Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing 2 Community Fellows

2012-05-20 Thread Florence Devouard
I can not help (I am optimistic with lot's of faith :)) Does the fellowship status implies that the WMF pays for health or retirement benefits (as it would for a staff member) or does the fellow receive a lump sum and manages by himself to pay for taxes and benefits depending on the country

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing 2 Community Fellow

2012-05-21 Thread Florence Devouard
Thank you Siko for answering. That's a mix of curiosity (for the benefits, pensions and so on) and of concern (on the responsibility side of things). Wikimedia France received several legal complaints in the past few years and the frequency is increasing. The inventivity and the boldness of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC Eligibility Status

2012-07-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Just checking The meta page http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/2012_Round_1_Eligibility_Status outlines that amongst the obligations is the fact of providing financial reports in English What we have considered as 'financial reports' : financial reports in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-07-29 Thread Florence Devouard
On 7/28/12 5:58 AM, Tilman Bayer wrote: Hi all, the Wikimedia Foundation's 2012-13 Annual Plan has just been published at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2012-13_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan_FINAL_FOR_WEBSITE.pdf accompanied by a QA:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Travel Guide: Board statement

2012-09-07 Thread Florence Devouard
To be fair, it's nice to see that they recognize their community has a value :) Flo On 9/6/12 4:40 PM, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton wrote: \o/ Nice! and I'm wondering how they will sue for importing content that is on free license... On 6 September 2012 10:21, Alice Wiegand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Survey, Feedback requested, and Office Hour

2012-09-14 Thread Florence Devouard
On 9/12/12 4:14 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote: Hey So I might have missed some mails on this thread (perhaps because they were not posted on this public list) but I highly doubt that Sue perform surveys that do not have a real-world impact on our operations. I know that the results of the

[Wikimedia-l] Paid editing language wide

2012-09-19 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Is there a place (I looked on meta and saw nothing) where the situation with regards to paid editing or more generally the practices toward declaration of conflict of interest in all linguistic versions of Wikipedia summarized ? For example, I more or less know that the English

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Under block threat on fr.wp because of request on meta

2012-11-04 Thread Florence Devouard
If it ain't broken, don't fix it. It is disruptive to propose the removal of actual checkusers whilst there is no procedure in place to replace them on the spot, leaving an obvious and unsuitable vacuum. It is disruptive to request the immediate removal of all actual checkusers whilst not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-06 Thread Florence Devouard
On 11/6/12 3:26 AM, Risker wrote: On 5 November 2012 20:01, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: Bylaw changes are never housekeeping. This resolution does change the composition of the board. Two seats had a defined role, with clear responsibilities. Now they dont. Of course there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
On 11/26/12 8:10 AM, Zack Exley wrote: Hi all, We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change this year in the timing of campaigns around the world. Every year, as we get closer to the launch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Ok Thanks Flo On 11/26/12 9:22 AM, Zack Exley wrote: No, sorry, that was an oversight in my message. We will not run campaigns in those countries (FR, DE, CH) in April. On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: On 11/26/12 8:10 AM, Zack Exley wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please have a look at the new list of successful grant applications!

2012-12-03 Thread Florence Devouard
For the lazy: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_grant_applications Practically, I think big tables should be limited to cases where there isnt a huge amount of text to read. The summary column is hard to read. Flo On 12/3/12 5:49 PM, John Andersson wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering)

2012-12-08 Thread Florence Devouard
Looks fine by me Sue. I also agree that restructuration is good,if only to avoid getting stuck in habits :) @Mathieu You argued that if it work's, do not break it. Indeed, but precisely, the prior very wide focus of the WMF was not working so well. And some time ago, the board decided that WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reappointment of Bishakha Datta as WMF Trustee

