Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation elections committee: Call for volunteers

2020-01-12 Thread Henry Wood
Joe, I think this call might fairly be described as too little too late. Firstly, you describe the votes being held on a regular cycle. So there's no reason for delaying this call until 10 January with a closing date of 19 January (one working week). Secondly, the first meeting is to be held in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Brief request for advice about "What's making you happy this week?"

2019-11-25 Thread Henry Wood
>I don't know sending such emails of limited number of good > news cherry-picked by mostly one person all the time to hundreds of > wikimedians across the globe with very wide range of interests would be a > good idea. Leading inevitably to the question -- what postings to this list would be good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Greener travel and the ethics of carbon offset for Wikimedia community events

2019-10-12 Thread Henry Wood
Mike > Paying for carbon offsets does not further Wikimedia’s goals. Not directly, any more than paying for petrol or aviation fuel does. If you regard it as part of the cost of travel, and that travel does indeed further the Foundation's goals, then it seems reasonable to pay for it. Henry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission now accepting nominations for 2020

2019-10-11 Thread Henry Wood
> Just noting in passing that, technically, the Ombudsman Commission formally > reports to the WMF Board of Trustees, which has in turn delegated the > ongoing management and responsibility for the commission to the WMF Trust & > Safety Department. So the Ombudsman Commission is managed by a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-10 Thread Henry Wood
Risker > I've never created a Wikidata profile about anyone, not even someone who is > widely known. I did not say you had. I said that the common view on the projects you support is that the consent of the person written about is not necessary and that volunteers have a right to create that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-09 Thread Henry Wood
Risker > I'm pretty shocked at this idea; in fact, if someone created a Wikidata > profile about me, I'd have it taken down under applicable legislation. ... and yet you are an energetic volunteer for projects that assert the right to do that to other people? Henry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-03 Thread Henry Wood
Pine What exactly do you suggest that you or the rest of us could actually do with a "better understanding" of these issues? Without taking any position on whether there is some form of stress, is it likely to be anything other than exacerbated by exposing it in public, with no real prospect of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How does Wikimedia handle non-US requests for user information?

2019-10-02 Thread Henry Wood
As a follow-up, it would be helpful for those community members in the EU to know how the Foundation handles GDPR requests. Henry On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 07:29, David Gerard wrote: > > https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_user_information_procedures_%26_guidelines > > What do you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Henry Wood
Paulo, There is nothing more for us to do, since community input closed on the 15 September. The community will next be consulted on the implementation of the recommendations after they are finally agreed. Henry On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 18:08, Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > > " A second iteration

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation joins the global climate strike

2019-09-23 Thread Henry Wood
Surely it doesn't really matter who within the organisation is racking up the CO2? More important is the fact that the Foundation acknowleges itself responsible for about 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emission. At an offset price around $100/tonne, presumably we may expect that as an interim measure, WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-19 Thread Henry Wood
Ad, On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 20:27, Ad Huikeshoven wrote: > > tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the > Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 That's nice, but the mission of the Foundation is to help everyone share in the sum of all knowledge, and people who have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-19 Thread Henry Wood
Joseph I saw no criticism of a named individual, but of the Foundation. With nearly three hundred employees and a budget of a hundred million dollars, when the Foundation commits to sending a representative to a meeting, it may reasonably be expected to have the resources to deliver on that