Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Update on Branding

2020-06-22 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Gnangarra I find your request for Nat to resign uncalled for…. and not in the least because of the common misconception you have with regards to the role of Board members of the Wikimedia Foundation. Quoting from the excellent Wikimedia Board Handbook(1) "WMF is an entrusted steward

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board Update on Branding

2020-06-22 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to make this an easier option or gauge feedback in another way. by pausing or restarting the community consultation process in a different way. Thanks again for your efforts. Jan-Bart de Vreede PS: I am thinking of making a standard disclaimer under my emails on topics such as these: During my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of the Affiliate Selected Board Seats voting

2019-06-13 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All Thanks to the election committee for facilitating this election, and all those who voted. And as Pierre said: thanks to all those who put their name forward, it is a lot of work and involves a lot of responsibility. Congrats to Nataliia and Shani! And thank you so much to Christophe for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 call for Board Governance Committee Volunteer and Advisory members [results]

2016-08-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Great news, thank you so much for all of you for volunteering and to the board for taking a novel approach to having more external expertise involved :) Thank you Natalia! Jan-Bart > On 16 Aug 2016, at 15:47, Nataliia Tymkiv wrote: > > Dear all, > > I am honestly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] With my thanks to everyone ...

2016-07-17 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Geoff What can I say that others have not said earlier in this thread… Well… perhaps that you were a Rock(star) during my tenure as (vice-)chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Relying on you to give sound advice was one of the easiest decisions I ever made. You have shaped many of our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-25 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congratulations to Katherine for being an incredible positive force and make a great impression in such a short time as Interim! A well deserved reward :) I have all the confidence that you are able to motivate those around you (and in our community) to perform at their best, work together and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
both! Jan-Bart de Vreede On 23 June 2016 at 23:43:41, Johan Jönsson (jjons...@wikimedia.org) wrote: > Thank you both, Patricio and Alice. > > //Johan Jönsson > -- > Den 23 juni 2016 6:02 em skrev "Patricio Lorente" < > patricio.lore...@gmail.com>: > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome Delphine Ménard as WMF's Annual Plan Grants Program Officer

2016-06-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Of course this is likely to change once your children are old enough to run the approvals process… which could be a year or two away ;) Congrats Delphine! Jan-Bart > On 22 Jun 2016, at 00:06, Arne Klempert wrote: > > On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Ting Chen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate Selected Board Seats - Result

2016-05-10 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Congratulations to the winners! So happy to see that the board will profit from your insights. And yes: thanks to all those who helped make the process possible or made themselves available to be a candidate :) Regards Jan-Bart > On 09 May 2016, at 16:11, Chris Keating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-07 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
list about board composition, we >>> seem to almost ignore the fact that two long time veterans are leaving the >>> Wikimedia Foundation board, as scheduled. Jan-Bart de Vreede and Stu West >>> have been around longer than many regular editors nowadays, and I think >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Does Foundation have 3rd party standing against Harald Bischoff?

2015-07-27 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Pine ( All) I think that the statement “there is no harm” in asking the Foundation/chapter staff (legal or otherwise) to do something is not always true. Every request has at least an “opportunity cost” (meaning there is something else that cannot be done). When there are situations when

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of WikiWomen's User Group

2015-07-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congratulations ! Jan-Bart On 19 Jul 2015, at 06:24, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve wrote: Dear all, I am pleased and honoured to announce on behalf of the Affiliations Committe the recognition [1] of a new member of the family of Wikimedia affiliates: The WikiWomen's User

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Chair and Vice Chair positions

2015-07-16 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
on their new position and wish them success in the challenges facing them. Jan-Bart de Vreede Wikimedia Board of Trustees ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Questions for Board QA

2015-07-09 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
#Please_Submit_Questions_for_Board_Q.26A https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard Thanks! Jan-Bart de Vreede PS: In order to avoid confusion I feel that it is useful to point out the “Role of the Board” so that people are reminded of what we are responsible for. You can find this at: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changing our volunteer structure at Wikimedia UK

