Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-06 Thread Chris Keating
> > > I have some one question for you. > > I am having a very hard time wrapping my head around how the grant > information you posted lead to WMF BoT voting James Heilman of the board in > a vote of no-confidence. > Ruslan - what makes you think the two issues are connected? I have heard

[Wikimedia-l] "9 annoying nonprofit trends that need to die"

2016-02-06 Thread Pine W
I think that a number of us may appreciate this article, specifically people who are involved with Wikimedia affiliates, grant committees, and WMF Community Engagement including CR and PC http://nonprofitwithballs.com/2015/06/9-annoying-nonprofit-trends-that-need-to-die/ Pine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-06 Thread Ruslan Takayev
Hi Lila, et al I have some one question for you. I am having a very hard time wrapping my head around how the grant information you posted lead to WMF BoT voting James Heilman of the board in a vote of no-confidence. Something just doesn't add up here. Any chance you can publish the actual

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-02-06 Thread Ruslan Takayev
Patricio, et al Are we any closer to having public comments from the BoT on how the Arrnon debacle was able to occur? I am especially interested in how Boryana fits in with this. Given Boryana's shared history t Telsa with Arnnon, she would surely have known about Arnnon's past at Google, but it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "9 annoying nonprofit trends that need to die"

2016-02-06 Thread Benjamin Lees
Which of these heinous sins do we commit? On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 2:59 PM, Pine W wrote: > I think that a number of us may appreciate this article, specifically > people who are involved with Wikimedia affiliates, grant committees, and > WMF Community Engagement including CR

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who are the nicest people on our projects ?

2016-02-06 Thread
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Faebot/thanks The 'Thanks report' is up and running again, after being out of action for the last few months. This seems down to time-outs when running the query for wikidata, along with Faebot being throttled on labs (now relaxed) and the more recent account

[Wikimedia-l] Improving on sources

2016-02-06 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Sources are important. Practically they are neither easy nor always obvious. When you consider a Wikipedia article with the same fact, it needs a source in every language the article appears in. To top this off, there are languages that require sources in their own language. The amount of