Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some goodbye to all

2019-06-20 Thread Chris Keating
> > It is extremely disappointing, and *extremely typical* of the Wikimedia > movement, to see an entire thread like this dedicated to supporting someone > who Trust & Safety has found to have acted in such a way that they had to > intervene. It is even more disappointing to see a person who was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Health, Roles & Responsibilities

2019-06-17 Thread Chris Keating
> > Here's a fundamental source of disagreement. It gets at something I'm not > sure the strategy process is properly addressing. Does the WMF lead and > direct the Wikimedia movement? Personally, I don't think the WMF knows the answer to this, either in practice, or what they want. We are in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the Affiliate Selected Board Seats voting

2019-06-14 Thread Chris Keating
Hi all, I just wanted to note that the facilitators have now posted their meeting notes from the election process: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019/notes These clearly raise some issues. Hopefully these issues can be addressed before any future similar

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

2019-06-13 Thread Chris Keating
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 11:48 PM Paulo Santos Perneta < paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote: > Going there dismissing the whole issue as a sexist mob doing GamerGate kind > of stuff, what was she expecting, really. > > Maybe she was expecting people to read what she actually said, and engage with it,

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

2019-06-12 Thread Chris Keating
> > So, pretty much every discussion is decided by those who choose to > participate in it. I don't know any way around that; we can't force people > to participate. At some point, if you don't stick your hand up, you don't > get counted. > > Well, Maria Sefidari (Raystorm) showed up and ended up

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

2019-06-12 Thread Chris Keating
I think we should probably reflect on the fact we've got to the point where arguments along the lines of "This guy shouldn't be blocked, he was only telling people to fuck themselves" are sort of normal. This kind of behaviour wouldn't be acceptable in any other movement or community or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Be the change you want to see (was: WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive)

2019-05-15 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Asaf for this thoughtful email! I just want to respond to this bit - after all, the history is the history: > > It is WMF that is not behaving collaboratively here. And it is within > WMF's power to change it. C-levels, the ED, and other managers at WMF > could all decide to participate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Board WMNL

2019-05-10 Thread Chris Keating
> > (new) Jan Bart de Vreede, community health > > I'm not sure "new" is quite the right word, possibly "recycled" ;) Chris ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-16 Thread Chris Keating
ement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations/Diversity (2) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations/Roles_%26_Responsibilities > Thanks, > GerardM > > On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 at 10:53, Chris Keating > wrote: > > > In m

Re: [Wikimedia-l] branding is bikeshedding, how about CTO criteria or working group lists instead?

2019-04-16 Thread Chris Keating
In many ways yes - not that branding isnt important, but these two conversations are a great example of people engaging with the narrow questions that are easy to have a view on, and not the big, difficult questions. (Though also, there is nothing more interesting on the working group email lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-09 Thread Chris Keating
> At the occasion, we should also reconsider the expressions "chapter" > and "user group". > "Chapter" is more suitable for local divisions of a national > association. And "user group" sounds just like some group. We also > already have "user group" as a technical term in MediaWiki. > You may be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Resolution finalized. Next steps.

2019-04-06 Thread Chris Keating
Thank you, facilitators, for your hard work on this process! Chris (ASBS facilitator the last two times around) On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM Ad Huikeshoven wrote: > Hi all, > > The Election Facilitators met on Friday, April 5. We finalized the > resolution, which is now frozen.[1] The Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [strategy process] Fwd: I decided to leave the working group

2019-03-28 Thread Chris Keating
Hello, I just want to chime in here. Like Itzik I'm a working group member with a community and chapter background, unlike him I am not resigning :) I certainly identify with many of the frustrations he shares. Everything in the process is slow and that is very frustrating for those of us who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Foundation events team

2019-03-05 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks for the update Maggie and welcome Joel and Isabel! I just wanted to ask about this bit of your email: > this new Events > Team, which will be focused on convenorship -- a critical part of our > outreach and growth dynamic. I haven't heard the word "convenorship" before, could someone

[Wikimedia-l] Roles & Responsibilities working group - Short update

2019-02-28 Thread Chris Keating
d us by agreeing to share their views in this process to date, and happy reading! Yours, Chris Keating on behalf of the Roles & Responsibilities Working Group ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Gu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reducing stress and friction in interactions between WMF, affiliates, and community

2019-02-23 Thread Chris Keating
On this note, here's an essay I wrote along similar lines in 2016. I think things have improved significantly since then, but most of the observations are still true... https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:The_Land/Why_do_They_always_do_It_wrong On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7:01 PM Pine W wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changed plus next steps

2019-02-21 Thread Chris Keating
The way I'm making sense of the timeline is: Last summer the Board remembered that the ASBS was coming up (in among all their conversations about the strategy). Probably in July they discussed it for the first time and they asked AffCom to look at a way of including User Groups. At the November

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inisghts from a meeting with NGO representatives

2019-02-19 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Micru, How about documenting your insights on here. I know a number of people in the Roles & Responsibilities group have been reading with interest, thank you very much for sharing.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws

2019-02-07 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Maria, I wondered if there was any news about whether the Board had, in the end, adopted any of these proposals. I see that the ASBS process is now on the agenda for the Wikimedia Summit in late March. There is now not much time to figure out who is going to run this process and what the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions about proposed new Chapter agreement for Wikimedia Portugal

2019-01-28 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Gonçalo, Looks to me like someone in the WMF has decided that, given the recent challenges with WMPT, it's a good idea to create a chapter agreement that's somewhat more restrictive in terms of trademark usage and reporting as a way of mitigating any future problems the chapter might

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws

2018-12-08 Thread Chris Keating
Same here! TL:DR – This might not be a great idea, because it’s not what User Groups were designed for. And shouldn’t the WMF Board be thinking more broadly than this sort of fiddling round the edges? Chris Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Lane Rasberry Sent: 07 December 2018 17:13 To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Contents of annual reports from Wikimedia affiliate organizations

2018-11-29 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Pine, Standardising reporting across affiliates is an attractive-sounding idea in theory but turns out to be very difficult in practice. A few issues that spring to mind: - User Groups are meant to be a low-barrier-to-entry, lightweight form of affiliation. Basically you need 10 people and a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees July 2018 meeting minutes

2018-10-17 Thread Chris Keating
An interesting read! Thank you Charles (and indeed the Board) for a significantly more substantive set of minutes than has been the practice in the past - I don't know how recent that change is but it's very welcome Chris On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 9:36 PM Chuck Roslof wrote: > > Hi all, > > The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plea from Wikimedia Portugal

2018-10-11 Thread Chris Keating
I think there's a question to think about, about how the movement handles this kind of situation where there are evidently serious governance problems affecting an affiliate. There are some clear-cut situations (e.g. total inactivity) where the current de-recognition process can simply be

[Wikimedia-l] Movement strategy - some thoughts on issues to address

2018-10-06 Thread Chris Keating
Hello, I've just written a short essay on Meta about issues I think the Movement Strategy working groups ought to be thinking about. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:The_Land/Tensions_facing_movement_strategy tl:dr: Firstly, '''accountability''' and '''equality''' are both complicated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-29 Thread Chris Keating
America, Europe and Everywhere Else, which now seems to have been quietly abandoned (like... has it?) Thank you for engaging in this conversation, Chris On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 4:28 PM Andrew Lih wrote: > > On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 4:31 AM Chris Keating > wrote: > > > Hi Lodewijk, &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-29 Thread Chris Keating
rences, committee meetings, > strategy processes, consultations and side conferences. > > Lodewijk > > On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 5:36 AM Chris Keating > wrote: > > > > > So it seems that the main rationale for an annual Wikimania brought up > > in > > > > t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-28 Thread Chris Keating
> > So it seems that the main rationale for an annual Wikimania brought up in > > the 2016 meeting was that Wikimania was vital for movement governance and > > accountability. Which wasn't particularly stressed in the WMF's > > consultation, but I can see why that kind of issue was very fresh in >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-28 Thread Chris Keating
On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 1:10 PM Andrew Lih wrote: > > On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 3:40 AM Chris Keating > wrote: > > > So it seems that the main rationale for an annual Wikimania brought up in > > the 2016 meeting was that Wikimania was vital for movement governance and &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Proposals to Host Wikimania in 2020

2018-09-27 Thread Chris Keating
So it seems that the main rationale for an annual Wikimania brought up in the 2016 meeting was that Wikimania was vital for movement governance and accountability. Which wasn't particularly stressed in the WMF's consultation, but I can see why that kind of issue was very fresh in peoples' minds in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2019: New name, new concept, eligbility criteria

2018-09-26 Thread Chris Keating
I have so many questions. Is anything concrete planned to replace the learning and capacity-building work that used to happen at WMCON? (Or has the identification of capacity building as a strategic priority just resulted in the abandonment of the main capacity building event?) And why

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-23 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Paolo, In my experience Wikimedia staff are always just as committed and enthusiastic as volunteers - it's not a job anyone takes if all they care about is collecting their paycheque. :) But where I share some of your concern is with the balance of some of the working groups. Staff and board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Chris Keating
On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:23 AM Shlomi Fish wrote: > > Hi Itzik, > > > I do not oppose the LGBT movement, but please explain how an official support > of that falls under the global Wikimedia project's mission, and does not > dilute our policy of avoiding having a stance on issues that are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees participation in the Movement Strategy Process

2018-07-19 Thread Chris Keating
ar. > > > > > Which group focuses on information quality and accuracy? > > > > And which group focuses on information breadth and coverage? > If these are cross-cutting issues touching on many groups, where should > relevant input go? > > On Thu, Jul

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees participation in the Movement Strategy Process

2018-07-19 Thread Chris Keating
No-one seems to be particularly sure if the Advisory Board is still a thing or not. https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Advisory_Board is marked as historical and possibly inaccurate, and it hasn't been edited for about 7 years! Chris User:The Land On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 4:48 PM Craig Newmark

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France Governance review

2018-07-09 Thread Chris Keating
Congratulations to Wikimedia France for undertaking this review and publishing the results. I believe all of the 3 governance reviews are important reading for anyone involved with the WMF or any of the affiliates, and all have important lessons for the movement. It's interesting to note that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Chris Keating
Very diplomatic, Seddon! But... no. Seriously. Let's not pretend that having the WMF ED send a bunch of emails to Wikimedia donors about general US public policy issues is a remotely good idea. Chris On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hi James. > > Your suggestion is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update #4: Upcoming call for participation in Working Groups

2018-06-07 Thread Chris Keating
On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 2:31 PM, James Salsman wrote: > Oh, it's this discussion again. This is my favorite discussion. > Movement roles discussion is how we got the UK chapter recognized as a > charity capable of political lobbying. That was satisfying. > > Maybe we can get the letter to donors

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update #4: Upcoming call for participation in Working Groups

2018-06-07 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Katherine! Thanks for the update and look forward to the call for working groups. I don't know if anyone has considered where the boundary will lie between the different groups. For instance, "roles and responsibilities" strikes me as potentially having a big overlap with "resources" - given

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMCON18] WMCON18: Movement Strategy Track report has been published

2018-05-18 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Nicole and Cornelius. Great to see such clear documentation - it must have been a big challenge to synthesise such a lot of conversation. Also good to see some clear next steps on the implementation of the strategy, I was concerned it'd been going slowly over the winter. Chris On Thu, May

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Suspension of FDC grantmaking

2018-04-26 Thread Chris Keating
be sharing more information and updates on this mailing list and > on Meta and I look forward to your contribution to this process. In the > meantime, I hope that we can count on you for reviewing this current round > of FDC proposals > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Pro

[Wikimedia-l] Suspension of FDC grantmaking

2018-04-25 Thread Chris Keating
Hello, I read in a Facebook discussion about the Wikimedia Conference that the Annual Plan Grants are being paused (or stopped or suspended or something) shortly, presumably after the end of the Round 2 deliberations that are going on. Can't see any information about this on the list, or the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Time to simplify the Bureaucracy ?

2018-03-07 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Zubin, > As a rare newcomer to the Wikimedia project, I've been thinking of some of > the factors that seem to discourage me from contributing and one of the > primary ones seem to be the fact that the way the administration is > organized and rules enforced is often vague and unclear. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First content made for Wikipedia in space!

2017-11-29 Thread Chris Keating
Glad to see that the final frontier is falling to Wikipedia! Lovely blog post Andy. This reminds me that (entirely separately) there was an initiative to send copies of Wikipedia into space, does anyone know if that every happened? Chris Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Andy Mabbett Sent:

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

2017-11-20 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks FDC for your hard work on the recommendations, and It's great to see so many applicants earning full funding this time! Chris On 20 Nov 2017 5:43 pm, "Bishakha Datta" wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, > > The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) meets twice a year to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New Affiliations Committee appointments

2017-11-08 Thread Chris Keating
Congrats to Jack and Olushola! I am sure you will do a great job. Kirill – I know this last round of recruitment started some time ago (in June?) – do you expect the next round to run any more quickly? Regards, Chris Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Kirill Lokshin Sent: 08 November 2017

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-25 Thread Chris Keating
So will there be a broader discussion about the future of the Wikimedia Conference that's open to people who are not attending? I could certainly see a group of people in a conference hotel for a weekend deciding that they are a vital forum for important decisions about the future of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-24 Thread Chris Keating
I just want to add my 2p on this. I raised my eyebrows last year when so many people were invited to WMCON but I could see the rationale for one-off face-to-face strategy conversations. However I am concerned by the idea that WMCON is now turning into a large, standing,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-10-16 Thread Chris Keating
2017 at 11:14, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all and particularly the Elections Committee! > > I just wondered what is happening in terms of post-mortem on the elections. > There was a call for comments on Meta - is there any kind of active review

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-10-16 Thread Chris Keating
Hello all and particularly the Elections Committee! I just wondered what is happening in terms of post-mortem on the elections. There was a call for comments on Meta - is there any kind of active review by the Election Committee happening? I know in previous years the EC has often made extensive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-10 Thread Chris Keating
On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 1:44 AM, Erik Moeller wrote: > > I wouldn't call information from Wikimedia projects a "mush", but I > think it's a good term for the proprietary amalgamation of information > and data from many sources, often without any regard for the > reliability

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1617 Fundraising Report just published

2017-09-30 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Sam! And the whole fundraising team – the report makes very interesting reading, and the continued progress in raising more money from less-irritated donors is impressive. Regards, Chris Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Samuel Patton Sent: 29 September 2017 20:18 To: Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Emerging Communities: a proposed new definition

2017-09-29 Thread Chris Keating
> I would like to thank the Community Resources team for dropping the highly > discriminatory division into North and South and for proposing a more nuanced > approach. Indeed - this is a really useful step forward, and much more practical for the way our movement works. Plus we can now stop

[Wikimedia-l] FW: Mon départ

2017-09-02 Thread Chris Keating
her resignation inevitable and she feels she has achieved everything she possibly can with the organisation. (There is no mention of her leaving date or interirm arrangements) Regards, Chris Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Nathalie Martin Sent: 02 September 2017 11:00 To: M. Chris KEATING

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Scholarships for people whose visa were declined

2017-08-11 Thread Chris Keating
Sounds very sensible! Chris On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote: > Katherine Maher just announced at Wikimania 2017 that all scholarship > recipients who were unable to obtain a visa, will be automatically > granted a scholarship for Wikimania 2018. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimédia France

2017-08-04 Thread Chris Keating
> Interesting but: "The review, commissioned by Wikimedia UK..." exactly who? > Board, community, general assembly, group of members? > By the Board. The dynamics were different to the current situation with Wikimedia France, in that the Wikimedia UK Board at the time was not engaged in a big

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimédia France

2017-08-04 Thread Chris Keating
A few weeks ago I think I found a copy of WMFR's chapter agreement on a Wiki somewhere. I had the impression (maybe wrongly) that it renewed each January, and had to be cancelled by either party 3 months in advance if they did not wish to renew it. That puts the WMF's decision point somewhere in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on Wikimédia France

2017-08-03 Thread Chris Keating
> A few French wkipedians are not happy with the board and some of the > employees. They are about 25-30% of Wikimedia France members To be honest, 25-30% of WMFR members is quite a lot. And, don't forget, include roughly half of the Wikimedia France Board elected at the last General Assembly.

