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

2019-01-23 Thread Florence Devouard
://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

[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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A difficult goodbye

2019-01-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Thank you for your work Victoria and all my best wishes of success for Atlas AI. Florence Le 11/01/2019 à 01:29, Victoria Coleman a écrit : Dear all, I have some difficult news to share. A few months ago and completely out of the blue, an opportunity came up for me to exercise the full

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A difficult goodbye

2019-01-11 Thread Florence Devouard
Thank you for your work Victoria and all my best wishes of success for Atlas AI. Florence Le 11/01/2019 à 01:29, Victoria Coleman a écrit : Dear all, I have some difficult news to share. A few months ago and completely out of the blue, an opportunity came up for me to exercise the full

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing release of WikiFundi V2 !

2018-11-22 Thread Florence Devouard
to learn how to edit Wikipedia or Vikidia, and to work on articles collaboratively. Once connected to the internet, the articles can be uploaded online on Wikipedia or Vikidia (manually, no automatic syncing).* * The plateform has been developed by Florence Devouard (Anthere), Emmanuel Engelhard

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia France short update

2017-09-10 Thread Florence Devouard
I thought the electoral commission would forward the results but over 24h hours after the GA closed... apparently not. So very brief summary: Saturday, Wikimedia France held a full day General Assembly. The agenda was here :

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board approval of FDC recommendation 2016-2017- Round 2

2017-06-30 Thread Florence Devouard
Morning I would like to thank the FDC and the board of Wikimedia Foundation for their decisions regarding Wikimedia France. As of today, the management of Wikimedia France has still not informed the membership about the WMF decision. The most active and connected members are aware of it

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

2017-06-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 24/06/2017 à 13:10, Rogol Domedonfors a écrit : This Board was fomed in 2007 to advise the Wikimedia Foundation, and was required to be renewed annually. No resolution was made to do so in 2015, so by the beginning of 2016 it had lapsed. This status is reflected at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-08 Thread Florence Devouard
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked - in my capacity of meta admin - to change the phrasing of a site notice on meta, meant to call for participation to the month of Francophonie. https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Centralnotice-template-WikiFranca_MC17=prev=16482259 The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 19 March 2017)

2017-03-23 Thread Florence Devouard
Eh. We need the link to the movie ! Flo Le 23/03/2017 à 08:48, Natacha Rault a écrit : Here what's making me happy this week! The filmed conference on non sexist language in French that we held at the francophone wikiconvention in Paris in august 2016 was elected media of the day on commons

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-03-17 Thread Florence Devouard
17/03/2017 à 14:11, Florence Devouard a écrit : Hello everyone Time for some feedback about the #16WikiWomen translation drive ! The #16WikiWomen translate-a-thon was largely successful ! It not only contributed more content for Wikipedia, but also visibility about the African women gap ! Some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sambad's 100 Women Editathon

2017-03-17 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 17/03/2017 à 05:04, Sailesh Patnaik a écrit : Dear All, Inspired by BBC's 100 Women Editathon, The Odia Wikipedia community is organising an "100 Women Editathon" [1]in collaboration with the Sambad newspaper. Sambad is one of the largest circulated newspaper in Odisha and its Eastern Media

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-03-17 Thread Florence Devouard
I had put a very visible link though. Weird Thank you to all those who participated or relayed the information about the drive around. Next steps: we plan to do... booksmarks... with the ladies biographies ;) Florence Le 20/02/2017 à 11:10, Florence Devouard a écrit : In the run up to Int

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Women on German/Austrian/Swiss TV

2017-03-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Other people reported that in other channels, but I just realized no one has done so here. I invite you to watch http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play=65290 This video was made by Tim Lienhard, commissionned by the Goethe Institute. A longer video will be published later. The video

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wiki Loves Women explainer video

2017-03-08 Thread Florence Devouard
! This is so cool! We should work closer to improve in Spanish African women in Wikipedia :) Let's talk? Hugs! 2017-03-08 11:37 GMT-03:00 Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>: Hello everyone Wiki Loves Women is officially launching its presentation video today. Please check it ou

[Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wiki Loves Women explainer video

2017-03-08 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone Wiki Loves Women is officially launching its presentation video today. Please check it out here and tell us what you think : https://vimeo.com/207432965 It is also on Commons : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki_loves_Women_-_English_WebM_-_Final.webm This video

