Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Samuel Klein
Wonderful news — welcome, Jaime! On Jan 11, 2016 12:39 PM, "Tanweer Morshed" wrote: > Welcome Jamie, at WMF. Congratulations for being a member of the Wikimedia > family :) > > > Regards, > Tanweer > > On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 2:28 AM, Lila Tretikov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
11.01.2016 5:42 PM "SarahSV" napisał(a): > > > But a few days ago Dariusz said on this list that he wasn't aware of the > background of Geshuri's that is causing concern, even though it was fourth > in a Google search for Geshuri's name. It was tenth several days ago, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Walter Gómez Segura
¡Bienvenido, Jaime! Walter Sent from/Enviado desde iPhone > El ene 11, 2016, a las 15:28, Lila Tretikov escribió: > > Dear Wikimedians, > > > Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... > > > > I'd like to introduce Jamie Villagomez, our incoming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Nathan
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM, SarahSV wrote: > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Matthew Flaschen < > matthew.flasc...@gatech.edu> wrote: > > > > The board had an obligation to fully research both candidates, and insist > > on more time as needed to do so. > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread SarahSV
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > > It was tenth several days ago, in Google.com. unfortunate and silly as it > may sound, it was not in top ten on Google.pl or .de / .it for that matter. > I'm not making excuses, just stating the fact. > > I'm

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Peel
> Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... Thank you, Lila, for sharing this here - this type of announcement has always been publicly posted on wikimedia-l in the past, so hopefully this level of transparency will continue in the future. :-) > I'd like to introduce

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Andreas Kolbe
I find it amazing – alarming – unbelievable – that some board members knew, and did not tell the others. Andreas On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 1:27 AM, SarahSV wrote: > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak > wrote: > > > > > It was tenth

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Shani
​+1 to Asaf & Yaroslav. Well put. Shani. ​ On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: > On 2016-01-11 19:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: > >> Hello, everyone. >> >> It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice >> I >> have had some past

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Yury Bulka
Michael Peel writes: >> On 11 Jan 2016, at 18:47, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: >> >> On 2016-01-11 19:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: >>> Hello, everyone. >>> It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I >>> have had some past

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread SarahSV
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Matthew Flaschen < matthew.flasc...@gatech.edu> wrote: > The board had an obligation to fully research both candidates, and insist > on more time as needed to do so. > > Boryana Dineva, the Foundation's Vice-President of Human Resources ​, wrote [1] to this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Austin Hair
I just wanted to pile on along with the three +1s I just approved in the moderation queue. Austin On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > Hello, everyone. > > It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I > have had some past

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Pete Forsyth
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM, SarahSV wrote: > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak > we're hoping to come back with learning Dariusz ​, I appreciate that you're responding and trying to find out what happened. > > Sarah​ +1

[Wikimedia-l] Conclusions?

2016-01-11 Thread Anders Wennersten
In the very looong discussion re actions made by the Board, I want to high-light two comments been made.I see them as good summaries and hope they can be seen as conclusions and base to look into possible improvement in processes Anders On James removal 2016-01-10 kl. 09:04, by MZMcBride:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Maggs
As a cross-reference it may be interesting to note here the Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct policies that the Wikimedia UK board applies to its own trustees. These have recently been updated to ensure compliance with current charity governance best practice recommendations: Trustee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-11 Thread Chris Keating
Ok - I would be really surprised if WMF have discussed Google in their executive sessions either - given the difficulties around staff and strategy they probably haven't had five minutes to mention Google, even if they wanted to. So the most economical hypothesis is that the reason Denny hasn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning

2016-01-11 Thread Pine W
Pete, thanks for bringing up this subject. May I ask you to please do a lightning talk about this during the Wikipedia Day conference? Pine On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: > All: > > With the expiration of the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, many of us are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Ruslan Takayev
Dariusz, On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > > > I'm investigating with the BGC what went wrong with the whole process (that > some Board members did not have full information) and we're hoping to come > back with learning from this failure, as it was

[Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning

2016-01-11 Thread Pete Forsyth
All: With the expiration of the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, many of us are interested in future strategic planning efforts. With that in mind (and as part of a series of interviews I'm doing to celebrate Wikipedia Day), I interviewed Eugene Eric Kim, who designed the community engagement process

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-11 Thread Domas Mituzas
End of an era. It was a pleasure to work with JB and Stu. I'd like to echo the amusement about them being "outsiders". At the time when Stu was appointed, he was an editor and has been on the foundation-l pulse for extended amount of time and was the only board member interested in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Kevin Gorman
@NYB: at least one major pension fund has ongoing litigation related to the nonsolicit, so I agree with you Arnnon is unlikely to be able to comment publicly. Best, KG On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:29 AM, Newyorkbrad wrote: > It would be great if we could have Arrnon's input

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Welcome Jamie, at WMF. Congratulations for being a member of the Wikimedia family :) Regards, Tanweer On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 2:28 AM, Lila Tretikov wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, > > > Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... > > > > I'd like to

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... I'd like to introduce Jamie Villagomez, our incoming Chief Financial Officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading finance in small startups and large companies, and supporting non-profits as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Robert Rohde
Can someone on the Board comment on the Board's general approach to vetting Trustee candidates? I would hope that someone neutral is explicitly responsible for reviewing candidates and providing at least a cursory report to the Board on their background, qualifications, and any potential

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Newyorkbrad
It would be great if we could have Arrnon's input and perspective on the events that have caused the concern raised in this thread. However, it's been stated that major shareholder litigation involving the issue is still pending. If that is so, it is very unlikely that he's going to be able to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Conflict of Interest Policy

2016-01-11 Thread Newyorkbrad
As a "non-technical" Wikimedian, I too would welcome a discussion, starting with the basics, of what the project formerly known as the "Knowledge Engine" is, or might become, and the pros and cons of the WMF focusing major resources on it. (Perhaps best to put have that discussion in a new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [REMINDER] StrepHit IEG project kick-off seminar

2016-01-11 Thread Marco Fossati
Here is the link for the online streaming: https://youtu.be/uvfd_HmPOrc Cheers, Marco 2016-01-11 16:11 GMT+01:00 Marco Fossati : > Dear all, > > This is a kind reminder for the upcoming StrepHit IEG project kick-off > seminar. > Schedule: 15 January 2016, 11:00 am > >

[Wikimedia-l] [REMINDER] StrepHit IEG project kick-off seminar

2016-01-11 Thread Marco Fossati
Dear all, This is a kind reminder for the upcoming StrepHit IEG project kick-off seminar. Schedule: 15 January 2016, 11:00 am **Important update:** the location has moved to downtown Trento. **New location:** Aula Grande - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via S.Croce 77, Trento, Italy -

[Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello, everyone. It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers to the movement: *So you've made a mistake and it's public...* Step 0: Understand that there is no point in pretending you have not made a mistake.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-11 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 01/08/2016 12:43 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Pine W wrote: Dariusz, you said in your statement that was published in the Wikimedia Blog that WMF "considered dozens of candidates from all over the world, with not-for-profit and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-01-11 19:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: Hello, everyone. It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers to the movement: <...> Q: Are you suggesting this applies to current goings-on? A: I suggest it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Michael Peel
> On 11 Jan 2016, at 18:47, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: > > On 2016-01-11 19:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: >> Hello, everyone. >> It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I >> have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers to the movement: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 11 January 2016 at 18:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: > It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of advice I > have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers to the movement That's very good, Is there a version (perhaps generic, rather than with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On 11 January 2016 at 18:37, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > > It occurs to me this might be a good time to recycle this piece of > advice I > > have had some past occasions to offer some newcomers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 2016-01-11 1:37 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: "I neglected to look at relevant data before deciding to fund Wikimedia Antarctica" But, but... the editathon at McMurdo Station was a resounding success! -- Marc ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Pierre-Selim
2016-01-11 20:58 GMT+01:00 Philippe Beaudette : > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Marc A. Pelletier > > wrote: > > > On 2016-01-11 1:37 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > > > >> "I neglected to look at relevant data before deciding to fund > >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Andrew Gray
On 11 January 2016 at 19:58, Philippe Beaudette wrote: > Plus I know of at least one donation made from Antarctica, that year i ran > the fundraiser... If that isn't enough to justify chapter creation And, of course, after much prodding from Lodewijk, in 2013 we had:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How To Recover From Having Made A Mistake [a reminder]

2016-01-11 Thread Philippe Beaudette
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Marc A. Pelletier wrote: > On 2016-01-11 1:37 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > >> "I neglected to look at relevant data before deciding to fund >> Wikimedia Antarctica" >> > > But, but... the editathon at McMurdo Station was a resounding success! > >