Mar
27
2007

Year: 2007 Week: 13 Number: 66

Policy

Editorial note: spreading the news accords all projects and languages is the objective of Wikizine. Please bring this new policy under the attention of your home-wiki community and help to close the language barrier by translating or at least report the essence of the new policy.

Technical news

Request for help

  • [EN Wikinews] – There is interest by some users of EN Wikinews to try to make a video news bulletin. The problem is that there is need for people who know how to do that. People who are interested to help can say so in the "Water cooler".
  • [Wikimentary]  – In Wikizine 64 there was an item about a project to make a documentary about Wikipedia. But there is also another unrelated project for making a documentary. This is a project of Rory O’Connor, a documentary maker and journalist. This documentary is supposed to be focused on wiki technology including Wikipedia. Video recordings have been made at the previous Wikimanias.  This project is now seeking financial support to complete a film. To contact the people working on this; <roc AT globalvision DOT org>

Foundation

Community

Stats

  • [EO.wp]  – The Esperanto Wikipedia has reached 70,000 articles with Biblioteko de Aleksandrio (Library of Alexandra). The Esperanto Wikipedia is one of the older Wikipedia's and now the 11th largest Wikipedia out of +/- 240.
  • [Wikibooks] – The Russian Wikibooks and the Chinese Wikibooks has reached 500 book modules.

Other news

Was ist das?

OTOH: On The Other Hand
Stroopwafels: plural form of stroopwafel
Shills and Astroturfing:  A type of sockpuppet created by the manufacturer of a product or the author of a book for the sole purpose of recommending the product/book by posing as an enthusiastic consumer or reader. A single such sock puppet is a shill; creating large numbers of them to fake a "grass-roots" upswelling of support is known as astroturfing. (Source: [[ w:en:Sockpuppet (Internet)]])


Linus Torvalds quotes

"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." (1991)
"If you still don't like it, that's ok: that's why I'm boss. I simply know better than you do." (1996)
"Talk is cheap. Show me the code." (2000)
"They are smoking crack." (2003) Source: eWeek interview. Notes: said about SCO
"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect." (2003)

"Anybody who tells me I can't use a program because it's not open source, go suck on rms. I'm not interested. 99% of that I run tends to be open source, but that's _my_ choice, dammit." (October 26, 2004)  rms = Richard Stallman


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