Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread Robert Fernandez
What kind of answer are you expecting here? Do you have any reason to believe that the WMF is not acting within its normal fiscally responsible procedures in the particular case of the movement strategy process? What measures to control costs do you believe they are or are not taking in regards

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread Anna Stillwell
On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Pine W wrote: > Hi Anna, > > >> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what > >> source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that > the > >> decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread Pine W
Hi Anna, >> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what >> source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that the >> decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know the source of the >> funds and how much is likely to be drawn from it.) > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Pine W
Thanks for the updates. My perspective is that a functioning advisory board could be nice to have, and I hope that its scope and methods of work could be articulated somewhere such as in a charter. I think that such an arrangement would help everyone to know their roles and have realistic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Nataliia Tymkiv
Hello! Please find my answers inline. >> What is the status of the Avisory Board? There is no active Advisory Board at the moment, but the Board has approved inviting new members for the year. I have added a template to the page on Wikimedia Foundation site about it not being accurate at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Ting Chen
Hi, the Advisory Board, as it was, and so far I can see, as it probably will be, does not have something like a structure or a channel. It is more like a bunch of individuals that mostly the board, and in some cases the WMF staff may (or mostly) may not approach on specific topics. The board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Do you want to get that featured on the WMF blog? Was: Re: The editing contest "Translating Ibero-America" is back! Come and join us :)

2017-06-27 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
That was meant to be sent to Anna offlist. Sorry for sending here. Please ignore this message. Samir Elsharbaty Communications|Wikimedia Foundation On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 5:56 PM, Samir Elsharbaty wrote: > Hey Anna, > > I hope that everything is going well at your

[Wikimedia-l] Do you want to get that featured on the WMF blog? Was: Re: The editing contest "Translating Ibero-America" is back! Come and join us :)

2017-06-27 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
Hey Anna, I hope that everything is going well at your end. I think this contest is doing REALLY well and was wondering if you would like us to feature it on the Wikimedia blog. If you are interested, I can start drafting something after getting some information/quotes from you and/or other lead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
I believe that the AB should have something to propose and say there, so until it is I am not going to put any proposals forward in this respect. Best On Jun 27, 2017 4:39 PM, "Rogol Domedonfors" wrote: > Are those channels proposed as part of the paper you brought to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
Are those channels proposed as part of the paper you brought to the BGC on the 13th April, then? Or are you ready to discuss them now? Or will the possibility of establishing them be postponed until some time after the Advisory Board is reconstituted? "Rogol" On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 11:14 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread
On 27 June 2017 at 04:33, Anna Stillwell wrote: ... >> * How much is this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what >> source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that the >> decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know the source

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation

2017-06-27 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
I think we should have those channels, once the body is constituted. Best Dj On Jun 26, 2017 19:59, "Rogol Domedonfors" wrote: > Dariusz > > Thanks for that update. You don't mention any channels for communication > between the reconstituted Board and the Community at

[Wikimedia-l] [x-post] [Reminder] WMF Language team office hour and online meeting on June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) at 1300 UTC

2017-06-27 Thread Runa Bhattacharjee
[x-posted announcement] Hello, This is a reminder that the Wikimedia Language team's office hour is happening later today (details at the end). Please note, our agenda has been updated and today we will have a guest speaker from the Tamil Wikipedia - Ravishankar A

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)

2017-06-27 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Anna I have one question for you. You say that "you would not frame the challenge as I do". How would you characterise the inherent diversity issue of the WMF that is centred around how it spends its money and where its attention goes? Thanks, GerardM On 26 June 2017 at 01:57, Anna