2012-12-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Excellent decision ! Flo On 12/28/12 4:39 PM, Geoff Brigham wrote I am happy to report that Bishakha Datta has been reappointed as a Trustee on the WMF Board for another two-year term. The Board resolution may be found here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-29 Thread Florence Devouard
On 12/29/12 1:15 AM, David Gerard wrote: On 29 December 2012 00:05, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: Yes so Wiki Med Foundation Inc incorporated Dec 19, 2012 and we had our Isn't the name just a little prone to confusion with Wikimedia Foundation? - d.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-29 Thread Florence Devouard
On 12/29/12 6:05 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: At the same time, Wiki is not a trademarked term and the term Foundation is a pretty usual one as well (in particular if it is indeed a Foundation...). You're correct

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voice Intro Project

2013-02-08 Thread Florence Devouard
Gerard, Did not we record something sounding like merry christmas and happy new year several years ago ? Was it uploaded ? I could not find it ;) Flo On 2/8/13 5:24 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: Hoi, There are several tools that allow you to record pronunciations. I have done many many in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Markus Glaser is elected Chair of the Wikimedia Chapters Association Council

2013-03-18 Thread Florence Devouard
Congrats Markus Now, everyone is looking for future results ;) I'd like to also thank Fae for the good work he has done so far, in an environment which was not always easy. I appreciated your goodwill and ability to keep calm in all circonstances ;) Florence On 3/18/13 6:53 PM, Samuel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator

2013-03-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Welcome again Ellie A question came to my mind when I read the description of the job. - making sure there is good continuity and knowledge-transfer as the conference moves to new hosts year-over-year. Yet, she is taking on the role as an annual contract. Is there not a contradiction here ?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-04 Thread Florence Devouard
Incidently... given that most people would not be willing to publicly post their phone number and possibly other personal information... and that a wiki is actually not necessarily the best place to do such a thing, has it ever been considered to set up something dedicated to actually host

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal to use the internal wiki more

2013-04-10 Thread Florence Devouard
On 4/8/13 7:18 PM, Thomas Dalton wrote: On 4 April 2013 13:16, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Incidently... given that most people would not be willing to publicly post their phone number and possibly other personal information... and that a wiki is actually not necessarily

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-30 Thread Florence Devouard
responsibility for its contents.* On 30 April 2013 11:49, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 30.04.2013 01:12, Florence Devouard wrote: Le 4/30/13 12:04 AM, Nathan a écrit : In the past years, we have seen several times organizers of Wikimania plain disappear after the event

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The one-employee secretariat model

2013-05-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 5/1/13 2:50 AM, Asaf Bartov a écrit : On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Florence Devouard wrote: I was thinking of the numerous (quite successful) associations in France, which are simply made of entrepreneurs wishing to do things together (from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/11/13 8:01 PM, Seb35 wrote: Thanks a lot for this explanation. On the other side, wikis not only need content producers (here WMF) but also curators (wikignomes) who are sorting the pages, deleting and moving pages, typocorrecting, templating things, helping new users in formatting texts,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] movement blog, not WMF blog, was: Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/11/13 10:03 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: On 11.05.2013 21:26, David Gerard wrote: On 11 May 2013 19:45, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: i would have expected a movement blog behind this URL, appropriate to the usage of the domain, but i am not sure if i am completely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/12/13 8:13 PM, David Gerard wrote: On 12 May 2013 18:47, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Alternatively, it might be good to really move as much as possible of the Wikimedia Foundation Wiki to meta (where at least, the community is in charge of who is admin and who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/12/13 8:26 PM, Thehelpfulone wrote: On 12 May 2013 18:47, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Alternatively, it might be good to really move as much as possible of the Wikimedia Foundation Wiki to meta (where at least, the community is in charge of who is admin and who

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/12/13 9:28 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: On 12.05.2013 20:44, Florence Devouard wrote: The multilingualism we hoped so dearly has always been an issue. It is poorly dealt with on the Wikimedia Foundation blog. Poorly dealt with on the Foundation Wiki. Poorly dealt with on OTRS

