Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Foundation has soft launched!

2018-08-06 Thread Lodewijk
that is, relative to the content projects, not a 'major site' of the WMF. It is supporting infrastructure at best. (no offense :) ) Lodewijk On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 7:23 AM Chico Venancio wrote: > Indeed an special watered down privacy policy is strange. It is worth >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cheat sheets visual editing on Wikipedia

2018-07-12 Thread Lodewijk
Hmm, the svg's are behaving oddly here. I'll send a screenshot to arne. Lodewijk On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 2:46 AM Arne Wossink wrote: > Hi all, > > I just uploaded the SVG versions of the cheat sheets: > > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of Wikipedia Zero

2018-07-01 Thread Lodewijk
Actually, Daniel Foy has been removing partnerships that are no longer active. I guess if a local affiliate wants to know when their partnership expires to prepare for backlash, they could contact him. Best, Lodewijk ps: I didn't see any Brazilian cooperation in that table in the recent past

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-18 Thread Lodewijk
acceptable as a source of information to all parties. Lodewijk On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:57 AM James Salsman wrote: > On Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 5:38 PM, Dennis During wrote: > > Yes. I think I am. I wouldn't have thought that WMF would be so driven by > > economics. > > Have you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Open Call for Working Group members

2018-06-16 Thread Lodewijk
Probably good to know. Thanks Kaarel & Nicole. Best, Lodewijk On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:29 PM Pine W wrote: > Hi Kaarel, > > On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM, Kaarel Vaidla > wrote: > > > Dear Pine and Lodewijk, > > > > Thank you for sharing your thoughts

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Open Call for Working Group members

2018-06-13 Thread Lodewijk
having working groups with tiers - where you have some people with a large time commitment, and some people with a more reasonable commitment? That may have helped in diversification. Best, Lodewijk On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM Pine W wrote: > Hi Nicole, > > Generally I like how t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Polska - new Board

2018-06-10 Thread Lodewijk
to 'keep Wikimedia Polska together', grow it into a professional club and jointly forge this coalition of friends. Both during the meetings, but perhaps especially 'after-hours'. Thank you for the many years of many volunteer hours. I hope and trust we haven't seen the last of you :) Lodewijk On Sun

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Countries that publish in public domain

2018-05-15 Thread Lodewijk
Jean-Philippe: if you are composing a list, could you please also publish it on Commons? I think it would be a helpful overview for others as well! Best, Lodewijk On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:58 AM, Caroline Becker <> wrote: > Hi, > > You can have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [GLAM] Rapid Grants Closure May 14 - June 30, 2018

2018-05-15 Thread Lodewijk
the cumulation of these measures, it feels like the community empowerment will have to pay a significant cost for developing a strategy. Surely, someone has to give: I just hope this is not a set of choices/trend that continues in the strategy itself. Best, Lodewijk On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 1:10 AM

[Wikimedia-l] Craig Franklin passed away

2018-04-16 Thread Lodewijk
Commission. Craig was a lively participant in many of our meetings/conferences, and it was always a joy to see him enter a discussion. Condoleances are being collected on his user talk page: Best regards, Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-recognition of Wikimedia user groups in Brazil

2018-04-09 Thread Lodewijk
community? I doubt the intention of AffCom is to leave the situation in Brazil to remain broken indefinitely. Best, Lodewijk On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Kirill Lokshin <> wrote: > Hello everyone, > > Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a ch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Stewards elected

2018-02-28 Thread Lodewijk
My best wishes to the new stewards! Enjoy the ride, with all these exciting communities... Lodewijk On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:14 PM, Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <> wrote: > Compared to the low point of 2016, it is glad that for another ye

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Publicpolicy] Update on FISA 702 reauthorization

2018-01-20 Thread Lodewijk
this statement as an opportunity to push a tangent. Please don't do that. Thanks, Lodewijk On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 2:43 PM, James Salsman <> wrote: > > 1) I don't quite see how your question about servers and switches relates > > to Stephen's statement. Could

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Publicpolicy] Update on FISA 702 reauthorization

2018-01-20 Thread Lodewijk
cates for US political candidates' or anything that suggests that the WMF may advocate for specific political candidates (which seems a change of course that would be hard to sweep under the rug). Could you quote? Thanks. Lodewijk On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 4:01 AM, James Salsman <jsals...@g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Austin Hair is gone

