Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-22 Thread Lodewijk
in summary (as I suggested a few members privately). Best, Lodewijk El 22 de abril de 2012 21:46, Risker risker...@gmail.com escribió: Without commenting on the quality of the work of the Ombudsmen, I'll just point out that there has never been a vote for this position. Risker/Anne On 22

Re: [Wikimedia-l] ombudsmen commission

2012-04-23 Thread Lodewijk
with their complaint and what they can expect. Currently the description is quite vague on meta :) Thanks for all the answers so far! Lodewijk El 23 de abril de 2012 12:20, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.orgescribió: That's not a formal complaint. That's an email to wikimedia-l. For a formal

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with Kul and Amit, about Wikipedia Zero and other mobile work

2012-05-06 Thread Lodewijk
maybe relevant information to some: this is Ascension day - a public holiday, depending on where you live. Lodewijk 2012/5/4 Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org Hi everyone, On May 17th at 16:00 UTC, Kul Wadhwa (Head of Mobile and Business Development) and Amit Kapoor (Senior Manager

Re: [Wikimedia-l] IRC office hours with Kul and Amit, about Wikipedia Zero and other mobile work

2012-05-07 Thread Lodewijk
Hi, for me it is actually an advantage (I'll be free and it is no *major* holliday for family time here), so no problem at all :) Just making sure people who are considering to attend are aware of it. Lodewijk 2012/5/7 Kul Wadhwa kwad...@wikimedia.org Hi Lodewijk, maybe relevant

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA) needs your help

2012-07-02 Thread Lodewijk
it perhaps make sense to do WLPA one or even two months earlier? (March/April) That way it would leave three months per year to do a contest (but imho running two in a country is already quite a challange! Best, Lodewijk 2012/7/2 Lori Phillips lori.byrd.phill...@gmail.com Thanks John, It's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcing the Fellowship News

2012-07-07 Thread Lodewijk
in a seperate news section (as we have been splitting off a lot) I'm afraid you might be putting the news actually on a bigger distance than you would otherwise. Lodewijk 2012/7/6 Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk Thanks Siko! Could you explain what exactly this covers? Teahouse

Re: [Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

2012-07-24 Thread Lodewijk
Would it make sense to start a more thorough long term lobby on this issue? Considering that this will be a returning issue every two years, I guess that would be worth the trouble... Lodewijk 2012/7/24 Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com 2012/7/24 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project

2012-09-27 Thread Lodewijk
that would likely be serious candidates? This wasn't entirely clear from the page to me. Best, Lodewijk 2012/9/27 Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com Thanks for keeping this rolling, Philippe. It's great to see the names turned up already. SJ On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Philippe Beaudette

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project

2012-09-27 Thread Lodewijk
:) Lodewijk 2012/9/27 Thomas Morton morton.tho...@googlemail.com If anyone has a good idea for a name, but lacks to funds or means to pick it up (and the WMF declines to do so), feel free to get in touch. I am happy to handle the purchase and later transfer (if it wins!) for you :) Hopefully

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-05 Thread Lodewijk
designs, and then start voting. Best, Lodewijk 2012/10/5 James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com A new logo for the travel guide is being requested. If anyone is interested in proposing one please add it here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Travel_Guide/Logo -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-05 Thread Lodewijk
I'm also having a hard time to understand the argument No sufficient time... Apparently James has a sense of urgency, but I'm unsure /why/ there is such a hurry that a few extra days/weeks is out of the question. Lodewijk 2012/10/5 Rjd0060 rjd0060.w...@gmail.com I mentioned this at https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Logo for new travel guide

2012-10-08 Thread Lodewijk
Hi mike, you do realize that all images are stripped on this mailing list? If you want to mention images, it is best to link to the version on Commons (although I don't feel that the mailing list is an effective place to discuss this at all) Best, Lodewijk 2012/10/7 Mike Dupont jamesmikedup

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 officially broke world record!

