Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-10 Thread Shabab Mustafa
Hello Dorit, Welcome aboard! --- Shabab Mustafa WMBD On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:51 AM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: 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

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 9, Issue 14 -- 08 April 2013

2013-04-10 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
Wikizine: Introducing ''Wikizine'': WMF scales back feature after outcry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2013-04-08/Wikizine News and notes: French intelligence agents threaten Wikimedia volunteer

[Wikimedia-l] [Language Engineering] Reminder: Office hour on 10th April 2013 at 1700 UTC/1000 PDT

2013-04-10 Thread Runa Bhattacharjee
* Hello, * * * * This is a reminder that the Language Engineering team will be hosting an IRC office hour today, i.e. 10th of April 2013 at 1700 UTC/1000 PDT on #wikimedia-office (Freenode). The agenda can be found in the section below. * * * * Thanks * * Runa * * * * Agenda: * * 1.

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

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
Hello Thomas, Thanks for asking! In fact, it was as easy as said :-) Ilario has just never been involved in the recruitment process. In WMCH we believe that the conflict of interest is not solved with the resignation, but giving the whole process in the hands of a committee. The use of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
Congrats and Welcome!! ___ I use this email for mailing list only. Charles ANDRES, Chairman Wikimedia CH – Association for the advancement of free knowledge – www.wikimedia.ch Skype: charles.andres.wmch IRC://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-10 Thread Delphine Ménard
Bienvenue/Wilkommen Dorit! I am looking forward to meeting you in Milan. Delphine On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:58 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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-10 Thread Stevie Benton
Congratulations and welcome from the UK! Stevie On 10 April 2013 10:23, Delphine Ménard notafi...@gmail.com wrote: Bienvenue/Wilkommen Dorit! I am looking forward to meeting you in Milan. Delphine On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote: Hi, After four

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

2013-04-10 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 10 April 2013 08:10, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Thomas, Thanks for asking! In fact, it was as easy as said :-) Ilario has just never been involved in the recruitment process. In WMCH we believe that the conflict of interest is not solved with the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Florence Devouard
On 4/8/13 7:18 PM, Thomas Dalton wrote: On 4 April 2013 13:16, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Incidently... given that most people would not be willing to publicly post their phone number and possibly other personal information... and that a wiki is actually not necessarily the

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

2013-04-10 Thread Ilario Valdelli
Personal answer... You are giving examples and references not compatible with this case. For instance you give a link of paragraph entitled payment of a trustee, but I have not received any payment and I am still a volunteer. You refer to this specific case: In the case of a trustee *also being

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Samuel Klein
Mike - fine points. On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: There is information within the Wikimedia movement that can't be shared publicly. # Agreements, particularly those with global impact, and/or where they affect more than one Wikimedia

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

2013-04-10 Thread Thomas Dalton
Read what I quoted more carefully, please. It specifically says that leaving the board before taking up the position isn't enough. On 10 April 2013 14:23, Ilario Valdelli valde...@gmail.com wrote: Personal answer... You are giving examples and references not compatible with this case. For

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: Incidently... given that most people would not be willing to publicly post their phone number and possibly other personal information... and that a wiki is actually not necessarily the best place to do such a thing, has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
Hi Phoebe and all, I am not say if saying this is wrong or brakes the confidentiality contract I've signed as a contractor. My apologies if it is wrong, but I think it is not. I am sorry to say there are some documents of projects I have been working on that I believe could be done directly on

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

2013-04-10 Thread Charles Andrès
The need for community/project managers was identified by Chantal, our director, who prepared the proposal herself (in collaboration with me) Then there was a time when anyone could propose projects for 2013 and/or comment on the proposed projects; at this point, it would make no difference if

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

2013-04-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
This just to say that it's not so direct to transfer some suggestions to other countries. Thomas Dalton, 10/04/2013 13:13: [...] Authority in this context means either an express authority in the governing documents of the charity, a court order or permission from the Charity Commission.

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

2013-04-10 Thread Christophe Henner
Hi everyone, Though UK Charity Commission recommendations can't apply everywhere, from what I can see, they do provide interesting ideas. I believe here the discussion is not is there a COI but what was done to prevent the perception of a COI. WMFr did hire former board members, every time said

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

2013-04-10 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 10 April 2013 16:13, Charles Andrès charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote: We haven't use donors money to have professional advice from either a charity lawyer or a charity governance expert, because it wasn't necessary. When dealing with a situation that can give rise to a serious conflict

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Victor Grigas
From my perspective: In my role as storyteller I conduct many personal interviews with Wikimedia volunteers, donors and staff. I have several pages of interviews and photos of volunteers and donors(!) that have been gracious enough to share their story with me and the WMF. Each person who has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Victor Grigas, 10/04/2013 19:22: I keep the raw, unpolished interviews on pages on the password protected: https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Stories knowing that they are available only to myself and staff at the WMF. What about a limited set of trusted wikimedians? I use that raw

[Wikimedia-l] Distributed Proofreaders hits 25, 000 books scanned and proofread

2013-04-10 Thread David Gerard
This is pretty awesome. http://www.pgdp.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=53404 - d. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Chapters Dialogue

2013-04-10 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians, Wikimedia Deutschland would like to initiate – together with interested parties – a project called Chapters Dialogue. This project aims at a structured assessment of chapters needs combined with a stakeholder survey of other parties involved. The Chapters Dialogue is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapters Dialogue

2013-04-10 Thread Thomas Dalton
Hi Nicole, How does this project relate to the project Seb was running a couple of years ago that sounded very similar? How does this project relate to the work of the WCA? I also notice that the wiki page says the contractors are supposed to attend the Milan meeting - it's presumably too late

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Oliver Keyes
On 10 April 2013 18:48, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Victor Grigas, 10/04/2013 19:22: I keep the raw, unpolished interviews on pages on the password protected: https://office.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Wikipedia_Storieshttps://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Storiesknowing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Oliver Keyes, 10/04/2013 22:25: On 10 April 2013 18:48, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Victor Grigas, 10/04/2013 19:22: I keep the raw, unpolished interviews on pages on the password protected:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Oliver Keyes
Are you speaking of yourself here? :) As opposed to, speaking as a staffer? Well, I work for Product Development. So the chances of me giving binding policy statements on privacy issues are slim to none :). Speaking personally: I can't think of a single good reason why Victor's stuff should be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Oliver Keyes, 10/04/2013 22:43: Are you speaking of yourself here? :) As opposed to, speaking as a staffer? Well, I work for Product Development. So the chances of me giving binding policy statements on privacy issues are slim to none :). No: as opposed to, a staffer that is also not a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapters Dialogue

2013-04-10 Thread Delphine Ménard
Hi Thomas, On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: How does this project relate to the project Seb was running a couple of years ago that sounded very similar? I'm not sure it is similar at all. The project run with a few chapters by Sebastian Anna was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Matthew Roth
I don't know that anyone else really wants another example, but I'll offer a couple thoughts. On a personal level, I'm happy that my contact information is not public, but I'm also happy that the other staff members have access to it if they need to get in touch with me urgently. The primary

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Global Economic Map

2013-04-10 Thread Alex Peek
There's a signature list for wikipedians to show support in the project: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_Economic_Map On 9 April 2013 12:35, Alex Peek alexpe...@gmail.com wrote: i have also posted my vision on talk page for 'economy of the united states, japan, china, germany, united