2017-12-18 Thread Lodewijk
what it is that we do, in all those hours we spend on this free knowledge stuff. Bringing together some memories may help bridge that gap. Warmly, Lodewijk On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM, Shlomi Fish <> wrote: > On Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:51:30 +0200 > Asaf Bart

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread Lodewijk
I'm not sure how I missed that strongarm-statement ("the endorsement is also a necessary step in order to participate in phase 2 discussions"). I'm confident that this is a typo of a kind. It does not match with how I know the people in charge of this process. Lodewijk On Fri, Oct 27,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-25 Thread Lodewijk
funny enough, Asaf's version arrived broken here too, albeit in a different place: Eligibility_Criteria Hope more luck this time! On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 6:29 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote: > Unbroken link for those on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-24 Thread Lodewijk
the underlying goal is for this change, because I suspect his proposed change of wording is not cutting it yet. Lodewijk On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 4:56 AM, Joseph Seddon <> wrote: > The conference was born from the old affiliate model but that is not > representative

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-23 Thread Lodewijk
not to deviate from the official line that chapters don't represent language communities, though. That is, unless this official line has changed. Warmly, Lodewijk On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Cornelius Kibelka <> wrote: > Hi Lodewijk, hi JP, > > Over the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-23 Thread Lodewijk
that a language community representative from Japanese would be expected to. Best, Lodewijk On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM, Cornelius Kibelka <> wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, dear representatives of Wikimedia affiliates, > > A few weeks ago, we announce

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikitribune!

2017-10-21 Thread Lodewijk
venue - but then you should be clearer about it. Lodewijk On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Fæ <> wrote: > That's a useful distinction Isaac, thanks. > > If Jimmy uses this list to start another thread about Wikitribune, we > should raise that with him. Sadly nobod

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] New Developers Quarterly Report's first edition

2017-10-20 Thread Lodewijk
Just trying to understand: this is the percentage change of a percentage? Or the percentage change of the absolute retention? (I would be particularly interested in the latter, as the former could be muddied by successful efforts to have more people make a first contribution) Lodewijk On Wed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-20 Thread Lodewijk
ore we can enter the next round. Given all effort and resources that have been invested in this process, such sanity check may be worth while. Warmly, Lodewijk ps: just to state the obvious: I'm highly appreciative of all the work that went into this. It could have turned out worse in many many w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The other side of the crisis at WMFR

2017-10-20 Thread Lodewijk
conflicts in other communities that were less visible), and come with some recommendations. This will probably not be very satisfactory for the involved parties where it comes to 'justice being done' - but it may help avoid more pain in the future. With a sad heart, Lodewijk (*) The

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

2017-10-16 Thread Lodewijk
. Warmly, Lodewijk Gelauff On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Victoria Coleman <> wrote: > Raju welcome! You bring much expertise & wisdom to us! > > Victoria > > > > On Oct 16, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Katherine Maher <> &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Women in red

2017-10-16 Thread Lodewijk
, or should we only pick 'safe' projects that will land well with the community. And how much of 'be bold' can be applied to projects that operate at a somewhat larger scale. While this particular topic seems enwp specific, its theme isn't. Lodewijk On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Jean-Philippe Béland

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Emerging Communities: a proposed new definition

2017-10-12 Thread Lodewijk
he intention, either :) Lodewijk On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:14 AM, Chris Keating <> wrote: > > I would like to thank the Community Resources team for dropping the > highly discriminatory division into North and South and for proposing a > more nuanced approach

Re: [Wikimedia-l] what made me happy this week: the offline app

2017-10-09 Thread Lodewijk
don't like (which then takes over the whole message). I hope you can next time focus on the positive component, and restrain yourself from sharing all the things you don't like - at least from threads that start with "what made me happy this week" :) Thank you, Lodewijk On Sat, Oct 7, 20

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Strategy] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-04 Thread Lodewijk
of knowledge - some of which may be more suitable than others. Lodewijk On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Yaroslav Blanter <> wrote: > Yes, but if oral tradition is recorded at the academic standard, why should > we be the first publication venue? Usually these people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Strategy] September 28: Strategy update - Final draft of movement direction and endorsement process (#25)

2017-10-04 Thread Lodewijk
(as a brand), but want to become a service. We don't expect people to know about 'Wikipedia' in 10 years, but we do want that our work is being put to good use. Is this a correct (simplified) interpretation? Lodewijk On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 5:31 AM, Yaroslav Blanter <> wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners for logged-in users (was:How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?)

