[Wikimedia-l] FDC recommendations: Round 2, 2017-18

2018-06-03 Thread Bishakha Datta
decision on this and all recommendations by June 30, 2018. On behalf of the FDC, Bishakha Datta FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2017-2018_Round_2 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Complaints_about_the_FDC_process

[Wikimedia-l] Community review on FDC-Annual Plan Grant Proposals - round 2 2017-2018

2018-04-14 Thread Bishakha Datta
proposal, and help keep our grantmaking transparent and collaborative. The FDC highly values feedback and insights from the Wikimedia community in making its funding recommendations. Thank you for the time you’ll take to review these proposals, Best, Bishakha Datta Chair, Funds Dissemination

[Wikimedia-l] FDC Recommendations, Round 1 2017-18

2017-11-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
. The Ombudsperson will publicly document the complaint, and investigate as needed. On behalf of the FDC, Bishakha Datta FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2017-2018_Round_1 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemination_Committee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Raju Narisetti to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-10-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
Excellent news! Bishakha On 17 Oct 2017 00:11, "Anna Stillwell" wrote: > Welcome, Raju. > /a > > On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Christophe Henner > > wrote: > > > Hi everyone, > > > > Over the past year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Making Wikipedia even better

2017-08-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Congratulations on this bold move. Deeply interested since we work with many women with disabilities who are bloggers (day job). Will send you links off-list. Good luck! Bishakha On 2 Aug 2017 13:53, "Mardetanha" wrote: > we (Iranian wikimedian User Group) soon are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off: Changes to the Timeline

2017-03-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Christophe Henner wrote: > > > 2. Time comitment. So on that, we are actively working on trying to reduce > the mandatory time board members have to allocate to WMF. Goal is between > this year and next year to lower it down to what we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 2

2016-05-16 Thread Bishakha Datta
As one of the former board liaisons to the FDC, this is one of the threads I regularly follow on wikimedia-l. Am so happy to see the FDC going from strength to strength. It remains a radical exercise in volunteer-led funding allocation, a model that is unusual to begin with, and that I've rarely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-05 Thread Bishakha Datta
That we had the highest-ever votes in a Wikimedia Foundation board election - and participation from many more wikis. Cheers Bishakha On 5 Jun 2015 13:01, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote: Hoi, Jura1 created a list using the latest software by Magnus of people who died in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-13 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 12:34 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: I'm generally supportive of this legal action, but I am troubled by this statement: I trust our legal team to make decisions about what legal actions to participate in. ...WMF needs an activist board. All of the guidance

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:40 AM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Let's hope so. A key point is that the extraordinary overreach of this surveillance affects everyone. I am absolutely delighted that the Wikimedia Foundation has taken this courageous step - precisely because

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear Anasuya, Loved working together - it was a real pleasure. Apart from everything you did to drive grantmaking, a big thumbs up to you for dreaming up and organizing the community consultation in India last October. Hope you're back on your feet soon! Bishakha On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 8:23

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Is Emerging as Trusted Internet Source for Information on Ebola

2014-10-28 Thread Bishakha Datta
The same article was just forwarded to me by a US-based academic who's been very sceptical of Wikipedia. Felt a tinge of pride. Sent her back the Open Medicine peer-reviewed Wikipedia article on dengue fever, posted to this list earlier. Congratulations, Bishakha On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:50

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Meeting Update

2014-08-12 Thread Bishakha Datta
her position as Chair of Greenpeace International were especially useful to us as a board. We are sad to see her go, but we hope to keep her in “our space”. Bishakha Datta joined our board in March 2010 and has indicated to us that she is not available for re-appointment after her term runs out

[Wikimedia-l] Ask The Board: Questions for today's session at Wikimania

2014-08-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, Following up on Jan-Bart's earlier email about this, our Board QA will take place at 3 pm today at Wikimania. Please do post your questions online at: https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Questions_for_the_Q%26A_with_Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decision on FDC member appointments

2014-07-15 Thread Bishakha Datta
Many thanks to the outgoing members and a big welcome to the incoming ones. Just posted on the factors we considered in making the appointment decisions:

[Wikimedia-l] FDC nominations - shortlist announced

2014-07-03 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, Many thanks to all those who nominated themselves for the four vacancies on the FDC; we have an excellent slate of candidates. The shortlist of candidates has been posted on meta:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-10 Thread Bishakha Datta
Wow, two years from start to finish! Congratulations from across the border, Bishakha On Jun 10, 2014 11:31 PM, Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations, Tonmoy! 2014-06-10 14:46 GMT-03:00 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org: Fantastic news! I know how frustrating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement on Wikipedia from participating communications firms

2014-06-10 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM, William Beutler williambeut...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, everybody. Longtime lurker, first time writing to the list—the first in a few years at least. You may have seen some news coverage today about an initiative from a group of public relations, marketing, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Thank you Sue Gardner

2014-06-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Just adding my personal thanks, Sue. You've taken the Foundation from infancy to maturity - one of the hardest spins in the life cycle of an organization and one of the most enduring legacies any leader can leave behind. You've literally laid the foundation for the Foundation. :) It's been an

[Wikimedia-l] Free online course on open knowledge

2014-05-31 Thread Bishakha Datta
I signed up out of interest, so sharing. It's free and begins 3 Sept. http://online.stanford.edu/course/openknowledge-changing-global-course-learning?utm_source=email%20broadcastutm_medium=emailutm_campaign=may%20mailer%202014 Best Bishakha ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Edit #1 and Challenge #1

2014-05-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
Love it. Look forward to reading the paragraphs (without identifying info) when the experiment is completed, or at some suitable point in the process. :) Best Bishakha On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote: Ok! I have a training session with Tec de

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wmfcc-l] [press] Erik Zachte in Wired

2014-01-03 Thread Bishakha Datta
About time. The more recent Monthly Report Cards (http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/) which organizes stats by region are extremely useful and I often use your animated history of wikipedia to start presentations because it's so beautiful. Bravo! Bishakha On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Sue

[Wikimedia-l] Board approval of FDC's 2013-14 Round 1 recommendations

2013-12-31 Thread Bishakha Datta
, and the members of the community who participated in the community review period. Again, we thank you all for your dedication and commitment to this funding process. Best, Patricio Lorente and Bishakha Datta, Board Representatives to the FDC [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board approval of FDC's 2013-14 Round 1 recommendations

2013-12-31 Thread Bishakha Datta
themselves, the Funds Dissemination Committee members and staff, the ombudsperson, and the members of the community who participated in the community review period. Again, we thank you all for your dedication and commitment to this funding process. Best, Patricio Lorente and Bishakha Datta, Board

[Wikimedia-l] Standing Election Committee proposal

2013-11-10 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, In the post-mortem of the 2013 community elections to the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and the FDC Ombudsperson, there was some discussion about the need for a Standing Election Committee to organize and manage these elections in future. [1] Building on this, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-17 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:22 AM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Hey all, During Wikimania's QA panel, the Board lamented that, as always, they did not have enough time to answer all the questions from the audience and posted beforehand on-wiki. They did say they were accessible

[Wikimedia-l] WMF 2013 elections post-mortem

2013-07-30 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, Risker has prepared a detailed report of the 2013 elections outlining several of the challenges that the Elections Committee faced this year. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2013/Post_mortem/Report_from_Risker#Discussion_6 My report as board liaison is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Hi Phoebe, thanks for pointing to this! I see that this year we only have one hour of board QA. I have always seen a lot of value in these board discussions, especially when it can come to actually that:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulations

2013-06-25 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, As board liaison to the Election Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to heartily congratulate the successful candidates for the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and for the FDC Ombudsperson elections. I would also like to thank all those who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On now: European Dialog on Internet Governance

2013-06-20 Thread Bishakha Datta
Here's a call from ISOC for applying for funding to attend the Internet Governance Forum to be held 22-25 October in Bali: http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/education-and-leadership-programmes/next-generation-leaders/igf-ambassadors-programme Deadline: 24 June. 2013 calendar of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in jail!

