Re: [Wikimedia-l] Programmatic experience in past 2 years (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-12 Thread derfussi
How about the Wikivoyage association…. We have been existing for 7 years now, 
and applied for being recognized as a thematic organisation.

Von: Pharos
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Certainly, in the last 2 years and before, a handful of Wikimedia
volunteer groups have been quite as active and organized as those
currently being classified as User Groups - only the option of being
recognized as User Groups did not exist for them at the time of their

And it is a good thing that this category exists now, but is seems
wrong to penalize Wikimedia volunteer groups that *do* have a track
record of effective programmatic experience, just because they were
started before the User Group category was in existence.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM, phoebe ayers wrote:
 Hi all,

 I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions
 that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual
 plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization
 status. In a nutshell, the Board decided to allocate approximately the same
 amount of funding to the FDC for the next two years. The Board also decided
 that new organizations should first form as a user group and have two years
 of programmatic experience before being approved as a legally incorporated
 entity (either a chapter or thematic organization).

 The decisions are published in the meeting minutes here:

 There is also a FAQ on Meta:

 You will notice these decisions are published in the minutes for the
 November meeting. We originally took these decisions at that meeting;
 however as the FAQ explains it took us some time to talk to community
 groups, clarify our wording and write the FAQ.

 Hopefully the FAQ will answer many of your questions about these decisions;
 however, if there are other questions please do ask them, here or on the
 meta talk page. Thank you!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-05 Thread derfussi
Just a statement besides all the other issues.  I am quite happy about the new 
vote. I did not like the logo because its very similar to the old 

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Von: Richard Farmbrough
Gesendet: ‎Mittwoch‎, ‎5‎. ‎Juni‎ ‎2013 ‎18‎:‎01
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Trademark protection has benefits for both parties, but primarily the 

There is little point protecting our neutrality, for example, if our 
identity can be hijacked to make vested recommendations.

On 05/06/2013 15:58, Mathieu Stumpf wrote:
 Le 2013-06-04 19:25, George Herbert a écrit :
 On Jun 4, 2013, at 2:24 AM, Mathieu Stumpf

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Wikimedia Conference feedback - Grazie mille!

2013-04-21 Thread derfussi
A absolutely agree... Sitting in the train from Berlin to Cottbus now. Thanks 
to evrybody especially to the WMIT Team for doing a great Job.

See you all...

Stefan aka Fussi

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Von: Chris Keating
Gesendet: ‎Sonntag‎, ‎21‎. ‎April‎ ‎2013 ‎15‎:‎26
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Since we don't thank each other enough in this movement.

I'd like to add my thanks, to Wikimedia Italia for the great job they did
organising their first Wikimedia conference, to everyone who spoke or
presented, to the facilitators (whose facilitation extended to trying to
find a bar with space to seat  20 Wikimedians in the pouring rain last
night*), and to everyone who took part. It was lovely to meet so many of

Thanks also to the Foundation board for holding a boring meeting with no

Wikimedia UK

* success was limited - we ended up in something called an English pub
but there was no dartboard and the beer was far too cold ;)

On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Fae wrote:

 I would like to give a personal thankyou to WMIT for successfully
 taking on the scary challenge of hosting the Wikimedia Conference.

 We can all see the team has put in a huge amount of effort and
 creativity into the conference. I loved visiting Milan for the first
 time, and being hosted in such a lovely venue and hotel (I can
 recommend eating out in Milan, all the food I have had here has been
 excellent). I look forward to being invited again :-D

 I'm in the feedback session right now, and I think there are excellent
 learning points to make to make life easier for our next host.

 Grazie mille!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] How gay friendly is Wikimedia and where do LGBT Wikimedians hang out?

2013-04-15 Thread derfussi
Interesting Topic. The Wikivoyage association’s chairman is gay as well. So he 
will have an eye on the diversity on WV. He (me) started the travel Topic 
“gaytravel” and created a small article about gay travel in Cambodia already 
( I 
hope more information will find their way into our articles soon. Besides we 
tag bars ans Hotels as gayfriendly on de:

New ideas are always welcome. 

Thanks for the links

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Von: Tom Morris
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On Monday, 15 April 2013 at 08:31, Fae wrote:
 The answer is we have real idea how gay friendly the projects are, but
 LGBT Wikimedians have been doing a lot more outreach recently and we
 think this is great evidence for our increasing diversity.
 From a few chats over tea at the GLAMwiki conference last weekend, I
 realised that most folks with an interest in LGBT matters were either
 unaware that anything had changed in the last year, or just had not
 got around to finding out where to go for more information (apart from
 asking me). So, here are 4 new global resources created in the last 12
 months for you to investigate, share with friends or bookmark for

Thanks for posting this, Fæ.  

I'm hoping that the mailing list can be used for a variety of purposes, both as 
a safe space for discussing how to handle issues faced by LGBT Wikimedians, and 
for discussion of what people are working on, developing LGBT content on 
Wikimedia and so on. It'd be great if list members could post stubs they've 
been working on at Wikipedia, Wikinews articles, collections of photos they've 
uploaded to Commons and so on.

As for IRC, while it may not be a dating service, there is occasional campy, 
flirty silliness. :-)  

Tom Morris

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