[Foundation-l] Question about status of access in mainland China

2008-12-16 Thread Michael Snow
. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Ombudsman commission

2009-01-02 Thread Michael Snow
, and how we should fill in the gaps. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Ombudsman commission

2009-01-02 Thread Michael Snow
this out to some other organization. If so, who? This is the kind of analysis I was inviting in my last message. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Foundation-l] Ombudsman commission

2009-01-02 Thread Michael Snow
sample of information, though, so if somebody wants to speak up and make the case for why the current setup is the best approach, I'm certainly open to that as well. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] Don't know how linked we still are with wikia...

2009-01-06 Thread Michael Snow
as they abide by our basic standards of behavior. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Agenda for January board meeting

2009-01-06 Thread Michael Snow
about these issues and get involved in the discussion. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] GFDL QA update and question

2009-01-08 Thread Michael Snow
don't want to ignore use of the database for mirrors or research, but it's only part of the picture. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

2009-01-18 Thread Michael Snow
). --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Board resolution on committees

2009-01-19 Thread Michael Snow
that regulate who has access. Finally, as suggested in the resolution, I'll mention that we need to reconstitute a committee to organize the board elections that will happen later this year. Jan-Bart has again accepted the task of working as the board's liaison for this process. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

2009-01-21 Thread Michael Snow
two chapters there. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

2009-01-21 Thread Michael Snow
fulfilling those. In this I speak as much about individuals (those claiming entitlements on-wiki) as about the chapters. Focusing on how to make a positive contribution is a useful substitute. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-22 Thread Michael Snow
pointing to the web from print. (Or vice versa, for those people who think Wikipedia citations have to be to something available online.) --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-22 Thread Michael Snow
Milos Rancic wrote: On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net wrote: Milos Rancic wrote: * If it is about printed work, it should point at least to the appropriate printed work. It is really not any kind of reasonable solution to allow pointing from less

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-22 Thread Michael Snow
Milos Rancic wrote: On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net wrote: I'm afraid I simply don't understand what you're trying to say, then. It sounded like you were talking about having one document (web, print, whatever medium) point to another, something

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-22 Thread Michael Snow
that their contributions can only ever be reused as online text, which is of course contrary to the purpose of free licensing. Nobody yet has found the perfect answer to cover all media forms, but that shouldn't stop us from trying to work out solutions. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-22 Thread Michael Snow
think I've ever seen one. It it did exist, it would be several volumes long. Not at all, length just introduces more room for ambiguity. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

2009-01-23 Thread Michael Snow
realistic goals for it. While I can't say exactly offhand what the accounting mechanics will be, the lease should have no negative effect, either on our ability to execute the usability grant as intended, or on the use of unrestricted donations for the normal purposes of the foundation. --Michael

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

2009-01-23 Thread Michael Snow
professionals who don't believe Erik's explanation (even without any evidence to the contrary), I'll be happy to discuss it with them. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

2009-01-23 Thread Michael Snow
to Wikia. But I'm persuaded that it is the right choice for Wikimedia as a business decision, and our responsibility is to make such choices, not avoid them in deference to those who will believe the worst. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list

Re: [Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

2009-01-30 Thread Michael Snow
Ray Saintonge wrote: Michael Snow wrote: Requirements like that (the US used to require a copyright notice) have been stripped away as an unreasonable burden on authors. I don't think that that was the reason. The publishers would be the ones to make sure that the notice

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing interim update

2009-02-02 Thread Michael Snow
. The language could easily be tweaked for derivative works.) Then if there are any questions, people can refer to, examine, and potentially improve the tool. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Foundation-l] It.wiki wins the Premiolino!!

