Jul
26
2008

Special post: url’s to the Wikimania 2008 streams

The video recordings of Wikimania 2008 are online at the Biblotheca Alexandrina webcast section But these do not work if you are not using Windows it looks like.

To make it more esay to watch them Wikizine provides you with the direct links to the files. Try several players if needed. It seems to work mostly with VLC. But for some I needed Mplayer to get it working.

The “Kalura” videos are copys of the Biblotheca Alexandrina webcast streams. So there are not better but the are maybe more easy te view.

Overview of all Kaltura videos can be found at the Kalutra website at the Wikimania2008 section.

Opening Ceremony
Ahmed Darwish, Florence Devouard, Hoda Baraka, Ismail Serageldin
Thursday July 17, 2008

View by streaming

Download the video;

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Wikimedia Foundation Board Panel
Domas Mituzas, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Jimmy Wales, Kat Walsh, Michael Snow
Thursday July 17, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Content creation strategies for emerging countries
Jürgen Galler
Thursday July 17, 2008

Kultura;

Kaltura

Keeping the Media accountable
Rhonda Shearer
Thursday July 17, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura


New Paradigms For New Tomorrows
Ismail Serageldin
Thursday July 17, 2008

Vieuw by streaming;

View by downloading;

Kaltura:

Kaltura

Recent Developments in Search Technology
Usama Fayyad
Friday July 18, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Wikimedia and libraries
Jakob Voss, Phoebe Ayers, Sohair Wastawy, Tim Spalding
Friday July 18, 2008

kaltura;

Kaltura

Free Knowledge & Wikimedia Projects
Oliveir Hugot
Friday July 18, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Open culture and the Internet in the Middle East
Ahmed Tantawy
Friday July 18, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

LibraryThing and Social Cataloging
Tim Spalding
Friday July 18, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Diplopedia: Wiki Culture in the U.S. Department of State
Eric M. Johnson
Saturday July 19, 2008

Kaltura

Kaltura

Communication issues : Musings of a Dinosaur

Florence Devouard
Saturday July 19, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

Closing Ceremony
Florence Devouard, Ismail Serageldin, Jimmy Wales, Michael Snow, Noha Adly, Sue Gardner
Saturday July 19, 2008

Kaltura;

Kaltura

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Jul
24
2008

Year: 2008 Week: 30 Number: 97

Notice from the editor: this edition does not includes all relevant news for the time frame between the previous Wikizine and this one. I decided that getting something out is more important then more delays. Walter

Foundation

Technical news

  • [SUL] – Bureaucrats can now rename a user to a name that is already migrated to the Single User Login. This at least when if the global account and the local account have the same email address or password.
  • [Video on wiki] – Kaltura, Inc is sponsoring Michael Dale, lead developer of the MetaVid project, to work in the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco beginning in  August. Michael will work on adding support for video editing operations and other video-related functionality to MediaWiki.
  • [ERATA] – the item “Restrict upload”, section “Proposals”, in Wikizine 96 was not correct. Restricting uploads to auto confirmed users only is not a proposal but is live on all wikis … except those wikis who have requested to disable this function explicitly.

Request for help

Proposals

  • [Front door] – Just like most people have a very hard time to understand that a domain of a website can end with something else then .com have visitors the urge to put “www” before everything. The means the url “www.wikipedia.org” is an important page and the front door for many visitors of Wikipedia. 10 Wikipedias have currently the honour to be listed very prominently around the wikipedia-globe, the Wikipedias who have the most articles. When a Wikipedia breaks the 100,000 articles milestone the also like to move up and get a spot around the globe. But space is limited. This a long standing source of discussion.
A poll is currently opened to find a solution. Users can indicate there support for different ways to present the Wikipedia-options to the visitors. The poll is open until July 31, 2008 at 23:59 UTC.

Community

Other news

  • [Knol] – Google has gone live with their project to create user written information articles. It is not like Wikipedia in the sense that an article is owned by an author, at least as default. When you start a new “knol” you can also allow everyone to edit if logged in. That author can write about what he wishes to write, even when there is already an article about that topic. Other people can give a rating (stars) and give comments. Authors received a part of the earnings of the advertisements displayed on there articles if the switch the advertisements on. The default license is “Creative Commons Attribution 3.0″. It is currently not clear of the GFDL-licence that Wikipedia is using is compatible. But you can also pick a licence that does not allow commercial use or you can disallow all use elsewhere. So knol be very open or very restrictive depending on what you chose as author of a knol.
  • [China] – The Chinese language Wikipedia is now, months after the unblocking of the other languages editions, also unblocked. At least in some parts of China. It is expected the will be blocked again as soon as the Olympic fire is extinguished.

Quote

Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children. Mammon awoke, and lo! it was naught but a follower.

from The Book of Mozilla, 11:9
(10th Edition)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Mozilla


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Jul
15
2008

Notification of delay of EN Wikizine

Dear reader of Wikizine in English,The next edition of Wikizine is delayed. At this time it is still theintention to provide you with this edition.If you would like to help out with the creation of EN Wikizine pleasecontact me at <walter@wikizine.or…

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