Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Dimce Grozdanoski

Welcome, Wikimedia Armenia.
Congratulations from Wikimedia Macedonia :)

Dimce Grozdanoski
twitter: @grozdanoski
+389 71 228765

On 27.03.2013 21:26, Bence Damokos wrote:

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to
recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia

This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am really
looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!

Best regards,
Bence
(Affiliations Committee)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Shabab Mustafa
That's wonderful! Congratz!!
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On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:26 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all,

 I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to
 recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:

 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia

 This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
 the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am really
 looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

 Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!

 Best regards,
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 (Affiliations Committee)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Ting Chen

Hello dear Armenian friends,

it is a great joy for me to see this happen. Next time when I come to 
Yerevan we need to record the traditional dances :-)


Greetings
Ting

Am 3/27/2013 9:26 PM, schrieb Bence Damokos:

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to
recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia

This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am really
looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!

Best regards,
Bence
(Affiliations Committee)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Isarra Yos
It's odd, but I think I'm glad - not so much that you're leaving, but 
where you're going, what you intend to do... somehow I find that 
comforting...


On 27/03/13 22:00, Sue Gardner wrote:

Hello Wikimedia community members,

This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
Foundation.

My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.

Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two things.

First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
me.

And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
that’s consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
advocating for the public interest online -- what’s good for ordinary
people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
are. I want that to change. And that’s what I want to do next.

I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
don’t know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
to do.

I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
movement, and so I’ve agreed with the Board that I’ll stay on as
Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That’ll take
some time -- likely, at least six months.

Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
Executive Director in place.

I have many people to thank, but I’m not going to do it now --
there’ll be time for that later. For now, I’ll just say I love working
with you all, I’m proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
accomplishing, and I’m looking forward to our next six months
together.

Jan-Bart’s going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
information about the transition process. We’ll be hosting office
hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.

Thanks,
Sue



--
Sue Gardner
Executive Director
Wikimedia Foundation

415 839 6885 office
415 816 9967 cell

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Tonmoy Khan
Wonderful news! Congratulations to Wikimedia Armenia:-)

Tonmoy
On Mar 28, 2013 1:21 PM, Ting Chen wing.phil...@gmx.de wrote:

 Hello dear Armenian friends,

 it is a great joy for me to see this happen. Next time when I come to
 Yerevan we need to record the traditional dances :-)

 Greetings
 Ting

 Am 3/27/2013 9:26 PM, schrieb Bence Damokos:

 Dear all,

 I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to
 recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
 http://wikimediafoundation.**org/wiki/Resolution:**
 Recognition_of_Wikimedia_**Armeniahttp://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia

 This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
 the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am really
 looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

 Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!

 Best regards,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive
wow..good news..
Congrtz Wikimedia Armenia..:)


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com wrote:

 Wonderful news! Congratulations to Wikimedia Armenia:-)

 Tonmoy
 On Mar 28, 2013 1:21 PM, Ting Chen wing.phil...@gmx.de wrote:

  Hello dear Armenian friends,
 
  it is a great joy for me to see this happen. Next time when I come to
  Yerevan we need to record the traditional dances :-)
 
  Greetings
  Ting
 
  Am 3/27/2013 9:26 PM, schrieb Bence Damokos:
 
  Dear all,
 
  I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved
 to
  recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
  http://wikimediafoundation.**org/wiki/Resolution:**
  Recognition_of_Wikimedia_**Armenia
 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia
 
 
  This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
  the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am
 really
  looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.
 
  Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!
 
  Best regards,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Steven Zhang
We all started talking about Sue Gardner for President 2016 on IRC today. I'd 
vote for her...

Sent from my iPhone

On 28/03/2013, at 6:35 PM, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com wrote:

 It's odd, but I think I'm glad - not so much that you're leaving, but where 
 you're going, what you intend to do... somehow I find that comforting...
 
 On 27/03/13 22:00, Sue Gardner wrote:
 Hello Wikimedia community members,
 
 This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
 decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
 leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
 Foundation.
 
 My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
 at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
 as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
 have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
 months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.
 
 Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two 
 things.
 
 First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
 now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
 reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
 competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
 that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
 leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
 staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
 ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
 me.
 
 And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
 the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
 two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
 internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
 not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
 now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
 of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
 think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
 non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
 walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
 that’s consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
 advocating for the public interest online -- what’s good for ordinary
 people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
 are. I want that to change. And that’s what I want to do next.
 
 I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
 general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
 different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
 informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
 the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
 don’t know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
 or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
 already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
 to do.
 
 I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
 feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
 movement, and so I’ve agreed with the Board that I’ll stay on as
 Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That’ll take
 some time -- likely, at least six months.
 
 Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
 to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
 Executive Director in place.
 
 I have many people to thank, but I’m not going to do it now --
 there’ll be time for that later. For now, I’ll just say I love working
 with you all, I’m proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
 accomplishing, and I’m looking forward to our next six months
 together.
 
 Jan-Bart’s going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
 information about the transition process. We’ll be hosting office
 hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
 here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.
 
 Thanks,
 Sue
 
 
 
 --
 Sue Gardner
 Executive Director
 Wikimedia Foundation
 
 415 839 6885 office
 415 816 9967 cell
 
 Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
 the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!
 
 https://donate.wikimedia.org/
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Jane Darnell
That's big news. I agree with Jan-Bart, Phoebe (thanks for the laugh),
Manuel, and Isarra. In my own editor's corner of Wikipedia, I have
increasingly come up against the limits of Wikipedia against
international copyright law on the one hand, and the inability to
express my concerns in 160 bytes or less, on the other. It has made
me feel increasingly bewildered as to how to proceed.
Go for it Sue, you are awesome!

2013/3/28, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com:
 It's odd, but I think I'm glad - not so much that you're leaving, but
 where you're going, what you intend to do... somehow I find that
 comforting...

 On 27/03/13 22:00, Sue Gardner wrote:
 Hello Wikimedia community members,

 This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
 decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
 leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
 Foundation.

 My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
 at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
 as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
 have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
 months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.

 Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two
 things.

 First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
 now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
 reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
 competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
 that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
 leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
 staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
 ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
 me.

 And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
 the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
 two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
 internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
 not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
 now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
 of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
 think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
 non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
 walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
 that’s consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
 advocating for the public interest online -- what’s good for ordinary
 people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
 are. I want that to change. And that’s what I want to do next.

 I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
 general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
 different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
 informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
 the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
 don’t know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
 or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
 already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
 to do.

 I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
 feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
 movement, and so I’ve agreed with the Board that I’ll stay on as
 Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That’ll take
 some time -- likely, at least six months.

 Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
 to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
 Executive Director in place.

 I have many people to thank, but I’m not going to do it now --
 there’ll be time for that later. For now, I’ll just say I love working
 with you all, I’m proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
 accomplishing, and I’m looking forward to our next six months
 together.

 Jan-Bart’s going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
 information about the transition process. We’ll be hosting office
 hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
 here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.

 Thanks,
 Sue



 --
 Sue Gardner
 Executive Director
 Wikimedia Foundation

 415 839 6885 office
 415 816 9967 cell

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Mathias Schindler
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Steven Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote:
 We all started talking about Sue Gardner for President 2016 on IRC today. 
 I'd vote for her...

In order to do so, there are two minor prerequisites

a) We must get rid of the clause in Section 1 of Article Two of the
United States Constitution (natural born citizen). A quick look in
Wikipedia tells me that really no-one has any emotional attachment to
this clause and there have been no previous disputes over the
eligibility of candidates for this office.

or

b) We must overthrow the political system in Canada and change the
monarchy into a republic that actually has a President so that Sue can
run for it.

Mathias

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread David Gerard
On 28 March 2013 09:52, Mathias Schindler mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote:

 b) We must overthrow the political system in Canada and change the
 monarchy into a republic that actually has a President so that Sue can
 run for it.


There's always running on the My name is not Stephen Harper platform ...


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread K. Peachey
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mathias Schindler
mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Steven Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote:
 We all started talking about Sue Gardner for President 2016 on IRC today. 
 I'd vote for her...

