[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: European Mathematical Society and Springer create Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki...

2012-04-20 Thread phoebe ayers
Springer in cooperation with the European Mathematical Society creates Encyclopedia of Mathematics wiki: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Main_Page Invitation to contribute: http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/node/2671 Notice that it is seeded with 8,000 entries from the Kluwer-published

[Wikimedia-l] best practices in scheduling a meeting

2012-05-01 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, This is a small but common task :) I was writing up some tips for scheduling a meeting in the wiki-verse for someone and thought what the heck, I should put this on meta as well. So here it is: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Best_practices_in_scheduling_a_meeting Please edit -- I know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why the Wikimedia Foundation should openly articulate its political POV by establishing a new neutral wiki for world political knowledge (modeled on Wikipedia)

2012-05-03 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Bod Notbod bodnot...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Carmen yarru...@charter.net wrote: For example, in the encyclopedic Wikipedia, there's one article called Brooklyn Bridge... Actually, I've just considered this a bit longer (for my sins).

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Internal-l] CSBS 2012 - Results

2012-05-22 Thread phoebe ayers
Forwarding to Wikimedia-l -- Forwarded message -- From: Matt Halprin matt.halp...@gmail.com Date: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM Subject: Re: [Internal-l] CSBS 2012 - Results To: Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed subscription) interna...@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimedia-l] WMF Board meetings

2012-06-01 Thread phoebe ayers
All, This is notice to the community that the WMF Board has two meetings planned in the near future: * June 6, online meeting to discuss the WMF annual plan * July 11 (before Wikimania), our regularly scheduled in-person meeting Agendas will be posted at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] .wiki TLD

2012-06-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Casey Brown li...@caseybrown.org wrote: On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Richard Symonds richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: Little bit confused as to who this chap is... any ideas? It looks like he works for AboutUs.org:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who invoked principle of least surprise for the image filter?

2012-06-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: My understanding of this line of argument was that images would be displayed where you would expect them to be displayed (e.g. the article on penis or vagina would naturally include a picture of a penis or

[Wikimedia-l] Board visitors resolution passed

2012-06-27 Thread phoebe ayers
All, FYI The Board of Trustees passed a resolution extending and making permanent the Board Visitors visitors program, which we tried out for a one-year trial in 2011. http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Board_Visitors_%282012%29 The language is the same as that in the resolution

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board visitors resolution passed

2012-06-27 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote: In what sense do these visitors have a one-year term when they are actually just attending one meeting? In the sense that someone could attend any of the meetings happening within that year, as agreed on by the board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell

2012-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:43 AM, Hisham his...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedia Community Here's a copy of an email I have just sent to all the individual community mailing lists in India. I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role supporting Wikimedia in India. I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

2012-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: Amir E. Aharoni, 29/07/2012 20:27: In the 2012-13 WMF plan document I saw an interesting thing: We’ve hosted key community stakeholders such as English Wikipedia’s ArbCom and Portuguese Wikipedia’s top

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

2012-08-07 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Barry Newstead bnewst...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues, It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for personal reasons. :( We

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

2012-08-09 Thread phoebe ayers
IIRC: languages defaulted closed in a first iteration of the new skin, and then following discussion/complaints they was set to default open again. Please don't ask me for links to said discussion, I don't remember where it was :) Re: the redesigns -- Personally I don't like this particular

[Wikimedia-l] reach of projects by geography

2012-08-12 Thread phoebe ayers
Speaking of moving strategy pages to meta... I was recently looking for the information that is contained in these pages: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sub-Saharan_Africa http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Europe http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_and_North_Africa

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

2012-09-20 Thread phoebe ayers
to help with that seems possible. -george william herbert george.herb...@gmail.com On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: (off-topic for Wikimedia, on-topic for access to knowledge in general) The below news is sad, but not unusual, and increasingly

[Wikimedia-l] open-source textbooks for California

2012-09-28 Thread phoebe ayers
I know many of you will have seen this on other lists already, but it's pretty exciting news. -- phoebe - Forwarded Message - California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks via Ars Technica by Timothy B. Lee on 9/28/12 California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia-blog] [Wikimedia Announcements] Joint statement from Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia UK

2012-09-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Wow. I honestly didn't think the conflict of interest issue was this serious. What does giving up the next fundraiser due to the WM-UK budget? Does this change reflect a lack of trust between the WMF and the current WM-UK

Re: [Wikimedia-l] AFT5: what practical benefits has it had?

2012-10-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 4:33 AM, Oliver Keyes oke...@wikimedia.org wrote: Thank you for enabling it again. I had read about the blind tests in https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Article_feedback/Quality_assessment before but I see some major changes in the graphs, which are a bit hard to

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: 6th Russian WikiConference

2012-10-15 Thread phoebe ayers
A notice of the 6th annual Russian Wikiconference, forwarded with permission; please contact Stasie, below, if you have any questions! Phoebe -- Forwarded message -- From: Анастасия Львова stasielv...@gmail.com Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM Subject: [Wmfcc-l] 6th Russian

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

2012-11-02 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: I don't see how this validates the fact that you did not consult the community on these changes. If the changes are fairly trivial and legalistic, then the community will likely have little objection. But as you

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

2012-11-15 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote: The inaugural Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) is pleased to announce recommendations [1] on Round 1 of funds allocations for the year 2012-13. The WMF Board of Trustees will make a decision on these

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

2012-12-03 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:09 AM, Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com wrote: On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 3 December 2012 09:04, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: For easier comparability of the two banner behaviors - Activation on hover

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation named Knight News Challenge winner

2013-01-18 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.org wrote: Congrats to everyone who worked on the Knight grant! +1, this is great! Congratulations to all! best, Phoebe ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] OTRS summaries and statistics report, 2012

2013-01-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:51 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Keegan Peterzell wrote: 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS/Reports/2012 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS Nice. Thanks for putting this together. :-) MZMcBride +1, thanks, this is a great report! It's very cool

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New members for the Affiliations Committee

2013-02-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Dear all, As you may have noticed, in December there was a call for new members for the affiliations committee. The affiliations committee is entrusted to advise the Board of Trustees on matters of recognition of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Are chapters part of the community and board seats for affiliates?

2013-02-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 6:41 AM, Christophe Henner christophe.hen...@gmail.com wrote: Hmmm I might be mistaken but WMF board members, selected or not by chapters, haven't access to chapter-l. But I might be mistaken on that. -- Christophe Correct; I didn't have access to chapters-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] White House orders open access to federally sponsored research

2013-02-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: This looks pretty substantial: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hereby directs each Federal agency with

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

2013-03-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:16 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On 14 March 2013 13:00, Manuel Schneider manuel.schnei...@wikimedia.ch wrote: Thanks Andrew and Philippe for your explanation and links. So that is a plan to build a reserve of funds that is so big that the

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

2013-03-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Lisa Gruwell lgruw...@wikimedia.orgwrote: My team here at the foundation has begun to do a little leg work so that we are ready to go, if the Board should decide to pursue an endowment. We have begun to tip our toes into the world of planned giving and have

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

2013-04-03 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: On 3 Apr 2013, at 19:46, Sue Gardner sgard...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 3 April 2013 03:34, Michael Peel michael.p...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote: So, rather than close the internal wiki, I'd like to propose a

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2014 bid meetings: this weekend, IRC

2013-04-04 Thread phoebe ayers
fwd'ing to wikimedia-l, for those who may not follow Wikimania news. -- Forwarded message -- From: phoebe ayers phoebe.ay...@gmail.com Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM Subject: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2014 bid meetings: this weekend, IRC To: Wikimania general list (open

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikipedia-l] Going to Wikimania? Consider WikiSym as well: Community Track Submissions May 17, 2013

2013-04-14 Thread phoebe ayers
Forwarding for Dirk. WikiSym/OpenSym will be in Hong Kong this year, just before Wikimania; submissions are still open for the community track of this research conference. -- Forwarded message -- From: Dirk Riehle d...@riehle.org Date: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM Subject:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Creating a Wikimania Committee

2013-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.ay...@gmail.comwrote: On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, A small group of long-time Wikimaniacs have been working on the perrenial plan to produce a Wikimania Committee

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lack of community involvement in WMF budget planning

2013-04-23 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: It's good to see so much interest in this thread. The purpose of transparency is not feedback. It is valuable in its own right. It reduces surprise and supports planning discussions elsewhere in the movement. I do

[Wikimedia-l] movement partners

2013-04-29 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, Here is a question that came up during today's US GLAM consortium meeting: what's the current status of the 'movement partners' affiliation? http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/Movement_Partners Is recognition of movement partners something that AffComm will be

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

2013-04-29 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 2:37 AM, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote: I agree. We should limit it to only community members, or to give equal right to everyone. Asaf, you right, but we are talking also about the

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

2013-04-29 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Erlend Bjørtvedt erl...@wikimedia.nowrote: Dear Nathan, I did not suggest what you say I suggested. My proposal was not to send funds away to weak chapters. The WMHK case illustrates exactly the point I wanted to make. The WMF has made reaching out to the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] movement partners

2013-04-30 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM, Bishakha Datta bishakhada...@gmail.comwrote: On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Here is a question that came up during today's US GLAM consortium meeting: what's the current status of the 'movement

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee 2012 Annual Report

2013-05-01 Thread phoebe ayers
Dear Bence and all, This is a very good report! It is very clear, just the right length and gives a good picture of all of the activity of the committee -- both accomplishments and frustrations. AffComm did a lot in 2012! Thank you very much for all of your and the committee's work on behalf of

[Wikimedia-l] what are your favorite wikimania proposals?

2013-05-03 Thread phoebe ayers
Submissions for Wikimania are now closed, and there are lots and lots of good ones: http://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Submissions Attendees are encouraged to go through and indicate what sessions are of interest to them, to provide feedback to the program committee. Please do so

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

2013-05-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 3:26 AM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: These are questions directed at the WMF—for you regular folks, I have a riddle (I'll give a WikiLove barnstar to the first person to submit a correct answer). There is /at least/ one community member who does

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

2013-05-12 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 10:32 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Casey Brown, 13/05/2013 07:05: [...] [Note that I'm speaking generally -- I personally think Gayle can handle criticism and she seems very nice. She also probably had no idea this would create dramz. My comment

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Spanish Wikipedia first million

2013-05-16 Thread phoebe ayers
Hooray!!! Felicitaciones! This is so exciting. And hooray for 30,000 lists! (anexo:) :) -- phoebe On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM, Salvador A salvador1...@gmail.com wrote: Hi folks! Maybe many of you have it already noticed. Nevertheless, spanish speakers wikimedians want to share

[Wikimedia-l] endangered languages project

2013-05-23 Thread phoebe ayers
Perhaps of interest to many Wikimedians: the Endangered Languages project recently launched a new layout, making it easier to find and submit information on languages that are in the catalog of endangered languages that they are building. Worth a look. http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ --

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thoughts on Admin Rights on WMF Wiki (and other things)

2013-05-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Pine says no one suggested firing Gayle or Philippe; I think it's clear that whatever semantics are invoked, he did suggest just that. That's beyond inappropriate, in my view, and an example of the toxic environment that will

[Wikimedia-l] evaluation of electronics articles

2013-05-28 Thread phoebe ayers
I ran across this paragraph in the preface to O'Reilly's new book Encyclopedia of Electronic Components. [1] I'm not sure that I've ever seen an evaluation of Wikipedia's electronics coverage before, but to me this sounds like a pretty good description of a lot of our engineering articles (at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter report for Wikimedia Sverige April 2013

2013-05-31 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations WMSE on all your outreach work! *11* edit-a-thons in April: wow! And it sounds like you're doing good work with Wikiversity too which is super cool. also, I watched the references video (with the sound off :) ) and it's really good, very clear -- we should have these for all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMIT bulletin no. 53 - May 29, 2013

2013-05-31 Thread phoebe ayers
And this is also a great report ... I'm especially pleased to see all of the library outreach happening in Italy via WMIT!! :) I just started a page to globally list these library/wikimedia events projects on the outreach wiki... still *very* much under construction so please help out!