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-12 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/12/13 10:45 PM, MZMcBride wrote: Philippe Beaudette wrote: You want an explanation? I'm sure that Gayle will offer one. But for the umpteenth time, I was the person pushing the button because someone had to be. Why did you feel compelled to act here when it wasn't your decision? Was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/13/13 8:54 AM, Theo10011 wrote: Hi Casey First, I miss seeing you around, in case you are not omnipresent anymore. On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Casey Brown li...@caseybrown.org wrote: On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Try and be a bit nicer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/13/13 9:27 AM, Heather Ford wrote: On May 13, 2013, at 6:57 AM, phoebe ayers wrote: You know, it's kind of the ultimate Wikimedian tempest: arguing over who gets to add users and delete pages on what is quite possibly the world's most boring wiki[1]... I would take a stab and stay that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread Florence Devouard
omg, he just admitted sockpupetting !!! On 5/13/13 12:35 PM, Philippe Beaudette wrote: Previous account, Nemo. :) — Philippe Beaudette Director, Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation, Inc On May 13, 2013, at 3:01 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Philippe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Go away, community (from WMF wiki at least)

2013-05-13 Thread Florence Devouard
on the issue once she gets back to the office. I think that this is quite a good way to deal with the problem. best, Exactly. Well put. Flo Dariusz (pundit) On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: omg, he just admitted sockpupetting !!! On 5/13/13 12

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Patience

2013-05-15 Thread Florence Devouard
15, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: Just yesterday during a meeting, a working partner of mine said that he really could not understand why on earth we were insisting so much that wiki meant quick. Whilst the edit itself maybe done very quickly, it actually lead

Re: [Wikimedia-l] making tech journalism easier to read

2013-05-21 Thread Florence Devouard
On 5/21/13 5:45 AM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote: When you're trying to write a blog.wikimedia.org entry or wikitech-ambassadors email about a technical topic, but you want to make sure nontechnical Wikimedians can read it, is there an automated check you can run through? I can not help making

Re: [Wikimedia-l] making tech journalism easier to read

2013-05-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Hi My main suggestion (valid for all posts, technical or not) would be to start with a clearly identified cap as summary. And put an extra effort so that this cap is written in simple and straightforward message. In that regards, this post is pretty good generally

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia

2013-06-07 Thread Florence Devouard
It took time... but eh ! you did it ! Congrats ! Flo On 6/7/13 5:09 AM, David Cuenca wrote: Finally! It took us some years but I'm glad that it definitely happened! :) Congratulations to everyone that made it possible, and I hope the great work done in Catalonia extends to Valencia too :)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-07 Thread Florence Devouard
From time to time, I think of a wikimedian and say to myself oh, we have not seen this one much around these days. Further checking, the person quietly slipped away, few noticed the departure and we had no opportunity to say thank you and stay safe and happy in this other future. It is a bit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-10 Thread Florence Devouard
Precisely, they could ask to have CU accounts... Flo On 6/10/13 4:53 AM, Benoit Landry wrote: What information could the WMF disclose that isn't already available to some volunteers anyhow? The IP addresses of logged-in editors are visible to volunteer CUs; deleted revisions and log entries

Re: [Wikimedia-l] On the gentrification of Wikipedia, by Superbass (was: Visual Editor)

2013-07-31 Thread Florence Devouard
On 7/29/13 10:50 PM, Erik Moeller wrote: On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Jan Ainali jan.ain...@wikimedia.se wrote: I have not read the vision statement as it is the production of knowledge that need be availible to every human being, but the consumption. Actually, having co-drafted the

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
Dear friends It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new project, Kumusha Takes Wiki. Kumusha Takes Wiki is a project that aims at activating communities across Africa to create and contribute freely-licensed information, texts, images and media about their communities (villages,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
On 10/2/13 3:29 PM, Cristian Consonni wrote: 2013/10/2 Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com: The project was designed by Isla (South Africa) and I (France), with the support of Iolenda (Italy) (yea, three wikiwomens !) The correct spelling of her name is Iolanda (with an i

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
of the information is likely to be usable in Wikipedia? Will there be any requirement for reliable references, NPOV and NOR? Will photo-uploads go to commons? Regards, Peter Southwood - Original Message - From: Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent: Wednesday, October

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
the contributors if they see that their work is appreciated by another project. We are particularly short of good images for African destinations. Cheers, Peter - Original Message - From: Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent: Wednesday, October 02

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
On 10/2/13 9:04 PM, Laura Hale wrote: On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ruwrote: On 02.10.2013 14:03, Florence Devouard wrote: Dear friends It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new project, Kumusha Takes Wiki. Hi Florence, you may want to look

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-10-03 Thread Florence Devouard
- From: Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 11:42 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki Nod I was thinking that it could be an interesting idea to get in touch with local touristic agencies because it is certainly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-26 Thread Florence Devouard
As for I, I have totally given up with the idea of preservation of confidential data when the US are somehow involved (if the NSA is already involved in recording German president phone conversations or French diplomatic department communications, who are we to hope that our every steps can be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention

2013-10-26 Thread Florence Devouard
On 10/26/13 5:37 PM, Nathan wrote: On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: As for I, I have totally given up with the idea of preservation of confidential data when the US are somehow involved (if the NSA is already involved in recording German president

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-11-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Whilst we are at Sealand Principality... a head up... We now have received five (5) candidacies. Good ones. Which is great. I'd love to see some more. Also please... we would need more geographical diversity (err, less primarily English speaking people). Help relay the call for volunteers

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Research position ... WikiAfrica's Kumusha Takes Wiki

2013-11-07 Thread Florence Devouard
fyi Florence Original Message Subject:Research position ... WikiAfrica's Kumusha Takes Wiki Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:39:14 +0200 From: Isla Haddow-Flood isl...@africacentre.net To: wiki-researc...@lists.wikimedia.org Research position ... WikiAfrica's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recovering wikipedia.it: top 1 trademark priority per it.wiki poll

2013-11-15 Thread Florence Devouard
On 11/13/13 10:01 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: Hello all (cc Yana, Michelle, Geoff, legal, board). In a formal poll[1] proposed by two admins, the it.wiki community has decided the following: «The Italian Wikipedia community considers that, among all the actions in defense of its name (as in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyright infringement - The real elephant in the room

2013-11-15 Thread Florence Devouard
H Rupert, The case you mention is unrelated to any copyright infringement (the book is explicitely published under cc by sa. So there is no copyvio). Its mention here is like hair falling in soup. Now, I think there is a developing personal feud between you and Iolenda. It sincerely

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki project hires 2 Wikipedians for Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire

2013-11-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Please find below a link announcement for the hire of two Wikipedians in Community (*). One candidate is meant to be working in Uganda whilst the other will be working in Ivory Coast. Positions are for one year :http://www.wikiafrica.net/call_for_wir_en/ If you know people/media associated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

2013-12-10 Thread Florence Devouard
of community events, meetings, conferences, or want to learn; * You have some free time during the selection period, especially late March and early April; and * You are not closely involved in any bid (it's a conflict of interest). If you would like to serve on the jury, please e-mail Florence Devouard

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Ivory Coast

2014-01-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we have found a wonderful person to be our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Ivory Coast. His name is Cyriac Gbogou. Born on the 02nd of September 1980 in Kpada (Soubré) village located in the south west of the

[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Uganda

2014-02-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we just hired our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Uganda. Her name is Erina Mukuta Muhame. Born in 1988 in Jinga, Uganda, Erina Mukuta spent her first childhood years in a small village called kilembe and later

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Uganda

2014-02-10 Thread Florence Devouard
://blimedlem.wikimedia.se 2014-02-09 9:40 GMT+01:00 Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com: Hello everyone I am very happy to announce that we just hired our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Uganda. Her name is Erina Mukuta Muhame. Born in 1988 in Jinga, Uganda, Erina Mukuta spent her

