Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-19 Thread Ricordisamoa
Erik, your huge success record proves that the superprotect issue can only be a faux pas. Have a good journey, Il 13/04/2015 20:06, Lila Tretikov ha scritto: Dear Wikimedians, I have some important news to share with you. Erik Moeller will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation on April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 8:10 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Erik, On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia Foundation, and in the six years before that I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Ilario Valdelli
Hi Lila, interesting this new organization but a question comes up. Considering the presence of a new COO and the request to have more rigor and discipline, does Wikimedia Foundation is planning to apply a framework for IT governance of for improving IT services, like for instance ITIL or Cobit?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Dear Erik, Not sure where to begin :( Because words cannot begin how important your contribution to Wikimedia so far has been. When I started on the board in 2007 you were a little impatient with your new fellow board member for simply “not getting it” (fair comment, some would argue that 8

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Sebastian Moleski
Thanks Erik, for everything. I can't imagine the great things you will be up to next. Come say hi next time you're in Berlin. Cheers and best wishes, Sebastian Moleski Schatzmeister / Treasurer - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 10963 Berlin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Hasive Nurunnaby
Hello Erik, best wishes on your new journey and Thanks to you for everything. Hasive On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 2:29 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Erik, Not sure where to begin :( Because words cannot begin how important your contribution to Wikimedia so far

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
Erik, I can only +1 most of the comments made here. You have been an important companion since I joined WMDE in 2010 and it is hard to imagine the movement without you. I hope you and your wisdom will remain on our side. Thank you for your trust and support, and don't forget to swing by and say

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Quim Gil
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:10 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Every so often when we talk, you will surprise me by telling me about one more thing in the Wikimedia universe that you thought of or created or were involved in over the past many years that I didn't realize you had a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Tim Moritz Hector
Dear Erik, let me second what everybody else has already expressed in more beautiful words and just send you a very big Dankeschön for all you've done and for being a stable element at the WMF: since I've joined the movement, you have always been around, making the impression of doing your job

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Denny Vrandečić
Erik, thank you! Thank you for so many, many things. Even though we did not always agree in all details, I was always very happy to know to have someone who believes in the same ideals and who is effective in promoting actions towards common goals. WMF will be a different place without you.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Erik I am going to join others and thank you for your work and involvement all those years. It is an odd chapter to turn in the book. I wish you the very best in the new problem spaces. Anthere Le 13/04/15 20:12, Erik Moeller a écrit : Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:26:13 +0200 Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Hello Erik I am going to join others and thank you for your work and involvement all those years. It is an odd chapter to turn in the book. I wish you the very best in the new problem spaces. Thank you,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Michael Snow
On 4/13/2015 6:10 PM, phoebe ayers wrote: Dear Erik, On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia Foundation, and in the six years before that I was a Wikipedian, MediaWiki developer,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread aude
On Apr 13, 2015 8:27 PM, Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote: It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy times before even that. :) Best of luck on what's next! Huge thanks for all you have done for Wikimedia! :) Wish you the best in whatever you do

[Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, I have some important news to share with you. Erik Moeller will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation on April 30th. Last week he let me know that he decided it is time for him to explore his passions beyond our walls. I want to thank Erik. For more than a decade, he gave his all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Denver that a departure from a role like this only allow you to take on different roles ;). Remember that a departure auto correct can be both a dangerous and wondrous thing. James Alexander Community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Pavel Richter
Thank you, Q577729! Thank you for what you did for Wikimedia in general, for the Wikimedia Foundation in particular, for Free Knowledge as a whole. And thank you for thinking and talking about Wikidata, long before Wikimedia Deutschland did; and for pointing the right people towards the right

