Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread Gregory Varnum
Phoebe, I appreciate you sharing this information - it fills in a few gaps. I am still concerned that there was not more opportunity for input prior to the decision - and that everyone was clearly not on the same page about what was going to be discussed exactly. Regarding your earlier comments

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release)

2014-02-13 Thread ENWP Pine
Hi LiAnna, who wrote the FAQ for the press release? I have some concerns. Thanks, Pine Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:19:42 -0800 From: LiAnna Davis lda...@wikimedia.org To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] (press

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Mark, 13/02/2014 00:58: In other projects this doesn't seem to be as big of a deal. I'm a heavy participant in OpenStreetMap, which is an organization legally based in the UK. That's a country I have no connection to at all. But it doesn't really matter, because the OSM Foundation does things I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Greg! A few fast notes before I go to bed :) On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: Phoebe, I appreciate you sharing this information - it fills in a few gaps. I am still concerned that there was not more opportunity for input prior to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread Gregory Varnum
Quick follow-up question and comment - Is there any reason for affiliates to feel they should now at least plan for possible caps on other areas? Does that absolutely seem unlikely (granted anything is possible) or not really something the board can comment on more firmly - which I suspect will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Itzik Edri
Allow me first to congratulate Frank. I think he is a great choice and already proved how much he capable to do amazing things, so I have a great hopes in this new organizations. Saying that and moving to talk about the organization and the process, and not about the person, this grant and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread
On 13 February 2014 06:30, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... Because the director happens to be an extremely valued long time member of the senior staff of the Wikimedia Foundation. This makes for a useful tip for recruiting managers for new Wikimedia organizations or and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 13 February 2014 06:30, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Rather than just answer your concerns But you haven't done. Will anyone? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
WEF is a spin-off from WMF, with direct management continuity. Good or not, it's standard for spin-offs to have a special treat from their parent organisation. A number of things can be said and done about this of course but it's hardly surprising. Nemo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Chris Keating
Chipping in my 2p very quickly - Given it's a senior WMF staff member leaving to join another movement organisation, it makes perfect sense that both bodies have put out a joint statement. It's also a good thing for the movement that it's possible to spin off projects like this, which the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread
On 13 February 2014 13:31, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com wrote: ... It's also a good thing for the movement that it's possible to spin off projects like this, which the Foundation has decided are no longer core activity, to other entities. I agree with the sentiment, especially as

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia engineering report, January 2014

2014-02-13 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hi, The report covering Wikimedia engineering activities in January 2014 is now available. Wiki version: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_engineering_report/2014/January Blog version: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/02/13/engineering-report-january-2014/ We're also proposing a shorter,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread MZMcBride
Jay Walsh wrote: Passing along for your information. This release is posted on the WMF wiki at https://www.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/95859 An accompanying QA can also be found here: https://www.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/95860 For wikimedia-l in particular, it probably would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation decision making (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, On 11 Feb 2014, at 17:58, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: I'm very sorry about these decisions. Not only because I disagree with them on the content (although there are one or two aspects I can live with) and because I think this is very bad for the volunteers, but also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
On 11 Feb 2014, at 20:18, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Frédéric, a quick comment: On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:44 AM, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: Your decision is not you should have a good track record, it is you should have a good track record AND NOT have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Frank Schulenburg
Hi all, First of all, thanks a lot for the many good wishes that I received on- and offline. Let me answer some of the questions that came up in this thread. (1) WMF grant money The Wiki Education Foundation received a grant to get things off the ground last year as part of the Projects and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Frank, congratulations on the new job. :-) Can I ask for a clarification on the funding situation please? (1) WMF grant money The Wiki Education Foundation received a grant to get things off the ground last year as part of the Projects and Events Grants process. The Wiki Education

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Jami Mathewson
Hi, Mike. For an answer to your question about the name, please see this conversation[1] on Meta. Our board is active answering questions on wiki and not on mailing lists, so I encourage you to post questions to the Wiki Education Foundation board on Meta. Hope that answers it for you, Jami [1]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Kevin Gorman
Congratulations Frank - I had been getting a bit worried about the ED search for the WEF, and my faith in the organization's future success is significantly increased by your selection for the position. Best wishes, Kevin Gorman On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Jami Mathewson