Thursday, July 2, 2015

Biological interaction: Strategic partnerships with CC Wikidata, and this Wikidata Engineering Community project, potentially a very far-reaching development re a strategic partnership between Wikimedia and World University, Email Thread Excerpts, Possible names for this - "Wiki Loves Open Data / WLOD," ""Sum of all Data," WUaS and "* Open data organizations have a subset of interesting data that could be used to improve Wikimedia wikis after being added to Wikidata" ... Could these ~10 main World University foci/areas could become part of framework



Hi Quim, Sylvia, Lydia and Wikidatans, 

In terms of strategic partnerships with CC Wikidata, and this Wikidata Engineering Community project looking for -

 "* people that have been in touch with organizations willing to contribute their open data" - 

in what ways could CC World University and School contribute our early CC Nation State Universities, e.g. Mexico World University and School -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Mexico - (with only the CC MIT OCW in Spanish so far, and not yet in Spanish otherwise)? See also, for example, the Nation States' wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States. Each wiki Nation-State University at CC WUaS, seeks to accredit in each country in their main languags to offer online CC baccalaureate, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees, and also I.B. high school degrees, if possible, based on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC, to begin. 

In addition, CC World University would like to facilitate wiki / Wikidata schools for open teaching and learning in each of all 7,929+ languages. As planned interlingual wiki schools for highest quality universal education, CC World University and School would like to explore developing in Wikidata, and become a growth story also for Wikidata. World University would thus like to explore contributing our open data in these regards. 

In what ways might WUaS best contribute in terms of a strategic partnerships re this Wikidata Engineering Community project ? Perhaps World University could become a part of the "community framework allowing Wikidata content and tech contributors, data engineers, and open data organizations to collaborate effectively." Thank you.

Best, 
Info (Scott)


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Wikidatans:

Thank you very much for this quick and very diverse wave of feedback. I'm trying to keep the description of https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101950 up to date, and you are welcome to edit too.

The deliverable of this goal is basically documentation, so the first question is where should that documentation live. Somewhere under https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata: ? In Meta? In Outreach? Elsewhere? As soon as we have an answer we can start documenting on-wiki, business as usual.

We need a name for this "framework". It can be a working name used for practical reasons. I'm starting to use Wiki Loves Open Data / WLOD, but only in my brain (now it's the first time that I write it down). Please propose better alternatives if you have them.

For now we will keep the discussion here, but people willing to get involved as a contributor / stakeholder should get ready to follow the work in Phabricator. We will start with subtasks blocking T101950, jumping to an own project only if needed.

Some replies to feedback received:

* If you are involved or in touch with an open data organization, you are encouraged to add yourselves to "Organizations interested" at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101950

* Having real cases with real problems is the best way to focus on what really matters. There is a section "The problem" where we should list the problems that are blocking or making difficult fruitful contributions to Wikidata.

* Where to publish entire datasets... Something tells me that this is not the most urgent and important problem that we have, but the community definitely knows better, so correct me if I'm wrong. I think our main use case are organizations having certain types of data that would be great to have in Wikipedia via Wikidata. Whatever is the most urgent problem, we need to be very selective in the scope we want to address in this quarterly goal.

* The experience of maintainers of current projects like ProteinBoxBot is very very useful. Please do not hesitate getting into details, creating subtasks to address specific problems, etc.

* Scott, I have the impression that we need to define this framework a bit before projects like yours can jump in and find their ways for contributing. I don't have a good reply to you right now, and this goal is precisely about offering a framework useful to you, useful to Wikimedia.

Looking forward to your feedback and to start editing on a wiki page soon. 

Quim


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Hi Quim, 

Thank you! This is a potentially a very far-reaching development re a strategic partnership between Wikimedia and World University, and by establishing "a framework to engage with data engineers and open data organizations."

I've logged in to Phabricator and set up a WUaS account, but haven't yet added WUaS to "Organizations interested" here at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101950 and will wait and participate in email mostly as the framework develops a little further, concerning your: 

* Scott, I have the impression that we need to define this framework a bit before projects like yours can jump in and find their ways for contributing. I don't have a good reply to you right now, and this goal is precisely about offering a framework useful to you, useful to Wikimedia.

I'm so glad this Wiki Loves Open Data / WLOD initiative is developing concerning a "a framework useful to you[WUaS], useful to Wikimedia" re CC World University and School and a strategic partnership with Wikimedia - and that you're integrating all the main fascinating varied open data projects. Thank you again. 

Best regards,
Scott


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Hi Quim,


I think a name like "Linked Open Wikidata" would be better, since that is what I think you are talking about - linked open data with Wikidata items at the hub from which all other research questions should begin. Something like "Sum of all Data" in the sense that we already have a mini-framework set up for the "Wikidata:WikiProject sum of all paintings": 


The Wikiverse is always overly ambitious, and Wikidata is no exception. It would be nice to have all oil paintings from the world's top museums and national collections in there, as well as all paintings from the world's greatest artists.


Jane


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Quim, Jane and Wikidatans, 

Appreciating your focus on museums and paintings, Jane, re Markus's Wikipedias' mapping project (and a hypothetical Wikidata virtual earth for these and STEM research, building on Markus's mapping), where Museums' paintings and art in all 288 Wikipedia/Wikidata languages could similarly be beautifully mapped database-wise. 

And appreciating your focus too, Jane, on open linked data re developing inter-lingual Wikidata with machine learning and artificial intelligence ahead. In these regards, and among about ~10 main CC World University foci/areas - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/natural-platform-world-univ-sch-would.html - which could be used as a contributory organizing framework in the future, Quim, World University has a main Museums' wiki Subject and is planning to grow open museums in all 7,929 languages online - including in a virtual earth (with paintings much like virtual books "in the stacks" of digital libraries in a virtual earth). 

Quim, since Wikia (e.g. WUaS is in the open Wikia wiki 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects) is also a Wikimedia project, - e.g. Jimmy Wales is the president of Wikia and Chairman of Wikimedia - I wonder concerning your focus this quarter with this email thread ... 

* Open data organizations have a subset of interesting data that could be used to improve Wikimedia wikis after being added to Wikidata ... 

whether these ~10 main World University foci/areas () could become part of framework for the contributory data planning for what you have in mind. 

Cheers, Scott

http://worlduniversityandschool.org



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3 comments:

Gregory Kohs said...

Jimmy Wales isn't Chairman of Wikimedia.

Meeting WorldUniversity said...

Thanks ... Chairman Emeritus, I just see here - https://www.academia.edu/3152827/Rethinking_mammalian_brain_evolution ... didn't see the time frame when I first looked at Wikipedia.

Meeting WorldUniversity said...

Oops ... here I meant to post ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales ...