[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the July 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, July 25th, 18:00 UTC

2019-07-23 Thread Sasha Redkina
Hello everyone, The next Wikimedia Monthly Activities meeting will take place on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 18:00 UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net, and the meeting will be broadcast as a live YouTube stream:

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation's final Medium Term Plan and FY2019-2020 Annual Plan

2019-07-23 Thread Maria Cruz
Hello everyone, After opening a community comment period in early April this year, collecting and incorporating that feedback, we are happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has approved our Medium Term Plan for 2019-2023! You can view the final version here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-07-23 Thread Yury Bulka
I'm not in Kazakhstan and am not in directly touch with any of wikimedians there, so I don't know their position. However, I'm not sure how much freedom they have in expressing their honest opinion about this publicly. Simply because it is always a pros-and-cons calculation to criticise your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-07-23 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
I do not think Kazakhstan has a chapter. In the past, some Kazakh Wikimedians enjoyed close collaboration with the government (for example, the Kazakhstani Encyclopedia has been released under a free license and verbatim copied to the Kazakh Wikipedia, so that I do not expect much. Cheers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-07-23 Thread Thomas Townsend
Yury What is the position of the Kazakhstan chapter on this? The Turnip On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 11:36, Yury Bulka wrote: > > I'm sure many have heard about this: > https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/kazakhstan-https-security-certificate.html > > Essentially, the government in Kazakhstan started

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Universal forced HTTPS backdoor in Kazakhstan

2019-07-23 Thread Yury Bulka
Honestly, I am not sure what actions would be appropriate. My initial reaction was - Wikipedia (and all Wikimedia sites) is HTTPS-only, and this undermines HTTPS as such. So if Wikipedia should only be accessible over (real, no man-in-the-middle) HTTPS, perhaps requests that don't meet this