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

2017-03-04 Thread Ido ivri
A little late into the discussion I just want to note that aside from the factual reservations, which seem to make sense, the overall tone, context and setting of the WMF Annual report is something I wholeheartedly agree with, and I feel that it conveys a sense of urgency on a few fronts that

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

2016-08-07 Thread ido ivri
. On behalf of the WMIL Board, Ido Ivri, Board Secretary Wikimedia Israel ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: New messages to: Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing Rapid Grants

2016-05-18 Thread ido ivri
Awesome news, Alex! The rapid grants site is very welcoming and the information is very clear. I especially appreciated the "learn" page with the guidelines, and I do think the forum is a good idea that should definitely be explored. Going forward, it'll be a good idea to translate guidelines,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Crisis of Confidence

2016-05-02 Thread ido ivri
> > That's great. Please do the right thing and take the initiative to > step down from the volunteer position of chair, so that someone with a > history of excellent judgment on trustee governance can take the > position. Again, *you* may think it's a good idea. I regard Dariusz to be one of

[Wikimedia-l] Crisis of Confidence

2016-05-02 Thread ido ivri
Fae, > Your email fits perfectly with my description of the WMF board: "have > not apologized or even changed a single part of their governance > processes, despite vague unmeasurable offers to look into it." After > many months there is no *commitment* to a date for any change to > governance,

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

2016-03-11 Thread ido ivri
Dear Katherine, So glad to see you're going to be working with the BoT and WMF employees to help us move forward! Also, quite relieved to see all this positivity on Wikimedia-l, finally :-) Wishing you and the WMF team success - it's apparent from the transition update that things are moving in

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

2016-02-25 Thread ido ivri
> > On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Maggie Dennis > wrote: > > > Hello, all. > > > > I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the > role > > of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement department, picking > up > > the baton so ably carried

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread ido ivri
> > > I know this isn't easy - not on the Board, not on the senior staff, not on > the staff, and not on Lila. > I'm so sorry and sad for all of us where this has come to, and there is an > enormous amount of goodwill and skill in supporting the board in moving > forward and doing the thorough

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 143, Issue 141

2016-02-22 Thread ido ivri
> > I can only speak for myself here, but I'm really not tied to my position :) > If there is a clear signal from the wider community that I should step > down, I will. > There aren't such signals, and FWIW I think there shouldn't be: while quite a few people (myself included) expressed

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

2016-02-18 Thread ido ivri
Dear members of the WMF Board of Trustees, I’ve been following the recent events silently - from the voting out of James Heilman, to the unfortunate timing of recruiting Arnnon Geshuri and the lack of clear, timely communication around WMF strategy in in general and specifically around the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulations to the first four organizations to receive Simple Annual Plan Grants!

2015-12-29 Thread ido ivri
...And thank you Winifred, for working tirelessly to facilitate this process, and overcome the difficulties of having to coordinate 8 different timezones, as well as improving the S-APG process on-the-fly. Remarkable! I look forward to participating in the next cycle ;) Happy holidays, -- -Ido

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16 (Ido)

2015-05-31 Thread ido ivri
From: Samuel Klein To: Dariusz Jemielniak, Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY 15-16 Message-ID:

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

2014-04-22 Thread ido ivri
I second what Amir is saying, although I understand the heartbreak. Ido On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM, wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.orgwrote: Send Wikimedia-l mailing list submissions to To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web,