Mike Linksvayer | 25 Jun 05:56 2016
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Re: [Publicpolicy] US/California AB 2880 vs PD-California?

On 06/14/2016 12:56 PM, Stephen LaPorte wrote:
> I wanted to share a copy of a letter that we sent on AB
> 2880: https://policy.wikimedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/wikimedia-ab2880.pdf
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> As well as a blog post on the
> topic: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/06/14/california-government-public-domain/

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/06/california-legislature-drops-proposal-copyright-all-government-works

    EFF warned the bill’s authors about these problems in early
    May. Soon after, numerous other organizations joined in opposition
    from library groups to open government advocates to newspapers,
    Internet companies, and the California Chamber of Commerce. And
    more than 360 Californians wrote to their state legislators through
    EFF’s Action Center to sound the alarm.

    Those efforts have paid off. This week, the bill was amended to
    remove the new intellecutual property powers and the new exemptions
    to CPRA. What remains are provisions for better tracking of state
    patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and a new requirement that
    state agencies “consider” the intellectual property rights of
    all parties when they write contracts. These changes should help
    avoid situations like the ongoing trademark dispute over hotels and
    campgrounds in Yosemite National Park, without harming public access
    to government records and data.

    Based on the new amendments, EFF is dropping its opposition to
    A.B. 2880. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on this issue for
    sending a strong message that the abuse of intellectual property
    laws can harm many different sectors of society, and that preventing
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J. | 19 Jun 12:18 2016
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You are invited to the 3rd Bay Area WikiSalon

Please join us for the third Bay Area WikiSalon in downtown San Francisco, where we will be hearing from Merrilee Proffitt of OCLC Research, who will report on a recent San Francisco Public Library edit-a-thon. She'll fill us in on resources your public library provides to help with editing (hint, it’s more than just books!). She'll also be making a super secret announcement: join us to hear it! 

We'll also be reserving plenty of time before and after for informal conversation and collaboration. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.

As usual, the organizers will be donating to provide beverages and light snacks, but feel free to bring food and drink for yourself or to share.

This event is part of a monthly series which will be at the Wikimedia Foundation offices, the last Wednesday evening of every month, to provide an opportunity to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new wiki-related projects and ideas.

Please note: You must register in advance. Bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point. For further details and to register, see here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon,_June_2016

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
-Ben, Stephen, Pete, and Wayne
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Proffitt,Merrilee | 2 Jun 01:34 2016
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Re: San Francisco Public Library Pride Editathon, June 11, 1-5

Hi all! Just a reminder about this editathon which will be next Saturday. We have lots of suggestions for content to be improved. Come along and bring your friends.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/SFPL-LGBT/2016

 

Merrilee

 

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Subject: San Francisco Public Library Pride Editathon, June 11, 1-5

 

Hi,

 

I’ve been working with colleagues at the San Francisco public library on a Pride editathon. June 11, 1-5 at the main branch. I’ve done my usual lame job of creating the meetup page, but for now put this on your calendars and please plan to come and help support! The library staff are super excited about library resources being used to improve Wikipedia and giving you all the low down on their collections. They also forward to developing a partnership with the local Wiki community and hope that this can be the first in a series.

 

We’ll be adding articles that need improvement and creation that relate to SF LGBTQI etc people, places, events and organizations but please add your own!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/SFPL-LGBT/2016

 

Thank you!

 

Merrilee

 

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J. | 11 May 02:23 2016
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You are invited to the May 25 Bay Area WikiSalon in downtown SF

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cjLRrSTlEkGOPTQ-h6A0WvSFI4ZmIUl6jEHp_RYas-E/viewform
and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon,_May_2016

See you then! Co-organizers: {{u|Peteforsyth}}, {{u|Ben Creasy}}, and {{u|Checkingfax}}
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Proffitt,Merrilee | 10 May 03:31 2016
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San Francisco Public Library Pride Editathon, June 11, 1-5

Hi,

 

I’ve been working with colleagues at the San Francisco public library on a Pride editathon. June 11, 1-5 at the main branch. I’ve done my usual lame job of creating the meetup page, but for now put this on your calendars and please plan to come and help support! The library staff are super excited about library resources being used to improve Wikipedia and giving you all the low down on their collections. They also forward to developing a partnership with the local Wiki community and hope that this can be the first in a series.

 

We’ll be adding articles that need improvement and creation that relate to SF LGBTQI etc people, places, events and organizations but please add your own!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/SFPL-LGBT/2016

 

Thank you!

 

Merrilee

 

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Pete Forsyth | 13 Apr 20:49 2016
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Announcing our first monthly WikiSalon: April 27. Join us!

Hello Bay Area Wiki People! I'm excited to announce a new series of WikiSalons, which several of us have been cooking up. The last Wednesday evening of every month,we'll gather wiki enthusiasts to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Sometimes we plan a formal program, but not always. Some events will help orient those new to the wiki world, others will speak more to experienced wiki editors.

Our first event is Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm, at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in downtown SF.

We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event: one about the first-ever high school Wikipedia Edi-a-thon (at least, as far as we know :), and one about the experience of transgendered women at the San Quentin (male) prison.

We'll also have time for informal conversation and working on articles.Newcomers are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! We will have beverages and light snacks, provided by Wiki Strategies, Ben Creasy, and Wayne Calhoon.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

All the details are here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon,_April_2016

We look forward to seeing you there -- and until then, happy editing!