2015-06-05 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All, Despite Fae’s attempt to derail the conversation and make this all about him (which I am guessing it isn’t) I would like to applaud this initiative. I hope that in the coming months you can keep us all up to date on your experiences. All of the movement entities are struggling to find

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Results of 2015 WMF Board elections

2015-06-05 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
the candidates involved and somehow benefit from your expertise in the future :) Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation On 06 Jun 2015, at 01:14, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings, The certified results of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board election: we have such good candidates

2015-05-26 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi David I could not agree more. I think that in general we have a great pool of talent, not just in the board candidates, but also in the FDC pool. Having attended the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin it was great to meet the volunteers from all the different affiliates and similarly: there is

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

2015-04-14 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Dear Erik, Not sure where to begin :( Because words cannot begin how important your contribution to Wikimedia so far has been. When I started on the board in 2007 you were a little impatient with your new fellow board member for simply “not getting it” (fair comment, some would argue that 8

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-08 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Thank you so much for this tribute. My condolences to you and all others who admired and loved him. Jan-Bart On 05 Mar 2015, at 16:07, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Wikimedians all over the world, One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-20 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
conversations in the board have been great and as you can see from this thread, you will be sorely missed. I hope that your health issues will be behind you soon and that you will be able to dance with/around us soon :) Best Wishes Jan-Bart de Vreede On 19 Feb 2015, at 23:20, Anasuya Sengupta asengu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Its not goodbye, but au revoir

2015-01-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to facilitate a good transition within WMDE says a lot about your incredible character and dedication to our goals! Very happy to hear that its not a goodbye, and hope to see your impact in the next challenge you choose to take on! Thank you! Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] November 21, 2014 minutes of the Board of Trustees

2015-01-16 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
of them all. Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation On 16 Jan 2015, at 16:55, Stephen LaPorte slapo...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, At the request of the Board of Trustees, I have posted the minutes of the November 21, 2014 meeting in San Francisco

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising in the Netherlands; informing the donors

2014-12-08 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Another minor correction with a large impact. The first 60 euro, or 1% of your gross income, (crude translation of Drempelinkomen, but it will do for the sake of the argument), whichever is higher, does not count as deductible... Realistically this means that for people donating any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Au Revoir from WMUK CEO

2014-11-11 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
are all happy to hear that you will still be a volunteer, and hopefully our paths will cross in the future. Best wishes for your next challenge! Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees On 11 Nov 2014, at 10:10, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: With some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Access by Wikimedia volunteers to WMF records about them

2014-08-22 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to Fae To: Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org Cc: legal le...@wikimedia.org, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org Dear Lila, The Wikimedia Foundation keeps information such as management summaries about me, which have never been shared with me. [Redacted example material] Could you

[Wikimedia-l] Board statement on the Media Viewer roll out

2014-08-14 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
the space to do so. She has our full support and confidence as she tackles this tough challenge. On behalf of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https

[Wikimedia-l] Board Meeting Update

2014-08-08 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
and me, which will become vacant at the end of 2015. Secondly we have appointed the two officer positions as follows for the coming fiscal year Chair - Jan-Bart de Vreede Vice-Chair - Patricio Lorente The foundation has a great opportunity to grow under the guidance of our new Executive

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Agenda Board Meeting 67 august

2014-07-31 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
commit that all written questions left on the above page will be answered in some online way if we do not get to them during the QA. This might take a few weeks but it will happen. Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Board of Trustees

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Disclosure amendment to the Terms of Use

2014-06-17 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Nemo ( others) I know of at least one non english project that has implemented a much stronger stance against paid contributions Their are two possibilities when specific projects discuss if they need to have their own policy on this topic a) If all participants of the project agree on

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

2014-06-01 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to ensure that there was both stability within our organisation and a great succesor. Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees ___ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine's anniversary

2014-05-31 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Indeed, congratulations on achieving these milestones! It is great to know that even in these turbulent times you are managing to reach new goals and have a positive effect! Sometimes in the bigger picture these seem like small steps, but they are important steps for us as a movement and

