Re: [Wikimedia-l] Public Google Calendar for IRC office hours

2012-05-04 Thread James Alexander
It's already on one, the wiki itself ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours#Upcoming_office_hours ) , but this is another option that people requested. I don't see that as bad at all, to the contrary it should be applauded. James On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Michael Peel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] No internet censorship in Hong Kong

2012-05-10 Thread James Alexander
It does, at least at some level, seem to be an argument (usually from different people) every Wikimania. There just isn't a way to have it in a place that everyone is happy with (especially if you want to rotate around the world. I'd also point remind people that among all of the places Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst

2012-05-17 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] CheckUser openness

2012-06-13 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Is there an agreement between GoldenMap and the Wikipedia for the use of Wikipedia content?

2012-08-03 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

2012-08-09 Thread James Alexander
nice. Who did this and when? - d. hmm, I'm still seeing it as defaulting open (Tested in new private session on firefox and incognito window on chrome). -- James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Should we lock StrategyWiki?

2012-08-13 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-20 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: P.S. I happened to notice at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising that the Chapter Fundraising Agreement is not public (looks like it's hosted on internal.wikimedia.org). Do you know who I'd talk to about why this is

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief in response to Legal Threats from Internet Brands

2012-09-05 Thread James Alexander
Forwarding to Wikimedia-l since it does not appear to have come over naturally. -- Forwarded message -- From: Kelly Kay k...@wikimedia.org Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief in response to Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF core and non core expenses

2012-10-09 Thread James Alexander
out the link to the meta tracking page as it gets fleshed out.* -- James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Bon voyage, Jay

2012-10-31 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
) that is a run away success. We see both of these as very much a test and even if it succeeds something that should only be done incredibly rarely and with community input, but I think it's a good thing to test. James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: James Alexander, 14/01/2013 10:44: The test planned for tomorrow (for Anonymous users in North America, without a discount) is mostly to see the potential for this to fund the Giveaway program we've been running

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:46 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.orgwrote: The survey today is worldwide And by survey I obviously mean banner...clearly time for sleep James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
/resolutions and am still looking at good ways to adapt for that but are getting there. James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

[Wikimedia-l] Legal and Community Advocacy Office Hours Tuesday 18:00 UTC

2013-01-21 Thread James Alexander
/Office_Hours#How_to_participate James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hours

2013-01-26 Thread James Alexander
by without an appointment an chat. James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 5:41 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Rui Correia, 26/01/2013 14:36: I am a langugage person - speak a number of them, have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2013-02-18 Thread James Alexander
Snipping a bunch for simplicities sake On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org wrote: I simply don't agree. a) Chapters are part of the community b) Whenever a vote comes up for an appointed seat that seat obviously does not vote, therefore the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looking back at the London Conference

2013-02-19 Thread James Alexander
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nlwrote: Hello, Just to keep in mind: it has been no secret, from the beginning, that the WCA planned to hire somebody. The WMF board is supported by employees too, and I guess that the WMF has a number of regulations. Enough

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Luis Villa joins WMF as Deputy General Counsel

2013-02-19 Thread James Alexander
or not :) James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Geoff Brigham gbrig...@wikimedia.orgwrote: *Hi everyone, * * * *I’m simply thrilled to welcome Luis Villa to the Foundation as our new Deputy General Counsel

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's support of OTRS

2013-02-20 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.comwrote: On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM, Rjd0060 rjd0060.w...@gmail.com wrote: To clarify, the Foundation support that would be appreciated here is from the tech/ops group. We've had good response from other staff on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2014 calendar of POTY 2012 top twelve

2013-02-24 Thread James Alexander
heh, Yes :) this is in the works. The current plan is that it would likely launch around Wikimania with 2014 + a couple months of 2013 (perhaps October - December). James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Info: Election for WCA Chairperson

2013-02-25 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:45 AM, Fae fae...@gmail.com wrote: @Jan-Bart One of the early discussions before agreeing the WCA charter was the possibility of automatically counting all legally recognized chapters as members. It was felt that this would not result in a credible democratic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Commons-l] FOP in Europe: does this include WWII monuments with art?

