Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-24 Thread Andre Engels
On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 8:48 AM, David Emrany wrote: > Since the "Mediawiki" trademark was lost to WMF the day you and > Anthere placed the logo into public domain [1], how can the WMF now > spin-off this new organization ?. That's incorrect, putting something in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-03-24 Thread Vi to
It's ordinary countervandalism, honestly I cannot find anything questionable but maybe a missed something. Vito 2016-03-24 9:04 GMT+01:00 David Emrany : > Dear Gerard > > Correspondingly, what I find unconscionable for us is that a small > group of Commons editors

[Wikimedia-l] Affiliate-selected Board seats voting started

2016-03-24 Thread Laurentius
Dear all, voting for the affiliate-selected board seats is starting today, and will end on May 8 (results will be announced shortly after that). Ten people nominated - which is more than in any previous round - and all nominations got an endorsement. Therefore, we have ten candidates running: *

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-03-24 Thread
After a chat with someone more familiar with Jimmy Wales' user talk page than myself (I don't regularly follow it, as Jimmy does not grant me free speech there), I think this may be the link,[1] but we agree it's impossible to tell for sure as it all seems too obscure and tangential; quote:"... I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-03-24 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, So what are you saying? It is ok for people to do dastardly things and abuse Commons and it is even worse when people at Commons use the environment they know, the Internet, to do some research and expose what they find? Really? And I must be impressed when Mr Kolbe asks attention for it??

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-24 Thread Pine W
Hi Seddon, Thanks for this summary of the issues. Streamlining and standardizing trademark agreements with affiliates for branded merch production would be great. Even supposing that the US affiliates went to the trouble of opening a collective merch store, the production and shipping costs for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Internship opening: product management at WMDE

2016-03-24 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 4:11 PM, Pine W wrote: > Forwarding info about an opportunity to intern in product management with > Wikidata and the good people at Wikimedia Deutschland. > > Pine Thanks for spreading the word, Pine! I think it's worth drawing attention to the

[Wikimedia-l] Internship opening: product management at WMDE

2016-03-24 Thread Pine W
Forwarding info about an opportunity to intern in product management with Wikidata and the good people at Wikimedia Deutschland. Pine -- Forwarded message -- From: "Lydia Pintscher" Date: Mar 24, 2016 07:24 Subject: [Wikidata] internship opening:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero mass effect on Wikimedia projects

2016-03-24 Thread David Emrany
Dear Gerard Correspondingly, what I find unconscionable for us is that a small group of Commons editors /admins congregated on the talk page of 'Teles' and discussed how to secretly spy on these new Zeropaid enabled editors and monitor their Facebook-basic pages [1], [2]. IMO had this been more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-24 Thread David Emrany
Hi Eloquence Since the "Mediawiki" trademark was lost to WMF the day you and Anthere placed the logo into public domain [1], how can the WMF now spin-off this new organization ?. Am I correct in assuming the Mediawiki software can be forked by anybody interested along with attribution ?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-24 Thread Erik Moeller
2016-03-24 3:35 GMT-07:00 Andre Engels : >> Since the "Mediawiki" trademark was lost to WMF the day you and >> Anthere placed the logo into public domain [1], how can the WMF now >> spin-off this new organization ?. > That's incorrect, putting something in the public

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Case for Federation: Should Parts of WMF Be Spun Off?

2016-03-24 Thread Erik Moeller
2016-03-21 13:53 GMT-07:00 Mark A. Hershberger : > We've since held three meetings[3][4][5] and have planned two more. > During the meeting planned for about six weeks from now[6], we intend > to have a format that allows us to respond to questions or concerns from > the larger