explored in
local languages).

All the best!

Deepon
On Feb 10, 2013 5:02 PM, "priyanka nag" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am Priyanka Nag. I am a student of Symbiosis Institute of Computer
> Studies and Research, doing my Masters in Computer Applications. I am an
> OPW intern and working under Wikimedia foundation, under the mentorship of
> Amir E. Aharoni. I was asked to keep the Indian community aware of the work
> I am presently doing and also about my progress. I am sharing my user page
> here. Details of my work can be found in the user page here<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Priyanka_Nag<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:87,&#39;weight&#39;:16},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Priyanka Nag
> SICSR | Msc.CA (2012-2014)
> Contact Number:+91-7385080729
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:17:17 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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My contact number for all concerned is 9830617962 but would prefer to be
called after 1500 hours when I usually leave my office, sms earlier if you
need to.

Ashwin (now in Kolkata)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
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> I don't have Ashwin's contact no. so I've included him in cc.
>
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:22:01 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
 Wikimedia)
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Great going Priyanka, nice to see an SICSR student hands on in the Tech
side!

My best wishes & warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:02:44 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM, priyanka nag <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I am sharing my user page here. Details of my work can be found in the user
> page here.

This is nice stuff.

I'd request that you update your blog with the work you are doing. it
is relatively easier to pass specific blog entries as
tweets/posts/RFCs



--
sankarshan mukhopadhyay
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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:04:38 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki
 SuktayaH)
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Abhiram C <[hidden email]> wrote:

[a somewhat bad snip from the forwarded email]

> We had started our efforts towards this in August 2012, persuading Wikipedia
> Language Committee. Over 7000 system messages were translated to samskrit,
> some 800 articles of useful content related to this project were created and
> uploaded, which were some of the requirements to approve new projects.

Would it be possible for someone to explain the term "system messages" ?


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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:17:59 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikipedia Mumbai Community <[hidden email]>,
 Wikipedia Mailing List <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
 to India
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:

> hi,
>
> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>

Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:20:14 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!

If the network at SICSR permits, one could try options like ustream/G+
Hangout etc


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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:17:12 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
 from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Dear Kalyan,

All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.

'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
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if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media Lab,
who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let know.

Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
space for some of outreach programmes.

Best,
Vishnu




On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:28:29 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
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Dear Ashwin and friends,

Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post the
key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet the
event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.

We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.

Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.

Best,
Vishnu


On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with the
>> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest users
>> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with them
>> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and 16),
>> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February 25).
>>
>
> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far and
> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:31 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge
 - Bulletin - January '13
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I am getting a bit sick of the hypocrisy here. It's the people that are
employed, people in the position of power complaining to people who have
nothing to gain. It's like any other politician, government babu,
complaining about the aam aadmi being angry after an year of scams and
questionable conduct. Do the people complaining have anything ventured? Do
they stand to lose or gain anything? Yet, they should be the one to shut up
and let the establishment get on with whatever it is, it has been doing for
the years before.

Bishakha it's always enjoyable to have you appear on this list to protect
the same interests again. I would barely see your comments on these lists
if not for that. it was the office bearers last years when you argued to
hold them to a lower standard on Wikipedia, the wikipedia community
disagreed. My own feelings wouldn't be as strong here if I didn't know the
actual spending, or the level of some people's involvement in the failed
India initiatives or CIS and others having had other associations. But it's
not like you are an elected representative of this community who should
care about these things.

Either way, I don't think you know what a "level playing field" is in the
first place. It is the right to treat others as equals, and question as
equals. They have the same right to answer back or not. What you are asking
for here is actually the opposite - an uneven playing field. We should all
shut up, stop asking questions, welcome the newcomers with open arms, and
forget that there was any conflict. So, they can indeed be above criticism.

-Theo

PS Bishakha feel free to avoid reading my emails from now on, or disengage
all together.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>wrote:

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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:44 -0200
From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
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Hi Nishant

That is an excellent, lengthy, professional, PR-friendly response. I
congratulate and thank you on it. I appreciate the effort you took to
explain and I wish that you might have disclosed the conflicts and the
history before the hiring.

Allow me to offer this critique that some of the facts were a bit
needlessly obfuscated. Most of the assumptions were right, but you
clarified them now, which I think is still helpful. Jadine is indeed an
intern, who was the primary contact between the list and CIS, though she
might have been overseen, it was still true. The conflict was indeed
present. But I'll go ahead and direct questions to you directly that
appeared in my mind after a quick read-

1) I can't seem to understand the rationale behind hiring academicians here
at all. Your organization chose researchers and academicians but the job
requirement was and is, for a management person to oversee and direct a
team. I don't think either of the candidates present that kind of
expertise. Their field of reference is narrow to begin with, limited to the
discipline of their speciality, add to that how little exposure they have
to Wikipedia or similar online culture - this doesn't sound like remotely a
good fit. - this fact was actually the first point that made me think other
interests were put ahead of the Job requirements. This seems like a step or
two further back than ahead, and brings me back to assume that older
contacts/relationships might have been put ahead of qualifications, and it
seems very apparent when you see the mismatch.

2) The hiring process wasn't nearly as neutral as you are suggesting. From
what I know CIS didn't have 1 in 5 vote, it first picked who got selected
for the first round to even have a vote, and I am told that qualified
candidates were eliminated outright by Jadine in the first week before they
were put up for any vote.

3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.


Regards
Theo

PS my condolences on the passing of your colleague.