2013-03-02 Thread James Alexander
On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 3:59 AM, Tobias Oelgarte tobias.oelga...@googlemail.com wrote: The problem are not the European laws. It are the US laws that don't recognize the European FOP. That means it would be perfectly legal to host such images on an European server (in a country that recognizes

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Legal Blog Post: WMF trademark practices for QR codes and wikitowns

2013-03-08 Thread James Alexander
on the blog about this ( http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/03/08/wmf-trademark-practices-for-qr-codes-and-wikitowns/#comments). James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-15 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Mar 15, 2013, James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: Aye, I know for example that our page views have more then doubled in the last 5 years (since 2008) and I believe grew even more dramatically

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero wins!

2013-03-17 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu wrote: the favorit social media site in Brazil is Orkut. Far far more popular than facebook. If you wish to have a strong social media presence there, you'll have to be present on that. cheers, Balázs Tom or

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Toolserver-l] [TS logo] Fwd: Free as in Wikimedia Foundation

2013-03-19 Thread James Alexander
I somewhat agree here with the statements on the tool-server thread. I'm a big confused by the big anger about the registration to be honest... I understand that we want things to be as free as possible but when it's representative of the movement or the community having some kind of protection

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Toolserver-l] [TS logo] Fwd: Free as in Wikimedia Foundation

2013-03-19 Thread James Alexander
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: I won't argue the fact that there is value in protecting the iconography of the Wikimedia movement from abuse. What I argue with is the approach of the legal department - to unilaterally, and without notice, contradict the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] open positions at WMF

2013-03-20 Thread James Alexander
future. It would create an enormous amount of complication for something that doesn't need it. Dogfooding our product is great but shouldnt' be done just because it should be done where the product makes sense for the task. James James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-17 Thread James Alexander
they are just a bit more hidden. James Sent from my iPhone James Alexander Manager - Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Apr 17, 2013, at 19:28, billinghurst billinghu...@gmail.com wrote: I am wondering why there is no tweet this page capability through the WMF sites

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-18 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 3:05 AM, Mathieu Stumpf psychosl...@culture-libre.org wrote: Le 2013-04-18 05:00, James Alexander a écrit : I tend to think that they can be incredibly useful and reader friendly. I've always found it a bit disappointing we don't have it as they are probably

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-28 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I'd actually suggest the opposite: That the only people eligible to vote for the three elected seats be active participants within the Wikimedia projects. That would drop the staff/contractor and advisory board eligibility.

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

2013-05-12 Thread James Alexander
* I'm just going to top post here because responding to you in line won't be helpful to anybody.The staff ARE held to a higher standard, they are held to a higher standard day in and day out. If you don't think they are then you're blind. They get attacked at a level that is NOTHING compared to

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

2013-05-13 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Peter Southwood peter.southw...@telkomsa.net wrote: Lets get a few things in perspective: 1. How many community members were abusive/unreasonable/whatever beyond what might be considered a startle reaction to an apparent attack without warning? 2 How many

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

2013-05-13 Thread James Alexander
Huib: Was that the blog mailing list? I'm not actually sure that's in use at all anymore (I was never on it, I just assumed the discussions basically just moved to comcom). James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Wikipedia Zero in Google search result

2013-05-28 Thread James Alexander
and I assume the others). At some level we're probably going to want to figure out what's happening because at some point down the road 'something' changed just not sure on what side. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, May 28

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Children and Simple English

2013-05-30 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Mathias Damour wrote: The only sad thing is that it won't be launched in other languages There is a longstanding proposal to create simple language Wikipedias in languages other than English and France, but it remains

Re: [Wikimedia-l] PRISM

2013-06-13 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM, Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com wrote: I would like to raise the option of a more Wikipedia-like protest. How about, on the English Wikipedia, picking one day to make the Main Page topic-specific, similar to the traditional April 1 selection?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] PRISM, government surveillance, and Wikimedia: Request for community feedback

2013-06-15 Thread James Alexander
complicated. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:PRISM James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote: * Geoff Brigham wrote: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Use of YouTube videos in fundraising banners

2013-07-16 Thread James Alexander
offer us more then we are getting now to be honest) but they will require some investments of time/money/staff resources that we need to decide are worth it and that question is not easy. James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-07-31 Thread James Alexander
There is an ongoing thread on wikitech about https again stemming from this. James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Huib Laurens sterke...@gmail.com wrote: Hmmm, the word wiki isn't named anywhere

