[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi all,

the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf

accompanied by a QA:

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2012-2013_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers

The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in
Washington, DC, at Wikimania, and previously outlined to the
Foundation staff and interested community members at the monthly staff
meeting on July 5, 2012. We were planning to publish the video
recording of that meeting at this point, but encountered technical
difficulties; the video will hopefully become available soon.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-28 Thread Ray Saintonge

On 07/27/12 7:15 AM, wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote:

wikim...@inbox.org wrote:

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Ray Saintongesainto...@telus.net  wrote:

I don't see that joint authorship enters into this at all. I think it's safe
to assume that the one holding the camera is the one making the creative
decisions about the photos.

Then continue to advise people that they are the sole owner of a
photograph just because they clicked the shutter.

My advice is that the law isn't that simple, and that blanket
statements of that type are quite often incorrect.

Suppose I take a photo of someone jumping over a hurdle. Most likely I'd alter 
the raw image somewhat. At least change the white balance, the colour 
saturation and mid grey point, but I might also change perspective, clone out 
some elements, blur other parts, maybe de-emphasis the colour is some other 
areas. The resulting image may be rather different to the image that was 
originally recorded.

Now asuppose that the I who takes the photo is not the same I that does the 
post-processing.


I suppose that, like any good Wikimedian, we like to balance ourselves 
on the edge cases. We can imagine many. The underlying case would be IOC 
vs. Uploader. These other points about joint authorship and photo 
editing really have more bearing on the identity of the defendant. They 
could possibly arise, but at this stage they just obscure the main issue.


Ray

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Two Community Fellowship proposals that might interest you (feedback requested)

2012-07-28 Thread Ocaasi Ocaasi
Hi folks!  

Two Community Fellowship Proposals you might be interested in:

The Wikipedia Adventure is a dynamic, interactive learning game about how to 
use Wikipedia 
(http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships/Project_Ideas/The_Wikipedia_Adventure).
  

The Wikipedia Library is a single point of access for donated resources like 
HighBeam, Credo and JSTOR 
(http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships/Project_Ideas/The_Wikipedia_Library).
  

Feedback on either would be great!

 
Jake Orlowitz
Wikipedia editor: Ocaasi
http://enwp.org/User:Ocaasi
wikioca...@yahoo.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread geni
On 28 July 2012 04:58, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 Hi all,

 the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at

 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf

 accompanied by a QA:

 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2012-2013_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers

 The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in
 Washington, DC, at Wikimania, and previously outlined to the
 Foundation staff and interested community members at the monthly staff
 meeting on July 5, 2012. We were planning to publish the video
 recording of that meeting at this point, but encountered technical
 difficulties; the video will hopefully become available soon.

 --
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 Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
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 IRC (Freenode): HaeB


$42.1 million? you could almost buy an olympic opening ceremony for that.


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geni

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-07-28 Thread David Gerard
On 28 July 2012 17:47, Ocaasi Ocaasi wikioca...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hi, I would love feedback about a proposal to help improve the relationship 
 between COI editors and Wikipedia.
 The idea is to guide paid/PR/Corporate participants--who follow a list of 
 ethics and best practices--to success in their editing.  I've detailed the 
 concept here:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:COI_certification


Immediately strikes me as a way too heavyweight approach to a not-bad
idea. Does it need to be that big a thing? (Perhaps it does.)


- d.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-28 Thread Platonides
On 27/07/12 09:46, Nikola Smolenski wrote:
 An excellent list :) I'd like to add: you sneak in the stadium without
 paying the ticket. IOC can do nothing.
 
 Seriously, if IOC decides to go after someone, don't they first have to
 prove that he bought the ticket? And how can they prove that?

What if someone else bought the ticket and then gifted it to you?



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-28 Thread Anthony
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Platonides platoni...@gmail.com wrote:
 On 27/07/12 09:46, Nikola Smolenski wrote:
 An excellent list :) I'd like to add: you sneak in the stadium without
 paying the ticket. IOC can do nothing.

 Seriously, if IOC decides to go after someone, don't they first have to
 prove that he bought the ticket? And how can they prove that?

 What if someone else bought the ticket and then gifted it to you?

That would be equivalent to sneaking in, since tickets are non-transferable.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-28 Thread Anthony
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM,  birgitte...@yahoo.com wrote:
 2.2 By applying for, purchasing, holding or using a Ticket, a Ticket Holder 
 agrees that he or she shall comply with these Terms and Conditions.

 http://www.tickets.london2012.com/purchaseterms.html

Well, yeah, but legally that's nonsense.  I can write by reading this
email you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions, but
(hopefully?) no court is going to uphold that.

The key to enforcability is that the ticket grants a license.  If you
don't agree to the Terms and Conditions, then you don't have a valid
license to enter the premises.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-28 Thread Anthony
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Ray Saintonge sainto...@telus.net wrote:
 I suppose that, like any good Wikimedian, we like to balance ourselves on
 the edge cases. We can imagine many. The underlying case would be IOC vs.
 Uploader. These other points about joint authorship and photo editing really
 have more bearing on the identity of the defendant.