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

2014-05-24 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
with the FDC Advisory Group. Also thanks to all those who have participated in the public discussions on the different proposals, it is what makes us truly unique as an organisation! Thank you, Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees On 24 May 2014, at 15:51, Dariusz Jemielniak dar

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-01 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
of m/Oppenheim for helping us with it, and I ask you to please join me in extending a warm welcome to Lila Tretikov, our new ED. Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees ___ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list

[Wikimedia-l] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-01 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All FYI Jan-Bart Begin forwarded message: From: Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org Subject: Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED Date: 1 May 2014 20:15:04 GMT+2 To: wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org Dear fellow community members, On behalf

[Wikimedia-l] Agenda Board of Trustees Spring Meeting

2014-04-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to undisclosed paid editing and we will spend a significant amount of time in an executive session thinking about different aspects of our board and its role in different processes of the movement. We will also be reflecting on the Wikimedia Conference 2014, where 6 board members were present. Jan-Bart de

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board Wikimedia Nederland

2014-04-08 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi, It is the season for new boards apparently :) Frans: congratulations on the new challenge and looking forward to seeing you in Berlin. As always: thanks to all those who volunteer their time to serve on the board! Jan-Bart On 07 Apr 2014, at 22:26, Frans Grijzenhout fr...@wikimedia.nl

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Italia has a new board

2014-04-07 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Congratulations and thank you to all those involved for volunteering their time! Jan-Bart On 06 Apr 2014, at 15:25, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, yesterday April 6th, 2014, in Florence at The Impact Hub Wikimedia Italia held his general assembly which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fuck the community, who cares

2014-04-07 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
this person to resign or be publicly shamed? Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees PS: whenever Christophe speaks I would be likely to cheer, only to realise minutes later… “What the #(*$ did I just agree with?” ;) On 07 Apr 2014, at 13:54, Christophe Henner christophe.hen

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

2014-04-02 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
participation throughout the years and that there are also familiar faces, and its great to see them both) I am grateful to the German Chapter for hosting us this year, and also to all the volunteers who are willing to donate their time to participate. Looking forward to seeing you all next week! Jan-Bart

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

2014-03-31 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
am assuming that you are not going anywhere and that we will see you on the projects or maybe in some other volunteer role in the future. Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees PS: I do not envy your successor for having to fill your role during “speech time”. I enjoyed every

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2014-03-20 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
for you, which is of course not the case (because they really only need one person to be their manager :) In this case: thank you both for pointing out this post and someone within the Foundation will undoubtedly come back with some response in the coming period. Jan-Bart de Vreede On 20 Mar

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

2014-02-11 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
is a complicated and bureaucratic process that should be avoided. And this is something that can not be decided globally. This is true. But to be clear, its not the possible “bureaucratic” aspect which concerns us greatly (as I mentioned above). Frédéric Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Agenda Board meeting 31st of January/1st February posted

2014-01-31 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard My apologies for the delay in posting which occurred due to technical difficulties on my end. Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list

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

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees On 18 Jan 2014, at 06:58, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Hi. Is there a community consultation period built in to the selection process for a new Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director? If not, should there be? In trying to figure out

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

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
the candidate that is up to the challenge and opportunity that we as a unique movement have to offer. This was always an option, and we would have liked to have found someone in the first round, but it wasn’t to be. Jan-Bart de Vreede On 18 Jan 2014, at 11:08, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com

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

2014-01-21 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
members are appointed by (s)elected members and the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation. Jan-Bart On 21 Jan 2014, at 15:57, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Thanks for getting back to me. Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: There is no community consultation period in the selection proces. It's

[Wikimedia-l] Update Transition Team on Meta

2013-12-10 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All I just posted a substantial update at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Executive_Director_Transition_Team/Update_9_December Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

2013-11-22 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All, The board will meet this Sunday and Monday for its “Fall” board meeting in San Francisco. You can find the tentative agenda at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Agenda_November_24-25_2013_Board_Meeting Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Wikimedia Board

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

2013-10-03 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Nathalie, I am happy that the time has finally arrived that you are starting :) I wish you the best in your new challenge and I was glad to meet you in Hong Kong! Congrats to WMFR! Jan-Bart On 01 Oct 2013, at 16:34, Christophe Henner christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr wrote: Hi everyone,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board agenda for Hong Kong meeting

