[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-24 Thread Samuel Klein
This is big news -- though still only part of Harvard's full collection of records. Following the British Library's release of 3M bib records under CC0 18 months ago: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k77982pageid=icb.page498373 David Weinberger writes: This is the largest

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Release of educational videos under creative commons

2012-04-24 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Write about Wikipedia Zero!

2012-04-28 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Editor retention implies social features

2012-04-28 Thread Samuel Klein
Sumana writes: so if you could help me in alerting the extension's author to those comments, that would be great. Thanks! Jan Kučera writes: yes, there surely were comments from developers... that is positive. But the result as general is still nothing at all (the feature is not even

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Only IP editing allowed on Wikipedia

2012-04-30 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: Based on this definition, I would not like to be called a clerk. May be an Arbcom clerk is ok, because they are supposed to keep records and undertake routine administrative duties, but not for FDC, whise members are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Clerk role description?

2012-05-01 Thread Samuel Klein
David Gerard wrote: The arbcom clerking role evolved from the tedious paperwork of arbitration getting annoying. Best not put a bureaucracy in place until it's absolutely needed. We have enough of a tendency to instruction creep without planning it in advance ... Thomas Dalton wote: I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2013: Hong Kong

2012-05-02 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 7:52 PM, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com wrote: To use this soap-box for a moment, as Moderator I would like to remind the community that we hope that this time was the last that we use this ad-hoc process to decide on the Wikimania venue, and encourage everyone

[Wikimedia-l] 'Internet Defense' collabs

2012-05-14 Thread Samuel Klein
Fight For the Future, along with some of the other orgs that helped coordinate SOPA protests, are working to coordinate alerts about future threats to internet freedom. They hope to provide brief pointers about what's at stake to everyone interested, once major problems are identified. Right now

Re: [Wikimedia-l] CSBS 2012 - Results

2012-05-18 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you Béria for the speedy update; and congratulations and welcome to Alice and Patricio. On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Michael Snow wikipe...@frontier.com wrote: On 5/18/2012 8:16 AM, Béria Lima wrote: We have a result! The polls closed a few hours ago and I've already counted the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Samuel Klein
14 years is a fine place to start. Are there any existing campaigns pushing for it? S. On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 21 May 2012 18:59, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: I don't think the right term here is 0 years.  It is also not life + 70

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Study: Nobody cares about your copyright

2012-05-21 Thread Samuel Klein
a sane default may is unifying the message about what term is sensible. We need to focus on a single benchmark - without cutting off personal options for customization - to avoid shed-painting. On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Mike Linksvayer m...@gondwanaland.com wrote: Samuel Klein wrote: We should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Iberoconf 2012

2012-06-05 Thread Samuel Klein
/Category:Presentaciones_en_el_Encuentro_Wikimedia_Iberoamericano_2012 I would like to thank to the Wikimedia Foundation for funding this project and their representative at the meeting (Samuel Klein as part of the Board and Matthew Roth as part of the Staff) because their valuable and really helpful

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimapia switches to CC-BY-SA !

2012-06-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endangered languages, a new project by Google

2012-06-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Input on new models

2012-06-21 Thread Samuel Klein
Forwarding on behalf of Bence. -- Forwarded message -- From: Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com Date: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM Subject: [Movementroles] Input on new models Hi all, Currently, the Chapters/Affiliations Committee is considering the procedural elements needed for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Afripedia, a project to help the development of Wikipedia in French-speaking Africa

2012-06-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Endangered languages, a new project by Google

2012-06-23 Thread Samuel Klein
(Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Samuel Klein, 21/06/2012 16:07: Brilliant.  The WM language committee and/or lenguasoriginarias might want to apply to join the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity. http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/about/#about_alliance Are they actually doing something

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Travel Site

2012-06-24 Thread Samuel Klein
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote: The full proposal is here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Travel_Guidewhich we hope to present to the WMF board the day before Wikimania in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Input on new models

2012-06-27 Thread Samuel Klein
the partnership process too, or is it mostly just about AffCom? Dominic On 27 June 2012 14:15, Samuel Klein s...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello Dominic, A draft of the AffCom charter and plan have been shared with the Board; I believe a final draft will be shared (and then published?) within

Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!