[Wikimedia-l] Occupation of Women on WikiData

2017-03-08 Thread Florence Devouard
This is a tool done by Envel Le Hir using WikiData and published today. I actually inspired him the idea during a conference, when talking of my desire to get generic data about women professionnal occupation. My main argument is that I felt many of the added biographies about women were

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Florence Devouard
Verifiability [2] http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/nope-rs-2000-note-does-not-have-a-gps-nano-chip-inside-it/ [3] http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2017/02/28/lutte-contre-les-fausses-informations-le-monde-partenaire-du-projet-crosscheck_5086731_4355770.htm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 02/03/2017 à 01:15, Erik Moeller a écrit : On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: For example... the message "one in six people visited another country in 2016"... illustrated by "SeaTac Airport protest against immigration ban. Si

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Florence Devouard
I must say I also find the political message behind this a bit too heavy. It lets me a bit unconfortable. That most of the themes reported here are not Mr Trump cup of tea is quite obvious. That the whole page is a message against the president, I get it. But in some cases, I think it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-02-24 Thread Florence Devouard
/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon? Anthere #16WikiWomen Le 20/02/2017 à 11:10, Florence Devouard a écrit : In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Wiki Loves Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-02-21 Thread Florence Devouard
if I am wrong. Best, Isaac Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile. -Original Message- From: Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:46:12 To: <reachout2is...@gmail.com>; Wikimedia Mailing List<wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> Cc: Flore

[Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen

2017-02-20 Thread Florence Devouard
In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Wiki Loves Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon The idea is for Wikipedians to take 16 days to make translate the Wikipedia biographies

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Moderation notice

2017-02-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Same in French... Le 13/02/2017 à 12:35, John Erling Blad a écrit : It is common to refer to those that cooperated with the Nazis during WWII as "kollaboratører" (kollaborators) in Norwegian too. https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kollaborat%C3%B8r Translating between languages are fun! =) John

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-30 Thread Florence Devouard
Congratulations to Abraham for the new responsibility ! Florence Le 30/01/2017 à 16:57, Tim Moritz Hector a écrit : Dear Wikimedians, It is our great pleasure to announce that during last weekend’s Board retreat, we voted to appoint Abraham Taherivand as Executive Director of Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exciting update about development of structured data on Commons

2017-01-10 Thread Florence Devouard
Wow ! Awesome ! Florence Le 09/01/2017 à 20:48, Wes Moran a écrit : Hello Wikimedia community, It’s our delight to inform you that we received a US$3,015,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation [1] to expedite development of

[Wikimedia-l] Wikipack Africa call for application open

2016-11-21 Thread Florence Devouard
conceptualised and conceived by Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood. The project is run in partnership with Wikimedia CH and the Orange Foundation and is primarily implemented by Florence, Isla, and Emmanuel Engelhart (the Kiwix master

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer

2016-11-03 Thread Florence Devouard
Excellent news. Welcome Victoria ! Florence Le 02/11/2016 à 19:49, Samantha Lien a écrit : This press release is available online here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_welcomes_Victoria_Coleman_as_Chief_Technology_Officer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LGBT+ safety considerations for conference venues

2016-10-18 Thread Florence Devouard
With all due respect Pax... whilst I am fully in agreement with the concept of selecting a country with the safety of ALL participants in mind, I totally disagree with the concept of selecting a country based on "high human records" generally. We are not serving the part of humanity that has

[Wikimedia-l] Africa Destubathon launched

2016-10-17 Thread Florence Devouard
What : Africa general stub elimination contest launched on the English Wikipedia. Thousands of stubs are listed for your interest... Though a general content improvement contest, this contest is also being run in partnership with WikiProject Wiki Loves Women and WikiProject Women in Red to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta

2016-10-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 14/10/2016 à 21:55, Gergő Tisza a écrit : On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 11:27 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Hello everyone I am looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Request Anyone knows who that might be ?

[Wikimedia-l] Looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta

2016-10-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone I am looking for the admin of CentralNotice on meta. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Request Anyone knows who that might be ? Please ? Thanks Florence ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] With my thanks to everyone ...