2013-08-05 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
, thats all. Jan-Bart de Vreede Vice Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees On Aug 6, 2013, at 2:27 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Geoff Brigham, 05/08/2013 16:26: == Thursday, August 8, 2013 == * Welcoming the newly elected trustees [...] So the new trustees enter in office

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board agenda for Hong Kong meeting

2013-08-05 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Its a bit early in jet lag time , that should of course Kat will be an observer on the SECOND day :) Jan-Bart On Aug 6, 2013, at 9:10 AM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi No, they are observers on the first day and will be present. Just like Kat will be an observer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Lodewijk, I would be happy to attend any roundtable on that topic, or other topic on that level. I just do NOT have the time to get it on the agenda. In other words: if you send me anywhere on fri/sat/sun I will turn up :) To you and others: As usual: please feel free to find me walking

[Wikimedia-l] Draft ED Job Description Online

2013-05-17 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
document :) Along with other members of the transition team I will be available to discuss this this weekend. Thanks Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair ED Transition Team ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] Ting's resignation, Thank you for five great years

2013-05-05 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
years! Jan-Bart de Vreede Vice Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

[Wikimedia-l] Update ED Transition Team pages

2013-05-02 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
to add more information (such as the choice we made with regards to the Search firm that will assist us) in the coming week. Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Executive Director Transition Team ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-30 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Deryck, On Apr 29, 2013, at 10:25 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk wrote: But you say we … We refers to WMHK I assume, but did you do this after a discussion with the Grants Programme, or did you decide this on your own? I work for the non-profit sector, and there is not way

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-30 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Florence On Apr 30, 2013, at 1:12 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Le 4/30/13 12:04 AM, Nathan a écrit : It's not logical to assume that because the WMF has funds it should in some way equitably distribute those funds around the world. What happens to the idea

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
P. S. again, internal-l discussions that should be public. Damn. Agreed, I am not on Internal either… Jan-Bart [1] http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/wmconf2013-fdc-process Tom -- Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom) A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hello Everyone I was an observer on the first round of the FDC, Patricio was the observer of the recent round of FDC requests so he will probably be able to tell you more on the specific details. But in general I have been (and still am) extremely impressed with the level of scrutiny AND the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey So while I really regret your decision and hope that you will reconsider I would like to ask you something. Or, ironically, putting together a reallocation grant. Here's another hen-and-egg problem for you all. We saw little value in settling the remaining funds from the 2010-11 grants

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Markus, I am not sure but I have the feeling that WMHK is free to apply for a Grant once they are in compliance with the terms of the earlier grant? But I am out of my depth here, probably someone like Asaf could inform us better… And I was happy that the chapters are setting up peer review

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Letter of Intent process and schedule for 2013-14

2013-04-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Milos, I am sorry I don't understand the remarks completely… can you tell me a little bit more about what you are referring to? Jan-Bart On Apr 18, 2013, at 11:09 AM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: It would be very useful to express the current state of the FDC in emails like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CFAAA+CALEA vs. SOPA+PIPA: the amortization

2013-04-13 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
(and aware of this) and I assume that Garfield has much better things to do, but I guess if Sue wants to sound time on this, she will get back to you. Kind regards, Jan-Bart de Vreede On Apr 13, 2013, at 5:03 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Garfield, Would you please

[Wikimedia-l] Transition team update

2013-04-01 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hello Everyone, With a little help from TheHelpfulOne we have made a start with the Meta pages for the transition team. The central page is located at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ED_Transition_Team Feel free to browse and comment/suggest! Jan-Bart de Vreede Chair Transition Team

[Wikimedia-l] reminder: Office Hours at 11PST, 6PM UTC

2013-03-30 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Sue and I will be having office hours in a few hours to answer questions on her decision and the Transition Team and the next steps. (Europeans: please note that different implementations of daylight savings time has made the current difference between PST and CET 8 hours rather than 9!)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-27 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congratulations! Jan-Bart On Mar 27, 2013, at 9:26 PM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:

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

2013-03-27 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
. To that end, Sue and I will be having office hours this Saturday, 30 of March, at 11AM PST [6PM UTC]. Or, we can talk on this list. Jan-Bart de Vreede Vice Chair Wikimedia Board of Trustees On Mar 27, 2013, at 11:04 PM, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello Wikimedia community members

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Markus Glaser is elected Chair of the Wikimedia Chapters Association Council

2013-03-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Congratulations! I look forward to a continuation of the more practical and transparent approach that the Chapters Association has been taking in the past month (and thanks Fae and the rest for starting that). I enjoyed exchanging some ideas with you in London! I hope to see that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero wins!

2013-03-13 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congrats to all! Jan-Bart On Mar 13, 2013, at 2:28 AM, Kul Wadhwa kwad...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hey all, Wikipedia Zero just won the Activism Award @ SXSW! A big thanks to all of you for keeping knowledge free for EVERYONE! -- Kul Wadhwa Head of Mobile Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-07 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi james, (renamed thread to not distract from NDA discussion) Your concerns have been noted, several times. But I do want to make sure you (and everyone else) realise that there is no FACT like the one that you mention. fact that the Foundation's policy of paying below market salary

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-25 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Ziko No actually we did not agree on that. We agreed that there were several reasons that chapters might not join the Chapters Association. Again: i do not know all the specifics and cannot give you the arguments for the chapters that did not join, but some certainly voiced a reluctance to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-24 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All, Not to be incredibly mean about this, but how about giving a vote to all chapters approved by the AffCom, rather than just the members? I know you are looking at the membership model and trying to see if it will work for you, but this sort of limits your options and perpetuates the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-24 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
wrote: If chapters won't to be involved, why don't they join? I don't think there is even a plan to charge membership fees yet, so what have they got to lose? On Feb 25, 2013 12:35 AM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi All, Not to be incredibly mean about this, but how

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-22 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey So my 2 cents I do consider the chapters to be an integral part of the community. Some of our community members prefer to work individually and some prefer to work together. Some things can be done by individuals and some things require organisations like chapters or thematic

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

2013-02-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: Snipping a bunch for simplicities sake On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: I simply don't agree. a) Chapters are part of the community b) Whenever a vote comes up for an appointed seat that seat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
yeah, I was going to suggest the same thing, why make a different list with different membership? Jan-Bart (personally agreeing with mike's personal viewpoint… please don't take it personally) On Feb 19, 2013, at 9:09 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: On 19 Feb 2013,

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
enough to some degree?) (and to be fair: at this point, with all the experience I have within the movement I would want to see most of these decisions researched before committing to a point of view) Jan-Bart On Feb 18, 2013, at 9:19 AM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Jan-Bart de

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
believe is worth studying. And I do think sometimes to have an external consultancy can help us to diminish our own bias. ;) Tom On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi Sounded like good intervention, thanks for reminding me :) Truth

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
. You may agree or not with this strategy, but there is no way to lift doubts about the fairness of such appointment and obtain a clean cut legitimacy from such premises. Cheers. Le 18/02/2013 09:52, Jan-Bart de Vreede a écrit : Hi Sounded like good intervention, thanks for reminding me

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
and obtain a clean cut legitimacy from such premises. I don't understand what you are trying to say or imply? Jan-Bart On Feb 18, 2013, at 3:30 PM, cyrano cyrano.faw...@gmail.com wrote: Jan-Bart, can you be more specific? Cheers Le 18/02/2013 10:55, Jan-Bart de Vreede a écrit : Hey I

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
#Roles_and_responsibilities Jan-Bart Le 18/02/2013 14:14, Jan-Bart de Vreede a écrit : yes: this bit: I don't think it's about childish beliefs about evil. Money has a real influence, conflicts of interests are a real thing, and opacity at any stage allow abuses. It has been shown countless times

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Nemo, I seriously have no idea what you are talking about. I looked at the talk page and could not find a hint. In what way is the board manual a highly misleading link? Jan-Bart On Feb 18, 2013, at 9:41 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Jan-Bart de Vreede, 18/02/2013

