Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Katie Chan
 to transition
interim responsibilities starting February 8th. A C-level Transition
Team of Jaime Villagomez, Amanda Keton, and Robyn Arville, our two
board officers and chief people leader, will take up key
responsibilities and decision making around planning, community, and
people, and work closely with the broader C-team and VP leadership
cohort.
  * I’ll spend the next three months supporting the Foundation in
readying itself for a transition. I’ll spend February preparing with
this group and other organizational and community leaders on
movement strategy and institutional knowledge transfer, sharing
lessons learned, and supporting the organization in developing the
next year’s strategic plan.
  * I look forward to celebrating with you in March and April!

I'll be around for a bit, so feel free to reach out, and after that, 
I'll see you on the wikis!


Cheers,
Katherine

[1] https://viewcrestadvisors.com/ <https://viewcrestadvisors.com/>


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

2017-08-23 Thread Katie Chan

On 23/08/2017 15:32, Andy Mabbett wrote:

On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote:


Let's go with the broader definition from (en) Wiktionary - "A process of
choosing ... or other representatives by popular vote.", or even beyond the
first sentence from en Wikipedia - "To elect means "to choose or make a
decision", and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are
referred to as elections, especially in the United States.".


The community does not chose the representatives. It merely makes
*non-binding* recommendations.

The choice - as to whether *or not* to accept them - rests entirely
with the board.


The winners are still the chosen representatives of the community even 
if the existing board were not to appoint them to the board for whatever 
reasons or none, there were still an election.


In the 13 years and 10 elections that has taken place, all the winners 
has been appointed by the way as far as I can tell, why the focus on 
that one word? Maybe feedback or suggestion to the overall process [1] 
would be more useful?


Katie

[1]: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Post_mortem



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

2017-08-22 Thread Katie Chan

** Personal views follow **

On 22/08/2017 20:10, Andy Mabbett wrote:



María and Dariusz, were re-elected after the recent community election.


This is not correct. There was no "community election"; the community
is only empowered to /nominate/ candidates, which the board may or may
not appoint, at its whim.

Please be more careful to use accurate terms on such points, in the future.



Multiple people put themselves forward for the community considerations. 
The community then voted on it, resulting in a ranking by who got most 
votes based on the voting system used. By definition, that's an 
election. The electoral consisted of members of the Wikimedia community. 
Ergo, there was a community election.


That the winning candidates does not automatically become a member of 
the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as a result due (at least 
partly) to legal reasons does not make it any less of an election.


"A vote by the Wikimedia community for X numbers of winners to be 
considered by the WMF BoT for appointment as its members" is still an 
election.


Regards,

Katie


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Spam email (Was: interesting reading)

2017-03-15 Thread Katie Chan

Spam/scam, with a forged from email address field.

Apology to anyone who received the original email(s).

KTC

On 15/03/2017 09:55, Andrea Zanni wrote:

mmm, scam?

Aubrey



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] List management

2017-02-09 Thread Katie Chan
The individual mailman list page shows the email address of all the list 
admins near the bottom: 
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l>.


"XYZ list run by ADM1 at email.com, ADM2 at email.com"

KTC

On 09/02/2017 05:48, Alessandro Marchetti wrote:

Hi,is there a link where a generic subscriber can find a ("decently" updated) 
list of sysops? in https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Administration I find no 
specific information about that. Is this on purpose?
Also how can we know what are their "usual time zones" if we want a profile to apply to 
fit a gap? I mean, can you give us a disaggregated analysis, such as "currently two are UTC+1, 
two are UTC-6 and one is UTC+2". Just curious.

Il Giovedì 9 Febbraio 2017 6:26, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> ha scritto:


 I regret seeing THO fade away. I found him to be likable, polite, and
competent.

I think well of Shani, and as she already has some experience with
moderation duties, I would like to second her (self-)nomination.

Pine


On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Austin Hair <adh...@gmail.com> wrote:


We've just had a bit of turnover of our list administrators. In order
to get moderation going smoothly again, I've added Asaf Bartov as an
admin. I don't think that decision will be controversial.

Richard has resigned for his own reasons, after putting in more than
his fair share of work here. Thehelpfulone has been removed following
a prolonged silence.

I would like a third active moderator. You can volunteer on this
thread, or send a message to wikimedia-l-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org.
This should be No Big Deal, and while there are technically no
requirements, getting the reference is a bonus.

Austin

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread Katie Chan
This particular decision has arguably been a long time coming, but I am 
sad that it has indeed happened. My best wishes to all Wikimedians in 
Hong Kong with whatever their plans are for the future.


KTC

On 08/02/2017 02:19, Kirill Lokshin wrote:

Hi everyone,

Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic
organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an independent
group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the Wikimedia
mission. While most affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards set
forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has
been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia movement
affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued
recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate presents a risk to the
Wikimedia movement.

On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Hong Kong was notified of their suspension
as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing non-compliance with reporting
requirements, and was provided with an explicit list of tasks and deadlines
in order to return to compliance with their chapter agreement. The chapter
failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of November 1, 2016, and was
consequently notified that they would no longer be recognized as a
Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their Chapter Agreement on
February 1, 2017.

If you have questions about what this means for the community members in
Wikimedia Hong Kong’s geographic area or language scope, we have put
together a very basic FAQ, which may be found at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliate_de-recognition_FAQ



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[Wikimedia-l] Call for Elections Committee members

2017-02-03 Thread Katie Chan

Hello all,


The Wikimedia Foundation StandingElections Committee is, from today 
until February 17, seeking additional members to help facilitate 
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee 
elections. This is a volunteer role and the appointment is for two 
years. Please note that, while you are a member of the Committee, you 
will not be able to run for any election overseen by the Committee – 
this includes the upcoming 2017 Board and FDC elections and any other 
election where the committee had already begun formal preparation before 
your departure. You will also be restricted in your ability to publicly 
advocate for community members running in those elections.



