Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
James I think this is a very interesting point. Why is the WMF so dependent on being able to hire staff in one location? I seem to recall suggesting some time ago that they should diversify their location globally in the inerests of innovation and efficiency. It would have done them good to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-31 Thread Saroj Dhakal
Congratulations ! Thanks, Saroj @sarojdhakal On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:44 PM, NC Hasive wrote: > ​Congratulations! > > > Hasive​ > @nhasive > > On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 10:46 AM, Katy Love wrote: > > > This news makes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Todd Allen
The issue is not just in the current post, but that this is, I believe, the third or so time that the same person has brought up the subject in as many days. Bringing a subject up once is one thing. Bringing it up repeatedly is inherently discourteous because it clogs the mailing list.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-31 Thread
It great to see announcements keeping the community informed. Is there somewhere, other than this list, for well wishers to leave their congratulations? Thanks Fae On 31 Jan 2017 08:25, "Saroj Dhakal" wrote: Congratulations ! Thanks, Saroj @sarojdhakal

[Wikimedia-l] Inspire Campaign on outside knowledge networks launches today!

2017-01-31 Thread Chris "Jethro" Schilling
Hi everyone, I am pleased to announce the launch of the fourth Inspire Campaign for IdeaLab, focused on outreach to outside knowledge networks: There is tremendous potential in cooperative work between Wikimedia contributors and entities

Re: [Wikimedia-l] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread MZMcBride
Rogol Domedonfors wrote: >Because this mailing list is for discussions about the Wikimedia mission, >Foundation and projects; not for the general discussion of the national >politics of the United States or any other country, however fascinating. Seriously. Where are the mailing list moderators?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Neil P. Quinn
James, I'm afraid I also find your posts repetitive and off-topic (particularly because I see them both here and on wikitech). ​ I would really appreciate if you at least limit their frequency. ​ *Neil P. Quinn* +1 (202) 656 3457 <(202)%20656-3457> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 4:11 PM, MZMcBride

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
Thank you for clarification. 2017-01-31 17:26 GMT+01:00 Maggie Dennis : > Thanks for the question, Tomasz, and for the answer, Dan. :) > > That's right - it's built into the form. I'm told it can't be removed. > Candidates based outside the U.S. are very welcome to apply!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
James > Why are proposals to abandon the US being given more consideration than > those to address the underlying issues? > Because this mailing list is for discussions about the Wikimedia mission, Foundation and projects; not for the general discussion of the national politics of the United

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread John Erling Blad
In Scandinavia there are a bunch of closely related languages, they are often referred to as North Germanic Languages.[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Germanic_languages] Icelandic and Faroese language is often referred to as Insular Scandinavian, West Norwegian, or Old West Norse, and is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inspire Campaign on outside knowledge networks launches today!

2017-01-31 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, There are all kinds of organisation like the WMF working on their own little niche. This proposal firmly concentrates on the "official" knowledge organisations. My experience is that they are as committed as we are to bring quality information to the world. So far we absolutely refuse to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inspire Campaign on outside knowledge networks launches today!

2017-01-31 Thread James Heilman
We have been working with the volunteer organization translators without borders since 2012. They have been an amazing group and it has been a very fruitful collaboration. J On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Chris "Jethro" Schilling < cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > I agree. Working with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Inspire Campaign on outside knowledge networks launches today!

2017-01-31 Thread Chris "Jethro" Schilling
I agree. Working with other volunteer organizations would certainly be useful as well. If you have some examples of volunteer organizations that I could provide as examples, I think it'd be helpful to add them on the landing page for the campaign so folks are aware of who they can consider

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Maggie Dennis
Thanks for the question, Tomasz, and for the answer, Dan. :) That's right - it's built into the form. I'm told it can't be removed. Candidates based outside the U.S. are very welcome to apply! I'd guess that the question may be relevant for some folks in the U.S., for instance international

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Natacha Rault
I dont think "Europe" and european countries cant be thrown in one potatoe bag. When I read this "Some of the most brilliant and creative people in the world live and work in Silicon Valley." it reminds me, as I am French living in Geneva of the attitude of so called "developed" countries

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread
There is no reason for the servers hosting data to be located in the same country as the majority of WMF employees. If London is the most attractive place to work, and Canada is legally the most sensible place for data to be centralized, then there is nothing forcing the WMF to have its

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: Abraham Taherivand appointed permanent Executive Director

2017-01-31 Thread Biplab Anand
Congratulations Abraham and WMDE. Wish you all the best! Best Biplab On 31 Jan 2017 15:43, "Fæ" wrote: > It great to see announcements keeping the community informed. Is there > somewhere, other than this list, for well wishers to leave their > congratulations? > > Thanks >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Anders Wennersten
Re: the Swedish Wikipedia is mostly just bot-created articles. There are around 620 000 all manually created. Of the botcreated "seed" articles over 20 have been extended by manual effort, enabling us to for example have proper articles on all mammals in the world, all birds, all lakes in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Dan Garry
On 31 January 2017 at 07:08, Tomasz Ganicz wrote: > Just simple technical question. In the application form there is one tricky > question: > > "Are you legally authorized to work in the United States" > > I guess vast majority of potential candidates are not legally

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Tomasz Ganicz
Just simple technical question. In the application form there is one tricky question: "Are you legally authorized to work in the United States" I guess vast majority of potential candidates are not legally authorized to work in US as they are citizens of countries which need a special

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Todd Allen
I think that's an interesting thought in general, but what used to be true still is today. Europe in general, and the UK in particular, has significantly weaker free speech guarantees than the US does. This manifests in quite a few ways, from "hate speech" to "right to be forgotten" to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Positions open for strategy coordinator contractors.

2017-01-31 Thread Johan Jönsson
(Note: Replying from my personal email, so User:Julle speaking rather than User:Johan (WMF). I'm not working on this and not intimately familiar with the plans for the strategy consultation; these are not comments from the WMF, which as far as I know has no position on the subject of Scandinavian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Publicpolicy] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread Benjamin Lees
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 5:00 AM, Rogol Domedonfors wrote: > I think this is a very interesting point. Why is the WMF so dependent on > being able to hire staff in one location? A quick scan of the staff page shows more than 60 "international" employees. (A fair number of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] news events impacting the Foundation's ability to hire and its employees' ability to travel

2017-01-31 Thread James Salsman
Why are proposals to abandon the US being given more consideration than those to address the underlying issues? And from those who have been so concerned about the frequency of discussion on this topic (amongst dozens of redundant crongradulatory messages which have never in a dozen years