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-28 Thread Chris Keating
Forwarding on the worryingly sensible discussion of this "copyfraud" from the wikimediauk-l mailing list. -- Forwarded message -- From: Deryck Chan Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:53 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum To: UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediauk-l] Please welcome new chair for Wikimedia UK

2017-07-15 Thread Chris Keating
Congratulations Josie! And delighted to see that Wikimedia UK has its highest ever numbers of members and volunteers. :) Regards, Chris (former Wikimedia UK chair from back deep in the mists of time) On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 6:34 PM, Michael Maggs wrote: > Dear friends > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimédia France - informations sur la situation actuelle

2017-07-12 Thread Chris Keating
2017-07-12 1:34 GMT+01:00 Natacha Rault : > So this is the translated part stopping in may 2017 (recent developments not > included) I had a bit of spare time this morning so I've translated part of May (below). 4 May 2017 Explanation of the number of resignations from the

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimédia France - informations sur la situation actuelle

2017-07-11 Thread Chris Keating
Date: 2017-07-11 21:25 GMT+01:00 Subject: Wikimédia France - informations sur la situation actuelle To: "M. Chris KEATING" <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> Chers membres de Wikimédia France, Depuis plusieurs mois et particulièrement ces dernières semaines, quelques membres d

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014–16 audit of the WMF communications strategy

2017-07-07 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Robert, > > > > Simply highlighting the ~1 page of arguably controversial stuff in a 67 > > page document is also unlikely to be optimal, because it creates a biased > > and misleading impression of the whole document, and gives the impression > > (accurately or not) that one's main interest

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014–16 audit of the WMF communications strategy

2017-07-07 Thread Chris Keating
Hello Rogol, > > > > Whether the staff concerned feel it's a good use of their time to respond > > in detail on Meta or on this email list, who knows. There is always a > > judgement call to be made about what it's helpful for staff to spend > their > > time replying to. However, if I was in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014–16 audit of the WMF communications strategy

2017-07-07 Thread Chris Keating
Dear Rogol, On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > > 1: Surely the audit is of interest to those with whom the Foundation wishes > to communicate, which includes the donors, who are paying for it, and the > volunteers, whose work is being presented to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014–16 audit of the WMF communications strategy

2017-07-06 Thread Chris Keating
On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 8:24 PM, Leila Zia wrote: > Hi Andreas, > > On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > > > I found some of the audit's recommendations troubling, and have > summarised > > my concerns on the related talk page on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New bureau for the Board of Wikimédia France

2017-07-02 Thread Chris Keating
? Regards, Chris Keating On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Édouard Hue <edouard@wikimedia.fr> wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, > > This e-mail to let you know of some changes in the Board of trustees of > Wikimédia France. > > Our Chair, Émeric Vallespi, got elected as dep

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising pilot on Facebook

2017-06-30 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Sam! Very interesting to see the WMF dip its toe into the water of off-Wikipedia fundraising for small gifts for the first time. :) Out of interest are you planning to use Facebook's custom audiences tool to include (or possibly exclude) people who are already WMF donors? (And, more of a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Deutschland: Annual Report 2016

2017-06-06 Thread Chris Keating
> No, it means 15,000 new (paying) members of the association Wikimedia > Deutschland. > Just to be clear - these are basically donors, not volunteers, right? > > However, we also try to recruit new authors/editors via banner campaigns > and are running several of them throughout the year. If

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election

2017-05-21 Thread Chris Keating
Congratulations Maria, Dariusz, and James - I am sure you will do a great job for the movement over the next few years! I am proud and grateful to have had the support of 2,002 people, particularly because this is a palindrome. :) And thank you to all the other candidates, the elections

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL General Assembly meeting and Board elections 2017

2017-05-09 Thread Chris Keating
Yes, congratulations on your successful re-elections :) On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM, Isaac Olatunde wrote: > Congratulations to the new board. > > Regards, > > Isaac > > On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 5:01 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel < > it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-24 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Amir, I have a request and/or question. I've got the idea from "Incident report". > When things don't go as planned in servers, we write an incident report and > try to learn from lapses happened. Now my question is. Has something > similar done for chapters that get de-recognized? Do you want

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2017 versus movement strategy

2017-04-06 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Texaner, I don't think everything that WMCON is meant to be a secret! I expect/hope that we'll be hearing more about the WMCON strategy discussions quite soon - after all, WMF is being very proactive about communicating what's going on with the strategy. I can imagine that it takes a little

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 2 April 2017)

2017-04-04 Thread Chris Keating
> > > > Turned out that buried in my images from an editathon at Birmingham > Museum Collection Centre in 2015 there was an image of a pair of > inflated caterpillars. > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_pair_of_inflated_ > caterpillars.JPG > > This image (and the article about Inflated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-03 Thread Chris Keating
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:49 AM, Peter Southwood < peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > If the format was compiled before Trump was elected, then this argument is > either irrelevant or becomes that the foundation must avoid offending > politicians in power by changing public statements to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Chris Keating
So my 2p: The issue for me is the selection of topics more than the presentation of each topic. I'm not concerned that the document's written differently and with different standards of sourcing to a Wikipedia article. That's fairly natural. But selecting 2x refugees and climate change in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What is our impact and how do we measure it?

2017-02-23 Thread Chris Keating
Hi James, This paper suggests that Wikipedia has become more influential than a large > proportion of the peer reviewed literature: > > http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~xshuai/papers/jcdl240-shuai.pdf I am not sure that is the correct conclusion from the paper you mention. To quote the conclusion:

[Wikimedia-l] What is our impact and how do we measure it?

2017-02-22 Thread Chris Keating
Hi all, For a while now I've been thinking about different ways to define and measure the Wikimedia movement's impact. This started for me with various conversations about different iterations of the WMF's Global Metrics and different rounds of FDC bids, but it turns out to be wider than that.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks to everyone who's participated in WMHK and in particular everyone involved in Wikimania 2013! Thank you for your efforts and best wishes to those aiming to move things forwards again. On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Wong Rover wrote: > Hi all, > > On behalf of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Delegation of policy-making authority" resolution

2016-12-22 Thread Chris Keating
Personally I'd argue that WMF should only spend their (and everyone's) time and energy on consultation when it's a substantive issue. Chris On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Lodewijk wrote: > Hi Christophe, > > I'm afraid that does not answer my question. If it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Statement by Wikimedia Board on Healthy Community Culture, Inclusivity, and Safe Spaces

2016-12-09 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Christophe and Patrick - it's good to know both that the WMF views this as a serious issue, and to hear what is actually happening to tackle it! Chris On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 8:30 PM, Patrick Earley wrote: > I want to thank the Board for this letter, and for their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Store - Important Update

2016-12-08 Thread Chris Keating
> > Fulfillment partner: We will be migrating to a new fulfillment partner in > January. I wish the Wikimedia Store a safe flight and great success in its warm winter mating grounds! Chris ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-02 Thread Chris Keating
Also, > Speaking for myself, I would hesitate to devote an hour or similar of my > time to a feedback session run by the WMF. Partly, because I would want to > be compensated for that time; Looking at this list and many many other fora there is scarcely a shortage of free advice from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising Update - Big English Fundraiser

2016-12-02 Thread Chris Keating
On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:51 AM, Pete Forsyth wrote: > > > However, I think I may not have been clear enough about what I was > suggesting. (And I should note, I understand this is an unusual kind of > approach, that might not feel very "wiki-like" to many in our community;

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Agenda for the November 13, 2016 Board Meeting

2016-11-14 Thread Chris Keating
Since the board meeting has just happened, is now the right time to mention minutes? :) In the past the idea's been floated that something could be published shortly after the meeting - be it draft minutes, or informal notes, or some of the presentations. It would be really helpful to see

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board: Vacant appointed seats and Turnover (Was: Personal Update)