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Nishant Shah <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> My name is Nishant Shah and I work at the Centre for Internet and Society.
> I am the Director-Research and have been one of the co-founders of CIS and
> currently on a research fellowship a the Centre for Digital Cultures,
> Germany. My involvement with the Wikipedia community (online and offline)
> has been more in terms of understanding it as a significant and systemic
> move in our knowledge production practices and as a way to learn new forms
> of self-organisation, collaboration and governance. This means that I
> haven’t been an active editor on Wikipedia but that I have tried to
> interact with Wikipedia both as a concept as well as a platform and worked
> with other communities of researchers in the area through the ‘Critical
> Point of View’ project which also resulted into an English language
> Wikipedia Reader. I have variously, in my academic as well as my public
> writing, I have looked at the principles of Wikipedia as signalling new
> practices of learning and pedagogy, and am in the process of editing a
> special issue for the MIT Press’ *Journal of Media and Learning* on ‘The
> Classroom in the time of Wikipedia’. Also, in my teaching, I have used
> Wikipedia as a pedagogic tool, encouraging students to edit both English
> and local language Wikipedias as a part of their assessment.
>
> I am joining this conversation to try and give some information that
> different members have sought, and which might help in throwing some light
> on how we welcome our collaboration with the Wikimedia foundation through
> the A2K programme, and also perhaps, to explain some of the rationale
> behind the current state of transition and building of the project. I just
> want to begin with 2 disclaimers:
>
> 1.      It has been our attempt at CIS to build a new kind of research
> organisation where we do not have only voice and one ‘party-line’ that
> everybody subscribes to. So my responses will neither be exhaustive nor
> singular, and my colleagues will join with more details and ideas,
> perspectives and explanations soon. We are right now, slightly emotionally
> fragile, because we have just lost a dear friend, colleague and champion of
> causes that we firmly believe in – Rahul Cherian – and a lot of the people
> are at his funeral, trying to cope with the loss this means to them
> personally and politically. However, more people will join the
> conversations in the coming week, and hopefully there will be more clarity
> on things.
>
> 2.      I am what might be called the official CSCS – CIS link because I
> have done my doctoral work at CSCS, and have had research collaborations
> with colleagues there on several small projects. Which means that Vishnu
> and I have been fellow-students and Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana has been a key
> advisor and collaborator for my own intellectual trajectories.
>
> Having made that small introduction, let me try and address some of the
> questions that I think I might be able to contribute to, and others will
> chip in soon.
>
> *Srikanth wrote: Would you or someone from CIS help me understand the rationale for selecting two individuals affiliated with CSCS which is also affiliated with CIS?*
>
> * Theo wrote: “I don't know you and I don't know Dr. Niranjana, try and understand "Wiki-movement in India" doesn't have any relation with you, in fact, it barely knows you. I barely know CIS, the organization that hired you. If there is an older link that might have conflict of interest in this hiring, I believe it should have been disclosed.” *and* “You are probably missing an year and a half of context. The problem with your predecessor and the previous direction has been criticized, not just by some people on the list, but several Wikipedians abroad, even in an official report, for not having enough experienced Wikimedians on hand. Add to that your hiring, and your advisor, it is odd how 2 people who barely know about Wikipedia will be leading a team that has been criticized for not having enough experience and exposure in the first place.“*
>
>
>
> Dear Srikanth and Theo, thank you for the questions and I appreciate that
> they help us make things as transparent as possible to build common grounds
> for working together. CIS has had a few reciprocal and mutual research
> collaborations with CSCS so far. Under the CIS-Researchers At Work
> Programme, we commissioned four people at CSCS, students and faculty, to
> help us work on disciplinary histories of the Internets in India. Ashish
> Rajadhyaksha, Zainab Bawa, Nitya Vasudevan (with Nitin Manayath), and Dr.
> Aparna Balachandran and Dr. Rochelle Pinto (with Abhijit Chaterjee), have
> joined us as CISRAW fellows, for contracts between 300,000 – 500,000 INR,
> depending upon the nature of deliverables and scope of work.
>
> Apart from this, CIS has entered into a contract on 2 significant projects
> with CSCS – The first is to do a monograph examining the history of privacy
> in India and its implications on identity in the face of new e-governance
> initiatives like the Aadhar Project. The research is spear-headed by
> Malavika Jayaram who is a fellow at the CIS, and brings in  500,000 INR
> for the research costs. The second is a collaboration with the ‘Higher
> Education Innovation and Research Applications’ cell that is led by Dr.
> Niranjana on a project supported by the Ford Foundation called ‘Pathways to
> Higher Education’. CIS was asked to be a technology partner in designing
> pilot workshops that seek to make interventions in undergraduate education
> in the country, to re-think ways in which questions of inequity – caste,
> language, class, access, etc. – can be centrally placed in our pedagogic
> practices and policies. This four year contract was for a sum of 520,000
> INR towards the execution of the workshops in 9 undergraduate colleges in
> Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. I am highlighting these affiliations to
> gesture towards three things: First, the financial relationships between
> CIS and CSCS have been extremely tiny, especially if you look at the
> duration of partnership and the other revenue streams (including the A2K
> partnership) at the Centre. Second, the relationships have been
> intellectually motivated because we found common grounds of research and
> intervention for which institutional MoUs were signed. Third, the
> relationships have been strategically entered into with full disclosure
> about the amounts involved and ties mentioned to the donors who support
> this project. I hope this gives some sense of past formal and institutional
> relationships between the two centres.
>
> The rationale for selecting two individuals who have different
> affiliations with CIS, on to the A2K team is something that the interview
> committee will be in the best position to describe. However, there are a
> few qualms about Conflict of Interest that I can address, from my own
> location within CIS and our attempts at building networks of working
> together. Especially because in the collaborative world of research and
> policy, where institutions need to work together in order to have
> sustainable interventions, it is something that is promoted highly by all
> stake-holders to build solidarity and over-lapping teams that help
> strengthen the causes we stand for.
>
> In most instances that I am familiar with, Conflict of Interest is
> resolved through process. In the interview process initiated by the CIS for
> appointment of the Director for the A2K programme, we mitigated any
> possible conflict of interest by ensuring that CIS  had 1 out of 5 votes
> on the interview panel. While Sunil and I both were a part of the interview
> at different times, we did not overlap in the process, and we had equal say
> in the final decision as all the other 4 panelists. We were acutely aware
> that the new director would need support of all the different stakeholders
> – The community, the chapter, the India Office, the WMF and the CIS – and
> tried to make sure that each body had a nominated representative in the
> interview process.
>
> During the interview process, we made sure that the interview panel was
> given sufficient information about the applicants’ background and past work
> so that any questions of conflict of interest could be flagged by the
> panel. This was doubly necessary because we were expecting applications
> from people who have been associated with Wikipedia since many years in
> different capacities, as well as people who might have had a more external
> association with the causes that Wikipedia champions. I sat on the
> interviews for the first round of short-listed applicants, and when I was
> informed that Vishnu will be on the second round of interviewees, I had
> categorically mentioned at that point (and I am sure my fellow-panelists
> will be able to corroborate) that I have known Vishnu since many years as a
> colleague and friend, and that I would want to be recused from interviewing
> him, in case it exerts undue influence on the process.
>
> I was not privy to the discussions that emerged at the end of the second
> round of interviews so I don’t know what steered the final decision, but I
> just want to emphasise that we have tried to enforce transparency in and
> about the process, and the fact that Vishnu was eventually appointed after
> a rigorous process by a panel consisting of 5 people representing different
> stake-holder bodies of the Wikipedia body, was a unanimous decision that
> was arrived at by people who did not personally know him and did not have
> any institutional connections with him, though CIS did have collaborations
> with an organisation which is one of the many that he has been affiliated
> with.
>
> Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana was also one of the applicants who was
> short-listed for the interviews for the same position and the panel met
> with her. Again, the only person who has institutional ties with her was
> Sunil, but I want to highlight that the research collaboration with CSCS
> has been through me, and not through Sunil per se. It is a small point to
> labour, about distinguishing between institutional and personal tie-ups but
> I hope that it helps reflection on the process. As Vishnu has already
> mentioned in his response, the interview panel felt that Dr. Niranjana was
> over-qualified for this position. However, it was recognised that her
> contributions to the project in the role of an advisor would help us
> greatly to achieve some of the grant deliverables that CIS has promised to
> the WMF.
>
> Dr. Niranjana’s own interventions in the field of Indian language
> translation, accessibility, educational resources and integration have been
> consolidated in her intellectual work but also in the institutional growth
> beginning with the establishment of the Higher Education Cell with the Tata
> Trust and now the formal HEIRA that she leads. In our conversations with
> the A2K team, we had also separately realised that one of the ways of
> ensuring that Wikipedia reaches younger and new editors is by placing it
> within the undergraduate-university learning environments. The Interview
> Panel also realised that the work that HEIRA is doing right now, in
> building a nation-wide network of academic institutions which are
> interested in the questions of local language resource development through
> digital technologies and OER platforms is in close sync with our ambitions
> for the A2K team. Hence, it was recommended and then actualised, that Dr.
> Niranjana is joining us as a Distinguished Fellow at the CIS, who will help
> grow our networks, enhance our strategies, and consolidate our presence in
> the academic-university spaces which will lead us to our ambition of
> positioning Wikipedia more strongly within the local language communities
> as well as within education systems.
>
> I hope this helps to clarify some of the doubts and to make the process
> more transparent.
>
>
>
> *Theo Wrote: Hisham left almost 7-8 months ago, the hiring has been
> delayed for a few months, then the entire game of charades with the new
> hire. I'm lead to deduce that CIS wasn't itself thrilled with the prospect
> of getting involved to this level, I believe they used an intern for the
> majority of correspondence to this list. All the while a team remained
> employed with no one to oversee them, no direction.*
>
> Theo, one of the things we are very proud of at CIS, and indeed, are
> learning from the new possibilities that structures like Wikipedia offer,
> is our commitment to not creating hierarchies, working within an
> environment of mutual trust, and believing in peoples’ commitment to their
> work without micro-managing them. I am giving a short-hand summary there
> (it almost sounds like an elevator pitch even as I write it) only so that I
> can respond to some of the concerns that you have flagged.
>
> There is no denying that CIS is thrilled to be collaborating with the WMF
> for setting up the A2K programme. Not only does it help us in getting
> closely associated with a community and a structure that we have been
> deeply involved in researching, but we also see it sitting very tightly
> with our other endeavours in the field of open access, intellectual
> property rights and accessibility. As a young independent research
> institute, we feel privileged to have this formal collaboration with the
> WMF and the Wikipedia community and even though I am not very hands-on
> involved in the everyday running of this team, I want to just reiterate
> that we are indeed thrilled with this collaboration. That is not to say
> that we appreciate the risks involved and the huge administrative
> responsibilities that come with such a valuable project (not just
> monetarily but also in terms of is real-life politics), but we hope that we
> will be able to provide it the support and housing it needs, and also learn
> from the process.
>
> Unlike some of my other colleagues who were more closely working with the
> India Office under Hisham’s leadership, I am not privy to the range of
> events that happened in the early part of the setting up. However, once CIS
> got involved with the project and the decision was made to house the A2K
> programme at CIS, I can confidently say that the A2K team members were
> guided and managed as much as any other members at the Centre. There were
> regular visits from other colleagues, one-on-one conversations with the
> team as well as with individual members helping them to transition into the
> new structure, and long reviews stretching into several days, of
> conceptualising, strategising and planning towards the deliverables of the
> WMF grant. We firmly believe, at CIS, that people who are in the field,
> and know the mechanics of actual functioning, should be trusted and
> encouraged to perform their tasks in a manner that they think best, and our
> role, institutionally, is to help them grow to their full potential. And
> this is the position we have taken with the A2K team, as we have, with all
> our other team members, and I do sincerely hope that the team did not feel
> ‘orphaned’ in that stage of transition.
>
> However, I do take the critique that the team might not have been at its
> most productive during the transition because it required a lot of
> restructuring and setting up of institutional processes which requires a
> learning curve. Also, we believe that adequate time spent on consolidating
> and planning our activities- even at the risk of being inactive for a short
> period – is generally more productive to efficient work for the future and
> that the delays in the new kick-start might have been because we were
> spending time in reviewing and planning for the future.
>
> The hiring process has been long, and indeed, the most rigorous that I
> have ever been a part of. The delays in it and the final appointment are
> things that others who were more involved with it might be able to explain
> better – I am guessing there were a lot of factors at play – and so I will
> leave it to them to chip in.
>
> You mentioned that most of the correspondence happened through Jadine
> Lennon who is an intern at CIS and I want to just explain that at CIS, we
> take our long-term interns very seriously. Jadine is at the CIS for 11
> months, through a long-standing relationship with the University of
> Torronto. This is not an off-the-cuff short-term internship to get those
> credits to graduate, but a serious commitment from both sides to integrate
> her in our work. At CIS, very frankly, our interns rock the world. They are
> there to learn, but they learn through supervision and personal attention
> and we take pride in the fact that most long-term interns have managed
> professional grants, delivered research and policy publications, and even
> after their official internships, have returned to be a part of our team in
> different capacities. In the non-hierarchical space that CIS is striving to
> be, the fact that communication happened through an intern is not any
> indication of our disinterest in the project.
>
> Also, it might be worthwhile mentioning that while Jadine was the official
> contact person on the list for this process, it was closely supervised by
> Sunil Abraham, who is the executive director at the CIS.  Emails were
> drafted collaboratively, checked to make sure that they are correct, and
> sent after deliberation by the people involved. If there were errors, those
> are not because an ‘intern’ was managing them, but because we are also
> quite human (and also like most non-profit organisations, generally have
> multiple commitments to various projects) and we did try our best, but
> sometimes these things happen.
>
> I just want to end by saying that we are very proud and thrilled to be a
> part of the collaboration. We see the A2K as deeply central to much of our
> research and policy work and we hope that we will be able to bring our
> institutional knowledge and network, as well as independent commitment to
> Wikipedia’s interventions in the world of Access to Knowledge. We also see
> this as an opportunity for us to learn and grow through these interactions
> and work. I, for one, am excited to see the A2K team coming together and do
> hope that despite the baggage of the past, we will get a fair chance to
> prove our mettle and to earn trust (because trust must be earned) from the
> different communities involved. In the meantime, we do ask for some faith
> (because faith can be asked for) and support from the community to help us
> achieve the goals that the WMF has set for us through this project.
>
> Warm regards
>
> Nishant
>
> P.S. I do apologise for the length of this email. But sometimes these
> things require the space, and partly, I guess it is a professional hazard
> where researchers find it difficult to say less when they can say more!
>
> --
> Nishant Shah
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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:47:27 +0530
From: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Ashwin,

We do not have a list of the buildings that we photographed in our maiden
Wikipedia Takes Kolkata. The photos are categorized under Category:Wikipedia
Takes Kolkata<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>.
Please have a look.

The page itself doesn't contain much information. However, if needed here
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Thanks and regards,
Kalyan Sarkar


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Kalyan,
>
> All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.
>
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur University
> had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
> involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work here
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> but if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media
> Lab, who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let
> know.
>
> Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
> space for some of outreach programmes.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>
>> We are planning to cover the following -
>>
>> 1. Bow Barracks
>> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>> 3. Chinese temples
>> 4. Magen David synagogue
>> 5. Armenian Church
>> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>> 7. Beth El synagogue
>> 8. Portuguese Church
>> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>
>> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>> after taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>
>> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
>> join the fun.
>>
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Kalyan Sarkar
>> 9836063920
>>
>>
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Message: 13
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
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if video streaming is too difficult/costly, a low resolution video on
Youtube would do, or an audio podcast. It would help if slideshow ppts are
made available too!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Ashwin and friends,
>
> Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post
> the key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet
> the event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.
>
> We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.
>
> Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.
>
> Best,
> Vishnu
>
>
> On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> the Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest
>>> users of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with
>>> them over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and
>>> 16), Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February
>>> 25).
>>>
>>
>> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>> and away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> Ashwin Baindur
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Message: 14
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:49:18 +0530
From: Abhishek Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Wow! This is nice..

Working in team for single spot will add new dimension. For Wikipedia Takes
Pune, we had group of 4 people for one location - After introductory
session, we provided them Google Map and Wikipedia Article copy of same -
So along with photograph they also learn about aspects of that place.
Example - Group going to ShaniwarWada Was briefed in advance about
importance and unknown facts about that place - so photographer is clear
about 'what' to capture. We requested to form group with stranges, so it
was 'fun' part - everyone got to spend whole day with strangers who shared
same photography passion...
Result of this exercise - Within 5 hours, 5,000+ photos were uploaded on
Commons.At end of day we had 6,500+ photos.

This is great team building exercise, we received many amazing volunteers
for club events. And majority work of Summit was executed by people who
were participant at Takes Pune event, later on they became key persons in
Club management.

All the best for Wikipedia Takes Kolkata!


Keep Organizing, Keep Inspiring! :-)


Best Regards,

Abhishek Suryawanshi,
On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune




On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>wrote:

> All,
>
> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>
> We are planning to cover the following -
>
> 1. Bow Barracks
> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
> 3. Chinese temples
> 4. Magen David synagogue
> 5. Armenian Church
> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
> 7. Beth El synagogue
> 8. Portuguese Church
> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>
> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar after
> taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>
> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
> join the fun.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Kalyan Sarkar
> 9836063920
>
>
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Message: 15
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:58:37 +0530
From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly being
> painted on.

Hmm... this is an interesting perspective. Would you like to elaborate ?



--
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Message: 16
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:22:15 +0530
From: Subhashish Panigrahi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email], Wikimedia India Community
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
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Hi All,

Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">

Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">


More pictures and media files:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">

Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
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Message: 17
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:26:45 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
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This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!

Ashwin

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>
>
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>
> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
> 1.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px"><http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>
> 2.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
> 3.
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>
>
> More pictures and media files:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>
> Best!
> Subhashish Panigrahi
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:0},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015219&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
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Message: 18
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:28:18 +0530
From: Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
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Thank you, Subha!

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Ashwin Baindur
<[hidden email]>wrote:

> This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!
>
> Ashwin
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>
>>
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>>
>> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>> 1.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px"><http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>
>> 2.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>> 3.
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>>
>>
>> More pictures and media files:
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:-1},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;shopping&#39;:null,&#39;social&#39;:null,&#39;news&#39;:null,&#39;it&#39;:null,&#39;corporate&#39;:null,&#39;pornography&#39;:null,&#39;violence&#39;:null,&#39;gambling&#39;:null,&#39;drugs&#39;:null,&#39;illegal&#39;:null},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:null}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>>
>> Best!
>> Subhashish Panigrahi
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:-1,&#39;weight&#39;:0},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015219&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc0" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>>
>>
>
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>
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Message: 19
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:57:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
 in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
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Thanks! i was unaware abt the speeches recorded.
thanks again!



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Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
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Message: 20
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:08:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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Yep I agree with Abhishek!
the concept is very good, the participants should be guided about few things
"Where" to click
exactly "What" & "How" to click
also the "Fun" part in it!

Organized effort leads to a precise outcome. Also about the working with
strangers & team building effort we here in Wikipedia Club Pune have a great
team now.
and that's the story of me getting attached to the Wikipedia Club Pune.

Waiting to hear your success story!
All the Best!!





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Regards & Thanks,

Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 21
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:22:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India needs your support:
 Our First Fundraiser
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi,
Well this initiative is a good one, off-course we here in India do the
fundraising, would help the whole movement for sure!
But the India Chapter is INELIGIBLE! hits me bad, "INELIGIBLE"? what does
that mean?!
I would be glad to know about the same.




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Regards & Thanks,

Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 22
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:30:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi Shrikant,
Have u been through the articles yet?
any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??




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Niraj Suryawanshi
on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
+91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
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Message: 23
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:58:55 +0000
From: "Dhaval S. Vyas" <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hi All,

I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
contributions last year by WMIN.

They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
pages as well to provide hands-on experience.

Regards,
Dhaval
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Message: 24
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:18:43 +0530
From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
 Workshop : Report
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Great work Suryawanshi, Suryawanshi & Wikipedia Pune Club members!

Ashwin

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Niraj Suryawanshi <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Shrikant,
> Have u been through the articles yet?
> any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??
>
>
>
>
> -----
> Regards & Thanks,
>
> Niraj Suryawanshi
> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
> --
> View this message in context:
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Message: 25
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:19:15 +0530
From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
 Bharuch
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Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh
Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed
the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel
this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I
think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian
friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also
extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider
developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going
deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and
learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in
the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in
making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do
discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work
being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not
much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends.
While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful
to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination
of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this
would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
> Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
> of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
> participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school
> children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
> These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
> Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
> contributions last year by WMIN.
>
> They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
> without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
> what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
> Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also,
> they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few
> pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
>
> Regards,
> Dhaval
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
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Message: 26
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:02:29 +0530
From: Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedia India Community list
 <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
 Bulletin - January '13
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Theo10011 <[hidden email]> wrote:

> 3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
> know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory of
> there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
> board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
> fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.
>
> Since there are probably many people on this list who are not familiar
with the process of recruiting 'appointed' trustees to the WMF board, it's
best I provide some information here. By way of background, please see this
page to understand the composition of board members and how they are
selected: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:91,&#39;weight&#39;:25},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">

In my case, the process began with Achal giving my name to the Nominations
Committee, after which I went through the following steps (as did other
candidates, although I don't know who they were or are):

-A phone interview with a headhunter or recruitment firm

-In-person interviews at the WMF office in San Francisco with three board
members (Michael Snow, then board chair; Kat Walsh; Stu West) and the
executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner

-Skype interview with board member Jimmy Wales

I was then invited to be on the WMF board in March 2010. I remember this
process well, since even though I serve on other non-profit boards, I had
never gone through such an extensive and rigorous selection process before
this.

The board positions are unpaid; all of us serve in a volunteer capacity.

Best and hope this throws some light on the WMF trustee selection process.
Just so people know, there is currently a vacancy on the board and another
search process is underway.

Bishakha
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Message: 27
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:50:19 +0530
From: Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter
 IRC meetup
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Dear all,

here's a reminder about today's IRC meet from 9:00 pm to 10: 00 pm.

*
*
*Date and Time*

February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm


*How to connect ?*
IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:100,&#39;weight&#39;:12},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">> at
#wikimedia-in <irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-in<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:100,&#39;weight&#39;:12},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>
connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:96,&#39;weight&#39;:18},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>


*Agenda*

   - Program Plan for FY 2013-14




Everyone is invited. Thanks!

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Anirudh Bhati <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Posting content from the link the Karthik provided:
>
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:100,&#39;weight&#39;:12},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>
> *Date and Time*
> February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
>
> *How to connect ?*
> IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:100,&#39;weight&#39;:12},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">> at
> #wikimedia-in connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:96,&#39;weight&#39;:18},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">>
>
> *Agenda*
>
>    - Program Plan for FY 2013-14
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Savithri Singh <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> where?
>>
>> Savithri
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear friends,
>>>
>>> we, from the Wikimedia India Chapter invite you to take part in the IRC
>>> meet. The IRC meet is scheduled on 11 February 2013 (Monday) from 9:00 pm
>>> to 10:00 pm.
>>>
>>>
>>>    - http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:100,&#39;weight&#39;:12},&#39;flags&#39;:{},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015408&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc11" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
>>>
>>>
>>> The new EC incharge, so far had no communication with the community, and
>>> hence this will be the first meet. Program plan for the year 2013-14 will
>>> be the primary agenda, and so, your plans and suggestions are welcome. Hope
>>> to see you all.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks and regards,
>>> Karthik Nadar,
>>> Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> Savithri Singh
>>
>> Principal
>> Acharya Narendra Dev College
>> (University of Delhi)
>> Govindpuri, Kalkaji
>> New Delhi 110019
>>
>> Ph: 011 26294542, 011 29293224  Res: 25848151, 25843496
>> Fax: 011 26294540, Res: 25848151
>>
>> http://beta.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article397395.ece<span onmouseout="cancel = false; window.setTimeout(WRCHideContent, 1000); clearTimeout(showTimer);" onmouseover=" var self = this; showTimer = window.setTimeout(function(){WRCShowContent({&#39;rating&#39;:{&#39;value&#39;:96,&#39;weight&#39;:72},&#39;flags&#39;:{&#39;news&#39;:1},&#39;single&#39;:true,&#39;ttl&#39;:7200,&#39;expireTime&#39;:&#39;20130219015421&#39;}, self.className)},600);" class="wrc13" style="padding-right:16px;width:16px;height:16px">
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Anirudh S. Bhati
I've already unsubscribed Gaurav from the mailing list based on his
request.  Thanks, Beria.

