GCS Step 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Year: 2011 Week: 4 Number: 123

When you thought you were relieved of it...

Technical news
Request for help
  • [Keep your news clippings] - Do you see an article about Wikipedia in a newspaper or other printed media? Keep it. Contact your local chapter (if it exists) to ask if they can keep it safe for your local community. When there is no chapter, just keep it yourself -- especially if you are from a small language Wikipedia. Every article that appears in print is something to collect.
  • [StrataConf 2011] - February 1-3, 2011, Santa Clara, California — Many Wikimedians will be attending the O'Reilly conference, and there will be a an informal meetup with foundation staff member Erik Zachte on Wikimedia Data.
  • [FOSDEM] - February 5-6, Brussels, Belgium — Tomasz Finc, Arthur Richards, and Roan Kattouw will be at FOSDEM 2011 this year. They will be speaking about data collection at Wikimedia.
Other news
  • [Translating EN WP] - A common misconception is that the many language editions of Wikipedia are actually translations of the English Wikipedia. In the case of Thai, however, this is correct. "Asia Online" created a complete translation of EN Wikipedia to the Thai language. This was done through advanced machine translation and a staff of 10 proofreaders.
Did you know ... 

... there are two Spanish language "Wikipedias"?

The ES Wikipedia forked to an independent project in the early days of Wikipedia: "Enciclopedia Libre Universal en EspaƱol". At first the new project was very successful, but ES Wikipedia overtook the fork in 2004. A couple of days ago the Spanish language Wikipedia passed the 700,000 article mark and remains the 7th largest Wikipedia. The fork is still bravely working on their own version and has a respectable 46,000 articles. It would be 53th largest Wikipedia if it were part of our club.

http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/lang/de/2011/01/15/spanish_fork/ -- read me; long interview with Edgar Enyedy, early ES Wikipedia about the fork and Wikipedia


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