Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland – Transition Team and Interim Executive Director

2014-07-22 Thread Itzik Edri
Thank you Tim for the update, and good luck Jan and WMDE with the transition. I know Jan and I'm sure he will do great work in the meanwhile. And also, huge thanks Pavel for your huge contribution to movement and to chapter in general! Good luck as well on your next role. On Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-ambassadors] Deprecating print-on-demand functionality

2014-07-15 Thread Itzik Edri
Any plans also to improve this module and make it work well also in Hebrew (and maybe other RTL languages)? On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Erik Moeller wrote: On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Luca Martinelli wrote: so the Book Creator will still

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiknic reports and photos

2014-07-07 Thread Itzik Edri
We also hosted Wiknic last Friday (to celebrate HEWP 11th anniversary): On Mon, Jul 7, 2014

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Israel received the Roaring Lion Award for the Hebrew Wikipedia 10th anniversary PR

2014-07-04 Thread Itzik Edri
-TOL8lyru7oHvoufnWtED I wish to thank all the volunteers who take part making this happen, to the Wikimedia Israel team, and to Gidoen Amichay who supported and helped lead the Channel 2 cooperation. *Regards,Itzik Edri* Chairperson and Spokesperson, Wikimedia Israel +972-(0)-54-5878078 | http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-23 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi Geni, I wonder when was the last time you, or any other person who responded till now requested his government to make a public statement - in any issue, not only related to this issue, and the government so quickly done that, exactly as he way them to do so - without a long process which

[Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-22 Thread Itzik Edri
The story continues. WMIL uploaded a letter from the Ministry of Justice, addressed to the Commons Community, which confirm that the government don't have interest on this photos. And not surprising, he was deleted from Commoms by the same person who deleted all the photos so far:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lets delete everything from commons (was The tragedy of Commons)

2014-06-22 Thread Itzik Edri
With all the good faith, and even with the good connections of WMIL with the Israeli government - lets don't forget this it is still, a government, and it is not kind of lets ask them and they will do it just because we are Wikimedia Commons issue. It was hard enough to explain them the ridiculous

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

2014-06-02 Thread Itzik Edri
I want to join and say also, thank you Sue! Jan-Bart already mentioned your huge contribution to the movement, but I want to add one more thing: I know many professional managers. But to find people who are great mangers in a big organizations who are also warm and hearty for other, who don't put

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC recommendation round 2 announced

2014-05-24 Thread Itzik Edri
+1 I want to join Jat-Bart and thanks the FDC for the great work they did again. I'm also happy to see improvement in the process and to see that this round the FDC published more detailed feedback of their recommendations. I found their feedback of the WMF proposal as a very mature and

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel been accepted to the Google Grants program

2014-05-05 Thread Itzik Edri
in Tel Aviv (Hackathons and community meet-ups). P.S. Happy 66th Israel's Independence Day! *Regards,Itzik Edri* Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel +972-(0)-54-5878078 | Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Affiliations Committee leadership

2014-04-11 Thread Itzik Edri
Congratulation Carlos! WMIL are proud of you! And thank you Bence for your long commitment till now! On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Bence Damokos wrote: Hi all, It is with great pleasure that I can announce today that the Affiliations Committee has appointed Carlos

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania Budget (related to chapters and WMF)

2014-04-03 Thread Itzik Edri
[cross-posting] -- Forwarded message -- From: Itzik Edri Date: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM Subject: Re: Wikimania Budget (related to chapters and WMF) To: Wikimania general list (open subscription) Hi, We are soon gonna meet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-04-02 Thread Itzik Edri
forward. Might be a worthy discussion topic in Berlin. Steve Zhang President - Wikimedia Australia On 02/04/2014 9:27 am, Itzik Edri wrote: Sorry Nicole, but I'm unhappy with your answer. You are right, engagement on other topics is needed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

2014-04-02 Thread Itzik Edri
What the purpose of this discussion? The program committee already scheduled a session about the future of the WMCON. And as we are a week before, and I believe it's too late to cancel flights and hotels booking, nothing will probably going to be changed, even if there will be consensus about the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-04-01 Thread Itzik Edri
Sorry Nicole, but I'm unhappy with your answer. You are right, engagement on other topics is needed, but this is not means people don't have the right to ask questions and raise concerns. We didn't have this discussions last year, as none of the chapter sent more then 2+1. There were few people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Goodbye as the German president of the Dutch chapter

2014-03-31 Thread Itzik Edri
Thank you Ziko for your huge contribution to WMNL, to the chapters, and to the movement in general. בהצלחה (Good luck) on whatever you going to do next. On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Dear colleagues, collaborators and friends of free knowledge,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-03-31 Thread Itzik Edri
I don't think the costs are the issue here, neither if there is streaming or not (and I don't think we need to have one. It's WMCconf, not Wikimania). But we have strict rule - two representatives, 3 if you have ED. I also saw that some chapters have more than that, and I really don't know why.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-03-31 Thread Itzik Edri
This is totally surprise for me. I checked the last years participation lists, and none of the chapters sent more than 2+1 representatives. The idea all this years was very simple: to keep the conference small as possible in order to have effective discussions, and to allow all the chapter to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Itzik Edri
Allow me first to congratulate Frank. I think he is a great choice and already proved how much he capable to do amazing things, so I have a great hopes in this new organizations. Saying that and moving to talk about the organization and the process, and not about the person, this grant and

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

2014-02-11 Thread Itzik Edri
What I can say about this new-old not surprising decision? When WMDE posted their feedback about the FDC, the responses from the board/fdc was wait, we want to finish 2 years cycle and then talk about the it. Of course it didn't stopped the WMF, before having such a discussion, to decide and limit

[Wikimedia-l] A call to Wikimedia Israel's community to come home

2014-02-03 Thread Itzik Edri
society, as it has in recent years, and even more. With best wishes, Wikimedia Israel Board -- Forwarded message -- From: Itzik Edri Date: 2014-02-03 Subject: קריאה למתנדבי ויקימדיה ישראל לעשות לביתנו To: ויקימדיה ישראל חברים

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL Board members withdraw from international activities

2014-02-03 Thread Itzik Edri
instead of insulted, because it is an obviously poor outcome if an institution receives two hundred thousand dollars of donor money and is so upset that it announces it is all but exiting the international community. 2014-02-03 Itzik Edri Hello, Wikimedia Israel board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Extensive feedback from WMDE to the FDC process

2014-01-15 Thread Itzik Edri
Thank you Pavel and WMDE board, this is indeed a great constructive feedback and I strongly agree with most of the your arguments and concerns. Itzik WMIL On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:36 PM, Pavel Richter Hello everybody, I have just posted an extensive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Most viewed articles of 2013, across languages

2014-01-01 Thread Itzik Edri
And as I wrote on ComCom, this data can be (easy) opportunity for chapters to get a great press cover by sending the list (and short analytics) to reports in their country. Here is the press cover WMIL got yesterday:,7340,L-4471585,00.html

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-12-07 Thread Itzik Edri
Error: TinyURL redirects to a TinyURL. :) On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Erik Zachte wrote: Here is notice that this issue has been resolved. A few days ago Christian Aistleitner patched webstatscollector to filter bogus requests. After that I patched the raw data

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel elected new external board members

2013-12-04 Thread Itzik Edri
force in the organizational development of WMIL and a great contribution to the movement in general. Regards, Itzik Edri Chairperson ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC deliberations being hosted at WMF from October 17 - 21

2013-11-15 Thread Itzik Edri
Thanks Anasuya for this update and I wish the FDC and the FDC's staff good luck in this demanding process. Will Sue, Stephen, Frank and Asaf presentations will be shared with the community also? On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.orgwrote: tl;dr The FDC is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Annual Plan for 2013-14

2013-11-09 Thread Itzik Edri
Very clear and well design annual plan. Great work WMDC! On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 3:48 AM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: Hello everyone, Wikimedia DC has released its Annual Plan for 2013-14. The plan can be found on our wiki at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-11-06 Thread Itzik Edri
There is no one from the Maldives who want to bid maybe? :) I'm ok also with Hawaii On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: Whilst we are at Sealand Principality... a head up... We now have received five (5) candidacies. Good ones. Which is great.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-03 Thread Itzik Edri
/Progress_report_form/Q2#I_would_like_to_response_to_some_of_the_points_you_raised Regards, Itzik Edri Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 3:47 AM, Sue Gardner wrote: Hi folks, As you know, in July 2012 the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees asked me to set up

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Funds Dissemination Committee: Report on first year of operations

2013-10-03 Thread Itzik Edri
/Annual_report_on_the_Funds_Dissemination_Committee_process_2012-2013#I_would_like_to_response_to_some_of_the_points_you_raised Itzik On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM, Itzik Edri wrote: Hi Sue, Thanks for this great and detailed report. Although that I thinks it was worth to publish it a month before this current FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Welcome to Nathalie, our new ED

2013-10-02 Thread Itzik Edri
בהצלחה! (Good luck) Nathalie! We will be happy to hear little more about you (past experience, and others funny things :)) Itzik On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Christophe Henner wrote: Hi everyone, We have the great pleasure to announce Nathalie Martin is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-17 Thread Itzik Edri
I singed up. I'll be happy to help with the Location committee. On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Balázs Viczián wrote: would be nice to learn more about the programme committee; who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia DC Q3 2012-13 Activity Report