2012-10-09 Thread Lodewijk
glad that all your work gets some extra touch this way! Best, Lodewijk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
by Asaf - but he could use some help!) while there is no other organization yet to take over those functions. Could you elaborate a bit on this? Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/2 Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com Dear all, At its in-person meeting on 26 October, the board unanimously agreed to accept

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

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
? Was there an exceptional legal threat that required these changes at short notice? Kind regards, Lodewijk 2012/11/2 Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com Just reiterating for the n-th time on this list that people would appreciate if you publicly shared draft bylaws amendments before approving them

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
or individual chapters, I do recognize it needs time to be transferred. Which tasks will the Foundation (continue to) execute, and which not? Which will it explicitely transfer? Or will it just drop it - and then it is up to others to catch them or not? Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/2 Dariusz Jemielniak dar

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

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Bishakha, 2012/11/2 Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Dear Bishakha, could you please elaborate why the board has chosen for a secretive amendment procedure here, rather than sharing the proposed

[Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
be made possible. With kind regards, Lodewijk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Sam, some people have excellently answered as well - I especially agree with what Bence and Matthew wrote. I will answer some things myself as well though. 2012/11/2 Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com Hello Lodewijk, These are good questions. I expect effort will be required in the short

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-02 Thread Lodewijk
hope you will also participate in it. Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/2 Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com 2012/11/2 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org: Dear all, I have set up a brainstorming page on metawiki ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Democratizing_the_Wikimedia_Foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Democratizing the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-11-03 Thread Lodewijk
at the page. Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/3 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se After just being in our first FDC committee session, I do want to promote this way of handling issue to be spread to other issue areas too. The FDC is a committee consisting of community members looking

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

2012-11-05 Thread Lodewijk
it. Knowing about such reasons might be helpful in the light of proposing changes to procedures. Lodewijk) 2012/11/2 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org Hi Bishakha, 2012/11/2 Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.com On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote

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

2012-11-06 Thread Lodewijk
will go back on their steps because some people in the community don't like the particular change.) Best regards, Lodewijk 2012/11/6 Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com Risker is right. This mainly reflects long-standing reality in a more transparent way, and is an exercise in more effective

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-15 Thread Lodewijk
, Lodewijk 2012/11/15 Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl hi Lodewijk, first, this is basically a recommendation for the Board, not the final allocation. However, regarding your specific question: We are not planning on providing further detailed responses - we have already offered a great many

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-15 Thread Lodewijk
. Is there any further information published by the committee (not: individual members) that I might be missing? Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/15 Christophe Henner christophe.hen...@gmail.com What you would like is that the FDC recommendation was including more arguments detailling why they reached

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: FDC recommendations on funds allocation, Round 1, 2012-13

2012-11-16 Thread Lodewijk
in the way our movement functions (or doesn't function) and will probably become even more important. To make their work accepted though, the committee should explain their reasoning well - as a committee. everyting in my personal opinion unless stated otherwise, kind regards, Lodewijk 2012/11/16 Jan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia España patrocina el VII Concurso Universitario de Software Libre

2012-11-18 Thread Lodewijk
Wikimedia Spain is one of the sponsors of VII Free Software University Contest . This contest is a contest of software development, hardware and free technical documentation in which college students first, second and third cycle can participate, as well as college students not in high school,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Lodewijk
%, 70% or 90% of the whole movement budget? (I know I could probably look up last years numbers and guess some myself, but you probably already did this :) ). Best, Lodewijk 2012/11/26 Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks! 2012/11/27 Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org One more thing I should have mentioned: We'll still be testing from time to time around the world during the rest of November and December. So don't be alarmed if you see banners up. We're still actively trying to improve donation processing

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

2012-12-28 Thread Lodewijk
of these organizations) I would appreciate suggestions in how clarity can be achieved. Best, Lodewijk 2012/12/28 Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com Very nice! I'll expect a performance in Hong Kong! On a serious note, have you seen Geoff's comments on naming of affiliate organisations

[Wikimedia-l] The Affiliations Committee is looking for candidate members

2013-01-02 Thread Lodewijk
organizations to get started? Then please apply! I hope for many high quality applications! Best, Lodewijk 2012/12/12 Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com Dear all, The Affiliations Committee [1], the committee that is responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Chapters, User Groups and Thematic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter reports WMNL

2013-01-06 Thread Lodewijk
style and consistent pace of the Dutch reports - a compliment should be made where appropriate! Best, Lodewijk 2013/1/7 Cornelius Kibelka jckibe...@gmail.com I agree as well. At least at short list of the main topics would help a lot. Regards, Cornelius Cornelius Kibelka @jaancornelius

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or press release?