The Elections Committee has the following duties, as defined by a July 
2015 Board Resolution 
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Elections_Committee>:


 *

   The Committee shall recommend the dates, rules, and regulation of
   the voting procedures for approval by the Board of Trustees pursuant
   to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Foundation Bylaws
   <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws%7CWikimedia>.

 *

   The Committee shall recommend who is qualified to vote for the Board
   of Trustees pursuant to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Wikimedia
   Foundation Bylaws <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws>.

 *

   The Committee shall be responsible for preparing recommendations for
   the dates, rules and regulation of the voting procedures for the
   Funds Dissemination Committee
   <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemination_Committee>,
   and the Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson, consistent with
   the charter of the Funds Dissemination Committee.

 *

   To the extent possible, the Committee shall consult with the wider
   Wikimedia community in developing and revising election procedures
   within the scope of this charter.

 *

   The Committee shall be a source of information to any member of the
   Wikimedia community interested in the community selection processes
   of the Wikimedia Foundation.

 *

   Under the direction of the Board Governance Committee, the Committee
   shall take actions as necessary to execute the selection process for
   the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and the
   Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson.

 *

   As needed, the Committee may assist with other duties as may be
   assigned by the Board or the Board Governance Committee.


In practice, a member's duties involve communicating with the global 
committee who help to steward Board and FDC Elections. During an 
election period – one of which is over the next three to four months – 
this will be especially important as you help to run the upcoming 
elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Funds 
Dissemination Committee. During this period, members of the Elections 
Committee meet for semi-regular meetings to discuss the current election.



However, this appointment is not just for election periods. Outside of 
the election season you will lead community discussions on election 
process and advise the Board of Trustees Governance Committee 
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee>as 
requested, such as in their search for appointed board members. The 
expected time commitment can range from around 10 hours a week during an 
election to one or two hours outside of the election period.



If you'd like to apply please send an email to 
bec-newmemb...@lists.wikimedia.org with:



 *

   Your username;

 *

   A brief summary of your Wikimedia related experience and any other
   experience you think may be useful along with;

 *

   Why you're interested in the role and a quick statement saying you
   understand the requirements.


Given the private information that committee members handle, candidates 
must be 18 years of age or older, and be willing to sign the 
confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information 
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_for_nonpublic_information>if 
they haven't already. You can view information on how to sign this on 
Meta-Wiki 
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_for_nonpublic_information/How_to_sign>.



As much as possible we want the committee to represent the diversity of 
the Wikimedia movement so if you're interested please apply! If you know 
of others, not on this list, who may want to apply please feel free to 
forward.



KTC,

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

2016-07-14 Thread Katie Chan
Thank you for all the work you've put into this movement. Best wishes 
going forward.


KTC

On 13/07/2016 22:25, Geoff Brigham wrote:

Hi all,

Over the past five years, I’ve been honored to serve as the General Counsel
and Secretary of the Wikimedia Foundation. This job has been amazing, and
I’m grateful to everyone who has made it so rewarding. It's now time for my
next step, so, in the coming days, I will be leaving the Foundation to
pursue a new career opportunity.

I depart with such love for the mission, the Foundation, the Wikimedia
communities, and my colleagues at work. I thank my past and present bosses
as well as the Board for their support and guidance. I stand in awe of the
volunteer writers, editors, and photographers who contribute every day to
the Wikimedia projects. And I will hold special to my heart my past and
current teams, including legal and community advocacy. :) You have taught,
given, and enriched me so much.

After my departure, Michelle Paulson will serve as interim head of Legal,
and, subject to Board approval, Stephen LaPorte will serve as interim
Secretary to the Board. I can happily report that they have the experience
and expertise to ensure a smooth and professional transition.

The future of the Foundation under Katherine's leadership is exciting.
Having had the pleasure of working for her, I know Katherine will take the
Foundation to its next level in promoting and defending the outstanding
mission and values of the Wikimedia movement. Although I'm delighted about
my next opportunity, I will miss this new chapter in the Foundation's
story.

My last day at the Foundation will be July 18th. After that, I will take a
month off to recharge my batteries, and then I start my new gig at YouTube
in the Bay Area. There, I will serve as Director of YouTube Trust & Safety,
managing global teams for policy, legal, and anti-abuse operations. As with
Wikimedia, I look forward to learning from those teams and tackling
together a new set of exciting, novel challenges.

For those who want to stay in touch, please do! My personal email is:
geoffrey.r.brig...@gmail.com.

With respect, admiration, and gratitude,

Geoff
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-12 Thread Katie Chan

:'(

On 12/02/2016 01:24, Siko Bouterse wrote:

Dear friends and colleagues,

I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving this movement in a staff capacity
for the past 4 ½ years, but I’ve now decided to move on from my role at the
Wikimedia Foundation.

Transparency, integrity, community and free knowledge remain deeply
important to me, and I believe I will be better placed to represent those
values in a volunteer capacity at this time. I am and will always remain a
Wikimedian, so you'll still see me around the projects (User:Seeeko),
hopefully with renewed energy and joy in volunteering.

This movement has become my home in so many unexpected ways, and I’m truly
honored to have learned from so many of you. It was an amazing experience
to have partnered with smart, bold, and dedicated community folks to
experiment with projects like Teahouse, IdeaLab, Inspire, Individual
Engagement Grants, and Reimagining Grants. I’ve seen you create some really
incredible content, ideas, tools, programs, processes, committees and
organizations, all in the service of free knowledge.