2009-02-05 Thread Michael Snow
. the article Giorgio Napolitano improved by his staff), very useful for every writer. The award consists in a parchment and a 5000€ cheque. Felicitazioni alla Wikipedia in italiano! --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] FW: [Wikinews-l] Increased incivility at wikinews [en] warning: contains rant

2009-02-05 Thread Michael Snow
, rather than the solution. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] FW: [Wikinews-l] Increased incivility at wikinews [en] warning: contains rant

2009-02-05 Thread Michael Snow
Ray Saintonge wrote: Michael Snow wrote: Marc Riddell wrote: It is clear that the Wikinews Project HAS come up with a successful model. The question is: are the other Projects even listening? What are you suggesting is the successful model Wikinews has come up with? I

Re: [Foundation-l] status of the licensing update

2009-02-18 Thread Michael Snow
Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/2/18 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net: We do still plan to have a survey, although I don't think it's critical that it precede the vote. The point of the survey is in particular to get some more information that would help work out details for attribution

Re: [Foundation-l] status of the licensing update

2009-02-18 Thread Michael Snow
Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/2/18 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net: That's why we made it a point to include some attribution standards in the proposal, so that we don't vote on this in a vacuum. I don't believe I've seen a formal proposal yet - did I miss it? There's

[Foundation-l] A funny coincidence

2009-02-18 Thread Michael Snow
it or not. Anyway, I'm looking forward to Wikimania, and seeing any of you that are able to make it. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] We are taking to long to switch over

2009-02-22 Thread Michael Snow
for whatever processes they need to make their decisions. I know it would always be nice to have more time, but delays will always expand to fill the space available, so deadline pressure is not a bad thing. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list

Re: [Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

2009-03-03 Thread Michael Snow
to keep it. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Report a problem link

2009-03-03 Thread Michael Snow
David Gerard wrote: Michael, is there any reason not to put Anthony on moderation? Actually, the problem is the thread, which is a complaint about Wikia practices that is off-topic for this list. Anthony didn't start the discussion, it's the thread that should be moderated. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Academic article review

2009-03-05 Thread Michael Snow
on basic subjects, unlike in science. The Tribe article is here typical: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe Not that I necessarily disagree with your conclusions, but I wouldn't cite Tribe as a typical subject in the humanities, as it's more in the realm of the social sciences. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Attribution survey and licensing next steps

2009-03-08 Thread Michael Snow
and wealth. My sense is that people producing offline media don't complain much about being forced to provide URLs. Instead it's the people fully invested in the online world complaining when other media can't fully replicate the features of hypertext. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

2009-03-15 Thread Michael Snow
them by following a hyperlink, it's the same logic. We allow references that adapt the conventions of other media to our context, we should allow people using other media the same privilege in adapting our conventions to their context. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

2009-03-15 Thread Michael Snow
Anthony wrote: On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net wrote: Anthony wrote: a) a link (URL) to the history page of the article or other page that contains the authorship information of the articles you are re-using. For offline copies

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing transition: opposing points of view

2009-03-19 Thread Michael Snow
Nikola Smolenski wrote: It is just your opinion that they have over-attributed; my opinion is that their way of attribution is reasonable. Just because one method is reasonable does not mean that all others are unreasonable. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing transition: opposing points of view

2009-03-20 Thread Michael Snow
Nikola Smolenski wrote: Дана Friday 20 March 2009 06:59:35 Michael Snow написа: Nikola Smolenski wrote: It is just your opinion that they have over-attributed; my opinion is that their way of attribution is reasonable. Just because one method is reasonable does not mean

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing transition: opposing points of view

2009-03-22 Thread Michael Snow
Nikola Smolenski wrote: Дана Friday 20 March 2009 23:11:17 Michael Snow написа: By comparison, Erik only said that people had over-attributed historically. He didn't say it was unreasonable of them to over-attribute, nor do I think that should be implied in what he said. When you

[Foundation-l] Board position statement

2009-03-23 Thread Michael Snow
to collect, develop and disseminate educational material, and make it available to people everywhere, free of charge, in perpetuity. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] Board position statement

2009-03-24 Thread Michael Snow
Michael Snow wrote: The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation invites the Wikimedia community to vote on this proposal to license Wikimedia material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU

Re: [Foundation-l] [Wiktionary-l] Divergent Wiktionary logos

2009-03-25 Thread Michael Snow
the appearance of game pieces. As I'm not a graphic designer, I'm not going to attempt to actually create the logo, but I would be very interested to see what someone with professional skills could come up with using this concept. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Encarta is dead

2009-03-31 Thread Michael Snow
Milos Rancic wrote: Encarta is dead [1]. Anyone willing to talk with Microsoft about getting materials for Wikipedia? [1] - http://encarta.msn.com/guide_page_FAQ/FAQ.html There's already some effort being made by the Communications Committee to reach out. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] South Korean Government's regulations on real name for Internet

