Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Risker
While I often agree with you, Yair Rand, in this case I think you're mistaken. Aside from the long-ago "community vote" on licensing (which was pretty much required based on the prior licensing scheme), every Wikimedia-wide policy has been authorized by the WMF Board of Trustees. That includes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Benjamin Ikuta
The WMF continues its steady departure from the community. It is quite sad to see. > On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:27 PM, Yair Rand wrote: > > The community has not approved the WMF's UCoC. It is not a Wikimedia policy, > it is not binding, it has no authority. The WMF does not control the >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Yair Rand
The community has not approved the WMF's UCoC. It is not a Wikimedia policy, it is not binding, it has no authority. The WMF does not control the Wikimedia projects, and has no jurisdiction in this area. The community rejected this over and over again. It is harmful that the Board is pretending

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Samuel Klein
Excellent! My brother in Chile sent me a news story about this, so... word is already getting around. Thank you Maria + all who worked on this. S On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 6:59 AM María Sefidari wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Chico Venancio
Phil, The consultation process on Commons is about the next phase "discussions around enforcing the new code" as written by María. I fail to see any possible way to connect her message to your conclusion. Chico Venancio Em ter., 2 de fev. de 2021 às 10:34, Phil Nash via Wikimedia-l <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Phil Nash via Wikimedia-l
Maybe I've missed something, but there is still an open consultation process on Commons, and one of the points raised there is that of a Wikimedian who operates a website (although a blog would be equally applicable) seriously libelling another Wikimedian. As it stands this UCoC is silent on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
Dear Maria, this is great news and thank you for this announcement! Really happy to see that happening at last. Warm regards, Nattes à chat Envoyé de mon iPhone > Le 2 févr. 2021 à 12:59, María Sefidari a écrit : > >  > Hi everyone, > > I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has

[Wikimedia-l] Board Ratification of Universal Code of Conduct

2021-02-02 Thread María Sefidari
Hi everyone, I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a Universal Code of Conduct for the Wikimedia projects and movement.[1] A Universal Code of Conduct was one of the final recommendations of the Movement Strategy 2030 process - a multi-year, participatory

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation for Wikimedia Research Office hours February 2, 2021

2021-02-02 Thread Martin Gerlach
A friendly reminder that this is happening later today at 17:00pm UTC (see here for other timezones [1]). Join us if you want to discuss about research. :) We will also share some updates around our work on the taxonomy of knowledge gaps: we just published a revised (second) version taking into