Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread Peter Gervai
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Though I do feel that the WMF salary is discriminating against my
 right to fly first class everywhere.  My champagne glass won't refill
 itself, you know!

Do you accept donations?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the February 1-2, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-03-08 Thread Anders Wennersten

Thank for sharing this

A very informative set of slides and protocol that really helps to 
understand how we all in different supportive roles can be fully aligned 
with the strategy and operative actions from the Board


I would love to have more info on the data-driven editor engagement 
intervention


Anders

Stephen LaPorte skrev 2013-03-08 03:28:

Hello everyone,

The minutes of the WMF Board Meeting on February 1-2, 2013 have been 
ratified and published here: 
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2013-02-01


The meeting's agenda included:

* Housekeeping
** Amendment to the Affiliations Committee Charter
** Pledge of Personal Commitment
** Managing Duty of Loyalty
** Governance Committee report
* Presentation on 2012-13 Year-to-Date and Planning for 2013-14
* Legal presentation
* Term limits
* Feedback on 2012-13 year-to-Date and Planning for 2013-14
* Update on the search for a new Trustee candidate
* The Affiliations Committee and the Chapters Association
* Advisory Board
* Comments from Doron Weber
* Letter to the Chapters Association
* Executive session

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[Wikimedia-l] Brazilian Wikipedia editing workshop in homage to International Women’s Day

2013-03-08 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
*After learning the basics needed to create a Wikipedia article, the
participants improved existing articles related to feminism, as part of a
celebration of International Women’s Day*

[image: Primeiro mutirão de edição da Wikipédia para e com
mulheres]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Primeiro_WikiMulheres.jpg

Primeiro mutirão de edição da Wikipédia para e com mulheres

Para aproximá-las do universo “wiki,” os voluntários dos projetos

Knowledge is power: no one should doubt that. Although the possibility of
contributing knowledge to the biggest encyclopedia of the world, Wikipedia,
is free and open for anyone, about 91 percent of its editors are men. What,
then, is the prospect for women in this story?

In order to engage women in the “wiki” universe, volunteers of the
Wikimedia projects in Brazil, with the support of the Wikimedia Foundation,
organized a workshop about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia
projectshttp://br.wikipedia.org/wiki/chapter:Dia_Internacional_da_Mulher/2013
and
proposed a joint effort for editing the encyclopedia in homage to International
Women’s Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day. The
meeting took place on March 2nd at The Hub http://saopaulo.the-hub.net/ and
gathered men and women interested in learning and practicing the editing of
Wikimedia projects.

About 15 people attended the event, where they discussed the criteria for
writing and publishing a Wikipedia article, the sources that may be
considered reliable and the collaborative dynamic of editing. At the end of
the workshop, the group dedicated themselves to improving articles related
to women and feminism: “Women’s Rights” and “Grace Hopper” (“Direitos da
mulher” http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direitos_da_mulher and “Grace
Hopper”http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper in
Portuguese) were two examples of such contributions.

“The steps for editing an article are simple, and from what I have observed
in the meetup, anyone can learn them quickly,” said Fernanda Campagnucci,
from Ação Educativa http://www.acaoeducativa.org.br/, who edited the
article about women’s rights, her first contribution to the project. “But
we live in a society where the sharing of knowledge is unequal and the
technology is still often considered part of the masculine universe. It is
this vision that we need to break.”

To discuss and overcome the lack of women collaborating on Wikipedia, the
Wikimedia movement maintains a page (Gender
Gaphttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gender_Gap)
to gather information, references and ideas on the subject, in addition to
promoting activities like this workshop. With the goal of increasing
women’s participation in the project, new women editors are encouraged to
join mailing lists https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/gendergap
 and online 
communitieshttp://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gender_Gap#Projects_within_Wikimedia_communities
.

The Wikimedia movement in Brazil expects that this initiative in Sao Paulo
will inspire volunteers from other regions of the country to help the event
become regular every March, extending the debate about women’s
participation in Wikipedia and lowering the gender gap. You can
contact the Wikimedia
volunteers in Brazil http://br.wikimedia.org/ to obtain more information.
Everybody is welcome to participate and organize upcoming events!

*Fernanda Campagnucci (NGO Ação Educativa)*
*Translation by Tom and Cristiana Gonzalez*

   - See more photos of the edithaton
herehttp://br.wikimedia.org/wiki/Dia_Internacional_da_Mulher/2013#Fotos


http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wikipedia-editing-workshop-in-brazil-honors-international-womens-day/

Happy women's day!

Tom

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the February 1-2, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-03-08 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
I don't understand 
https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=File%3APart_II-_2012-13_Year-to-Date_and_Lookahead_to_Planning_for_2013-14.pdfpage=10


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the February 1-2, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-03-08 Thread Samuel Klein
That is a timeline for discussing and approving the Annual Plan for 2013-2014.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:
 I don't understand
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=File%3APart_II-_2012-13_Year-to-Date_and_Lookahead_to_Planning_for_2013-14.pdfpage=10

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Shabab Mustafa of WMBD joins the WCA Council

2013-03-08 Thread Tonmoy Khan
Congratulations to Shabab:)


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আদান প্রদান করতে পারবে। এটাই আমাদের অঙ্গীকার।



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 Thank you everyone for your wishes.
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  Shabab Mustafa and WMBD, welcome on board!
 
