[Wikimedia-l] Thank you!

2014-05-01 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi everyone, I want to thank you all for the best wishes you've expressed since the announcement. I am very excited to be joining you as the new Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. Let me tell you why I'm joining. Like everyone, I've been a Wikipedia reader for years. I use it to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC recommendation round 2 announced

2014-05-24 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thank you FDC for completing this work and providing valuable feedback. As we continue to improve our planning process and our funding programs we hope to make your work easier as well. Thanks everyone else who has participated with comments and recommendations. Lila On Sat, May 24, 2014 at

[Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-27 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hello Wikimedians, I wanted to give you an update on my first three weeks of Wikimedia immersion -- this will also go on the blog. As you probably noticed, my leadership approach is rooted in observation and focused discussions -- this means I watch and listen more than I talk. But I expect that

[Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi all, This is a personal note to clarify a some questions that recently came up, specifically in the context of my role as the incoming ED. My partner Wil and I are partners in our private lives. We have always both been extremely independent, and we respect that in each other. That said we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcome Rachel diCerbo, Director of Community Engagement

2014-05-28 Thread Lila Tretikov
Welcome Rachel! On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Birgit Müller birgit.muel...@wikimedia.dewrote: Welcome, Rachel. Congratulations on your new job! Birgit 2014-05-28 2:26 GMT+02:00 Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org: Hi folks, It’s my great pleasure to tell you that Rachel diCerbo is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-28 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thanks Michael for spelling this out further. Your understanding is correct. On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:55 AM, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.comwrote: On 5/28/2014 5:59 AM, Fæ wrote: On 28/05/2014, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: ... independent individual able to speak with his

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-28 Thread Lila Tretikov
else that all of us should help you celebrate as well: after only a few weeks on the job, being named to the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women: http://www.forbes.com/profile/lila-tretikov/ That's a great start. Risker On 28 May 2014 08:58, Anna Torres a...@wikimedia.org.ar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
the opportunity is. When they go to opportunity, it is towards verifying hypothesis that it would yield results. I am thinking through this now and will post more thoughts as we begin planning for the strategy update. L On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Lila Tretikov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] A personal note.

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
For the record, I take any safety issues concerning both staff and volunteers extremely seriously. In the case of a threatening message left on an employee's talk page, GorillaWarfare took immediate action, for which I am very grateful. And I am grateful to see this kind of community at work.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The first three weeks.

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
) Lila Tretikov skrev 2014-05-28 01:53: Hello Wikimedians, I wanted to give you an update on my first three weeks of Wikimedia immersion -- this will also go on the blog. As you probably noticed, my leadership approach is rooted in observation and focused discussions -- this means I watch

[Wikimedia-l] Edit #1 and Challenge #1

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
I wanted to share my first editing experience and ask for your help. Here it is: Today I have made the first edit on English Wikipedia. As I said in my first meeting -- I believe in traveling the path of our editors, so I can better understand them and so taht we can make their experience more

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Edit #1 and Challenge #1

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Any language :) On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:55 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Lila Tretikov, 29/05/2014 10:24: - Have them send it to lila at wikimedia with the subject: #1 In any language? ;) Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase participation [WAS: The first three weeks]

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
We have deeper graphs. I want to be sensitive to our product team's time, but I am sure they will share when they can. The short answer -- I believe -- the the community tends to gravitate towards its current state and loose new editors at a higher rate. This is not unusual in general of course

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Edit #1 and Challenge #1

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
with the source code editor, and they described their experience after. Might also be helpful in addition to this. I recall viewing it during Sue's Wikimania keynote in Hong Kong. Steve Sent from my iPhone On 29 May 2014, at 6:24 pm, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Edit #1 and Challenge #1

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thanks so much Leigh -- when you do this please let me know if it is OK to share publicly. We will be using these to learn about how to best improve the UX. L On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:52 AM, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote: Ok! I have a training session with Tec de Monterrey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Bad usage of money in Brazil

2014-05-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Rodrigo -- what do the bubbles represent in the chart -- countries? On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com wrote: Hey Pine, For me, this is just a small and visible part of the iceberg, sadly. I not will go deeper in that, because I do not have

[Wikimedia-l] Please be considerate of everyone's time.

2014-06-16 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi all, As I scanned through the weekend emails on this list I noticed that many of you are ready to get back to discussing the goals we are all working on. I am really glad to see that. We have plenty of interesting projects to discuss without the gossip. Let's respect the time that many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's fix templates

2014-09-02 Thread Lila Tretikov
Martijn, First, *thank you* for drafting this -- I believe this is a fundamental architectural and maintenance issue we need to resolve. It is also a long term innovation issue -- as it is one of the ways individuals can participate in extending our user experience. This would be a great case to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where should we organize ideas for the Strategic Plan update?

2014-09-08 Thread Lila Tretikov
We are planning to open a few pages for comments as we plan for this to be an iterative, participatory process from the ground. Let us know if you'd like to participate in setting up the pages themselves. L On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: SJ, OK, currently we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry

2014-09-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations Andy! On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: [Reposting after previous copy fell foul of a spam filter] I have some news: http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/wikimedian-residence-royal-society-chemistry/ I'll set up on-wiki pages in a week

[Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear all, We are excited to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation now has a Vice President of Engineering. Damon Sicore will be filling this vital role. Please join us in welcoming him to the team. The VPE role will be crucial to further developing and maintaining the technology that supports

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Damon Sicore joins WMF as Vice President of Engineering

2014-09-30 Thread Lila Tretikov
Frederico, in simple terms: Product == what (we build) Engineering == how (well we build it) Think of this as an architect and the builder. Both are required to make sure the building is sound. L On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Lila Tretikov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-05 Thread Lila Tretikov
James -- this is really great, thank you for sharing. On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: Article published by the journal Open Medicine http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564 Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-07 Thread Lila Tretikov
Are you in? Or are you out? That is the question. Lila P.S. If you'd like to talk about operational efficiency and quality of software manufacturing -- please start a thread on that. We are deep into working on that here, so would be happy to share the love! On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 7:36 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-08 Thread Lila Tretikov
wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Lila, May I request a Tech Talk about efficiency and quality of Wikimedia software development? It would be interesting to have you, Erik and Damon as presenters. Thanks, Pine On Oct 7, 2014 9:07 AM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Are you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call to Action

2014-10-09 Thread Lila Tretikov
to truly understand itself as a technology and grantmaking organization. That path led to where we are today: 1) As part of the ED transition, Sue recommended (and the Board accepted the recommendation) to seek an ED with a strong technology/product background, and we hired Lila Tretikov

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Serbia Executive Director

2014-10-14 Thread Lila Tretikov
добродошли на покрету , Иван! On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 1:53 AM, Tanweer Morshed wiki.tanw...@gmail.com wrote: Welcome Ivan and congratulations to Wikimedia Serbia! Tanweer Morshed Wikimedia Bangladesh On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 5:47 AM, Erlend Bjørtvedt erl...@wikimedia.no wrote: Dobre!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

2014-10-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
This is a very sad moment and I am so sorry for the loss. Andrea, please let us know how we can support you and other volunteers that were close with Alessio. Lila On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote: It is with great sorrow that Wikimedia Italia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia needs an IDE, not a WYSIWYG editor

2014-10-25 Thread Lila Tretikov
Keep in mind that the projects on Y are brainstorms/seeds -- so it is important to keep that in perspective. By the time they've evolved they often look radically different. That said I think there is kernel of truth there. Our components solve often every problem with one solution. We do need a

[Wikimedia-l] ED response to the recommendations by the FDC Advisory Group on the APG program

2014-10-31 Thread Lila Tretikov
to speaking with you soon. Lila Tretikov Executive Director, WMF ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ED response to the recommendations by the FDC Advisory Group on the APG program

2014-10-31 Thread Lila Tretikov
/2014/ED_Response Cheers, Katie Will you also be replying to the FDC’s comments about the WMF’s budget proposal earlier this year? Thanks, Mike On 31 Oct 2014, at 22:23, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear all, As you know, over the last few months I’ve been

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:46 AM, Nurunnaby Hasive n...@nhasive.com wrote: Great! Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com wrote: Congratulations team Wiki Project Med! Best wishes. Vishnu On Wednesday

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Fundraiser] fundraising blocked in Russia

2014-11-13 Thread Lila Tretikov
All -- We do and will continue to defend the freedom knowledge and autonomy of our sites in every corner of the world. Due to rapidly changing circumstances in some areas, occasionally we have to put holds on some activities. Currently we have a hold on fundraising in Russia while we figure out

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-11-27 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi All -- A quick note to all of you. Please keep in mind this is one of the A/B test, the design changes daily based on data/performance results. The team will let you know which variations will be available next week, although even those will change daily. This is not to stifle this discussion

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-01 Thread Lila Tretikov
All -- we will not have a pop-up banner. I know you want more insight into the trends: we will provide some of those in our upcoming reports and metrics and we will plan to shift to a quarterly cadence of a more specific metrics report that will include fundraising. Just to cover some basic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Italia Executive Director

2014-12-02 Thread Lila Tretikov
Welcome Giuliana. Congratulations Wikimedia Italia! On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Katy Love kl...@wikimedia.org wrote: Congratulations and welcome, Giuliana! I look forward to working together. Warmly, Katy On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 2:03 AM, Stevie Benton stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-03 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi all, This type of fundraising is -- by its very nature -- obtrusive. We are thinking about other options. But, as with anything, every action has equal and opposite reaction. Anything we do, we have to consider the consequences and we will find flaws. Now for the specifics: Yes -- the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-03 Thread Lila Tretikov
or subtle to get me thinking.* On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Ryan Lane rlan...@gmail.com wrote: Lila Tretikov lila@... writes: This type of fundraising is -- by its very nature -- obtrusive. We are thinking about other options. But, as with anything, every action has equal and opposite

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland: New board elected, annual plan postponed.

2014-12-03 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations, new board! On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Nurunnaby Hasive n...@nhasive.com wrote: ​Congratulations WMDE new board! ​ On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Congratulations to WMDE -- *Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive* Administrator

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising banners (again)

2014-12-04 Thread Lila Tretikov
I recommend those of you who would like to come up with some test wording assuming the current word count do so and after you pick top 3-5 we can pilot with one of our next user groups. On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On 04.12.2014 02:30, John Mark

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community engagement - Product Survey

2014-12-04 Thread Lila Tretikov
FYI -- this is just one pilot in our program to improve community participation and direct prioritization of editor-focused engineering work. More to come. Thank you team and the community. Lila On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:57 AM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote: This!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Royal Society of Chemistry journal donation

2014-12-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thanks Andy --- this is great. On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: The Royal Society of Chemistry (disclosure: I'm Wikimedian in Residence there) has made a massive journal subscription donation to Wikipedia Library:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good projects for 3 months for no reason

2015-01-03 Thread Lila Tretikov
For everyone here: I've asked our Grantmaking team to comment and clarify the details of this plan. On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Answering to Teemu and Chris: I do think that the for Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Art it is safe to claim

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: A new structure for WMF Community Engagement

2015-02-19 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, Among the WMF’s top priorities for 2015 is strengthening our engagement with Wikimedia editors and volunteers. Today we are taking the first step by bringing together the people who know our communities best and asking them to break barriers and improve engagement. Everyone at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2015-01-26 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi Nemo, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You are correct -- this did not make my to do list, but I believe honoring commitments made by the WMF is important and therefor I've been looking this issue. Here is what I found and what we will do: - This issue was a clear oversight

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing interim COO

2015-03-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, At the Wikimedia Foundation, our mission is to empower, support and engage people around the world to share in free knowledge. One of our top priorities for the WMF in 2015 is improving organizational effectiveness in service of this mission. This means we need to strengthen

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690 of WMF funding

2015-03-30 Thread Lila Tretikov
, including adding this to our on-boarding. Thanks to everyone who have provided input on this issue. Lila On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 5:27 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi Nemo, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. You are correct -- this did not make my to do list, but I

[Wikimedia-l] Introducing Kourosh Karimkhany, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

2015-03-27 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, In order to encourage the expansion of knowledge, we’ve been considering new ways to support and develop the work you do. Collaboration is an essential part of the Wikimedia movement, and today, I’m excited to let you know about a new addition at the Wikimedia Foundation that

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

2015-04-13 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, I have some important news to share with you. Erik Moeller will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation on April 30th. Last week he let me know that he decided it is time for him to explore his passions beyond our walls. I want to thank Erik. For more than a decade, he gave his all

[Wikimedia-l] A new structure for WMF Engineering.

