Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voting formula was Appointment of MarĂ­a Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-31 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On 01/30/2016 07:19 AM, Risker wrote: > While we're at it...diversity remains a very serious problem for the > Board. Does the community voting process want to try to take that on? How > would we do such a thing? I wildly speculate that it could be done through a voter pledge, sketched at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps regarding WMF-community disputes about deployments

2014-08-22 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On 08/21/2014 07:17 PM, Erik Moeller wrote: It's very different futures -- a WMF that exists purely to do what communities ask it to, or a WMF that exists - in part - to look forward, close gaps, and help anticipate where we want to be 3, 5, 10 years from now. Irrespective of what my own take

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-22 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: I cannot cite anything, but there should be studies that show that even though most people are bilingual or reported as bilingual in their regional language and another major language, they are more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-03 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:14 AM, wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: bhar...@wikimedia.org wrote: This is inserting a conspiracy theory where one does not exist. The English Wikipedia community voted on the blackout and directed it into existence, not the Foundation. We merely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-03 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM, ??? wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: On 03/08/2012 16:24, Mike Linksvayer wrote: On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:14 AM, wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk wrote: The proposal was floated by Jimmy Wales on the 10th of december, 1 day after a Creative Commons Board meeting

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Mike Linksvayer
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:31 AM, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote: On 21 May 2012 13:09, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: So, is the time ripe yet for us to start pushing for a 14-year term, or do we wait a bit? I suggest we start contemplating it, however. The most pirated bit of content at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Mike Linksvayer
, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Mike Linksvayer m...@gondwanaland.com wrote: 0 years best, but I think some unauthorized sharing data could support a merely shorter term Mike - you mean you think all CC licenses should converge to CC0 immediately? No, that wouldn't be effective. There are different