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-07-31 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: I believe the concern derives from one of the subpages of the article: https://image.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/audio/video/2013/7/31/1375269604628/KS8-001.jpg (Credit to David Gerard for digging that out; this same

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Library

2013-08-26 Thread James Alexander
For everyones ease :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:The_Wikipedia_Library/Newsletter/Recipients James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 3:51 AM, Lionel Allorge lionel.allo...@lunerouge.org wrote: Hi, Sign

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions about the login

2013-08-31 Thread James Alexander
the 'see if you have other sessions' problem but if you are ever concerned could work well. It still means you can log IN to multiple sites just once you click log out it ends all sessions. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia and the politics of encryption

2013-09-03 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM, Peter Gervai grin...@gmail.com wrote: illegally collect personal data about them and *monetize it *or use to pressure or threaten selected individuals, companies or agencies. Monetize it? I am in no way going to defend my government on most of this given

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Planned school curriculum by MPAA

2013-09-25 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote: You are right, that the lack of a national US chapter holds us back. The obvious solution is to create a new group: Committee of Wikipedian Parents Interested in Education, aka COWPIE I feel like I'm obligated to make

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation on trademark practices and Community logo

2013-09-26 Thread James Alexander
consultation.* * James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Geoff Brigham gbrig...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Hi all, We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has constructively participated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Welcome to Nathalie, our new ED

2013-10-01 Thread James Alexander
Welcome to the movement Nathalie! James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Osmar Valdebenito os...@wikimedia.org.ar wrote: Bienvenue! Welcome on board, Nathalie! :) *Osmar Valdebenito G.* Director

Re: [Wikimedia-l] It's time to reclaim the community logo

2013-10-09 Thread James Alexander
The legal team have provided some background on the hiring on Jones Day in this action. Here is their comment: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Logo/Request_for_consultation#Legal_representation James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

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

2013-10-28 Thread James Alexander
admins are). That conversation is ongoing at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Access_to_nonpublic_information_policy#OTRS_volunteers and could, again, use more comments whether you’re a member of OTRS or not. James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885

[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Office hours to discuss Visual Editor coming up

2013-11-02 Thread James Alexander
this) . For local time conversions, see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office_hours and click on the starting time. As always, logs will be posted on Meta after each hour completes. Thanks! James (Alexander) James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WikimediaMobile] Where to redirect m.wikipedia.org?

2013-12-05 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Yuri Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.orgwrote: http://m.wikipedia.org used to be a hard-coded redirect to English en.m.wikipedia.org, except for the users in the Zero program. We now have an ability to have complex redirection for that domain. How do you think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-12-07 Thread James Alexander
http://tinyurl.com/psjd6oy Appears to be the correct tinyurl now (it appears when you get to the error screen from the original one but... it's very hidden underneath a single linked period) James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sat

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-11 Thread James Alexander
[completely personal opinion] To be totally, completely, honest I don't really want us to collect it... and at this point it's mostly for personal reasons. First off this isn't really a huge new push to get us to accept bitcoin, they have been doing this ever 5-6 months in an organized fashion

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-11 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 7:10 AM, David Levy lifeisunf...@gmail.com wrote: MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: It's funny, I just had a look at the wikimedia-l archive around January 2012... you know, that time when Wikipedia literally shut itself down as a political statement. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Porn blocking in the UK: en:wp blocks on O2

2013-12-22 Thread James Alexander
control opt-in service as soon as possible. Of course has shown change isn't impossible but isn't horribly likely. https://mobile.twitter.com/O2 Sent from my iPhone James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Dec 22, 2013, at 14:47, Andy Mabbett

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Visually impaired

2014-01-15 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 2:05 AM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, How is dyslexia anything BUT a visual impairment ? Thanks, GerardM Dyslexia can also has some serious auditory symptoms (processing speed, auditory memory, verbal comprehension, voice recognition..

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

2014-01-31 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: We should be discussing the merits of individual candidates in the open. No... we should not. That would greatly hamper the board's ability to get good candidates. Most people who are already in a current job are not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine -- is everyone safe?