 In order to do so, there are two minor prerequisites

 a) We must get rid of the clause in Section 1 of Article Two of the
 United States Constitution (natural born citizen). A quick look in
 Wikipedia tells me that really no-one has any emotional attachment to
 this clause and there have been no previous disputes over the
 eligibility of candidates for this office.

 or

 b) We must overthrow the political system in Canada and change the
 monarchy into a republic that actually has a President so that Sue can
 run for it.

 Mathias

Sue Gardner, Prime Minister of Australia.

especially with our current options it's very doable.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Craig Franklin
Sue DID seem to enjoy herself when she was here recently.  Hell, I'd settle
for Premier of Queensland at this rate. Whaddaya say, Sue?

Cheers,
Craig
On 28/03/2013 8:02 PM, K. Peachey p858sn...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Mathias Schindler
 mathias.schind...@gmail.com wrote:
  On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Steven Zhang cro0...@gmail.com
 wrote:
  We all started talking about Sue Gardner for President 2016 on IRC
 today. I'd vote for her...
 
  In order to do so, there are two minor prerequisites
 
  a) We must get rid of the clause in Section 1 of Article Two of the
  United States Constitution (natural born citizen). A quick look in
  Wikipedia tells me that really no-one has any emotional attachment to
  this clause and there have been no previous disputes over the
  eligibility of candidates for this office.
 
  or
 
  b) We must overthrow the political system in Canada and change the
  monarchy into a republic that actually has a President so that Sue can
  run for it.
 
  Mathias

 Sue Gardner, Prime Minister of Australia.

 especially with our current options it's very doable.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Itzik Edri
As others have wrote, it is still not a farewell email. But there is no
doubt that Sue, despite past disagreements we had, is an asset to
the foundation and our movement. And it's going to be a very big challenge
to find someone who will replace her. I'll wait with the real farewell
email :)

Itzik,
WMIL

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.orgwrote:

 Hello Wikimedia community members,

 This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
 decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
 leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
 Foundation.

 My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
 at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
 as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
 have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
 months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.

 Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two
 things.

 First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
 now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
 reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
 competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
 that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
 leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
 staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
 ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
 me.

 And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
 the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
 two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
 internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
 not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
 now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
 of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
 think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
 non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
 walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
 that’s consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
 advocating for the public interest online -- what’s good for ordinary
 people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
 are. I want that to change. And that’s what I want to do next.

 I’ve always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
 general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
 different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
 informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
 the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
 don’t know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
 or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
 already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
 to do.

 I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
 feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
 movement, and so I’ve agreed with the Board that I’ll stay on as
 Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That’ll take
 some time -- likely, at least six months.

 Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
 to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
 Executive Director in place.

 I have many people to thank, but I’m not going to do it now --
 there’ll be time for that later. For now, I’ll just say I love working
 with you all, I’m proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
 accomplishing, and I’m looking forward to our next six months
 together.

 Jan-Bart’s going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
 information about the transition process. We’ll be hosting office
 hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
 here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.

 Thanks,
 Sue



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
huh. I understand and respect the reasoning perfectly well, and yet I can't
help a feeling that WIkimedia movement is going to suffer a major loss. Sue
has been pivotal in making WMF and the movement successfully grow to where
we are now. It will be really hard to find anyone nearly as competent and
able to make change and development happen.

One piece of thought (without looking much into the technicalities):
Perhaps the movement could really benefit from an ex-exec of this caliber
getting a new seat on the Board.

best,

dariusz


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.orgwrote:

 Hello Wikimedia community members,

 This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it's been a very hard
 decision to make. But I'm writing to tell you that I'm planning to
 leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
 Foundation.

 My departure isn't imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it'll take
 at least six months to recruit my successor, and I'll be fully engaged
 as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
 have a new person in place. We're expecting that'll take about six
 months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.

 Making the decision to leave hasn't been easy, but it comes down to two
 things.

 First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
 now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
 reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
 competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
 that wasn't the case, I wouldn't feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
 leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
 staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
 ahead, and I'm confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
 me.