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Béria Lima <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Vickram, there are no need to answer like that to anyone. He just asked
> (with a "please") to be unsubscribed. There are no reason to call him lazy
> or send a mail like that.
>
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>
> On 18 February 2013 23:37, Vickram Crishna <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Well, here's somebody who really can't bother to even read the first lines
>> of his mails, yet thinks even that lack of effort must be so taxing that he
>> lazily asks someone else to do his job for him.
>>
>> --
>> Vickram
>> Fool On The Hill
>> "The cameras were all around. We've got you taped; you're in the play.
>> Here's your I.D. (Ideal for identifying one and all.)
>> Invest your life in the memory bank; ours the interest and we thank you."
>> Jethro Tull: A Passion Play (1973)
>>
>> On Feb 19, 2013 7:32 AM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Please unsubscribe.
>>>
>>> Greetings,
>>> Gaurav
>>> http://miscellaneousreadings.wordpress.com
>>>
>>> From: [hidden email]
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>>> To: [hidden email]
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>>> Today's Topics:
>>>
>>>    1. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Deepon Saha)
>>>    2. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>    3. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>    4. Re: Regarding my work in OPW (under Wikimedia) (sankarshan)
>>>    5. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (sankarshan)
>>>    6. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
>>>       (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>    7. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (sankarshan)
>>>    8. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Vishnu t)
>>>    9. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India (Vishnu t)
>>>   10. Re: Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin -
>>>       January '13 (Theo10011)
>>>   11. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
>>>       (Theo10011)
>>>   12. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Kalyan Sarkar)
>>>   13. Re: [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit to India
>>>       (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>   14. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
>>>   15. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (sankarshan)
>>>   16. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
>>>       Pune 2013 (Subhashish Panigrahi)
>>>   17. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
>>>       in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>   18. Re: [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
>>>       in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013 (Rahmanuddin Shaik)
>>>   19. Re: Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit
>>>       Pune 2013 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   20. Re: Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2 (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   21. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
>>>       (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   22. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   23. Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
>>>   24. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Ashwin Baindur)
>>>   25. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)
>>>   26. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
>>>       (Bishakha Datta)
>>>   27. Re: [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter IRC meetup
>>>       (Karthik Nadar)
>>>   28. Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge - Bulletin - January '13
>>>       (Arun Ramarathnam)
>>>   29. Indian Languages question (Tejaswini Niranjana)
>>>   30. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   31. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Subhashish Panigrahi)
>>>   32. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   33. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Subhashish Panigrahi)
>>>   34. Re: Indian Languages question (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   35. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Niraj Suryawanshi)
>>>   36. Re: Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki SuktayaH) (Rohini Lakshané)
>>>   37. Re: Wikimedia India needs your support: Our First Fundraiser
>>>       (Asaf Bartov)
>>>   38. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Dhaval S. Vyas)
>>>   39. Re: Indian Languages question (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
>>>   40. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Abhishek Suryawanshi)
>>>   41. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Harsh Kothari)
>>>   42. Re: Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia Workshop : Report
>>>       (Abhijeet Safai)
>>>   43. Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch (Vishnu t)
>>>
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:08:44 +0530
>>> From: Deepon Saha <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
>>>  Wikimedia)
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAEHaNhYEWyTvENhJ5Uq=+z0R3mQv+y833d5Ji8x=bz7Wa=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Hello Priyanka,
>>>
>>> Good to see you working on these topics (comparatively less explored in
>>> local languages).
>>>
>>> All the best!
>>>
>>> Deepon
>>> On Feb 10, 2013 5:02 PM, "priyanka nag" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hi,
>>> > I am Priyanka Nag. I am a student of Symbiosis Institute of Computer
>>> > Studies and Research, doing my Masters in Computer Applications. I am
>>> > an
>>> > OPW intern and working under Wikimedia foundation, under the mentorship
>>> > of
>>> > Amir E. Aharoni. I was asked to keep the Indian community aware of the
>>> > work
>>> > I am presently doing and also about my progress. I am sharing my user
>>> > page
>>> > here. Details of my work can be found in the user page
>>> > here<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Priyanka_Nag>.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Priyanka Nag
>>> > SICSR | Msc.CA (2012-2014)
>>> > Contact Number:+91-7385080729
>>> > Website: http://about.me/priyanka_nag
>>> > Blog: priyankaivy.blogspot.in/
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
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>>>
>>> Message: 2
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:17:17 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAMo0PCgERB+TP3XzWfH=m_npMAMz=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> My contact number for all concerned is 9830617962 but would prefer to be
>>> called after 1500 hours when I usually leave my office, sms earlier if
>>> you
>>> need to.
>>>
>>> Ashwin (now in Kolkata)
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
>>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> > I don't have Ashwin's contact no. so I've included him in cc.
>>> >
>>> >
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>>>
>>> Message: 3
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:22:01 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
>>>  Wikimedia)
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAMo0PCgid8xwS=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Great going Priyanka, nice to see an SICSR student hands on in the Tech
>>> side!
>>>
>>> My best wishes & warm regards,
>>>
>>> Ashwin Baindur
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>>>
>>> Message: 4
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:02:44 +0530
>>> From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding my work in OPW (under
>>>  Wikimedia)
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAKQ+-3wEFptn9=-[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM, priyanka nag <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > I am sharing my user page here. Details of my work can be found in the
>>> > user
>>> > page here.
>>>
>>> This is nice stuff.
>>>
>>> I'd request that you update your blog with the work you are doing. it
>>> is relatively easier to pass specific blog entries as
>>> tweets/posts/RFCs
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
>>> <https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 5
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:04:38 +0530
>>> From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Samskrit Wikiquote ( Wiki
>>>  SuktayaH)
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Abhiram C <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> [a somewhat bad snip from the forwarded email]
>>>
>>> > We had started our efforts towards this in August 2012, persuading
>>> > Wikipedia
>>> > Language Committee. Over 7000 system messages were translated to
>>> > samskrit,
>>> > some 800 articles of useful content related to this project were
>>> > created and
>>> > uploaded, which were some of the requirements to approve new projects.
>>>
>>> Would it be possible for someone to explain the term "system messages" ?
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
>>> <https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 6
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:17:59 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Cc: Wikipedia Mumbai Community <[hidden email]>,
>>>  Wikipedia Mailing List <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
>>>  to India
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas
>>> <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>>
>>> > hi,
>>> >
>>> > Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> > the
>>> > Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest
>>> > users
>>> > of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with
>>> > them
>>> > over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and
>>> > 16),
>>> > Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February
>>> > 25).
>>> >
>>>
>>> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>>> and
>>> away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>>
>>> Warm regards,
>>>
>>> Ashwin Baindur
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>>> Message: 7
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:20:14 +0530
>>> From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
>>>  to India
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Ashwin Baindur
>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>>> > and
>>> > away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>>
>>> If the network at SICSR permits, one could try options like ustream/G+
>>> Hangout etc
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
>>> <https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 8
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:17:12 +0530
>>> From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
>>>  from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Dear Kalyan,
>>>
>>> All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.
>>>
>>> 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly
>>> being
>>> painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur
>>> University
>>> had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
>>> involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work
>>> here
>>> http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU,
>>> but
>>> if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media Lab,
>>> who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls. let
>>> know.
>>>
>>> Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
>>> space for some of outreach programmes.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Vishnu
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > All,
>>> >
>>> > We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>>> > Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>> >
>>> > We are planning to cover the following -
>>> >
>>> > 1. Bow Barracks
>>> > 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>>> > 3. Chinese temples
>>> > 4. Magen David synagogue
>>> > 5. Armenian Church
>>> > 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>>> > 7. Beth El synagogue
>>> > 8. Portuguese Church
>>> > 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>> >
>>> > Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>>> > after
>>> > taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>> >
>>> > Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
>>> > join the fun.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks and regards,
>>> > Kalyan Sarkar
>>> > 9836063920
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> Message: 9
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:28:29 +0530
>>> From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
>>>  to India
>>> Message-ID:
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>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Dear Ashwin and friends,
>>>
>>> Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post
>>> the
>>> key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live tweet the
>>> event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.
>>>
>>> We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once certain.
>>>
>>> Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Vishnu
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas
>>> > <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> hi,
>>> >>
>>> >> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> >> the
>>> >> Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the largest
>>> >> users
>>> >> of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've worked with
>>> >> them