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey (have cut some items to focus on main points) On Feb 18, 2013, at 11:22 PM, cyrano cyrano.faw...@gmail.com wrote: if there is a divergence you can (s)elect different people for those five seats. The appointed seats are intended to help add specific skills/expertise to the board to

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

2013-02-18 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
link is: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_board_manual#Roles_and_responsibilities Risker/Anne On 19 February 2013 01:52, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Hey Nemo, I seriously have no idea what you are talking about. I looked at the talk page

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

2013-02-17 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
that you think we should ask: feel free to suggest them here :) Regards Jan-Bart de Vreede Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation On Feb 18, 2013, at 5:16 AM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Samuel Klein wrote: ... The person we find this time will also be through our community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-16 Thread Jan-bart de Vreede
lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: Hi, From the arguments, I had a hard time to understand why some organizations got so much less than they requested, and some got every single dollar. I assume more detailed arguments will follow? Kind regards, Lodewijk 2012/11/15 Jan-Bart de Vreede

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-15 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Everyone Rather than repeat everything I would like to point you to a blog post created earlier today. http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/11/15/fdc-process-milestone-sharing-wikimedia-movement-funds/ I do want to take the opportunity to once again thank all those involved in this first round,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-15 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey Thomas, I think I can take this one. I think that the FDC has expressed that its up to the WCA to determine its own financing model, while at the same time indicating that the membership fees model might not be the optimal solution for this, and that there are better ways) At the same

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-15 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
every single dollar. I assume more detailed arguments will follow? Kind regards, Lodewijk 2012/11/15 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org Hi Everyone Rather than repeat everything I would like to point you to a blog post created earlier today. http://blog.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The new narrowed focus by WMF: conflicts of interest

2012-10-27 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi, So just as a note from me personally (as a individual WMF Trustee member). What I think is the general idea is that 1) Sue formulates her thoughts on meta rather than privately 2) This is influenced by the public discussion on meta 3) She wraps up at a certain point 4) and sends her final

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC members

2012-09-16 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi All, I would also like to add my thanks to the FDC advisory committee for helping us get started and Anasuya Sengupta and her WMF team for all the interviews and all the hard work getting this organized! I am looking forward to a good first year in which we can help great things happen and

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

2012-09-14 Thread Jan-bart de Vreede
:14 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: Hey So I might have missed some mails on this thread (perhaps because they were not posted on this public list) but I highly doubt that Sue perform surveys that do not have a real-world impact on our operations. I know that the results of the previous

[Wikimedia-l] commons promotion

2012-09-13 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
create awareness amongst a group we have not typically targeted before… (or has this already been done?) Jan-Bart de Vreede (obviously representing just his own point of view here) ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] commons promotion

2012-09-13 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
from people like them who shoot when they visit a monument or a museum orsimply when they walk in the street. And they can easely become a WP photographer. Some of our volonteers have already this idea in mind. So we just have to be bold. :) Thierry 2012/9/13 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre

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

2012-09-12 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hey So I might have missed some mails on this thread (perhaps because they were not posted on this public list) but I highly doubt that Sue perform surveys that do not have a real-world impact on our operations. I know that the results of the previous surveys were used in several discussions

[Wikimedia-l] Short list FDC / Ombudsman Candidates on Meta

2012-09-02 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
in the selection process so far :) The next steps for the final selection process are also outlined on the Meta page. Jan-Bart de Vreede Vice Chair Board of Trustees Wikimedia Foundation ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2013: Hong Kong

2012-05-02 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congratulations to the winning bid ! Its amazing to see all the hard work all the cities put in their bids! And a thanks to James and all the jury members for once again going through an intensive process to reach a decision! Jan-Bart On 3 mei 2012, at 01:52, James Forrester

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

2012-04-10 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
On 10 apr. 2012, at 14:31, Thomas Dalton wrote: On 10 April 2012 13:25, Christophe Henner christophe.hen...@gmail.com wrote: Here is my understanding of the goal of this committee, but I might be wrong. The board defined the broader lines of the committee, but did not tackled the