 And I feel that although we're in good shape, with a promising future,
 the same isn't true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
 two.) Increasingly, I'm finding myself uncomfortable about how the
 internet's developing, who's influencing its development, and who is
 not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
 now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
 of industry groups and governments, and we're --increasingly, I
 think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
 non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
 walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
 that's consumption-based. There are many organizations and individuals
 advocating for the public interest online -- what's good for ordinary
 people -- but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they
 are. I want that to change. And that's what I want to do next.

 I've always aimed to make the biggest contribution I can to the
 general public good. Today, this is pulling me towards a new and
 different role, one very much aligned with Wikimedia values and
 informed by my experiences here, and with the purpose of amplifying
 the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet. I
 don't know exactly what this will look like -- I might write a book,
 or start a non-profit, or work in partnership with something that
 already exists. Either way, I feel strongly that this is what I need
 to do.

 I feel an increasing sense of urgency around this. That said, I also
 feel a strong sense of responsibility (and love!) for the Wikimedia
 movement, and so I've agreed with the Board that I'll stay on as
 Executive Director until we have my successor in place. That'll take
 some time -- likely, at least six months.

 Until then, nothing changes. The Wikimedia Foundation has lots of work
 to do, and you can expect me to focus fully on it until we have a new
 Executive Director in place.

 I have many people to thank, but I'm not going to do it now --
 there'll be time for that later. For now, I'll just say I love working
 with you all, I'm proud of everything the Wikimedia movement is
 accomplishing, and I'm looking forward to our next six months
 together.

 Jan-Bart's going to write a note in a couple of minutes with
 information about the transition process. We'll be hosting office
 hours this weekend as well, so anybody with questions can ask them
 here or turn up to talk with us on IRC.

 Thanks,
 Sue



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 Executive Director
 Wikimedia Foundation

 415 839 6885 office
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Guillaume Paumier
Hi,

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote:

 One piece of thought (without looking much into the technicalities):
 Perhaps the movement could really benefit from an ex-exec of this caliber
 getting a new seat on the Board.

or more probably the Advisory board :)
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
hi,



On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Guillaume Paumier
guillom@gmail.comwrote:

 or more probably the Advisory board :)
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board


I meant the Board of Trustees, as I think that Sue's experience would be
really beneficial there (probably, for a specific expertise seat, again -
I'm not delving into the technicalities and the issues of balance between
the elected and appointed seats, the bylaws, etc. - just saying that it'd
be a shame if technicalities prevented us from some possible benefits). The
Advisory Board is a much less active and decisive body in my view, which is
not to say that Sue's input there would not be really useful as well.

best,

dj
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Sydney Poore
Planning this graceful exit as Executivenu Director is exactly the
professional and nurturing way that Sue has provided leadership for the
Wikimedia Foundation. Although I have personal sadness to see Sue move on,
I fully understand why and so very much respect the thoughtful way that she
is implementing the transition.

As a community we have work to do as we look for a Executive Director to
replace Sue. It is on us as a movement to rally together to support the
transition plan.

Sydney

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Kat Walsh k...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 I'm not sure it could be any easier to write this message, but I'm not sure
 it could be any harder either.

 It is a great privilege to be able to say, as she is moving on, that this
 is not a sign of any trouble or strain between Sue and the board, or any
 sign of trouble at Wikimedia. It would be hard to be in a better condition
 to have a calm, angst-free transition, which reflects the professionalism,
 leadership, and real concern for the organization that Sue has shown all
 throughout her time in the position; I was incredibly sorry to hear she
 would be moving on from this role even as she goes on to find new ways to
 further the values we both believe in.

 When we hired Sue, we knew it was for a tremendous task, one that we could
 hardly have asked of anyone, especially at the stage in our history while
 we were small and struggling. We had no idea how lucky we were to connect
 with her, someone who had the unusual mix of skills needed to take us from
 where we were as an organization to where we are now, and who had the
 passion for our movement and the values it holds to become its best and
 strongest advocate. Now we are lucky to have her as a full part of the
 transition team, as the one who best knows the specific demands of the
 role, and to continue to lead the organization until her successor is in as
 strong as possible a position going forward.

