Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-12 Thread Pine W
Hi Nemo, Cascadia Wikimedians' current discussions with Affcom and WMF
Legal are about some wording on the Affiliation Agreement document. We have
not discussed becoming a chapter in any great detail, and as you note the
WMF Board created a longevity requirement. We have had informal meetings in
Cascadia for such a long time that I wonder if the WMF Board would consider
a waiver in our case, but so far I think being a user group will be
adequate for our needs in the near future.

Hi Asaf, thanks for the info. I have previously heard comments from other
affiliates about Affcom taking a long time to make decisions, but until now
investigating that has been low on my priority stack.

Pine
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Annual Plan for 2014-15

2014-10-12 Thread Kirill Lokshin
Hi everyone,

Wikimedia DC's Annual Plan for 2014-15 has now been published at
http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Annual_plan_(2014–2015).

As always, we welcome any comments or suggestions!

Regards,
Kirill

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Serbia Executive Director

2014-10-12 Thread Lodewijk
Ivan, welcome to wikimedia! Looking forward to seeing more of you and WMRS
in the coming years.

Lodewijk

2014-10-12 4:40 GMT+02:00 Anna Stillwell astillw...@wikimedia.org:

 Congratulations.
 /a

 On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Sydney Poore sydney.po...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Welcome.
 
  Sydney Poore
  User:FloNight
  On Oct 11, 2014 6:50 PM, Filip Maljković dungod...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Hello everyone,
  
   I'd like to announce Ivan Nikčević as the new Executive Director of
   Wikimedia Serbia.
  
   After a two month process, and with more than 200 submissions, we
 finally
   managed to narrow it down to one person, who we hope will be a great
   contribution to our organization, and a successful leader thereof.
 Ivan's
   first day was on Friday.
  
   Here's a short auto-bio that he provided:
  
   Born in the 1970, an Information Technologies engineer by education.
  During
   his 20 years long work experience Ivan was marketing and PR manager,
   journalist, TV producer, TV host and presenter and an editor in chief
  for a
   weekly TV show on IT on Serbian national TV, he also was digital
   communications consultant.
  
   His last post before joining Wikimedia team in Serbia was project and
   online communications manager in Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and
   Telecommunications.
  
   Ivan was awarded twice for his exceptional contribution for development
  and
   promotion of IT technologies in Serbia, by  major professional
  associations
   from Serbian ICT sector and was an author of a documentary film “50
 years
   of ICT in Serbia”.
  
   Behind an amazing professional career, a proud father of 17 years old
   daughter, a lead singer and song writer in a pop band, addicted on
 movies
   and popcorn, pop music, internet and video games he lives his life
 online
   and offline trying to be as one of his icons – George Carlin would say
 “a
   modern man, digital and smoke-free; a man for the millennium.”
   Cheers,
   Filip Maljković
   Wikimedia Serbia
   President
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Serbia Executive Director

2014-10-12 Thread Erlend Bjørtvedt
Dobre!

Welcome to the movement, Ivan!

Erlend Bjørtvedt
Wikimedia Norway

Den søndag 12. oktober 2014 skrev Filip Maljković dungod...@gmail.com
følgende:

 Hello everyone,

 I'd like to announce Ivan Nikčević as the new Executive Director of
 Wikimedia Serbia.

 After a two month process, and with more than 200 submissions, we finally
 managed to narrow it down to one person, who we hope will be a great
 contribution to our organization, and a successful leader thereof. Ivan's
 first day was on Friday.

 Here's a short auto-bio that he provided:

 Born in the 1970, an Information Technologies engineer by education. During
 his 20 years long work experience Ivan was marketing and PR manager,
 journalist, TV producer, TV host and presenter and an editor in chief for a
 weekly TV show on IT on Serbian national TV, he also was digital
 communications consultant.

 His last post before joining Wikimedia team in Serbia was project and
 online communications manager in Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and
 Telecommunications.

 Ivan was awarded twice for his exceptional contribution for development and
 promotion of IT technologies in Serbia, by  major professional associations
 from Serbian ICT sector and was an author of a documentary film “50 years
 of ICT in Serbia”.

 Behind an amazing professional career, a proud father of 17 years old
 daughter, a lead singer and song writer in a pop band, addicted on movies
 and popcorn, pop music, internet and video games he lives his life online
 and offline trying to be as one of his icons – George Carlin would say “a
 modern man, digital and smoke-free; a man for the millennium.”
 Cheers,
 Filip Maljković
 Wikimedia Serbia
 President
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [AffCom] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-12 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hello Pine,

Although we cannot commit to a systematic 14-day response time for all
inquiries, I do think that would be reasonable for routine inquiries,
depending on the amount of collaboration outside of the legal department.
As mentioned, AffCom is independent from the legal department, so I cannot
make a commitment for them, but AffCom has made a few recent changes that
aim to improve the process for user groups overall. I think that the legal
team does respond well within 14 days for the vast majority of inquiries
that we receive, and we will reemphasize the importance of this point with
our attorneys at our next biweekly legal meeting.

The legal team does not publish our quarterly goals because we do not want
to show our strategy to adverse parties, such as cases where we litigate to
defend WMF or to support the defense of users. That said, our public goals
are linked to standard ongoing workflows, much of which you can find in the
WMF's FDC proposal (
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/Wikimedia_Foundation/Proposal_form/Ongoing_work_areas#Legal
).

Best,
Stephen

On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi Nemo, Cascadia Wikimedians' current discussions with Affcom and WMF
 Legal are about some wording on the Affiliation Agreement document. We have
 not discussed becoming a chapter in any great detail, and as you note the
 WMF Board created a longevity requirement. We have had informal meetings in
 Cascadia for such a long time that I wonder if the WMF Board would consider
 a waiver in our case, but so far I think being a user group will be
 adequate for our needs in the near future.

 Hi Asaf, thanks for the info. I have previously heard comments from other
 affiliates about Affcom taking a long time to make decisions, but until now
 investigating that has been low on my priority stack.

 Pine

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