I love to write long emails, but four in a row would too much.
As said before we are taking up our leadership role.
The strategy process *is* a black box right now. We (Katherine mostly) have
been working on the process for a few weeks.
We will share soon I hope, the first part of that
The Wikimedia Endowment is specifically set up to
*"act as a permanent safekeeping fund to generate income to support the
operations and activities of the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity". *
The Endowment acts as the online projects safety net. It will be
independent of the
Just a few comments:
* The WMF Board has limited bandwidth, and they have a lot on their agenda
right now. I'm not sure how much of strategic work they can do while also
handling their other priorities, so some dependence on the ED is likely
* Some members of the WMF
I was glad to see this detailed note of an important gap in search, but it
left me wondering how the board views its role in strategic planning?
TL;DR: top-level prioritization should be done in a more public and
transparent manner, probably with more board input
Historically, it seems like the
This is wonderful, congratulations on all the hard work and achievement!
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Alex Wang wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Amir Ladsgroup
> > I talked to Mohsen earlier and convinced
When Kevin first became an administrator there was something he did that I
found objectionable. It would be poor form to revisit that now, but I mention
it to avoid making a saint of the guy. I had later glimpses of him and he
seemed like a good guy.
He seemed overall like a kind human spirit
On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Amir Ladsgroup
> I talked to Mohsen earlier and convinced him it's Persian. I hope it uses
> Persian more often :D
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM Shlomi Fish
> > On
WikiConference North America will take place October 7 through 10 in San
The session tracks are:
2. Advocacy & Outreach
3. Technology & Infrastructure
4. Health care and science
6. Education and Academic Engagement
Please submit proposals here:
The talks are exactly the kind of things that are relevant to record. They
are about the subjects the WMF is about. My point is that it makes sense to
record them and have lists that are automatically updated wherever they are
wanted. That is my message. If is in line with what Pine wants; he
Gerard, this email thread was not about Wikidata and John was right to
make that clear, and link to the locus of debate behind your email.
Over the last four years, to my frail memory, you often hijack email
threads on this list to talk about Wikidata and attract attention to
The point is not about people. It is about presentations given at
Wikimania. They represent the best effort at the time of a Wikimania and
are therefore highly relevant.
I am sad that people like John misrepresent the issues at hand. They are
- are Wikimania talks relevant
in the meantime, both, slides and videos, were uploaded to Commons:
On 1 August 2016 at 09:31, John Mark Vandenberg wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Gerard Meijssen
On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Gerard Meijssen
> A question that is very much under discussion is if presentations like
> these deserve a place at Wikidata. Given the subject and the relevancy of
> our current state of mind on subjects like these it makes
A question that is very much under discussion is if presentations like
these deserve a place at Wikidata. Given the subject and the relevancy of
our current state of mind on subjects like these it makes perfect sense. We
are already able to produce lists using the tools provided by Magnus to
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