On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 5:00 AM, Rogol Domedonfors
> I think this is a very interesting point. Why is the WMF so dependent on
> being able to hire staff in one location?
A quick scan of the staff page shows more than 60 "international"
employees. (A fair number of
There is no reason for the servers hosting data to be located in the
same country as the majority of WMF employees. If London is the most
attractive place to work, and Canada is legally the most sensible
place for data to be centralized, then there is nothing forcing the
WMF to have its
I dont think "Europe" and european countries cant be thrown in one potatoe bag.
When I read this "Some of the most brilliant and creative people in the world
work in Silicon Valley." it reminds me, as I am French living in Geneva of the
attitude of so called "developed" countries
I think that's an interesting thought in general, but what used to be true
still is today. Europe in general, and the UK in particular, has
significantly weaker free speech guarantees than the US does. This
manifests in quite a few ways, from "hate speech" to "right to be
I think this is a very interesting point. Why is the WMF so dependent on
being able to hire staff in one location? I seem to recall suggesting
some time ago that they should diversify their location globally in the
inerests of innovation and efficiency. It would have done them good to
The issue is not just in the current post, but that this is, I believe, the
third or so time that the same person has brought up the subject in as many
days. Bringing a subject up once is one thing. Bringing it up repeatedly is
inherently discourteous because it clogs the mailing list.
I don't feel personnally that this post is not courteous. I see it as a
proposition and a question echoing world wide concern on the matter (I am based
in Switzerland), although I do understand that a answer from the WMF is
Le 31 janv. 2017 à 00:51, Nathan
It might be more effective, and certainly more courteous, if you could
avoid making essentially the same set of advocacy posts almost every day.
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:38 PM, James Salsman wrote:
> I propose that the Foundation issue a statement in support of striking