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage logo

2013-06-02 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: Peter Southwood, 02/06/2013 07:43: So we stand up to small bullies, by not to big ones. Nice to know where the line is drawn when it comes to principles. Why would you want to share visual identity with a

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

2013-06-06 Thread phoebe ayers
Ooh, I didn't know you were running that calendar! Is it for any kind of Wikimedia-related event? , -- Phoebe On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.dewrote: I don't know if this is exactly what you mean, but probably this google calendar can serve this purpose.

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

2013-06-07 Thread phoebe ayers
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Yuri Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Milos, lets call it an extended sabbatical instead! You never know when you might come back, and you are always welcome :) Indeed :) Some sabbaticals are longer than others, but I don't think a person ever stops

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Congratulations

2013-06-25 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:12 AM, Jon Davies jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.ukwrote: And to everyone who actually ran the elections - easily forgotten but not if you work opposite one of them! Well done. Jon. +1 -- the election committee are unsung heroes, with a tough job. Thanks very much

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Staff Images

2013-07-12 Thread phoebe ayers
And what happened to 'assume good flavor'... I mean faith! Assume Good Faith! I am sure that Rory has only the best intentions. But it is true that his message could be misinterpreted. I think we should all take a step back and try our very best not to eat each other. I'm sure that if they don't

[Wikimedia-l] How Wikipedia Works on Wikibooks

2013-07-18 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, I'm pleased to announce that Charles Matthews and I re-licensed the text of our book How Wikipedia Works, and the text is now in Wikibooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_Wikipedia_Works I'd like to issue an open invitation to help format and update the book. We published HWW in 2008,

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Registration closes on 31 July

2013-07-25 Thread phoebe ayers
FYI, forwarding. And, if you are attending (or interested in) Wikimania, and are not yet a member of the Wikimania-l list ( https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimania-l), I highly encourage you to join (at least for the weeks before the conference) -- it is where news and

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

2013-07-27 Thread phoebe ayers
Right -- and if not that specifically, I'd imagine most experienced users do have various hacks, scripts, gadgets etc installed that we've accumulated over the years. I know many people who have been editing for a long time have a custom skin as well. I don't know how any of these might or might

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net wrote: For the benefit of chapters that are interested in this space, can you offer any examples of projects that are of an appropriate size and

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

2013-07-28 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, Every year at Wikimania the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees hosts a panel where they take questions from the audience on the work of the WMF and the Board. In past years the board has also taken questions via IRC. This year we'd also like to provide the opportunity to leave

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietc...@googlemail.com wrote: I could imagine that certain types of bots, tools and gadgets would benefit if handled and developed with support from a chapter. For instance, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Citation_bot is used

Re: [Wikimedia-l] About the concentration of resources in SF (it was: Communication plans for community engagement

2013-07-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietc...@googlemail.com wrote: I could imagine that certain types of bots, tools

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

2013-07-29 Thread phoebe ayers
/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 on the work of the WMF and the Board. In past years the board has also taken questions via IRC. This year we'd

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

2013-07-30 Thread phoebe ayers
28, 2013 at 8:31 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Every year at Wikimania the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees hosts a panel where they take questions from the audience on the work of the WMF and the Board. In past years the board has also taken questions

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-15 Thread phoebe ayers
On Aug 15, 2013 4:53 AM, Steven Walling swall...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hey all, During Wikimania's QA panel, the Board lamented that, as always, they did not have enough time to answer all the questions from the audience and posted beforehand on-wiki. They did say they were accessible to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Questions for the Board post-Wikimania

2013-08-17 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: phoebe ayers, 15/08/2013 12:26: And lastly of course what's been on everyone's mind lately is we must continue to try to figure out the best way to develop and roll out products in our complex, opinionated

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread phoebe ayers
In the U.S. I encourage people to check out what database subscriptions their local public library offers -- many larger public libraries offer a surprising number of online journals databases that are available to anyone who has a library card, which you can generally get for free if you live in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Library's Books and Bytes newsletter

2013-12-05 Thread phoebe ayers
I just wanted to say thanks to Jake and everyone who has worked on the Wikipedia Library project -- this is a really cool and exciting set of initiatives. I've seen a lot of interest lately from libraries in various Wikipedia projects, and this outreach is definitely a big part of that. Also, a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Readers love you

2013-12-08 Thread phoebe ayers
Thank you, Megan :) (besides the part where we get to continue to operate) the notes were/are my favorite part of the fundraiser. So nice! best, phoebe On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Megan Hernandez mhernan...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi everyone, Each year that we run the fundraiser, readers

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

2013-12-12 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: (just for the record: I'm not particularly against this amendment, I actually never assumed that files would be treated differently from texts anyway in this kind of stuff. Just plain curiosity.) Neither did the

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

2013-12-12 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Jane Darnell jane...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for this, but even with the amendments it sounds pretty weak. The closing text just shows how helpless we are in helping subjects when their article is under the watchful eye of some Wikipedia editor who feels that

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

2013-12-13 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: On 12 December 2013 19:40, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: With a nod to Andy's comment, as a community I think we may want to review our progress in the last few years on the BLP issue, and have a broad

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

2013-12-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:55 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Your logic here is broken. There are certainly times to have widely advertised discussions, but doing so is not free: they often require creating and deploying banners (with an associated increased risk of banner blindness),

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

2013-12-14 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 8:54 AM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote: The 2009 resolution on biographies of living people was about identifiable people, given they were the subject of a biography. This new 'media about living people' resolution doesn't make any such distinction for media,

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

2013-12-15 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Tomasz W. Kozlowski tom...@twkozlowski.net wrote: While I appreciate the lengthy discussion about the scope of the resolution and about the ways it can be implemented in on-wiki processes, I would like to raise a different question. I note with some interest

[Wikimedia-l] Most viewed articles of 2013, across languages

2014-01-01 Thread phoebe ayers
I don't think this has been sent out yet: http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2013.html (thanks to Itzik for drawing my attention to it, and Johan for coding it up!) This is fascinating. It's interesting that some languages (like English) have lots of results that are likely people trying to get

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Basic income Wikimedians

2014-01-09 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Mark delir...@hackish.org wrote: A basic income would remove the need for such accounting overhead, since one could just focus on how to best contribute to society, without having to worry about how to monetize and own every contribution. But absent such

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiConference USA Announcement

2014-01-29 Thread phoebe ayers
Hooray! I'm glad that this is happening and congrats to WM-NYC DC. I hope to attend! -- phoebe On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Pharos pharosofalexand...@gmail.comwrote: I am very pleased to announce that Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC are working in collaboration to host the first national

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMF Board approval of new Trademark policy and recommendation on the Community logo registration

2014-02-04 Thread phoebe ayers
And a big thank you to legal and the LCA team for their skilled handling of these issues, including extensive consultations and developing a community-centric policy. I am proud that we now have such a thoughtful, open-focused, and yes, unconventional trademark policy for our projects. best,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Textbooks Which Borrow Heavily from Wikipedia

2014-02-06 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com wrote: I'm meeting with the Boundless team tomorrow. How could they improve attribution? Looking at the g-book that James linked (and without paying for a download etc) I don't see any particular attribution at all in the book

[Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-10 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization status. In a nutshell, the Board decided to allocate approximately

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-10 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.comwrote: pheobe, concerning your motion to vote saying: wikimedia foundation grows, the affiliated organisations do not grow the affiliated organisations are recommended to seek other funding (which the foundation

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:46 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.comwrote: On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com wrote: pheobe, concerning your motion to vote saying: wikimedia foundation grows, the affiliated organisations do not grow

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

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
Per Fae, a short response in bullet points: * I'm sorry. I take your criticisms seriously. * How we got to this point, as I see it*: I think the Board felt we had gotten input from AffCom because we saw their responses to the proposal to change to a usergroup-first approval model, which was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: One of the (many) problems that I have with this is that it both makes these user groups more dependent on movement funds for a longer period of time, but then caps those funds in the same decision. One quick