>>> >> over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15 and
>>> >> 16),
>>> >> Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru (February
>>> >> 25).
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>>> > and
>>> > away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great boon!
>>> >
>>> > Warm regards,
>>> >
>>> > Ashwin Baindur
>>> > ------------------------------------------------------
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>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:06:31 -0200
>>> From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
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>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fw: Re: [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge
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>>> I am getting a bit sick of the hypocrisy here. It's the people that are
>>> employed, people in the position of power complaining to people who have
>>> nothing to gain. It's like any other politician, government babu,
>>> complaining about the aam aadmi being angry after an year of scams and
>>> questionable conduct. Do the people complaining have anything ventured?
>>> Do
>>> they stand to lose or gain anything? Yet, they should be the one to shut
>>> up
>>> and let the establishment get on with whatever it is, it has been doing
>>> for
>>> the years before.
>>>
>>> Bishakha it's always enjoyable to have you appear on this list to protect
>>> the same interests again. I would barely see your comments on these lists
>>> if not for that. it was the office bearers last years when you argued to
>>> hold them to a lower standard on Wikipedia, the wikipedia community
>>> disagreed. My own feelings wouldn't be as strong here if I didn't know
>>> the
>>> actual spending, or the level of some people's involvement in the failed
>>> India initiatives or CIS and others having had other associations. But
>>> it's
>>> not like you are an elected representative of this community who should
>>> care about these things.
>>>
>>> Either way, I don't think you know what a "level playing field" is in the
>>> first place. It is the right to treat others as equals, and question as
>>> equals. They have the same right to answer back or not. What you are
>>> asking
>>> for here is actually the opposite - an uneven playing field. We should
>>> all
>>> shut up, stop asking questions, welcome the newcomers with open arms, and
>>> forget that there was any conflict. So, they can indeed be above
>>> criticism.
>>>
>>> -Theo
>>>
>>> PS Bishakha feel free to avoid reading my emails from now on, or
>>> disengage
>>> all together.
>>>
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>>> <[hidden email]>wrote:
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>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:44 -0200
>>> From: Theo10011 <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
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>>> Hi Nishant
>>>
>>> That is an excellent, lengthy, professional, PR-friendly response. I
>>> congratulate and thank you on it. I appreciate the effort you took to
>>> explain and I wish that you might have disclosed the conflicts and the
>>> history before the hiring.
>>>
>>> Allow me to offer this critique that some of the facts were a bit
>>> needlessly obfuscated. Most of the assumptions were right, but you
>>> clarified them now, which I think is still helpful. Jadine is indeed an
>>> intern, who was the primary contact between the list and CIS, though she
>>> might have been overseen, it was still true. The conflict was indeed
>>> present. But I'll go ahead and direct questions to you directly that
>>> appeared in my mind after a quick read-
>>>
>>> 1) I can't seem to understand the rationale behind hiring academicians
>>> here
>>> at all. Your organization chose researchers and academicians but the job
>>> requirement was and is, for a management person to oversee and direct a
>>> team. I don't think either of the candidates present that kind of
>>> expertise. Their field of reference is narrow to begin with, limited to
>>> the
>>> discipline of their speciality, add to that how little exposure they have
>>> to Wikipedia or similar online culture - this doesn't sound like remotely
>>> a
>>> good fit. - this fact was actually the first point that made me think
>>> other
>>> interests were put ahead of the Job requirements. This seems like a step
>>> or
>>> two further back than ahead, and brings me back to assume that older
>>> contacts/relationships might have been put ahead of qualifications, and
>>> it
>>> seems very apparent when you see the mismatch.
>>>
>>> 2) The hiring process wasn't nearly as neutral as you are suggesting.
>>> From
>>> what I know CIS didn't have 1 in 5 vote, it first picked who got selected
>>> for the first round to even have a vote, and I am told that qualified
>>> candidates were eliminated outright by Jadine in the first week before
>>> they
>>> were put up for any vote.
>>>
>>> 3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
>>> know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory
>>> of
>>> there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
>>> board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
>>> fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Theo
>>>
>>> PS my condolences on the passing of your colleague.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Nishant Shah <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Dear All,
>>> >
>>> > My name is Nishant Shah and I work at the Centre for Internet and
>>> > Society.
>>> > I am the Director-Research and have been one of the co-founders of CIS
>>> > and
>>> > currently on a research fellowship a the Centre for Digital Cultures,
>>> > Germany. My involvement with the Wikipedia community (online and
>>> > offline)
>>> > has been more in terms of understanding it as a significant and
>>> > systemic
>>> > move in our knowledge production practices and as a way to learn new
>>> > forms
>>> > of self-organisation, collaboration and governance. This means that I
>>> > haven’t been an active editor on Wikipedia but that I have tried to
>>> > interact with Wikipedia both as a concept as well as a platform and
>>> > worked
>>> > with other communities of researchers in the area through the ‘Critical
>>> > Point of View’ project which also resulted into an English language
>>> > Wikipedia Reader. I have variously, in my academic as well as my public
>>> > writing, I have looked at the principles of Wikipedia as signalling new
>>> > practices of learning and pedagogy, and am in the process of editing a
>>> > special issue for the MIT Press’ *Journal of Media and Learning* on
>>> > ‘The
>>> > Classroom in the time of Wikipedia’. Also, in my teaching, I have used
>>> > Wikipedia as a pedagogic tool, encouraging students to edit both
>>> > English
>>> > and local language Wikipedias as a part of their assessment.
>>> >
>>> > I am joining this conversation to try and give some information that
>>> > different members have sought, and which might help in throwing some
>>> > light
>>> > on how we welcome our collaboration with the Wikimedia foundation
>>> > through
>>> > the A2K programme, and also perhaps, to explain some of the rationale
>>> > behind the current state of transition and building of the project. I
>>> > just
>>> > want to begin with 2 disclaimers:
>>> >
>>> > 1.      It has been our attempt at CIS to build a new kind of research
>>> > organisation where we do not have only voice and one ‘party-line’ that
>>> > everybody subscribes to. So my responses will neither be exhaustive nor
>>> > singular, and my colleagues will join with more details and ideas,
>>> > perspectives and explanations soon. We are right now, slightly
>>> > emotionally
>>> > fragile, because we have just lost a dear friend, colleague and
>>> > champion of
>>> > causes that we firmly believe in – Rahul Cherian – and a lot of the
>>> > people
>>> > are at his funeral, trying to cope with the loss this means to them
>>> > personally and politically. However, more people will join the
>>> > conversations in the coming week, and hopefully there will be more
>>> > clarity
>>> > on things.
>>> >
>>> > 2.      I am what might be called the official CSCS – CIS link because
>>> > I
>>> > have done my doctoral work at CSCS, and have had research
>>> > collaborations
>>> > with colleagues there on several small projects. Which means that
>>> > Vishnu
>>> > and I have been fellow-students and Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana has been a
>>> > key
>>> > advisor and collaborator for my own intellectual trajectories.
>>> >
>>> > Having made that small introduction, let me try and address some of the
>>> > questions that I think I might be able to contribute to, and others
>>> > will
>>> > chip in soon.
>>> >
>>> > *Srikanth wrote: Would you or someone from CIS help me understand the
>>> > rationale for selecting two individuals affiliated with CSCS which is also
>>> > affiliated with CIS?*
>>> >
>>> > * Theo wrote: “I don't know you and I don't know Dr. Niranjana, try and
>>> > understand "Wiki-movement in India" doesn't have any relation with you, in
>>> > fact, it barely knows you. I barely know CIS, the organization that hired
>>> > you. If there is an older link that might have conflict of interest in this
>>> > hiring, I believe it should have been disclosed.” *and* “You are probably
>>> > missing an year and a half of context. The problem with your predecessor and
>>> > the previous direction has been criticized, not just by some people on the
>>> > list, but several Wikipedians abroad, even in an official report, for not
>>> > having enough experienced Wikimedians on hand. Add to that your hiring, and
>>> > your advisor, it is odd how 2 people who barely know about Wikipedia will be
>>> > leading a team that has been criticized for not having enough experience and
>>> > exposure in the first place.“*
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Dear Srikanth and Theo, thank you for the questions and I appreciate
>>> > that
>>> > they help us make things as transparent as possible to build common
>>> > grounds
>>> > for working together. CIS has had a few reciprocal and mutual research
>>> > collaborations with CSCS so far. Under the CIS-Researchers At Work
>>> > Programme, we commissioned four people at CSCS, students and faculty,
>>> > to
>>> > help us work on disciplinary histories of the Internets in India.
>>> > Ashish
>>> > Rajadhyaksha, Zainab Bawa, Nitya Vasudevan (with Nitin Manayath), and
>>> > Dr.
>>> > Aparna Balachandran and Dr. Rochelle Pinto (with Abhijit Chaterjee),
>>> > have
>>> > joined us as CISRAW fellows, for contracts between 300,000 – 500,000
>>> > INR,
>>> > depending upon the nature of deliverables and scope of work.
>>> >
>>> > Apart from this, CIS has entered into a contract on 2 significant
>>> > projects
>>> > with CSCS – The first is to do a monograph examining the history of
>>> > privacy
>>> > in India and its implications on identity in the face of new
>>> > e-governance
>>> > initiatives like the Aadhar Project. The research is spear-headed by
>>> > Malavika Jayaram who is a fellow at the CIS, and brings in  500,000 INR
>>> > for the research costs. The second is a collaboration with the ‘Higher
>>> > Education Innovation and Research Applications’ cell that is led by Dr.
>>> > Niranjana on a project supported by the Ford Foundation called
>>> > ‘Pathways to
>>> > Higher Education’. CIS was asked to be a technology partner in
>>> > designing
>>> > pilot workshops that seek to make interventions in undergraduate
>>> > education
>>> > in the country, to re-think ways in which questions of inequity –
>>> > caste,
>>> > language, class, access, etc. – can be centrally placed in our
>>> > pedagogic
>>> > practices and policies. This four year contract was for a sum of
>>> > 520,000
>>> > INR towards the execution of the workshops in 9 undergraduate colleges
>>> > in
>>> > Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. I am highlighting these affiliations
>>> > to
>>> > gesture towards three things: First, the financial relationships
>>> > between
>>> > CIS and CSCS have been extremely tiny, especially if you look at the
>>> > duration of partnership and the other revenue streams (including the
>>> > A2K
>>> > partnership) at the Centre. Second, the relationships have been
>>> > intellectually motivated because we found common grounds of research
>>> > and
>>> > intervention for which institutional MoUs were signed. Third, the
>>> > relationships have been strategically entered into with full disclosure
>>> > about the amounts involved and ties mentioned to the donors who support
>>> > this project. I hope this gives some sense of past formal and
>>> > institutional
>>> > relationships between the two centres.
>>> >
>>> > The rationale for selecting two individuals who have different
>>> > affiliations with CIS, on to the A2K team is something that the
>>> > interview
>>> > committee will be in the best position to describe. However, there are
>>> > a
>>> > few qualms about Conflict of Interest that I can address, from my own
>>> > location within CIS and our attempts at building networks of working
>>> > together. Especially because in the collaborative world of research and
>>> > policy, where institutions need to work together in order to have
>>> > sustainable interventions, it is something that is promoted highly by
>>> > all
>>> > stake-holders to build solidarity and over-lapping teams that help
>>> > strengthen the causes we stand for.
>>> >
>>> > In most instances that I am familiar with, Conflict of Interest is
>>> > resolved through process. In the interview process initiated by the CIS
>>> > for