I expect my last day to be Thursday, February 25th. I have full confidence
in Maggie Dennis's abilities to lead the Community Engagement Department,
and I trust that my team will remain available to support the community’s
needs for grants and other resources throughout this time of transition.

Much love,
Siko




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

2016-02-08 Thread Katie Chan

You'll be missed Luis.

KTC

p.s. Yay Maggie!

On 08/02/2016 20:31, Luis Villa wrote:

Hi, all-
This is a bittersweet email to send. I still, and will always, love this
place and this movement, but it was also time for me to go.

Working with so many awesome Wikimedians (including WMF's staff) has been
an honor and a privilege, and has given me many great experiences,
memories, and a long watchlist ;) that I'll treasure for a long time. The
list of people who I'd like to thank is long, so I won't bore everyone with
it. However, I do want to particularly thank Kat, who introduced me to
Geoff during his first week with WMF. That was ultimately the opportunity
that led me to this incredible ride - so I quite literally owe it all to
her. Many, many other people have been welcoming and friendly along the
way, and I can't ask formore than that.

I'm not going too far! I'll continue to be around the movement, both as a
contributor, and to support Maggie and the rest of the department during
the transition. I look forward to seeing where Community Engagement goes
next - I believe the department will continue to support contributors in a
healthy way, and I'm sure Maggie and my long-term successor will continue
to build exciting things on the foundation we laid over the past year.

Professionally, I have no firm plans yet. I plan to to take a few deep
breaths and then explore some new opportunities in the legal, community,
and tech spaces, as well as becoming a parent in May.

If you want to be in touch (to talk about interesting opportunities, flame
me for old time's sake, or just chat) I'm pretty easy to find: lu.is,
@tieguy on Twitter, LinkedIn, and of course on my enwiki talk page.

See you on the wikis-
Luis


On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote:


Dear all,


I am sad to let you know that Luis Villa, our lead for the Community
Engagement department, will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation. A year
ago, Luis took on a big challenge, transitioning from the Legal Department
to lead the newly created  Community Engagement organization. In that role,
Luis and our teams were tasked with many recent community initiatives, such
as the creation of the Community Tech team, gender-related and
anti-harassment programs, and improved alignment of WMF annual planning
with the Funds Dissemination Committee. Prior to that, as Deputy General
Counsel he was responsible for a number of legal initiatives, including
licensing, contracts, and product counseling. I’m grateful for his counsel,
and his leadership in the WMF movement throughout these years.

Later this month, Luis will transition out of his current position with the
Wikimedia Foundation to pursue other opportunities. He will remain in a
consulting role with the Foundation over the next few months, continuing to
support our ongoing strategy and annual planning processes.

I want to thank Luis for his commitment to the WMF mission, and for the
inspired energy and contributions he has brought to our movement. I’m
looking forward to his future accomplishments and staying in close touch as
he grows in his career.

Maggie Dennis will step in as the interim director for the CE team
effective immediately. Her deep community background, passion for our
mission, and outstanding teamwork are great assets in this transition. She
will also continue to serve as Director of Support and Safety. Maggie is a
respected leader, colleague, and community member. I am confident she will
bring critical insights, especially now as we plan for our next year.

The work of of the CE department will continue as planned, and the overall
structure of the department (including the Community Tech team, which will
continue to report into the Product organization) will stay on-course. Our
goal is to ensure a smooth transition as we continue our progress to
improve the WMF support for our communities.

It is my priority that the WMF continues to build upon the initiatives we
started in 2015 in support for the global Wikimedia community. Continued
leadership of the Community Engagement department at executive level in the
WMF is a part of delivering on those commitments. We will be looking to
fill the Community Engagement leadership role with someone with a strong
background in community programs, and an understanding of the Wikimedia
movement. We will also look to engage with you to find the right person for
this role. We will send an update on the next steps and the job description
shortly, which will include a further discussion of the role on-wiki.


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

2016-01-06 Thread Katie Chan

Thank you both. Hope to continue to see you around. :)

KTC

On 06/01/2016 16:11, Anna Stillwell wrote:

Thank you both for your service.
Warmly,
/a

On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote:


I also want to thank Jan-Bart de Vreede and Stu West for their work as
Trustees. I had the pleasure of working with both of them and know
them to be committed to the wikimedia mission.

I hope you all stay engaged.
Warm regards,
Sydney Poore
Sydney Poore
User:FloNight
Wikipedian in Residence
at Cochrane Collaboration


On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Cristian Consonni
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2016-01-06 8:10 GMT+01:00 Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>:

[...] But in the mean time, I'd like
to do it myself: Thank you Jan-Bart and Stu for all the time, energy and
effort that you poured into our movement. I know that not all of us
appreciate this as much as we perhaps should, and sometimes you may even
have perceived us as hostile. I do sincerely hope that you had fun with

us

though, and I'm confident that you made a big dent in our impossible
mission of sharing the sum of all knowledge with everyone.

I hope to meet you again soon, at least in Italy at Wikimania, and I

hope

to see you around in our movement in many different ways.


Thank you Jan-Bart and Stu for all your contributions to the movement
over many years.

Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Constants and Low-Interest Posts to the Wikimedia Announcement Newsletter

2015-11-13 Thread Katie Chan

That list is meant to be low traffic, not no traffic.

"A moderated list for any announcements of relevance to a large audience 
of Wikimedia community members, friends and interested observers."


We are a worldwide community sharing the same goals, but with widely 
differing interest within that. What may be interesting (or not) to you 
may well be very different to other people. A curated summary of the 
going-ons in the form of the Signpost or what's happening in the 
Wikimedia GLAM movement are relevant/interesting to many. If you are 
sure that never applies to you, pressing delete/ignore/read 5 times a 
month aren't that taxing. A hint, you'll probably end up with more email 
in this thread alone than you get in a month things you don't care about 
in the announce list.