 As Chair, I recognize that she's been a great leader of the organization,
 and that we have a challenging task ahead in finding a successor--but that
 she will be leaving us in an excellent position for another outstanding
 leader to take up where she left off.

 In a personal capacity, I have truly valued being able to work closely for
 these past years with someone I consider a mentor and a friend, and with
 whom I was able to have a great deal of mutual trust, respect, and candor.
 And so even recognizing this as a decision that was bound to come sometime
 and makes perfect sense, I am sad to know she will be moving on, and to
 have to write this message. Fortunately, this isn't yet goodbye, and given
 that she'll be closely tied to our movement in whatever new role she
 chooses, even that will only be a see you later.

 I look forward to working with her, and with all of you, to search for and
 prepare the next amazing person to lead the organization into the future.

 -Kat

 On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

  Hello Wikimedia community members,
 
  This is not an easy e-mail to write, and it’s been a very hard
  decision to make. But I’m writing to tell you that I’m planning to
  leave my position as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia
  Foundation.
 
  My departure isn’t imminent -- the Board and I anticipate it’ll take
  at least six months to recruit my successor, and I’ll be fully engaged
  as Executive Director all through the recruitment process and until we
  have a new person in place. We’re expecting that’ll take about six
  months or so, and so this note is not goodbye -- not yet.
 
  Making the decision to leave hasn’t been easy, but it comes down to two
  things.
 
  First, the movement and the Wikimedia Foundation are in a strong place
  now. When I joined, the Foundation was tiny and not yet able to
  reliably support the projects. Today it's healthy, thriving, and a
  competent partner to the global network of Wikimedia volunteers. If
  that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t feel okay to leave. In that sense, my
  leaving is a vote of confidence in our Board and executive team and
  staff --- I know they will ably steer the Foundation through the years
  ahead, and I’m confident the Board will appoint a strong successor to
  me.
 
  And I feel that although we’re in good shape, with a promising future,
  the same isn’t true for the internet itself. (This is thing number
  two.) Increasingly, I’m finding myself uncomfortable about how the
  internet’s developing, who’s influencing its development, and who is
  not. Last year we at Wikimedia raised an alarm about SOPA/PIPA, and
  now CISPA is back. Wikipedia has experienced censorship at the hands
  of industry groups and governments, and we’re --increasingly, I
  think-- seeing important decisions made by unaccountable
  non-transparent corporate players, a shift from the open web to mobile
  walled gardens, and a shift from the production-based internet to one
  that’s 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Dariusz Jemielniak, 28/03/2013 13:00:

[...] The
Advisory Board is a much less active and decisive body in my view, which is
not to say that Sue's input there would not be really useful as well.


Sounds like a good reason to make it stronger.

Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Stevie Benton
Congratulations to Wikimedia Armenia from the UK! Do get in touch if
there's anything we can help with.

Stevie

On 28 March 2013 08:38, Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive n...@nhasive.com wrote:

 wow..good news..
 Congrtz Wikimedia Armenia..:)


 On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com wrote:

  Wonderful news! Congratulations to Wikimedia Armenia:-)
 
  Tonmoy
  On Mar 28, 2013 1:21 PM, Ting Chen wing.phil...@gmx.de wrote:
 
   Hello dear Armenian friends,
  
   it is a great joy for me to see this happen. Next time when I come to
   Yerevan we need to record the traditional dances :-)
  
   Greetings
   Ting
  
   Am 3/27/2013 9:26 PM, schrieb Bence Damokos:
  
   Dear all,
  
   I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have
 resolved
  to
   recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
   http://wikimediafoundation.**org/wiki/Resolution:**
   Recognition_of_Wikimedia_**Armenia
 
 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia
  
  
   This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia
 and
   the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am
  really
   looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.
  
   Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!
  
