User talk:Mdale

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Add Media Wizard i18n[edit]

Hi Mdale, who should I contact to help clarify a few doubts regarding the translation of Add Media Wizard interface messages? Hamilton Abreu 18:00, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

You can catch me on IRC as "mdale", directly ask the question or point me to the issue on translatewiki, and we can add some comment documentation to the msg key Mdale 03:28, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, if I may, I'd prefer to list a few points, some of which are of a more general nature and not prone to handle through IRC. I'll contact you directly at translatewiki:User:Mdale.

mwEmbed gadget description[edit]

Hi, could you possibly help with a clearer description of the mwEmbed gadget? This is discussed at Commons:Commons:Village_pump#MediaWiki:Gadget-mwEmbed. Thanks! Rd232 13:50, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Image licensing[edit]

I'm not sure that you can license screenshots including the interfaces of proprietary browsers using {{MW-screenshot}}. Am I missing something here?--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:42, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

ah... These are screen shots of the mw software, on various devices and browsers found in the real world. Are you suggesting that we can only freely licence screenshots of our software that existing in a pure GPL free software platform stack? What about the proprietary operating system; if running a free browser in a proprietary operating system ? What about the proprietary drivers in the camera; proprietary image filters acting as a window to the "world that we see" ? If your friend is holding a proprietary phone with a proprietary OS screen; is that photo automatically un-free? What license would you suggest? I would think the whole point of that option in the license selection is so that we can do basic QA iteration sharing. But let me know if you think there is a better option. thanks --Mdale (talk) 00:57, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
IMO if it includes IE/iOS/Windows Phone etc. it should be licensed as non-free, with a non-free use rationale.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:04, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
You are correct, if the UI is shown. So I should either crop or re-license. as non-free. But it clearly was the closest option available in the license selection since it is a mediawiki screen shot ;)

How to enable h.264 locally ?[edit]

Hello Mdale,

you wrote here :

I enabled h.264 locally

I would like to be able to do the same.

Can you explain how to ?

I detailed what I tried on this page : How to enable transcoding to H.264 ?

Thanks for the great job you already did !

--Dieudo (talk) 11:33, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands this week[edit]

Hi, you are invited to the GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 15:00 UTC (8:30pm IST, 8am PDT) at #wikimedia-office. We have done our best finding a time that works decently in as many timezones as possibles. Please confirm at qgil@wikimedia.org so I can add you to the calendar invitation and I have your preferred email for other occasions. If you can't make it's fine, but let me know as well. We have left a notice to all students, but your help is welcome making sure yours is aware about it. Thank you!--Qgil (talk) 20:32, 24 June 2013 (UTC)