Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-06 Thread Pine W
Hm. Garfield is the closest person I know in the Foundation to the FDC in its role of evaluating the Foundation's Annual Plan for the entire organization. The only other people I can think of who might be able to comment for the whole org are Gayle and Lila. By the way, after the latest Product

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-06 Thread Steven Walling
On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hm. Garfield is the closest person I know in the Foundation to the FDC in its role of evaluating the Foundation's Annual Plan for the entire organization. The only other people I can think of who might be able to comment for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-06 Thread Pine W
I was asking for an overview of what WMF as a whole is doing in response to the feedback on the Annual Plan, including FDC feedback, about performance metrics such as a call for more SMART goals. Pine On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Aug

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject for Wikimedia Hackathon(s) 2014-2015: CoSyne

2014-08-06 Thread Emeric Vallespi
Hello, Does anyone have planned a meeting during Wikimania about next Hackathon's organization ? I believe it would be useful to know who of us still want to organize, after informations which was forwarded by former organizers, and how we could collaborate to choose the next (co-)organizer.

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Transparency Report Right To Be Forgotten

2014-08-06 Thread Michelle Paulson
Hi All, We are very happy to report that we have released the Wikimedia Foundation's first transparency report, which can be found at transparency.wikimedia.org. You can read more about the release in this blog post

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-06 Thread svetlana
On Wed, 6 Aug 2014, at 15:44, Steven Walling wrote: The community liasons put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to advocate not only *to *the community, but *for it* within the Foundation. This activity should be redundant. If someone in the Foundation fails to see the community, it should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Subject for Wikimedia Hackathon(s) 2014-2015: CoSyne

2014-08-06 Thread Rachel Farrand
Yep, if you look at the Hackathon schedule you should see that it has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 2pm. Hope you can make it! On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 3:03 AM, Emeric Vallespi emeric.valle...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Does anyone have planned a meeting during Wikimania about next

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Advocacy Advisors] Transparency and right to be forgotten notices from search engines

2014-08-06 Thread Nathan
Thanks very much for this, Stephen and the legal team. I especially appreciate that the WMF has decided to make public the specific notifications of the use of the Right to be forgotten in the EU.[1] It's interesting that the bulk of the suppression requests have come from a single (ex?)

[Wikimedia-l] Community liaison advocacy in support of the community

2014-08-06 Thread James Salsman
Steven Walling wrote: The community liaisons put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to advocate not only *to* the community, but *for* it within the Foundation. How is the effectiveness of their advocacy of the community measured? Back when I was the only wikimedian speaking out in support

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community liaison advocacy in support of the community

2014-08-06 Thread Abd ulRahman Lomax
James, you are a long-term Wikipedia user. Were it not for the fact that you have been, on occasion, a good-faith contributor, I'd not bother with this. To live outside the law, you must be honest. --Bob Dylan. You have been a long-term puppet master, creating many socks. I have no personal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Advocacy Advisors] Transparency and right to be forgotten notices from search engines

2014-08-06 Thread Trillium Corsage
I see I am not the only one who noticed what WMF Legal is doing, but I see it a different way than Nathan. I see it as the WMF intimidating and threatening those EU individuals who dare to to exercise their rights under the court's ruling. Brigham and Paulson are basically saying just try it.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] let's elect people to serve on the wikimedia engineering community team! (brainstorming)

2014-08-06 Thread MZMcBride
Steven Walling wrote: On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Theoretical overlap, perhaps. People in the role of Community Liaison, Product Development and Strategic Change Management, a title Orwell would be proud of, are not doing what's being described in this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Advocacy Advisors] Transparency and right to be forgotten notices from search engines

2014-08-06 Thread Pine W
I see how you could read it that way, but remember that to be included on Wikipedia information should be notable and written in NPOV fashion, and the BLP policy applies. If someone wants to contest information in their BLP we have more subtle tools for handling disputes than pure removal,