2014-02-23 Thread James Alexander
James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation +1 415-839-6885 x6716 On Feb 23, 2014, at 17:01, Maryana Pinchuk mpinc...@wikimedia.org wrote: For those of you who don't read Ukrainian, a quick ad-hoc translation of the blog post. So sorry for the loss of a fellow

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia-l archives

2014-02-24 Thread James Alexander
://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61792 James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Cornelius Kibelka jckibe...@gmail.comwrote: Hi, I can't access the supposed-to-be-public archive of wikimedia-l anymore ( http

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-09 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 1:49 AM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote: But we close wiki. We not set wiki read only. Why should we use another therm than the procedure is called? Because what we DO (no matter what we call it) is set it as Read Only, it is still 100% accessible you just

Re: [Wikimedia-l] the big red notice on the top of http://strategy.wikimedia.org - done

2014-03-09 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 3:24 AM, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote: Is it *just *can't edit? I believe at least we can't create a new acc in there. Closing is more then setting read only. We should use proper therms instead of those that more understandable by noobs. --Base Well, then

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Non-free images in collaborations

2014-03-10 Thread James Alexander
I'm confused about what you mean? The Wikivoyage logo for example is certainly marked as free https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikivoyage-logo.svg can you clarify? James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 6

[Wikimedia-l] Office Hours with Gayle Karen Young Thursday (March 13th) 19:00 UTC (noon PDT)

2014-03-11 Thread James Alexander
/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=20min=00sec=0day=13month=03year=2014 Webchat - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office Office hours James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Hotmail fatal bounces

2014-03-20 Thread James Alexander
/show_bug.cgi?id=62838. James James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Richard Ames rich...@ames.id.au wrote: Hotmail has bounced many connections with a 'fatal' error code: 550 SC-004. This happened

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Setting ticket prices

2014-03-23 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.vewrote: Wait, are we in kindergarden? I think Rupert's email was sent off-list, so basically there is no need to bring it up to the list, regardless how related it is to the thread. Private discussions between two people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Setting ticket prices

2014-03-26 Thread James Alexander
Just to be clear for the record, that was James Forrester, not James Alexander. Thanks Ben, As emufarmers points out (sorry, I would have earlier but gmail compresses this thread into the wikimania-l thread... I missed your email), but that wasn't me. I stand by my opinion (knowing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF FDC Proposal: we invite your participation

2014-04-06 Thread James Alexander
these emails or proposals in the way I described but I urge you look at them through others eyes. James Alexander User:Jamesofur On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 4:47 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Geoff, Would you please clarify which of the advocacy topics below, if any, are precluded

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread James Alexander
strongly encourage them, I think it behooves everyone to have a clear distinction between 'personal' and 'work' actions and the separate accounts help that significantly. I also think it helps in locking down access if they depart the foundation at some point. James James Alexander Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-04-21 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: Hi James, On 21 Apr 2014, at 19:16, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Philippe and I have worked hard to try and make the 'staff' user group as it traditionally stands a very 'as needed' right and so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-05-14 Thread James Alexander
=5output=html James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 2:58 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 10 May 2014 19:02, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 21/04/2014, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

2014-05-21 Thread James Alexander
Thanks so much for the help with this Fæ! James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: On 10 May 2014 19:02, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: ... I'll take a look at Faebot keeping

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Slide deck about Wikimedia?

2014-05-29 Thread James Alexander
I believe the list Sue is talking about (which has some nice presentations) is at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_room/WMF_Presentations James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM, Sue Gardner sgard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let Commons do what it knows best and use Wikidata for it and the rest

2014-06-17 Thread James Alexander
I believe they are generally supposed to be listed at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Non-free_content which looks relatively up to date, though it does not look like the resolution actually requires it. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of volunteers. (Was: How many volunteers (not editors) ...?)