2013-06-18 Thread Bishakha Datta
Fantastic - and fascinating. Would love to see a blog post by someone from the chapter or by one of them. Bravo for reaching out to forgotten people. Bishakha On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: Charles - How beautiful. Thank you for doing and sharing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear Milos, No! But understand. Also now understand why you withdrew your Board candidacy. Thank you for writing so honestly. It touched a chord in me (having gone through similar cycles in other worlds). One of my earliest memories of the wikimedia movement is having a smoky chat with you in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraising 2013] Wikimedia France stepping back from payment processing

2013-05-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: I'm hoping that the WMF can set a lead by publishing a calculation of admin ratio for themselves. ;-) PS staff salaries are not all automatically 'admin', I hope we can agree that some program activities are entirely justifiably

Re: [Wikimedia-l] movement partners

2013-04-29 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Here is a question that came up during today's US GLAM consortium meeting: what's the current status of the 'movement partners' affiliation?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reappointment of Bishakha Datta as WMF Trustee

2012-12-28 Thread Bishakha Datta
wrote I am happy to report that Bishakha Datta has been reappointed as a Trustee on the WMF Board for another two-year term. The Board resolution may be found here: http://wikimediafoundation.**org/wiki/Resolution:Bishakha_** Datta_Reappointment_2012http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: The future just got a little more real. Congratulations, all - this is really huge. Just did a few quick edits to test it out. Much easier adding text in this format, and also ran into some glitches which I reported.

[Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, At its in-person meeting on 26 October, the board unanimously agreed to accept the recommendation to narrow focus as presented by the Executive Director. This vote has been published at: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Vote:Narrowing_Focus Best Bishakha

[Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, At its in-person meeting of 26 October, the Board of Trustees also approved the two following resolutions: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Amended_Bylaws This resolution approved the revised and amended Foundation bylaws. The updated Bylaws are being adopted to ensure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Thanks Bishakha, while I can understand the move of the WMF to do what they are best at, for me it is always a bit confusing when the Board (or Sue) is talking about the Foundation, and when about the movement. I hope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Benjamin Lees emufarm...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com wrote: Please note the substantive change in Article V: Officers and Duties. As per the amendments, the Secretary and Treasurer are now non

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Dear Bishakha, could you please elaborate why the board has chosen for a secretive amendment procedure here, rather than sharing the proposed amendments with the community and asking their input on it? Especially

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Bishakha, In my opinion, given the generally curious nature of our movement, it might be a good idea to make more preparatory material for the board meetings available publicly in advance. Not necessarily as a way

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: It would be nice if someone could export the linked presentation from Google Docs and upload it to wikimediafoundation.org (or Wikimedia Commons) as a PDF or ODP (or both). I don't think we should rely on external resources

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-02 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Dear all, I have set up a brainstorming page on metawiki ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Democratizing_the_Wikimedia_Foundation) where I would like to invite you to think about ways to democratize the Wikimedia

[Wikimedia-l] Minutes of 11 July Board meeting, Agenda of 26-27 Oct Board meeting

2012-10-27 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, The minutes of our board meeting of 11 July 2012 were ratified yesterday, and have been published at: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2012-07-11 The agenda of our board meeting of 26-27 October 2012 (ongoing) has now been published at:

[Wikimedia-l] Four Board resolutions from 26 October 2012

2012-10-27 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear all, The following resolutions, which were passed at the in-person Board meeting of 26 October, have now been published. http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:HR_Committee_Charter This resolution approves the charter for the Human Resources Committee.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread Bishakha Datta
(Posted on India list and would like to share with larger wikimedia community) Dear Hisham, I’m thinking back on your time here and want to thank you for so much that you’ve done and built in these one and a half years. For setting up things from scratch when there was neither a team nor an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board appointments July 2012

2012-07-26 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Beria, I am sure Bishakha will give a more thorough answer if I am mistaken, but from what I heard from Board members when I asked the same question: the new board members fully participated in the meeting on the 11

[Wikimedia-l] Board appointments July 2012

2012-07-25 Thread Bishakha Datta
Greetings, all. And apologies. This resolution approving the Wikimedia Chapters' selections to the Board of Trustees was unanimously approved, in-person, on July 11, 2012. It took much longer to publish than it should have due to a procedural issue. It has finally been published at: