Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Itzik Edri
Allow me first to congratulate Frank. I think he is a great choice and already proved how much he capable to do amazing things, so I have a great hopes in this new organizations. Saying that and moving to talk about the organization and the process, and not about the person, this grant and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread
On 13 February 2014 06:30, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... Because the director happens to be an extremely valued long time member of the senior staff of the Wikimedia Foundation. This makes for a useful tip for recruiting managers for new Wikimedia organizations or and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 13 February 2014 06:30, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Rather than just answer your concerns But you haven't done. Will anyone? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Chris Keating
Chipping in my 2p very quickly - Given it's a senior WMF staff member leaving to join another movement organisation, it makes perfect sense that both bodies have put out a joint statement. It's also a good thing for the movement that it's possible to spin off projects like this, which the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread
On 13 February 2014 13:31, Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com wrote: ... It's also a good thing for the movement that it's possible to spin off projects like this, which the Foundation has decided are no longer core activity, to other entities. I agree with the sentiment, especially as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread MZMcBride
Jay Walsh wrote: Passing along for your information. This release is posted on the WMF wiki at https://www.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/95859 An accompanying QA can also be found here: https://www.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/95860 For wikimedia-l in particular, it probably would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Frank Schulenburg
Hi all, First of all, thanks a lot for the many good wishes that I received on- and offline. Let me answer some of the questions that came up in this thread. (1) WMF grant money The Wiki Education Foundation received a grant to get things off the ground last year as part of the Projects and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Michael Peel
Hi all, Frank, congratulations on the new job. :-) Can I ask for a clarification on the funding situation please? (1) WMF grant money The Wiki Education Foundation received a grant to get things off the ground last year as part of the Projects and Events Grants process. The Wiki Education

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Jami Mathewson
Hi, Mike. For an answer to your question about the name, please see this conversation[1] on Meta. Our board is active answering questions on wiki and not on mailing lists, so I encourage you to post questions to the Wiki Education Foundation board on Meta. Hope that answers it for you, Jami [1]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-13 Thread Kevin Gorman
Congratulations Frank - I had been getting a bit worried about the ED search for the WEF, and my faith in the organization's future success is significantly increased by your selection for the position. Best wishes, Kevin Gorman On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Jami Mathewson

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-12 Thread Jay Walsh
Passing along for your information. This release is posted on the WMF wiki at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Frank_Schulenburg_named_executive_director_of_new_WEF An accompanying QA can also be found here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-12 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 12 February 2014 21:16, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: [...] Congratulations to Frank, but... The Wiki Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization that supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada ...why isn't this called The Wiki Education

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-12 Thread Liam Wyatt
On 13 February 2014 10:04, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 12 February 2014 21:16, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: [...] Congratulations to Frank, but... The Wiki Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization that supports the Wikipedia Education Program

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (press release) Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new Wiki Education Foundation

2014-02-12 Thread Meno25
Great news and congratulations to Frank. --User:Meno25 On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Jay Walsh jwa...@wikimedia.org wrote: Passing along for your information. This release is posted on the WMF wiki at