2014-07-01 Thread James Alexander
Is sysop supposed to be an on wiki sysop? James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:23 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Rjd0060 wrote: As for the Volunteer Coordinator, he was Cary Bass and left

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where did noboards go

2014-07-15 Thread James Alexander
Hi Erlend, Have you filed a request on bugzilla yet? That would generally be the right place for all technical config requests (or issues you run into). James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Erlend

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Underwater photos and videos / WMRS Microgrants 2014

2014-07-19 Thread James Alexander
I think if you are going to be releasing images or video you would be better using a Creative Commons license or similar. The RPL (like the GPL it's based on) is significantly more designed for source code and programs and the requirements make media much harder to reuse. James Alexander Legal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread James Alexander
for it assuming someone else hasn't. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 1:35 AM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: It has to do with timezone preferences. All times in latest changes and in my

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-19 Thread James Alexander
. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 2:02 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Yeah, I can confirm this. It appears that when you turn on HHVM it forces the default time setting to be UTC, so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
want too or to find someone else who is able too :(. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
at 5am but I will try to do this later today and get this number down. My guess is this is in the 10k range. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 4:36 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sun

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-05 Thread James Alexander
be incredibly helpful to get the word out, but so far that does not seem very likely to be available by then. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections

2014-10-06 Thread James Alexander
On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 5:12 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: A completely un deduped (and so is double+ counting anyone who is eligible on multiple wikis because of activity there) number is 207911 for 2013. Caveats: This number is quick and dirty and 'reasonable

[Wikimedia-l] Office Hours with VPE Damon Sicore - 9 October 2014 20:00 UTC / 13:00 PDT

2014-10-06 Thread James Alexander
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Damon Sicore office hours in 5 minutes

2014-10-09 Thread James Alexander
/Office_hours_2014-10-09 James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly goals for WMF Legal

2014-10-10 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Kirill, my understanding is that Affcom functions under the Legal department, much like the Individual Engagement Grants Committee functions under the Grantmaking department. Is that so, and if not, which department is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-13 Thread James Alexander
to choose from rather then actually controlling their money. James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-29 Thread James Alexander
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Allan J. Aguilar ral...@vmail.me wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA512 On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:15:17 -0500 Yana Welinder ywelin...@wikimedia.org wrote: To address Allan's question, this does not affect the trademark status of the logos as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-30 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 1:48 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: The license is clear, and wmf is an expert in these licenses . So a previous trademark is void in the respect where it restricts what is defined in the license? Rupert I'm sorry, I don't completely understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] WikiCheese crowdfunding - Let's photograph 'em all

2014-11-24 Thread James Alexander
This is an awesome idea Christophe! I'm only jealous that I'm not in France to take part (in the editing... editing... in no way do I want to be there mostly for the eating of course). Also, KissKissBankBank is an amazing name for a crowd funding site. James Alexander Legal and Community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Commons copyright extremism

2014-12-11 Thread James Alexander
On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote: P.S. Stephen, you are young and handsome, in fact rather dishy to my ageing eyes. Good for you. Keep in mind that your fellow volunteers might not have been born so lucky, and that being young and pretty all too soon passes into

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: It's the end

2014-12-19 Thread James Alexander
Also: We've actually had the DC Address for a couple years now, it's for a check processing service (Years ago they were processed by hand at the office but that took a lot longer and was no longer the most cost or time efficient way to do it). James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: It's the end

2014-12-19 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Brad Courcelles courcellesw...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps because that is the address they want people to use if they are mailing in a check for a donation? Obviously not in Fundraising so grain of salt but I think that's exactly the reason. If someone is using

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-13 Thread James Alexander
Yeah, it seems like they have the deed in a bunch of languages now but the actual full license is officially only in En,no and fi ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode#languages ) James Alexander Legal and Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cc-by-sa 4.0, Wikimedia logos

2015-02-13 Thread James Alexander
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:05 PM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Yeah, it seems like they have the deed in a bunch of languages now but the actual full license is officially only in En,no and fi ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode#languages ) James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-13 Thread James Alexander
and the community that are even harder to heal then the current ones between the foundation and the community (which we most definitely need to heal). James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-10 Thread James Alexander
Aye, I also only have anecdotal evidince at this point (from my father who has been messaging me and myself) but the comments I've seen in the american press have been 10:1 (higher on tech sites) with generally more thoughtful comments then usual and where there are critiques they are not bad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: WMF to file suit against the NSA

2015-03-12 Thread James Alexander
for translation etc. The base page is currently just a redirect until there was more to put there but could certainly get used. James Alexander Community Advocacy Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines

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