Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
Functionaries (checkusers, oversighters, stewards, OTRS members, and people with similar advanced permissions) have not been required to provide their personal information - name, DOB, address - for years. They simply sign off a type of confidentiality agreement with their username. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustees elections, membership, quorum, and

2020-10-08 Thread Risker
it is possible; but anything requiring a financial contribution would limit the membership to those who have the money to pay to join, which is antithetical to the movement's philosophy. Risker/Anne On Thu, 8 Oct 2020 at 13:41, Todd Allen wrote: > Why would we "not want it to be a me

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Risker
, is an appropriate decision. I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect strategy implementation. Risker/Anne On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders wrote: > Maybe I'm reading it wrong, bu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updates from Wikimedia Foundation Board

2020-05-03 Thread Risker
in Nataliia's message on behalf of the Board. Risker/Anne On Sat, 2 May 2020 at 19:21, Pine W wrote: > Andy, I was going off of this statement: "In order to ensure sustained > community representation on the Board, we are extending the terms of > the three community-selected trustees curre

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-11 Thread Risker
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2020 in Berlin cancelled

2020-02-28 Thread Risker
Thank you for informing the global community of this. More importantly, thank you for recognizing that the safety and well-being of the global community should take precedence over a meeting. This is the way to "walk the talk" about community safety. Risker/Anne On Fri, 28 Feb 202

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Next steps on Wikimedia Space

2020-02-19 Thread Risker
de platform (i.e., Meta). Experiments are always worthwhile, as they're opportunities to learn. I will trust that Quim and the rest of the Wikimedia Space team will be summarizing the positives and negatives about this particular experiment. Risker/Anne On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 17:49, Rebecca O'Neil

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation elections committee: Call for volunteers

2020-01-12 Thread Risker
he committee to make decisions and do the work. This is really a problem, and it's almost impossible to fix once the work of the election has started. The work for the 2020 election should be startingwell, it probably already should have started. Risker/Anne On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Ombuds Commission now accepting nominations for 2020

2019-10-09 Thread Risker
uot; committee, charged with enforcing WMF board-approved policies, most particularly the privacy policy. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 16:44, Pine W wrote: > Hello, > > Sorry that I'm late replying to this thread. I have been very busy in the > past few weeks. > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-09 Thread Risker
think it's terrible use of Wikidata to use it to store what are essentially the personnel records of Wikimedia volunteers. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 09:52, Henry Wood wrote: > Risker > > > I'm pretty shocked at this idea; in fact, if someone created a Wikidata > > profile

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [LGBT] Best practices for awarding scholarships

2019-10-07 Thread Risker
you expect in return for the scholarship. Risker/Anne On Mon, 7 Oct 2019 at 16:39, Lane Rasberry wrote: > Hello, > > I have wished that eventually when people apply for scholarships or even > when they attend wiki events they create profiles for themselves in > Wikidata so th

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-12 Thread Risker
really good ideas to me, but there are ones that I don't really think are a great idea, too. Risker/Anne On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 12:25, Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Am Mo., 12. Aug. 2019 um 17:51 Uhr schrieb Nicole Ebber < > nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de>: > > > Dear all,. > > &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF commitment for a Wikimedia projects archive

2019-05-14 Thread Risker
lar aspect of the mission statement should be a recommendation that gets included in the final reports - regardless of which entity assumes responsibility for it or who pays for it. Risker/Anne On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 18:03, Nathan wrote: > The Internet Archive, incidentally, already seems to ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reviewing our brand system for our 2030 goals

2019-04-15 Thread Risker
r certain of our projects should be left by the wayside, but I will note that there are significant variations in the "popularity" of various projects between language groups as well as cultural groups. Risker/Anne On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 09:28, Philippe Beaudette wrote: > As usual, Phoebe st

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Iberoconf 2019 - Declaration of Santiago regarding affiliates' rights and responsabilities

2019-02-22 Thread Risker
ring our research. We will take these points into consideration as we develop our recommendations. Risker/Anne (As a member of the R Strategy Working Group) [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Roles_%26_Responsibilities On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 at 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell, Erik!