2009-04-09 Thread Michael Snow
or what legal analysis was involved, and I hesitate to base my understanding of this law on translated news reports. But I can't imagine why we would try to block South Koreans from contributing, whether or not they comply with the requirements described. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Alternating sitenotices is kinda confusing

2009-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
for other broad notifications, could we get Wikimania put on there so that word can still get out while we run the licensing vote? --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Foundation-l] Alternating sitenotices is kinda confusing

2009-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
Casey Brown wrote: On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net wrote: Since watchlists are often used for other broad notifications, could we get Wikimania put on there so that word can still get out while we run the licensing vote? No. Unfortunately

Re: [Foundation-l] Alternating sitenotices is kinda confusing

2009-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
reply was a little snarky itself. I don't know that we have a perfect solution, but I think the mixed messages are worth fixing. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

Re: [Foundation-l] Foundation policy on linking to website that violates copyright

2009-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
to investigate, just that we should act appropriately when infringements are discovered. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Announcement: New Chief Program Officer: Jennifer Riggs

2009-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
that the Wikimedia Foundation is in a solid position in its employment practices. I expect that as a result, we will be able to maintain an excellent staff that continues to accomplish far more than you would normally anticipate from such a small team. --Michael Snow

[Foundation-l] Update on April board meeting

2009-04-20 Thread Michael Snow
, and the strategic plan is a continuing topic from the previous board meeting, but I neglected to put them all together for you. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Foundation-l] Board statement regarding biographies of living people

2009-04-21 Thread Michael Snow
projects with patience, kindness, and respect, and encouraging others to do the same. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] NPOV as common value?

2009-04-21 Thread Michael Snow
Brianna Laugher wrote: Hi, I think the Board's statement is quite commendable if unremarkable (which is I guess part of the reason for the silence - nothing new, which is as it should be!). Only one comment actually surprised me. 2009/4/21 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net

[Foundation-l] Board statement on Wikimedia trademarks

2009-04-22 Thread Michael Snow
steps to register and protect the Wikimedia marks, develop a set of policies and practices, and develop a strategy to allow uses by the chapters and community for activities in line with the Wikimedia mission. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing

Re: [Foundation-l] New Business Partnership with Orange

2009-04-23 Thread Michael Snow
opportunity to make that clear before it is completed. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] The EFF appears to be somewhat upset by the foundation

2009-04-23 Thread Michael Snow
. I was mildly amused that one of the sources on their wiki page drew a comparison between the project and Andrew Keen, which I suppose fits in with the performance art concept pretty well. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] The EFF appears to be somewhat upset by the foundation

2009-04-23 Thread Michael Snow
David Gerard wrote: 2009/4/23 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net: It's basically proven by the notable lack of other art appearing on their site in the meantime. I was mildly amused that one of the sources on their wiki page drew a comparison between the project and Andrew Keen, which I

[Foundation-l] Strategic plan resolution

2009-04-28 Thread Michael Snow
that people who want to have a voice in the process, should be heard. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Strategic plan resolution

2009-04-29 Thread Michael Snow
syr...@gmx.de wrote: Michael Snow wrote: As I've alluded to a few times, I've been working with Sue to start a long-term strategic planning process. This was a major topic of our last [...] The principles guiding this process should include: * Transparency. As much

[Foundation-l] More on Wikimedia strategic planning

2009-04-29 Thread Michael Snow
, which strategic questions require the most focus. You will hear more about this, and I will be asking for your views, as we begin to make progress. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Foundation-l] Licensing resolution

2009-05-21 Thread Michael Snow
Wikimedia licensing terms updated and terms of use implemented consistent with the proposal at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing resolution

2009-05-21 Thread Michael Snow
may not personally be aware of the depth of their contribution to the process. So let me conclude by thanking everyone who participated in the process, including especially all of you who voted. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Licensing update vote result

2009-05-21 Thread Michael Snow
. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Announcement: Chapter Selected Board Seats

2009-05-22 Thread Michael Snow
Welcome, Arne! I look forward to working with you. Thanks to the chapters for their confidence in us. --Michael Snow Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: Hello Everyone, As you may recall the board was restructured last year around this time. At that time we asked the chapters to select two board

