Re: [Wikimedia-l] YouTube shooting and risk assessment

2018-04-06 Thread James Alexander
safe *James Alexander* Manager, Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 9:01 PM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > en:wp has a very good concept > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Don%27t_stuff_beans_up_your_nose > > > > > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Raju Narisetti to Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

2017-10-16 Thread James Alexander
Welcome Raju! *James Alexander* Manager, Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Biyanto Rebin < biyanto.re...@wikimedia.or.id> wrote: > Welcome to Wikimedia movements, Raju! > > Best regards from Indonesia, > > 2017-10-17 1:19 GMT+07:0

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

2017-05-20 Thread James Alexander
Forwarding to WM-l since the auto forward doesn't always work. -- Forwarded message - From: matanya moses Date: Sat, May 20, 2017 at 5:33 PM Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Join us for a conversation with Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee candidates

2017-05-06 Thread James Alexander
? > > Thanks. > On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:20 PM Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Thanks ElecComm, this is great to hear. SJ > > > > On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 9:07 PM, James Alexander < > jalexan...@wikimedia.org> > > wrote: > > &

[Wikimedia-l] Join us for a conversation with Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee candidates

2017-05-05 Thread James Alexander
to this list shortly before the event. I hope to see you all there! 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees 2. The event will be live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AhwrJ9qcgc once it starts. For the Election Committee, James Alexander Advisor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-16 Thread James Alexander
ently both Maggie) --> - Approval by General Counsel (currently Michelle) or designee. It then comes back to us to actually press the buttons. Global Bans (as well as Event Bans which are done via the same process) have been incredibly rare for that very reason, we don't take them lightly and go t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-16 Thread James Alexander
can make tracking of the issue much easier. The best spot on wiki is likely my meta talk page for ping purposes. While I can't think of a more specific tag on Phabricator that would work there is a Support & Safety project that would work perfectly and the whole team is subscribed :). *Jame

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Elections Committee members

2017-02-14 Thread James Alexander
/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee#Membership ) or email the application address: bec-newmemb...@lists.wikimedia.org James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 <(415)%20839-6885> @jamesofur On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:54 PM, Katie Chan <k...@ktcha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-14 Thread James Alexander
before hiring staff, along with the ongoing oversight from both their managers and SuSa, we believe this strikes the right balance. James *James Alexander* Manager, Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 1:48 PM Adrian Raddatz <ajradd...@gmail.com> wrote: > Not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF advanced permissions for employees

2017-02-14 Thread James Alexander
etter at “adding new” than “removing old.” A member of the team does annual audits of the data to ensure that defunct entries are removed and that everything else matches reality. The time for the next one is coming up. James *James Alexander* Manager, Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation P

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Danveg, and reminder about people in distress

2017-01-04 Thread James Alexander
n your IP) first to make usable information easiest to find. James Alexander *Manager, Trust & Safety* Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wik

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMF] Update regarding expiring Board terms

2016-12-23 Thread James Alexander
Thanks for the note Christophe and congratulations Alice! So happy to see you continue on the board! Thanks as well guy for being willing to provide your service these past 2 years! Good luck in the future! On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM Patricio Lorente wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment and blaming the victim

2016-06-05 Thread James Alexander
uot; or not a major problem right now is, at best, naive and could overall be very dangerous not only to our users but the projects as a whole. That does not, of course, mean we know the answer. In fact, we know we don't, it's what we're (all) trying to figure out. James Alexander Manager, Trust &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transparency: special WMF employee rights for Wikimedia projects

2016-06-03 Thread James Alexander
with as little access as possible. In the past everyone having one giant 'all rights staff group' made some sense but at the size the WMF is now I'm not sure it does. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What New Thing is WMF Doing w. Cookies, & Why is Legal Involved?

2016-05-01 Thread James Alexander
uring they follow the promises the org as a whole made). James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Legal IRC Office Hour starts in about three hours.

2016-04-19 Thread James Alexander
For those that weren't able to attend or want to re re-read the logs have been posted on meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2016-04-19 James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What can we learn

2016-04-13 Thread James Alexander
speak fully for what they would do in the end :). Also one of their duties is *"As needed, the Committee may assist with other duties as may be assigned by the Board or the Board Governance Committee." *so anything is possible :). James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-21 Thread James Alexander
or the project that is canceled etc. I imagine we all can think of projects that we think are more or less important but we don't necessarily think of the 'same' projects which makes that trade off discussion difficult (but important since we can't just continue to expand the bud

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-03-20 Thread James Alexander
out ways to help deal with that. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 11:06 AM, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Anytime a new linguistic group joins Wiki* we should expect a looong > Septembe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread James Alexander
for this position and for the foundation as a whole. I'm glad that we have a smart group of people helping to lead the org as we work to move forward. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Johan Jönsson &l

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

2016-03-05 Thread James Alexander
cial. That representation could possibly be to the board, to the > C-team or otherwise. Or are such structures already in existance (have been > in existance)? > > Lodewijk > > On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 9:51 PM, James Alexander <jameso...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >

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

2016-03-05 Thread James Alexander
A traditional union is also difficult, honestly, because of the nature of the WMF as an incredibly global organization. We are a huge mix of staff in SF from the US, staff in SF on Visas (I don't know if this matters), Full Time Equivalent contractors outside the US (and numerous different ways to

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Draft Strategy

2016-03-04 Thread James Alexander
April 1st, The Wikimedia Foundation’s draft annual plan will then be submitted for comment. 1, https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Strategy/Draft_WMF_Strategy Thank you again for your feedback earlier that led to this draft and for your comments in this stage, James Alexander Manager

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-27 Thread James Alexander
d publicly with one of their regular colleagues could very well scare away those colleagues and we don't want that. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-25 Thread James Alexander
Congrats Katy, the perfect choice :) James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Philippe Beaudette <phili...@beaudette.me> wrote: > Congrats to Katy. She will be an excellent person for this role. &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 5:23 PM, Denny Vrandecic wrote: > I disagree very much with Dariusz on this topic (as he knows). I must say I also disagree with you ;). That is not to say that a community council or membership structure of some sort might not be good (I

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

2016-02-20 Thread James Alexander
It is probably best for me not to get into a long count/counterpoint here but I couldn't avoid not responding at all. As Ori hinted at I hope that everyone can reflect on the idea of causation vs correlation . The fact that good

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

2016-02-20 Thread James Alexander
On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > It is important to do things in good timing, but it is even more important > to do things right (not just in decision-making - remember the VIsual > Editor?), not get easily swayed or lead by a crowd, think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Engagement office hour

2016-02-12 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:27 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > When one's available, would someone please post a link to the transcript? > > Anthony Cole Sure, Karen posted it on meta shortly after: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_201

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 Ombudsman Committee

2016-02-01 Thread James Alexander
Thanks Patrick for all your work on this and Congratulations to everyone coming on board! Thank you Thogo, PhilKnight, Avraham and Alhen for your work over the past years. I know I'll see you all around still :). James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting formula was Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-30 Thread James Alexander
y what was happening with James' seat. Now that that seems to be done I'm hoping to work with everyone over the next couple weeks to get it going. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ W

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread James Alexander
I will admit that if I knew I would likely not be wiling to say without talking to others first. However I will never lie and I can honestly say that I do not. On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 2:27 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi James Alexander, > > Thanks for writing here. As a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread James Alexander
Oh dear god everyone... [This is in general, not any specific person] I think everyone knows there are a lot of legitimate concerns to be concerned about and certainly Arnnon's actions at Google are legitimate for question however this whole "google is controlling the board/wmf" line of thought

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Paid Intern/Fellowship Opportunity

2016-01-05 Thread James Alexander
aren't taken unaware by that but if it's confusing I'm sure HR could look at changing job descriptions to make it clearer. James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote: > H

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation quarterly reviews for July-September 2015

2015-10-19 Thread James Alexander
community members) not subscribed (for the best, it would be an enormous amount of donor funds spent all combined with them reading it) it's also rarely a productive use of a thread to try and throw it in so many directions at once. That said, the high level comments seem perfect for the thread. James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Board nominees

2015-09-26 Thread James Alexander
obviously anyone who has some free time should feel free). James Alexander Manager Trust & Safety Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 5:14 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Welcome Boryana. (: > > Will you be able to come to WikiC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advanced Permissions

2015-09-24 Thread James Alexander
the time to fix and update everything but I actually have time set aside on my calendar on Monday to do that :). Sent from my iPhone James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 > On Sep 24, 2015, at 16:57, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Imminent block of access to Wikipedia in Russia

2015-08-24 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Lane Rasberry l...@bluerasberry.com wrote: I wonder if this is related to the recent blocking of reddit. http://www.vocativ.com/news/221534/the-story-behind-russias-reddit-shutdown/ Same law of course, but there doesn't appear to be a direct connection.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation quarterly reviews for April-June 2015

2015-07-19 Thread James Alexander
James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Jul 19, 2015, at 16:55, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hmm. It seems to me that having WMF create a policy for conduct that it imposes on non-WMF wikis would effectively be an office action https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Renewal of the Recognition to Wikisource Community User Group

2015-06-21 Thread James Alexander
) as an editor. I'm excited to see the user group continuing to move forward. Sent from my iPhone James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing staff changes at the WMF

2015-06-18 Thread James Alexander
immediately. Although we aim for full transparency, occasionally there are factors in place that mean we can’t be as transparent as we'd like in the moment. Thanks for understanding. James James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-BN] 10th year founding anniversary of Bengali Wikipedia

2015-06-07 Thread James Alexander
much work that has been done during those 10 years that it really is a marathon. Here's to 10, 20, 100+ more years :) Congrats! James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Ravishankar Ayyakkannu ravidre...@wikimedia.in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting system (was: Results of 2015 WMF Board elections)

2015-06-06 Thread James Alexander
[For the record I'm running the vote dumps now that should allow some of that analysis to be done by those interested. No exact promises on timing because while I'll send it out today it will take some time to approve for anonymization etc.] James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-06-04 Thread James Alexander
) could be eligible on not only a couple wikis but sometimes 100s of wikis and would be listed independently on each one. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-05-31 Thread James Alexander
A couple comments inline from a technical election process (not commenting on much of the rest not because I'm not interested but just for simplicity right now given other work :) ). James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-05-31 Thread James Alexander
for 2.58% of the total votes compared to less then 1% (.99%) of the whole electorate. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM, attolippip attolip...@gmail.com wrote: There were only 9 votes from Ukrainian community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the votes...

2015-05-31 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Ukraine has done great this year! Your work clearly paid off, currently 11.74% of the eligible users on ukWiki have voted (making it one of the highest % wikis, and the highest if you only count medium/large wikis

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the 2015 Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) election

2015-05-15 Thread James Alexander
in that part). The board candidates don't generally get seated officially until WIkimania for similar reasons as an example. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread James Alexander
reason of course, I'm just not sure it's necessary. (obviously not speaking for the committee or with my staff hat on though obviously, as Greg said, those roles influence me.. though most of it hasn't changed since long before I was staff) James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-28 Thread James Alexander
for change right now. When this conversation came back up it was broached whether we wanted to revisit and no one said expressed a desire to. Also as Greg said I think this is a good topic for a permanent election committee which I very much think should exist. James Alexander Community Advocacy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-28 Thread James Alexander
On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 2:43 PM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel it...@wikimedia.org.il wrote: Any response or input from the Election

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2015-04-23 Thread James Alexander
James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Pete, Philippe is on vacation, so I'm forwarding this to Rachel. Pine He pops in every once in a while during his break but while

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Design of BoT election banner

2015-04-22 Thread James Alexander
(this is actually smaller then many/most banners that are shown for non-fundraising purposes just brighter) and I think we came to a safe balance. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright status of the mobile application button icons?

2015-04-18 Thread James Alexander
The WMF Logos are now all or almost all released under cc-by-sa 3.0 now as well rather then All Rights Reserved. I think you should be fine but if you want to be double sure you can email tradema...@wikimedia.org with what you're thinking and they are very good at getting back to you. James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Denver that a departure from a role like this only allow you to take on different roles ;). Remember that a departure auto correct can be both a dangerous and wondrous thing. James Alexander Community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread James Alexander
:). Sent from my iPhone James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Apr 13, 2015, at 11:27, Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote: It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy times before even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access to Private Information Policy: How Long Will This Be Left a Question Mark?

