Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Types of allowed projects for grant funding (renamed)

2015-02-21 Thread Brian Wolff
On 2/21/15, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: (Now continuing this discussion on Wikimedia-l also, since we are discussing grant policies.) For what it's worth, I repeatedly advocated for allowing IEG to support a broader range of tech projects when I was on IEGCom. I had the impression that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: A new structure for WMF Engineering.

2015-04-21 Thread Brian Wolff
In particular, I wanted to share more about the plans for the Community Tech team. The creation of this team is a direct response to community requests for more technical support. Their mission is to understand and support the technical needs of core contributors, including improved support

[Wikimedia-l] Unsolicieted email from wikimedia research

2015-06-27 Thread Brian Wolff
So as part of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Increasing_article_coverage , it appears that unsolicited emails have been sent out encouraging people to translated articles into needed languages. I am all for improving article coverage, etc, but I'm concerned about the use of user

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

2015-06-12 Thread Brian Wolff
To be truly free, access to knowledge must be secure and uncensored. At the Wikimedia Foundation, we believe that you should be able to use Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites without sacrificing privacy or safety. Today, we’re happy to announce that we are in the process of implementing HTTPS

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

2015-06-14 Thread Brian Wolff
I should also mention that while we try to be as transparent as possible in all our work (including holding community consultations around all major legal policies and providing frequent updates on our work), there are very limited situations where public discussions could actually hurt free

[Wikimedia-l] Changes in Engineering leadership

2015-07-03 Thread Brian Wolff
Another thought: perhaps more investment could be made in providing career development support for our volunteers of all kinds. It's relatively common in the United States for organizations with lots of volunteers to put some investment explicitly into helping the volunteers develop skills snd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] IRC office hours: Shared hosting

2015-12-20 Thread Brian Wolff
On 12/20/15, James Salsman wrote: > Were there any objections to my request below? > Yes. As MaxSem said earlier[1], its basically being ignored as being totally irrelevant to the topic at hand. (To be clear: Third-party does not mean people who are doing work on Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] New Developers Quarterly Report's first edition

2017-10-18 Thread Brian Wolff
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Srishti Sethi wrote: > Hello everyone, > > > I would like to share the first edition of the New Developers Quarterly > Report that the Developer Relations team has produced. This report covers > metrics, survey analysis and lessons learned

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] New Developers Quarterly Report's first edition

2017-10-18 Thread Brian Wolff
Fae wrote: >Does the minus symbol in "-60.0%" mean anything? Being a retention >percentage, I do not understand how it can be negative unless >potential volunteers are getting rejected at the door before they can >sign-up. Could that be corrected? My understanding is that this means that the