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Goodbye as the German president of the Dutch chapter

2014-03-31 Thread Florence Devouard
I hope it is just a goodbye chapter-wise and will be happy to share a beer with you in London (not an English one ;)) Flo On 30/03/14 19:59, Ziko van Dijk wrote: Dear colleagues, collaborators and friends of free knowledge, After three eventful years I left the board of Wikimedia Nederland;

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa : crowdfunding and contest last few days

2014-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone This is crowdfunding season :) We are running the last few days of the Wiki Loves Africa Cuisine photographic contest. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa And we need your help in... three possible ways. First, feel free to contribute more pictures to

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa winners and call to participate to Community Prize

2015-02-18 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello The :Wiki Loves Africa photographic contest is reaching its end and the jury has decided the first three winners. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2014/Winners We wish to add a fourth prize that will be voted by the community. A selection of 20 images (the best of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Erik I am going to join others and thank you for your work and involvement all those years. It is an odd chapter to turn in the book. I wish you the very best in the new problem spaces. Anthere Le 13/04/15 20:12, Erik Moeller a écrit : Hi all -- As Lila noted, since January 2008

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Biggest disappointment from Wikimania 2017

2015-10-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 06/10/15 06:25, Gnangarra a écrit : This has been going on for three days, yet not one person involved in this decision has take a moment to reachout personally to the people who worked on bids, They have tabled justifications on list discussions, they have changed the status of Meta pages

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 21:03, Fæ a écrit : On 4 October 2015 at 18:48, Pavel Richter wrote: ... Let's face some truths here: 5. Dear Wikimania Committee: Your communication of thi s whole thing sucked , big time. Consider yourself scolded. Move on. BACKGROUND

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'll be moving on

2015-10-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Sorry to see you go Jan ! Thanks for all the energy and work done. See you in Esino Flo Le 08/10/15 10:22, Jan Ainali a écrit : All, For the last three years I have been the Executive Director for Wikimedia Sverige. Before that I have been Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the board (at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-03 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 00:13, Nathan a écrit : Evidently the Signpost has scooped the WMF by revealing that Montreal has been selected for the 2017 Wikimania host city in a secret process that completed this past August. [1] It seems like the community could have been looped into this new method before it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 Montreal - scooped by Signpost

2015-10-04 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 04/10/15 16:15, Theo10011 a écrit : I thought the mandate of this committee was to facilitate and coordinate bidding, set up policy and best practices. The page on Meta still mention the same as its purpose[1]. When did a committee intended to facilitate an already established, open process

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Africa photo contest is back

2015-10-02 Thread Florence Devouard
Hi friends The photographic contest Wiki Loves Africa is back ! Wiki Loves Africa (http://www.wikilovesafrica.org) is a public annual contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons. WLAf is a two-month

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

2015-09-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 10/09/15 23:53, Garfield Byrd a écrit : All, For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance, administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia affiliates. They have been remarkable

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation on the future of Wikimania

2015-12-07 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 03/12/15 20:21, Austin Hair a écrit : On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Ellie Young wrote: A lot of work has gone into preparing for the consultation.It will be going out December 14. We are looking forward to getting everyone's feedback in the weeks after and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing new Wikimedia Foundation Trustees

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Kelly and Aronnon, I will be happy to meet you in meat space at Wikimania in Italy next summer. In a context where Stu is leaving the board, Kelly expertise will indeed reveal very precious. I am well aware a veteran financial expertise is one critical and difficult to find. I doubt not Stu

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you, Jan-Bart and Stu

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Thank you for this message Lodewijk ! I would like to join the messages already posted to thank both Stu and Jan-Bart. I was on the board when we ask them to join us and I have no memory of ever regretting that decision ;) I wish you both the best ! JB, can we expect to see you in Italy next

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Foundation to explore new ways to search and discover reliable, relevant, free information with $250, 000 from Knight Foundation