2015-04-12 Thread James Alexander
on both the Legal and CA side are also some of the most over scheduled members of those teams during the past year and so the speed of advancement hasn't been what we'd like because other responsibilities had to take priority given that the existing policy was still in place. James Alexander Community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Q on the 2013 elections re voter breakdown

2015-04-06 Thread James Alexander
, if they were eligible, they went into one giant bucket. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info wrote: On 06/04/2015 18:14, Denny Vrandečić wrote: Hi, regarding the Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 60 Minutes episode link

2015-04-05 Thread James Alexander
Ivan: I think we were told the link should be without country restrictions. Do you get a 'not available in your country' type warning when you go? James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM, Ivan Martínez gala

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-13 Thread James Alexander
and the community that are even harder to heal then the current ones between the foundation and the community (which we most definitely need to heal). James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-12 Thread James Alexander
for translation etc. The base page is currently just a redirect until there was more to put there but could certainly get used. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-10 Thread James Alexander
Aye, I also only have anecdotal evidince at this point (from my father who has been messaging me and myself) but the comments I've seen in the american press have been 10:1 (higher on tech sites) with generally more thoughtful comments then usual and where there are critiques they are not bad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-13 Thread James Alexander
Yeah, it seems like they have the deed in a bunch of languages now but the actual full license is officially only in En,no and fi ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode#languages ) James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-13 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:05 PM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Yeah, it seems like they have the deed in a bunch of languages now but the actual full license is officially only in En,no and fi ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode#languages ) James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: It's the end

2014-12-19 Thread James Alexander
Also: We've actually had the DC Address for a couple years now, it's for a check processing service (Years ago they were processed by hand at the office but that took a lot longer and was no longer the most cost or time efficient way to do it). James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: It's the end

2014-12-19 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Brad Courcelles courcellesw...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps because that is the address they want people to use if they are mailing in a check for a donation? Obviously not in Fundraising so grain of salt but I think that's exactly the reason. If someone is using

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: P.S. Stephen, you are young and handsome, in fact rather dishy to my ageing eyes. Good for you. Keep in mind that your fellow volunteers might not have been born so lucky, and that being young and pretty all too soon passes into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-24 Thread James Alexander
This is an awesome idea Christophe! I'm only jealous that I'm not in France to take part (in the editing... editing... in no way do I want to be there mostly for the eating of course). Also, KissKissBankBank is an amazing name for a crowd funding site. James Alexander Legal and Community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-30 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 1:48 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: The license is clear, and wmf is an expert in these licenses . So a previous trademark is void in the respect where it restricts what is defined in the license? Rupert I'm sorry, I don't completely understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-29 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Allan J. Aguilar ral...@vmail.me wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA512 On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:15:17 -0500 Yana Welinder ywelin...@wikimedia.org wrote: To address Allan's question, this does not affect the trademark status of the logos as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-13 Thread James Alexander
to choose from rather then actually controlling their money. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-10 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Kirill, my understanding is that Affcom functions under the Legal department, much like the Individual Engagement Grants Committee functions under the Grantmaking department. Is that so, and if not, which department is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Damon Sicore office hours in 5 minutes

2014-10-09 Thread James Alexander
/Office_hours_2014-10-09 James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-06 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 5:12 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: A completely un deduped (and so is double+ counting anyone who is eligible on multiple wikis because of activity there) number is 207911 for 2013. Caveats: This number is quick and dirty and 'reasonable

[Wikimedia-l] Office Hours with VPE Damon Sicore - 9 October 2014 20:00 UTC / 13:00 PDT

2014-10-06 Thread James Alexander
and wikimedia-l]] James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
want too or to find someone else who is able too :(. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
at 5am but I will try to do this later today and get this number down. My guess is this is in the 10k range. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 4:36 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sun

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
be incredibly helpful to get the word out, but so far that does not seem very likely to be available by then. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread James Alexander
for it assuming someone else hasn't. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 1:35 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: It has to do with timezone preferences. All times in latest changes and in my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread James Alexander
. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Yeah, I can confirm this. It appears that when you turn on HHVM it forces the default time setting to be UTC, so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Underwater photos and videos / WMRS Microgrants 2014

2014-07-19 Thread James Alexander
I think if you are going to be releasing images or video you would be better using a Creative Commons license or similar. The RPL (like the GPL it's based on) is significantly more designed for source code and programs and the requirements make media much harder to reuse. James Alexander Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where did noboards go

2014-07-15 Thread James Alexander
Hi Erlend, Have you filed a request on bugzilla yet? That would generally be the right place for all technical config requests (or issues you run into). James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Erlend

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of volunteers. (Was: How many volunteers (not editors) ...?)