2016-07-13 Thread Florence Devouard
I vividly remember the day we met, in Paris, before you joined the WMF. I am really glad you decided to join the aventure for so many years. You will be missed. Florence Le 13/07/16 à 23:25, Geoff Brigham a écrit : Hi all, Over the past five years, I’ve been honored to serve as the General

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Florence Devouard
hanks, Florence! I was aware of the WIGI research project (and have linked to it in the ==See Also== section of my page), but I was not aware of this page. Neat! So I won't need to update my own page. :) A. On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Asaf Just making sure that you knew about WHGI : http://whgi.wmflabs.org/gender-by-language.html Do you know if there are differences in analysis between the two analysis ? I checked a few figures and it fits pretty well. Flo Le 16/06/16 à 21:14, Asaf Bartov a écrit : Hullo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing WikiFundi and the Wikipack Africa

2016-06-15 Thread Florence Devouard
nternet is available? Phoebe On Jun 13, 2016 5:59 PM, "Florence Devouard" <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Hello everyone WikiAfrica has recently started a new project, the Wikipack Africa. The project amalgamates: * the coding of a software, WikiFundi, that provides an off-

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing WikiFundi and the Wikipack Africa

2016-06-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone WikiAfrica has recently started a new project, the Wikipack Africa. The project amalgamates: * the coding of a software, WikiFundi, that provides an off-line editing environment that mimics the Wikipedia environment. The software will be made available in French and English.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France board update

2016-05-30 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 30/05/16 à 12:18, Jean-Frédéric Berthelot a écrit : Dear fellow Wikimedians, As you may know Christophe Henner, the Chair of Wikimédia France, has resigned from the board, as he is moving on to his next challenge at the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. We won't even try to

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Fwd: Hello Mr. ccc, Now you can have your own Wikipedia page

2016-04-06 Thread Florence Devouard
A relationship of mine received the email below and forwarded it to me. http://yourprmanager.com/ This company is known ? Flo = Début du message réexpédié : De: Britney Davis Objet: Hello Mr. ccc, Now you can have your own Wikipedia page Date: 6

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Florence Devouard
/Merchandise_giveaways On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Is that directly run by Wikimedia Foundation staff or is that run by an independant company "paid" by WMF to manage the shop ? Who is behind the email address merchand...@wikimedia.

[Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread Florence Devouard
Is that directly run by Wikimedia Foundation staff or is that run by an independant company "paid" by WMF to manage the shop ? Who is behind the email address merchand...@wikimedia.org ? Thank you Florence ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cross-wiki notifications beta feature now available on all wikis

2016-03-15 Thread Florence Devouard
I concur Very useful feature. Thanks a lot ! Flo Le 13/03/16 22:16, Anna Stillwell a écrit : I enabled it last week and found two new messages. Thank you. Very useful. /a On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 6:31 AM, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: Finally it is here! Now I don't miss

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread Florence Devouard
Excellent ! All my support Katherine ! Anthere PS: Hopefully the list will regain a bit of peace and be productive again ? Le 11/03/16 03:59, Katherine Maher a écrit : Thank you, Patricio. I want to thank the Board for this opportunity, and for their confidence in the Foundation. I also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 09/03/16 16:00, WereSpielChequers a écrit : Don't be so hasty to rule out Donald. With Computers coming down in price and Artificial Intelligence programs steadily improving it should be perfectly possible to train an AI program with the decision making power needed to make CEO style

Re: [Wikimedia-l] My posts going to spam

2016-03-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 01/03/16 05:11, Austin Hair a écrit : On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 4:48 AM, Michael Snow wrote: On 2/29/2016 5:37 AM, Jimmy Wales wrote: I'm switching to this email address for posting, because apparently there is some kind of weird problem between yahoo and google such

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/02/16 22:41, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Removing a COI is not the only issue at stake Sarah. Would WMF get involved into such a process, it would also possibly change its legal reponsibility. Right now, WM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Florence Devouard
examples would help. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Le 27/02/16 00:37, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: However, if the core interest (as Sarah suggests)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/02/16 00:37, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: However, if the core interest (as Sarah suggests) is to create paid opportunities for those who excel at Wikipedia writing and editing, those opportunities exist, and are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 26/02/16 16:46, Theo10011 a écrit : Hmm. I wonder if Jimmy is going to be named the interim bosssomeone has to be. Speechless... Finding an ED is a long painful process, something that is bound to get more difficult after Lila and Arnon. The only question is, if the board brings back

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread Florence Devouard
+ 1 Brad. And I would like to say thank you Lila for your efforts and best of luck for the future. Flo Le 25/02/16 20:01, Brad Patrick a écrit : Best of luck to the Board moving forward with this process. You have a lot of work ahead. Brad On Feb 25, 2016, at 1:50 PM, Patricio Lorente

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 25/02/16 13:13, Milos Rancic a écrit : On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 2:23 AM, Denny Vrandecic wrote: - the Board members have duties of care and loyalty to the Foundation - not to the movement. If there is a decision to be made where there is a conflict between the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership

2016-02-23 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 23/02/16 04:00, Sydney Poore a écrit : On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Pine W wrote: I also hope that the current Board members will thoughtfully consider whether it's in the best interests of the Wikimedia Foundation and the larger Wikimedia movement for them to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timeline of recent events at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-02-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 22/02/16 13:20, GorillaWarfare a écrit : Recent discussion of the Knowledge Engine/Wikimedia Discovery project, issues with senior leadership, lack of transparency, and the like has been fairly well spread across several Wikimedia projects and mailing lists, as well as on Facebook, in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 22/02/16 11:03, George Herbert a écrit : I have been letting Lila's mail stew in my brain for a little while, and I am going to respond now having had time to think it over. I apologize in advance for the length. There are three main sections to my analysis and argument, and then some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What is the Board's HR Committee doing to stem the tide of staff resignations?

2016-02-19 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 18/02/16 21:38, Brion Vibber a écrit : On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Brion Vibber wrote: What is the board doing, going forward, to stem the tide of staff resignations? We

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa 2015 results

2016-02-16 Thread Florence Devouard
Good evening everyone Another day... another announcement :) We closed yesterday the last vote session for winning pictures of Wiki Loves Africa 2015. We are happy to announce our winners https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2015/Winners First picture is a very

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15 days to create (at least) 15 biographies on notable African women!

2016-02-15 Thread Florence Devouard
: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Wiki_Loves_Women/Concours_d%27écriture/Résultats Congrats everyone ! Anthere Le 15/01/16 12:58, Florence Devouard a écrit : The Wiki Love Women writing contest is now officially open ! Please join in to celebrate Wikipedia 15 by participating to the bilingual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 12/02/16 02:24, Siko Bouterse a écrit : Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving this movement in a staff capacity for the past 4 ½ years, but I’ve now decided to move on from my role at the Wikimedia Foundation. Transparency, integrity, community and free

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa 2015 community picture vote

2016-02-11 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Wiki Loves Africa 2015 will celebrate 4 winning pictures. 3 have already been selected by the jury. The 4th is to be selected by the community at large. Please help us decide and vote here : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2015/Community_Prize_Selection

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Really sorry to hear about your departure Luis. You will be missed. I wish you the best and congrats for the little baby ! Florence Le 08/02/16 21:31, Luis Villa a écrit : Hi, all- This is a bittersweet email to send. I still, and will always, love this place and this movement, but it was also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia at 15 & its African language editions

2016-02-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Couple of notes and pointers I have added the link to the blog post here : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Statistics_related_to_Africa#Use_and_knowledge_of_Wikipedia_in_Africa Please do not hesitate to drop information related to Africa in those pages. Thank you Don for the info. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 28/01/16 07:18, Michael Snow a écrit : On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was the Wikimedia Foundation's removal of membership in 2006 legal?

2016-01-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/01/16 19:30, SarahSV a écrit : On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:28 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: I read you Sarah. Good point. Hmmm. But ianal... I am sure it was discussed back then, but I forgot the details. I contacted Brad on Facebook to suggest him to read th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was the Wikimedia Foundation's removal of membership in 2006 legal?

2016-01-27 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/01/16 12:59, SarahSV a écrit : On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1:58 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Hi Adam The WMF has never been a membership based organization. ​Hi Anthere, The bylaws as of September 2004 said: [1] "​ This membership [ ​v​ olunteer active

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was the Wikimedia Foundation's removal of membership in 2006 legal?

2016-01-27 Thread Florence Devouard
Hi Adam The WMF has never been a membership based organization. Actually, what happened (roughly) is this. 1) WMF is created in 2003. Legal obligation is to have at least 3 board members. Jimmy create it and ask two people working with him at that time to join the board. Those were Michael

[Wikimedia-l] COI - was Re: [Board-l] Fwd: WMF etc.

