Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-03-29 Thread Michael Peel
Hi, This seems to be an increase of $15 million USD in the WMF’s budget, with a $0.2 USD million increase in the international Wikimedia budget (through grants to chapters and other affiliates). That goes against the movement direction of "As a social movement, we will focus our efforts on

[Wikimedia-l] The Wikimedia Foundation's FY18-19 Annual Plan is on Meta-wiki

2018-03-29 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi everyone, I'm delighted to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan for FY18-19 is now on Meta[1]. This year, we have organized our efforts around three goals that focus on making critical improvements to our systems and structures to ensure that we’re better positioned for our

[Wikimedia-l] Code of conduct committee call for new members

2018-03-29 Thread Amir Ladsgroup
Hello all, It's coming close to time for annual appointments of community members to serve on the Code of Conduct (CoC) committee. The Code of Conduct Committee is a team of five trusted individuals plus five auxiliary members with diverse affiliations responsible for general enforcement of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the Wikimedia Foundation March 2018 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, March 29, 18:00 UTC

2018-03-29 Thread Lena Traer
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes. On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 5:49 PM, Lena Traer wrote: > Hello everyone, > > The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take > place on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC > channel

[Wikimedia-l] YouTube's recommendation system and linking questionable videos to Wikipedia articles

2018-03-29 Thread James Salsman
I'm sure by now most everyone has heard of YouTube's new plan to link questionable videos to YouTube articles: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/24/are-corporations-that-use-wikipedia-giving-back/ which was probably a reaction to the recent coverage of the issues with their recommendation engine,