2015-04-21 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, Today we had a meeting at the Foundation to announce changes in our Product and Engineering team structure. They represent the outcome of many conversations with people from across the Wikimedia community and within the Foundation. These changes will organize our teams around

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

2015-04-21 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, Today we had a meeting at the Foundation to announce changes in our Product and Engineering team structure. They represent the outcome of many conversations with people from across the Wikimedia community and within the Foundation. These changes will organize our teams around

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age

2015-05-08 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thanks for sharing Andy, I've asked our team to take a look. sent from mobile. please excuse typos. On May 8, 2015 7:00 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: An impressive number of reputable organisations have signed The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF office location and remodel

2015-04-09 Thread Lila Tretikov
All -- As a matter of strategy we should be leveraging our open-source roots more as we grow. This means distributed, loosely-coupled teams. We know from software industry history that distributed teams work best when they are *entirely* distributed. We are working on some structures that will

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing: The Wikipedia Prize!

2015-04-05 Thread Lila Tretikov
All, As Tim mentioned we are seriously looking at privacy/identity/security/anonymity issues, specifically as it pertains to IP address exposure -- both from legal and technical standpoint. This won't happen overnight as we need to get people to work on this and there are a lot of asks, but this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's cool?

2015-06-10 Thread Lila Tretikov
This is really cool indeed and I am told (by the little birdie) that there is more we can do. Thank you, team! Awesome!!! On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Brion Vibber bvib...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote: [re: experiments using video.js to improve

[Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-01 Thread Lila Tretikov
All, I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to incorporate your feedback and review with the Board. The approved plan

[Wikimedia-l] Changes in Engineering leadership

2015-07-02 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear all, I wanted to let you know that Damon Sicore’s last day with the WMF was June 30th. Damon has served as the Vice President of Engineering and played a role in our strategic thinking as we retool to fulfill our mission of delivering free and open knowledge to the world. We wish him well.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Lila Tretikov
and comments about the new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for discussion? Thanks, Pine Pine On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote: All, I want to provide

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Iranian Wikimedians UG

2015-07-21 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations Iran User Group! Really great to see this!!! Was wonderful to meet some of you at Wikimania :) On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve wrote: Dear all, I'm pleased to announcce the recognition [1] of a new member of the family of Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedians of Korea as a Wikimedia User Group

2015-07-21 Thread Lila Tretikov
Congratulations! (how do I say this in Korean?) On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Carlos M. Colina ma...@wikimedia.org.ve wrote: Dear all, We have another group of wikimedians being recognised [1], the Wikimedians of Korea User Group. They have been around for some time and among their main

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paris

2015-11-13 Thread Lila Tretikov
My thoughts are going to Parisian and French Wikipedian. Please stay safe. L On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:33 PM, Katy Love wrote: > Thank you so much for this update, Alex. I really appreciate it. > > Thinking of all in Paris tonight. Absolutely heartbreaking. > > Katy > > On

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Khalid Mahmood is gone

2015-11-01 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thank you Asaf. A huge loss. Condolences to all who were close. sent from mobile. please excuse typos. On Nov 1, 2015 4:47 AM, "Tito Dutta" wrote: > Sad news. :( > I agree with Bodhisattwa that it is a huge loss. > > >1. His English Wikipedia userpage is fully protected

[Wikimedia-l] Changes in operational management.

2015-11-05 Thread Lila Tretikov
All, I’m writing to let you know that Terry Gilbey will be leaving the WMF. As Interim Chief Operating Officer this year, he helped us improve operational processes across the organization during an important time. I thank him for completing this service. During this time WMF teams became

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Happy 3rd Birthday, Wikidata!