  Am 07.03.2013 13:44, schrieb Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive:
 
   Congrtz Shabab Mustafa..
 
 
  On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedians,
 
  I have the pleasure of announcing that Shabab Mustafa has joined the
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  of 23 members.[1]
 
  Shabab is a founding member of the Wikimedia Bangladesh Chapter and
  currently serves on the Executive.[2] He is a veteran open source
  software advocate.
 
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  http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_**
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 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Membership
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Earth hour in English Wikipedia

2013-03-08 Thread Ivan Martínez
Thanks for the tip, Sarah, I will write in the WikiProject page.
Regards!


2013/3/5 Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.com

 This is very cool. It might be a good idea, if you haven't already, to
 ping folks on the talk pages of the following English WikiProject:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Wikipedia:WikiProject_**Environmenthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Environment

 Hope that helps a bit, that's often what I do when digging up support or
 help for a project - and even pinging the most active members directly on
 their talk pages. Might also be worth to leave a comment on the WWF
 Wikipedia talk page.

 -Sarah




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 In Wikimedia Mexico we are working with the World Wildlife Fund to
 improvemexican
 biodiversity contents. They asked me to seek contact with a chapter /
 editor who
 wants to work their contents on the upcoming Earth Hour in the English
 Wikipedia.

 If someone wants to work on this theme, I can contact with WWF staff.

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Hackathon Amsterdam 2013: Registration opened

2013-03-08 Thread Maarten Dammers

Hi everyone,

Wikimedia Nederland invites all developers to the Wikimedia Hackathon. 
The Wikimedia Hackathon will be in 2013 from 24-26 May. The registration 
is now open and also includes the possibility to apply for a travel, 
accommodation or full scholarship. You can find the form at 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFg2SmRRbkpxNmxCcFNFdlduVlJuTUE6MQ#gid=0


The hackathon is an opportunity for all Wikimedia community developers 
and sysadmins to come together, squash bugs and write great new features 
 tools. Unlike the previous years (2012, 2011, etc.) this Hackathon 
won't be in Berlin, but in Amsterdam.


The event is open to a wide range of developers. We welcome both 
seasoned and new developers as well as people working on MediaWiki, 
tools, pywikipedia, Wikidata, gadgets, extensions, templates … . Please 
suggest and discus topics at 
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013/Topics .


You can indicate that you're coming at 
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013/Attendees and/or 
https://www.facebook.com/events/167285526755104/ . This doesn't replace 
registration, it's just to let others know what you're up to.


Keep an eye on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013 
for updates!


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread Leslie Carr
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Peter Gervai grin...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Though I do feel that the WMF salary is discriminating against my
 right to fly first class everywhere.  My champagne glass won't refill
 itself, you know!

 Do you accept donations?

Cash, paypal, and of course bottles of champagne ;)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-03-08 Thread Mathieu Stumpf
Le jeudi 07 mars 2013 à 13:42 +0100, Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov a écrit :
 Salut la liste!
 
 After booking the meeting room we have set up a page on meta intended to
 inform everyone about the event. I tried to gather all the information I
 deemed important, but please keep in mind that especially the meeting
 schedule is prone to changes.
 
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_Policy/Big_Fat_Brussels_Meeting
 
 As with every wiki: feel free to share/change/complain etc. :)
 
 About the hostels. If several people decide to stay together I'd be more
 than happy to assist with booking a group room on location here. Just let
 me know. I will also try to send out some extra information to the
 participants as we get closer to the event, so you guys can have everything
 at hand.

Would you have informations on average price for a night ?

kind regards,
mathieu

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[Wikimedia-l] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread Rubina Kwon
This morning, the WMF legal team posted a blog concerning trademark
licensing practices going forward in the context of QR code projects and
Wikitowns. Please go
herehttp://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/in
order to view the post.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread Leslie Carr
 Though I do feel that the WMF salary is discriminating against my
 right to fly first class everywhere.  My champagne glass won't refill
 itself, you know!


Turns out, I was wrong!!

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mumm_Napa_and_Glasses_2013-03-08.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_Staffers_drinking_Champagne_3.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMF_Staffers_Drinking_Champagne_2013-03-08.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sue_and_WMF_Staffers_drinking_champagne_2013-03-08.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sue_with_Champagne_bottle_2013-03-08.jpg

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread K. Peachey
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 5:31 AM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Peter Gervai grin...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Leslie Carr lc...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Though I do feel that the WMF salary is discriminating against my
 right to fly first class everywhere.  My champagne glass won't refill
 itself, you know!

 Do you accept donations?