2019-02-07 Thread Risker
I wish you a lot of joy in your retirement, Erik. We will miss you and all of your work to help us become a more transparent organization. Risker/Anne On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 05:42, Magnus Manske via Wikimedia-l < wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > Erik, > > thanks for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Survey about the Foundation's Mission

2019-01-16 Thread Risker
. I am not sure that James needs to remain a contributor to this list. Risker/Anne On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 11:56, James Salsman wrote: > On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:23 AM Kevin Payravi > wrote: > > > > I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hiding versions because of copyright violation

2019-01-14 Thread Risker
cy is here: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Revision_deletion#Criteria_for_redaction> Risker/Anne On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 13:20, effe iets anders wrote: > Thanks for those questions. > > Just as clarification, I'm talking about hiding revisions with the effect

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hiding versions because of copyright violation

2019-01-14 Thread Risker
in the history. I suspect that English Wikipedia has lower thresholds for both revision-deletion and suppression because it has historically been the project that is most abused, sometimes in ways that I'd be hesitant to publicly describe. Risker/Anne (English Wikipedia oversighter) On Mon, 14

Re: [Wikimedia-l] America may go bizarro, but Wikipedia has a choice to make

2019-01-09 Thread Risker
Glenn of the WMF may be the best person to ask since they seem to be managing the process of making the files available. Risker/Anne On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 06:44, Fæ wrote: > Location: This is a tangent, one that has been raised before as a > /non-answer/ to the issue of actually g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocks which appear to demonstrate prejudice against minorities

2019-01-02 Thread Risker
ll accounts; in this case, if it disallows usernames that imply sexual preference regardless of what that preference is. It seems to me that the WMF Trust & Safety group would probably be the right group to examine this. Risker/Anne On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 09:42, Ariel Glenn WMF wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Page views of male/female biographies?

2018-12-05 Thread Risker
there is also an inherent bias in that there are far fewer biographical articles about women in most categories, as compared to men. Risker/Anne On Wed, 5 Dec 2018 at 18:20, David Cuenca Tudela wrote: > Hi Tilman, > > I disagree with your appraisal that there are better venues for my

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

2017-09-03 Thread Risker
out about an overarching banner, it's from someone who knows I "do" Wikipedia, and they're complaining to me. I have to disabuse them of the idea that any editor is likely to be able to change this... Risker/Anne On 3 September 2017 at 13:44, James Heilman <jmh...@gma

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

2017-08-23 Thread Risker
er the banner that pushes down the content over the one that covers it because I could still navigate through the article. (For the record, I am on a fast computer and using the highest speed internet available for residential use in Canada - and the second banner managed to still freeze my computer.)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-13 Thread Risker
through hard-blocked VPNs. I can't speak for other projects, but I can say that on enwiki there are both administrators and functionaries who are liberal in their granting of IPBE. I sometimes find it odd that nobody asks me directly to help them out; I think I've granted it every time I was aske

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-05 Thread Risker
better than nothing. And yes, the place to ask is at Global IPBE, because getting IPBE on only one project is unhelpful if one also pitches in elsewhere (Wikidata, Commons, etc.). Risker/Anne On 5 June 2017 at 19:34, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Cristian Consonni wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Chief Communications Officer search & job description

2017-05-27 Thread Risker
to screen directly for political affiliation - and possibly illegal to do so. Risker/Anne On 27 May 2017 at 23:53, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Joady, > > Thank you for publishing this. Overall I like this draft. I would like to > offer two comments. >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-16 Thread Risker
nly reviews and provides feedback on the draft annual plan. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.w

[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations - Round 2 of 2016-17

2017-05-15 Thread Risker
, as well. The Ombudsperson will publicly document the complaint, and investigate as needed. On behalf of the FDC, Anne Clin / Risker FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2016-2017_round_2 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-14 Thread Risker
ll advertisements. Don't blame Burger King for leveraging exactly what we're doing ourselves. Risker/Anne On 14 April 2017 at 12:39, Gabriel Thullen <gabr...@thullen.com> wrote: > This advertising campaign is particularly interesting, it appears that this > is the first time we can tal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-12 Thread Risker
reflect two news stories I learned about today. I got to the Wikipedia articles on both of those subjects by following links in online reports by commercial news outlets. Risker/Anne On 13 April 2017 at 00:01, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm bumping this thread because there has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-06 Thread Risker
family - proposal for a new idea, well-informed discussion, good faith assumed on everyone's part. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia

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

2017-03-17 Thread Risker
with depreciated, verified-safe hardware sharing this hardware with other Wikimedians, though - it's a great idea. Laptops are the right things to start with; there may come a time where other electronic equipment can be shared in a similar way. Risker/Anne On 17 March 2017 at 17:11, Asaf Bartov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces

2017-03-07 Thread Risker
a hard time sorting out some of the comments that have been made in this thread. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages

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

2017-03-02 Thread Risker
really increase focus on the lack of online accessibility - something that dovetails strongly with our mission - is a glaring omission. On this point, I agree with John Vandenberg. And I'm sorry, Zack, but given the fact that so many of these issues are directly linked to real-world activities that

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

2017-03-02 Thread Risker
Please Peter. If the WMF was based in either of those places, it would be a very different organization. And in neither case would it be focusing its annual report on some other country's political system. Risker/Anne On 3 March 2017 at 01:20, Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net>

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

2017-03-01 Thread Risker
that this can be pulled back and edited properly, preferably by a bunch of actual Wikipedia editors who know how to write neutrally on controversial topics. I've volunteered in the Wikimedia movement for more than a decade at least in part because it was not a political advocacy organization, so I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

2017-02-13 Thread Risker
publishing of biographical information of notable-only-on-Wikipedia people. Please stop doing this. Risker/Anne On 13 February 2017 at 19:43, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > I find all of these to be deeply non relevant. Though they might be > relevant according to standard en.w

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] New members of the Affiliations Committee

2017-01-17 Thread Risker
Thank you to all of you - those who have served AffCom so admirably, those who are stepping up to take on these responsibilities, and those who are continuing their dedicated service. Risker/Anne On 17 January 2017 at 23:15, Nabin K. Sapkota <nboycreationne...@gmail.com>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-05 Thread Risker
of hiring the staff and paying the bills to address undisclosed paid editing to the point that there is a genuine effect. Risker/Anne On 5 January 2017 at 13:53, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > I should add: I spent a few months following the various AFD queues on >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulation, Hebrew Wikipedia

2017-01-01 Thread Risker
Well done! Risker/Anne On 1 January 2017 at 10:46, Orsolya Virág Gyenes <orsolyavi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Congratulations on the milestone! Mazel Tov! > > Orsolya > > 2016. dec. 29. 16:11 ezt írta ("Itzik - Wikimedia Israel" < > it...@wikimedia.org.il>):

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Maithili Wikipedia surpasses 10k articles

2017-01-01 Thread Risker
Congratulations! Risker/Anne On 1 January 2017 at 20:28, Biplab Anand <biplaban...@gmail.com> wrote: > No not at all. > On 1 Jan 2017 22:49, "MF-Warburg" <mfwarb...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > > Congratulations. > > Was this supported by bots? >

[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee Recommendations for Round 1 2016-2017

2016-11-17 Thread Risker
. The Ombudsperson will publicly document the complaint, and investigate as needed. On behalf of the FDC, Anne Clin / Risker FDC Chair [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_recommendations/2016-2017_round_1 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG

Re: [Wikimedia-l] General Counsel Search | Job Description

2016-09-20 Thread Risker
Hello Amy - This mailing list doesn't permit attachments for security reasons. Could you please link to the job description on a publicly accessible page? Thanks. Risker/Anne On 20 September 2016 at 19:48, Amy Elder <ael...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > Over the past few

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Elections Committee

2016-08-25 Thread Risker
itself. I wish you all the very best - you have an opportunity to have a significant impact in the governance of the Wikimedia Foundation. Risker/Anne On 20 July 2016 at 21:00, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > Dear members of the Wikimedia community, > > As you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Risker
r articles on a near-constant basis, as well, but they don't scan everything in real time. I have seen very good results using this process, often within the hour. Risker On 7 August 2016 at 20:24, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Pax, > > I believe that WMF Discovery is the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Risker
On 28 June 2016 at 12:24, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Milos, I read the points you are making in your initial post, and I > cannot > > tell what actions you are seeking. I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Our problem with India

2016-06-28 Thread Risker
languages of the Indian subcontinent, and that somehow it is the WMF's fault. Risker/Anne On 28 June 2016 at 11:51, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Anders Wennersten > <m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote: > > I have been acti