2012-07-03 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: There's nothing that prevents a subject from having an article in both namespaces. One can be seen as the complement of the other; mainspace would become more encyclopedic and there would be a neat space where the more

[Wikimedia-l] [OT] ACTA rejected by EU parliament

2012-07-04 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is not free?

2012-07-08 Thread Samuel Klein
This is a perennial suggestion, and a good one. On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: If wmf has trademarks secured, now is the time to release the copyrights and high res. versions. I agree. SJ ___ Wikimedia-l

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

2012-07-09 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Declaring my candidacy

2012-07-10 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:02 AM, Alice Wiegand me.ly...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: You would also have to accept that you are/will be part of the WMF board. You'd have access to less and in some case, more information, but not a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Where is the WMF annual plan?

2012-07-25 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

2012-07-28 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-01 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-02 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: The line between what constitutes a community initiative and what's considered a request from an outside group still isn't clear to me Ah, interesting point. My read of this was that the guideline would consider an

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

2012-08-09 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia redefined -- typography and UX and such

2012-08-09 Thread Samuel Klein
, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM, James Alexander jameso...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 9 August 2012 19:03, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: When it comes to hiding the existence of other languages... our current skin has done

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

2012-08-12 Thread Samuel Klein
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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEducator] Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online

2012-09-14 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Survey, Feedback requested, and Office Hour

2012-09-14 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM, charles andrès charles.and...@wikimedia.ch wrote: Because we all agree that there is now such thing like a zero real-world impact survey, we really hope that the raw results of this survey will be made as public as possible (privacy issue), and that in the

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

2012-09-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Paid editing language wide

2012-09-19 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 19 September 2012 13:17, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.com wrote: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Conflict_of_interest_editing for a placeholder. Just for the record, there's a difference between paid editing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OT / Fwd: [STS-L] FINAL TERMINATION OF THE NBII on September 30, 2012

2012-09-20 Thread Samuel Klein
That is certainly appropriate. We should consider how we could help. Could someone with government contacts find out what that would entail and what their primary maintenance expenses were? On Sep 20, 2012 4:24 PM, George Herbert george.herb...@gmail.com wrote: Query - would making this on-topic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OT / Fwd: [STS-L] FINAL TERMINATION OF THE NBII on September 30, 2012

2012-09-21 Thread Samuel Klein
) as well as hosting some data locally; not sure how we'd help preserve that curation value. -- phoebe On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: That is certainly appropriate. We should consider how we could help. Could someone with government contacts find out what

Re: [Wikimedia-l] (semi-OT) Open access catastrophic for Elsevier

2012-09-24 Thread Samuel Klein
It's funny, most organizations point to our community as am example of how to manage such things with volunteers. Another example: law reviews offer an excellent and widely reproduced model where the most esteemed publications are run by students. On Sep 24, 2012 6:33 PM, George Herbert

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

2012-09-27 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Naming for the Travel Guide project (James Heilman)

2012-09-28 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Knowledge across borders – Our new International Affairs Unit

2012-10-03 Thread Samuel Klein
This is wonderful. A few thoughts: On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de wrote: I have published a blog post where I briefly introduce our plans and motives, ask for your support and invite you to get involved. [1] (Full-text below, but for the fancy

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

2012-10-09 Thread Samuel Klein
A quick reply: On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM, charles andrès charles.and...@wikimedia.ch wrote: If you consider the WMF financial reserves it's true, but for what I understand, the FDC should decide about the distribution of the forthcoming fundraising and so we can only guess that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-10-16 Thread Samuel Klein
A great update. Thanks Erik! On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote: We're basing the initial set on the languages which are ready for import from Wikivoyage. At this point, it looks like that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-10-16 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming: WMF metrics/activities meeting - November 1

2012-10-18 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question for Board

