Re: [Wikimedia-l] New essay on the ambiguity of NC licenses

2020-07-11 Thread Kat Walsh
This was brought up during the 4.0 drafting process, but it was ultimately rejected: We also proposed renaming NC to "Commercial Rights Reserved" to make it clearer what NC does, but that too had

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

2016-07-13 Thread Kat Walsh
Geoff, I remember having the great pleasure of welcoming you to Wikimedia and helping introduce you to the culture and challenges of a very unusual organization, and later having the great pleasure of working with you as you served as a keystone of its leadership. It would be impossible to thank

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clarifications on 2014 Form 990

2016-06-07 Thread Kat Walsh
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 6:50 PM, MZMcBride wrote: > Patricio Lorente wrote: >>We’ve heard your questions and want to address them broadly, as well as >>provide more information about the breakdown of Sue’s compensation during >>this time. > > Thank you for this e-mail. > >>One

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Kat Walsh
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:03 AM, George Herbert wrote: > One phrase I see used quite often is "sometimes we need to break a few eggs." > For those who are not native american english speakers, this is referring to > the need to move beyond shifting things around into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-10 Thread Kat Walsh
Luis, I am very sorry to see you depart, and not only because I accept the blame for the introduction. :-) Thanks for everything you brought to WMF; I look forward to our continued path-crossing in the future. -Kat On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Luis Villa wrote: > Hi,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Advisory board

2016-01-28 Thread Kat Walsh
The advisory board basically never gets used as a group (and IMO it wouldn't really make sense to). In my experience, people named to the list fill one of a few functions: 1. Big Names who don't have the time to commit to being on the board or are otherwise unsuited to being one of the main

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Kat Walsh
Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message from Arnnon Geshuri to the Wikimedia Community

2016-01-27 Thread Kat Walsh
I was considering whether to comment again on this thread, but with this message I do not have to; I think it lays everything out sensitively and thoughtfully, and I agree with everything in it. -Kat On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:39 PM, Michael Snow wrote: > Hello Arnnon,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-08 Thread Kat Walsh
I wish the best for the new board, and for the movement. But I am troubled to learn of this. I have always welcomed the appointed seats on the board--in my experience they brought useful perspectives and experience with their view from the outside, and I don't expect them all to begin their

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

2015-02-13 Thread Kat Walsh
I guess I am in as good a place as any to try to answer this question (and I'm speaking only for myself, here). I think only the barest sliver of the organization needs to exist for the licenses to exist--that is, someone willing to carry on the name and core mission, even if the org can't itself

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

2015-02-12 Thread Kat Walsh
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Michael Peel wrote: According to the footer at: CC-BY-SA 4.0 is currently available in 34 languages/language variants: [...] This is just the deeds, not the license text itself. -Kat Thanks,

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

2015-02-12 Thread Kat Walsh
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Luis Villa wrote: CC 4 is still only in two (three?) languages (Kat may want to weigh in?) so it is premature for us to move, I think. But I'm optimistic we'll see traction in that area soon, and then we can have a movement discussion.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 10 years of wikimedia-l

2014-04-17 Thread Kat Walsh
This made my day. Thank you, Phoebe. -Kat On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM, phoebe ayers wrote: Hello everyone! So, to change the subject entirely, I just discovered that this is the 10 year anniversary of foundation-l/wikimedia-l! Foundation-l was founded in April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-15 Thread Kat Walsh
In general, I do think Wikimedia should do this. Briefly: Wikimedia is in an extremely fortunate position: it can raise all the money it needs from many small donors, and can expect to be able to do so continually into the future. This is partially because it is a great thing that many people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Planned school curriculum by MPAA

2013-09-25 Thread Kat Walsh
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM, David Gerard wrote: [...] I suggest we see if WMF commenting, possibly in a blog post or similar, would help avert such anti-sharing foolishness I doubt it would avert it,

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

2013-03-27 Thread Kat Walsh
I'm not sure it could be any easier to write this message, but I'm not sure it could be any harder either. It is a great privilege to be able to say, as she is moving on, that this is not a sign of any trouble or strain between Sue and the board, or any sign of trouble at Wikimedia. It would be

[Wikimedia-l] Outcome of Wikimedia board discussion on the Chapters Association

2013-02-04 Thread Kat Walsh
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Kat Walsh
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard wrote: Killed himself. - d. Oh, Aaron. I remember meeting him, after reading some of his writing, and being surprised to find the person behind the mental voice, introverted and

[Wikimedia-l] Thanking Matt Halprin

2012-10-27 Thread Kat Walsh
At this point, as his term will finish in December and this is his last meeting as a member of the board, I would like to thank Matt Halprin for all of his work with the Wikimedia Board of Trustees. Over the past three years, Matt has contributed greatly to our organization, bringing with him a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (semi-OT) Open access catastrophic for Elsevier

2012-09-25 Thread Kat Walsh
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Risker wrote: On 24 September 2012 21:20, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonav...@gmail.comwrote: On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 3:33 AM, Samuel Klein wrote: It's funny, most organizations point to our community as am example of how

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [cc-community] CC 4.0 and the GNU GPL

2012-06-18 Thread Kat Walsh
On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Anthony wrote: Forwarding this from the CC-licenses list.  The WMF should explore what impact, if any, one-way CC-BY-SA to GPL compatibility would have on WMF projects.  Is anyone at the WMF talking to CC/FSF about this? I've been paying

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-02 Thread Kat Walsh
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Erik Moeller wrote: Hi all, June 6, 2012 is IPv6 Day ( ). The goal of this global event is to move more ISPs, equipment manufacturers and web services to permanent adoption of IPv6. We're planning to do limited

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread Kat Walsh
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Thomas Morton wrote: On 17 May 2012 18:19, Chris Keating wrote: It’s my pleasure to announce that James Forrester is joining our San Francisco office as a Technical Product Analyst, supporting the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Creative Commons 4.0 draft--please help answer questions about attribution!

2012-05-11 Thread Kat Walsh
As has been posted here before, CC is working on version 4.0 of their licenses--in case you haven't seen it, the public draft is up in several different formats at Right now their focus is on attribution, and they are asking several specific questions