Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF political activism

2020-04-25 Thread Mario Gómez
nst critics. I don't think these lobbying activities would get a wide community consensus. Even the blackout for the EU produced a fair share of controversy within some Wikimedia projects, and it was actually related to our core mission. Bes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The timeline of the Wikimedia strategy: please reconsider!

2019-09-25 Thread Mario Gómez
The recommendations from the second iteration are available now: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations Looking at the formatting with discussion links and so on, I assume community feedback is still welcome. It would be good to announce this in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-07 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:58 AM Mario Gómez wrote: > > On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 5:49 AM Zack McCune wrote: > >> >> From more than 319 comments, representing 150 individual contributors and >> 63 affiliates, we assessed 6 major themes in feedback: >> >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community feedback and next steps on movement brand proposal

2019-09-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Hello, On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 5:49 AM Zack McCune wrote: > > From more than 319 comments, representing 150 individual contributors and > 63 affiliates, we assessed 6 major themes in feedback: > > The benchmark is completely twisted to make opposition impossible: * Support and Opposition are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Possible abuse of Wikipedia ToS by SurveyMonkey

2019-05-21 Thread Mario Gómez
when the matter is resolved. > > > Best, > Elena > > -- > Elena Lappen (she/her) > Community Relations Specialist > Wikimedia Foundation > > > > > On May 11, 2019, at 8:40 AM, Mario Gómez wrote: > > > > Hello, > > > > Since the WM

[Wikimedia-l] Possible abuse of Wikipedia ToS by SurveyMonkey

2019-05-11 Thread Mario Gómez
Hello, Since the WMF has an ongoing partnership with SurveyMonkey [1][2], the WMF could review their possible abuse of Wikipedia ToS and, if confirmed, require them to cease this activity. SurveyMonkey's possible use of undisclosed paid editing service was already brought to your attention on

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

2018-08-02 Thread Mario Gómez
On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 4:56 AM, Yair Rand wrote: > The new website highlights "Advocacy" as one of the three areas that the > Foundation deals with, along with Research and Technology. From the page > linked, it promotes the WMF's misguided and unauthorized venture into > trying to influence US

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-31 Thread Mario Gómez
> Gregory Varnum > Communications Strategist > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > gvar...@wikimedia.org > Pronouns: He/Him/His > > > > On Jul 27, 2018, at 12:32 PM, Mario Gómez > wrote: > > > > I have gathered more evidence an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-27 Thread Mario Gómez
that it is not crucial anymore to prove Go Fish Digital ongoing and undisclosed paid editing. On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 12:36 PM, Mario Gómez wrote: > I will not post actual evidence to this mailing list. My notes as of > Sunday are already sent to functionaries and I'm sure they will act on it > t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-26 Thread Mario Gómez
; here. I believe the WP:OUTING applies to the English Wikipedia and this > is > > not English Wikipedia mailing list. > > > > Regards, > > > > Isaac > > > > On Jul 22, 2018 5:43 PM, "Mario Gómez" wrote: > > > > There, is at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-22 Thread Mario Gómez
I sent initial research notes to functionaries-en@ with evidence of potential undisclosed COI by Go Fish Digital employee(s). The actual scale of it would require quite more research as well as CheckUser. Best, Mario On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 12:23 AM, Pine W wrote: > I'd like to distinguish

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-22 Thread Mario Gómez
Wikipedia data with this company. Best, Mario On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Mario Gómez wrote: > There, is at least, one user that works for Go Fish Digital with a > sockpuppet account in English Wikipedia and has denied conflict of interest > or paid editing disclosure even if he

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Inc. working with Go Fish Digital, a company that whitewashes Wikipedia

2018-07-22 Thread Mario Gómez
There, is at least, one user that works for Go Fish Digital with a sockpuppet account in English Wikipedia and has denied conflict of interest or paid editing disclosure even if he was asked too, since some user was suspicious. Should I send this privately? I don't want to incur in spurious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
, because that's exactly what I'm opposing: using the WMF and affiliates to lobby for political positions beyond its mission. On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM, Mario Gómez wrote: > > > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > >> >> The anti-surrogacy movement may not be ant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > > The anti-surrogacy movement may not be anti-LGBT, I basically said > that in my previous email. If you want to lobby against surrogacy, > there is no problem with doing so in the right forum, and as all legal > surrogacies over the last 22 years in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:26 PM, Fæ wrote: > On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 13:12, Mario Gómez wrote: > > > No it is not "fair", it is a way of dismissing equality for LGBT+ > people by parodying and stereotyping all of us with views in this area > as rich white men.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Fæ wrote: > However when you choose to derail a discussion that is no more and no > less than same sex couples being treated equally and being given equal > access for parental rights and medical support, then your actions will > be read as supporting the use of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
Hi Fæ, On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Fæ wrote: > In Wikipedian fashion, let us stick to the published statement by > Wikimedia Israel without making unnecessary inferences. That is what I do as a Wikipedia editor. But I don't find it reasonable when it comes to WMF and affiliates

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-21 Thread Mario Gómez
ess of someone’s stance on the issue or this > action, the issue remains one of relevance to LGBTQ rights (and others) and > WMIL labeling it as a LGBTQ rights issue was accurate. :) > > -greg > > ___ > Sent from my iPhone - a more detailed response may be sent lat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-20 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 2:56 AM, Gregory Varnum wrote: > As far as it being an alternative, that is usually true, but it is also > true for non-LGBTQ families and I am not aware of viable political > movements successfully suggesting non-LGBTQ families should not worry about > surrogacy laws as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Israel joins the nationwide strike to protest the exclusion of gay couples the right to become parents

2018-07-20 Thread Mario Gómez
Hi, "a legal change on that would have given the LGBT community the right to become parents" If I read correctly, this is simply not true. It denied the right to use gestational surrogacy. They can adopt though. Note that gestational surrogacy is not a simple issue and it is highly political.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Open Law Book project on Wikisource

2018-07-12 Thread Mario Gómez
Hi Michal, Congrats for the initiative, that is, indeed, an awesome achievement! Just some nitpicky points: * It would be desirable to clarify to Hasadana [1] that Wikimedia Israel is an independent organization, and that they are jointly working with "Wikimedia Israel", not "Wikimedia". [1] *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-08 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the > Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation > was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retaining > the right. > Not really.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
I find these activities by the WMF really disturbing for the community. Looking at previous discussions, I am not the first one to voice these issues, but here is my summary: == It is cherry-picking == The WMF has no long-term commitment to immigration issues. This leads to the appearance that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Hello, I would suggest to update Wikimedia sites to reflect the fact that Wikimedia Foundation is active in lobbying in the area of immigration public policies: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_policy https://policy.wikimedia.org/ Best, MarioGom On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Katherine

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

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Please, don't: On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:11 PM, James Salsman wrote: > I propose that the Executive Director ask donors to > support other organizations which are working for free college,[1-4] > single payer universal health care,[5] shorter work weeks,[6-7] > payroll subsidies,[8] and