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Wikinews language coordinator needed

Erik Moeller-4
Hi,

I'd like to delegate the task of coordinating Wikinews language
editions. The task consists of the following:

1) Keep an eye on
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikinews/Start_a_new_edition
for language editions which have at least 5 supporters.

2) When that threshold is reached, contact the supporters and ask them
to prepare the necessary translations / page creations at
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_language_pre-launch

3) Keep an eye on that page as well for editions which are ready to go.

4) When an edition is ready to go, file a site request at

http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/

For bonus points: A new language edition initially needs to have
uploads enabled until it uploads its own logo, then uploads need to be
disabled until a fair use policy is established that clarifies under
which circumstances users are allowed to upload files.

Wikinews editions also need to be licensed under CC-BY, not GFDL.

Beyond acting on your own, you would also be the first point of
contact for all questions about the process. I'd be happy to go
through it with you once more via Skype or phone.

If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please contact me
privately at erik AT wikimedia DOT org, and I will try to pick the
person a) most qualified and b) most likely to do the work. ;-)

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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

Effe iets anders
<snip>
> For bonus points: A new language edition initially needs to have
> uploads enabled until it uploads its own logo, then uploads need to be
> disabled until a fair use policy is established that clarifies under
> which circumstances users are allowed to upload files.
</snip>

Hmmm, isn't it easier to put it in such a way that the logo is
uploaded to commons, and that that one is used? I thought I saw that
construction on some wiki's before.

Lodewijk
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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

James Hare
No, the logo has to be "Image:Wiki.png" therefore it can only be on the wiki
itself.

On 10/10/06, effe iets anders <[hidden email]> wrote:

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> <snip>
> > For bonus points: A new language edition initially needs to have
> > uploads enabled until it uploads its own logo, then uploads need to be
> > disabled until a fair use policy is established that clarifies under
> > which circumstances users are allowed to upload files.
> </snip>
>
> Hmmm, isn't it easier to put it in such a way that the logo is
> uploaded to commons, and that that one is used? I thought I saw that
> construction on some wiki's before.
>
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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

Sam Korn
On 10/10/06, James Hare <[hidden email]> wrote:
> No, the logo has to be "Image:Wiki.png" therefore it can only be on the wiki
> itself.

Actually, no.  See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgLogo

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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

James Hare
Touché.

On 10/10/06, Sam Korn <[hidden email]> wrote:

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> On 10/10/06, James Hare <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > No, the logo has to be "Image:Wiki.png" therefore it can only be on the
> wiki
> > itself.
>
> Actually, no.  See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgLogo
>
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Re: [Wikinews-l] Wikinews language coordinator needed

Erik Moeller-4
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On 10/11/06, Anthere <[hidden email]> wrote:
> But I am not so happy with the concept of a board member deciding to
> delegate a task which is entirely under commmunity oversight.

It was not meant to be a Board-level delegation, but a community
hand-over the way you describe it. Sorry if that was unclear.
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Erik Moeller-4
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Thanks for all the messages offering to help. I'm handing the role
over to Craig Spurrier, who is responsible for the print edition of
the English Wikinews and has been putting it out like clockwork. This
will, I hope, ensure that new language edition requests for Wikinews
will also be handled reliably. Thanks, Craig, for your help in this.

Craig, one amendment to my original request: Instead of filing the
site requests in BugZilla, could you use
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Approved_requests_for_new_languages
once a language has met the necessary approval? This will allow
developers to set up new languages as a batch.

I've been discussing with members of the language subcommittee how we
can improve the process in general and will hopefully find time to
write some thoughts on the issue soon. Ideally at some point we will
have a Grand Unified Language Policy (GULP) but we're still quite a
bit away from that. ;-)
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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

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--- Erik Moeller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Ideally at
> some point we will
> have a Grand Unified Language Policy (GULP) but
> we're still quite a
> bit away from that. ;-)
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> Peace & Love,
> Erik

I hope you are talking about mininum launch
requirements and not some top-down bureaucracy
independent of the projects.

Birgitte

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Re: Wikinews language coordinator needed

Erik Moeller-4
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On 10/17/06, Erik Moeller <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Thanks for all the messages offering to help. I'm handing the role
> over to Craig Spurrier, who is responsible for the print edition of
> the English Wikinews and has been putting it out like clockwork. This
> will, I hope, ensure that new language edition requests for Wikinews
> will also be handled reliably. Thanks, Craig, for your help in this.

To clarify (once more), Craig is simply a volunteer who has committed
to looking at the Wikinews language page and the status of the
requests, and move them from one page to another. This is not an
official position or anything like that. Anyone else can help, too,
but it's good to have at least one person who pledges to do so on a
regular basis.
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Erik

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