2012-10-24 Thread Samuel Klein
On Oct 24, 2012 9:46 PM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.com wrote: When you subsidize volunteers they a) are no longer volunteers and b) the same problem with paid editors: losing the power to walk away. Give me money to administrate Wikipedia and I give up my bit. The freedom to pick

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

2012-11-02 Thread Samuel Klein
Hello Lodewijk, These are good questions. I expect effort will be required in the short term to delegate effectively and help move to a narrower focus. A few clarifying questions for you in return: On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 7:47 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.orgwrote: * PR support by

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

2012-11-02 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

2012-11-02 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: My apologies. I read your previous suggestion during the travel guide discussion and the only real route for communicating with a Board member to solicit a proposal seemed to me to be private user-to-user e-mail. Are there

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

2012-11-06 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Tech/Product] Engineering/Product org structure

2012-11-06 Thread Samuel Klein
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Marcin Cieslak sa...@saper.info wrote: To avoid fear and anxiety, and to make sure the plan makes sense, I want to start an open conversation now. If you think any of the below is a terrible idea, or have suggestions on how to improve the plan, I’d love to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-11-10 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

2012-11-12 Thread Samuel Klein
On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: we were only able to import languages from Wikivoyage where dumps were prepared and pre-processed by the Wikivoyage-folks (who are, BTW, all volunteers and have done amazing work on this). So all the languages from

[Wikimedia-l] An interesting governance model: Camfed

2012-11-20 Thread Samuel Klein
The overview starting on page 10 of how they develop national and regional partnerships, and how they share and delegate governance work, is worth reading: https://camfed.org/media/uploads/files/Camfed_Linklaters_Accounting_to_the_Girl.pdf SJ ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-02 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-03 Thread Samuel Klein
Thanks for the detailed thoughts, Zack! Did we run banners on the sister projects as well? It would also be great to experiment with running targeted banner messages and presentations on the sister projects, particularly Commons and Wiktionary, to see what the visitor response is like. We've

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-03 Thread Samuel Klein
Brandon Harris writes: I, for one, think this is totally awesome news. It is indeed! Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: This is one of our opportunities each year to rejoice in the work of the projects, get feedback, and hold a large-scale barnraising for the coming year's work.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] putting profit before knowledge

2012-12-03 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

2012-12-04 Thread Samuel Klein
Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: It's been clear to me, and seemingly other people, that Zack and the fundraising team take their task very seriously, and are extraordinarily thoughtful in all of their plans and interactions - with folks on the mailing list, with editors and other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-12 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising updates?

2012-12-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Request for consultation on proposed guidelines relating to potential conflicts of interest in requesting Wikimedia resources

2012-12-21 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] deliberately lowered fundraising growth rate (was: Fundraising updates?)

2012-12-22 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: donors who expect the Foundation to prepare for contingency James, While your statistical comments were well-informed and helpful, your comments in this thread are less so, and your frustrated approach - while presuming

Re: [Wikimedia-l] deliberately lowered fundraising growth rate (was: Fundraising updates?)

2012-12-22 Thread Samuel Klein
James, I forgot that you are not able to edit Meta. I will migrate the relevant parts of the discussion here to the wiki, since a wiki is a useful place to break down ideas and refactor solutions; but please feel free to continue posting thoughts to the list. On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-24 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

2012-12-27 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: Maximizing for us means raising our budget with as little negative impact on the projects as possible Where do you find that meaning or any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] bond funds? (was Re: Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation)

2012-12-27 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] If I could talk to the wiki folks...

