Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread K. Peachey
On 30 January 2014 11:22, Steve Zhang cro0...@gmail.com wrote: Funnily enough the cost of doing so has been looked into: http://news.com.au/technology/lehigh-university-figure-out-how-much-it-costs-to-build-death-star/story-e6frfro0-1226275852491 In short, $8,100,000,000,000,000 and would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread Tobias
On 01/30/2014 02:22 AM, Steve Zhang wrote: Funnily enough the cost of doing so has been looked into: http://news.com.au/technology/lehigh-university-figure-out-how-much-it-costs-to-build-death-star/story-e6frfro0-1226275852491 In short, $8,100,000,000,000,000 and would take about 800,000

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of two new user groups

2014-01-30 Thread Bence Damokos
Hi Laura, The Brasilian community has a long history with many twists. At one time there was a proposed chapter that the Board has recognized but was never founded; and the Affiliations Committee has recommended the user group route for the community in their current aspiration to form a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread James Salsman
... try to clone Sue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recurring_Futurama_characters#Cubert_Farnsworth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_(2009_film) Could the WMF strategy extend to creating a Death Star to preserve all of human knowledge? If Sue and Leonie Haimson were mutual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread Erik Zachte
I find it kind of sad to see how this thread after Ting reopened it (surely after careful consideration) morphed into frivolity. So let me say I deeply respect Ting's choice to reapply, and to do so, very on-topic, in the open. That takes courage. I personally think Ting would be a great CEO.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread Steffen Prößdorf
I absolut agree with all Erik said. Steffen 2014-01-30 Erik Zachte ezac...@wikimedia.org: I find it kind of sad to see how this thread after Ting reopened it (surely after careful consideration) morphed into frivolity. So let me say I deeply respect Ting's choice to reapply, and to do so,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread Claudia Garád
+1 Thank you Erik. A serious remark on the clone discussion: Instead of trying to copy a status quo I strongly suggest to move on and embrace the idea of something or someone new: change is not always easy - sometimes even scary - but change is inevtiable, necessary and good. Am

[Wikimedia-l] Earliest known Wiki?

2014-01-30 Thread
Having just uploaded a photograph from the 18th century of Wiki, a Hopi priest, I'm wondering if this is the earliest record we know of for the name Wiki? Presumably this the the earliest photograph of a Wiki, so it would be neat to celebrate him in some way on our projects. I came across this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Earliest known Wiki?

2014-01-30 Thread
On 30 January 2014 18:01, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: Having just uploaded a photograph from the 18th century of Wiki, a Oops, I meant *19th* century - photo taken in 1898. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Norway quarterly report Q2, 2013-14

2014-01-30 Thread Erlend Bjørtvedt
Below is the quarterly report providing Insights in the plans and results of Wikimedia Norway in the October-December period. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/APG/Proposals/2012-2013_round2/Wikimedia_Norge/Progress_report_form/Q2 Kind regards -- *Erlend Bjørtvedt* Nestleder, Wikimedia Norge

[Wikimedia-l] Welcome 3 employees of Wikimedia Norway

2014-01-30 Thread Erlend Bjørtvedt
Wikimedia Norway has brought onboard it's Third employee from January 1. We now have a team of 3 full / part time staff supporting the Chapter in realizing ambitious objectives for 2014. They are all installed in Our New Offices in Central Oslo. https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/About_us Astrid

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF January 2014 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 6, 19:00 UTC

2014-01-30 Thread Praveena Maharaj
Dear all, The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). 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

[Wikimedia-l] New Program Evaluation report: Other photo upload initiatives

2014-01-30 Thread LiAnna Davis
(again, please excuse cross-posting) Hi everyone! I posted the latest in the string of program evaluation reports on Meta today. This week's installment is on other photo upload initiatives (non-Wiki Loves Monuments ones):

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-30 Thread James Salsman
My suggestion of Leonie Haimson as co-director was most certainly not frivolous, and concern trolling on comments made in the spirit of fun to try to sideline consideration of her is offensive. Erik and others, what has Ting accomplished that would make him a better Director or Co-director than a