KTC

On 13/11/2015 08:04, Shlomi Fish wrote:

Hi all,

I'm subscribed to wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org and it
receives constant posting of low interest posts such as "This month in GLAM" or
"The Signpost" stuff. This gets annoying because I expect the newsletter to
announce only really big announcements that interest me or require my
attention, and that appear infrequently.

There's also a risk similar to
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Cried_Wolf that really significant
announcements will be ignored due to people getting used to not paying attention
to the less significant ones.

Can someone take it to heart? If it continues, I'll have to unsubscribe from
the newsletter.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-03 Thread Katie Chan

On 03/10/2015 23:13, Nathan wrote:

Evidently the Signpost has scooped the WMF by revealing that Montreal has
been selected for the 2017 Wikimania host city in a secret process that
completed this past August. [1]


Not so much the Signpost as 梁忠明.[1]

KTC


[1]: 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-11 Thread Katie Chan
We will surely misses your dancing at Wikimedia events. Best wishes in 
your future endeavour.


KTC

On 10/09/2015 22:53, Garfield Byrd wrote:

All,

For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance,
administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work
closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia
affiliates. They have been remarkable experiences, and I am grateful for
all I’ve learned from you during my time here. Therefore it is with some
sadness that today I am letting you know that I’ve decided to take a new
opportunity outside the WMF, at a California-based foundation focused on
public education.

It has been a privilege to work with so many exceptional people over the
years. I’ve watched the WMF mature and take on many new challenges, and our
community grow and diversify. Our commitment to our free knowledge mission
is as strong as ever, and now shared by even more people. While I’ll no
longer be on staff, I plan to find ways to stay involved in the Wikimedia
community. I look forward to seeing the movement continue to do its
important work.

My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch and
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement

2015-09-01 Thread Katie Chan
Thank you for all the great work you've done over the years. I hope your 
health improves quickly and fully, and I will see you around on wiki 
with us blocking the wrong people, protecting the wrong version, and 
editing the wrong articles together.


KTC

On 31/08/2015 20:01, Philippe Beaudette wrote:

Dear friends,

Six years is a long time.  Over the last six years, I've been privileged to
be a part of so many things with you.  And I'm proud of what we've done
together.  For the last six years, I've been a part of things that will
excite me until the day that I die - the things that, together, we did in
service of that phrase - "the sum of human knowledge" - were magical.  I'll
never forget them, and I've been honored to be a part of this movement.

But it's time for me to move on.

As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've struggled with my
health.  I've come to the unpleasant realization that for my own good, I
need to step back and focus on healing, and then look around for new and
exciting opportunities.

When Sue left, she said that her decision process included looking around
and taking stock of the people and the condition of the Foundation, and
asking herself "Is it safe? If I leave, is it safe?" and when she knew it
was, she began to consider the idea.

I've been doing the same, obviously focused on projects and programs that
are important to me.  And I look around and I know that with the
contributors that we have - brilliant, dedicated, passionate people and
the staff that we have - dynamic, talented, devoted, and fearless it's
safe.  So it's time for me to move on, and to leave it to them.

As a housekeeping note:  I've agreed with Luis that I'll be available until
9/15, though I'll be out on medical leave, so may be slow to answer
questions.  If I owe you something, please remind me so that we can get it
properly assigned out.

You can all reach out to me at any time... phili...@beaudette.me and
any time I see you will be a celebration.

With my deepest affection,

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2015-04-29 Thread Katie Chan

On 29/04/2015 10:57, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote:
In fact, one could experiment with adding WMF as an organization equal 
to chapters to elections of chapter seats, and banning WMF/chapters 
employees from community seats elections altogether ;) But 
seriously, I think the practical thing to do would be to start working 
on the rules of next elections right after the current ones are over, 
and introduce eligibility based on actual activity only (with possible 
lower requirements). best, dj pundit 


The problem with that is the assumption that just because an 
organisation (whether it be WMF, WMDE, WMFR, WMUK, WMAT, ...) has a 
voice in the affiliate seats, that their employees/members have a say in 
how their organisation vote for those seats. Different organisation will 
come to their conclusion differently, whether that be an open discussion 
within their community, internal board discussion, vote amongst its 
members, or even possibly delegation to a sub-committee/person to decide.


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

2015-04-06 Thread Katie Chan
On 06/04/2015 18:14, Denny Vrandečić wrote:
 Hi,
 
 regarding the Wikimedia Foundation elections 2013, I was trying to find a
 breakdown of the voters, i.e. how many voted based on which requirements,
 i.e. as editors, developers, staff and contractors, and board members, but
 I could not find anything.
 
 I would appreciate a pointer to that data.

As far as I can remember, that's not something that's collected. A list
of eligible voters are created and fed to the software, which either let
or don't let someone vote. All votes are recorded the same regardless of
how someone is qualified to vote, which may of course be via more than
one way.

Katie


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

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another list WITH IDENTICAL NAME AS THIS ONE has been created on Google

2015-01-11 Thread Katie Chan
Hi Rui,

Yes, this is a known ongoing problem. See
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-January/076316.html

https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-January/076411.html
for 2 threads from earlier this week discussing this.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Superprotect user right, Comming to a wiki near you

2014-08-12 Thread Katie Chan

On 12/08/2014 15:19, rupert THURNER wrote:

magnus, a vote always has 3 options.
* i am for it
* i am against it
* i can live with the outcome of the vote


No, there are other options.
* I didn't know the poll was happening
* I just want to get on with editing / reading Wikipedia (or sister 
project) and are sick of the constant bickering.
* I am happy for the Foundation (after consultation) to decide on what 
features to have on the project it is entrusted in running.



at the end it is very simple. the one who produces software has a conflict
of interest. so this person or organisation is not in a good position to
decide when it is used.



