As a movement we have several policies that can be contradictory.
We want to be inclusive, have a neutral point of view but at the same time
we want facts to be supported by sources. For many things there are
contradictory sources and for many things there are additional sources.
Please don't answer these questions (at least to the list).
James - I have put you on moderation. Please desist with direct questions
to other list members and avoid the use of the personal pronoun 'you'.
Please focus on the purpose of this list --- as listed in the links at the
bottom of every
Thyge, Craig, Dan, Rogol, Max, Neil, Mike, Ryan, Pete, Yair, and
Leigh, here are some questions I'd like you to answer, neither of
which are rhetorical:
First, what attracts you to the free culture movement?
What freedoms do you personally hold as ideal?
Finally, what does the Foundation's
The update the past two weeks were delayed while I joined members of our
African community in Ghana for WikiIndaba 2017 and participated in
organization-wide quarterly reviews.
This is a long email. In summary, you will find information on:
- The core movement strategy team
Here is my two cents:
Most of criticism I saw boils down to these ones:
- It's politics and we should not make political statements: It's not just
political anymore, it's a humanitarian crisis. Handcuffing a five-year-old
boy in airport because of the country he was born is inhumane. Let's not
The WMF has an obligation to respond to any changes where its based that
impact on the movement or potentially impact on the movement, and that
includes staff members or operational activities under taken.
It cant respond to such changes without taking a POV regardless of the
situation its not
Had the WMF statement been issued on Wikipedia, now that would have neutrality
issues from a wikioedian point of view.
The WMF is not Wikipedia, and does have a political activity: being in favour
of sharing free knowledge is altogether a political statement, as freedom of
sharing knowledge is
James Salsman wrote:
>I can not in good conscience refrain from asking the Foundation management
>and Board to please take an exceptional, public, very visible stand in
>response to these extraordinarily exceptional circumstances.
>If those of you who find my requests uncomfortable do
I agree with your underlying sentiment. When we look at threats facing the
Wikimedia movement, I continue to think that the risk of people being able
to inject their national and identity politics into the movement is pretty
great. While I may personally agree with many of the views
So now I'm put into the awkward position of having to agree with
essentially everything the post said, and still have to disagree with it
having been made.
The WMF should not be taking political stances without input and consensus
from the community. Period. If it thought it needed to in this
I voiced my opposition to the statement on Facebook but Yair states the case
far more eloquently. Many acts by many countries could be a possible threat to
Wikimedia, where do we draw the line?
Why was there no community discussion prior to the statement?
Sent from my iPhone
> On 02/02/2017,
Having a global and diverse movement means finding value, albeit implicitly,
in diversity (of language, sex, gender, culture, pov).
The NPOV is not a "null" concept: it means giving weight to different point
merge them together to find a balanced article on something.
Mostly, we as a
The Wikimedia movement is both global and very ideologically diverse, and
has many contributors who have strong opinions in one direction or another
on certain political issues facing their area of the world. Many of these
contributors find it difficult to avoid using Wikimedia forums and
Congratulations, and happy birthday from Odia Wikipedia community :)
On Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at 7:42 PM, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Feb 2017 01:22:47 +0200
> attolippip wrote:
> > Happy Birthday! ;)
> > Best regards,
> > antanana /
great to see you're working on this! It's a very important and key topic to
our movement, and deserves the dedicated attention. Especially interested
in the policy discussions!
2017-02-02 4:05 GMT+01:00 Dario Taraborelli :
> It's been a
On Thu, 2 Feb 2017 01:22:47 +0200
> Happy Birthday! ;)
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
Congratulations and happy birthday.
Congratulations Abraham & WMDE
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Abraham Taherivand <
> Dear all,
> thank you for all the kind wishes and congratulations!
> I especially thank our Board for their confidence and their
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Sydney Poore wrote:
> Congratulation to Vogone, Lankiveil, Góngora, Richwales, Krd for their
> appointment to Ombuds Commission, and to returning as members Pajz,Alan,
> Rubin16, Polimerek.
> And thank
I really want to thank the Wikimedia foundation and Katherine Maher for taking
such a clear position on this matter.
Natacha Rault / Nattes à chat
> Le 2 févr. 2017 à 07:48, Bill Takatoshi a écrit :
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Michael Peel
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Michael Peel wrote:
> Have you seen Katherine's statement at:
That statement is well worth reading. It says,
"we believe in a world that encourages and protects the open
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Biplab Anand wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Àlex Hinojo wrote:
> > Happy birthday!
> > El dj, 2 febr 2017 a les 0:47 Asaf Bartov
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Àlex Hinojo wrote:
> Happy birthday!
> El dj, 2 febr 2017 a les 0:47 Asaf Bartov va
> > Congratulations, dawiki! :)
> > A.
> > On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:23 PM attolippip
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