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I've seen a couple of stories about major releases of materials into the Creative Commons of large numbers of literary and scholarly works in the languages of India, specifically Kannada and Tamil, thanks to the efforts of Wikipedians. Perhaps a talk with some of the participants or an overview of these kinds of efforts? [Gamaliel]
Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia is still a hot topic amongst proponents of alternative medicine and science. This seems ripe for a news feature or perhaps an interview with Susan Gerbic. [Gamaliel]
Sorry for not reporting in this slot for the last couple of weeks, but I have an interview set up now, so that should be ready for this week's edition. Rcsprinter123(express) @ 20:47, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
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