And the editor community are not in the best position to decide what are 
the best features for the (overlapping but much much larger) reader 
community either.


Katie

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia User Group China

2014-07-31 Thread Katie Chan
Congratulations and 歡迎。


On 30 July 2014 22:22, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote:

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  That's a great news! Congratulations to WM User Group China.

 Wow! Great news!

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[Wikimedia-l] Accounts on the Wikimedia UK wiki

2014-02-20 Thread Katie Chan
Dear all,

As you may be aware, Wikimedia UK
wikihttps://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Main_Pagewas migrated from WMF
servers https://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page to that of WMUK back in
September. If you previously had an account on the old wiki, but have not
requested password for your account on the new wiki, please do so now.

With the aid https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56938 of the
WMF server ops, we are looking to shut off the old wiki in the next few
days or as soon as possible thereafter. If you haven't gotten your password
to an account on the new wiki yet by that point, and especially if your
account is not unified https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login,
then we will have no way of confirming your identity and you will require a
new account.

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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Wikimania 2014 scholarship deadline 17 February

2014-02-11 Thread Katie Chan
If you were thinking of applying for a scholarship from either the 
Wikimania Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland, or Wikimedia Österreich, 
the deadline is end of the day UTC this coming Monday. Don't miss it!


Katie

On 08/01/2014 17:37, Katie Chan wrote:

Hi all,

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2014 in London are now being 
accepted. Applications are open until the end of the day UTC on 17 
February.


Wikimania 2014 scholarships is an award given to an individual to 
enable them to attend Wikimania in London from 6-10 August, 2014.


Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia 
Foundation for Wikimania 2014. A Wikimedia Foundation scholarship will 
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel costs as arranged 
by the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation as 
arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation, and registration for Wikimania.


Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and 
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine 
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2014 scholarships, 
please visit https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships.


To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on 
http://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply. It is highly recommended 
that applicants review all of the material on the Scholarships page 
and the associated FAQ before submitting an application.


If you have any question, please contact 
wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org or leave a message on 
https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.


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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Reminder: Wikimania 2014 scholarship deadline 17 February

2014-02-11 Thread Katie Chan


If you were thinking of applying for a scholarship from either the
Wikimania Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland, or Wikimedia Österreich,
the deadline is end of the day UTC this coming Monday. Don't miss it!

Katie

On 08/01/2014 17:37, Katie Chan wrote:

Hi all,

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2014 in London are now being
accepted. Applications are open until the end of the day UTC on 17
February.

Wikimania 2014 scholarships is an award given to an individual to
enable them to attend Wikimania in London from 6-10 August, 2014.

Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia
Foundation for Wikimania 2014. A Wikimedia Foundation scholarship will
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel costs as arranged
by the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation as
arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation, and registration for Wikimania.

Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2014 scholarships,
please visit https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on
http://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply. It is highly recommended
that applicants review all of the material on the Scholarships page
and the associated FAQ before submitting an application.

If you have any question, please contact
wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org or leave a message on
https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.

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

2014-01-22 Thread Katie Chan

Oh for heavens sake, what does that have anything to do with this thread?

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2014 scholarship now accepting application

2014-01-08 Thread Katie Chan

Hi all,

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2014 in London are now being 
accepted. Applications are open until the end of the day UTC on 17 February.


Wikimania 2014 scholarships is an award given to an individual to enable 
them to attend Wikimania in London from 6-10 August, 2014.


Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia 
Foundation for Wikimania 2014. A Wikimedia Foundation scholarship will 
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel costs as arranged by 
the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation as arranged 
by the Wikimedia Foundation, and registration for Wikimania.


Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and 
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine 
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2014 scholarships, 
please visit https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships.


To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on 
http://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply. It is highly recommended that 
applicants review all of the material on the Scholarships page and the 
associated FAQ before submitting an application.


If you have any question, please contact 
wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org or leave a message on 
https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2014 scholarship now accepting application

2014-01-08 Thread Katie Chan

On 08/01/2014 17:39, Marc A. Pelletier wrote:

On 01/08/2014 12:37 PM, Katie Chan wrote:

Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia
Foundation for Wikimania 2014.

I rather liked the idea of partial scholarships in past years since it
would allow more people to attend on the same budget when practical.

Can I ask why this was decided against this year?



Per the FAQ[1]:

The low acceptance rate of partial scholarships and overhead in 
reimbursing for partial scholarships for Wikimania 2013 
https://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_page made it apparent 
that the funds would be better spent in offering more full scholarships.


I hope that helps.

KTC


[1]: https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships/FAQ

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2014 scholarship now accepting application

2014-01-08 Thread Katie Chan

Hi all,

Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2014 in London are now being
accepted. Applications are open until the end of the day UTC on 17 February.

Wikimania 2014 scholarships is an award given to an individual to enable
them to attend Wikimania in London from 6-10 August, 2014.

Only a single type of scholarship will be available from the Wikimedia
Foundation for Wikimania 2014. A Wikimedia Foundation scholarship will
cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel costs as arranged by
the Wikimedia Foundation travel agency, shared accommodation as arranged
by the Wikimedia Foundation, and registration for Wikimania.

Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and
selection criteria by the Scholarship Committee, who will determine
which are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2014 scholarships,
please visit https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application form on
http://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply. It is highly recommended that
applicants review all of the material on the Scholarships page and the
associated FAQ before submitting an application.

If you have any question, please contact
wikimania-scholarsh...@wikimedia.org or leave a message on
https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Scholarships.

Katie Chan
Chair, Scholarship Committee

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The British Library releases 1 million images

2013-12-15 Thread Katie Chan

On 15/12/2013 17:05, Jens Best wrote:

Thanks for the news.