I assume that the IOC has been granted some sort of permission by the
various participants in the olympic events.  So if you're
photographing, say, the opening ceremony, then your concern would not
only be with regard to the rights of the IOC directly, but also with
the rights of any opening ceremony participants who granted an
exclusive license to IOC.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-07-28 Thread Samuel Klein
+1 for a more minimalist version; good initiative in principle.  SJ

On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 28 July 2012 19:03, Ocaasi Ocaasi wikioca...@yahoo.com wrote:

  Thanks for your feedback.  I think a somewhat 'heavyweight' approach is
 necessary to give the concept teeth.  The goal is to have this adopted by
 the major PR organizations in the world, and if it doesn't set some
 ambitious but achievable goals it will just fade into the background as
 other attempts have.  Do you have any comments on which parts seem onerous
 or unnecessary?


 Not off the top of my head. I don't disapprove of the initiative
 itself. I'm vaguely contemplating what a minimal version would look
 like.


 - d.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Béria Lima
46 millions?? That is a joke right? Please someone tell me that this is a
joke.
_
*Béria Lima*

*Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter
livre acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. Ajude-nos a
construir esse sonho. http://wikimedia.pt/Donativos*


On 28 July 2012 00:58, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hi all,

 the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at


 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf

 accompanied by a QA:


 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2012-2013_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers

 The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in
 Washington, DC, at Wikimania, and previously outlined to the
 Foundation staff and interested community members at the monthly staff
 meeting on July 5, 2012. We were planning to publish the video
 recording of that meeting at this point, but encountered technical
 difficulties; the video will hopefully become available soon.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Jul 29, 2012 3:33 AM, Béria Lima berial...@gmail.com wrote:

 46 millions?? That is a joke right? Please someone tell me that this is a
 joke.

It's not a very large increase on last year. It's a little tricky to make
sure you are comparing like with like given the new way of treating chapter
revenues and spending, but I think the right number to compare with is
$39.2m. An increase to $46.1m is an 18% increase. That's tiny compared to
the growth we've seen in previous years.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Risker
I'm more curious about where the 9.9 million in revenue will come from in
Q4, to be honest.  (P.64 of the plan) Absent that, I'm not seeing how all
those new positions (particularly the 30 in Engineering) will be paid for.

Risker/Anne

On 28 July 2012 22:32, Béria Lima berial...@gmail.com wrote:

 46 millions?? That is a joke right? Please someone tell me that this is a
 joke.
 _
 *Béria Lima*

 *Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter
 livre acesso ao somatório de todo o conhecimento humano. Ajude-nos a
 construir esse sonho. http://wikimedia.pt/Donativos*


 On 28 July 2012 00:58, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  Hi all,
 
  the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at
 
 
 
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf
 
  accompanied by a QA:
 
 
 
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2012-2013_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers
 
  The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in
  Washington, DC, at Wikimania, and previously outlined to the
  Foundation staff and interested community members at the monthly staff
  meeting on July 5, 2012. We were planning to publish the video
  recording of that meeting at this point, but encountered technical
  difficulties; the video will hopefully become available soon.
 
  --
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  Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
  Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Jul 29, 2012 3:45 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote:

 I'm more curious about where the 9.9 million in revenue will come from in
 Q4, to be honest.  (P.64 of the plan)

The plan does seem to be missing the details on revenue... Isn't there
normally a slide breaking down revenue into fundraiser, grants, major
gifts, earned income, etc? (See slide 49 of last year's plan.)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread aude
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 5:58 AM, Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hi all,

 the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at


 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf

 accompanied by a QA:


 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2012-2013_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers

 The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in
 Washington, DC, at Wikimania, and previously outlined to the
 Foundation staff and interested community members at the monthly staff
 meeting on July 5, 2012. We were planning to publish the video
 recording of that meeting at this point, but encountered technical
 difficulties; the video will hopefully become available soon.


Just a small point

I'm curious how the proposed $255,000 for Wikimania travel for staff,
board, advisory board and volunteers compares with what was actually spent
this year?

In the 2011-2012 plan, I see that $96,000 was proposed.  While the travel
costs for SF staff to DC are much less, I find this too low and hard to
believe. Some more details and breakdown by scholarships vs.
staff/board/advisory board would be nice.

I'm curious if we are planning a higher number of scholarships for
volunteers for next year? (as the overall WMF budget increases) and how
many staff are we planning to send next year?

Cheers,
Katie


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-28 Thread Philippe Beaudette
phili...@wikimedia.org



On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote:


 It's not a very large increase on last year. It's a little tricky to make
 sure you are comparing like with like given the new way of treating chapter
 revenues and spending, but I think the right number to compare with is
 $39.2m. An increase to $46.1m is an 18% increase. That's tiny compared to
 the growth we've seen in previous years.



It also tracks fairly closely to the strategy (
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/WMF_StrategicPlan2011_spreads.pdf),
page 16.

pb
(who had no active role in the design of this year's plan, but did in the
design of the strategy)
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