   Best regards,
   Bence
   (Affiliations Committee)
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[Wikimedia-l] Open Knowledge Conference is live! Fwd: [OKFN-Local-Coord]

2013-03-28 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi all,

I think this event is of interest of the Wikimedia movement, since it
englobes open knowledge in a broad sense

http://okcon.org/

It would be nice to see Wikimedia and OKFN local chapters
collaborating for this event.

Tom


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Date: 2013/3/21
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Cc: local lo...@okfn.org


In case you haven't heard it through the Internet tubes today:

http://blog.okfn.org/2013/03/21/announcing-the-open-knowledge-conference-2013-open-data-broad-deep-connected/

Please tweet / blog / shout / smoke-signal like your life depends on it :)
We really hope to see many of you there! (there will be a bursary
program, more info later).

-Christian

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia UK activity report, February 2013

2013-03-28 Thread Stevie Benton
Hello everyone,

Please see below the Wikimedia UK activity report for February. For those
who prefer to see the report on wiki it can be found at
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February

We'd love to see more community involvement in this report so if you're
involved in any chapter-related activities please do get involved. For
example, you can find the draft of March's activity report at
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/March - do take the plunge and
contribute.

Thanks, and have an enjoyable Easter,

Stevie


Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly
reporthttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports for
the period 1st to 28th February 2013. If you want to keep up with the
chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our
bloghttp://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/
, join a UK mailing
listhttps://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l,
and/or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wikimediauk. If you have
any questions or comments, please drop us a line on this report's talk
pagehttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editredlink=1
.
 Contents  [hide http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#]

   - 1 Program 
activitieshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Program_activities
  - 1.1 
Communityhttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Community
  - 1.2 GLAM
activitieshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#GLAM_activities
  - 1.3 
Technologyhttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Technology
  - 1.4 Other
activitieshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Other_activities
 - 1.4.1
Micrograntshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Microgrants
  - 1.5 UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects 
activities)http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#UK_press_coverage_.28and_coverage_of_UK_projects_.26_activities.29
  - 1.6 Upcoming activities in
Marchhttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Upcoming_activities_in_March
   - 2 Administrative
activitieshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Administrative_activities
  - 2.1 
Financeshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Finances
  - 2.2 Board
activitieshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Board_activities
  - 2.3 News from the Chief
Exechttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#News_from_the_Chief_Exec
  - 2.4 
Communicationshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Communications
  - 2.5 Fundraising and
Membershiphttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports/2013/February#Fundraising_and_Membership

[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=1
]Program activities
[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=2
]Community 
[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=3
]GLAM activities

   - Robin Owain http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000 met
   National Trust officers in Llandudno (11/02/2013) to discuss incorrect
   entries on Wiki-en and possible training of staff. Interested Wikipedians
   can Wiki-email Robin or contact the office.
   - Preparations for the GLAM-Wiki
Conferencehttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI_2013
continue.
   - Training workshops for contributors at the British Library
   - Work on Wikimedians in
Residencehttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cultural_partnerships#Wikimedians_in_Residence
continue,
   with the position at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum set to
   start in March.

[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=4
]Technology 
[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=5
]Other activities

   - Robin Owain http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000 met
   Aberystwyth University Students Union President and other offices
   (13/02/2013) to discuss forming a Wikipedia student society, starting with
   an editathon. Also met Dr Ted Jones and Dr Dafydd Tudur at the National
   Library regarding the Piloting of images.
   - Robin Owain http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Llywelyn2000 represented
   WMUK at the Royal Commission's Digital Past
Conferencehttp://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/Our+Services/Outreach+/;
   13-14 February.

[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=6
]Microgrants

Information about microgrants that are currently running, and how to submit
a microgrant application of your own, are at
Microgrants/Applicationshttp://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Microgrants/Applications
.
 
[edithttp://uk.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reports/2013/Februaryaction=editsection=7
]UK press coverage (and coverage of UK projects  activities)

   -
   
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/14428/wikimedia_uk_trustees_have_been_too_involved_to_govern_the_charity
   -
   

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-28 Thread Erlend Bjørtvedt
Warm welcomes from Wikimedia norway!

And happy easter in jerevan!