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies

2009-06-04 Thread Michael Snow
that would not violate the privacy policy, should be directed to request and help with internal solutions, kept within appropriate limits to comply with the policy. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2

2009-06-05 Thread Michael Snow
information in a way consistent with the privacy policy. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2

2009-06-05 Thread Michael Snow
cases arise. Some of the redundancy is possibly for emphasis, or out of an abundance of caution, so that people don't think an exception arises when something is not explicitly stated. That being said, suggestions for particular improvements are always welcome. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2

2009-06-06 Thread Michael Snow
or Domas identify an issue, they don't need to run to Mike every time to check that it really is something that should be addressed. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] Info/Law blog: Using Wikisource as an Alternative Open Access Repository for Legal Scholarship

2009-06-23 Thread Michael Snow
has already been coopted. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Info/Law blog: Using Wikisource as an Alternative Open Access Repository for Legal Scholarship

2009-06-23 Thread Michael Snow
Brian wrote: On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.netwrote: The dataset you need to train an OCR system to be as good as theirs is the raw images and the plain text. They aren't making it easy to get either of those things

Re: [Foundation-l] GFDL-only + OTRS

2009-06-24 Thread Michael Snow
. This meant wikipedia's text Text may not be GFDL-only at this point. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Why Wikipedia and not the Wikipedia?

2009-06-27 Thread Michael Snow
and Britannica identifies which encyclopedia I mean. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

[Foundation-l] A chapters-related question

2009-07-05 Thread Michael Snow
structure of chapter organizations? --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] The problem with native languages vs. the lingua franca

2009-07-10 Thread Michael Snow
English-language teaching in Australia? Maybe Henry Higgins could answer that. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] About that sue and be damned to the National Portrait Gallery ...

2009-07-11 Thread Michael Snow
and require destruction of all outstanding versions. Then you can have everybody re-up for another round. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation

Re: [Foundation-l] Article: Public Domain Art in an Age of Easier Mechanical Reproducibility

2009-07-12 Thread Michael Snow
for Wikimedia Commons. Properly speaking, I would not consider something an archive if it is not accessible. For collections that are not available for study, the more correct term would be vault. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation

Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimania and the influenza A pandemic

2009-07-13 Thread Michael Snow
to Buenos Aires, but I'm glad that the Wikimania team is staying on top of this issue and keeping us informed. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Two questions about the licensing update of media files

2009-08-04 Thread Michael Snow
to radically different contexts it will still be free in the dogmatic sense, but it may no longer be all that useful. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation

Re: [Foundation-l] Two questions about the licensing update of media files

2009-08-04 Thread Michael Snow
challenge for free licenses, but I don't find it that closely related to the issue of choosing a free license in the first place. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Foundation-l] Two questions about the licensing update of media files

2009-08-04 Thread Michael Snow
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote: Michael Snow wrote: Marco Chiesa wrote: Commons accepts materials that are free according to http://freedomdefined.org/Definition GFDL works fall within that definition, so they're free. We have lived eight years with GFDL and we've called Wikipedia

Re: [Foundation-l] Is Apple censoring Wiktionary?

2009-08-06 Thread Michael Snow
right now on how Apple should run its business, or whether anybody should do business with them. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Upcoming tech hiring: CTO position split

2009-08-07 Thread Michael Snow
of the technical team gets defined more clearly. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Report to the Board April 2009

2009-08-11 Thread Michael Snow
informed of developments outside the monthly reports as well, so we remain able to exercise our oversight responsibilities, but I would agree that these monthly summaries are very helpful. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] It is vital to stamp out citizen journalism. Or claim to.

