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] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research

2015-04-13 Thread Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton
How that happened? This group presented objectives based on Education and Research, but all actives showed was not even close to the educational scope. - Activities: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Brazilian_Group_of_Education_and_Research#Projects_and_Activities: Wiki

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] Access to Private Information Policy: How Long Will This Be Left a Question Mark?

2015-04-13 Thread Trillium Corsage
Mr. Starling, thanks for your response. I have to preface this by saying my opinions are legitimate criticism and rightly motivated, but I nevertheless fear that they won't be allowed on the mailing list and that I will be kicked off it because of them. I don't know what identifying people

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] Editing Wikipedia for school community service hours

2015-04-13 Thread Aleksey Bilogur
If editing Wikipedia counted as community service my school ought to start handing me plaques. Alas, it does not, for a host of legitimate reasons as I see it, ranging from academic uncertainty about the usefulness of doing so when it comes to community impact, to the sheer difficulty of actually

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editing Wikipedia for school community service hours

2015-04-13 Thread Leigh Thelmadatter
I agree that any community service type editing would have to be planned and done carefully as the type of work being done is everything. Obviously adding content about businesses and television shows would have no community impact, but documenting cultural topics, marginalized peoples, and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research

2015-04-13 Thread Rodrigo Padula
Oh my god!! A guy that was blocked in many Wikimedia projects due to bad behavior come here to talk about trust sounds funny. One of the reasons I have focused on work with some teachers and serious people to create a new proposal of a user group was just that, keep them away from these

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

[Wikimedia-l] Editing Wikipedia for school community service hours

2015-04-13 Thread Pine W
Hi all, Many schools in the United States encourage or require students to perform community service hours, such as by cleaning up parks, caring for the disabled, or tutoring younger students. Sometimes more specialized requirements apply, such as university schools of education or health which

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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research

2015-04-13 Thread Santi Navarro
Parabéns / Congratulations El 2015-04-12 13:28, ma...@wikimedia.org.ve escribió: Dear all, The Affiliations Commitee has approved the recognition[1] of the Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research as a Wikimedia User Group. The focus[2] of this new group is the integration

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research

2015-04-13 Thread Samir Elsharbaty
Congratulations, guys! I'm really happy to see a new user group focusing on Education! On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote: Welcome! Im definitely interested in what you all are doing! Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:28:49 -0500 From: