Re: [Wikimedia-l] Publication of WMF Affiliate agreements

2019-01-23 Thread Lane Rasberry
I agree that this is a problematic issue which someone should answer.
Likely entities to answer this could be the WMF board, because they
recently granted voting rights to user groups, or the Affiliations
Committee, which instituted the practices of privacy in applying to be a
user group.

I expect that all of this is a bureaucratic misunderstanding that probably
arose from WMF staff rather than Wikimedia community management in the
Wikimedia affiliate application process.

In answer to Fae, no, the agreements are not available, because the
application process is intentionally private, off-wiki, and only to be
known to the WMF and the in confidence to the Affiliations Committee.

I made similar points here
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/December_2018_-_Affiliate-selected_trustees,_term_limits,_and_diversity#User_groups_are_unknown_to_Wikimedia_community

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Affiliations_Committee#No_more_private_user_group_applications
!





On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 7:41 AM Fæ  wrote:

> It appears that Affiliate agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation are
> not published on-wiki in a consistent way.[1]
>
> Though the standard templates are available, these have varied over
> time, so at a minimum to understand which Chapter/Thorg/User Group has
> currently agreed which legally binding statement, there should be an
> indication or link to the specific version. The templates have to be
> customized, and this may include some legally meaningful changes, not
> just bureaucratic ones.
>
> As an example, the table of 108 User Groups, simply gives the names of
> the groups. It would be extremely difficult, perhaps impossible, to
> work out exactly when each signed up to the UG agreement, or confirm
> which User Groups legally signed up to the post May 2015 version that
> makes compliance with the Code of Conduct mandatory. As a second
> example, tracking down the UK Chapter agreement,[2] a customized one
> was agreed by the WMF and WMUK, but when I followed the 'official'
> links, the version I was directed to was a 2009 draft version on the
> UK Chapter wiki (no copy on Meta), which appears unlikely to be the
> current chapters agreement due to a fairly obvious drafting error.
>
> Could the Affiliates Committee look into this as a matter of its
> necessary and tracked administration of a correct public record,
> rather than relying on it happening ad hoc?
>
> Thanks,
> Fae
>
> Links
> 1.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Agreements
> 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter_agreements
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to a "Wikimedia Café" casual online meetup

2019-01-23 Thread Pine W
Sorry, I started the meeting but the meeting ID number was wrong. I don't
know how that happened. I think that this problem has been corrected, so if
you were trying to connect, please try again.


Pine
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On Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 12:49 PM Pine W  wrote:

> Hi, the Wikimedia Café for January will be on Wednesday the 23rd at 11 AM
> Pacific / 7 PM UTC. The Zoom link is below. Because of the monthly limit
> for emails from any one person to Wikimedia-l and my wish to conserve my
> remaining emails to that list for other topics, I likely will not send a
> reminder about this event, so please mark your calendars now if you want to
> attend. Thanks!
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019, 3:07 PM Pine W  wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The next "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on Wednesday the 23rd of
>> January, on a time to be chosen via Doodle poll:
>> https://doodle.com/poll/5mf5cfkuxpprk727. The plan is that for January's
>> meetup we will focus on Wikidata. Bluerasberry
>> , who works extensively
>> with Wikidata at the University of Virginia's Data Science Institute, plans
>> to participate.
>>
>> The Zoom online meeting link will be the same link that we have used for
>> previous Wikimedia Café meetups; see below.
>>
>> The Café meetups are usually small, so they are a good place to ask
>> questions or to discuss ideas, regarding Wikidata or other Wikimedia topics.
>>
>> Pine
>> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:15 PM Pine W  wrote:
>>
>>> Hi folks,
>>>
>>> Based on comments that I received on Wikimedia-l, I would like to invite
>>> people to a casual online meetup one hour before the monthly WMF Metrics
>>> and Activities Meeting.
>>>
>>> There will be no set agenda. You can come with questions or ideas that
>>> you would like to discuss. Please be willing to listen to questions and
>>> ideas from other Wikimedians.
>>>
>>> I will host the meeting with the Zoom software. You can join with
>>> software or by using your phone. If you join by phone then your phone
>>> number will be visible to other participants.
>>>
>>> The primary language of the meeting will be English, but if people would
>>> like to communicate in diverse languages then that is okay too. We can
>>> facilitate translation by text chat. Many Wikimedians, myself included, are
>>> multilingual in varying degrees, so we might try to have live
>>> interpretation also.
>>>
>>> Here is information about how to connect:
>>>
>>> Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/136978210
>>>
>>> Or iPhone one-tap :
>>> Argentina: +543415122188,,136978210#
>>> Or Telephone:
>>> Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current
>>> location):
>>> Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
>>> Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088  or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
>>> Canada: +1 647 558 0588
>>> Hong Kong, China: +852 5808 6088
>>> France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188  or +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
>>> Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188  or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
>>> Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
>>> Italy: +39 069 480 6488
>>> Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488  or +81 524 564 439
>>> Mexico: +52 229 910 0061  or +52 554 161 4288
>>> Spain: +34 84 368 5025  or +34 91 198 0188
>>> Sweden: +46 (0) 7 6692 0434  or +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
>>> Russia: +7 495 283 9788
>>> United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874  or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
>>> US: +1 408 638 0986  or +1 646 558 8665
>>> Meeting ID: 136 978 210
>>> International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekaPibJIy
>>>
>>> The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on 30 August 2018, at 17:00
>>> UTC / 10:00 Pacific.
>>>
>>> Let me emphasize that the environment won't be like this
>>> ,
>>> so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking.
>>> (If a conversation feels to me like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating,
>>> then I will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere
>>> else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like
>>> this
>>> 
>>> or this
>>> .
>>> I anticipate that few people will come, which is okay. I hope that if you
>>> come then you will enjoy the environment and conversation.
>>>
>>> Until next time,
>>> Pine
>>> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>>>
>>
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees January 2019 meeting agenda