2015-10-31 Thread Lila Tretikov
I hope you had a great party! !!! sent from mobile. please excuse typos. On Oct 29, 2015 12:44 PM, "Redon Skikuli" wrote: > Happy Birthday Wikidata, from the growing Albanian community! > > *---* > > *Redon Skikuli* > *e-mail: **re...@skikuli.com * > *web:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Belissarius

2015-11-06 Thread Lila Tretikov
condolences On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 11:50 PM, Shlomi Fish wrote: > On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 13:52:54 -0800 > Pine W wrote: > > > Colleagues, > > > > The Wikipedia community has received news of the passing of > > User:Belissarius. He spoke Polish natively

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Innovation

2015-07-12 Thread Lila Tretikov
Gerard, Thanks for bringing this up. That is exactly what we are attempting to resolve with changes to product process and program strategies. We've made improvements with the public VE triage where anyone could submit a critical blocker, and discuss with the team on a weekly call. And we tested

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

2015-09-04 Thread Lila Tretikov
First, thanks to all of those who worked in good faith, with patience and care for each other to solve this problem. I appreciate the level of compromise and empathy that was required from teams at WMIL and WMF. Thank you! Second, I want to highlight that this is a *our* issue, we are a community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-11-27 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hoi Gerard, What I hear in email from Andreas and Liam is not as much the propagation of the error (which I am sure happens with some % of the cases), but the fact that the original source is obscured and therefore it is hard to identify and correct errors, biases, etc. Because if the source of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-27 Thread Lila Tretikov
One of the things proposed during our FDC conversation was a 3rd party review of the WMF annual plan. This could avoid the "circular" nature of Board->FDC->WMF and also provide us with another perspective from an organization that has a similar scale. Lila On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 5:50 AM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation IEG program will fund 14 community-led projects

2015-12-04 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thank you Marti, committee. And congratulation to all of the grantees. Lila On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM, Marti Johnson wrote: > Hi all, > > In the latest round of Individual Engagement Grants > , 29 eligible proposals were >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic, User:BraneJ in critical condition

2015-12-11 Thread Lila Tretikov
Thank you for your sad note, Milos. Our thoughts are with you and his close ones. On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:19 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: > Brane died today. He read your messages and it mattered to him. I am > content as we sent him the message while he was alive and able to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel

2015-11-23 Thread Lila Tretikov
htag. > > > > [1] http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/08/bassel-missing-syria/ > > > > Thanks, > > > > Samir > > > > On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:02 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > > > Gerard, this is devas

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-24 Thread Lila Tretikov
ansparency of its > planning, and review its planning process so that the plans end up having a > closer relation to the actual outcomes. The ball, as they say, is firmly > in your court. > > Cheers, > Craig > > > On 24 November 2015 at 14:27, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikim

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endowment Discussion

2015-11-30 Thread Lila Tretikov
Lisa, Thank you for sharing these exciting news and all the work the team has completed so far. I know I have spoken with many of our community members in the past about this important milestone in protecting our community's work long-term. I am looking forward to hearing more from everyone as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community Wishlist Survey - voting open

2015-11-30 Thread Lila Tretikov
Danny, Good to see this kicked off and looking forward to making progress on the top tools. Thank you. Lila On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Danny Horn wrote: > Hi everyone, > > The Community Tech team's Wishlist Survey is now open for voting; come on > over and upvote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] FDC recommendations for 2015-2016 Round 1 APG grant requests

2015-11-23 Thread Lila Tretikov
We fully acknowledge the issue with the shortened AP review this year and are committed to the 30 day review going forward. Since the overall issue has been noted since as far back as 2012 we are doing a review of our process in comparison to the FDC standards to build best practices going

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community revitalization

2015-11-17 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi Michal -- good to hear from you and wonderful blog post. Congratulations on the partnership with the Academy of Hebrew Language. With respect to both cross-linking Wikimedia projects (not just Wiktionary) and SEO this is in the domain of the Discovery team which reports to Tomasz Finc. The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Harassment consultation on Meta