2017-09-11 Thread Lodewijk
hi david, i'll respond inline. On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:08 AM, David Emrany <> wrote: > Hi lodewijk > > I've altered the subject line at your suggestion. > thank you. > > The name of the case (and the opposite party) is equally well kn

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-11 Thread Lodewijk
. you're going more and more off topic. I suggest that we return to the question at hand: the two stage loading problem. lodewijk On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM, David Emrany <> wrote: > Dear Joseph > > Thanks for that link. > > *NB*: I hope that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-06 Thread Lodewijk
Hi David, Would you mind elaborating on the first point? I vaguely recall test banners being shown to logged in users, but don't recall seeing one myself while logged in for a while. Best, Lodewijk On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM, David Emrany <>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How can we fix the two-stage page loading problem?

2017-09-05 Thread Lodewijk
Hey Ori, I like the creative thinking :) For the fundraising that could indeed work well (although I have no numbers on what percentage of domations comes from logged in users etc), but there are also campaigns tht are quite relevant for logged in users. Lodewijk On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lodewijk
criticism can be discussed in an effective way. Lodewijk On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <> wrote: > Lodewijk > > I agree that your second paragraph is quite likely to be correct. I have > consistently argued that the performance of th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lodewijk
in this conversation are discussing these guidelines with your behavior in mind in particular. Lodewijk On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <> wrote: > Dan > > Actually, being insulted and falsely accused of generalised misconduct by a > paid employee of the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New style banner - A heads up

2017-08-23 Thread Lodewijk
nobody gets confused about the seperation). Best, Lodewijk On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) <> wrote: > On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Joseph Seddon <> > wrote: > > > New Native feel: > &

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lodewijk
, Lodewijk On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 1:31 AM, Gerard Meijssen <> wrote: > Hoi, > You indicate that you aim to reduce the volume. I think the number of posts > is at a record low. The notion that the number of edits per person must be > brought down i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] RFC on wikimedia-l posting limits

2017-08-23 Thread Lodewijk
control on civilty and constructiveness by the moderators, which could be covered by that. I don't know a good wording for that either, but would appreciate someone trying to make a proposal for that :) Best, Lodewijk On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 2:44 AM, George Herbert <>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Canmore database and claims of copyright on public domain works

2017-08-20 Thread Lodewijk
missed the question for that in the exchange. Best, Lodewijk ps: sorry Andy if it annoys you. I do think there's a diverse set of opinions on top-posting or not, these days. Especially as email clients have changed to suit the needs of those that do. I fear it's a battle lost. On Sat, Aug 19

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funding the endowment

2017-08-19 Thread Lodewijk
you're framing this decision is not something I consider fair. Best, Lodewijk On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 4:33 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <> wrote: > I was surprised to read the record > > of_Endowment_funding_(F

[Wikimedia-l] Advertizing Wikimania (youtube) livestreams on centralnotice

2017-08-18 Thread Lodewijk
layers of management at the WMF, so I assume some documented reasoning and consultation is available. Best, Lodewijk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: and https://meta.wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [African Wikimedians] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 16 August 2017)

2017-08-18 Thread Lodewijk
(in the spirit of WP:WOTTA ;), I'd like to clarify that L2K most likely refers to the "Letter to Katherine" sent on April 1 by the Wiki Indaba participants. The letter and Katherine's response from a week ago are available on meta

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread Lodewijk
I know that KLM included some cuts from Wikipedia articles in their onflight system to explain sights from at least San Francisco. Not sure whether they made it scale, probably not. Lodewijk On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:13 AM, Pierre-Selim <> wrote: > Certificatio

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimédia France - informations sur la situation actuelle

2017-07-13 Thread Lodewijk
as possible - and that WMF's > role will be constructive in that respect, aimed at the future. > > I'm also glad to read your implicit invitation to groups of volunteers > that feel unable to work within the existing WMFR structures, that they can > receive support of the WMF directly. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimédia France - informations sur la situation actuelle

2017-07-13 Thread Lodewijk
intervene. Lodewijk (snipping the messages below, as the software complains it's too long) > 2017-07-13 10:21 GMT+02:00 Natacha Rault <>: > >> Dear All, >> >> As some anglophone wikimedians wanted an English version, we have >> translated the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] June 2017 agenda of the Board of Trustees

