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I'm Peter Benjamin Meyer. My [http://en.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:econterms regular user page] is on the English Wikipedia.
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I'm Peter Benjamin Meyer. '''For Wikimedia & chapter purposes I can be reached at peter.meyer@wikidc.org.'''
   
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I'm on the board of directors of this chapter, selected in 2013, and elected in [[/Internal:Board_election_(2014)/Candidates|2014]], [https://wikimediadc.org/images/wikidc/9/9a/Wiki_Society_of_Washington%2C_DC_Inc._-_Report_of_Action_-_October_15%2C_2016.pdf 2016], and [[Internal:Board_election_(2018)/Candidates|2018]].
I'm a new director and officer of this chapter. I'm focusing on chapter business of two kinds (a) being treasurer and (b) participating in and hosting [[Internal:Edit-a-thon|edit-a-thons]].
 
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I'll be on the ballot in 2020 also. Here's my [[/Meyer 2020 candidacy statement|statement of candidacy]]
   
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My [[w:User:econterms|regular user page]] is on the English Wikipedia.
== Chapter business ==
 
* [[/Treasurer duties and updates]]
 
* [[/Glossary for Wiki-DC]]
 
* broken but want to follow up: [[Special:Log/rights&offset=&limit=500&type=rights&user=|list of verified users on this wiki]] ; we're not using https: (aka SSL) on this wiki.
 
   
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=== Ongoing chapter business ===
* I was a candidate for the Wiki-DC board of directors in the Feb/March 2013 election. Here were my [[/Candidate for Board 2013|candidacy statements]].
 
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* [[Internal:Public_policy|Public policy joint workspace]]
* I welcome feedback about the chapter at this special-purpose address: peter.meyer (at) wikimediadc.org.
 
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* [[I:A|Audit arrangements]]
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* [[/Glossary for Wiki-DC|Glossary for Wiki-DC]]
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* WikiConference North America 2021: [[meta:Grants_talk:Conference/WCNA/WikiConference_North_America_2021|Grant application]]
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* [[/Vaccine partnership]]
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* [https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/smithsonian-launches-american-womens-history-initiative AWHI] and Women in Red
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* All our chapter meetups: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/DC
   
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* Add to [[Donate]] page -- how to designate Wikimedia DC on smile.amazon.com
* [http://wikimediadc.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3APrefixIndex&prefix=User%3Aeconterms&namespace=0 List of Econterms user space on this wiki]
 
   
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* We also sponsored the New England meeting: [http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/128713422/] ; [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/2nd_Annual_Wikimedia_New_England_General_Meeting] ; [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_New_England/20_July_2013#Meeting_notes]
== To do ==
 
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* Our chapter uses a variety of software platforms, including: [https://github.com/wikimediadc github], podio, quickbooks, meetup.com, and until recently WordPress and trello.
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* Fiscal sponsorship of Art + Feminism, whose chiefs are Michael Mandiberg, Jacqueline Mobey-, Siân Evans, and Dorothy Howard -- grant is for $11226, [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/MMandiberg/Art%2BFeminism_Editathons here]. The money arrived 12/12/2014 and $15 went to wire transfer costs.
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* [[/June 2015 meeting]]
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* [[/AAAS meeting]]
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* [[/Online harassment reference points]]
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* [[/Congressional staff edits]]
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* [[/Konkani editathon]] -- an interesting prospect
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* internal@wikidc.org goes to all board and Wiki DC committee members -- I don't know who else, if anyone
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* [[/Affiliates Conference April 2016]]
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* [https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/improve-womeninstem-representation-wikidata Effie at SI on Wikidata]
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* U South Florida SOLIS: [http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/librarians-wikipedia-paul.html]
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* [[/Photo competitions]]
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* [[/Partnership with Agnes Scott College]]
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* [[/Child care]]
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==== Financial matters ====
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* [[/Audit Committee 2016 prep]]
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* [https://transferwise.com/us/ TransferWise] for international payments
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==== Web site maintenance ====
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* [[Special:Log/block]]
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* My preferred message when blocking spammers: Spamming links to external sites: Blocked per [[Technology access policy]], article V
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* Parameters to use when blocking a spammer: account creation disabled, email disabled, cannot edit own talk page
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=== Tech projects ===
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* [[/Extension for managing MediaWiki job queue]]
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=== To do ===
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* https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Strategy_2017 -- follow up wikidata strategy flow
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* [wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/Submissions:2015/Making_2016_the_Wikipedia_Year_of_Science 2016 Year of Science]
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* fill out: [[/Wikiscience proposal draft]]
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* possible blog post: [[/Wikipedia is not doomed]]
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* review: http://blog.wikimediadc.org/2013/10/the-annual-meeting-is-upon-us/
 
* Help organize edit-a-thons:
 