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

2016-06-24 Thread Risker
as Chair. Thank you as well to Alice for her service as Vice Chair. Risker/Anne On 24 June 2016 at 09:49, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Congratulations go to Christophe, and also thank you for making yourself a > candidate. Your years of experience in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 147, Issue 43

2016-06-20 Thread risker . wp
Given the activities of the past year, I think it is fairly obvious that succession planning had not made it to the top of the priority list - there are interim leaders in several roles now, many of whom are stepping up in ways that were not planned. Risker/Anne Sent from my BlackBerry device

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

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
to the posting of her own direct salary for the 2015-16 fiscal year, despite the fact that it would not come close to the Form 990 reporting threshold. Risker On 7 June 2016 at 20:42, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for pointing that out, Risker. The emails indeed cr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment and blaming the victim

2016-06-07 Thread Risker
ressed by checkusers on different projects is very different. Risker/Anne On 7 June 2016 at 15:01, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote: > My suggestion is to come up with a general type training that can work for > all administrators and functionaries since all have the freedom

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community survey to support the WMF ED search starts right now

2016-06-01 Thread Risker
y be useful in other contexts as well. Risker/Anne On 1 June 2016 at 09:18, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > hi James, > > thanks for your input. One of the reasons for the survey is asking the > community what they think about the key qualities. I think it is quite &g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Fwd: Invitation to upcoming office hours with interim ED

2016-05-04 Thread Risker
Just noting that 1700-1800 PDT on Wednesday May 11 is -0100 UTC on Thursday May 12. Based on the link given, this seems to be when the meeting will be held. Please verify. Risker/Anne On 4 May 2016 at 21:28, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Forwarding. > > Pine > --

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

2016-04-15 Thread Risker
aisals should be published. It would probably violate quite a few labour and human rights laws, not to mention the separation agreement that no doubt exists. That's not transparency, it's prurience. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: htt

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 call for Audit Committee observers

2016-04-04 Thread Risker
for this oversight role. Risker/Anne On 4 April 2016 at 16:54, Greg Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Forward on behalf of Kelly Battles. > > > > Hello All - > > My name is Kelly Bodnar Battles and I am honored to have joined the > Wikimedia Foundation Board of Tr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
Well, Pete, I certainly interpreted Nathan's question as being specific enough to require that a number be given. On 14 March 2016 at 14:28, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Ther

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
mpact on their future earnings and ability to secure future employment. Risker/Anne On 14 March 2016 at 13:37, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > We need to distinguish between the personal and private details of > individuals and the policies of the WMF around management of e

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
uld result in a large settlement, either individually or as a group (think high-tech employees lawsuit). This is an area where "transparency" very definitely intersects with the privacy rights of those individuals who are directly affected. Privacy should win. Risker/Anne On 14 March 2

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-14 Thread Risker
I think it is probably best that human resources issues (including the reasons for people leaving the organization) are not included in this list, unless expressly disclosed by the individuals. Risker On 14 March 2016 at 12:14, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Um. Luis, if you wer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
"Requests for transparency" is highly inaccurate; what you are requesting is information. The two are not synonymous. I have moved the page to the more correct name. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_information On 12 March 2016 at 22:18, SarahSV wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
on the nature of the disclosure. There have been transparency problems, no question about it. But they had nothing to do with NDAs. Let's leave NDAs out of it at this point. They're absolutely not within Community Engagement's purview. Risker/Anne On 12 March 2016 at 22:11, Andreas Kolbe <ja

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
ct of board/executive transparency) or human resources issue (in respect of NDAs). It's pretty obvious from what has bubbled to the surface over the last few months that transparency was NOT just an issue from the community perspective. Perhaps a transparency officer in Legal might make sense.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF non-disclosure agreements and non-disparagement clauses

2016-03-12 Thread Risker
just resigned, too, and has yet to be replaced. Risker/Anne On 12 March 2016 at 21:09, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On March 1, Jimmy Wales wrote:[1] > > things like standard boilerplate language to be signed by > > all employees doesn't strike me as somet

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Risker
Katherine, thank you for agreeing to take on this responsibility. I look forward to working with you and the rest of the team in the months to come. Risker/Anne On 10 March 2016 at 22:52, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote: > Katherine, > > Welcome, and best of luck in your n