2013-01-15 Thread Lodewijk
be confusing this way. We faced the same problems at Wiki Loves Monuments (where we mostly used European timezones, as the vast majority of the countries was in that), and some good thoughts about the general issue would definitely be welcome. Maybe not today though. Best, Lodewijk 2013/1/15

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or pressrelease?

2013-01-16 Thread Lodewijk
on for example September 1 (launch) and October 1 (results). We didn't find a perfect solution yet though, and input on how to manage that properly is always welcome. If it is an announcement that is less tied to a specific/symbolic day, this is of course all less important. Best, Lodewijk 2013/1/16

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Licencing question

2013-01-22 Thread Lodewijk
And I'm also unsure all the upload wizards have the same text? 2013/1/22 David Gerard dger...@gmail.com On 22 January 2013 17:41, Philippe Beaudette phili...@wikimedia.org wrote: FYI, each and every edit on Commons has this text above the edit box: ...You agree that a hyperlink or URL is

[Wikimedia-l] New members for the Affiliations Committee

2013-02-13 Thread Lodewijk
the committee since 2010, and Damian was the longest serving member, being appointed in 2007! Thanks a lot for your time and effort in the past years. I look forward to an exciting time, with many applicants in the pipeline to be (hopefully) approved! Best regards, Lodewijk Gelauff selection coordinator

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2013 scholarship now accepting application

2013-02-18 Thread Lodewijk
oh... so replying with I will bring my own food wasn't such a good idea after all? ;-) 2013/2/18 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com On Monday, 18 February 2013, Abbas Mahmood wrote: From: liamwy...@gmail.com javascript:; Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:47:06 + To:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2013 scholarship now accepting application

2013-02-18 Thread Lodewijk
As a true Dutch, I should bring potatoes, peanut butter and hagelslag. Lodewijk 2013/2/18 Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk No, because you haven't described what you're bringing :) On the other hand, a detailed, grammatically correct description of stroopwafels will almost certainly gain

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2013 scholarship now accepting application

2013-02-18 Thread Lodewijk
As a true Dutch, I shouldn't even consider to share... it is only to get through the days and survive without having to touch local cuisine... (French and Germans will probably be able to confirm this) :P Lodewijk 2013/2/18 Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
a hostel). In the region there are not many cheap places (yay european civil servants!). Their meeting facilities seemed at the time indeed the easiest too - but perhaps you find something better. Lodewijk 2013/3/6 Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov dimitar.parvanov.dimit...@gmail.com Hey Christophe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
, can we already sign up somewhere? Best, Lodewijk 2013/3/7 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu Hi Jan, Typically this is what pre conference events are for and quite frankly I see more possibilities in it if this would be implemented into the Milan event both in the schedule

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
Nobody stops you of course to have a 'meeting over lunchtime' but I think the expectations by the organizers were set a little higher than that. Lodewijk (who has some experience with the 'success' of international Wikimedia over-lunchtime meetings) 2013/3/7 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Big Fat Brussels Gathering

2013-03-07 Thread Lodewijk
great :) Please note that 'we don't know yet, check back later' is also a helpful addition to the page regarding travel budget :) Best, Lodewijk 2013/3/7 Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov dimitar.parvanov.dimit...@gmail.com Hi Lodewijk, I cannot answer the travel aid quesiton

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

2013-03-19 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks Fae indeed for the hard work. It is a pity that things went as they went - and that you had to work under tough circumstances. Of course it is the council as a whole that bears responsibility, but when things go wrong, you get the heat of it... Best, Lodewijk 2013/3/19 Delphine Ménard

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

2013-03-20 Thread Lodewijk
design a new one. But before we do that, we should probably create a good RfC, and get a clear overview of what exactly are all the benefits and downsides of a registered trademark versus an unregistered one. Best, Lodewijk 2013/3/20 Tomasz Ganicz polime...@gmail.com 2013/3/20 James Alexander

[Wikimedia-l] The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-08 Thread Lodewijk
, the way it currently runs. Alternatively, are there similar studies to other knowledge compendiums, or even 'the internet'? Thanks for any pointers! Lodewijk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-08 Thread Lodewijk
://www.economist.com/**blogs/freeexchange/2013/03/**technology-2http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/03/technology-2 - of approximately $50m value to readers. It's a pretty vague estimate, but it's an interesting start. Andrew. On 8 April 2013 13:28, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-08 Thread Lodewijk
(sorry, this came off a bit too sharp :) Thanks for all the input, anything is better than nothing of course!) 2013/4/8 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org However, those numbers are not exactly what I'm looking for. I do not want to know what it would be worth as a company, or how much

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-08 Thread Lodewijk
and their methods. Lodewijk [1]: http://www.librijournal.org/pdf/2002-2pp78-87.pdf [2]: https://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/nlasp/article/viewArticle/1213/1498 2013/4/8 Alex Peek alexpe...@gmail.com Clay Shirky talks about the importance of online collaboration: http://www.ted.com/talks

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: The value of Wikipedia for the economy

2013-04-17 Thread Lodewijk
question sur wikimedia-l (pas lu, juste vu le titre), ça intéressera sûrement Lodewijk. http://lists.wikimedia.org/**pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-** April/125050.html http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2013-April/125050.html Seb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation opened for Bylaws change

2013-04-23 Thread Lodewijk
Thank you for taking this step! I am glad that the board now involves the community in its bylaw changing process. Lodewijk 2013/4/22 Risker risker...@gmail.com Just in case others had problems with the links (thanks gmail...) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-14 Thread Lodewijk
. But maybe I'm the only one in thát opinion though... Lodewijk 2013/5/14 Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:30 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law_of_triviality I don't really think this is a triviality

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket

2013-05-14 Thread Lodewijk
2013/5/14 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org I don't think it is trivial either, and having a discussion is fine. However, the bigger discussion is perhaps more relevant - because AffCom is simply following WMF policy here, which is in place for many employees, board members (and others

[Wikimedia-l] Effectiveness of meetings (Was: Affcom ...)

2013-05-14 Thread Lodewijk
, and think that everyone will be going to meetings with the best of intentions, and not simply to play tourist. Lodewijk 2013/5/14 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu 40k for a single meetup can be justified if the results worth that much money. (I've already argued about this regarding Milan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Effectiveness of meetings (Was: Affcom ...)

2013-05-14 Thread Lodewijk
categories of events with each other. Lodewijk 2013/5/14 Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu I see a few misunderstanding here: I do not wish to compare them to each other, but to the previous one(s). At least I hope this is what I've written because this is what I was ment. So compare GLAM

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board approves FDC's 2012-2013 Round 2 funding recommendations

2013-06-01 Thread Lodewijk
such complaints have been filed? Best, Lodewijk 2013/6/1 Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com Dear members of the Wikimedia community, As you know, on April 28, the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) made its Round 2 funding recommendations to the WMF Board of Trustees. [1] From

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board approves FDC's 2012-2013 Round 2 funding recommendations

2013-06-01 Thread Lodewijk
that appeal on [2], but that is mostly a matter of convenience and having the information together of course. Best, Lodewijk [1]: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Frequently_asked_questions#complaint [2]: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Board_decisions/2012-2013_round2 2013/6/1

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF May 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 18:00 UTC

2013-06-06 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Praveena, is there a general google agenda feed where this kind of meetings could be mentioned/announced too? In the past office hours were scheduled that way (unfortunately someone decided to discontinue that apparently), and that was very helpful. Lodewijk 2013/6/6 Praveena Maharaj pmaha

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF May 2013 Metrics and Activities Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 18:00 UTC

2013-06-07 Thread Lodewijk
will not include it in my google calendar because it would float the whole thing too much. Somehow it would be nice if there would be a menu selection option - what kind of parts do you want to receive. But that is much harder to maintain I guess... Lodewijk 2013/6/7 Nicole Ebber nicole.eb

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee first progress reports

2013-06-12 Thread Lodewijk
etc? Knowing that would make it a bit more insightful. Lodewijk 2013/6/12 Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net Given that this is an assessment that is being performed by paid staff, I think it's unreasonable to think that the staff would issue more than very mild criticism (Your report

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-16 Thread Lodewijk
resending, was bounced. 2013/7/16 Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org Maybe this has been asked elsewhere already, apologies in that case, but could someone clarify why the Wikimedia Foundation is not eligible any more (and did not seem to send a letter of intent) for the FDC process? Does

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-17 Thread Lodewijk
does this have on the available funds for the FDC? (this is probably covered in the annual plan - apologies for not getting around to reading that yet, I saw little point yet as it is after the fact anyway) Best, Lodewijk 2013/7/17 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se Seb35 skrev 2013

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] (Announcement) Ana Toni Announced as New Wikimedia Foundation Board Member

2013-07-17 Thread Lodewijk
, a week after the term was effective. If such a long preperation is required to communicate the decision, perhaps it would make sense to adjust the effectivity date accordingly in the future. Best, Lodewijk 2013/7/9 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org Hey I am also very happy to publicly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Internal-l] 2013-2014 Round 1 FDC eligibility status IRC office hours

2013-07-18 Thread Lodewijk
apologies for being confusing. I was of course referring to the approval of the WMF 2013/2014 non-core activities, not so much to the 2013/2014 FDC process. I understand from your email that you're confirming the clear explanation by Anders Wennersten. Thank you for that. Kind regards, Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Feedback for the Wikimedia Foundation

2013-07-24 Thread Lodewijk
! Lodewijk 2013/7/24 Romaine Wiki romaine_w...@yahoo.com I don't get it... What is the purpose of a temporary opt-out? I don't see what that would solve. Power users still don't have a reason to use the VE, performance is worse, handy tools are missing and a lot of things can't be done easily

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the WMF Board of Trustees?

2013-07-29 Thread Lodewijk
to arrange that somehow? We could then flag those discussion topics during the QA even. Best, Lodewijk 2013/7/29 phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com Hi all, Every year at Wikimania the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees hosts a panel where they take questions from the audience

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's have the courage to sit down and talk about VisualEditor

2013-07-31 Thread Lodewijk
, because it is just quicker (less clicks, but also faster loading). Lodewijk 2013/7/31 rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com Am 30.07.2013 20:14 schrieb David Gerard dger...@gmail.com: On 30 July 2013 17:03, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: If the overwhelming community sentiment

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-16 Thread Lodewijk
not teaching them bureaucratic tools that are very useful in the US, or even the Netherlands or France, but might be less... welcomed in South Africa or Bangladesh. Lodewijk 2013/8/14 Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl hi, I believe that more than external training (useful, but possibly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia blog moving to WordPress.com

2013-09-05 Thread Lodewijk
This was definitely mentioned at Wikimania. What I understood is that it will be hosted externally for performance and reliability reasons, but that the rest should remain the same. Anyway, I'm not an expert here, just what I understood from Matthew Roth friends Lodewijk 2013/9/5 Richard

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

2013-09-21 Thread Lodewijk
, and re-apply the logo to its original use. Tomasz, I hope you will keep the wider community updated on progress being made in this case. Best, Lodewijk 2013/9/21 Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net Hello community, this is to inform you that in response to the trademarking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Lodewijk
availability and laying the focus on topics a bit more that are current. Also, this is much easier :) Lets focus 5 or 6 big topics which can have 2 or 3 sessions each. Lets define desired outcomes for those topics. Just a thought, Lodewijk 2013/10/14 Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Letters of Intent for FDC Round 2 due Nov 8, and community review right now!

2013-10-15 Thread Lodewijk
still up to date on the latest state of affairs) Thanks, Lodewijk 2013/10/15 Katy Love kl...@wikimedia.org Dear members of the Wikimedia community, I write to remind Wikimedia-affiliated entities interested in submitting an annual plan grant proposal to the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [cultural-partners] When was the first...? Your input is needed

2013-11-11 Thread Lodewijk
June 2009 was indeed Wiki Loves Art /NL. But wasn't that also already based on the (different in scope and way it was organized though) New York edition earlier that year? Smaller in number of organizations, but I believe not very small in number of photos. Lodewijk 2013/11/11 Hay (Husky) hus

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

2013-11-13 Thread Lodewijk
happening in most countries. In some countries (like Germany ;-) ) politicians are doing the work for us, explaining how evil plagiarism is and how it works by firing government ministers over it :) Best, Lodewijk 2013/11/13 Marco Chiesa chiesa.ma...@gmail.com On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:40 AM

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

2013-11-22 Thread Lodewijk
I would guess either national press, or a change in how the popular search engines work? Are we running recording certain defaulted random queries from time to time to compare? Lodewijk 2013/11/22 Erik Zachte ezac...@wikimedia.org Hi Strainu, We noticed and are investigating. It surely

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How lovely live communication works worldwide

2013-12-04 Thread Lodewijk
very much. Lodewijk 2013/12/3 Tilman Bayer tba...@wikimedia.org Note that this solution is still based on proprietary software, in that it requires users to install a Flash plugin. It would be interesting to learn about the experiences of Wikimedia France, who has been replacing Skype

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-11 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Maria, thanks for sharing. To appreciate the resolution in its proper context, I was wondering if you could share if there was a specific trigger to this amendment? Best, Lodewijk 2013/12/11 María Sefidari kewlshr...@yahoo.es Hi everyone, We'd like to draw your attention to our recent

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resolution: Media about living people

2013-12-11 Thread Lodewijk
that files would be treated differently from texts anyway in this kind of stuff. Just plain curiosity.) Best, Lodewijk 2013/12/11 María Sefidari kewlshr...@yahoo.es 11/dic/2013 21:07 Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org ha escrito: Hi Maria, thanks for sharing. To appreciate the resolution

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF employee writing articles for $300

2014-01-05 Thread Lodewijk
Sarah is able to respond to these accusations which were published without following proper procedures. Lodewijk 2014/1/6 Kevin Gorman kgor...@gmail.com Sarah used to be a DJ in Indianapolis. I don't find it very surprising that she'd write an article about a nightclub in Indianapolis

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaus-l] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-01-28 Thread Lodewijk
That sounds awesome! Glad it has come to be. Too bad it's so far and expensive to join or I'd have loved to :) Lodewijk 2014-01-28 Pharos pharosofalexand...@gmail.com I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are working in collaboration to host the first national

[Wikimedia-l] Consultation decision making (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-11 Thread Lodewijk
. Lodewijk Gelauff (While a member of the Affiliations Committee - I write this email entirely in a personal capacity) 2014-02-11 14:36 GMT+01:00 Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org: Dear Frederic, On 11 Feb 2014, at 10:44, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote: On 11/02/14 09:03

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Consultation decision making (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-11 Thread Lodewijk
for is that the board members will finally commit to actually ask input to all stakeholders before taking major decisions like this, and not just the staff (and the committee if you really had that illusion). Best, Lodewijk (I write this email entirely in a personal capacity) 2014-02-11 19:27 GMT+01:00 phoebe ayers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Mexico. January report

2014-02-19 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks for sharing! I'm amazed by the great work done! Lodewijk 2014-02-17 21:37 GMT+01:00 Salvador A salvador.alcan...@wikimedia.mx: Dear community: By means of this mail and on behalf WMMX Board and volunteers i share with you the monthly report of our chapter corresponding to January

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use

2014-02-20 Thread Lodewijk
. The community (both language and project) might want to derive from it - either way. Kind regards, Lodewijk 2014-02-19 23:06 GMT+01:00 Stephen LaPorte slapo...@wikimedia.org: Hello all, We are asking for community input on a proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use regarding undisclosed paid

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Proposed amendment to the Wikimedia Terms of Use

2014-02-21 Thread Lodewijk
. Best, Lodewijk 2014-02-21 0:12 GMT+01:00 Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org: On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:46 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Maybe I missed something, but could you please explain why the Terms of Use would be the best place to make this kind of decisions

[Wikimedia-l] The Cool Projects

2014-02-25 Thread Lodewijk
://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/The_coolest_projects_of_Wikimedia_Chapters_-_be_inspired. Looking forward to an awesome presentation, but this time with me in the comfortable seats, Lodewijk Gelauff ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Plz ignore again

2014-02-25 Thread Lodewijk
please hold your tongue and be civil. Even if you don't understand something. Thanks! (and thanks Mike for the link!) 2014-02-25 22:32 GMT+01:00 Huib Laurens sterke...@gmail.com: What the fuck are you doing? On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Alexandros Kosiaris akosia...@wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Katherine Maher joins the Wikimedia Foundation as Chief Communications Officer

