This was brought up during the 4.0 drafting process, but it was
We also proposed renaming NC to "Commercial Rights Reserved" to make
it clearer what NC does, but that too had
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
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
> Thank you for this e-mail.
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:03 AM, George Herbert
> 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
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.
On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
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
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
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.
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:39 PM, Michael Snow wrote:
> Hello Arnnon,
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
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
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net 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.
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org 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.
This made my day. Thank you, Phoebe.
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote:
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
In general, I do think Wikimedia should do this.
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
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com 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,
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
For the Wikimedia board,
Wikimedia-l mailing list
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:
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
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
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote:
On 24 September 2012 21:20, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonav...@gmail.comwrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 3:33 AM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote:
It's funny, most organizations point to our community as am example of
On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org 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
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
June 6, 2012 is IPv6 Day ( http://www.worldipv6day.org/ ). 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
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Thomas Morton
On 17 May 2012 18:19, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com wrote:
It’s my pleasure to announce that James Forrester is joining our San
Francisco office as a Technical Product Analyst, supporting the
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
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