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

2020-10-01 Thread Bill Takatoshi
Klein wrote: > > Can anyone from the elections committee comment? What is the current > plan?//S > > On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 8:05 PM Bill Takatoshi > wrote: > > > How long can the Foundation legally postpone Board of Trustees elections? > > > > > &g

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

2020-09-04 Thread Bill Takatoshi
How long can the Foundation legally postpone Board of Trustees elections? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2020#Postpone? has a comment from April saying, "Once things get moving again, appopriate [sic] date for the election will be decided and an announcement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the Wikimedia-movement apolitical?

2020-04-27 Thread Bill Takatoshi
On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 4:41 PM Yair Rand wrote: > > Neutral Point of View is a fundamental founding principle. Per the policy, > NPOV "is non-negotiable, and the principles upon which it is based cannot > be superseded by other policies or guidelines, nor by editor consensus." It > may not be

[Wikimedia-l] US passport issuance and immigration suspended

2020-04-25 Thread Bill Takatoshi
I have been waiting for more than three years for the WMF to settle the question (below) of whether our long-term editor community supports political activism, and if so, what sort, by surveying the opinions of established editors. I was promised that the WMF would include such questions in their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fram en.wp office yearlock block

2019-06-13 Thread Bill Takatoshi
> No idea what could be the relation with GamerGate I too see nothing in common, and since at least a handful of people hold this view, could the parallels that they see to be made explicit, please? > pathological people, having been called out on being pathological I am having trouble finding

[Wikimedia-l] proposal for regular surveys of community opinion

2017-02-24 Thread Bill Takatoshi
Over the past few weeks I have been discussing how to correct the lack of information about community opinion and the disadvantages of relying on opt-in (RFCs or less formal "speak up and stick your neck out") methods for addressing the problem with Foundation staff, other community members, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-13 Thread Bill Takatoshi
On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Nathan wrote: > > What would your intended use of the results of such a survey be? How do you > think the community, or any group of people, should interpret, value and > react to the results? I only intend that the results be published as soon

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-13 Thread Bill Takatoshi
When a contentious question about the community's opinion is preventing consideration of one or more proposals, what is the best way forward, in general? I am considering commissioning a survey of community opinion from a neutral and respected third party who has published a well-received survey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Politics

2017-02-07 Thread Bill Takatoshi
>>> The people who are loudest in their demands for consensus >>> do not represent the Wikimedia movement. >> >> The voices loudest for the WMF doing something against the >> Trump administration are not representative of the Wikimedia >> movement either > > Is the Community Process Steering

[Wikimedia-l] banner proposals

2017-02-05 Thread Bill Takatoshi
In the past two days I've been four off-list messages in response to my request for proposed banner language, all but one from James Salsman, who I recently defended here and who was subsequently "placed on moderation." I asked moderator Richard Ames whether it would be appropriate to forward his

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Politics

2017-02-03 Thread Bill Takatoshi
On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote: > > I don't think this mailing list should be open to just any and > all discussion of politics, regardless of viewpoint. What is > and isn't appropriate to post is a delicate judgment call Again, the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] guidance from Foundation leadership as to where to draw the line on policy requests?

2017-02-02 Thread Bill Takatoshi
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Michael Peel wrote: > Have you seen Katherine's statement at: > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/30/knowledge-knows-no-boundaries/ That statement is well worth reading. It says, "we believe in a world that encourages and protects the open