2016-01-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 21/01/16 20:05, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : hi Florence, Then I was astonished when I discovered that Dariusz, who has been a board member for over 6 months, was not aware of the existence of the Conflict of Interest Policy, which include a pledge of commitment and an obligation to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Board-l] Fwd: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 21/01/16 20:05, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : hi Florence, Then I was astonished when I discovered that Dariusz, who has been a board member for over 6 months, was not aware of the existence of the Conflict of Interest Policy, which include a pledge of commitment and an obligation to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-21 Thread Florence Devouard
I decided to support that vote. This has not been an easy decision because I find it *tremendously* painful to vote against a person and it hurts me in my feelings to do so. I hoped very dearly that the board would actually issue a statement that would have helped me understand the decision

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia's 15th BD

2016-01-15 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 15/01/16 14:31, Amir Ladsgroup a écrit : About the celebration in Tehran, I think this video is worth watching :) P.S. The hashtag we used for the celebration #wikipedia15fa is now being used widely by everyone \o/ Best Wonderful

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

2016-01-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 15/01/16 00:52, Juliet Barbara a écrit : This press release is also available online here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikipedia_celebrates_15_years_of_free_knowledge And as a blog post here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 10/01/16 16:40, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Fæ wrote: Thanks for talking about it Dariusz. Could you please make a serious declaration of interests as is being discussed at [1]. This will help set a ethical model for the rest of the WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-08 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 08/01/16 17:43, Kevin Gorman a écrit : I'm going to publicly second (or third, or fifth,) the idea that given Arnnon's role in an incident involving illegal anti-poaching agreements he should either be removed from the board with haste, or the board should publish an incredibly good reason as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Kelly and Aronnon, I will be happy to meet you in meat space at Wikimania in Italy next summer. In a context where Stu is leaving the board, Kelly expertise will indeed reveal very precious. I am well aware a veteran financial expertise is one critical and difficult to find. I doubt not Stu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Thank you for this message Lodewijk ! I would like to join the messages already posted to thank both Stu and Jan-Bart. I was on the board when we ask them to join us and I have no memory of ever regretting that decision ;) I wish you both the best ! JB, can we expect to see you in Italy next

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation to explore new ways to search and discover reliable, relevant, free information with $250, 000 from Knight Foundation

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Great news And... Just pointing out to the Privacy Policy in case, for memory. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy This is the list of WMF engagement with regards to the collection and use of our data. It should be printed and be the book next to the bed for the team in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation on the future of Wikimania

2015-12-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 03/12/15 20:21, Austin Hair a écrit : On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Ellie Young wrote: A lot of work has gone into preparing for the consultation.It will be going out December 14. We are looking forward to getting everyone's feedback in the weeks after and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'll be moving on

2015-10-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Sorry to see you go Jan ! Thanks for all the energy and work done. See you in Esino Flo Le 08/10/15 10:22, Jan Ainali a écrit : All, For the last three years I have been the Executive Director for Wikimedia Sverige. Before that I have been Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the board (at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Biggest disappointment from Wikimania 2017

2015-10-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 06/10/15 06:25, Gnangarra a écrit : This has been going on for three days, yet not one person involved in this decision has take a moment to reachout personally to the people who worked on bids, They have tabled justifications on list discussions, they have changed the status of Meta pages

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 21:03, Fæ a écrit : On 4 October 2015 at 18:48, Pavel Richter wrote: ... Let's face some truths here: 5. Dear Wikimania Committee: Your communication of thi s whole thing sucked , big time. Consider yourself scolded. Move on. BACKGROUND

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-04 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 16:15, Theo10011 a écrit : I thought the mandate of this committee was to facilitate and coordinate bidding, set up policy and best practices. The page on Meta still mention the same as its purpose[1]. When did a committee intended to facilitate an already established, open process

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-03 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 00:13, Nathan a écrit : Evidently the Signpost has scooped the WMF by revealing that Montreal has been selected for the 2017 Wikimania host city in a secret process that completed this past August. [1] It seems like the community could have been looped into this new method before it

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa photo contest is back

2015-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
Hi friends The photographic contest Wiki Loves Africa is back ! Wiki Loves Africa (http://www.wikilovesafrica.org) is a public annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons. WLAf is a two-month

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 10/09/15 23:53, Garfield Byrd a écrit : All, For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance, administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia affiliates. They have been remarkable