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: While AffCom will likely be making an official statement later, I am having a hard time not chiming in and I do think it is worth pointing out that AffCom was not consulted in a manner I think most of us would have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Programmatic experience in past 2 years (was: Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues)

2014-02-12 Thread phoebe ayers
change. Of course groups might want to become a chapter later on, but that's not exactly always an easy process... On Feb 12, 2014 1:20 PM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: If a group was in the process of applying to affcom, we will consider then case by case - this decision does not apply

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-13 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Greg! A few fast notes before I go to bed :) On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote: Phoebe, I appreciate you sharing this information - it fills in a few gaps. I am still concerned that there was not more opportunity for input prior to the

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi all, A few notes from my own perspective: 1) I'm glad to see this lively debate! I hope the right solution comes out of it and is iron-clad against contingencies, insofar as possible :) 2) I don't want to see the projects used and misused as a platform to achieve goals other than our mission

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: phoebe ayers skrev 2014-02-20 20:16: 3) I think this proposal is trying to addressing a long-standing issue of COI editing. That issue was recently brought to the forefront again by the actions of a few

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

2014-02-20 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Keegan Peterzell keegan.w...@gmail.comwrote: On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote: My dear friends in Ukraine, you are cool people and excellent Wikimedians. Know that I care about you and wish you peace

[Wikimedia-l] 10 years of wikimedia-l

2014-04-17 Thread phoebe ayers
Hello everyone! So, to change the subject entirely, I just discovered that this is the 10 year anniversary of foundation-l/wikimedia-l! Foundation-l was founded in April 2004, and was renamed to wikimedia-l two years ago: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/ Foundation-l was

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

2014-04-21 Thread phoebe ayers
Hi Mike, Sure. Both were open discussions, and no decisions were taken or specific proposals developed. And neither topic is in any way limited to being a board discussion: both are broad-ranging topics concerning all of us. We took these up to, as a board, have some time to step back and think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-21 Thread phoebe ayers
On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Interesting thoughts. I have a few brief comments, and will engage further (on Meta, perhaps) later: 2. This does include free knowledge _about_ every last language of the world, so by all means: let us preserve all

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How Wikimedia could help languages to survive

2014-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:18 AM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.comwrote: [snip] For the things we could do, I quote form other people: * encourage Wikisource, Commons, Wiktionary as primary projects for new/endangered languages. You could scan books or documents if the language is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread phoebe ayers
Congratulations Mexico! I can't wait to visit the amazing Mexico City :) And, a big thank you to all the bidders, everyone who commented and participated, and to the selection jury, steering committee, and Ellie. This is the first year in a long time that I haven't been involved in the Wikimania

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-08 Thread phoebe ayers
On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM, edward edw...@logicmuseum.com wrote: On 08/05/2014 17:58, geni wrote: So while it is unlikely that a published journal article would be a complete hoax This is because they have a robust review process, which Wikipedia doesn't. Enough said. Geni did say

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles

2014-05-08 Thread phoebe ayers
-- Forwarded message -- From: David Gerard dger...@gmail.com Date: Thu, May 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Metrics - accuracy of Wikipedia articles To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org On 8 May 2014 19:27, Anthony Cole ahcole...@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2015 strategic plan

2014-05-28 Thread phoebe ayers
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:31 AM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi, can someone with knowledge of WMF's thinking expand on this statement from Lila? Starting the process for our next strategic planning exercise, which will be different from last time, and focused on improving our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID

2014-06-10 Thread phoebe ayers
On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: As of today, I am Wikipedian in Residence [1] at ORCID [2]. The role is described in [3]. Please let me know if I can assist you, in that capacity. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:ORCID [2]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID

2014-06-11 Thread phoebe ayers
2014 03:39, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk wrote: As of today, I am Wikipedian in Residence [1] at ORCID [2]. The role is described in [3]. Please let me know if I can assist you, in that capacity

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

2014-06-16 Thread phoebe ayers
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: Not quite sure what you're shouting about, Gerard. The amendment clearly gives individual projects the right to have an alternative to this particular section of the terms of use, and that alternative can be either more

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