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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 30, 2015 06:52 AM

Kannada Wikipedia Workshop in Mangaluru (Coverage in Udayavani)

by U.B.Pavanaja — last modified Sep 13, 2015 06:17 AM

As part of its ongoing partnership with St Aloysius College Mangaluru, CIS-A2K co-organized a workshop with the Kannada wikipedia community on Kannada Wikipedia. Udayavani covered this in their edition on July 5.

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Not many contributors for Kannada-centric Wiki page

by U.B.Pavanaja — last modified Sep 13, 2015 05:42 AM

Wikipedia, which has over 60,000 contributing editors in India, has only 33 Kannadigas contributing to the Kannada section, said Pavanaja U B, programme manager, The Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru.

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Odia Wikipedia meets Google Developer Group

Odia Wikipedia meets Google Developer Group

by Sailesh Patnaik — last modified Jul 16, 2015 01:17 PM

This is a guest post by Wikimedian Sailesh Patnaik who has been a ardent contributor in Odia-language Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects and has led outreach and partnership building initiatives to grow the Wikimedia projects in Odia and other Indian languages. In this post Sailesh shares his personal experience from his interaction at the Google Extended I/O organised by Google Developer Group in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. All the views are author’s personal views.

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Magic words in Wikipedia

by Tanveer Hasan — last modified Sep 14, 2015 08:37 AM
July 29, 2015

The struggle of finding solutions for replacing and retrieving content /words/facts and figures, in this day and age of machines that seem to know everything should ideally be a non-issue. Yet, for many of us who write reports based on the data available at that moment, it is nothing less than a nightmare to come to know that there has been a significant change in the data with which our reports have been written.

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Train the Trainer: Running effective outreach activities in India

by Tanveer Hasan — last modified Jul 30, 2015 03:20 PM

It is heartening to report that many Wikimedia projects in Indian languages have sustained, and even experienced an upward trend in, editor engagement. However, in terms of content creation, the majority of these projects are still facing grave challenges that put their very existence at risk.

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Open Data Intermediaries in Developing Countries - A Synthesis Report

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jun 16, 2015 09:40 AM

The roles of intermediaries in open data is insufficiently explored; open data intermediaries are often presented as single and simple linkages between open data supply and use. This synthesis research paper offers a more socially nuanced approach to open data intermediaries using the theoretical framework of Bourdieu’s social model, in particular, his concept of species of capital as informing social interaction... Because no single intermediary necessarily has all the capital available to link effectively to all sources of power in a field, multiple intermediaries with complementary configurations of capital are more likely to connect between power nexuses. This study concludes that consideration needs to be given to the presence of multiple intermediaries in an open data ecosystem, each of whom may possess different forms of capital to enable the use and unlock the potential impact of open data.

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Indian government includes open source in RFPs

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:18 PM
August 23, 2015

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment.

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FOSS for Public Use: Free and Open Source Software for Digital India

by Anubha Sinha — last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:20 PM
July 09, 2015

I attended a round-table meeting on May 29, 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The meeting was organized by SFLC in collaboration with the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software, and the Centre for Internet & Society.

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International Open Data Charter: First Public Draft

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:51 PM
May 29, 2015

The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was released at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 28-29, 2015. It is being developed by a range of organisations led by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Open Data Working Group (co-chaired by Government of Canada and the Web Foundation), the Government of Mexico, the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network, and Omidyar Network. CIS has contributed comments to a previous version of the draft, and also took part in the pre-release meeting of potential stewards of the Charter on May 26 in Ottawa. Here is the text of the draft Charter. Please visit opendatacharter.net/charter/ to submit your comments.

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How to do GuerillaGLAM

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified May 28, 2015 03:30 PM

A proposal titled How to do GuerrillaGLAM" that I had submitted for the Wikimania 2015 has been accepted. I will be presenting this on July 18.

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