* Help organize edit-a-thons:
:* [[/Possible statistics edit-a-thon|Statistics editathon]]
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:* [[/Possible GHI-Goethe-Institute edit-a-thon]]
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:* [[/Possible Wikisource edit-a-thon|Wikisource edit-a-thon]] -- need funding; tentative time and place: the [http://wikiconferenceusa.org 2014 WikiConference USA], tentatively May 30-June 1, 2014 -- organizers are Pharos, HareJ, and ([https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Jihyunb&direction=prev&oldid=577136903 Jen]), recent NY LS grad and organizer of FCX2013 and on board of Free Culture Foundation)
:* [[/Possible Goethe Institute edit-a-thon|Goethe Institute edit-a-thon]]
 
:* [[/Plans for Economic History Association presentation about Wikipedia|Economic History Association presentation about Wikipedia]] (not mainly an edit-a-thon)
 
:* [[/Possible Wikisource edit-a-thon|Wikisource edit-a-thon]]
 
 
:* [[/Possible National Geographic Society edit-a-thon|National Geographic Society edit-a-thon]]
 
:* [[/Possible National Geographic Society edit-a-thon|National Geographic Society edit-a-thon]]
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:* [[/Possible Harvard club edit-a-thon|Possible Harvard club edit-a-thon]]
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:* [[/Possible Government procurement edit-a-thon]]
   
* keep working [[Internal:Edit-a-thon]] and [[Internal:Partnership guide‎]]
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* keep working [[Event_guide/Edit-a-thon]] and [[Internal:Partnership guide‎]]
 
 
* in 2014: [[/Bylaws tweaks for the future]]; present WikiDC activities next yr to NYC conference as lightning talk
 
* in 2014: [[/Bylaws tweaks for the future]]; present WikiDC activities next yr to NYC conference as lightning talk
 
 
* draft [[/presentation for GLAM Boot Camp on chapters and funding]]
 
* draft [[/presentation for GLAM Boot Camp on chapters and funding]]
   
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* broken but want to follow up: [[Special:Log/rights&offset=&limit=500&type=rights&user=|list of verified users on this wiki]] ; we're not using https: (aka SSL) on this wiki.
* draft [[/blog post about WikiSym 2013]]
 
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* [http://wikimediadc.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3APrefixIndex&prefix=User%3Aeconterms&namespace=0 List of Econterms user space on this wiki]
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* [http://wikimediadc.org/w/index.php?namespace=2&invert=1&title=Special%3ARecentChanges recent changes, excluding new-accounts and user space]
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* examine later: https://transcription.si.edu/project/6631
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; Org development coordinator
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* https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WM_US-DC/Cultural_Partnerships_2015
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* GLAM-wiki org is under construction and this employee would support that; they are or have been a user group ; not incorporated ; dominc and lori
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=== Scientific photography contest possibility 2017 ===
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* local winners must be announced in January 2018 at the latest and international jury must have the list of the local winner by the second week of January.
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* We hope to announce the overall intl winners in February.
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* In the international competition there are 5 categories you can submit the winners, but locally it will be up to you on how many images you feature.
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* In Estonia where this competition started there are special prizes. Companies provide them. US chapters might want/need to do that.
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* Competition subpages have mostly been on Wikipedia. Example: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikipeedia:Teadusfoto_2015
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* US chapters could also propose 1-2 members for the international jury.
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* our chapter could organize this competition for the United States!
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* the contest itself will take place in November?
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* would you need the results of the US competition provided to the international jury, or any other schedule constraints that we should know about?
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* Would you also be looking to us for funding the prizes for the US completion, or do you have a different plan in place for that?
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*Science photo competition is coming again in this November: http://www.wikisciencecompetition.org/
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* Based on the last competition in 2015 it's reasonable to assume that there could be ca 10 000 participants and over 50 000 submissions this time.
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* there's a need to find enough local organizers who would take care of local country-based sub-competitions.
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* June contacts from Ivo
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* The task is relatively simple: there has to be someone, who would promote the competition locally and set up a jury to select the local winners.
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* Any interest in Wikimedia District of Columbia about organizing this competition in the USA?
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== Done! ==
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[[File:2015 wikimedia dc annual meeting 121367.jpg|thumb|<center>I helped eat the cake at the annual membership meeting</center>]]
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* I was a candidate for the Wiki-DC board of directors in the 2013, 2014, and 2016 elections. Here were my candidacy statements in [[/Candidate for Board 2013|Feb/Mar 2013]], in [[/Candidate for Board 2014|2014]], and in [[Internal:Board_election_(2016)/Candidates#Peter_Meyer|2016]].
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* My [[/Report_from_WikiSym/OpenSym_2013|Report from the 2013 WikiSym/OpenSym conference]], Aug 2013
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* [[/Plans for Economic History Association presentation about Wikipedia|Economic History Association presentation about Wikipedia]] -- went well! Sept 2013
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* [[Internal:Annual_budget_(2013–2014)|Annual budget plan thru Sept 2014]] -- Aug-Nov 2013
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* [[/Possible statistics edit-a-thon|Statistics editathon]] -- Dec 8, 2013
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* Updated with nonprofit language: [[Internal:Annual financial report (2012–2013)]] -- Oct 2013-Jan 2014
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* I was chapter treasurer at one time. [[/Treasurer duties and updates|Treasurer duties and updates]]
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* I was the chair of the elections committee to run the Sept 2019 elections to the Wiki DC board. Concluded in Dec 2019.
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* We signed on (June 2020) to the petition supported by the Society of American Archivists addressed to WIPO to encourage national governments to give permission to cultural institutions to make backup copies (for "digital preservation") without violating copyright: [https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/World%20IP%20Day_2020_WIPO%20Letter.pdf], [https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLAMWikiGlobal/permalink/1525005764331625/], [https://www2.archivists.org/news/2020/leading-library-archives-and-museum-organizations-call-on-wipo-to-help-safeguard-cultural-], [https://form.jotform.com/201104533812340?fbclid=IwAR36SDvmp--PcG4akhgfnk5JURherF-UYAsnC9AjgAioiRjOiA_ZbhAuvVI]
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[[de:Benutzer:Econterms]]
== Legislative issues ==
 
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[[en:User:Econterms]]
* ACTA: [[wikipedia:ACTA | The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)]], is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property; agreed on in 2011 if I understand correctly
 
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[[es:Usuario:Econterms]]
* CISPA: [[wikipedia:CISPA | Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act]] -- a proposed U.S. law to "allow" (require?) sharing of Internet traffic data between the U.S. government and some companies, intended to help the government investigate cyber threats and ensure security of networks.
 
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[[fr:Utilisateur:Econterms]]
* Aaron's Law: sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren's office
 
* SOPA/PIPA -- effort by recording industry and Hollyword to incorporate copyright protection into the infrastructure of the Internet; beaten back in 2011.
 
* CALEA: The [[wikipedia:Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act]] is a United States wiretapping law passed in 1994
 
* Wiki DC committed to advocating for Internet freedom (along the SOPA/PIPA issue line) and has some [[Internal:Budget (2012-2013) | budget capacity]] for this. contact person at Lofgren's office is senior legislative counsel: harley.geiger at mail.house.gov ; 225-3072.
 
* Review: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Slowking4/congressional_briefing_agenda
 
* Research "Aaron's law" proposal (named for Aaron Swartz) from Rep. Lofgren's office: proposed revision to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to reduce penalties and maybe more. [http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/aarons-law-honor-internet-activist-redefine-computer-fraud-1B8005442]
 

Latest revision as of 00:05, 13 February 2021

I'm Peter Benjamin Meyer. For Wikimedia & chapter purposes I can be reached at peter.meyer@wikidc.org.

I'm on the board of directors of this chapter, selected in 2013, and elected in 2014, 2016, and 2018. I'll be on the ballot in 2020 also. Here's my statement of candidacy

My regular user page is on the English Wikipedia.

Ongoing chapter business

  • Add to Donate page -- how to designate Wikimedia DC on smile.amazon.com

Financial matters

Web site maintenance

  • Special:Log/block
  • My preferred message when blocking spammers: Spamming links to external sites: Blocked per Technology access policy, article V
  • Parameters to use when blocking a spammer: account creation disabled, email disabled, cannot edit own talk page

Tech projects

To do

Org development coordinator

Scientific photography contest possibility 2017

  • local winners must be announced in January 2018 at the latest and international jury must have the list of the local winner by the second week of January.
  • We hope to announce the overall intl winners in February.
  • In the international competition there are 5 categories you can submit the winners, but locally it will be up to you on how many images you feature.
  • In Estonia where this competition started there are special prizes. Companies provide them. US chapters might want/need to do that.
  • Competition subpages have mostly been on Wikipedia. Example: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikipeedia:Teadusfoto_2015
  • US chapters could also propose 1-2 members for the international jury.
  • our chapter could organize this competition for the United States!
  • the contest itself will take place in November?
  • would you need the results of the US competition provided to the international jury, or any other schedule constraints that we should know about?
  • Would you also be looking to us for funding the prizes for the US completion, or do you have a different plan in place for that?
  • Science photo competition is coming again in this November: http://www.wikisciencecompetition.org/
  • Based on the last competition in 2015 it's reasonable to assume that there could be ca 10 000 participants and over 50 000 submissions this time.
  • there's a need to find enough local organizers who would take care of local country-based sub-competitions.
  • June contacts from Ivo
  • The task is relatively simple: there has to be someone, who would promote the competition locally and set up a jury to select the local winners.
  • Any interest in Wikimedia District of Columbia about organizing this competition in the USA?

Done!

I helped eat the cake at the annual membership meeting