Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-22 Thread Stefan Fussan
Very good idea. You can put me on your trainee list Cheers, Stefan aka Fussi 2013/4/21 Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com Sounds like a great idea. Best regards, Bence On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Fae f...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: The majority of chapter boards (and the proposed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-22 Thread Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
I didn't like the idea, because, chapters are not equal. Why you don't focus your energy sharing experiences in one open wiki, creating a cookbook (not a manual), and than another communities can use this material too... On 22 April 2013 03:41, Stefan Fussan derfu...@gmail.com wrote: Very good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-22 Thread Fae
On 22 April 2013 08:25, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com wrote: I didn't like the idea, because, chapters are not equal. I believe the chapters are equal. Yes, yes, I'm a idealist dreamer. :-) Certainly all chapters (and in the future 'thorgs') have exactly one voice each, one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Deploying alpha of VisualEditor to non-English Wikipedias

2013-04-22 Thread Andrew Gray
Any user on one of fifteen Wikipedias (English plus the fourteen new ones). I don't think it will be opt in on any others just yet, though hopefully soon! Andrew. On 22 April 2013 11:02, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk wrote: I think by opt-in, James means that any user from any Wikipedia

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Resign due to COI and Application to the ED position

2013-04-22 Thread Ting Chen
Original-Nachricht Betreff:Resign due to COI and Application to the ED position Datum: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:45:31 +0200 Von:Ting Chen tc...@wikimedia.org An: Board list boar...@lists.wikimedia.org Dear board, after intensive consideration and some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Resign due to COI and Application to the ED position

2013-04-22 Thread Ting Chen
Hello dear all, I would like to add a few comments to my resign letter here to clarify a few things that is related to possible conflict of interest. Sue informed the board about her intention to leave the Foundation before she informed the staff and the general public with her letter. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-22 Thread Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
I'm not talking about egalitarian values of political powers, but we are in the most adverse situations in completely different countries, cultures and unequal values. These are factors that should be taken into consideration, the world is not Europe, and in Europe there are many differences.

[Wikimedia-l] Request for Comment on Wikimedia Video Tutorials Grant Project

2013-04-22 Thread Jackson Peebles
I am writing to request comment from Wikimedia users who can provide guidance on what projects and their components would benefit from receiving a video tutorial. Video tutorials are being developed by Jackson Peebles ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jackson_Peebles) and will be available in

[Wikimedia-l] Office hour with WMF researchers

2013-04-22 Thread ENWP Pine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Wikimedia Conference feedback - Grazie mille!

2013-04-22 Thread Dorit Shafir Dyamant
Thank all of you in *WMIT* for your hard work and organization. It was Beautiful and inviting conference. I enjoyed very much all gatherings and found them very Interesting and informative. Milan is gorgeous! It was great to meet everyone. Till we meet again Dorit WM-IL 2013/4/21 Samuel

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

2013-04-22 Thread Tomasz W. Kozlowski
Hi Sam, thanks for the message, I appreciate hearing from a Board member at long last. I agree that it might be a good idea to collect feedback during the year (is there actually any page that could be used for this purpose on Meta?) — but I think that it also needs to be mentioned that it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation opened for Bylaws change

2013-04-22 Thread Risker
Just in case others had problems with the links (thanks gmail...) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/May_2013_-_Article_IV_Section_6_%28Vacancies%29 Risker On 22 April 2013 16:54, Alice Wiegand awieg...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, as Ting has announced in his

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

2013-04-22 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Tomasz W. Kozlowski, 22/04/2013 21:57: I had a look at the questions that were asked to you during the open meeting in Milan (https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/wmconf2013-meeting-with-the-board), but I was unable to find any related to the budget issue. I confirm there was none, I noticed the

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: A refreshing change to the ConfirmEdit extension

2013-04-22 Thread Steven Walling
Sorry for cross-posting, but I wanted to make sure more people are aware this before we deploy it (likely on Thursday the 25th). -- Forwarded message -- From: Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM Subject: A refreshing change to the ConfirmEdit

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

2013-04-22 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Tomasz, We did discuss it in our meeting. The draft plans that the board sees include some details that we would not publish, but we agreed that at a suitably high level we can be more transparent about sharing budget/plan overviews. I need to follow up with Sue this week about what this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic plans of the Wikimedia entities: could you link your strategy, please?

2013-04-22 Thread Samuel Klein
Great idea, Ziko. I helped clean up that page a bit also. If you are part of planning for the future of wiki Projects as well - such as Wikidata or Wikisource, please link to those docs (or just the collector-bugs listing their top-priority feature requests) as well. SJ On Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Creating a Wikimania Committee

2013-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.ay...@gmail.comwrote: On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, A small group of long-time Wikimaniacs have been working on the perrenial plan to produce a Wikimania Committee - a