Re: [Wikimedia-l] about staff

2016-03-09 Thread Risker
as it is in Europe. None of this has any bearing whatsoever on the Wikimedia Foundation; I have no doubt it would follow the applicable legislation should the employees wish to unionize. Risker/Anne On 9 March 2016 at 08:12, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hoi, > It i

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

2016-03-07 Thread Risker
us. Pierre's concern is that the board thought it was a good idea to keep an ED with a 90% staff disapproval rating. Risker/Anne On 7 March 2016 at 18:24, jytdog <jyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Pierre that is exactly what I struggle with. You are saying that throwing > integrity out th

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

2016-03-06 Thread Risker
I agree with Craig on the most reasonable interpretation of the limited commentary from the Board in recent weeks. Indeed, it would be quite normal, even expected, to include a mutual non-disparagement clause in any separation agreement, which by its very nature is confidential. Risker/Anne

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Qualities for the next long-term WMF executive director

2016-03-06 Thread Risker
, or a non-profit. It strikes me that the key question the Board needs to think about is whether they want a manager, a leader or a visionary. Risker/Anne On 7 March 2016 at 01:48, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > On the topic of researching what makes someone a successful CEO (a

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
On 3 March 2016 at 10:36, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Mar 3, 2016 7:00 AM, "Risker" <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > Those who think it's an easy task that should be > > able to be done practically after the meeting is over tend to have no

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
On 3 March 2016 at 09:22, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote: > On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:15 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > For the WMF board, we throw in the additional complexity of having a > large > > part o

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

2016-03-03 Thread Risker
ns needs to deal with. I would love for the board to be able to complete and approve their meeting minutes within a few weeks. I understand why they have a hard time. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Armenia candidate for the board

2016-03-02 Thread Risker
Wow, Andreas. That's taking several major leaps of logic. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Any reason why you brought these rather extraordinary assumptions to this mailing list before Susanna had even had a chance to respond to your question at her nomination page? Risker/Anne On 2 March

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-29 Thread Risker
On 29 February 2016 at 20:43, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > So please, let's stop pretending those two words mean the same thing. > > > > > They don't mea

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-29 Thread Risker
have no inside knowledge or any reason at all to believe that this is what occurred on the WMF Board. But I can think of several other similar scenarios that would fall into the same "honest but not transparent" response. So please, let's stop pretending those two words mean the same thing. Risk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Risker
Somewhat off-topic comment: Andreas, the way you are formatting your messages (especially with that ---o0o--- symbol), it's pretty much impossible to differentiate what you're saying and what you're quoting from someone else. Could you please be much more clear on this? Risker/Anne On 28

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-27 Thread Risker
to keep them editing, > I've never, ever seen the WMF (or any other Wikimedia community or organization) suggest trapping editors in feedback loops. Wanting community members to stay (or finding out why they're leaving) is not "trapping" anyone. Risker/Anne _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should happen next? My 5 ideas

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
of the process, were much closer to root causes here. That's just one example. Risker/Anne On 26 February 2016 at 21:04, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Risker and Brion: > > I very much agree with the principles you're stating, and am coming to > realize I sho

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What should happen next? My 5 ideas

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
more on problem identification first. Risker/Anne On 26 February 2016 at 19:44, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > To Oliver and Keegan -- I hear you guys loud and clear, and I am very aware > that the trauma of the last few months has taken this kind of toll. > Although

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Risker
e that his statement is based on some known information. It may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but Wikia's software has been increasingly diverging from the MediaWiki we all use on Wikimedia projects, and they already have better inter-wiki search than WMF projects have. Risker/Anne On 26 Feb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-25 Thread Risker
Congratulations, Katy! It's been a pleasure working with you on the FDC for the last two years, and I will look forward to continuing to work with you in your new role. Risker/Anne On 25 February 2016 at 18:04, Philippe Beaudette <phili...@beaudette.me> wrote: > Congrats to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
he editing group over all other stakeholders. I'd like to see some suggestions that are more balanced. Risker On 24 February 2016 at 22:27, George Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:01 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
On 24 February 2016 at 21:16, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > Well, Sarah, after all of these years I didn't think you'd come up with > anything that would surprise me. I was wrong, And I'll say that if I was > going to favour paying anyone, it would be paying qualif

