Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 27/12/2012 5:54 AM, Anonymous User wrote: thank you again for your answers so far. I would have had hoped to have more voices participating, but everyone who did agreed that it should be done. I think this is the closest I've ever seen to universal support on Wikimedia-l ever. :-) --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: IRC Office Hours

2012-12-27 Thread Michael Snow
On 12/27/2012 12:16 AM, Dan Rosenthal wrote: Not really excessive during a holiday season where people may not see the message for several days. And a month is a good amount of lead time for something like this. I don't get what the problem is... I don't see it as a problem either. More lead

[Wikimedia-l] *** DATE CHANGE *** Invitation to WMF December 2012 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 10, 19:00 UTC

2012-12-27 Thread Praveena Maharaj
Dear all, The next WMF metrics and activities will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). Please note that on this occasion we are holding this meeting on the second Thursday of January, but we will resume holding the meetings on the first Thursday of each month

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-12-27 Thread James Salsman
The annual audit of the Wikimedia Foundation, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 and the corresponding FAQ have been posted on the financial reports http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Financial_reports page of the Wikimedia Foundation web site. Please contact me with any questions.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: Maximizing for us means raising our budget with as little negative impact on the projects as possible Where do you find that meaning or any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-12-27 Thread Michael Snow
On 12/27/2012 10:30 AM, James Salsman wrote: The annual audit of the Wikimedia Foundation, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 and the corresponding FAQ have been posted on the financial reports http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Financial_reports page of the Wikimedia Foundation web site.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
On 12/27/2012 10:46 AM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: On 27/12/2012 5:54 AM, Anonymous User wrote: thank you again for your answers so far. I would have had hoped to have more voices participating, but everyone who did agreed that it should be done. I think this is the closest I've ever seen to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
On 12/27/2012 03:08 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote: So in my opinion we can move discussion over to https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43466 (when serving Uzbek Wikipedia, make HTTPS canonical). I've asked a bug wrangler to contact Ops about it as well. (Maybe I should just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Leslie Carr
I wish that http://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa and https://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa would work, too, but the foundation apparently can't or chooses not to afford separate IP addresses for each language's Wikipedia. As one of the network folks, I will answer this. We do not have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Marco Fleckinger
Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org schrieb: I wish that http://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa and https://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa would work, too, but the foundation apparently can't or chooses not to afford separate IP addresses for each language's Wikipedia. As one of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Andrew Gray
On 25 December 2012 14:00, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: For those outside of the U.S., http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Wikimedia-Foundation-Reviews-E38331.htm (2.8, 55%) should resolve correctly. Because Glassdoor is susceptible to sour grapes, it is probably best read in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Leslie Carr
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Marco Fleckinger marco.fleckin...@wikipedia.at wrote: Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org schrieb: I wish that http://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa and https://208.80.154.225/wiki/Bosh_Sahifa would work, too, but the foundation apparently can't or chooses

[Wikimedia-l] bond funds? (was Re: Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation)

2012-12-27 Thread James Salsman
Another thing I want to point out, because I just noticed it. The recent years' yields on bond funds has been slightly higher than equity (stock) mutual funds, but with only a very small fraction of the volatility: http://news.morningstar.com/fundReturns/FundReturns.html?category=$FOCA$HY I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Marco Fleckinger
Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org schrieb: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Marco Fleckinger marco.fleckin...@wikipedia.at wrote: Just an idea, which is not very beautiful: What about a router forwarding ports to the correct machine by using iptables? Would that also work in connection with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread James Salsman
On Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM, James Salsman jsalsman at gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Zack Exley zexley at wikimedia.org wrote: Maximizing for us means raising our budget with as little negative

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread Leslie Carr
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Marco Fleckinger marco.fleckin...@wikipedia.at wrote: Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org schrieb: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Marco Fleckinger marco.fleckin...@wikipedia.at wrote: Just an idea, which is not very beautiful: What about a router forwarding

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-12-27 Thread Michael Snow
On 12/27/2012 1:46 PM, James Salsman wrote: I'm also rather skeptical of the underlying claim about the superiority of credit union CDs in this context So I googled credit union 6 month certificates of deposit best rate and found http://www.gobankingrates.com/cd-rates/6-month-cd/ which shows

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation raises $25 million in record time during 2012 Wikipedia fundraiser

2012-12-27 Thread Matthew Roth
(This press release is also available online at: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikimedia_Foundation_raises_25_million_in_2012_fundraiser The Wikimedia Foundation raises $25 million in record time during 2012 Wikipedia fundraiser More than 1.2 million Wikipedia readers

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation raises $25 million in record time during 2012 Wikipedia fundraiser

2012-12-27 Thread Matthew Roth
Forwarding on from Wikipedia Announce list. For those who haven't already seen the thank you banner at the top of English Wikipedia, you need to be logged out to view it. -- Forwarded message -- From: Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org To: press-rele...@lists.wikimedia.org Cc:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] bond funds? (was Re: Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation)

2012-12-27 Thread Thomas Dalton
This mailing list is not a suitable venue for a detailed discussion about investment strategy. There are a lot of different things you have to take into account when choosing investments. If the foundation wants to investigate other investment options they need to get a professional investment

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Dec 27, 2012 10:50 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: this is the most current iteration of a type of thread that I find contributes a great deal of stress to my work here. There are a number of assumptions that strike me as bad faith and many of them are targeted at people I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Matthew Roth
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't believe anyone could genuinely propose such a ridiculously bad idea. When limits on such ratios are discussed the usual figure I hear is a limit of 10%. 50%

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Dec 28, 2012 12:52 AM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't believe anyone could genuinely propose such a ridiculously bad idea. When limits on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread cyrano
Le 27/12/2012 21:34, Thomas Dalton a écrit : On Dec 27, 2012 10:50 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: this is the most current iteration of a type of thread that I find contributes a great deal of stress to my work here. There are a number of assumptions that strike me as bad faith

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Dec 28, 2012 1:02 AM, cyrano cyrano.faw...@gmail.com wrote: Le 27/12/2012 21:34, Thomas Dalton a écrit : On Dec 27, 2012 10:50 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: this is the most current iteration of a type of thread that I find contributes a great deal of stress to my work

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Matthew Roth
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On Dec 28, 2012 12:52 AM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread cyrano
Le 27/12/2012 22:12, Thomas Dalton a écrit : Well, I suppose any is a bit of an exaggeration. It would be extremely difficult though. Why would someone from the third world come to San Francisco and accept a salary 5 times lower than they could get at a similar organisation ? I don't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No access to the Uzbek Wikipedia in Uzbekistan

2012-12-27 Thread John Vandenberg
How many languages _need_ this? Is it only one language-project? If you only need one IP address, to avoid censorship by one country, it should be achievable. John Vandenberg. sent from Galaxy Note On Dec 28, 2012 4:21 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote: I wish that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] bond funds? (was Re: Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation)

2012-12-27 Thread Samuel Klein
Thomas is right. [And yes, bonds are on the radar.] SJ On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: This mailing list is not a suitable venue for a detailed discussion about investment strategy. There are a lot of different things you have to take into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF HR and leadership questions

2012-12-27 Thread Tim Starling
On 28/12/12 12:14, Gayle Karen Young wrote: *2d. Does WMF have a talent retention problem and if so what is being done about this? The short answer is No. The simplicity of this question is a bit misleading. I don't think we have a talent retention problem because we have amazing people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF HR and leadership questions

2012-12-27 Thread Philippe Beaudette
It would. And Fellows, etc. ___ Philippe Beaudette Director, Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 415-839-6885, x 6643 phili...@wikimedia.org On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Tim Starling