Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution to pause Movement Brand Project through March 2021

2020-10-08 Thread Essie Zar
Hello Lodewijik, Thank you for your feedback. In regards to some people being confused about the survey question phrasing, we heard this too. The raw questions are available on MetaWiki [1] to reference if needed. I hope you have a nice weekend. Essie [1]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread effe iets anders
I would like to suggest to move away from the 'membership organization' question, and possibly bring that to a dedicated thread. It's a huge topic. Lodewijk On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM Michael Peel wrote: > That the WMF *isn’t* a membership organisation already is rather weird. It > may be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Michael Peel
That the WMF *isn’t* a membership organisation already is rather weird. It may be specific to US organisations (in which case, references please), but it really isn’t normal on an international basis, nor within the Wikimedia movement (most/all affiliates have members). Having to provide legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric

2020-10-08 Thread Samuel Klein
Excellent points, Yair, I hadn't noticed that. (which suggests the page showing proposed changes can be more clear) Perhaps it would make more sense to do this in two stages: 1) Set a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
Functionaries (checkusers, oversighters, stewards, OTRS members, and people with similar advanced permissions) have not been required to provide their personal information - name, DOB, address - for years. They simply sign off a type of confidentiality agreement with their username. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Todd Allen
Well, you could always do a nominal membership contribution, like a penny, or sponsorships for those who wish to join but don't have the money. Since WMF makes its money primarily from donations, there's really no need for it to actually sustain itself from membership fees. So far as requiring

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
Without needing to go into further detail, it is because to be a membership organization, pseudonyms aren't acceptable; all members must provide their full legal names and addresses. I also cannot think of a membership organization that does not charge a membership fee, although I suppose it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Todd Allen
Why would we "not want it to be a membership organization"? In fact, many of us want exactly that, since the WMF seems to think it can lord it over the communities instead of fulfilling its role of serving them. The new Board rules basically say that the Board itself gets to say how the

[Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K impact report 2019-2020

2020-10-08 Thread Bodhisattwa Mandal
Hi, Impact report of CIS-A2K for the year 2019–2020 is submitted and may be seen here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2018-2019_round_2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Impact_report_form Thanks to the communities for support. Regards, Bodhisattwa Wikidata co-ordinator,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Korea annual report submission

2020-10-08 Thread Biyanto Rebin
Congratulations, Gu! I'm looking forward to hearing more good news from Wikimedia Korea. Best, Pada tanggal Rab, 7 Okt 2020 pukul 04.12 Eun-ae Gu menulis: > Dear Wikimedians > > We, Wikimedia Korea just submitted our activity/financial reports for > 2019. We are glad that we can share our

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Team Office hours October 13, 2020

2020-10-08 Thread Martin Gerlach
Hi all, Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly Office hours on 2020-10-13 at 16:00-17:00 PM UTC. To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link [2]. There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad [3]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Join Wikinobel tomorrow at 08:00 UTC

2020-10-08 Thread Jon Harald Søby
Yes, sorry I forgot to link it! The page is at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikinobel , it is not super-informative at the moment, but it's there. I also just now noticed a parsing problem in my initial e-mail (some spaces missing). The link for the Google Meet is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Join Wikinobel tomorrow at 08:00 UTC

2020-10-08 Thread Anton Protsiuk
Hi Jon, Thanks for the announcement, great initiative. Is there an onwiki page somewhere I can point potential participants to? Best Regards Anton Protsiuk Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine On Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 9:58 AM Jon Harald Søby wrote: > Hello everyone, > > Every year since 2014,

[Wikimedia-l] Join Wikinobel tomorrow at 08:00 UTC

2020-10-08 Thread Jon Harald Søby
Hello everyone, Every year since 2014, Wikimedia Norge has hosted an editathon dubbed "Wikinobel" from the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo on the date of the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize. Due to 2020 being 2020, it will be held fully online this year, and we invite everyone to join us to help