2016-01-06 Thread Florence Devouard
Great news And... Just pointing out to the Privacy Policy in case, for memory. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy This is the list of WMF engagement with regards to the collection and use of our data. It should be printed and be the book next to the bed for the team in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-08 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 08/01/16 17:43, Kevin Gorman a écrit : I'm going to publicly second (or third, or fifth,) the idea that given Arnnon's role in an incident involving illegal anti-poaching agreements he should either be removed from the board with haste, or the board should publish an incredibly good reason as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing WikiFundi and the Wikipack Africa

2016-06-15 Thread Florence Devouard
nternet is available? Phoebe On Jun 13, 2016 5:59 PM, "Florence Devouard" <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Hello everyone WikiAfrica has recently started a new project, the Wikipack Africa. The project amalgamates: * the coding of a software, WikiFundi, that provides an off-

[Wikimedia-l] Announcing WikiFundi and the Wikipack Africa

2016-06-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello everyone WikiAfrica has recently started a new project, the Wikipack Africa. The project amalgamates: * the coding of a software, WikiFundi, that provides an off-line editing environment that mimics the Wikipedia environment. The software will be made available in French and English.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France board update

2016-05-30 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 30/05/16 à 12:18, Jean-Frédéric Berthelot a écrit : Dear fellow Wikimedians, As you may know Christophe Henner, the Chair of Wikimédia France, has resigned from the board, as he is moving on to his next challenge at the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. We won't even try to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Asaf Just making sure that you knew about WHGI : http://whgi.wmflabs.org/gender-by-language.html Do you know if there are differences in analysis between the two analysis ? I checked a few figures and it fits pretty well. Flo Le 16/06/16 à 21:14, Asaf Bartov a écrit : Hullo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Florence Devouard
hanks, Florence! I was aware of the WIGI research project (and have linked to it in the ==See Also== section of my page), but I was not aware of this page. Neat! So I won't need to update my own page. :) A. On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement about changes to the Board

2016-01-10 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 10/01/16 16:40, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Fæ wrote: Thanks for talking about it Dariusz. Could you please make a serious declaration of interests as is being discussed at [1]. This will help set a ethical model for the rest of the WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia's 15th BD

2016-01-15 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 15/01/16 14:31, Amir Ladsgroup a écrit : About the celebration in Tehran, I think this video is worth watching :) P.S. The hashtag we used for the celebration #wikipedia15fa is now being used widely by everyone \o/ Best Wonderful

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

2016-01-14 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 15/01/16 00:52, Juliet Barbara a écrit : This press release is also available online here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Wikipedia_celebrates_15_years_of_free_knowledge And as a blog post here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-09 Thread Florence Devouard
Really sorry to hear about your departure Luis. You will be missed. I wish you the best and congrats for the little baby ! Florence Le 08/02/16 21:31, Luis Villa a écrit : Hi, all- This is a bittersweet email to send. I still, and will always, love this place and this movement, but it was also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Another goodbye

2016-02-13 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 12/02/16 02:24, Siko Bouterse a écrit : Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve had the amazing privilege of serving this movement in a staff capacity for the past 4 ½ years, but I’ve now decided to move on from my role at the Wikimedia Foundation. Transparency, integrity, community and free

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was the Wikimedia Foundation's removal of membership in 2006 legal?

2016-01-27 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/01/16 12:59, SarahSV a écrit : On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1:58 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Hi Adam The WMF has never been a membership based organization. ​Hi Anthere, The bylaws as of September 2004 said: [1] "​ This membership [ ​v​ olunteer active

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 28/01/16 07:18, Michael Snow a écrit : On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia at 15 & its African language editions

2016-02-01 Thread Florence Devouard
Couple of notes and pointers I have added the link to the blog post here : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Statistics_related_to_Africa#Use_and_knowledge_of_Wikipedia_in_Africa Please do not hesitate to drop information related to Africa in those pages. Thank you Don for the info. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership

2016-02-23 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 23/02/16 04:00, Sydney Poore a écrit : On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Pine W wrote: I also hope that the current Board members will thoughtfully consider whether it's in the best interests of the Wikimedia Foundation and the larger Wikimedia movement for them to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timeline of recent events at the Wikimedia Foundation

2016-02-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 22/02/16 13:20, GorillaWarfare a écrit : Recent discussion of the Knowledge Engine/Wikimedia Discovery project, issues with senior leadership, lack of transparency, and the like has been fairly well spread across several Wikimedia projects and mailing lists, as well as on Facebook, in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why we changed

2016-02-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 22/02/16 11:03, George Herbert a écrit : I have been letting Lila's mail stew in my brain for a little while, and I am going to respond now having had time to think it over. I apologize in advance for the length. There are three main sections to my analysis and argument, and then some

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Florence Devouard
examples would help. Anthony Cole On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Le 27/02/16 00:37, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: However, if the core interest (as Sarah suggests)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/02/16 22:41, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> wrote: Removing a COI is not the only issue at stake Sarah. Would WMF get involved into such a process, it would also possibly change its legal reponsibility. Right now, WM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-02-25 Thread Florence Devouard
+ 1 Brad. And I would like to say thank you Lila for your efforts and best of luck for the future. Flo Le 25/02/16 20:01, Brad Patrick a écrit : Best of luck to the Board moving forward with this process. You have a lot of work ahead. Brad On Feb 25, 2016, at 1:50 PM, Patricio Lorente

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform

2016-02-25 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 25/02/16 13:13, Milos Rancic a écrit : On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 2:23 AM, Denny Vrandecic wrote: - the Board members have duties of care and loyalty to the Foundation - not to the movement. If there is a decision to be made where there is a conflict between the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-02-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 27/02/16 00:37, SarahSV a écrit : On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: However, if the core interest (as Sarah suggests) is to create paid opportunities for those who excel at Wikipedia writing and editing, those opportunities exist, and are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] I am going to San Francisco

2016-02-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 26/02/16 16:46, Theo10011 a écrit : Hmm. I wonder if Jimmy is going to be named the interim bosssomeone has to be. Speechless... Finding an ED is a long painful process, something that is bound to get more difficult after Lila and Arnon. The only question is, if the board brings back

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-21 Thread Florence Devouard
I decided to support that vote. This has not been an easy decision because I find it *tremendously* painful to vote against a person and it hurts me in my feelings to do so. I hoped very dearly that the board would actually issue a statement that would have helped me understand the decision

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Was the Wikimedia Foundation's removal of membership in 2006 legal?

2016-01-27 Thread Florence Devouard
Hi Adam The WMF has never been a membership based organization. Actually, what happened (roughly) is this. 1) WMF is created in 2003. Legal obligation is to have at least 3 board members. Jimmy create it and ask two people working with him at that time to join the board. Those were Michael

[Wikimedia-l] COI - was Re: [Board-l] Fwd: WMF etc.

2016-01-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 21/01/16 20:05, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : hi Florence, Then I was astonished when I discovered that Dariusz, who has been a board member for over 6 months, was not aware of the existence of the Conflict of Interest Policy, which include a pledge of commitment and an obligation to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Board-l] Fwd: WMF trustee Arnnon Geshuri and part in anticompetitive agreements in Google

2016-01-22 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 21/01/16 20:05, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit : hi Florence, Then I was astonished when I discovered that Dariusz, who has been a board member for over 6 months, was not aware of the existence of the Conflict of Interest Policy, which include a pledge of commitment and an obligation to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15 days to create (at least) 15 biographies on notable African women!

2016-02-15 Thread Florence Devouard
: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Wiki_Loves_Women/Concours_d%27écriture/Résultats Congrats everyone ! Anthere Le 15/01/16 12:58, Florence Devouard a écrit : The Wiki Love Women writing contest is now officially open ! Please join in to celebrate Wikipedia 15 by participating to the bilingual

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