[Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Tomasz W . Kozłowski
Hi there,
I was reading some fundraising-related pages today, and stumbled upon
the planning cycle for the 2013/2014 fiscal year budget at
https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=File:Part_II-_2012-13_Year-to-Date_and_Lookahead_to_Planning_for_2013-14.pdfpage=10.

I noticed that there is no space left for open community consultation
period, and since this has been published by a WMF staff member /and/
on the WMF wiki, I'm assuming it's the official stance of the
Foundation.

Without going into unneccessary detail, let me just ask a simple
question: are there any particular reasons why the WMF does not want
community input on the budget, and drafts such a vital document in
total privacy?

Thanks,
-- 
Tomasz W. Kozłowski
a.k.a. [[user:odder]]

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Tomasz W. Kozłowski, 09/04/2013 13:18:

Hi there,
I was reading some fundraising-related pages today, and stumbled upon
the planning cycle for the 2013/2014 fiscal year budget at
https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=File:Part_II-_2012-13_Year-to-Date_and_Lookahead_to_Planning_for_2013-14.pdfpage=10.

I noticed that there is no space left for open community consultation
period, and since this has been published by a WMF staff member /and/
on the WMF wiki, I'm assuming it's the official stance of the
Foundation.

Without going into unneccessary detail, let me just ask a simple
question: are there any particular reasons why the WMF does not want
community input on the budget, and drafts such a vital document in
total privacy?


For the sake of precision, that slide says that there is no space for 
input by the board either. Revisions are made only after Stu's 
comments, then the board votes no or yes (in 15 days only out of 5 
months of work).


Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Andrew Gray
On 9 April 2013 12:22, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:

 Without going into unneccessary detail, let me just ask a simple
 question: are there any particular reasons why the WMF does not want
 community input on the budget, and drafts such a vital document in
 total privacy?

 For the sake of precision, that slide says that there is no space for input
 by the board either. Revisions are made only after Stu's comments, then
 the board votes no or yes (in 15 days only out of 5 months of work).

Doesn't the community consultation *follow* this?

The WMF works out a budget internally, and the Board vote to approve
it by the end of June. It is released on 1 July, but isn't yet final;
it promptly goes into...

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Timeline

and presumably will have a community consultation like this one:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:FDC_portal/Proposals/2012-2013_round1/Wikimedia_Foundation/Proposal_form

(Please feel free to correct me if I've got this wrong!)

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- Andrew Gray
  andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 9 April 2013 12:45, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk wrote:
 Doesn't the community consultation *follow* this?

 The WMF works out a budget internally, and the Board vote to approve
 it by the end of June. It is released on 1 July, but isn't yet final;
 it promptly goes into...

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Timeline

Only a very small portion of the WMF's budget goes through the FDC.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-09 Thread Bence Damokos
It seems that applying to the FDC for funding periods already begun has
been outruled going forward:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Frequently_asked_questions#fundingperiodinthepast.
If I read the FAQ correctly.
I am not sure if the WMF is giving itself and exception?

Best regards,
Bence


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.ukwrote:

 On 9 April 2013 12:22, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote:

  Without going into unneccessary detail, let me just ask a simple
  question: are there any particular reasons why the WMF does not want
  community input on the budget, and drafts such a vital document in
  total privacy?
 
  For the sake of precision, that slide says that there is no space for
 input
  by the board either. Revisions are made only after Stu's comments, then
  the board votes no or yes (in 15 days only out of 5 months of work).

 Doesn't the community consultation *follow* this?

 The WMF works out a budget internally, and the Board vote to approve
 it by the end of June. It is released on 1 July, but isn't yet final;
 it promptly goes into...

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Timeline

 and presumably will have a community consultation like this one:


 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:FDC_portal/Proposals/2012-2013_round1/Wikimedia_Foundation/Proposal_form

 (Please feel free to correct me if I've got this wrong!)

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   andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk

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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: The Open Book now available online for free and in print

2013-04-09 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi all,

for those in the Wikimedia movement interested on open knowledge more
broadly, please, see bellow. I added on Wikimedia Commons a direct link to
the PDF herehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheOpenBook_issuu_FINAL.pdf
.

Tom

-- Forwarded message --
From: Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke AT gmail.com
Date: 2013/4/8
Subject: The Open Book now available online for free and in print
To: openbook openb...@okfestival.org
Cc: Antti Halonen antti.halonen AT finnish-institute.org.uk


Hello,

Thanks for your interest in the Open Book! We are happy to announce that
after a lot of work and passion, this long-awaited publication is now
available both online (for free!) and in print.

THE CONTEXT // From makerspaces to data wrangling schools to archives, the
digital is being remixed by the open – and it is changing society as we
know it. The Open Book http://theopenbook.org.uk is an ambitious project
to explore these emergent understandings, put together by The Finnish
Institute in London as a part of the critical Reaktio series 
http://bit.ly/ZvrLn8 with the help of the Open Knowledge Foundation 
http://okfn.org and a global team of contributors and mentors.

THE BOOK // Inspired by the world’s first Open Knowledge Festival 
http://okfestival.org this fall in Helsinki, The Open Book explores the
social and technological manifestations of this movement for the first
time, featuring over 25 in-depth thought pieces written by pioneers of
openness around the world from London to São Paulo - many of whom were
suggested by you! Also included is “The Evolution of Open Knowledge” 
http://bit.ly/YGwj7N, the world’s first crowdsourced timeline of openness
from 1425 to the current day which we asked you to contribute to 
http://bit.ly/122EuLV earlier this year.

THE CONCLUSIONS // Due to the divisive nature of such an experimental
publication, we do not attempt to present any single argument on what
‘open’ is. Instead, we hope The Open Book will serve as a platform for
discussion and a launching pad for new ideas about the future of a global
open knowledge movement in a time of rapid technological progress.

THE LAUNCH // As many of you already know, The Open Book was officially
launched at FutureEverything in Manchester last month: 
http://bit.ly/146xxwf Many thanks to everyone who came and showed their
support - it was a great event! Here's a summary by Antti Halonen, Head of
Society at the Finnish Institute: http://bit.ly/ZvqHjj

GET YOUR COPY // Web: The Open Book is now available online for free as a
PDF (CC-BY-SA license) at http://theopenbook.org.uk. Print: You can also
grab a beautiful print copy at-cost via Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZcZ2xn.
Please share with colleagues and friends!

THE END // Lastly, and most importantly, we'd like to thank each of you
from the bottom of our hearts for being involved - your ideas, advice and
support have made this project possible, and your work continues to inspire
us! We look forward to your discussions and feedback!

For questions about the publication, you can email us at
openb...@okfestival.org - and do take a moment to continue the debate on
Twitter using the hashtag #TheOpenBook.

With much love,

The entire Open Book Editorial Team


hi, i'm: @kat_braybrooke http://twitter.com/kat_braybrooke | find me at:
kaibray.com
currently hacking popular culture at: mozilla http://webmaker.org
otherwise, i'm into: open design http://design.okfn.org/ | the open
bookhttp://theopenbook.org.uk/



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OKFN Brasil - Rede pelo Conhecimento Livre
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: March 2013

2013-04-09 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings
within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and
more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums.
You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

See you with GLAM-WIKI in London!
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI_2013


*This Month in GLAM – Issue III, Volume III – March 2013*
--


Australia and New Zealand report: The Sydney Wikipedian-in-Residence story
(Part I): where, why, what
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Australia_and_New_Zealand_report

Finland report: Preparing and Planning
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Finland_report

France report: Case study in museum newsletter; Akan; Sèvres; Quai Branly
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/France_report

Germany report: Caesar and the provinces
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Germany_report

Israel report: Wrapping up a 6-months pilot project at the Haifa University
Academic Library
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Israel_report

Italy report: Libraries!
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Italy_report

Mexico report: GLAM Activities in Mexico
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Mexico_report

Netherlands report: Wiki loves Monuments and Sound; Hackathon 2013; Hebrew
and Jiddish words
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Netherlands_report

Spain report: GLAM Activities in Spain
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Spain_report

Sweden report: Fashion edit-a-thon; cooperating with the Working life
museums
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Sweden_report

Switzerland report: Small museums
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Switzerland_report

Taiwan report: GLAM Activities in Taiwan
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Taiwan_report

UK report: Workshops: scientists and photographs
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/UK_report

USA report: Chemical Heritage Foundation resident sought; editathons in
D.C. and New York
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/USA_report

Open Access report: Topic Pages; Open Access on Wikispecies
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Open_Access_report

Calendar: April's GLAM events
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/March_2013/Contents/Events


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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH staff changes in 2013

2013-04-09 Thread Charles Andrès
Dear all,
We have the pleasure to announce the hiring of 2 new employees and one 
long-term contractor in 2013. On the other hand, Chantal Ebongué, our Chief 
Administrative Officer, will leave her job at the end of July. 
The three hiring are:
 - Manuel Schneider, as Chief Information Officer and Event Manager, who has 
started on 1st January 2013 (so this announcement is long overdue !)
 - Muriel Staub, as German-speaking Community manager, who will start on 1st 
May 2013
 - Ilario Valdelli, Italian-speaking Community and GLAM manager, who will start 
on 1st may 2013.
Muriel Staub will be our new German-speaking Community manager a 50% position. 
Muriel is preparing a Master in Management, Organization Studies and Cultural 
Theory at the University of Sankt Gallen. The subject of her Master Thesis is 
How does the use of Wikipedia affect the production and sourcing of knowledge 
at Swiss Universities. She has a strong experience as community manager for 
Apple, as well as having managed academic events as a personal assistant of the 
Chancellor and Vice President of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
Ilario Valdelli is hired as our Italian-speaking Community and GLAM manager, 
also a 50% position. Ilario has a Master in Arts and worked for many years in 
the IT field. He is a well-known member of the Wikimedia community; he is 
founding member of Wikimedia CH as well as a current Board member (he was of 
course not involved in the hiring process, and will not remain on the board 
when his new job starts). He knows very well the Ticinese community and has 
already developed strong partnerships with GLAMs in this area.
The Community managers will work actively with the German or Italian-speaking 
community to support them in accomplishing projects and get in touch with 
Wikimedia entities and officials. They help the community by gathering requests 
and ideas, communicating them to all relevant parties and translating 
information wherever needed. This includes support to bring formal requests and 
motions to WMCH by helping to prepare them, translate them and present them to 
the Board. It's their responsibility to make sure the community voices are 
heard inside the association and that activities and communications of 
Wikimedia movement entities are also replicated into the communities. As a GLAM 
Manager, Ilario will continue to contact GLAMs in Ticino and create various 
partnerships aiming to develop GLAM collaborations in Switzerland.
Manuel Schneider, another well-known member of the community, has been hired in 
January 2013 as a long-term part-time contractor to support Wikimedia CH with 
its technical infrastructure, help with technical questions in our projects and 
manage events. Manuel has been a Wikipedian since 2004. A co-founder of 
Wikimedia CH, he has technically supported both our chapter and the wider 
community for many years, helping in particular to organize several Wikimanias. 
Currently, Manuel has a lot to do working on our internal infrastructure 
(servers, backups, donation process, etc), but he should soon be able to spend 
more time supporting our actual projects, something that will benefit the wider 
community. 
Chantal Ebongué is WMCH’s CAO since July 2012. She was hired as our first 
employee to make the step for professionalization and gave a more solid 
administrative basis to our association. Thanks to her, after almost one year, 
the results are positive : WMCH has 4 staff members, an office in Lausanne, the 
2012-2013 fundraiser was a success, new projects have started or are in the, 
and reporting and communication have been improved even if it’s not perfect 
yet. 
Chantal decided to resign from her position on July 31 2013, after having 
completed the transition phase. The success of Chantal's work can be seen by 
the increasing number of appeals we receive from cultural or education 
institution; the dark side of the success is that she has no time left for her 
for doing actual work on cultural or educational content, which was her initial 
motivation when joining WM CH. She will move to a new job where she will be 
able to create original work.
Chantal will support us in the hiring strategy for the next step and we wish 
her the best for the future.
As an important lesson, we are more than ever convinced that the 
professionalization of a chapter must go by leaps and bounds, and should 
involve several hirings at the same time. It is impossible for a single 
employee to handle the management of projects and the  administrative 
overheads, especially during the setup phase. We also believe that we need a 
good balance between members of the community and external people: it is 
likely a good thing to have administrative staff who is not from the community, 
but he/she needs to be able to rely on a day-to-day basis on someone who knows 
the community, something impossible to achieve when hiring only one person at a 
time.
As such, while the limitation 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH staff changes in 2013

2013-04-09 Thread Thomas Dalton
Charles,

Thank you for sharing this information. Can you elaborate on how the
conflict of interest of hiring a current board member was managed?

You say Ilario wasn't involved in the hiring process, but appropriately
managing such a conflict is more difficult than that. Did Ilario recuse
from all discussions and decisions about the job from the early planning
stages (ie. well before the job was advertised)? Did you seek professional
advise on how to manage the conflict?

In the UK, I think it is normal for a trustee to resign at least before
they apply for the job, ideally sooner.
On 9 Apr 2013 18:08, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all,
 We have the pleasure to announce the hiring of 2 new employees and one
 long-term contractor in 2013. On the other hand, Chantal Ebongué, our Chief
 Administrative Officer, will leave her job at the end of July.
 The three hiring are:
  - Manuel Schneider, as Chief Information Officer and Event Manager, who
 has started on 1st January 2013 (so this announcement is long overdue !)
  - Muriel Staub, as German-speaking Community manager, who will start on
 1st May 2013
  - Ilario Valdelli, Italian-speaking Community and GLAM manager, who will
 start on 1st may 2013.
 Muriel Staub will be our new German-speaking Community manager a 50%
 position. Muriel is preparing a Master in Management, Organization Studies
 and Cultural Theory at the University of Sankt Gallen. The subject of her
 Master Thesis is How does the use of Wikipedia affect the production and
 sourcing of knowledge at Swiss Universities. She has a strong experience
 as community manager for Apple, as well as having managed academic events
 as a personal assistant of the Chancellor and Vice President of the
 Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
 Ilario Valdelli is hired as our Italian-speaking Community and GLAM
 manager, also a 50% position. Ilario has a Master in Arts and worked for
 many years in the IT field. He is a well-known member of the Wikimedia
 community; he is founding member of Wikimedia CH as well as a current Board
 member (he was of course not involved in the hiring process, and will not
 remain on the board when his new job starts). He knows very well the
 Ticinese community and has already developed strong partnerships with GLAMs
 in this area.
 The Community managers will work actively with the German or
 Italian-speaking community to support them in accomplishing projects and
 get in touch with Wikimedia entities and officials. They help the community
 by gathering requests and ideas, communicating them to all relevant parties
 and translating information wherever needed. This includes support to bring
 formal requests and motions to WMCH by helping to prepare them, translate
 them and present them to the Board. It's their responsibility to make sure
 the community voices are heard inside the association and that activities
 and communications of Wikimedia movement entities are also replicated into
 the communities. As a GLAM Manager, Ilario will continue to contact GLAMs
 in Ticino and create various partnerships aiming to develop GLAM
 collaborations in Switzerland.
 Manuel Schneider, another well-known member of the community, has been
 hired in January 2013 as a long-term part-time contractor to support
 Wikimedia CH with its technical infrastructure, help with technical
 questions in our projects and manage events. Manuel has been a Wikipedian
 since 2004. A co-founder of Wikimedia CH, he has technically supported both
 our chapter and the wider community for many years, helping in particular
 to organize several Wikimanias. Currently, Manuel has a lot to do working
 on our internal infrastructure (servers, backups, donation process, etc),
 but he should soon be able to spend more time supporting our actual
 projects, something that will benefit the wider community.
 Chantal Ebongué is WMCH’s CAO since July 2012. She was hired as our first
 employee to make the step for professionalization and gave a more solid
 administrative basis to our association. Thanks to her, after almost one
 year, the results are positive : WMCH has 4 staff members, an office in
 Lausanne, the 2012-2013 fundraiser was a success, new projects have started
 or are in the, and reporting and communication have been improved even if
 it’s not perfect yet.
 Chantal decided to resign from her position on July 31 2013, after having
 completed the transition phase. The success of Chantal's work can be seen
 by the increasing number of appeals we receive from cultural or education
 institution; the dark side of the success is that she has no time left for
 her for doing actual work on cultural or educational content, which was her
 initial motivation when joining WM CH. She will move to a new job where she
 will be able to create original work.
 Chantal will support us in the hiring strategy for the next step and we
 wish her the best for the future.
 As an important lesson, we are more 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global Economic Map

2013-04-09 Thread Alex Peek
I'm in the marketing stage of the project and looking for editors for this
project. I have posted the project proposal to Krugman's blog and a few
separate blogs on the Economist.

Any advice on what I should next do to get the word out?


On 8 April 2013 14:57, Mathieu Stumpf psychosl...@culture-libre.org wrote:

 Le lundi 08 avril 2013 à 23:09 +0200, Jane Darnell a écrit :
  Mathieu,
  I just watched a Dutch documentary about this same issue last week.
  The main gist of the documentary is that the corporations avoid taxes
  in a structured way: they go to tax havens or take advantage of
  economic arrangements where the the first five years of residence are
  tax free in return for starting up a business. The countries offering
  the tax haven are hoping for sustainable local business, but instead,
  after 5 years the premises are deserted and offered tax free to the
  next corporation, so that a rotational system of multi-nationals is
  devised.  The global economy has become not only a mobile one for
  individuals, but also for corporations.
 
  In order to be able to see such developments in an open economic
  map, much more underlying data needs to be plugged in to Wikipedia in
  terms of articles about global industrial localities, global
  industrial corporations, and then local economic industrial data. All
  of these things are very badly documented when it comes to developing
  countries, where much of this is happening. Today, Wikipedia is mainly
  written in (and about!) Western Europe and North America.
  Jane

 What I understood from the France Culture radio emission was even worst,
 because it said it was not exception of the system but the core of
 the modern financial system. It said that the tax haven countries can
 be tax havens only because they passed an agreement with other
 countries. In other word, the political will is to maintain this
 system.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global Economic Map

2013-04-09 Thread Alex Peek
i have also posted my vision on talk page for 'economy of the united
states, japan, china, germany, united kingdom' articles on Wikipedia. I
also posted on the Project - Econ talk page


On 9 April 2013 12:21, Alex Peek alexpe...@gmail.com wrote:

 I'm in the marketing stage of the project and looking for editors for this
 project. I have posted the project proposal to Krugman's blog and a few
 separate blogs on the Economist.

 Any advice on what I should next do to get the word out?


 On 8 April 2013 14:57, Mathieu Stumpf psychosl...@culture-libre.orgwrote:

 Le lundi 08 avril 2013 à 23:09 +0200, Jane Darnell a écrit :
  Mathieu,
  I just watched a Dutch documentary about this same issue last week.
  The main gist of the documentary is that the corporations avoid taxes
  in a structured way: they go to tax havens or take advantage of
  economic arrangements where the the first five years of residence are
  tax free in return for starting up a business. The countries offering
  the tax haven are hoping for sustainable local business, but instead,
  after 5 years the premises are deserted and offered tax free to the
  next corporation, so that a rotational system of multi-nationals is
  devised.  The global economy has become not only a mobile one for
  individuals, but also for corporations.
 
  In order to be able to see such developments in an open economic
  map, much more underlying data needs to be plugged in to Wikipedia in
  terms of articles about global industrial localities, global
  industrial corporations, and then local economic industrial data. All
  of these things are very badly documented when it comes to developing
  countries, where much of this is happening. Today, Wikipedia is mainly
  written in (and about!) Western Europe and North America.
  Jane

 What I understood from the France Culture radio emission was even worst,
 because it said it was not exception of the system but the core of
 the modern financial system. It said that the tax haven countries can
 be tax havens only because they passed an agreement with other
 countries. In other word, the political will is to maintain this
 system.

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[Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-09 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi,

After four months

After 6 years without employees, and 4 months of the recruitment process
(collecting resumes and interviews)  I happy to announce that last month
WMIL hired Executive Director to support the increase in WMIL's activities,
projects, volunteers and professionalization..

Meet Dorit Shafir Dyamant:

Over the last decade she mainly worked at NGO's in a variety of roles: from
marketing  through projects management and producing conferences. She have
MA degree in nonprofit management from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
and B.A in literature and comparative philosophy from University of Haifa.

As a student at the Hebrew University, she founded and produced for 6 years
the project Words and poets' - an open evenings meetings for young poets.

She married to Itay, and mother to Marom and Shalev. And I quote her, I
love to read three books at the same time, I write primarily for myself all
my life, and I fervently supports positive thinking and action based
sharing and cross-fertilization.

She will attend the ChapConf in Milan next week and I encourage her
colleagues (CEO/ED and any chapters representatives or WMF's staff) to meet
her, share tips and welcome her to our Wikimedia family!

Dorit email is do...@wikimedia.org.il and she already been subscribed to
all the relevant mailing lists.

I will use this opportunity also to share our new website (we just launched
it today) - we still have lot of bugs to fix and text improvement, but as
most of you can't understand Hebrew, it will not really change a lot for
you :) (We will launch the English version in the next few weeks):
http://www.wikimedia.org.il


Regards,
Itzik Edri
WMIL Chairman
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[Wikimedia-l] [wca] Milan meeting: draft agenda

2013-04-09 Thread Markus Glaser

Dear WCA enthusiasts,

the Milan conference is coming closer. I have set up a page for our 
meeting on meta where you can find all the details and a draft agenda:


http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Meetings/2013-16

I propose to have three sessions:
* Action teams: state and further tasks
* Council meeting: organisational stuff, committees, charter
* Open discussion: the near future of the WCA, tasks and near term goals

Both timetable and agenda are not finalized yet. Please add your items 
to the list. Any input is very welcome!


The meeting will be generally open to anyone interested.

Best,
Markus

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WCA Council Member (WMDE)
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-09 Thread Samuel Klein
A warm welcome to Dorit!

Thank you for the update, Itzik.  And congrats on your new lovely site.

SJ

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote:
 Hi,

 After four months

 After 6 years without employees, and 4 months of the recruitment process
 (collecting resumes and interviews)  I happy to announce that last month
 WMIL hired Executive Director to support the increase in WMIL's activities,
 projects, volunteers and professionalization..

 Meet Dorit Shafir Dyamant:

 Over the last decade she mainly worked at NGO's in a variety of roles: from
 marketing  through projects management and producing conferences. She have
 MA degree in nonprofit management from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
 and B.A in literature and comparative philosophy from University of Haifa.

 As a student at the Hebrew University, she founded and produced for 6 years
 the project Words and poets' - an open evenings meetings for young poets.

 She married to Itay, and mother to Marom and Shalev. And I quote her, I
 love to read three books at the same time, I write primarily for myself all
 my life, and I fervently supports positive thinking and action based
 sharing and cross-fertilization.

 She will attend the ChapConf in Milan next week and I encourage her
 colleagues (CEO/ED and any chapters representatives or WMF's staff) to meet
 her, share tips and welcome her to our Wikimedia family!

 Dorit email is do...@wikimedia.org.il and she already been subscribed to
 all the relevant mailing lists.

 I will use this opportunity also to share our new website (we just launched
 it today) - we still have lot of bugs to fix and text improvement, but as
 most of you can't understand Hebrew, it will not really change a lot for
 you :) (We will launch the English version in the next few weeks):
 http://www.wikimedia.org.il


 Regards,
 Itzik Edri
 WMIL Chairman
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[Wikimedia-l] Office hour with Jessie Wild from Global Learning Evaluation

2013-04-09 Thread ENWP Pine



Hi everyone, Jessie plans to be available on IRC on April 15, 1800-1900 UTC. I 
plan to be there with questions about WMF program planning and evaluation, and 
I hope many of you are also able to attend the discussion.

Cheers,

Pine

  
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