Erlend BB
WMNO


torsdag 28. mars 2013 skrev David Richfield følgende:

 Congratulations, and welcome!

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 9, Issue 12 -- 25 March 2013

2013-03-28 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: Sue Gardner to leave WMF; German Wikipedians spearhead another 
effort to close Wikinews
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/News_and_notes

Featured content: One and a half soursops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/Featured_content

WikiProject report: The 'Burgh: WikiProject Pittsburgh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/WikiProject_report

Arbitration report: Two open cases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/Arbitration_report

Technology report: The Visual Editor: Where are we now, and where are we headed?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/Technology_report

Recent research: Ignore all rules in deletions; anonymity and groupthink; how 
readers react when shown talk pages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25/Recent_research


Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Signpost/Single

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-03-25


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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF March 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 18:00 UTC

2013-03-28 Thread Praveena Maharaj
Dear all,

The next WMF metrics and activities will take place on Thursday, April
4, 2013 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
#wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.

The current structure of the meeting is:
* Review of key metrics including the monthly report card, but also
specialized reports and analytics* Review of financials* Welcoming
recent hires* Brief presentations on recent projects, with a focus on
highest priority initiatives* Update and QA with the Executive
Director, if available
Please review https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
for further information about how to participate.
We'll post IRC logs and the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Thank you, Praveena


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Executive Assistant to the VP of Engineering and Product Development
+1 (415) 839 6885 ext. 6689
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator

2013-03-28 Thread Florence Devouard

Welcome again Ellie

A question came to my mind when I read the description of the job.
- making sure there is good continuity and knowledge-transfer as the 
conference moves to new hosts year-over-year.


Yet, she is taking on the role as an annual contract.

Is there not a contradiction here ?

Flo


Amongst other tasks
* On 3/27/13 7:24 PM, Siko Bouterse wrote:

Pardon the cross-posting from WMF staff list - I expect this role will be
of interest to many here too.  Welcome, Ellie!

-- Forwarded message --
From: Siko Bouterse sboute...@wikimedia.org
Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Subject: Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator
To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org


Hi all,

Please join me in welcoming Ellie Young, who is taking on the role of
Conference Coordinator as an annual contract with WMF.[1]

As you may know, WMF's support for Wikimania in recent years has been
spread across a variety of staff members who have other core
responsibilities.  With this new contract, we're creating a single point of
contact to act as liaison between WMF and the Wikimania organizing team, to
ensure that we're able to provide the host team with focused support where
help from WMF is needed.

Ellie brings with her a lot of experience in event planning for open
culture communities.  She worked as Executive Director of USENIX
Association for over 20 years, where she and her team supported several
international conferences hosted by volunteers each year.[2]  She also
currently serves on The Ada Initiative's Board of Advisors and has been an
activist for the democratization of educational materials most of her life.

Fun things we’ve learned about Ellie:  Both sets of her grandparents helped
build the Panama Canal, and each generation since has had a pilot or two
doing transits of the ships. She has been to every country in Latin America
and the Caribbean except Brasil. You can often catch her hiking in the SF
East Bay Hills with her adorable mini-poodle, Jack.

As Conference Coordinator, Ellie will be facilitating and supporting the
work of the Wikimania host team and making sure there is good continuity
and knowledge-transfer as the conference moves to new hosts year-over-year.
  She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be sometimes working
from the SF office (sitting on the 3rd floor near HR). Ellie would like to
hear from you on all things Wikimania, so please do stop by or email her
anytime!

Huge thanks to all staff and volunteers who helped us craft this role and
interview candidates.

Welcome, Ellie!

[1] http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=o1k2Wfw3c=qSa9VfwQ
[2] https://www.usenix.org





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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator

2013-03-28 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Good point, Florence.

Is it like if we hired someone for a education position to work during
one school term for only 6 months.

Tom

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Welcome again Ellie

 A question came to my mind when I read the description of the job.

 - making sure there is good continuity and knowledge-transfer as the
 conference moves to new hosts year-over-year.

 Yet, she is taking on the role as an annual contract.

 Is there not a contradiction here ?

 Flo



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Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing.

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