>>> > appointment of the Director for the A2K programme, we mitigated any
>>> > possible conflict of interest by ensuring that CIS  had 1 out of 5
>>> > votes
>>> > on the interview panel. While Sunil and I both were a part of the
>>> > interview
>>> > at different times, we did not overlap in the process, and we had equal
>>> > say
>>> > in the final decision as all the other 4 panelists. We were acutely
>>> > aware
>>> > that the new director would need support of all the different
>>> > stakeholders
>>> > – The community, the chapter, the India Office, the WMF and the CIS –
>>> > and
>>> > tried to make sure that each body had a nominated representative in the
>>> > interview process.
>>> >
>>> > During the interview process, we made sure that the interview panel was
>>> > given sufficient information about the applicants’ background and past
>>> > work
>>> > so that any questions of conflict of interest could be flagged by the
>>> > panel. This was doubly necessary because we were expecting applications
>>> > from people who have been associated with Wikipedia since many years in
>>> > different capacities, as well as people who might have had a more
>>> > external
>>> > association with the causes that Wikipedia champions. I sat on the
>>> > interviews for the first round of short-listed applicants, and when I
>>> > was
>>> > informed that Vishnu will be on the second round of interviewees, I had
>>> > categorically mentioned at that point (and I am sure my
>>> > fellow-panelists
>>> > will be able to corroborate) that I have known Vishnu since many years
>>> > as a
>>> > colleague and friend, and that I would want to be recused from
>>> > interviewing
>>> > him, in case it exerts undue influence on the process.
>>> >
>>> > I was not privy to the discussions that emerged at the end of the
>>> > second
>>> > round of interviews so I don’t know what steered the final decision,
>>> > but I
>>> > just want to emphasise that we have tried to enforce transparency in
>>> > and
>>> > about the process, and the fact that Vishnu was eventually appointed
>>> > after
>>> > a rigorous process by a panel consisting of 5 people representing
>>> > different
>>> > stake-holder bodies of the Wikipedia body, was a unanimous decision
>>> > that
>>> > was arrived at by people who did not personally know him and did not
>>> > have
>>> > any institutional connections with him, though CIS did have
>>> > collaborations
>>> > with an organisation which is one of the many that he has been
>>> > affiliated
>>> > with.
>>> >
>>> > Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana was also one of the applicants who was
>>> > short-listed for the interviews for the same position and the panel met
>>> > with her. Again, the only person who has institutional ties with her
>>> > was
>>> > Sunil, but I want to highlight that the research collaboration with
>>> > CSCS
>>> > has been through me, and not through Sunil per se. It is a small point
>>> > to
>>> > labour, about distinguishing between institutional and personal tie-ups
>>> > but
>>> > I hope that it helps reflection on the process. As Vishnu has already
>>> > mentioned in his response, the interview panel felt that Dr. Niranjana
>>> > was
>>> > over-qualified for this position. However, it was recognised that her
>>> > contributions to the project in the role of an advisor would help us
>>> > greatly to achieve some of the grant deliverables that CIS has promised
>>> > to
>>> > the WMF.
>>> >
>>> > Dr. Niranjana’s own interventions in the field of Indian language
>>> > translation, accessibility, educational resources and integration have
>>> > been
>>> > consolidated in her intellectual work but also in the institutional
>>> > growth
>>> > beginning with the establishment of the Higher Education Cell with the
>>> > Tata
>>> > Trust and now the formal HEIRA that she leads. In our conversations
>>> > with
>>> > the A2K team, we had also separately realised that one of the ways of
>>> > ensuring that Wikipedia reaches younger and new editors is by placing
>>> > it
>>> > within the undergraduate-university learning environments. The
>>> > Interview
>>> > Panel also realised that the work that HEIRA is doing right now, in
>>> > building a nation-wide network of academic institutions which are
>>> > interested in the questions of local language resource development
>>> > through
>>> > digital technologies and OER platforms is in close sync with our
>>> > ambitions
>>> > for the A2K team. Hence, it was recommended and then actualised, that
>>> > Dr.
>>> > Niranjana is joining us as a Distinguished Fellow at the CIS, who will
>>> > help
>>> > grow our networks, enhance our strategies, and consolidate our presence
>>> > in
>>> > the academic-university spaces which will lead us to our ambition of
>>> > positioning Wikipedia more strongly within the local language
>>> > communities
>>> > as well as within education systems.
>>> >
>>> > I hope this helps to clarify some of the doubts and to make the process
>>> > more transparent.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > *Theo Wrote: Hisham left almost 7-8 months ago, the hiring has been
>>> > delayed for a few months, then the entire game of charades with the new
>>> > hire. I'm lead to deduce that CIS wasn't itself thrilled with the
>>> > prospect
>>> > of getting involved to this level, I believe they used an intern for
>>> > the
>>> > majority of correspondence to this list. All the while a team remained
>>> > employed with no one to oversee them, no direction.*
>>> >
>>> > Theo, one of the things we are very proud of at CIS, and indeed, are
>>> > learning from the new possibilities that structures like Wikipedia
>>> > offer,
>>> > is our commitment to not creating hierarchies, working within an
>>> > environment of mutual trust, and believing in peoples’ commitment to
>>> > their
>>> > work without micro-managing them. I am giving a short-hand summary
>>> > there
>>> > (it almost sounds like an elevator pitch even as I write it) only so
>>> > that I
>>> > can respond to some of the concerns that you have flagged.
>>> >
>>> > There is no denying that CIS is thrilled to be collaborating with the
>>> > WMF
>>> > for setting up the A2K programme. Not only does it help us in getting
>>> > closely associated with a community and a structure that we have been
>>> > deeply involved in researching, but we also see it sitting very tightly
>>> > with our other endeavours in the field of open access, intellectual
>>> > property rights and accessibility. As a young independent research
>>> > institute, we feel privileged to have this formal collaboration with
>>> > the
>>> > WMF and the Wikipedia community and even though I am not very hands-on
>>> > involved in the everyday running of this team, I want to just reiterate
>>> > that we are indeed thrilled with this collaboration. That is not to say
>>> > that we appreciate the risks involved and the huge administrative
>>> > responsibilities that come with such a valuable project (not just
>>> > monetarily but also in terms of is real-life politics), but we hope
>>> > that we
>>> > will be able to provide it the support and housing it needs, and also
>>> > learn
>>> > from the process.
>>> >
>>> > Unlike some of my other colleagues who were more closely working with
>>> > the
>>> > India Office under Hisham’s leadership, I am not privy to the range of
>>> > events that happened in the early part of the setting up. However, once
>>> > CIS
>>> > got involved with the project and the decision was made to house the
>>> > A2K
>>> > programme at CIS, I can confidently say that the A2K team members were
>>> > guided and managed as much as any other members at the Centre. There
>>> > were
>>> > regular visits from other colleagues, one-on-one conversations with the
>>> > team as well as with individual members helping them to transition into
>>> > the
>>> > new structure, and long reviews stretching into several days, of
>>> > conceptualising, strategising and planning towards the deliverables of
>>> > the
>>> > WMF grant. We firmly believe, at CIS, that people who are in the field,
>>> > and know the mechanics of actual functioning, should be trusted and
>>> > encouraged to perform their tasks in a manner that they think best, and
>>> > our
>>> > role, institutionally, is to help them grow to their full potential.
>>> > And
>>> > this is the position we have taken with the A2K team, as we have, with
>>> > all
>>> > our other team members, and I do sincerely hope that the team did not
>>> > feel
>>> > ‘orphaned’ in that stage of transition.
>>> >
>>> > However, I do take the critique that the team might not have been at
>>> > its
>>> > most productive during the transition because it required a lot of
>>> > restructuring and setting up of institutional processes which requires
>>> > a
>>> > learning curve. Also, we believe that adequate time spent on
>>> > consolidating
>>> > and planning our activities- even at the risk of being inactive for a
>>> > short
>>> > period – is generally more productive to efficient work for the future
>>> > and
>>> > that the delays in the new kick-start might have been because we were
>>> > spending time in reviewing and planning for the future.
>>> >
>>> > The hiring process has been long, and indeed, the most rigorous that I
>>> > have ever been a part of. The delays in it and the final appointment
>>> > are
>>> > things that others who were more involved with it might be able to
>>> > explain
>>> > better – I am guessing there were a lot of factors at play – and so I
>>> > will
>>> > leave it to them to chip in.
>>> >
>>> > You mentioned that most of the correspondence happened through Jadine
>>> > Lennon who is an intern at CIS and I want to just explain that at CIS,
>>> > we
>>> > take our long-term interns very seriously. Jadine is at the CIS for 11
>>> > months, through a long-standing relationship with the University of
>>> > Torronto. This is not an off-the-cuff short-term internship to get
>>> > those
>>> > credits to graduate, but a serious commitment from both sides to
>>> > integrate
>>> > her in our work. At CIS, very frankly, our interns rock the world. They
>>> > are
>>> > there to learn, but they learn through supervision and personal
>>> > attention
>>> > and we take pride in the fact that most long-term interns have managed
>>> > professional grants, delivered research and policy publications, and
>>> > even
>>> > after their official internships, have returned to be a part of our
>>> > team in
>>> > different capacities. In the non-hierarchical space that CIS is
>>> > striving to
>>> > be, the fact that communication happened through an intern is not any
>>> > indication of our disinterest in the project.
>>> >
>>> > Also, it might be worthwhile mentioning that while Jadine was the
>>> > official
>>> > contact person on the list for this process, it was closely supervised
>>> > by
>>> > Sunil Abraham, who is the executive director at the CIS.  Emails were
>>> > drafted collaboratively, checked to make sure that they are correct,
>>> > and
>>> > sent after deliberation by the people involved. If there were errors,
>>> > those
>>> > are not because an ‘intern’ was managing them, but because we are also
>>> > quite human (and also like most non-profit organisations, generally
>>> > have
>>> > multiple commitments to various projects) and we did try our best, but
>>> > sometimes these things happen.
>>> >
>>> > I just want to end by saying that we are very proud and thrilled to be
>>> > a
>>> > part of the collaboration. We see the A2K as deeply central to much of
>>> > our
>>> > research and policy work and we hope that we will be able to bring our
>>> > institutional knowledge and network, as well as independent commitment
>>> > to
>>> > Wikipedia’s interventions in the world of Access to Knowledge. We also
>>> > see
>>> > this as an opportunity for us to learn and grow through these
>>> > interactions
>>> > and work. I, for one, am excited to see the A2K team coming together
>>> > and do
>>> > hope that despite the baggage of the past, we will get a fair chance to
>>> > prove our mettle and to earn trust (because trust must be earned) from
>>> > the
>>> > different communities involved. In the meantime, we do ask for some
>>> > faith
>>> > (because faith can be asked for) and support from the community to help
>>> > us
>>> > achieve the goals that the WMF has set for us through this project.
>>> >
>>> > Warm regards
>>> >
>>> > Nishant
>>> >
>>> > P.S. I do apologise for the length of this email. But sometimes these
>>> > things require the space, and partly, I guess it is a professional
>>> > hazard
>>> > where researchers find it difficult to say less when they can say more!
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Nishant Shah
>>> > Director (Research), Centre for Internet and Society,Bangalore, India (
>>> > www.cis-india.org )
>>> > International Tandem Partner, Inkubator - Leuphana University,
>>> > Lueneburg,
>>> > Germany
>>> > # +49-0176-841-660-87
>>> > http://www.facebook.com/nishant.shah
>>> > http://cis-india.academia.edu/NishantShah
>>> >
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>>> Message: 12
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:47:27 +0530
>>> From: Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: "Wikimedians in and from West Bengal, India"
>>>  <[hidden email]>, Sowmyan Tirumurti
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
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>>> Ashwin,
>>>
>>> We do not have a list of the buildings that we photographed in our maiden
>>> Wikipedia Takes Kolkata. The photos are categorized under
>>> Category:Wikipedia
>>> Takes
>>> Kolkata<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata>.
>>> Please have a look.
>>>
