[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Update on recent legal activities

2012-09-28 Thread Jay Walsh
(also posted on the WMF blog: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/09/27/update-on-recent-legal-activities/) Yesterday, Ryan Holliday, one of the community members sued by Internet Brands, filed a motion to strike and dismiss Internet Brands’ complaint (you can access the filing here

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project

2012-09-28 Thread Itzik Edri
I didn't know WMF have so many domains :) On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Thanks Philippe, just as clarification: do I understand correctly that people can only suggest names that are either owned by the WMF or they are willing to invest money to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread James Heilman
We need to make sure we own the names before voting on them. Else we risk someone else buying it or choosing a name that is either already used or too expensive. Domain names that are not already owned typically go for $10. There are some like Wikiplanet that are being sold for $25,000. The latter

Re: [Wikimedia-l] SPF (email spoof prevention feature) test-rollout Weds 10/5

2012-09-28 Thread Daniel Friesen
On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:00:08 -0700, Jeff Green jgr...@wikimedia.org wrote: I'm planning to deploy Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for the wikimedia.org domain on Weds October 5. SPF is a framework for validating outgoing mail, which gives the receiving side useful information for spam

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread Samuel Klein
If there is a squatted name that people *really* like, there could also be a ranked vote and if the most popular name is one that is being squatted or is in light use we could see if it was reasonably available before moving to the next name on the list. SJ On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM,

[Wikimedia-l] open-source textbooks for California

2012-09-28 Thread phoebe ayers
I know many of you will have seen this on other lists already, but it's pretty exciting news. -- phoebe - Forwarded Message - California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks via Ars Technica by Timothy B. Lee on 9/28/12 California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout

Re: [Wikimedia-l] open-source textbooks for California

2012-09-28 Thread David Gerard
On 28 September 2012 20:17, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: The law specifies that the textbooks must be placed under a Creative Commons license, allowing professors at universities outside of California to use the textbooks in their own classrooms. The textbooks must be encoded in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread Risker
I think there are enough options that we don't need to look further than domains that are already under the control of the WMF or a person/group who has stated in writing that they are willing to transfer the ownership. Further, allowing voting on any name that comes to people's minds (a) pretty

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread David Gerard
On 28 September 2012 21:18, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: At the same time, Wikimedia UK has agreed with the Wikimedia Foundation that the Foundation shall process payments for the United Kingdom during this year’s fundraiser. This being the meat. - d.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread Erik Moeller
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I think there are enough options that we don't need to look further than domains that are already under the control of the WMF or a person/group who has stated in writing that they are willing to transfer the ownership. +1;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Nathan
Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this serious. What does giving up the next fundraiser due to the WM-UK budget? Does this change reflect a lack of trust between the WMF and the current WM-UK leadership? On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Sep 28, 2012 9:45 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this serious. The conflict wasn't that bad, but the very poor handling of it casts serious doubts on how well Wikimedia UK leadership understands its responsibilities and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Deryck Chan
On 28 September 2012 22:39, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: On Sep 28, 2012 9:45 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this serious. The conflict wasn't that bad, but the very poor handling of it casts serious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 28 September 2012 23:00, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Please note that I have been requesting an urgent correction to this statement since 21:17 today (it is now 23:00), without receiving any response from the WMF. Correcting what, exactly? -- Andy Mabbett

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Thomas Dalton
How about you shake your addiction to secrecy and tell us what the problem is? On Sep 28, 2012 11:20 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: On 28 Sep 2012, at 23:17, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 28 September 2012 23:00, Michael Peel

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread Jay Walsh
Posted to the WMF and WM UK blogs a few moments ago. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/09/28/joint-statement-from-wikimedia-foundation-and-wikimedia-uk/ http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/09/joint-statement-from-wikimedia-foundation-and-wikimedia-uk/ --- *Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this serious. What does giving up the next fundraiser due to the WM-UK budget? Does this change reflect a lack of trust between the WMF and the current WM-UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread John Vandenberg
On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 3:20 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 28 September 2012 21:18, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: At the same time, Wikimedia UK has agreed with the Wikimedia Foundation that the Foundation shall process payments for the United Kingdom during this year’s