2009-08-14 Thread Michael Snow
to contests as media properties. Similar issues have come up in football (soccer), baseball, basketball, and golf - to mention only those where I know of specific instances off the top of my head. Anybody want to send me up the road to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics next year? --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Strategic Planning Office Hours

2009-08-18 Thread Michael Snow
, although obviously this won't be the last chance to participate in the process overall. --Michael Snow Philippe Beaudette wrote: Correction - this will be at #wikimedia-strategicplan On Aug 17, 2009, at 4:32 PM, Philippe Beaudette wrote: Strategic Planning office hours happen tomorrow

Re: [Foundation-l] Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation

2009-08-25 Thread Michael Snow
/Press_releases/Board_Announcements_August_2009 --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation

2009-08-26 Thread Michael Snow
before he was appointed to the board. I know that he was looking forward to getting to know people from the community at Wikimania, though. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Foundation-l] Expert board members - a suggestion

2009-08-27 Thread Michael Snow
abdicating our responsibilities for us to call on that expertise in order to review the work they themselves did. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Foundation-l] Expert board members - a suggestion

2009-08-27 Thread Michael Snow
Thomas Dalton wrote: 2009/8/27 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net: Thomas Dalton wrote: The best examples you can see are Stu West and Jan-Bard de Vreede. Stu with his technical and financial expertise is simply there, in every meeting, in the board mailing list, we don't have to go

Re: [Foundation-l] WMF seeking to sub-lease office space?

2009-09-08 Thread Michael Snow
source can be the magic bullet to reach everyone. In working toward that, we need to exercise our cultural value of sharing knowledge, so if you have information that is appropriate to share, pass it on to those who would like to know about it. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] open IRC meeting w/ Wikimedia Trustees: this Friday, 1800 UTC

2009-09-08 Thread Michael Snow
to have minutes, but as mentioned it will be an open meeting and I'd think there should be no objection to publishing the entire log. And if minutes is taken to mean simply a summary of the discussion, no doubt that would be welcome as well. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Do we have a complete set of WMF projects?

2009-09-08 Thread Michael Snow
having these projects move out of the incubator based on the decision of the language committee, that issue would have to be considered by the board directly in consultation with the broader community. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list

Re: [Foundation-l] Report to the Board of Trustees June 2009

2009-09-11 Thread Michael Snow
to paraphrase them in those contingent terms. To quote from the page itself, If your chapter is still in development, you can still apply for funds (especially when they are relevant to getting your chapter off the ground). --Michael Snow [1] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Local_chapters [2

Re: [Foundation-l] Announce: Brion moving to StatusNet

2009-09-28 Thread Michael Snow
culture movement, so that it really develops an ecosystem and not just a couple of peculiar organizations. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] Charity Navigator rates WMF

2009-10-09 Thread Michael Snow
Samuel Klein wrote: In my experience, high-school teachers were 90/10 anti Wikipedia 3 years ago, and are slightly in favor of it today. I would guess that the shift is in part thanks to their students, who in my experience have been 90/10 or better in favor of it. --Michael Snow

Re: [Foundation-l] Growth vs. maintenance

2009-11-04 Thread Michael Snow
. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

[Foundation-l] Upcoming board meeting topics

2009-11-11 Thread Michael Snow
that jetlag for at least some of the group is unavoidable), but we may need to fill things up more in fewer days. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Foundation-l] Advisory board update

2009-11-13 Thread Michael Snow
resource, I think, with his understanding of the challenges of growing and maintaining an active, engaged online community. He also is taking an interest in issues of improving quality, such as biographies of living people. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] WSJ on Wikipedia

2009-11-23 Thread Michael Snow
for such sources many times in the course of editing Wikipedia, particularly news archives (including the Wall Street Journal). --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman

[Foundation-l] Board meeting update

2009-11-29 Thread Michael Snow
considering a lot of feedback and making improvements. It's easier when you see what things are like in the office, but I hope we appreciate the dedicated staff and their support for the work of the Wikimedia movement. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing

Re: [Foundation-l] Housekeeping: One user on moderation today

2009-11-30 Thread Michael Snow
, by privileging those who are quickest to respond. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] advertising craigslist

2009-12-15 Thread Michael Snow
of them especially huge in the overall scheme of things, it seems completely backwards to suggest that such things are useless if they don't dwarf what has already been achieved. --Michael Snow ___ foundation-l mailing list foundation-l

Re: [Foundation-l] advertising craigslist

2009-12-15 Thread Michael Snow
geni wrote: 2009/12/15 Michael Snow wikipe...@verizon.net: That's a strangely limited notion of who has the capability to help - only people who are quantitatively more famous than us? For a project that's built around lots and lots of individual contributions (whether we're talking

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