A question comes to my mind when I read this article: Why did the British
Library use Flickr instead of Wikimedia Commons?


This:


We plan to launch a
crowdsourcing application at the beginning of next year, to help describe
what the images portray.


The images release contained no image-level metadata == One million 
uncategorised images == Commons community raise up in arms



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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update

2013-12-09 Thread Katie Chan




 Original Message 
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimedia UK Board update
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:15:57 +
From: Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info
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On 09/12/2013 22:01, Fæ wrote:


I was under the impression that Alastair McCapra had stood down as
Secretary as decided in the September 2013 board meeting.[1] Could the
situation please be confirmed by the board of trustees?




The role of company secretary was abolished. Alastair remains
Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Conference - Come to Berlin in April 2014!

2013-11-29 Thread Katie Chan
   grants are offered and can be applied for in the registration process.
   Their bookings will be handled by the WMF travel coordinator.
  
   Following the same principle, we will offer standard 4-bed-rooms in a
   hostel for everyone. Hotel beds will be available, but please not that
  the
   travel grants only allow for the hostel accommodation. We will block a
   range of beds in nearby hotels for that purpose.
  
   Free food will be provided on all conference days at the venue, and
   Wikimedia Deutschland will host a light dinner at the new WMDE office
  every
   evening, plus a social program on Friday and Saturday.
  
   Our event manager Wenke Storn will be the main contact for all
 questions
   regarding the logistics, you can reach out to her and her team via
   wm...@wikimedia.de.
  
  
   On behalf of the Wikimedia Deutschland board, I am looking forward to
   welcoming you in Berlin in April!
  
   Best regards,
  
   Pavel Richter
  
   [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014
  
   [2]
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme_team
  
  
   With kind regards,
  
   Pavel Richter
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   Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
   Tel.: +49 - 30 - 219 158 260
   Twitter: @pavel
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-20 Thread Katie Chan

On 20/09/2013 05:53, Balázs Viczián wrote:

I think you miss my point: I see an event that is being pushed despite no
sufficient visible interest in it from those whom you are targeting with
it...

Sure you'll have more applications than vacant slots, it is pretty easy to
find people to travel for free virtually from an to anywhere in the world.
Also, everybody loves to talk. If you measure success that way, it will be
a 100% success.

Balázs



Lack of interest in hosting something != Lack of interest / value in 
attending it


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

2013-09-18 Thread Katie Chan

On 18/09/2013 14:29, Nathan wrote:

Simple solution - until someone else volunteers to host the
conference, just have it in the same place every year. You can work
out distribution of funding independently from where it is actually
held. Since WMDE seems to be in the driver seat, having a backup plan
of a conference in Germany seems like a smart idea. That might
privilege people with easy travel to Germany, but well organized
affiliates can always propose a plan to host it elsewhere.

It wouldn't be too bad to have a recurring conference in a fixed
location. The staff setting it up won't need to overcome issues
related to lack of experience, relationships with vendors and venues
can be normalized, attendees can depend on the quality and standards
of the event, and participants can expect a higher level of content
because other potential distractions are eliminated.



It *was* held in the same country (namely Germany) every year 
previously, until Italy hosted it this year. I presume the idea of 
changing was so we *don't* have it at the same place every year so that 
affiliates far from Germany don't have to travel as far some years 
(though Italy isn't necessarily that far away from Germany this year). 
Also possibly funding issue as WMDE don't necessarily want to bear the 
cost of the whole conference every year.


Italy applied to the WMF Grants Program for fund to host this year 
conference. Unless the WMF have agreed to guarantee funding for future 
years conference (I haven't been following so not sure), then whoever is 
hosting the conference will also need time to apply for funding from Grants.


KTC

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Radiological images

2013-09-17 Thread Katie Chan

On 17/09/2013 17:47, Erlend Bjørtvedt wrote:

I took CR scanning recently, and reflected on who would be the right
copyrightholder.

The manufacturer of the machine (Siemens) - certainly not, that would be
like Nikon and Canon holding rights to all photos on Commons...

The hospital - certainly not, since there ar eindividuals running the
machine who are closer to the rights.


Those individuals, in the case of the operators would probably / could 
well come under work for hire.



The operators - well in the case of CR there are two, and they only push a
button (i.e., not artistic). They are Remote from the Object, do not see
it, and do not Direct the skanner (camera) to adjust or improve the final
image.


Someone taking a photograph using a point and shoot compact camera also 
only push a button, yet the law have no problem with assigning copyright 
to the photographer.



The patient - the only real candidate in my view. While as a patient you
are alone With the machine, the only one present in the room, and you move
to get Your body in the right position (i.,e., you are the primary agent to
make the image successful).

Erlend, Oslo


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] is wikipedia zero illegal because it violates net neutrality?

2013-08-26 Thread Katie Chan

On 26/08/2013 18:14, Martijn Hoekstra wrote:





I do think there is some merit in the net neutrality argument, at least
sufficiently so to be open to discussion on whether or not offering
Wikipedia Zero is a good thing. It comes down to the question if we believe
that having a walled garden variety of internet consisting only of
Wikipedia for free, and with that undermining the market position for a
paid, open internet is a net positive. I'm inclined to say it is, but the
opposite position, though counter-intuitive, is pretty defensible.

-Martijn



Wikipedia Zero seeks to increase (free) access to one of our project. If 
we don't think that's a good idea, what the heck are we doing running 
the project in the first place?


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Katie Chan

On 03/08/2013 09:41, Chris McKenna wrote:

and should
be sent at 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 2 weeks, 10 days, 5
days, 2 days and 1 day in advance of the renaming, and that is at a
minimum.



Why not ten years, or maybe twenty years just to be on the same side?

/sarcasm

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[Wikimedia-l] WMF Board and FDC's elections - delay by one week

2013-05-31 Thread Katie Chan
The Election Committee regrets to advise that it is necessary to delay 
the start of voting in the WMF Elections 2013 for one week.  This delay 
is being implemented for three reasons:


* We have been unable to verify that the list of eligible voters is 
complete and that all voters meet the published criteria
* We have been unable to verify that the SecurePoll setups for the 
election are properly functioning
* The voter interfaces have not been translated and are not currently 
available in any language other than English, thus disadvantaging 
Wikimedians who do not read English.


The following changes are now made to the Election timeline:
*8-22 June 2013: elections
*23-25 June 2013: vote-checking
*25-28 June: publication of results.

For the Election Committee,

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Katie Chan
Congratulations to everyone who's been involved with the London bid.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in London next year!


On 1 May 2013 18:10, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians,

 On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and
 evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to
 London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who
 also put forward a solid effort.

 We were concerned this year to see that both bidding teams put forward
 proposals which were costly and complicated, in contrast to the
 Wikimania tradition. The Jury briefly considered re-opening the bid
 for other teams, and asked both bids to present a simpler core budget
 and lower-cost options for attendees.

 The London team took our comments to heart and decreased their core
 budget to 20% of their initial proposal, and have committed to finding
 ways to reduce the cost for community attendees.

 We encourage future bidding teams to not give up their dreams, to keep
 aiming for the stars, but at the same time, to not forget the spirit
 of Wikimedia: a volunteer movement that makes creative use of limited
 resources. We look forward to the proposed Wikimania Committee setting
 out clearer guidelines on these principles.

 The process to bid for hosting Wikimania requires a substantial time
 investment, and we thank both candidate teams for their submissions
 and hard work.

 Yours,

 James Forrester
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania

2013-04-30 Thread Katie Chan

On 30/04/2013 11:49, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote:
My personal experience after being an active program committee member 
on the 2010 Wikimania Organizing Committee was that my activity there 
(and I believe in the end of the day we did a good job - for example, 
we managed to accept all submissions with a very few exceptions) was 
only appreciated by my fellow organizers. I have not heard any good 
words from anybody else, a lot of bad words were coming from all kind 
of corners, and nobody in 2011, 2012, 2013, or, for that matter, in 
2014 ever contacted me asking whether I would have any interest to do 
this job again. In 2011, someone duly revoked my Wikimania wiki 
administrator flag saying smth like not needed anymore, and nobody 
cared to thank me or even to inform me of that. I obviously decided 
afterwards that there are other, less painful ways I can be do my 
community service, and lost all interest in Wikimania organization.


I would just like to point out that there's no Program Committee for 
2014 as the jury decision on host haven't even been made yet, and for 
2013 there were an open invitation for people to volunteer to serve on 
the Programmes Commitee and Scholarship Committee - 
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2012-October/004375.html. 
Yes, as a movement in general we need to get better at showing 
apperication for others hard work, but let's not generalise.


Regards,

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

2013-04-28 Thread Katie Chan

On 28/04/2013 06:15, rupert THURNER wrote:

also agree to simplify the rules. what i'd really love would be to
better standardize and with it simplify volunteer community, for all
elections and votes. and at least my wish would be that people who
donate their time by sending code patches to software considered
essential to run the site are included.


Erm...

Developers qualify to vote if they:



Have commit access and have made at least one merged commit in git 
between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-18 Thread Katie Chan

On 18/04/2013 13:51, David Gerard wrote:


So far, it's apparently a gateway to advertising.

Mathieu, I'm not a huge advocate of Twitter buttons, and I think the
neutrality objection (do we favour a few services, or have 2000
buttons?) is a serious problem. But your arguments so far have been
absolutely terrible.




We already selectively choose which outside service we display when a 
user click on say an ISBN number or geoip. Doing likewise for share 
buttons wouldn't be something new


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

2013-03-07 Thread Katie Chan
No one is force to, or have a right to work for the WMF. Like any other 
organisation, for-profit or otherwise, an organisation determines what 
it can affords and wants to pay for a position. Similarly, a potential 
employee gets to decides whether the proposed compensation is acceptable 
to them based on their experience, what the job would be, and their 
personal circumstance. So, what's the problem?


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-06 Thread Katie Chan

On 06/03/2013 23:00, MZMcBride wrote:


Out of curiosity, if you sign an NDA as a volunteer, what is the
disclosure period, then? Is it indefinite?


Disclosure period? If you mean how long the party is bound by the 
agreement, then it'll depends on the exact agreement. For things like 
personally identifiable information, it will be forever which is kinda 
the point of having the NDA in the first place.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2013 scholarship now accepting application

2013-02-19 Thread Katie Chan

On 19/02/2013 07:27, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton wrote:


But as the Wikimania is itinerant, lectures in the local language could be
very interesting, and even a form of local people interact more, I
know that English
is present among the HK natives, but I do not see why not have a lectures in
Cantonese to appreciate local culture...


There will be the option for submission authors to hold their session 
in either Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) or English. We plan to set up 
a separate Chinese-language track if there is enough demand for such 
sessions. - https://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schedule


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

2013-02-05 Thread Katie Chan

On 05/02/2013 15:50, Nathan wrote:

I misspoke slightly; WCA fees were submitted in budget requests, but the
amounts were removed from the allocations themselves[1]. Sorry for the
inaccuracy there.


[1](
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/FDC_recommendations/2012-2013_round1#The_WCA_and_the_role_of_the_FDC
).