2015-11-17 Thread Lila Tretikov
Patrick, Thank you for posting this.I am really hoping a lot of people will participate. Anti-harassment and child protection is something that we took on only about a year ago and I am very grateful to see the team pushing ahead with this. Your work on this is one of the most important new

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Introducing Jaime Villagomez as our Chief Financial Officer

2016-01-11 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, Sharing this from our internal WMF list for your visibility... I'd like to introduce Jamie Villagomez, our incoming Chief Financial Officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading finance in small startups and large companies, and supporting non-profits as a

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

2016-01-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
t;mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Lila Tretikov Wikimedia Foundation *“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”* ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ma

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Annual Plan 2016-17

2016-01-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, It is that time of year again (but earlier this year because we are making some changes based on your -- and FDC -- feedback :), the time when we all at the WMF work together to craft our plans and the budget for the upcoming fiscal year - July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. This

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Monetizing Wikimedia APIs

2016-01-16 Thread Lila Tretikov
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[Wikimedia-l] Launch of Community Consultation on strategic approaches

2016-01-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear Wikimedians, We are excited to have you participate in an important Community Engagement regarding our strategic approaches. This is a major step to help us prioritize the work of the Foundation beginning in July 2016 and running for the next 12 to 24 months thereafter into a strategic

[Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement

2016-02-08 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear all, I am sad to let you know that Luis Villa, our lead for the Community Engagement department, will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation. A year ago, Luis took on a big challenge, transitioning from the Legal Department to lead the newly created Community Engagement organization. In that

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wmfall] CTO Search | Status

2016-02-11 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi all, Earlier this week Amy Elder -- our head of recruiting -- has shared a preview of the CTO role with the staff and I would like to share it with you early as well, before the job description is posted and the process starts. I am very grateful to our technical staff and leaders here at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
e Foundation is > well-placed to do it. > > Sarah > > > On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Hi Anthony, > > > > I know this request was for the Board, but I took time to explain as much > > as I could about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
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[Wikimedia-l] Proposed change to Metrics schedule

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi all, We’re proposing to change the schedule of the Foundation’s monthly public Metrics meeting. We plan to move the meeting to the final Thursday of each month, in order to better align these important presentations with the Foundation’s regular data production cycles. This will result in a

[Wikimedia-l] Thank you for our time together.

2016-02-25 Thread Lila Tretikov
Dear fellow Wikimedians, It is with great respect that I have tendered, and the board has accepted, my resignation as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation earlier this week. I am both inspired by, and proud of, the many great things we have all accomplished at the Foundation over the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
> > > > a > > > > > > > > > > general search engine of all content including commercial > > > one. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > And a rrasonable realistic outcome can be just improving

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-15 Thread Lila Tretikov
+ Footnotes. On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:11 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Mike, > > We plan to publish a blog tomorrow that addresses some of the questions > raised here and confusion in the press. To briefly address your questions > specifica

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?

2016-02-16 Thread Lila Tretikov
forward. I hope this helps contextualize the grant agreement and our broader efforts while addressing some of the confusion around this topic. As always, I welcome your feedback and discussion and look forward to our ongoing discussion. Lila On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM, Lila Tretikov &l

[Wikimedia-l] Your questions about KE.

2016-02-17 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hello, everyone. There are a lot of questions still floating around around the Knowledge Engine, in a lot of different places. I want to answer them fully, directly and in one central place. To that end, I’m going to be putting together an FAQ page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your questions about KE.

2016-02-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
just a quick note... quite a few questions are being answered on the page. On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 6:33 PM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Lila Tretikov wrote: > >There are a lot of questions still floating around around the Knowledge > >Engine, in a lot of dif

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-18 Thread Lila Tretikov
edia.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > ___ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Lila Tretikov
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT

2016-02-20 Thread Lila Tretikov
ars saying it was very good that Google seemed to > treat Wikipedia favourably. Yet I don't recall the community ever being > asked whether they wanted the WMF to seek any kinds of agreements with > for-profit players. > > > > At any rate, whatever the facts of this case, it seems

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