 Cash, paypal, and of course bottles of champagne ;)

Bitcoin?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-08 Thread Tom Morris
On Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 18:43, Leslie Carr wrote:
 Talking about my salary isn't disparaging the company -- as referenced
 later, in the US employers can't prevent folks from talking about
 their salaries.
 
 Though I do feel that the WMF salary is discriminating against my
 right to fly first class everywhere. My champagne glass won't refill
 itself, you know!




Next time someone balks at my day rate, I'm just going to say I need a new 
Ferrari and twenty new Hugo Boss suits a year or you'll feel the force of a 
discrimination case at the employment tribunal.

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get
clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't
personally agree with the outcome.

However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost:

will continue to allow
nominativehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_use,
non-stylized use of the “Wikipedia” word mark

My instinctive reaction to reading this was to write something sarcastic,
but I respect Geoff to much for that. So, I'll say it directly: Please do
not say, either overtly or by implication, that the WMF gives its
permission for the community to use the word Wikipedia. Nobody needs to
ask permission to write the name of an organisation or website so please
don't say that you've been so kind as to give us permission to do so. The
WMF does not allow us to use the word Wikipedia (or refuse it) anymore
than Coca Cola allows or refuses me the right to use the word coke -
especially when making truthful statements like scanning this QRcode will
take you to Wikipedia.

-Liam

On Saturday, 9 March 2013, Rubina Kwon wrote:

 This morning, the WMF legal team posted a blog concerning trademark
 licensing practices going forward in the context of QR code projects and
 Wikitowns. Please go
 here
 http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/
 in
 order to view the post.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread cyrano
I'm sorry Liam Wyatt, but I see you're talking about the WMF in this 
mail list... did you ask their permission for that? ^ ^
Please cease and desist. You can still talk about birds, though. Birds 
are nice.


(please don't throw stones at the joker)




Le 08/03/2013 22:46, Liam Wyatt a écrit :

Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get
clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't
personally agree with the outcome.

However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost:

will continue to allow
nominativehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_use,
non-stylized use of the “Wikipedia” word mark

My instinctive reaction to reading this was to write something sarcastic,
but I respect Geoff to much for that. So, I'll say it directly: Please do
not say, either overtly or by implication, that the WMF gives its
permission for the community to use the word Wikipedia. Nobody needs to
ask permission to write the name of an organisation or website so please
don't say that you've been so kind as to give us permission to do so. The
WMF does not allow us to use the word Wikipedia (or refuse it) anymore
than Coca Cola allows or refuses me the right to use the word coke -
especially when making truthful statements like scanning this QRcode will
take you to Wikipedia.

-Liam

On Saturday, 9 March 2013, Rubina Kwon wrote:


This morning, the WMF legal team posted a blog concerning trademark
licensing practices going forward in the context of QR code projects and
Wikitowns. Please go
here
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/

in

order to view the post.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get
 clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't
 personally agree with the outcome.

 However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost:

 will continue to allow
 nominativehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_use,
 non-stylized use of the “Wikipedia” word mark

 My instinctive reaction to reading this was to write something sarcastic,
 but I respect Geoff to much for that. So, I'll say it directly: Please do
 not say, either overtly or by implication, that the WMF gives its
 permission for the community to use the word Wikipedia. Nobody needs to
 ask permission to write the name of an organisation or website so please
 don't say that you've been so kind as to give us permission to do so. The
 WMF does not allow us to use the word Wikipedia (or refuse it) anymore
 than Coca Cola allows or refuses me the right to use the word coke -
 especially when making truthful statements like scanning this QRcode will
 take you to Wikipedia.

 -Liam


Hey Liam, you may be interested in Geoff's response on the blog about this
(
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/#comments).

James


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Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread Liam Wyatt
Thank you Geoff for the quick and sensible response, and for James for
pointing it out here.
-Liam

On Saturday, 9 March 2013, James Alexander wrote:

 On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.comjavascript:;
 wrote:

  Thanks for posting a definitive answer on this topic - it is good to get
  clear instructions about this longstanding question, even if I don't
  personally agree with the outcome.
 
  However, I would like to take issue with part of this blogpost:
 
  will continue to allow
  nominativehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_use,
  non-stylized use of the “Wikipedia” word mark
 
  My instinctive reaction to reading this was to write something sarcastic,
  but I respect Geoff to much for that. So, I'll say it directly: Please do
  not say, either overtly or by implication, that the WMF gives its
  permission for the community to use the word Wikipedia. Nobody needs to
  ask permission to write the name of an organisation or website so please
  don't say that you've been so kind as to give us permission to do so. The
  WMF does not allow us to use the word Wikipedia (or refuse it) anymore
  than Coca Cola allows or refuses me the right to use the word coke
 -
  especially when making truthful statements like scanning this QRcode
 will
  take you to Wikipedia.
 
  -Liam
 
 
 Hey Liam, you may be interested in Geoff's response on the blog about this
 (

 http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/#comments
 ).

 James


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