On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Ziko van Dijk wrote:
> Actually, I am quite appalled by the article. Whether one wants to see
> something positive in pirating or not, the Wikimedia servers are not meant
> for this purpose (for good reasons). Breaking rules and taking abuse
Motherboard today has a fairly comprehensive report on this:
Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Mwaoshe Njemah
Personally I'd say "it's 100% wrong" but "not 100% to blame".
I've just made https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T130761 IMHO we need to
address the problem form a technical point of view, implicitly discarding
"block'em all" options.
2016-03-23 19:42 GMT+01:00 Keegan Peterzell
Actually, I am quite appalled by the article. Whether one wants to see
something positive in pirating or not, the Wikimedia servers are not meant
for this purpose (for good reasons). Breaking rules and taking abuse of an
opportunity is not a goal by itself.
Am Mittwoch, 23.
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Keegan Peterzell
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM, Ziko van Dijk wrote:
>> Actually, I am quite appalled by the article. Whether one wants to see
>> something positive in pirating or not, the Wikimedia
This is an important issue and how Wikimedia and the community handles it
is very important. I would caution that even those who are pirating and
sharing copyrighted materials are not "bad actors," they are people who
have no other file sharing options who have found a creative solution in
Thanks SJ. I largely agree with you there.
There is a complicated backstory about the hats, but I think it's safe to
say that we in Cascadia aren't especially interested in running our own
merch store. However, given the years of delays of getting the hats into
the WMF store, it would be nice if
On 3/22/16 6:18 PM, Lodewijk wrote:
> Hey Jimmy, thanks for this commitment. I would definitely be interested.
> Were you successful in getting clarity?
Still waiting to see if the board allows another board member to publish
something that will then allow me to publish further. But I did
Thanks for the general pointer, but given the high amount of discussions on
your talkpage, I'm uncertain which comment you are referring to?
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Andy Mabbett
> On 23 March 2016 at 10:01, Jimmy Wales
Hey John et. al
Apologies for the delaying in responding to the last few emails. I want to
try and cover a couple of the points that been raised.
I'll first start with the history. I am very much aware of the background
surrounding merchandise, in particular the chapters and the changes in the
On 03/17/2016 07:22 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:
> I can see three potential benefits from a more federated model:
> 1) Resilience. If any one organization experiences a crisis, other
> independent organizations suffer to a lesser degree than departments
> within that organization.
On 23 March 2016 at 10:01, Jimmy Wales wrote:
> But I did publish something on my user talk page that is relevant.
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