User:Econterms/Glossary for Wiki-DC

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  • 1023 process -- this refers to the IRS Form 1023, perhaps the one needed to make donations to Wiki-DC, us a tax-exempt nonprofit. NYC chapter has done this. I'm told we have 27 months to make it, and it is then retroactive to the beginnings of the organization.
  • 501(c)(3) -- a category of tax exemption administered by the IRS -- tax deductibility for donors, both individual and business ; need to tweak application to IRS and add some specific language about disbursing $
  • Affiliations committee -- The Affiliations Committee (formerly the Chapters Committee) is a Wikimedia community committee entrusted with advising the WMF Board of Trustees on the approval of new affiliates: chapters, thematic organisations and user groups.
  • Berlin Agreement refers to the event founding the Chapters Association
  • Bootstrapping grant: A grant from WMF to Wiki-DC for starting up
  • Campus Ambassador -- usually a student at a university conducting Wikimedia outreach at that university
  • Chapter reports: Wikimedia chapters file reports here; we can compare them.
  • Chapters Association -- association of Wikimedia Chapters acting independently of the Foundation; two reps from our chapter went to a big meeting of them in Milan in April 2013 -- WCA has a glossary here.
  • CHM=Chemical Heritage Foundation-- as of March 2013 the Chemical Heritage Foundation seeks applicants for a paid Wikipedian in Residence for Spring 2013 -- a temporary full-time position to work as a community coordinator between CHF and Wikipedians--CHF is a collections-based nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies. The collections are support scholarship & illuminate chemistry’s role in shaping society. For more, visit http://www.chemheritage.org/about/careers/wikipedian-in-residence.aspx
  • Chapter committees of Wiki-DC: the Audit Committee, chaired as of 3/2013 by Kirill Lokshin, has an annual responsibility and does not report monthly; the Election Committee has an annual responsibility and does not report monthly; the Fundraising Committee, chaired by Peter Meyer, should report monthly on the chapter's efforts to raise funds for itself, but may have nothing to say in a particular month; the Governance Committee, chaired by Kirill Lokshin, reports monthly; the Grants Committee, chaired by Peter Meyer, reports monthly on grants given by our chapter; and the Technology Committee, chaired by Katie Filbert, reports monthly
  • the Corporation: that means this organization: Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc., aka Wikimedia-DC
  • Cove -- a business offering meeting space, where we hold our meetings, north of Dupont Circle at 1730 Connecticut. There is more than one business there. If looking for us, find the stairs going UP.
  • Dashboard: Active Board documents are often listed here: Internal:Dashboard
  • DLA Piper -- someone there does our legal services, possibly pro bono
  • Events grant: Wiki-DC received a Events 2012 grant from WMF
  • Expense Claim Form to submit to this chapter for reimbursement
  • FAIR Act http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Research_Public_Access_Act
  • FDC = Funds Dissemination Committee at Wikimedia Foundation -- this process is for big annual grants, too big and difficult for our chapter
  • the Foundation = WMF = the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Garfield Byrd is Chief of Finance and Administration at the WMF. See [1] and [2]
  • GAC = Grant Advisory Committee of WMF -- this is how we apply for grants from WMF
  • Gamergate controversy: see [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], Evidence in the GamerGate Case which closed in Jan 2015, Mark Bernstein user page, SH web page relevant user page, text by SH, [16], relevant user page, [17], [18], Ellen Pao discussion
  • Gibraltar issue -- an event and subsequent critique of another chapter's activity in which a local-QR-code project was structured in a way that could produce profit for somebody
  • GLAM bootcamp: A conference hosted and sponsored by wikidc, April 26-28 2013 at NARA. (venue, program)
  • Linode -- company with the servers hosting this chapter's wiki and other web sites (sources: [19]; [20])
  • Marco Civil -- Brazilian law on Internet and privacy -- see also [21]
  • Milan conference -- a meeting of representatives of chapters, April 18-21 2013.
  • Namecheap -- the registrar that holds Wikimedia DC's domain names (wikidc.org, wikimediadc.org, wikilovemonuments, etc)
  • Newsletter -- there's a recent proposition that this chapter could distribute regular newsletters, perhaps by mail, email, or on the blog
  • Night Owls -- a possible cosponsor for things: http://nightowls.dcacm.org/
  • OSI -- there are two. The Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org/node/651) will have their semi-annual board meeting in DC during the week of May 6 2013
  • OSI -- there are two. One rents our previousoffice space to us at 1629 K St NW DC
  • Patent reform underway 2015: [22], get back to Alice
  • PEG - A kind of grant from the WMF, a Project and Event Grant
  • Points of Light Foundation -- our previous office was there
  • Saylor Foundation: a not-for-profit organization named for MicroStrategy founder; develops open textbook/educ materials; sponsored Wikimania 2012 as per this Wikimania 2012 press release
  • Thematic chapters -- non-geographic chapters like Wikimedia Education, Wikimedia Catalan, Wikimedia LGBT, Wikimedia Medicine; like meta-WikiProjects
  • thorg -- seems to mean thematic organization, and to be a synonym for thematic chapter.
  • A User group agreement with WMF generally leads to a trademark license, allowing a user group characterize themselves as an official Wikimedia affiliate.
  • Wikichievements is a pilot project to assign ranks and give physical awards for editing articles, analogous to barnstars. Wikimedia Serbia and Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are supporting it. (written thus: WM RS, WM NYC, and WM DC)
  • Wiki Loves Monuments
  • Wiki-Loves-Monuments grant ; Wiki-DC also has a Wiki Loves Monuments USA 2012 grant
  • Wikipedian in Residence -- a job or intern role at a non-WMF organization; examples are at Consumer Reports, past/potential example at NARA.
  • WikiSalon -- our own chapter's name for a occasional/regular meetup at our office to which any potential or actual or member Wikipedian can come; might have refreshments
  • WikiSym -- an academic conference each fall, held so far in North America and Europe.
  • WMF = the Wikimedia Foundation, the institution of which Wikimedia-DC is a chapter
  • WMF Legal -- a dept at the Foundation, appropriate for questions of guidance. But they are not attys for our chapter, and de facto their guidance is defensive for themselves ; it would be good to find legal advice with more chutzpah

Terms on general Wikipedia

  • VandalProof: a specific anti-vandalism tool for Wikipedia [23]
  • Wall of text: Long solid paragraph [24]
  • Wheel war: Dispute between Wikipedia admins [25]
  • WikiBlame: A software tool for finding when a particular string of text was added [26]
  • Wikipedia Zero is an initiative of the Wikimedia Foundation to enable mobile access, free of data charges, to Wikipedia in developing countries. [27]
  • Wikipe-tan, Wiki-tan: a female personification of Wikipedia [28]
  • Wikisource: a sister project creating and maintaining a free online compendium of primary source texts [29]
  • Wikispam: Text or articles posted to promote a product or meme [30]
  • Wiktionary: project to create a free online dictionary of every language [31]
  • WMF Engineering: [32]
  • WMF research
  • Wolf vote: a vote cast against the flow of opinion, perhaps just to oppose that flow; a going-along vote is a sheep vote. [33]
  • XNR: acronym for "cross-namespace-redirects", discussed at Wikipedia:Redirects [34]
  • More on Wikipedia acronyms [35]