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-24 Thread Risker
Well, Sarah, after all of these years I didn't think you'd come up with anything that would surprise me. I was wrong, And I'll say that if I was going to favour paying anyone, it would be paying qualified translators to support smaller projects, and Wikisourcers, and people who may have the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership

2016-02-22 Thread Risker
of change is likely to be at least partly responsible for some of the unfortunate situations we have seen in the last several months. But those who are seeking a new board...well, you already have one. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Powerful on-wiki art visualization

2016-02-22 Thread Risker
This is really cool, Yuri! Thank you for sharing this. Risker On 22 February 2016 at 22:15, Yuri Astrakhan <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > First complex interactive graph in Wikipedia explores the most expensive > paintings in history. Move the mouse around to view i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems (second attempt)

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
t; ​ > I can think of Echo/Notifications which, despite some rather minor grumblings and need for a few tweaks at the beginning, has been fully embraced by the community. It's not entirely perfect for all use cases, but it is so much better than anything we had before. It's become so nat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
to be on Facebook would agree there's a bit of an irony on talking about the respect for Wikimedia community values on a site that explicitly doesn't share them. That, and it's a bit unfair to tease people. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 22:01, Gergő Tisza <gti...@gmail.com> wrote: > On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
parties cannot even read, let alone participate in, unless they're willing to give up some fairly significant privacy. I am disappointed, but I do not hold it against anyone for preferring to discuss issues in a venue not associated with Wikimedia. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 19:01, Craig

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Post mortems

2016-02-21 Thread Risker
As has already been explained on this list, many people do not have access to Facebook. If this is something germane and useful to a lot of people on this list, perhaps it would be appropriate to ask Jonathan to post it here. Risker/Anne On 21 February 2016 at 18:34, Anthony Cole <ahc

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Risker
broker be brought in to hold a > meeting with staff and Lila and find solutions?​ > > ​Perhaps the Board could organize something like this. > > It is my understanding this was done some months ago. Risker/Anne ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, g

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Risker
y "don't beat up on people who have different levels of information". Risker/Anne On 20 February 2016 at 20:31, Brandon Harris <bhar...@gaijin.com> wrote: > > Danny, don't kid yourself! The folks at Wikipediocracy know > everything about everything that's happened

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
for the chapter group, either through the coordination group or through some other means, to be more specific in what kinds of talents and characteristics they'd like to see in candidates. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 22:18, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Risker, I t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
hings from a very different perspective than others. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > SJ, > > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request > nominations? > > There are two criteria for nomina

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reducing the net cost of Wikimania

2016-02-18 Thread Risker
to obtain visas and we generally have far more disposable income to attend these events. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 19:04, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > The first thing that happens when you split up something like Wikimania in > multiple events is you mu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-12 Thread Risker
that they should be consulted and possibly should actively approve any grant applications where the dollar value sought is higher than that amount. I don't believe the current policies require advance approval or even advance notification, though. Risker/Anne On 12 February 2016 at 03:54, Gerard Meijssen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-12 Thread Risker
ow much was actually requested in this case, only what was granted.) Risker/Anne On 12 February 2016 at 21:23, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote: > Anne, regarding: > > "Since the Board must approve acceptance of any donations over $100,000 > USD, it seems to be obvious

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-11 Thread Risker
wherever you wind up - and I'm glad to hear you plan to stick around as a volunteer. All the best! Risker/Anne On 11 February 2016 at 20:24, Siko Bouterse <sboute...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear friends and colleagues, > > I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving this movement in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Outcomes from the Consultation on Wikimedia movement conferences/Wikimania

2016-02-09 Thread Risker
a more permanent way, such as the "learnings" that many groups have created and shared with the assistance of Community Engagement. I'm sure we can think of more ways to share information that doesn't involve people having to fly half-way around the world and spend thousands of dollars. Risker/Anne On 9

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-30 Thread Risker
ppropriate to a limited number of articles but would be inappropriate or even offensive in other presentations. Risker/Anne On 30 January 2016 at 13:37, Haitham Shammaa <hsham...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Tobias, > > In addition to Maggie's attempt to explain why the numbers might seem

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