>>> The page itself doesn't contain much information. However, if needed here
>>> it is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Kolkata.
>>>
>>> Thanks and regards,
>>> Kalyan Sarkar
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Dear Kalyan,
>>> >
>>> > All the very best. Please let know if we could chip in with any help.
>>> >
>>> > 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly
>>> > being
>>> > painted on. Some of the graduate students at Media Lab, Jadavpur
>>> > University
>>> > had done Video documentation called 'Project Wall'. Probably we could
>>> > involve them in this event. You can see more about the Media Lab work
>>> > here
>>> > http://www.medialabju.org/ . You may already have many contacts in JU,
>>> > but if it helps, I can put you in touch with Dr. Moinak Biswas of Media
>>> > Lab, who is also the Head of the Film Studies Dept, off the list. Pls.
>>> > let
>>> > know.
>>> >
>>> > Probably we could also explore the possibilities of using the Media Lab
>>> > space for some of outreach programmes.
>>> >
>>> > Best,
>>> > Vishnu
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 10 February 2013 14:50, Kalyan Sarkar <[hidden email]>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> All,
>>> >>
>>> >> We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>>> >> Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>> >>
>>> >> We are planning to cover the following -
>>> >>
>>> >> 1. Bow Barracks
>>> >> 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>>> >> 3. Chinese temples
>>> >> 4. Magen David synagogue
>>> >> 5. Armenian Church
>>> >> 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>>> >> 7. Beth El synagogue
>>> >> 8. Portuguese Church
>>> >> 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>> >>
>>> >> Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>>> >> after taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>> >>
>>> >> Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget
>>> >> to
>>> >> join the fun.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks and regards,
>>> >> Kalyan Sarkar
>>> >> 9836063920
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> _______________________________________________
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>>> >> [hidden email]
>>> >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>>> >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
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>>> Message: 13
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: [hidden email], Wikipedia Mumbai Community
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Creative Commons visit
>>>  to India
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>>>
>>> if video streaming is too difficult/costly, a low resolution video on
>>> Youtube would do, or an audio podcast. It would help if slideshow ppts
>>> are
>>> made available too!
>>>
>>> Ashwin
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Dear Ashwin and friends,
>>> >
>>> > Nominating, Subha, who will be at the Pune and Bangalore events to post
>>> > the key points at the end of the day to the List. He will also live
>>> > tweet
>>> > the event as much as possible and try to be present on the IRC.
>>> >
>>> > We are also exploring of video streaming. Will confirm this once
>>> > certain.
>>> >
>>> > Hope this is of help and allows remote participation.
>>> >
>>> > Best,
>>> > Vishnu
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 10 February 2013 19:17, Ashwin Baindur
>>> > <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Pradeep Mohandas
>>> >> <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> hi,
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Creative Commons is visiting India and was interested in working with
>>> >>> the Wikimedia India Chapter since the Wikimedia projects are the
>>> >>> largest
>>> >>> users of the Creative Commons copyright license in India. We've
>>> >>> worked with
>>> >>> them over the past month or so to hold meetings in Pune (February 15
>>> >>> and
>>> >>> 16), Mumbai (February 17), New Delhi (February 20) and Bengaluru
>>> >>> (February
>>> >>> 25).
>>> >>>
>>> >>
>>> >> Wish we could have a audio or video feed of these events for those far
>>> >> and away! Even a writeup with interesting points would be a great
>>> >> boon!
>>> >>
>>> >> Warm regards,
>>> >>
>>> >> Ashwin Baindur
>>> >> ------------------------------------------------------
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>>> >> [hidden email]
>>> >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>>> >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
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>>> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Warm regards,
>>>
>>> Ashwin Baindur
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>>> Message: 14
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:49:18 +0530
>>> From: Abhishek Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: Sowmyan Tirumurti <[hidden email]>, "Wikimedians in and
>>>  from West Bengal, India" <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>
>>> Wow! This is nice..
>>>
>>> Working in team for single spot will add new dimension. For Wikipedia
>>> Takes
>>> Pune, we had group of 4 people for one location - After introductory
>>> session, we provided them Google Map and Wikipedia Article copy of same -
>>> So along with photograph they also learn about aspects of that place.
>>> Example - Group going to ShaniwarWada Was briefed in advance about
>>> importance and unknown facts about that place - so photographer is clear
>>> about 'what' to capture. We requested to form group with stranges, so it
>>> was 'fun' part - everyone got to spend whole day with strangers who
>>> shared
>>> same photography passion...
>>> Result of this exercise - Within 5 hours, 5,000+ photos were uploaded on
>>> Commons.At end of day we had 6,500+ photos.
>>>
>>> This is great team building exercise, we received many amazing volunteers
>>> for club events. And majority work of Summit was executed by people who
>>> were participant at Takes Pune event, later on they became key persons in
>>> Club management.
>>>
>>> All the best for Wikipedia Takes Kolkata!
>>>
>>>
>>> Keep Organizing, Keep Inspiring! :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>>
>>> Abhishek Suryawanshi,
>>> On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Kalyan Sarkar
>>> <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>>
>>> > All,
>>> >
>>> > We are happy to announce that we are going to organize Wikipedia Takes
>>> > Kolkata 2 on 3rd March 2013.
>>> >
>>> > We are planning to cover the following -
>>> >
>>> > 1. Bow Barracks
>>> > 2. Kapalitola Kali temple
>>> > 3. Chinese temples
>>> > 4. Magen David synagogue
>>> > 5. Armenian Church
>>> > 6. Greek Orthodox Church
>>> > 7. Beth El synagogue
>>> > 8. Portuguese Church
>>> > 9. Any suggestions are welcome..
>>> >
>>> > Last but not the least, we'll have Chinese breakfast at Tirettabazar
>>> > after
>>> > taking snaps of the Chinese temples.
>>> >
>>> > Anybody who would be in Kolkata around that time please don't forget to
>>> > join the fun.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks and regards,
>>> > Kalyan Sarkar
>>> > 9836063920
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>> > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
>>> > [hidden email]
>>> > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>>> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
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>>> Message: 15
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:58:37 +0530
>>> From: sankarshan <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > 'The Walls of Kolkata' are so rich and diverse, but are increasingly
>>> > being
>>> > painted on.
>>>
>>> Hmm... this is an interesting perspective. Would you like to elaborate ?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
>>> <https://twitter.com/#!/sankarshan>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 16
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:22:15 +0530
>>> From: Subhashish Panigrahi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email], Wikimedia India Community
>>>  list <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
>>>  in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
>>> Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>>> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>>>
>>> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>>> 1.
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> 2.
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> 3.
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>>
>>>
>>> More pictures and media files:
>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>>>
>>> Best!
>>> Subhashish Panigrahi
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>>> Message: 17
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:26:45 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
>>>  Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!
>>>
>>> Ashwin
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
>>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hi All,
>>> >
>>> > Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>>> > activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>>> >
>>> > Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>>> > 1.
>>> >
>>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
>>> > 2.
>>> >
>>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> > 3.
>>> >
>>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > More pictures and media files:
>>> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>>> >
>>> > Best!
>>> > Subhashish Panigrahi
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>> > Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
>>> > [hidden email]
>>> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Warm regards,
>>>
>>> Ashwin Baindur
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>>> Message: 18
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:28:18 +0530
>>> From: Rahmanuddin Shaik <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: "Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India"
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Celebrating The
>>>  Success of Wikipedia in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAHRpNu12p6oYhs=HpuXsp74+gEop4FMyD_yQ-AA-=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>
>>> Thank you, Subha!
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Ashwin Baindur
>>> <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>>
>>> > This is a good trend. Please write this up as a post for WikiPatrika!
>>> >
>>> > Ashwin
>>> >
>>> > On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
>>> > [hidden email]> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Hi All,
>>> >>
>>> >> Earlier I had published a video by combining short clips of various
>>> >> activities during Wikipedia Summit Pune:
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celebrating_the_success_of_Wikipedia_in_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune_2013.webm
>>> >>
>>> >> Here are the three audio podcasts of speeches uploaded:
>>> >> 1.
>>> >>
>>> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa%27s_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sudhanwa's_speech_about_Wikimedia_India_Chapter_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg>
>>> >> 2.
>>> >>
>>> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rishi_Aacharya%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> >> 3.
>>> >>
>>> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vibha%27s_speech_about_Gender_Gap_at_Wikipedia_Summit_Pune.ogg
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> More pictures and media files:
>>> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Summit_Pune
>>> >>
>>> >> Best!
>>> >> Subhashish Panigrahi
>>> >>
>>> >> _______________________________________________
>>> >> Wikimedia-IN-PUN mailing list
>>> >> [hidden email]
>>> >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-pun
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Warm regards,
>>> >
>>> > Ashwin Baindur
>>> > ------------------------------------------------------
>>> >
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>>> > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>>> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rahimanuddin Shaik
>>> నాని
>>>
>>>
>>> A new address for ebooks : http://kinige.com
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>>> Message: 19
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:57:56 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Celebrating The Success of Wikipedia
>>>  in Wikipedia Summit Pune 2013
>>> Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>>
>>> Thanks! i was unaware abt the speeches recorded.
>>> thanks again!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> Regards & Thanks,
>>>
>>> Niraj Suryawanshi
>>> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
>>> --
>>> View this message in context:
>>> http://wikimedia.7.n6.nabble.com/Re-Celebrating-The-Success-of-Wikipedia-in-Wikipedia-Summit-Pune-2013-tp4995955p4995960.html
>>> Sent from the WikiMedia India mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 20
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:08:14 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Kolkata 2
>>> Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>>
>>> Yep I agree with Abhishek!
>>> the concept is very good, the participants should be guided about few
>>> things
>>> "Where" to click
>>> exactly "What" & "How" to click
>>> also the "Fun" part in it!
>>>
>>> Organized effort leads to a precise outcome. Also about the working with