2016-11-06 Thread Chris Keating
I think I agree with Dariusz's proposed solution. I also hope that several of Dariusz, Maria, Alice and Guy are willing / able to be re-appointed or re-elected - the easiest solution to Board stability is people getting second terms on the Board. Chris On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 2:31 PM, James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Personal Update

2016-11-06 Thread Chris Keating
you take the very expansive definition of conflict of interest that you suggest. Chris On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 7:52 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com> wrote: > Chris Keating wrote: "Fortunately the Board isn't required to consider > whether hypothetically infuture some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Personal Update

2016-11-05 Thread Chris Keating
Fortunately the Board isn't required to consider whether hypothetically in future some other organisation's interests might conflict with the Foundation's: only whether in practice they do. (By the way, I am not surprised people read your original email as calling for Kelly to resign - it was the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 - 2016 Fundraising Report just published

2016-11-04 Thread Chris Keating
, as I just received an appeal email with a link to a form that was not really optimised to do either (generally speaking if someone is being asked for a £10 one-off gift, asking them for a £10 monthly gift doesn't get many monthly gifts) Chris On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Chris Keating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 - 2016 Fundraising Report just published

2016-10-20 Thread Chris Keating
I can understand that if there are countries with very small numbers of donors you wouldn't want to give country-by-country breakdowns. But national charities report on how much money they raise all the time without any legal barriers, so I doubt there can be barriers to WMF reporting by country

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community review for the 9th round of APG applications - we need your input!

2016-10-19 Thread Chris Keating
For anyone interested in the continuing conversation about "how to define impact in the Wikimedia movement", I have pulled together a table of the different metrics that APG requestors are proposing for their programmes. this is the first year that organisations have been asked to submit their own

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria) + opening WUG applications for Chapter and ThOrgs

2016-08-24 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Carlos - that seems a very clear explanation of where we are to me. Regards, Chris On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:35 PM, Carlos M. Colina wrote: > Hello Rogol, > > Let me try to clarify that. When the AffCom discussed with the board > liaisons whether we needed a new

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-23 Thread Chris Keating
> > To me the first thing that should change is rather than focusing on how to > bring down chapters we should be focusing on how to further improve and > promote the affiliate network, its as simple as saying Affcom can provide > x,y,z to help support the expansion of chapters, it also has a,b,c

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-22 Thread Chris Keating
status to know what they are meant to be working towards. Regards, Chris Keating User:The Land ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Uns

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] APG Progress Report: Learn about Wikidata and community-oriented software development

2016-07-27 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Nicole and everyone at WMDE for a very thorough report. One question - you say that 2017 funding for Wikidata has not been agreed with WMF. I wondered if anyone could let us know what's happening with this - is there a conversation progressing about it? Many thanks, Chris On 27 Jul 2016

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee

2016-07-21 Thread Chris Keating
Great news! Congratulations to the incoming Standing Election Committee and many thanks to the outgoing (non-standing; sitting?) one. (I will save the lengthy explanation of my favoured voting system for another occasion ;) ) Chris On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018?

2016-07-09 Thread Chris Keating
that the programme design process needs to be improved * There is in fact some dialogue between the Wikimania Committe, the WMF board, WMF staff, and the chapters Have I got that right? Thanks, Chris On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hoi, > > I

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania - annually, with South Africa in 2018?

2016-07-08 Thread Chris Keating
Hoi, I was interested to read the minutes of the most recent Wikimania Committee meeting, which decided that Wikimania will be held annually from now on, and that it will be in sub-Saharan Africa (effectively meaning South Africa) in 2018.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-29 Thread Chris Keating
> > Was the investment in pound sterling? > The pound has been going down steadily over the last year. > And now we have a steep drop due to Brexit. Am not speaking from a position of particular knowledge on this, but the way I read original the email was simply that income was held in some kind

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Direction] WMF Board of Trustees 2016 priorities

2016-06-28 Thread Chris Keating
Thanks Christophe! Just a quick question... > > The HR committee[2] will work toward that end, and the Board as whole is > ready to take any steps necessary to provide her, and the staff, with the > best environment possible. > [2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/HR_Committee Has the HR

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