Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread Gayle Karen Young
I know this isn't easy - not on the Board, not on the senior staff, not on the staff, and not on Lila. I'm so sorry and sad for all of us where this has come to, and there is an enormous amount of goodwill and skill in supporting the board in moving forward and doing the thorough planning it needs

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-19 Thread Gayle Karen Young
I know, Dan, and your commitment and willingness to look at what is amazing and holding WMF together, your personal decision to seek ways out of a victim mentality and looking forward, is also absolutely critical right now. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Also, +1 to Ori. On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:16 PM, Gayle Karen Young <gayleka...@gmail.com> wrote: > People will leave despite how much they love a place, its mission, and its > volunteers at the point it becomes too painful for them to stay. And no one > can make that decision

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Gayle Karen Young
People will leave despite how much they love a place, its mission, and its volunteers at the point it becomes too painful for them to stay. And no one can make that decision for them. While the support of one's colleagues goes a very long way, it is necessary but not sufficient. I have been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Well-Tempered Clavier

2015-03-20 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Listening to this right now with joy. Thanks! On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM, Ricordisamoa ricordisa...@openmailbox.org wrote: Il 20/03/2015 14:39, Amir E. Aharoni ha scritto: My personal thanks to the people who develop Pywikibot, thanks to which uploading 48 huge files to Commons was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing interim COO

2015-03-18 Thread Gayle Karen Young
issues, people, or diversity issues in the movement, I’ll be a happy volunteer. The road goes ever on and on. Live long and prosper. Gayle Karen Young gayleka...@gmail.com Gayle Karen Young gayleka...@gmail.com | 415.310.8416 On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Lila Tretikov l

[Wikimedia-l] WaPo Wikipedia's 'complicated' relationship with net neutrality

2014-12-01 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Hi folks, Hope those of you in the US have had a lovely holiday weekend. I'm getting caught up and it’s been interesting to read the discussion this article has prompted -- as this thread has made clear, there’s a lot to discuss, and people have passionate feelings about the issue. I'm learning

[Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-22 Thread Gayle Karen Young
* Hi folks! I felt like Sue did a nice job earlier of responding in an earlier thread of http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-May/125807.html, but here’s my response as well. Wikimedia Foundation wiki has always been uniquely governed among the family of Wikimedia wikis, with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Hello folks, So... I caught bits of this while I was on layover between plane flights, so I've had time to have the multiple reactions that one has (nothing like an 11-hour flight to think about a situation). I've had time to feel defensive, insulted, opened, humbled, curious, thoughtful,

[Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-20 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Hi Pine! *We overtly recruit outside of SF. I think our latest hire was from Texas! Last year 23% were remote employees, and that percentage has increased to 31% this year. Of that 31%, 17% live abroad. **As of February 2013, 27% of staff is female, 28% minority, 34% are foreign nationals, and

[Wikimedia-l] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2013-02-17 Thread Gayle Karen Young
To respond in brief on the m|Oppenheim hire to support us administratively on this search, board searches are incredibly time and resource intensive, and need to be handled with a great deal of sensitivity. We already have a great many interested parties, so the task needs to include screening

[Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz Community Impact

2013-01-14 Thread Gayle Karen Young
*I sent this to the staff list and am sending it to wikimedia-l now as well. I didn’t know Aaron Swartz, but many friends and colleagues that I respect and admire were influenced and impacted, by both his life and death. I’m sad for those who knew him, and I carry the sense that the world is a

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: IRC Office Hours

2012-12-26 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Hello! I'll be doing an open office hours on IRC at #wikimedia-office on January 28th. I'll talk about my first full year at WMF, and answer any questions to the degree that I'm able to about current HR practices and where I see the trajectory of needs for the coming year. I'm looking forward to