2012-12-29 Thread Samuel Klein
On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: On 12/29/12 6:05 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote: On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.com wrote: At the same time, Wiki is not a trademarked term and the term Foundation is a pretty usual

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

2012-12-29 Thread Samuel Klein
On Dec 29, 2012 2:22 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Samuel Klein wrote: It seems guaranteed to cause confusion. Wiki Med strikes me as the second most confusing possible name for an associated group. The most confusing would be a multimedia / news organization named Wiki

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Community-Driven Video Production

2013-02-15 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

2013-02-17 Thread Samuel Klein
On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Indeed there's nothing to be surprised of, m/Oppenheim has always been used. Actually, the last time we were looking for a new appointed Trustee we had a NomCom in place and worked with the recruiter Eunice Azzani -

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

2013-02-20 Thread Samuel Klein
Hear, hear! Welcome Luis, this is excellent news. I can't think of a better person to take on the role. Plus now you can wikilawyer while you lawyer... On Feb 19, 2013 6:51 PM, Luis Villa lvi...@wikimedia.org wrote: I subscribed while still interviewing, admittedly under a different address.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Global Voices: #Wikimodernism: Catalan Modernism, from the Classroom to the Web

2013-03-05 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-05 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Minutes from the February 1-2, 2013 Board Meeting

2013-03-08 Thread Samuel Klein
-to-Date_and_Lookahead_to_Planning_for_2013-14.pdfpage=10 Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero wins!

2013-03-13 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Grants Program Retrospective 2009-2012 published

2013-03-13 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

2013-03-14 Thread Samuel Klein
is considering what an endowment might look like. Strong community support would speed that consideration. SJ -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

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

2013-03-14 Thread Samuel Klein
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM, George Herbert george.herb...@gmail.com wrote: [Hosting...] Then various operational and administrative costs. My finger in the air estimate would be a total of about $4m-$5m. It is important to know how much money is going on essentials and how much on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Grants Program Retrospective 2009-2012 published

2013-03-14 Thread Samuel Klein
for the transparency here. :-) MZMcBride ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are there plans for interactions between wikidata and wiktionaries ?

2013-03-16 Thread Samuel Klein
@Denny, Gerard: I agree we need a single place to discuss wikidata / wiktionary / omegawiki futures. Perhaps a page on Wiktionary 2.0 that starts from the ideas on the OmegaWiki page (which is the most detailed and nuanced of the current summary pages) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OmegaWiki

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

2013-03-19 Thread Samuel Klein
[Forwarding from the the toolserver-l branch of this thread] -- Forwarded message -- From: Daniel Schwen li...@schwen.de Date: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM Subject: Re: [Toolserver-l] [TS logo] Fwd: Free as in Wikimedia Foundation To: Wikimedia Toolserver

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

2013-03-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Isarra Yos zhoris...@gmail.com wrote: Dogfooding our product is great but shouldnt' be done just because it should be done where the product makes sense for the task. Supporting more flexible designs - particularly in the realm of extensions - would be good for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hour inside out (program evaluation)

2013-03-20 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-27 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-09 Thread Samuel Klein
in the next few weeks): http://www.wikimedia.org.il Regards, Itzik Edri WMIL Chairman ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- Samuel Klein

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

2013-04-10 Thread Samuel Klein
Mike - fine points. On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: There is information within the Wikimedia movement that can't be shared publicly. # Agreements, particularly those with global impact, and/or where they affect more than one Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] LangCom work now fully transparent

2013-04-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Amical Viquipèdia Report, March 2013

2013-04-17 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-18 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-19 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 19 April 2013 01:43, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: First, note that most of the really popular social networking sites have boilerplate language in the Terms of Service that are incompatible with Worth a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question: How much does administration in Chapters cost the Wikimedia movement?

2013-04-19 Thread Samuel Klein
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Delphine Ménard notafi...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Over the years I have always found extremely interesting how Wikimedia in general is extremely reticent to paying people to do things. It makes sense in a volunteer culture, even more sense in *our* volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Chapters] Question: How do we define lobbying?

2013-04-19 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Question: How do we define lobbying?

2013-04-20 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hour with WMF researchers

2013-04-20 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-22 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic plans of the Wikimedia entities: could you link your strategy, please?

2013-04-22 Thread Samuel Klein
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal: [WCA][Governance] Training for chapter and thematic org. board members

2013-04-23 Thread Samuel Klein
As you say, the WMF and a few chapters do have such an induction process already. Perhaps we can coordinate those existing processes with whatever is developed for the rest of the affiliates. For instance, there might be a few of these workshops each year; at least one of them at Wikimania. The

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