2017-06-16 Thread Lodewijk
significant cost - it would affect probably a whole lot of deadlines and make it harder to make last minute updates. Lodewijk On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 9:05 PM, Pine W <> wrote: > Hi Stephen, > > Can board agendas, as well as slides and docs which are not security or >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Lodewijk
structured information first. Otherwise, it's not hard to predict the outcome of this round: nothing. Add the key information on the top of the page please, if you're linking to it. Best, Lodewijk On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:28 PM, Milos Rancic <> wrote: > On Tue, May 16, 2017 a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Closure of Beta Wikiversity

2017-05-16 Thread Lodewijk
the opportunity to summarize your view (or of the views of the proposers) on the top of the page? Thanks in advance! Lodewijk On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Milos Rancic <> wrote: > There is the proposal for moving Beta Wikiversity into the Incubator > [1]. According to the Clo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikivoyage Association

2017-05-03 Thread Lodewijk
Very pleased to hear that the Wikivoyage Association, which exists longer than most chapters and predates the adoption of Wikivoyage as a Wikimedia projects. Recognition well deserved! I hope this will help expand their userbase and activities. Lodewijk On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:17 PM, Kirill

Re: [Wikimedia-l] machine translation

2017-05-03 Thread Lodewijk
Reading this, I get a strong impression the problem may very well be in setting expectations for the users of this translation tool. If they expect the automated translation to be rather good, they may get fed up more easily than when they consider it primarily a glorified dictionary. Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Turn the extension for ContentTranslation off?

2017-05-02 Thread Lodewijk
that are causing the internal fighting you refer to? I'd be curious to understand better what you're talking about before taking a position. Thanks! Best, Lodewijk 2017-05-02 17:20 GMT+02:00 John Erling Blad <>: > Yes, I wonder if the extension for content translation should be tur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

2017-04-29 Thread Lodewijk
... more complicated. Thanks, Lodewijk 2017-04-29 23:11 GMT+02:00 Juliet Barbara <>: > Thank you, everyone, for your messages regarding the situation in Turkey. > As you can imagine, this has been a very busy time for the Wikimedia > Foundation's Legal,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Amazon Smile thinks WMF is in Washington, incorporated 2003.

2017-04-11 Thread Lodewijk
Perhaps because that is where the checks are being collected for the fundraiser? Best, Lodewijk 2017-04-11 10:12 GMT+02:00 David Richfield <>: > If you look up "Wikimedia" in Amazon Smile, you find &q

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communicating plans and consultations

2017-03-20 Thread Lodewijk
be improvements on the community side of the communications? Best, Lodewijk 2017-03-20 11:35 GMT+01:00 Fæ <>: > I did, it's not my job to teach Communications theory to the WMF or all > affiliates by writing 50 words in an email. There are plenty of books for > that. M

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Communicating plans and consultations

2017-03-20 Thread Lodewijk
of the community. Those methods are typically either very expensive, or not very effective. And I'm only talking about getting input here, not even about 'informing' everyone. So what can we, as a community, change to facilitate better exchange of ideas, experiences and provide input? Best Lodewijk PS: I

[Wikimedia-l] Communicating plans and consultations

2017-03-18 Thread Lodewijk
(branching this into a new thread as it gets quite off topic) Pine: Why do you think the solution lies with the Wikimedia Foundation? Lodewijk 2017-03-18 22:52 GMT+01:00 Pine W <>: > My point is more or less the same one that you're making. Communications > (too

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the Hardware donation program

2017-03-17 Thread Lodewijk
it more complicated to a minimum :P If it works well, maybe you could look for some community member(s) that want to help in scaling it up a bit? Best, Lodewijk 2017-03-17 18:19 GMT+01:00 Yuri Astrakhan <>: > I wonder if it would make sense to solicit 3rd par

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sambad's 100 Women Editathon

2017-03-17 Thread Lodewijk
on that. Will this collaboration focus on the newspaper as employer of potential Wikipedians, or will there also be an effort down the line to encourage the readers to follow the example? Exciting! Lodewijk 2017-03-17 5:04 GMT+01:00 Sailesh Patnaik <>: > Dear All, > Inspired by BBC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] AMD petition

2017-03-13 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Jim, Could you clarify the relationship with Wikimedia on this? I'm missing the link. Best, Lodewijk 2017-03-13 23:03 GMT+01:00 James Salsman <>: > Please join me in asking AMD to open-source the PSP (backdoor) in > their chips -- a chance to regain secure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
. Lodewijk 2017-03-07 14:53 GMT+01:00 Todd Allen <>: > Could we set it up so that the uploader could set their preferred > "Attribute me as..." text, if they want something different from the > default? And make the facilities for generating it autom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
the description it's not even 100% clear to me whether the license has to be mentioned). I'm not sure whether this kind of 'trapping' is part of the bad practices, but given the stories I read so far, I wouldn't be surprised. Lodewijk 2017-03-07 13:16 GMT+01:00 Jonatan Svensson Glad <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-06 Thread Lodewijk
alties' and fearmongering. Lodewijk 2017-03-06 2:01 GMT+01:00 Gnangarra <>: > Lodewijk, I posted ​on the 4th, > > > Licensing and the choices have been discussed on Commons https://commons > . > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-05 Thread Lodewijk
by any chance? Thanks, Lodewijk 2017-03-05 13:33 GMT+01:00 Steinsplitter Wiki <>: > This has been discussed multiple times on Wikimedia Commons and dewp, thus > i see no need to discuss it here again. > > The RFC on dewp [1] to ban such photos from being

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-05 Thread Lodewijk
Ikipedia may contain more links, and the linked blogs are insightful on how this behaviour is being perceived. Just google for "abmahnung bild wikipedia" to find more examples and stories. Hope that clarifies. German Wikipedians may have better examples. Lodewijk 2017-03-04 12:47 GMT+01

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is the Code of Conduct in force?

2017-03-04 Thread Lodewijk
I get the impression that the majority of the people in this subcommunity feel that this decision is well on its place with the technical community, that would be most heavily impacted by it. So I'd say, lets leave it at that. Lodewijk 2017-03-04 21:27 GMT+01:00 Rogol Domedonfors <domed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-03 Thread Lodewijk
. Lodewijk 2017-03-03 3:10 GMT+01:00 James Heilman <>: > Agree with Todd. People should be given a chance to either remove the image > or comply with the license before legal action is taken. > > Peter does this work better >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] a second commons, prevent cease and desist business

2017-03-02 Thread Lodewijk
ssion) Best, Lodewijk 2017-03-02 14:50 GMT+01:00 Todd Allen <>: > The CC-BY-SA license asks for a basic courtesy: You give an acknowledgement > to the person who graciously let you use their work totally free. > > It takes all of five seconds to add "Photo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-01 Thread Lodewijk
characters in the sustaining donor list, the balance sheet is claiming to span a whole year). Is this perhaps still work in progress? On the visual end, it looks great though. I love the chatting group of Wikipedians as a background. Best, Lodewijk 2017-03-01 20:59 GMT+01:00 Joseph Seddon <j

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Using WMF employee accounts and employee personal accounts in the same community discussions

2017-02-27 Thread Lodewijk
after a job is finished. Buut in such cases, disclosure may be needed. I'm not sure why Fae is asking this question through this venue though - but that is a discussion I recall from a week or so ago, so he's probably aware of that. Lodewijk 2017-02-27 19:30 GMT+01:00 Olatunde Isaac <reachout

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-15 Thread Lodewijk
, and some follow-up questions about that. Could we please stick to that, and not get diverted in such unconstructive manner? This would, at least by me, be very much appreciated. Thank you. Lodewijk 2017-02-14 22:11 GMT+01:00 Rogol Domedonfors <>: > Nathan, > > T

Re: [Wikimedia-l] community survey request

2017-02-14 Thread Lodewijk
infrastructures do you intend to use to get responses? Best, Lodewijk 2017-02-14 2:40 GMT+01:00 Bill Takatoshi <>: > On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Nathan <> wrote: > > > > What would your intended use of the results of such a survey

[Wikimedia-l] Thank you for your service, Wikimedia Hong Kong

2017-02-08 Thread Lodewijk
a lot from you in this new phase. The end of the organization will hopefully not mean the end of your impactful work. Best, Lodewijk 2017-02-08 12:48 GMT+01:00 Wong Rover <>: > Hi all, > > On behalf of WMHK, I would like to say something. > > Some may think it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

2017-02-05 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Gerard, I don't believe that the Language Committee is an affiliated organization - so I'm not sure why affiliate requirements would apply. Or did I miss something there? Lodewijk 2017-02-05 10:22 GMT+01:00 Gerard Meijssen <>: > Hoi, > I fail to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Save the dates: WikiCite 2017 • Vienna, May 23-25, 2017

2017-02-02 Thread Lodewijk
Hey Dario, great to see you're working on this! It's a very important and key topic to our movement, and deserves the dedicated attention. Especially interested in the policy discussions! Best, Lodewijk 2017-02-02 4:05 GMT+01:00 Dario Taraborelli <>: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation receives $500, 000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive

2017-01-27 Thread Lodewijk
, Lodewijk 2017-01-27 17:24 GMT+01:00 Danny Horn <>: > The project has four focus areas, and blocking is just one of them. Here's > the whole picture: > > * Detection and prevention: Using machine learning to help flag situations > for admin review -- both text

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation receives $500, 000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive

2017-01-27 Thread Lodewijk
projects? I really hope that prevention, education and (social) training will become a major point in the overall agenda, but I can imagine that we can't pay all that from the single grant :) So I just would like to place it in the proper context. Best, Lodewijk 2017-01-27 10:14 GMT+01:00 Johan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Lodewijk
, but I suspect it at least didn't end up being possible. But maybe Nataliia sees other ways how the timelines can support each other. I hope they are not being developed in vacuum. Best regards, Lodewijk 2017-01-24 19:09 GMT+01:00 Anna Stillwell <>: > Hello

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Lodewijk
chance these timelines may support each other? Best, Lodewijk 2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv <>: > Dear all, > > We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment for > two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Delegation of policy-making authority" resolution

2016-12-22 Thread Lodewijk
Wikimedia Foundation. A possible reading of this would be that the board now delegated basically all authority (which is mostly symbolic, I guess) over community and affiliation issues to the ED. It is unclear if this, for example, includes affiliation approval. Best, Lodewijk 2016-12-22 14:19 GMT+0

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Delegation of policy-making authority" resolution

2016-12-22 Thread Lodewijk
have all the facts - a denial that there may be things that you don't know to not know. I hope this is an unfortunate glitch (which can happen). Best, Lodewijk 2016-12-22 8:13 GMT+01:00 Christophe Henner <>: > Hey, > > I feel there might be a misund

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "Delegation of policy-making authority" resolution

2016-12-21 Thread Lodewijk
to the resolution. Thanks, Lodewijk 2016-12-21 4:45 GMT+01:00 Christophe Henner <>: > Hi Pine, > > If you don't mind I will address your different points separately. > > First, the resolution and its context. "Supervising" the ED is indeed a > boa

Re: [Wikimedia-l] documentaries about Wikipedia

2016-12-14 Thread Lodewijk
There's also this movie made because of the Erasmusprize: It's quite short though (9min), so not sure if it fits your purpose. Lodewijk 2016-12-13 2:00 GMT+01:00 Joseph Fox <>: > There's the GLAM-Wiki documentary

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor safety and anonymity: ending IP address exposure?

2016-11-12 Thread Lodewijk
do make use of this data. Sounds like a good process to go through, but this puts more emphasis on 2). Lodewijk 2016-11-12 21:36 GMT+01:00 Vi to <>: > Point #1, with current means, will simply imply the end of countervandalism > with IPs. > > Vito > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board: Vacant appointed seats and Turnover (Was: Personal Update)

2016-11-05 Thread Lodewijk
hope this caught the changes you're proposing? Please correct me if I missed something. Thanks for sharing though, and I hope that you'll engage in a constructive discussion despite the short time left before the board meeting :) Best, Lodewijk 2016-11-05 13:07 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv <n

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 - 2016 Fundraising Report just published

2016-10-01 Thread Lodewijk
helpful! Or is this already being published somewhere? Thanks, Lodewijk 2016-10-01 3:14 GMT+02:00 Lucas Teles <>: > Wow... the increasing donation on Latin America is really impressive! > > Is there any specific country that helped more on that? > > Tel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FW: My final email

2016-08-17 Thread Lodewijk
though :) (for future improvements) Lodewijk 2016-08-17 14:39 GMT+02:00 Joseph Seddon <>: > Hey Peter, > > So you can unsubscribe from the fundraising and WMF newsletter emails via > that form and you will remain on lists such as Wikimedia-l. > > Hope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel received a grant to work with Arabic speaking gifted students

