[Wikimedia-l] Commons and EN Wiki are slow today

2012-11-05 Thread WereSpielChequers
This afternoon has been another terribly slow one for response from WM sites, I've tried patience, and wandering off to other faster sites for a while, but I suspect we have another IT glitch. Or at least we do here in London. WSC ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons and EN Wiki are slow today

2012-11-05 Thread David Gerard
On 5 November 2012 16:38, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.com wrote: This afternoon has been another terribly slow one for response from WM sites, I've tried patience, and wandering off to other faster sites for a while, but I suspect we have another IT glitch. Or at least we do here

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Lodewijk
(just for the record: in case someone does have a valid reason, I'm still very open to hearing good reasons why the board chose the procedure they chose (behind closed doors), and whether there was any urgency to the changes proposed. I somehow missed that in the replies but may have missed it.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Risker
It would strike me that one of the urgencies that might be involved is the fact that this resolution was passed so that the Board member who had previously been the secretary could participate as an individual board member, and the appointed secretary could take the minutes. It's extremely rare

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Thomas Dalton
I would be very surprised if the trustee Secretary actually took minutes... That would usually be delegated... On Nov 6, 2012 12:02 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: It would strike me that one of the urgencies that might be involved is the fact that this resolution was passed so that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Risker
Well, that's the point. Phoebe *was* responsible for this, just as Bishakha has been so far this year. Who's been sending out the minutes and posting resolutions? Further, it's to improve compliance with legislation. Thus, it's housekeeping. Risker On 5 November 2012 19:04, Thomas Dalton

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Thomas Dalton
Being responsible for something doesn't you're the one that actually does it. On Nov 6, 2012 12:30 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Well, that's the point. Phoebe *was* responsible for this, just as Bishakha has been so far this year. Who's been sending out the minutes and posting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread John Vandenberg
Bylaw changes are never housekeeping. This resolution does change the composition of the board. Two seats had a defined role, with clear responsibilities. Now they dont. Of course there is always shared responsibility, but having one person chiefly responsible ensures someone is focused on those

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-05 Thread Risker
On 5 November 2012 20:01, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Bylaw changes are never housekeeping. This resolution does change the composition of the board. Two seats had a defined role, with clear responsibilities. Now they dont. Of course there is always shared responsibility, but

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-05 Thread Erik Moeller
FYI -- Forwarded message -- From: Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM Subject: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org Hi folks, consistent with Sue's narrowing focus mandate, I’ve been thinking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-05 Thread Anders Wennersten
I believe it is the right way to go to have dedicated organizations for Engineering and Products. The pure size makes this necessary and the complexity of tasks in each area. But I also see it important to strengthen the control of these activities, so would propose to have a very small adm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Editor survey launched

2012-11-05 Thread Andreas Kolbe
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