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote:


Presumably Round 1 disbursements have already been made, which means that
the chapters in receipt of funds can choose to spend them how they see fit.
But I don't recall seeing plans to donate money to the WCA in funding
requests to the FDC, and I suspect that since the WMF has chosen not to
recognize the WCA any chapter that donates a portion of their FDC funding
to the WCA will find it difficult to receive funds again in the current or
subsequent rounds. Nemo seems to be saying that is self-evident, but it
doesn't seem so clear cut to me.


FDC / WMF Grants is not the only source of chapter's funding for all 
chapters. (Not that I'm saying asking for 2 or 3 chapters who does have 
such alternative funding to pay for WCA is realistic.)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser causing confusion

2012-11-28 Thread Katie Chan

On 28/11/2012 15:38, cyrano wrote:


Which is completely normal. An image of volunteers building a great
project for a great cause was constantly set up in every single
communication, during years. So that's what uninformed people would
believe.
But, from the moment someone asks for money, it contradicts the image of
a project run by the sheer efforts of volunteers.  This money will end
in the pocket of persons, , they think,  who are thus not doing it
because it's a great cause but because they're paid.


Being run by volunteers != no money is needed. It's pretty normal for a 
charity/non-profit to ask for donation to carry out its activities. I'll 
be very surprised if the majority of Wikipedia users don't already have 
experience of that.


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

2012-09-27 Thread Katie Chan

On 27/09/2012 22:10, Nathan wrote:

Is the idea of owning the domain name first (and submitting it by
e-mail) aimed at forestalling any sniping? I have a suggestion, for
instance, but I don't own it nor necessarily want to buy it without
some likelihood of it being selected. In that case, should I suggest
it and risk having it sniped by someone with other interests?



I would assume that was the intention, but even if it weren't, it's a 
guarantee that someone will register it between the shortlist for voting 
is published and the end of voting.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Articles for Creation broken

2012-08-19 Thread Katie Chan

On 19/08/2012 11:04, Andreas Kolbe wrote:

I currently see 370 submissions pending. Does this mean that someone has
processed 700 articles since the beginning of this thread, or am I looking
at the wrong thing?



More than one someone, but you're looking at the right thing.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-12 Thread Katie Chan

On 12/08/2012 16:45, MZMcBride wrote:

Ziko van Dijk wrote:

It seems to me that there was a period in the WMF history when it was
popular to install new wikis, for strategy or outreach, instead of
using Meta. I don't see the advantages of having seperate wikis, or
disadvantages of Meta. Meta has always been the platform for the whole
movement, not only the wiki content websites. By the way, the WCA
decided not to have a wiki of its own but to use Meta.


I'm not sure what a WCA is.



http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility-time clarification

2012-07-24 Thread Katie Chan

On 24/07/2012 15:48, Chary, Meera wrote:

Hi all,


The correct starting times for these IRC office hours are 16:00 UTC (9PDT) and 
23.00 UTC (16PDT) as stated in the Wikimedia-l posts last week. The times are 
now corrected on Meta - thanks for alerting us to this, Michael!



Correction was only applied to the second of the the listed meeting on 
Meta. I've gone ahead and change the listed time for the first meeting 
based on the above. Please check it's correct.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grant Advisory Committee Expanded

2012-07-24 Thread Katie Chan

 Which means the answer is no: not all committee members have been
 identified.

 Cheers
 Yaroslav

Hardly any are, including existing members. Those that are identified to 
the foundation are so because of other current or former positions.



On 24/07/2012 16:13, Béria Lima wrote:

The question is: They will?

(For disclosure, I'm a member of GAC - since the beginning last year - and
I'm identified since 2008.)


AFAIK, it's not been a requirement and it wasn't stated as a requirement 
in the call for (self-)nomination, which I was slightly surprised at 
initially but seeing as there's no access to either restricted 
permissions or non-public data[1], is thus not covered by the Access to 
nonpublic data policy[2].


KTC


(Disclosure: New member, identified 2008.)


[1] Everything is done on Meta
[2] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Access_to_nonpublic_data_policy

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

2012-05-17 Thread Katie Chan


Please join me in welcoming James!



Well, in our case it's more like waving good bye, but certainly 
congratulations!


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

2012-05-10 Thread Katie Chan

On 11/05/2012 00:14, Tom Morris wrote:


In the bidding process, there rightly are some minimum standards,

 specifically with regards to freedom of speech laws and whether or not
 the cities in question are welcoming to religious and LGBT minorities.
 If we wish to include anti-censorship as one of those requirements,
 it'd be worth knowing that up-front so Wikimedians who wish to bid in the
 future can take that into account rather than have it brought up after
 the bidding process is complete.




If the community want to include anti-censorship (and or numerous other 
possible complaints) as one of the requirements, then good luck finding 
any city in the world to host Wikimania.


On 11/05/2012 00:07, Richard Symonds wrote:
 I must admit I had concerns, but they're allayed considerably by the
 statement that HK is fiscally independent from the PRC. Hopefully
 having such a free event in an area of the world where freedom of
 information is in relatively short supply will do wonderful things
 for the movement and the world!

Or one can just read [[Special administrative region]] (among other 
related articles) and see Currently, the two SARs of Hong Kong and 
Macau are responsible for all issues except diplomatic relations and 
national defence.



If people have a problem with one of the most multi-ethnic, 
multicultural  number 1 ranked index of economic freedom place in the 
world with constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech and press, then 
I give up.


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

2012-05-03 Thread Katie Chan

Congratulation Hong Kong! I'll be there. :)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-26 Thread Katie Chan

On 25/04/2012 23:50, Casey Brown wrote:


I'm not advocating for anything in particular -- I could care less if
the ombudsman commission made an OTRS queue. It's entirely up to them.
:-)


I knew this was going to happen LOL. When I said you, I wasn't aiming 
it at anyone in particular but making a general statement. Apology for 
any confusion.


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