>>> strangers & team building effort we here in Wikipedia Club Pune have a
>>> great
>>> team now.
>>> and that's the story of me getting attached to the Wikipedia Club Pune.
>>>
>>> Waiting to hear your success story!
>>> All the Best!!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> Regards & Thanks,
>>>
>>> Niraj Suryawanshi
>>> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
>>> --
>>> View this message in context:
>>> http://wikimedia.7.n6.nabble.com/Wikipedia-Takes-Kolkata-2-tp4995914p4995962.html
>>> Sent from the WikiMedia India mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 21
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:22:06 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India needs your support:
>>>  Our First Fundraiser
>>> Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> Well this initiative is a good one, off-course we here in India do the
>>> fundraising, would help the whole movement for sure!
>>> But the India Chapter is INELIGIBLE! hits me bad, "INELIGIBLE"? what does
>>> that mean?!
>>> I would be glad to know about the same.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> Regards & Thanks,
>>>
>>> Niraj Suryawanshi
>>> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
>>> --
>>> View this message in context:
>>> http://wikimedia.7.n6.nabble.com/Wikimedia-India-needs-your-support-Our-First-Fundraiser-tp4995059p4995963.html
>>> Sent from the WikiMedia India mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 22
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:30:27 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: Niraj Suryawanshi <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
>>>  Workshop : Report
>>> Message-ID: <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>>>
>>> Hi Shrikant,
>>> Have u been through the articles yet?
>>> any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> Regards & Thanks,
>>>
>>> Niraj Suryawanshi
>>> on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>> +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
>>> --
>>> View this message in context:
>>> http://wikimedia.7.n6.nabble.com/Republic-Day-Marathi-Wikipedia-Workshop-Report-tp4994868p4995964.html
>>> Sent from the WikiMedia India mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 23
>>> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:58:55 +0000
>>> From: "Dhaval S. Vyas" <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
>>>  Bharuch
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
>>> Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools
>>> of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members
>>> participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and
>>> school
>>> children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them.
>>> These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel.
>>> Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
>>> contributions last year by WMIN.
>>>
>>> They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
>>> without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
>>> what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in
>>> Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc.
>>> Also,
>>> they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them
>>> few
>>> pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Dhaval
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>>> Message: 24
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:18:43 +0530
>>> From: Ashwin Baindur <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Republic Day - Marathi Wikipedia
>>>  Workshop : Report
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAMo0PCjewZ2WN4FYEU=Ub+MtoKaYk7R=tDd7hVj=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Great work Suryawanshi, Suryawanshi & Wikipedia Pune Club members!
>>>
>>> Ashwin
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Niraj Suryawanshi <
>>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hi Shrikant,
>>> > Have u been through the articles yet?
>>> > any reviews you want to share with us to help us improve better??
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > -----
>>> > Regards & Thanks,
>>> >
>>> > Niraj Suryawanshi
>>> > on behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune
>>> > +91 8149920120 | [hidden email]
>>> > --
>>> > View this message in context:
>>> >
>>> > http://wikimedia.7.n6.nabble.com/Republic-Day-Marathi-Wikipedia-Workshop-Report-tp4994868p4995964.html
>>> > Sent from the WikiMedia India mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
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>>> > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit
>>> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Warm regards,
>>>
>>> Ashwin Baindur
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>>> Message: 25
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:19:15 +0530
>>> From: Vishnu t <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Cc: "Satish K.Patel" <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair,
>>>  Bharuch
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CAP_anTM1iiAANXuesYOJsFpF_f2-_=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Dear Dhaval,
>>>
>>> Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh
>>> Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have
>>> dovetailed
>>> the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel
>>> this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I
>>> think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian
>>> friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also
>>> extensively talking about this.
>>>
>>> Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider
>>> developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean
>>> going
>>> deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and
>>> learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts
>>> in
>>> the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in
>>> making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do
>>> discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly,
>>> Vishnu
>>>
>>> If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work
>>> being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not
>>> much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends.
>>> While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very
>>> useful
>>> to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination
>>> of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this
>>> would be Welcome.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Vishnu
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Hi All,
>>> >
>>> > I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community
>>> > Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the
>>> > schools
>>> > of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community
>>> > members
>>> > participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and
>>> > school
>>> > children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by
>>> > them.
>>> > These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam
>>> > Patel.
>>> > Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy
>>> > contributions last year by WMIN.
>>> >
>>> > They participated in the science fair without any external help, and
>>> > without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about
>>> > what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type
>>> > in
>>> > Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc.
>>> > Also,
>>> > they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them
>>> > few
>>> > pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Dhaval
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> Message: 26
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:02:29 +0530
>>> From: Bishakha Datta <[hidden email]>
>>> To: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [A2K]: The Access to Knowledge -
>>>  Bulletin - January '13
>>> Message-ID:
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>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Theo10011 <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> > 3) I am still curious about some of the relationships here. As far as I
>>> > know achal still serves on your board? because I have a distinct memory
>>> > of
>>> > there being some association here. He also still serves on the Advisory
>>> > board of WMF and had a lot to do with selecting Bishakha. He was also a
>>> > fellow for WMF, some time after the start of the India programs.
>>> >
>>> > Since there are probably many people on this list who are not familiar
>>> with the process of recruiting 'appointed' trustees to the WMF board,
>>> it's
>>> best I provide some information here. By way of background, please see
>>> this
>>> page to understand the composition of board members and how they are
>>> selected: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees
>>>
>>> In my case, the process began with Achal giving my name to the
>>> Nominations
>>> Committee, after which I went through the following steps (as did other
>>> candidates, although I don't know who they were or are):
>>>
>>> -A phone interview with a headhunter or recruitment firm
>>>
>>> -In-person interviews at the WMF office in San Francisco with three board
>>> members (Michael Snow, then board chair; Kat Walsh; Stu West) and the
>>> executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner
>>>
>>> -Skype interview with board member Jimmy Wales
>>>
>>> I was then invited to be on the WMF board in March 2010. I remember this
>>> process well, since even though I serve on other non-profit boards, I had
>>> never gone through such an extensive and rigorous selection process
>>> before
>>> this.
>>>
>>> The board positions are unpaid; all of us serve in a volunteer capacity.
>>>
>>> Best and hope this throws some light on the WMF trustee selection
>>> process.
>>> Just so people know, there is currently a vacancy on the board and
>>> another
>>> search process is underway.
>>>
>>> Bishakha
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>>> Message: 27
>>> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:50:19 +0530
>>> From: Karthik Nadar <[hidden email]>
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Cc: Wikimedia India Community list
>>>  <[hidden email]>
>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [WMIN-Members] Wikimedia India chapter
>>>  IRC meetup
>>> Message-ID:
>>>  <CACuOcGJOr+ooFT=[hidden email]>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> here's a reminder about today's IRC meet from 9:00 pm to 10: 00 pm.
>>>
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *Date and Time*
>>>
>>> February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
>>>
>>>
>>> *How to connect ?*
>>> IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
>>> #wikimedia-in <irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimedia-in>
>>> connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Agenda*
>>>
>>>    - Program Plan for FY 2013-14
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Everyone is invited. Thanks!
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Anirudh Bhati <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Posting content from the link the Karthik provided:
>>> >
>>> > http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>>> >
>>> > *Date and Time*
>>> > February 11, 2013, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
>>> >
>>> > *How to connect ?*
>>> > IRC Channel <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chat_Meets> at
>>> > #wikimedia-in
>>> > connect<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in>
>>> >
>>> > *Agenda*
>>> >
>>> >    - Program Plan for FY 2013-14
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Savithri Singh
>>> > <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> where?
>>> >>
>>> >> Savithri
>>> >>
>>> >> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Karthik Nadar
>>> >> <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> Dear friends,
>>> >>>
>>> >>> we, from the Wikimedia India Chapter invite you to take part in the
>>> >>> IRC
>>> >>> meet. The IRC meet is scheduled on 11 February 2013 (Monday) from
>>> >>> 9:00 pm
>>> >>> to 10:00 pm.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>    - http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Internet_Relay_Chats/February_11,_2013
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> The new EC incharge, so far had no communication with the community,
>>> >>> and
>>> >>> hence this will be the first meet. Program plan for the year 2013-14
>>> >>> will
>>> >>> be the primary agenda, and so, your plans and suggestions are
>>> >>> welcome. Hope
>>> >>> to see you all.
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Thanks and regards,
>>> >>> Karthik Nadar,
>>> >>> Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.
>>> >>>
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>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Savithri Singh
>>> >>
>>> >> Principal
>>> >> Acharya Narendra Dev College
>>> >> (University of Delhi)
>>> >> Govindpuri, Kalkaji
>>> >> New Delhi 110019
>>> >>
>>> >> Ph: 011 26294542, 011 29293224  Res: 25848151, 25843496
>>> >> Fax: 011 26294540, Res: 25848151
>>> >>
>>> >> http://beta.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article397395.ece
>>> >> http://eduframe.net/andc
>>> >> http://andcollege.du.ac.in
>>> >> http://andc.info
>>> >> http://wikieducator.org/Acharya_Narendra_Dev_College
>>> >> http://wikieducator.org/User:Savi.odl
>>> >> http://wikieducator.org/India
>>> >> http://wikieducator.org/India/wikieducator_launch
>>> >>
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