2016-08-08 Thread Lodewijk
Always glad to see more external grants kick in :) Not only because of the funding, but because it represents a level of appreciation for good programmes and directions. Keep up the good work! Best, Lodewijk 2016-08-07 8:34 GMT+02:00 ido ivri <>: > Hi all, > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel and the Israeli News Company bring new video content to the Wikimedia projects

2016-07-07 Thread Lodewijk
Hey Itzik, very nice, thanks for sharing! Can you confirm that the music used is also free? It is so generally appliccable, that the raw music files might also be useful to upload as such. Best, Lodewijk 2016-07-07 9:53 GMT+02:00 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <>: > H

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damage compensation to photographer for violation of license of a photo taken from Commons

2016-06-28 Thread Lodewijk
lol, I thought you were talking about another 'event' until I saw the link... (A) Lodewijk 2016-06-28 16:51 GMT+02:00 Cristian Consonni <>: > Hi, > > Last week a small case of copyright violation come to a positive > conclusion. > > Nicc

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

2016-06-08 Thread Lodewijk
situation (as Sue is also quite one-of-a-kind with all her experience!) and that no other 'advisors' are paid compensation for their time? (I'm thinking about advisory board, endowment advisors, FDC, AffCom and what else). Thanks! Lodewijk 2016-06-08 7:31 GMT+02:00 Amir Ladsgroup <lad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-06 Thread Lodewijk
admin can probably confirm. Lodewijk 2016-06-06 19:20 GMT+02:00 James Heilman <>: > Upon reviewing this 990 form: > > It says May 9th 2016 on the bottom which I assume is the date of filing. > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-06-04 Thread Lodewijk
Am I somehow misunderstanding the compensation issue (i.e. was there a compensation for earlier years, or was it lowered)? Maybe I'm missing something here - if so, please point it out! Thanks in advance. Best, Lodewijk 2016-06-05 0:18 GMT+02:00 Greg Varnum <>: > Greetings,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-05-31 Thread Lodewijk
, I understand that the role continues to this day - which makes it probably more relevant. Please don't retreat in silence again. Lodewijk 2016-05-25 14:39 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk <>: > Thanks Greg for the responses. > > As for the ED team, that answers part

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Tech survey on watchlist use

2016-05-27 Thread Lodewijk
Yeah, I don't guess this is a matter of whether it is technically possible, but rather if the community would like to allow such functionality (what would then stop a troll to selectively disable all admins to watch his/her talkpage?) Lodewijk 2016-05-27 6:31 GMT+02:00 James Heilman <

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-05-25 Thread Lodewijk
behind it (i.e. a bonus mechanism etc). It would be great if you could clarify! Thanks! Lodewijk 2016-05-25 12:45 GMT+02:00 John Mark Vandenberg <>: > On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 6:31 AM, Gregory Varnum <> > wrote: > > Greetings, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Form 990 for FY 2014-2015 now on-wiki

2016-05-24 Thread Lodewijk
I do hope btw that the unfortunate derailing doesn't mean the questions won't get an answer... I hoped those would be fairly obvious and easily clarified. Lodewijk 2016-05-20 0:52 GMT+02:00 Neil P. Quinn <>: > I totally second this. I apologize for engaging with hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Account of the events leading to James Heilman's removal

2016-05-09 Thread Lodewijk
from community input of course! Lodewijk 2016-05-09 5:41 GMT+02:00 Gerard Meijssen <>: > Hoi, > Sorry Pete, there is not. > Thanks, > GerardM > > On 9 May 2016 at 01:30, Pete Forsyth <> wrote: > > > Keegan,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] election for 2 seats on WMF board of trustees ends May 7...

2016-05-03 Thread Lodewijk
happy to chat with anyone who wants to, if the agenda permits. Now, and through the year. Chapter or no chapter. If you think a chat will give you something helpful (insight or whatever), just schedule something! Be bold. Best, Lodewijk 2016-05-03 19:30 GMT+02:00 Ilya Korniyko <intra...@gmail.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-23 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Jimmy, Thanks for the general pointer, but given the high amount of discussions on your talkpage, I'm uncertain which comment you are referring to? Lodewijk On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Andy Mabbett <> wrote: > On 23 March 2016 at 10:01, Jimmy Wales

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