Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread
That's helpful. Volunteers are repeatedly shut down asking questions on this list and on wiki project noticeboards, by being told they should ask questions on these more obscure and hard to find meta talk pages. So it's good to know that when we are redirected this way, it's fair to say that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Paulo and Ziko, Thanks for your interest and your questions. Regarding the second iteration of the recommendations: We posted them for your information, to provide insights into how different strands of input have been progressed so far. We are not in a structured open consultation phase at

[Wikimedia-l] How does Wikimedia handle non-US requests for user information?

2019-10-02 Thread David Gerard
https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_user_information_procedures_%26_guidelines What do you tell non-US authorities who ask if their local courts can submit orders allowing Wikimedia to release information? Are there relevant international treaties in place that would mean that a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Henry Wood
Paulo, There is nothing more for us to do, since community input closed on the 15 September. The community will next be consulted on the implementation of the recommendations after they are finally agreed. Henry On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 18:08, Paulo Santos Perneta wrote: > > " A second iteration

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vad glädjer dig den här veckan? / What’s making you happy this week? (Week of 29 September 2019)

2019-10-02 Thread Ανώνυμος Βικιπαιδιστής
At the 30th of September Wikipedia Community Schools Association Greece received the Silver Award in the category of Education for its volunteer work, in the VoluntaryAction Festival held by Skywalker.gr and the Municipality of Athens. Congratulations are in order for our educators Xristos Nasios,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How does Wikimedia handle non-US requests for user information?

2019-10-02 Thread Henry Wood
As a follow-up, it would be helpful for those community members in the EU to know how the Foundation handles GDPR requests. Henry On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 07:29, David Gerard wrote: > > https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_user_information_procedures_%26_guidelines > > What do you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Dan Szymborski
I'm not sure I could design a process more guaranteed to result in complete resistance from the community if I tried. It's gobsmacking that far more effort was made on putting together a nice little junket to Tunisia than any sort of effort to seek community-buy-in. The working groups had

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Pine W
Hello, I hope that we can be candid about problems without becoming deeply cynical. I think that there are many problems in WMF, but I also don't want to demoralize good WMF board members, staff, or contractors (imagine what would happen if the good ones all quit) or any strategy working group

[Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-02 Thread Pine W
Hello, Something I am sensing from multiple sources, sometimes more through implication than specific statements, is that there is a sense of turmoil in WMF. I think that some amounts of internal politics and staff turnover are normal, but over the past few months I am sensing an increase in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
Hi Henry, Apparently things have changed since then: " *The timeline will shift and we are looking into options for another round of community input.*" (Nicole) These are promising news from the core team, I hope this new round of community input goes forward. Best, Paulo Henry Wood escreveu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF work environment

2019-10-02 Thread Paulo Santos Perneta
A surprising amount of staff turnover, and the relation between WMF and the communities extremely eroded by a row of bad moves and general bad attitude. I was told I'm too new to this, and it was worst during superprotect, but it's still mind-boggling why what was supposed to be a symbiotic and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Huhall] Viola wikipedia

2019-10-02 Thread Toni Hermoso Pulido
Hello, I am not able to access referenced PDFs right now, assuming it's authoritative enough. I hope it's not a prank, specially considering its name... El 1/10/19 a les 17:46, Samuel Klein ha escrit: > From a Harvard biology list, via my friend Chris: a newly named species of > Viola

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FY1819 Fundraising Report

2019-10-02 Thread Chuck Roslof
Hi Philip, We do not publish country-level fundraising numbers. My colleague Stephen discussed why on this list a few years back, so rather than paraphrasing his previous email I'll just provide a link to it: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-November/085576.html Best, Chuck