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Erik I am going to join others and thank you for your work and involvement all those years. It is an odd chapter to turn in the book. I wish you the very best in the new problem spaces. Anthere Le 13/04/15 20:12, Erik Moeller a écrit : Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa winners and call to participate to Community Prize

2015-02-18 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello The :Wiki Loves Africa photographic contest is reaching its end and the jury has decided the first three winners. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2014/Winners We wish to add a fourth prize that will be voted by the community. A selection of 20 images (the best of

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa : crowdfunding and contest last few days

2014-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone This is crowdfunding season :) We are running the last few days of the Wiki Loves Africa Cuisine photographic contest. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa And we need your help in... three possible ways. First, feel free to contribute more pictures to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Goodbye as the German president of the Dutch chapter

2014-03-31 Thread Florence Devouard
I hope it is just a goodbye chapter-wise and will be happy to share a beer with you in London (not an English one ;)) Flo On 30/03/14 19:59, Ziko van Dijk wrote: Dear colleagues, collaborators and friends of free knowledge, After three eventful years I left the board of Wikimedia Nederland;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Uganda

2014-02-10 Thread Florence Devouard
://blimedlem.wikimedia.se 2014-02-09 9:40 GMT+01:00 Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com: Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we just hired our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Uganda. Her name is Erina Mukuta Muhame. Born in 1988 in Jinga, Uganda, Erina Mukuta spent her

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Uganda

2014-02-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we just hired our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Uganda. Her name is Erina Mukuta Muhame. Born in 1988 in Jinga, Uganda, Erina Mukuta spent her first childhood years in a small village called kilembe and later

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Ivory Coast

2014-01-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we have found a wonderful person to be our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Ivory Coast. His name is Cyriac Gbogou. Born on the 02nd of September 1980 in Kpada (Soubré) village located in the south west of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-12-10 Thread Florence Devouard
of community events, meetings, conferences, or want to learn; * You have some free time during the selection period, especially late March and early April; and * You are not closely involved in any bid (it's a conflict of interest). If you would like to serve on the jury, please e-mail Florence Devouard

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki project hires 2 Wikipedians for Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire

2013-11-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Please find below a link announcement for the hire of two Wikipedians in Community (*). One candidate is meant to be working in Uganda whilst the other will be working in Ivory Coast. Positions are for one year :http://www.wikiafrica.net/call_for_wir_en/ If you know people/media associated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recovering wikipedia.it: top 1 trademark priority per it.wiki poll

2013-11-15 Thread Florence Devouard
On 11/13/13 10:01 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Hello all (cc Yana, Michelle, Geoff, legal, board). In a formal poll[1] proposed by two admins, the it.wiki community has decided the following: «The Italian Wikipedia community considers that, among all the actions in defense of its name (as in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-15 Thread Florence Devouard
H Rupert, The case you mention is unrelated to any copyright infringement (the book is explicitely published under cc by sa. So there is no copyvio). Its mention here is like hair falling in soup. Now, I think there is a developing personal feud between you and Iolenda. It sincerely

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Research position ... WikiAfrica's Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-11-07 Thread Florence Devouard
fyi Florence Original Message Subject:Research position ... WikiAfrica's Kumusha Takes Wiki Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:39:14 +0200 From: Isla Haddow-Flood isl...@africacentre.net To: wiki-researc...@lists.wikimedia.org Research position ... WikiAfrica's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-11-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Whilst we are at Sealand Principality... a head up... We now have received five (5) candidacies. Good ones. Which is great. I'd love to see some more. Also please... we would need more geographical diversity (err, less primarily English speaking people). Help relay the call for volunteers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-26 Thread Florence Devouard
As for I, I have totally given up with the idea of preservation of confidential data when the US are somehow involved (if the NSA is already involved in recording German president phone conversations or French diplomatic department communications, who are we to hope that our every steps can be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-26 Thread Florence Devouard
On 10/26/13 5:37 PM, Nathan wrote: On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: As for I, I have totally given up with the idea of preservation of confidential data when the US are somehow involved (if the NSA is already involved in recording German president

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-03 Thread Florence Devouard
- From: Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 11:42 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki Nod I was thinking that it could be an interesting idea to get in touch with local touristic agencies because it is certainly

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
Dear friends It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new project, Kumusha Takes Wiki. Kumusha Takes Wiki is a project that aims at activating communities across Africa to create and contribute freely-licensed information, texts, images and media about their communities (villages,

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