2014-03-28 Thread Lodewijk
Welcome on board Katherine! I'm looking forward to see you at work. Lodewijk 2014-03-28 15:10 GMT+01:00 Nurunnaby Chowdhury n...@nhasive.com: Hi Katherine, Congratulations Welcome! -- Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive User: nhasive Sent from my Android Tablet On Mar 28, 2014 6:21 PM, David

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Announce] WMMX's assembly and new Board

2014-04-08 Thread Lodewijk
congratulations for really existing now :) it feels like you have been around already for a long time ;-) 2014-04-08 11:59 GMT+02:00 Patricio Lorente patricio.lore...@gmail.com: ¡Felicitaciones, Wikimedia México! 2014-03-26 5:39 GMT-03:00 Salvador A salvador1...@gmail.com: El martes, 25

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sponsorship/donations to other organizations

2014-04-17 Thread Lodewijk
think we should be able to explain at all time why we are donating, and why that specific amount. We owe that to our donors, and we owe that to the volunteers whose grants are being rejected/reduced. Best, Lodewijk 2014-04-17 23:39 GMT+02:00 Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com: This would

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board of Trustees: Minutes of January 2014 meeting

2014-04-21 Thread Lodewijk
like a decision will be taken :) I think an organized way to facilitate community discussion beyond the mailing list we're writing on now, and simple fora like meta pages, would be very welcome and could result in more constructive input of high quality. Best, Lodewijk 2014-04-21 21:49 GMT+02:00

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Assessing this round of FDC proposals, including the WMF's proposal

2014-04-27 Thread Lodewijk
year. I suggest that people who have good ideas for alternative organizations bring that up with that in mind for next year (in a few months or so, when the FDC is less swamped with work). Lodewijk 2014-04-27 23:51 GMT+02:00 Risker risker...@gmail.com: On 27 April 2014 17:23, Dariusz Jemielniak

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

2014-05-25 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks for the much more detailed reasoning and feedback! This actually gives a good insight why decisions were taken as they were and a major improvement compared to previous rounds. Lodewijk 2014-05-25 0:12 GMT+02:00 Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com: Hello everyone, I thank you all

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

2014-05-30 Thread Lodewijk
in 2013) competitions. That being said, I think I could agree wholeheartedly if the conclusion were to be money is usually not the bottle neck (although there are exceptions). Best, Lodewijk (member of the (international coordinating) team of Wiki Loves Monuments 2010-2013) 2014-05-30 18:54 GMT

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

2014-05-31 Thread Lodewijk
I'm missing something (what you're actually trying to accomplish) this is probably the least impactful moment to have this discussion - a few months earlier or later would have been. Best, Lodewijk 2014-05-31 3:50 GMT+02:00 Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton rodrigo.argen...@gmail.com: way the topic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] FDC related announcements: Letter of Intent, Selection of New Members, FDC Advisory Group Review

2014-05-31 Thread Lodewijk
delayed a bit :) Lodewijk 2014-05-31 17:17 GMT+02:00 Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org: Hi all, It's been pointed out to us that the deadline for the Letter of Intent in one place on the FDC portal (undergoing redesign) was June 8 rather than June 1, and that caused some confusion. Our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-10 Thread Lodewijk
Great to hear! I remember that you shared with us 'it might take a while' but I never took it so excessively! Thanks for sticking through, and all the best with the earned status. I hope it will help you a lot in your activities. Lodewijk 2014-06-10 19:33 GMT+02:00 Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot now starting with plant species

2014-06-16 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Anders, for my understanding, could you give a few examples of what kind of datatypes are still missing that you would need (ideally datatypes I can actually understand). Thanks! Lodewijk 2014-06-16 16:20 GMT+02:00 Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se: Just a few examples

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-17 Thread Lodewijk
as a question, but I wasn't able to find so quickly whether a useful reply resulted from that consultation. Lodewijk 2014-06-17 1:34 GMT+02:00 Yann Forget yan...@gmail.com: Hi, Some Commons contributors like to ask impossible requirements, and threaten to delete files if these are not met. We

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-18 Thread Lodewijk
would that become Wikimedia Uncommons or Unwikimedia Commons? Or do we avoid this question by leaving it to an outside party? Lodewijk (who is btw not so much charmed of an uncommons at all) 2014-06-17 21:06 GMT+02:00 Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com: On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:19 PM, George

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