2014-07-01 Thread James Alexander
Is sysop supposed to be an on wiki sysop? James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:23 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Rjd0060 wrote: As for the Volunteer Coordinator, he was Cary Bass and left

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let Commons do what it knows best and use Wikidata for it and the rest

2014-06-17 Thread James Alexander
I believe they are generally supposed to be listed at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Non-free_content which looks relatively up to date, though it does not look like the resolution actually requires it. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Slide deck about Wikimedia?

2014-05-29 Thread James Alexander
I believe the list Sue is talking about (which has some nice presentations) is at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_room/WMF_Presentations James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM, Sue Gardner sgard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-05-21 Thread James Alexander
Thanks so much for the help with this Fæ! James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 10 May 2014 19:02, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: ... I'll take a look at Faebot keeping

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-05-14 Thread James Alexander
=5output=html James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 2:58 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 10 May 2014 19:02, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 21/04/2014, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread James Alexander
strongly encourage them, I think it behooves everyone to have a clear distinction between 'personal' and 'work' actions and the separate accounts help that significantly. I also think it helps in locking down access if they depart the foundation at some point. James James Alexander Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi James, On 21 Apr 2014, at 19:16, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Philippe and I have worked hard to try and make the 'staff' user group as it traditionally stands a very 'as needed' right and so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF FDC Proposal: we invite your participation

2014-04-06 Thread James Alexander
these emails or proposals in the way I described but I urge you look at them through others eyes. James Alexander User:Jamesofur On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 4:47 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Geoff, Would you please clarify which of the advocacy topics below, if any, are precluded

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Setting ticket prices

2014-03-26 Thread James Alexander
Just to be clear for the record, that was James Forrester, not James Alexander. Thanks Ben, As emufarmers points out (sorry, I would have earlier but gmail compresses this thread into the wikimania-l thread... I missed your email), but that wasn't me. I stand by my opinion (knowing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Setting ticket prices

2014-03-23 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.vewrote: Wait, are we in kindergarden? I think Rupert's email was sent off-list, so basically there is no need to bring it up to the list, regardless how related it is to the thread. Private discussions between two people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hotmail fatal bounces

2014-03-20 Thread James Alexander
/show_bug.cgi?id=62838. James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Richard Ames rich...@ames.id.au wrote: Hotmail has bounced many connections with a 'fatal' error code: 550 SC-004. This happened

[Wikimedia-l] Office Hours with Gayle Karen Young Thursday (March 13th) 19:00 UTC (noon PDT)

2014-03-11 Thread James Alexander
/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=20min=00sec=0day=13month=03year=2014 Webchat - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office Office hours James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-free images in collaborations

2014-03-10 Thread James Alexander
I'm confused about what you mean? The Wikivoyage logo for example is certainly marked as free https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikivoyage-logo.svg can you clarify? James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 6

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-09 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 1:49 AM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote: But we close wiki. We not set wiki read only. Why should we use another therm than the procedure is called? Because what we DO (no matter what we call it) is set it as Read Only, it is still 100% accessible you just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-09 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 3:24 AM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote: Is it *just *can't edit? I believe at least we can't create a new acc in there. Closing is more then setting read only. We should use proper therms instead of those that more understandable by noobs. --Base Well, then

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l archives

2014-02-24 Thread James Alexander
://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61792 James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Cornelius Kibelka jckibe...@gmail.comwrote: Hi, I can't access the supposed-to-be-public archive of wikimedia-l anymore ( http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread James Alexander
James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Feb 23, 2014, at 17:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org wrote: For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-31 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: We should be discussing the merits of individual candidates in the open. No... we should not. That would greatly hamper the board's ability to get good candidates. Most people who are already in a current job are not

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