2013-09-08 Thread Itzik Edri
Great design and a great report. Thank you Kirill On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 3:17 AM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: Hello everyone, Wikimedia DC has now published its activity report for the third quarter of the 2012-13 fiscal year. The report is available on our wiki

[Wikimedia-l] הודעה על מינוי מתאמת פעילות

2013-08-03 Thread Itzik Edri
שלום חברים, קודם כל הרשו לי להתנצל על אי הזמינות שלי לחלקכם בזמן האחרון. בחיים הפרטיים, העסקיים, וגם בחיי העמותה, אני נמצא תחת עומס גדול (חלקו גם נובע מהעדכון הבא) ואני מנסה לתמרן בין כל המחוייבויות. במהלך השבת ניסתי להשיב לכל האימיילים הפתוחים, אם לא התייחסתי עד כה לנושא פתוח שהעלתם - בבקשה

Re: [Wikimedia-l] הודעה על מינוי מתאמת פעילות

2013-08-03 Thread Itzik Edri
ED. And welcome to the Wikimedia universe, Michal. Looking forward to working with you. Cheers, Nicole 2013/8/3 Itzik Edri שלום חברים, קודם כל הרשו לי להתנצל על אי הזמינות שלי לחלקכם בזמן האחרון. בחיים הפרטיים, העסקיים, וגם בחיי העמותה, אני נמצא תחת עומס גדול

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kicking-off the Chapters Dialogue project

2013-07-22 Thread Itzik Edri
Great work Nicole and good luck with this project. I hopes that every chapter will do his best to support this project by interviewing, and share ideas, needs and goals. Itzik On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.dewrote: Dear Wikimedia friends, we are now

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-16 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi Garfield, I must say I'm surprised from the new requirements. Eligible entities of last year now need to send by 15 September documents about 2012 - a year that is totally unrelated to the FDC process that started only this year? Why it been decided only now? We are not hiding a thing, but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2013/2014 budget again (m/Oppenheim on YouTube)

2013-07-07 Thread Itzik Edri
Garfield. any new with releasing the AP? Itzik On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:08 AM, Garfield Byrd wrote: SJ: As we may be very close to having a Board of Trustee approved budget, I suggest we wait until we can release the full Annual Plan document on July 1, so that there

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-14 Thread Itzik Edri
Bence, I appreciate AffCom work, and everyone of the the committee volunteers that doing a great job. But I really don't like the excuse of sticking to WMF's policy. Without having to start discussing the WMF's policy, I think AffCom should be mature enough to adopt a similar policy behavior as

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

2013-05-11 Thread Itzik Edri
Can we please give time to the Foundation to response and express their side before everyone starts to attack them? I think we had enough of that on Internal-l. After the first response, or at least 24h, I will understand everyone feelings about that. (And right now I'm also don't agree or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-30 Thread Itzik Edri
for volunteer earlier this year not very many people responded. Greetings Ting Am 4/30/2013 12:57 AM, schrieb Risker: On 29 April 2013 18:48, Asaf Bartov wrote: On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 2:37 AM, Itzik Edri wrote: I agree. We should limit it to only

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-28 Thread Itzik Edri
I agree. We should limit it to only community members, or to give equal right to everyone. Asaf, you right, but we are talking also about the FDC elections. a processes where we are not granting chapters and others organizations the right to vote but granting to the WMF. Giving only WMF staff,

[Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-27 Thread Itzik Edri
As you know, the Wikimedia Foundation elections is approaching. As always, the voters will be the community, developers, current board member and.. WMF staff and contractors. Nothing changed. same as two years ago. But I wonder - we had this policy when the chapters and others recognized

[Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-09 Thread Itzik Edri
can't understand Hebrew, it will not really change a lot for you :) (We will launch the English version in the next few weeks): Regards, Itzik Edri WMIL Chairman ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Video] WMMX Puebla's Edit-a-thon

2013-04-03 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi Salvador, thanks for sharing this video with us. Looks great. Who was the videographer? with which camera? On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Salvador A wrote: Hi folks! I just wanna share with you a nice video made by one of our cultural partners (Atrolabio). Is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement *please read*

2013-03-28 Thread Itzik Edri
As others have wrote, it is still not a farewell email. But there is no doubt that Sue, despite past disagreements we had, is an asset to the foundation and our movement. And it's going to be a very big challenge to find someone who will replace her. I'll wait with the real farewell email :)

[Wikimedia-l] בקשה למרואיין

2013-03-11 Thread Itzik Edri
כתב מעיתון מוביל מבקש לדבר עם מישהו על בן הטבע. מישהו מעוניין? -- Forwarded message -- To: הי איציק, בהמשך לשיחתנו, אני מעוניין לדבר עם עורך שהיה שם מימיה הראשונים של ויקיפדיה העברית, ומכיר מקרוב את יהודה בלו, שערך בעבר תחת השם בן הטבע לפני שהושעה

Re: [Wikimedia-l] בקשה למרואיין

2013-03-11 Thread Itzik Edri
Oops. Just noticed that I sent this email to Wikimedia-L instead of WMIL mailing list. Sorry! :) 2013/3/11 Manuel Schneider מצטער, אני לא מדבר עברית. מנואל Am 11.03.2013 14:36, schrieb Itzik Edri: כתב מעיתון מוביל מבקש לדבר עם מישהו על בן הטבע. מישהו

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-09 Thread Itzik Edri
+1 to what Liam wrote and the disagreement. What about the uses of the W graphic mark? it is also forbidden? The restrictions refer to individuals uses or also partnerships projects by chapters? Itzik On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 3:46 AM, Liam Wyatt wrote: Thanks for posting a

[Wikimedia-l] WMIL general assembly and board elections

2013-03-04 Thread Itzik Edri
to its board: 1. Itzik Edri (Chairman, Spokesman) (reelected to board, new chairman) 2. Shani Evenstine (reelected) 3. Lior Golgher 4. Yael Meron (Secretary) 5. Yan Nasonov The general assembly also selected two new audit committee members: 1. Oved Cohen (reelected) 2. Ido Ivri *** Yan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Chapters] Question: Plans for the Wikimedia conference in Milan

2013-03-02 Thread Itzik Edri
If we arranging something, I'll be happy if we could do it on the day before the conference and not after. (1) from a personal reason, can't stay after (2) because it make sense to hold a meeting and to get into conclusion before we meeting the others and not after On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2012 Picture of the Year

2013-02-23 Thread Itzik Edri
Just want to congratulate and thanks everyone who been part of the committee this year. Last year I criticized the long process and the fact that we published the winners only in the middle of the year. This year the announcement came kind of the beginning of the year. So good job! On Fri, Feb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Loading remote resources on Wikimedia wikis

2013-02-08 Thread Itzik Edri
What about to embed Youtube in Privacy mode? On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM, MZMcBride wrote: Hi. As I understand it, loading remote resources on Wikimedia wikis (such as

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] Israeli Government to Release its images under a free license for public use

2012-12-18 Thread Itzik Edri
cross-posting -- Forwarded message -- From: Tomer Ashur Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM Subject: [Internal-l] Israeli Government to Release its images under a free license for public use To: Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising updates?

2012-12-15 Thread Itzik Edri
answer detailed questions while we're busy still running the campaign. Zack On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Itzik Edri wrote: Indeed, a good start, that I already checked. The statistics shows only WMF data. Last year we had google docs file that the chapters shared

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising updates?

2012-12-13 Thread Itzik Edri
team did some interesting changes this year, which will be interesting to know their performances. Itzik. 2012/12/13 Till Mletzko and: Till Am 13.12.2012 15:12, schrieb Theo10011: On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Itzik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia España patrocina el VII Concurso Universitario de Software Libre

2012-11-18 Thread Itzik Edri
Short translation in English will be recommended. - Sent from my mobile device On Nov 18, 2012 11:07 PM, Lucien leGrey wrote: Wikimedia España es uno de los patrocinadores del VII Concurso Universitario de Software Libre Este

[Wikimedia-l] FDC Recommendations

2012-11-15 Thread Itzik Edri
Finally they are here... ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transparency about Wikimania costs

2012-10-12 Thread Itzik Edri
The venue was given by the municipality as part of their sponsorship. The chapters just gave scholarships in 2011, not financial support. Itzik - Sent from my mobile device On Oct 12, 2012 3:07 PM, Delirium wrote: On 10/12/12 12:40 AM, Itzik Edri wrote: Just want

[Wikimedia-l] WMF core and non core expenses

2012-10-08 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi, As agreed, the WMF is also sending their non-core program to the FDC approval, you can see their proposal here: But I'm asking myself, that's all what we consider as non-core? I didn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project

2012-09-28 Thread Itzik Edri
I didn't know WMF have so many domains :) On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Thanks Philippe, just as clarification: do I understand correctly that people can only suggest names that are either owned by the WMF or they are willing to invest money to

[Wikimedia-l] Transparency about Wikimania costs

2012-09-21 Thread Itzik Edri
Hi, Jessie started to work on a page that shown breakdown of the scholarships given in 2012, by the WMF and the chapters - and the cost. I think it's great, but we need to share much more information about how much Wikimania cost to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No internet censorship in Hong Kong

2012-05-10 Thread Itzik Edri
+1. I totally agree with Nathan. On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:49 AM, Nathan wrote: This is a similar argument to those made against Egypt or Israel etc. It's a facile and false notion that holding Wikimania in a particular city is an implicit political endorsement for the