From what I understand, you're mostly concerned about fraud and conflicts
First of all: wholly agree with Andy. I am not aware of any organization
that would monitor the bank account transactions of its board members.
Self-reporting interests, sure. I'm curious what kind of
Thanks for that clarification! I read that initially as capacity, tools,
training etc for community functionaries to be better enforcers (maybe I
read it too quickly - I'm still ambivalent about it). Glad I didn't
interpret that correctly!
On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 6:50 PM Shani
Its hard to for people to understand that Commons has a foot in two places,
- US Laws - because thats were its hosted
- State of Origin - because that were its from.
using just cc-by with or without sa option is an very clear pathway to
someone off with their own images.
This ecosystem you are describing is exactly what we are hoping for.
And we absolutely agree that what you called "education" is needed.
We referred to it as "training" and "capacity building" in this sentence in
"To that end, the Board further directs the
Thanks for this step - I wish that it wouldn't be necessary. I'm not sure
of all the implications, but was mostly wondering: will this be primarily a
stick, or is the foundation also going to invest more heavily in carrots
I get the impression that we have much progress to make in
Not at all. What it means is that this a not a process that goes into play
*before* a decision to act is made, but *after*. It should stand as an
option for those who want to ensure that actions taken are fair, as long as
the case does not relate to legal risks or other severe
I share the Board's interest in many of these matters. However, I remind
the WMF Board that it exists to serve the Wikimedia community, not the
other way around. Also, I recommend that the Board take great care in
approaching these matters diplomatically and with appreciation for the
"Work with community functionaries to create and refine a retroactive
review process for cases brought by involved parties, excluding those cases
which pose legal or other severe risks "
What does "retroactive review process" mean?
I hope it doesn't mean applying standards that were not
Today, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously passed a
resolution and published a statement regarding the urgent need to make
our movement more safe and inclusive by addressing harassment and
incivility on Wikimedia projects. The statement builds on prior
The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding
volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic
organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members!
The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are
Hay Kranen created a proof of concept where Commons is searched for
pictures that (per standard) use a "depicts" statement.. The search is
limited to existing labels in Wikidata and to the search has as its result
whatever is available in commons..
Use for instance "appelmoes" and you get
commons problem is a hostile admin environment.
people without understnd for non UK/US ways of handling copyright law
technical issues are important, as new users do not know how to do it.
but once they overcome that heir pictures got deleted
On 17.05.2020 05:04, Benjamin Ikuta wrote:
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