aprabhala at gmail
Mar 3, 2012, 12:07 AM
Post #4 of 5
Congratulations on WikiQueer - this is a valuable project, and the very
best wishes for it. I'd like to bring your attention to a discussion
held at the recently concluded WikiConference India:
...which might be of interest to you? I'm copying Sridhar Rangayan into
this message as I am fairly sure he isn't subscribed to foundation-l.
On Saturday 03 March 2012 01:31 PM, Gregory Varnum wrote:
> As Keegan mentioned, I'm Lead Admin for WikiQueer and can speak to some of the below.
> The system of transclusion that we're using is built into the MediaWiki software, and one used by several other projects. This was actually suggested to us by folks within the Wikimedia community. Essentially it's a way to prevent duplication of efforts and give appropriate link credit to the original article on Wikipedia. We also took special care to make sure licensing matched up between the two projects for ease of that usage.
> We did not intend to imply a special relationship, and in areas go out of our way to clarify that we don't have any official affiliation. I've also cleaned up a few pages to clarify that further, just in case there was any confusion.
> We did assist in facilitating some LGBT outreach for Wikimedia, Wikimania and, in smaller part, the broader wiki community. Here's a participation grant I submitted for that effort:
> We're also making a conscious effort to involve Wikimedia movement folks - so there's a healthy relationship between the projects.
> Finally, we've volunteered dozens of developers hours to give back to the MediaWiki developer community.
> Also looking at ways to continue to partner and support the work of the Wikimedia movement, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Chapters and MediaWiki communities. Eager to speak with more third-party wikis supporting WM efforts at Wikimania this summer.
> I hope that helps clarify any questions about our intent, interest in supporting WM efforts and clarification that while we'd love for a partnership in the future - nothing exists yet.
> -greg aka varnent
> Gregory Varnum
> Lead Administrator, WikiQueer
> Lead, Aequalitas Project
> On Mar 3, 2012, at 2:37 AM, Fae<faenwp [at] gmail> wrote:
>> The recently launched WikiQueer website has a system for
>> transcluding Wikipedia content and appears to have a background
>> negotiated with the Wikimedia Foundation.
>> Can someone confirm the nature of any special relationship with the
>> website and the nonprofit that runs it?
>> 1. http://www.wikiqueer.org/w/Wikipedia
>> 2. http://www.wikiqueer.org/w/WikiQueer:Milestones
>> 3. http://www.wikiqueer.org/w/WikiQueer:The_Aequalitas_Project
>> 4. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/03/01/gay-online-encyclopaedia-debuts-today/
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