-Pete (and fellow organizers Ben and Wayne)

p.s. Any help spreading the word is most welcome! I plan to post on various sites and invite various groups; if you'd like to join in, check out this list, and feel free to note any you are inviting: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco#Announcements_and_promotion
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Pine W | 11 Apr 01:54 2016
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Re: Doodle poll for the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia

Hi Ben, thanks for the suggestion. Zoom looks promising. I'm also looking into Bluejeans because I think that WMF may already have a license for it.

Pine

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Hi US Wikimedians,

If you're interested in joining the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia
Consortium, please go here to indicate your scheduling availability:
http://doodle.com/poll/eawc29nn2cfy6age

The meeting will likely be between 30 and 60 minutes long.

We meet via Google Hangouts video. Please note that Google will
automatically limit attendance to the first 10 people to join the meeting.
If this becomes a problem then we can talk with WMF about alternate
solutions for video meetings.

Notes from the meeting will be published for everyone to view afterwards.

Notes from our previous meeting are at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WALRUS/March_2016 and
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/walrus

Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might want to attend!

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Why not just plan to have more than 10 people potentially? There are better videoconferencing solutions such as zoom.us.

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Hi US Wikimedians,

If you're interested in joining the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia
Consortium, please go here to indicate your scheduling availability:
http://doodle.com/poll/eawc29nn2cfy6age

The meeting will likely be between 30 and 60 minutes long.

We meet via Google Hangouts video. Please note that Google will
automatically limit attendance to the first 10 people to join the meeting.
If this becomes a problem then we can talk with WMF about alternate
solutions for video meetings.

Notes from the meeting will be published for everyone to view afterwards.

Notes from our previous meeting are at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WALRUS/March_2016 and
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/walrus

Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might want to attend!

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Summary of first WikiSalon / WikiWednesday event (planning session)

Hi, 

8 people showed up to for this first event and we discussed our ideas and plans for the future series of events. We agreed that while we want these to have an informal interactive feel much of the time, we should start off and mix in formal program with a speaker or a panel to gather interest. We also want these programs to be inclusive and interesting to newcomers.

Topic ideas for the first event include ocean conservation, San Francisco and its history, local edit-a-thon experiences and open-source intelligence. Right now we're trying to look for speakers, so if you know someone or have an exciting idea, please share at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco.

We set a deadline of next week to make a decision on the details so stay tuned for another announcement. We plan to have the event the last Wednesday of the month.

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Re: Wikimedia-SF Digest, Vol 84, Issue 9

Hi Pete,
I won't make it tomorrow but would like to be counted in for future meetings, so please keep me on the list!

Thanks,

Sandra

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All: Just a reminder about our meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm at the
Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery St., SF). Looks like we'll
have a small group, which is just fine -- we're mainly just looking to kick
around ideas for the WikiSalon series.

We do need a list of names for the building's front desk, and you'll need
to bring a photo ID with you. If you plan to attend, *please send me a
confirmation by noon tomorrow*. (You can mail me directly instead of the
list.)

Happy editing,
-Pete
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On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 9:52 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

> All-
>
> Several of us are working to set up a recurring monthly wiki meetup in San
> Francisco!
>
> We're using the name "WikiSalon," which has been used by groups in NYC and
> Washington DC. There's a planning doc on Meta Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco (Some
> of you might be more familiar with the "Wiki Wednesday" name...same idea,
> more or less :)
>
> We plan to get together the evening of Wednesday, March 30 to solidify
> plans. If you're interested in joining in to help plan, please join us! (We
> think this one will be a pretty small group, and we'll do a bigger
> announcement for the April WikiSalon.)
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> Looking forward to connecting with more of you in person!
>
> Happy editing,
> -Pete
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Re: Starting up monthly WikiSalons / WikiWednesday events

All,

I have confirmation that we have a room at the Wikimedia Foundation this Wednedsay evening at 6:00pm. The office is at 149 New Montgomery Street. I'm not sure how late the front desk is open, so in case the security guard leaves at 6:00, you might want to arrive a few minutes early; or if you can't get in, feel free to text or call me at 503-383-9454.

George: Any way I can assist in getting to the office? I don't have a car, but if a walking companion would make it easier I'd be happy to meet you ahead of time.

J: No strong idea about scope or length of time; we just want to chat about the idea of having a recurring monthly get-together, brainstorm ideas, and hang out. Probably an hour or two.

Merrilee, Asaf, Neil: Glad to know you're interested! We'll definitely report back to the list. I'm pretty sure we will be planning the first meeting for a Wednesday in late April; if there are strong preferences, please make them known!

-Pete
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On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM, Neil Planchon (2.Oakland) <neil-9BlJc7YVCS/5f78dXkjcSEEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello everyone and Pete!

I love the wikisalon idea.  I want to participate, contribute, build community and learn/relearn editing skills.  Once set up, I will also promote to my many communities and lists.

I would like to offer Swan's Market Cohousing (http://www.swansway.com), a community I am a founding resident of as a possible Wednesday East Bay location. Not necessarily every month though. Meets all the other requirements :)  I also have access to all the Port Workspaces - http://portworkspaces.com - in case that might be of interest.  Money might be needed with them though, not sure. 

I cannot make the 3/30 planning meeting. Please keep me posted!

Thanks again
Neil

Cordially,
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