Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda

2018-07-01 Thread Sam Oyeyele
Congratulations to the Ugandan team. Welcome to the club! :)

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

2018-07-01 Thread Lodewijk
Actually, Daniel Foy has been removing partnerships that are no longer
active.

I guess if a local affiliate wants to know when their partnership expires
to prepare for backlash, they could contact him.

Best,
Lodewijk

ps: I didn't see any Brazilian cooperation in that table in the recent
past. Angola still seems to be active? But perhaps I'm overlooking
something obvious.

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 11:21 AM Alex Monk  wrote:

> So we just need someone to populate that table with expiry dates?
>
> On 1 July 2018 at 16:41, Steinsplitter Wiki 
> wrote:
>
> > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mobile_partnerships
> >
> > --Steinsplitter
> >
> > 
> > Von: Wikimedia-l  im Auftrag
> von
> > Michael Snow 
> > Gesendet: Samstag, 30. Juni 2018 21:11
> > An: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> > Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero
> >
> > On 6/30/2018 11:11 AM, Lucas Teles wrote:
> > > I was also looking for information on the expiration date for
> > partnerships,
> > > which is when the users will notice the access issues. Not sure if
> there
> > is
> > > any.
> > I would guess that partnerships are not being terminated early, but
> > merely being allowed to expire whenever they expire. As the end date
> > will depend on the agreement that formed the partnership, I expect there
> > is not a single universal date on which Wikipedia Zero ends.
> >
> > --Michael Snow
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-07-01 Thread Pine W
Hi James,


Let me start with something positive to say before I discuss problems.


I think that there were some good intentions with this plan. Also, I think that 
some good things will happen this year, such as with Structured Data on Commons 
and with the Audience Department's Growth Team, regardless of the shortcomings 
with the WMF AP.


Unfortunately, good intentions don't fully compensate for poor design or 
incompleteness.


A good place to start to see problems is here: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2018-2019/Final#Appendix_1:_resources.
 I am looking for project-based budgets, SMART goals, and detailed financial 
projections. I sampled three departmental APs: Communications, Audiences, and 
Talent and Culture.


I want to distinguish plans from promises. I don't expect that every SMART goal 
will be met, and I understand that plans and goals can change over time due to 
changes in available resources, new information, projects failing or succeeding 
beyond expectations, or other factors. An Annual Plan is not an Annual Promise. 
I also want to keep in mind that flexibility is valuable to take advantage of 
emergent opportunities, and that excessively detailed planning can be 
unnecessarily costly. 


But proceeding without SMART goals for T (is there a single SMART goal for 
them?), and with such limited financial detail for all three of the departments 
that I sampled, is disappointing. I am also disappointed by the lack of 
project-based budgeting.


Realistically, unless the WMF Board decides to get serious about making and 
publishing good annual plans, we are stuck.


Pine
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

2018-07-01 Thread Steinsplitter Wiki
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mobile_partnerships

--Steinsplitter


Von: Wikimedia-l  im Auftrag von 
Michael Snow 
Gesendet: Samstag, 30. Juni 2018 21:11
An: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

On 6/30/2018 11:11 AM, Lucas Teles wrote:
> I was also looking for information on the expiration date for partnerships,
> which is when the users will notice the access issues. Not sure if there is
> any.
I would guess that partnerships are not being terminated early, but
merely being allowed to expire whenever they expire. As the end date
will depend on the agreement that formed the partnership, I expect there
is not a single universal date on which Wikipedia Zero ends.

--Michael Snow

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-07-01 Thread rupert THURNER
On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 3:36 PM James Salsman  wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:15 PM, Pine W  wrote:
> > WMF APs consistently fail to meet my expectations
>
> Pine do you have a list of specific flaws somewhere? You have good
> advice, but I've lost track of much of it.
>

ha, yes, me too. i particularly love measurements like "Wikipedia is
meaningful to 1 billion women", or "The number of English Wikipedia
administrators who report having the skills and tools to intervene in cases
of harassment increases by 25%". my first thought WMF wants to fire
somebody and assign measuring the two to this person :) but this cannot be,
there must be something i do not know behind it.

the 25% growth in budget is impressive, from 76 mio to 93 mio. the global
economy gows by 3.1 % [r1]. currently 5-10 pages are viewed per person [r2]
- to me a penetration hard to beat without offering additional content. i'd
be really interested about the reasoning behind this growth target.

[r1]
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/06/05/global-economy-to-expand-by-3-1-percent-in-2018-slower-growth-seen-ahead
having
[r2] every person views 10 pages a month:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/WiViVI_panel_breakdown_by_country_for_GlobalNorth.png


rupert

> From: Katherine Maher  Date: 6/29/18  5:43 PM
(GMT-08:00) To: Wikimedia Mailing List ,
Funds Dissemination Committee List , "Staff (All)"
, wikimediaannounce-l <
wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] The
Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is
> on Meta-wiki
> The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that our final FY18-19
> Annual Plan[1] is now available on Meta.

> [1]
>
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2018-2019/Final
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

2018-07-01 Thread Alex Monk
So we just need someone to populate that table with expiry dates?

On 1 July 2018 at 16:41, Steinsplitter Wiki 
wrote:

> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mobile_partnerships
>
> --Steinsplitter
>
> 
> Von: Wikimedia-l  im Auftrag von
> Michael Snow 
> Gesendet: Samstag, 30. Juni 2018 21:11
> An: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Betreff: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero
>
> On 6/30/2018 11:11 AM, Lucas Teles wrote:
> > I was also looking for information on the expiration date for
> partnerships,
> > which is when the users will notice the access issues. Not sure if there
> is
> > any.
> I would guess that partnerships are not being terminated early, but
> merely being allowed to expire whenever they expire. As the end date
> will depend on the agreement that formed the partnership, I expect there
> is not a single universal date on which Wikipedia Zero ends.
>
> --Michael Snow
>
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