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Welcome to the General reading room. On this page, Wikibookians are free to talk about the Wikibooks project in general. For proposals for improving Wikibooks, see the Proposals reading room.

OGL copyright questionEdit

Hi wikibooks

I have a CC 3.0 SA OGL question

I might be contracted soon on an OGL project. This would involve bringing material from wikibooks onto another platform, and all updates on this platform fed back into wikibooks.

The only problem here is that the platform will be OGL.

Is there a problem with:  

  • OGL -> CC 3.0 SA  
  • CC 3.0 SA -> OGL

--Pluke (discusscontribs) 12:42, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Edit

Please help translate to your language

Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (discusscontribs) 10:12, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

FileExporter beta featureEdit

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 JanuaryEdit

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

18:38, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Cookbook recipe: vandalism sprinkled with recordEdit

Twelve years ago, 75.8.196.193 proposed to bake oil and flour at 400 ° (C or F ?) for one hour. This IP forgot to tell us that he/she was making his recipes in his fireproof kitchen. Fortunately, this is only intervention on WB. Now that I have just become a reviewers, I would like to thank all patrollers for their wonderful work in keeping WM healthy. --Eihel (discusscontribs) 08:47, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Most prominent institutional partnerships?Edit

Is there any particular example of a large organization curating any book or collection in Wikibooks? For example, maybe there was an institutional partnership to bring a set of textbooks or training manuals here. Thanks for any project anyone can highlight. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:05, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: While Wikibooks does not explicitly partner with any universities as far as I know, it is not uncommon for instructors for a module to curate books here. Examples include University of Virginia (Lentis) and UCL (Issues in Interdisciplinarity 2018-19). Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 22:41, 16 February 2019 (UTC)