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Erik Moeller
Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia Foundation, and in the six years before that I was a Wikipedian, MediaWiki developer, and member of the WMF board of trustees. I became involved in Wikipedia when I was 22 years old. :) The Wikimedia movement has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread James Alexander
I know you will find an interesting and awesome next chapter but it is certainly a bittersweet pill to see you heading out. I've enjoyed working alongside you for the past 5 years from debates about jimbo banners to what show we should play at Science Tuesday. You have been a huge presence in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Pine W
Hi Erik, best wishes on your new journey. Two things I am grateful to you for are the development of VisualEditor into a very viable product, and the support of HHVM implementation. Lila, will all of Product and Engineering now report to Damon or are there plans to recruit a replacement for Erik?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Brion Vibber
It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy times before even that. :) Best of luck on what's next! -- brion On Apr 13, 2015 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Magnus Manske
Erik, it's been quite a ride. Wikimedia wouldn't be where it is without you. Good luck and success in your next endeavour! On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 7:27 PM Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote: It's been a long journey -- I remember that 2007 office well, and the crazy times before even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Andrew Lih
To the first Wikimedian to get a tattoo of your item number ... I salute you. On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote: 2015-04-13 21:27 GMT+02:00 Pavel Richter m...@pavelrichter.de: Thank you, Q577729! [...] Q15903779 (ROFL, you are the cool

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Patricio Lorente
You are part of our living memory, Erik. We will miss you. Good luck and hope to see you soon! Patricio 2015-04-13 19:18 GMT-03:00 Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com: To the first Wikimedian to get a tattoo of your item number ... I salute

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Toward Peace, Love Progress! All the best with the new chapter, - Teemu On 13.4.2015, at 21.12, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: I’m proud of and happy with what we've achieved. -- Teemu Leinonen http://teemuleinonen.fi +358

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Cristian Consonni
2015-04-13 21:27 GMT+02:00 Pavel Richter m...@pavelrichter.de: Thank you, Q577729! [...] Q15903779 (ROFL, you are the cool kids in town ;-) ) Goodbye Erik, best of luck for your future endeavors. C ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Erik Zachte
Dear Erik, You have been serving the movement in many capacities, and contributed an awesome amount. Thanks much for your commitment, your vision and heartfelt desire to constantly promote innovation. I really enjoyed working together for so many years. I can't imagine you are leaving as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread MZMcBride
A very bittersweet departure indeed. I find myself reading the replies in this thread and smiling at the Wikidata IDs and nodding in agreement with the expressions of gratitude and respect for all the hard work you've put in over the past decade. There are few people in the world who have been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Gregory Varnum
Erik - thank you for your years of service to the movement! I agree with much of what others have said - you will be missed - but hopefully not actually gone from the movement. :) -greg On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:31 PM, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: Erik, thank you for everything you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Sam Klein
Ah Erik! I have fond memories of the early ideas of wikidata and omegawiki as well. Your dedication and prolific ideas have changed collaboration for the better, and I'm sure will continue to for a long time. Good company and bright dreams, Sam On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM, Emmanuel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Johan Jönsson
Thank you, Erik, for the time and effort you've spent on the Wikimedia projects (and will continue spending, I hope, in some capacity). Best of luck in your future endeavours. //Johan Jönsson -- 2015-04-13 20:12 GMT+02:00 Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Brad Patrick
Erik, I want to publicly offer you the heartiest congratulations for your tremendous years of service to the cause and for being a rock of principle in the movement all these years. Those who have worked with you and know you understand the significance of this shift. I choose to view the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Robert Rohde
Erik, thank you for everything you have contributed to Wikimedia over the years. It has made an immeasurable impact, and whatever future projects you turn to will be lucky to have you. I have often thought that Erik held a somewhat special place in the WMF as the highest ranking staff member who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Oliver Keyes
I believe (correct me if I'm wrong, somebody) that it'd be Philippe (a Director) On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:31 PM, Robert Rohde raro...@gmail.com wrote: Erik, thank you for everything you have contributed to Wikimedia over the years. It has made an immeasurable impact, and whatever future

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear Erik, On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia Foundation, and in the six years before that I was a Wikipedian, MediaWiki developer, and member of the WMF board of trustees.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Pine W
Editing-wise, I think that's right. We also have Damon and Luis who I believe have considerable open source credentials outside of Wikimedia. Also, at the director level, I like and respect Siko who has extensive experience coordinating Wikimedia community-facing projects. We also hope that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-13 Thread Luis Villa
On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 7:46 PM, Oliver Keyes ironho...@gmail.com wrote: I believe (correct me if I'm wrong, somebody) that it'd be Philippe (a Director) Yes, at the C-level, I'm probably the most active editor (1K+ edits on enwiki since 2007, plus probably several hundred more as an IP