2019-01-23 Thread Chuck Roslof
Hi all,

The agenda for the next Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, on
January 30, 2019 (postponed from its originally scheduled date of January
23), is now available on Meta-Wiki:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_board_agenda_2019-01

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[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa 2019 on the theme PLAY

2019-01-23 Thread Florence Devouard

Hello everyone,


We are proud to announce the launch of the 5th Wiki Loves Africa 
photographic contest, on the 1st of February 2019.


This year, the theme of the contest will be PLAY.

The theme Play! encourages the submission of visual representations of 
joyful and serious games, sport, and recreation in the form of board or 
mental games, physical fun or contests, playful interactions, theatrical 
and musical performances, etc. It is intentionally broad and open to 
interpretation.*Play*is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated 
activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment.


As with last year, there will be two separate prize categories for 
photos and media that encompass:


As its name might make it obvious... this is about Africa. But diaspora 
and interested people from everywhere around the world are welcome to 
participate... as long as it is related to Africa :)



Compared to previous years, the contest will be shorter this year (one 
month instead of two). But we expect no less success !
If you want to help (photo cleanup, relaying messages, translations 
etc.), please contact us or simply jump in.



For your general interest, some stats may be found here : 
https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikiloves/africa


There is a rather active Facebook page (for the public) and Facebook 
group (for organizers) : https://www.facebook.com/wikilovesafrica/

Like us to follow the news.

The contest page is available here : 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2019



Cheers


Florence

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa 2019 on the theme PLAY

2019-01-23 Thread Florence Devouard

Hmmm. And a sentence got deleted in the process...

so...

There are several prizes to grab. Including two special prizes for photo 
essays that capture Women in sport or Culturally specific or traditional 
formal forms of play, recreation or events.


More on the theme here :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2019/Theme

Florence

Le 23/01/2019 à 22:22, Florence Devouard via Commons-l a écrit :

Hello everyone,


We are proud to announce the launch of the 5th Wiki Loves Africa 
photographic contest, on the 1st of February 2019.


This year, the theme of the contest will be PLAY.

The theme Play! encourages the submission of visual representations of 
joyful and serious games, sport, and recreation in the form of board or 
mental games, physical fun or contests, playful interactions, theatrical 
and musical performances, etc. It is intentionally broad and open to 
interpretation.*Play*is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated 
activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment.


As with last year, there will be two separate prize categories for 
photos and media that encompass:


As its name might make it obvious... this is about Africa. But diaspora 
and interested people from everywhere around the world are welcome to 
participate... as long as it is related to Africa :)



Compared to previous years, the contest will be shorter this year (one 
month instead of two). But we expect no less success !
If you want to help (photo cleanup, relaying messages, translations 
etc.), please contact us or simply jump in.



For your general interest, some stats may be found here : 
https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikiloves/africa


There is a rather active Facebook page (for the public) and Facebook 
group (for organizers) : https://www.facebook.com/wikilovesafrica/

Like us to follow the news.

The contest page is available here : 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2019



Cheers


Florence


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will be on 22 February

2019-01-23 Thread
On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 01:00, Gregory Varnum  wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>
> Our next Wikimedia monthly activities meeting will be on 22 February 2019.
> More information will be available on Meta-Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings
>
> But wait?!? What about January? Good catch! We are cancelling this month's
> meeting due to scheduling issues. In short, there is a lot going on this
> month for the Wikimedia Foundation and other planned presenters. As a
> result, we did not feel we could put on an effective meeting.

Congratulations on the good news.

Thanks for updating this list with meeting scheduling announcements.
Is there a shared general calendar somewhere on-wiki that can be kept
updated for microcoordination, the same way we do for wikimeets?[1]

Links
1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup

Fae

> If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting, we want to hear
> from you! Please visit the sign-up page on Meta-Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings/Sign_up
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Publication of WMF Affiliate agreements

2019-01-23 Thread
It appears that Affiliate agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation are
not published on-wiki in a consistent way.[1]

Though the standard templates are available, these have varied over
time, so at a minimum to understand which Chapter/Thorg/User Group has
currently agreed which legally binding statement, there should be an
indication or link to the specific version. The templates have to be
customized, and this may include some legally meaningful changes, not
just bureaucratic ones.

As an example, the table of 108 User Groups, simply gives the names of
the groups. It would be extremely difficult, perhaps impossible, to
work out exactly when each signed up to the UG agreement, or confirm
which User Groups legally signed up to the post May 2015 version that
makes compliance with the Code of Conduct mandatory. As a second
example, tracking down the UK Chapter agreement,[2] a customized one
was agreed by the WMF and WMUK, but when I followed the 'official'
links, the version I was directed to was a 2009 draft version on the
UK Chapter wiki (no copy on Meta), which appears unlikely to be the
current chapters agreement due to a fairly obvious drafting error.

Could the Affiliates Committee look into this as a matter of its
necessary and tracked administration of a correct public record,
rather than relying on it happening ad hoc?

Thanks,
Fae

Links
1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Agreements
2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter_agreements
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