Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-30 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 29/11/14 10:05, Lodewijk wrote: Thanks for the clarification. It's surprising to me that posting a bank account number could lead to fraud - the bank systems are supposed to be robust enough for that. My understanding is this is mostly a problem in the US, from what I heard from Garfield.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-28 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 28/11/14 23:49, Lodewijk wrote: maybe as a little background: Charles Andres, who you're responding to, is actually an employee of Wikimedia CH. Your response might still be valid - I can't judge that - but it sounds odd to me as a relative outsider :) Indeed, I think Patricia missed the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediach-l] red cross

2014-07-04 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 04/07/14 00:26, rupert THURNER wrote: did anybody of you already have contact with the red cross or the icrc? concerning wikipedia, offline, commons, maps, wikinews? would there be any topic interesting for a cooperation? Yes; one librarian from the ICRC photo department recently visited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-15 Thread Frédéric Schütz
Hi Erik, I personally like all these ideas a lot (and I also agree with most of the comments that have been made so far); in particular, the fact that you mention both the server and the client side (as well as other communities) is very appealing to me. Within Wikimedia CH, this is an idea that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 11/02/14 09:03, phoebe ayers wrote: Hi Phoebe, thanks for your answer ! It is indeed up to the WMF to decide the conditions a group must have achieved before being recognized as a chapter or thematic organization. However, this is an assessment at a given point in time. How the group

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-10 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 11/02/14 06:33, phoebe ayers wrote: I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization status. In a nutshell, the Board

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia CH has just hired two new directors

2013-09-05 Thread Frédéric Schütz
. In particular, it was determined that our president did not have to resign during the selection process. The main people taking part in the recruiting committee were Chantal Ebongué, Ilario Valdelli and Frédéric Schütz, who followed the entire process. Several other people from the board, the staff, our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the April 18-19, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-06-01 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 31/05/13 21:58, Stephen LaPorte wrote: The minutes of the WMF Board Meeting on April 18-19, 2013 have been approved and published: The meeting's agenda included: [...] I also see under Fundraising Agreements that Sue updated the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Survey, Feedback requested, and Office Hour

2012-09-14 Thread Frédéric Schütz
On 14/09/12 18:08, Jan-bart de Vreede wrote: 4) Doesn't every survey contain questions that don't apply to the whole responding audience? No, because the answer would not be terribly useful. In all surveys I have seen in my work life [statistics work -- I don't design much surveys myself,