Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Ankan Ghosh Dastider
Thank you very much, Katherine, for your tremendous contribution over the years. I can remember meeting you for the first time at Wikimedia Conference 2018 and then interviewing you at Wikimania 2019 for WikiBarta . Apart

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Christophe Henner
Tl;dr This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays. Thank you for everything! Now the longer version... That was quite a run! A lot of your accomplishments have been shared here but one is missing. One that is capturing how brilliant you are, how facetiously crazy you are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Strainu
Thank you for all your work Katherine! You will be missed. Strainu În joi, 4 feb. 2021 la 19:48, Katherine Maher a scris: > Hi everyone, > > Earlier today, I announced to my colleagues at the Wikimedia Foundation my > intention to step down as CEO later this spring. April 15th will be my last

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
Dear Katherine, Thank you for your engagement and support to our movement, to which you have brought so much. We will miss you but we hope you will stay connected in some way or another. Particularly, I want to thank you for your commitment to diversity and inclusion, and for being one of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Olushola Olaniyan
Dear Katherine, I never saw this coming! You have done so well as the CEO of Foundation and I believe you will continue to be an ambassador of the movement, wherever you go. You are such a special person and we all shall miss you!!! Stay blessed. On Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 6:48 PM Katherine Maher

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-05 Thread Bobby Shabangu
Dear Katherine, It's actually sad to see people that we've grown to love who have also contributed so much in the movement go. It was great working with you, having those interactions and conversations with you in different parts of the world, seeing your growth and maturity as well was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Gnangarra
Thank you Katherine, I think it is a tribute to all you have done that many people will not have even realised you had been here for 7 years and many more would not have expected you to move on so soon. The WMF is far place than was when you started to move forward in conjunction with the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Risker
Thank you, Katherine, for all of your work to help the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia movement grow and strengthen. I know there have been many challenging times, and you stepped into this role at a time when a new type of leadership was needed - and you provided it admirably well. You

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread effe iets anders
Thanks Katherine, it was always a good feeling to see you at work navigating the complexities of our movement and trying to bring people together with your words. I'm curious to see what will be your next challenge. Warmly, Lodewijk On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 2:58 PM Patricio Lorente wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Patricio Lorente
Thank you, Katherine! You did an amazing job. Wish you all the best. Un gran abrazo, Patricio El jue, 4 feb 2021 a las 18:13, Florence Devouard () escribió: > Hello Katherine, > > > I like to thank you very much for all what you have achieved,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Florence Devouard
Hello Katherine, I like to thank you very much for all what you have achieved, stepping in the role at complicated time and really doing the job beautifully. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I will definitely miss you. I think many feel a bit orphans after the announcement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Samuel Klein
Those are some edificial shoes to fill. Thank you for all you have done for the Foundation + projects, and for the collective sense of our place in the world's dance. SJ On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 1:36 PM Brad Patrick wrote: > Congratulations on a remarkable run! Good luck with the transition and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Erik Moeller
On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 9:48 AM Katherine Maher wrote: > Earlier today, I announced to my colleagues at the Wikimedia Foundation > my intention to step down as CEO later this spring. You did amazing work for the movement. Like others who have moved on from WMF, it has felt great knowing that the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Rajeeb
Hi Katherine, I like to thank you for all you have done for the movement. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We will definitely miss you. Namaste, Rajeeb. On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 23:18, Katherine Maher wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Earlier today, I announced to my colleagues at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Katherine, The WMF will be less without you in it. One of the things that made me comfortable with my own departure so many years ago was the certain knowledge that you would keep the wheels on and keep the WMF pointed in the right direction. But I know you must be exhausted, and drained, so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Katie Chan
Thanks Katherine for all you have done. All the best and good luck with everything going forward. Katie On 04/02/2021 17:47, Katherine Maher wrote: Hi everyone, Earlier today, I announced to my colleagues at the Wikimedia Foundation my intention to step down as CEO later this spring. April

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Butch Bustria
Hi Katherine, We greatly appreciate your work at the Foundation and we hope for the best in your future endeavors. Your term as ED, later as CEO, made significant changes on how we look at the WMF. Your work made changes to many of us, on how we deal with issues and opportunities to how we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread Brad Patrick
Congratulations on a remarkable run! Good luck with the transition and we’ll be watching what happens next! All the best, Brad Patrick From: Wikimedia-l on behalf of Katherine Maher Reply-To: Wikimedia Mailing List Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:48 PM To: Wikimedia Mailing List

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread টিটো দত্ত Tito Dutta
Hello, That's a piece of sudden big news to me, and possibly to others also. Over the last few years, I was reading your emails and posts on this mailing list, and at other places. Thanks for your service to the movement. ইতি, User:Titodutta টিটো দত্ত (মাতৃভাষা থাক জীবন জুড়ে) বৃহস্পতি, ৪ ফেব,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish! / Stepping down April 15

2021-02-04 Thread María Sefidari
Hi everyone, As you can see, Katherine just said she will be stepping down from her role. I am happy for Katherine, but it is impossible not to have some mixed emotions given we have been working together for seven years, and quite closely for almost five of them since she became the interim ED

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

2013-06-08 Thread Bishakha Datta
Dear Milos, No! But understand. Also now understand why you withdrew your Board candidacy. Thank you for writing so honestly. It touched a chord in me (having gone through similar cycles in other worlds). One of my earliest memories of the wikimedia movement is having a smoky chat with you in

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

2013-06-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Am 07.06.2013 19:31, schrieb Milos Rancic: On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: == Unfinished projects == Oh, and I knew that there were three unfinished projects, but I forgot the last one. Wikimedia movement isn't staying well with formal diplomacy. No

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

2013-06-08 Thread Manuel Schneider
Hi Milos, thank you is the least we can say at this point. We can be happy to be such a big movement, with so many people like you who further our vision and goals. Some fluctuation is natural and it is totally natural that after serving some time in our community to move on to new and other

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

2013-06-08 Thread Marco Chiesa
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: I am leaving the movement. I thought to leave it quietly, with just a bit more than a few words to stewards and Wikimedia Serbia, but after the first question why I am leaving, I realized that I actually owe to many of you

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

2013-06-08 Thread Milos Rancic
Thanks to all of you! It really matters to know that I will be welcome if I back and it matters that people who matters to me think that I made an impact to them and to the movement. I was unprepared on Amir's mail and I reacted on it emotionally. After that I realized which kind of emails I

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

2013-06-07 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
2013/6/7 Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com I am leaving the movement. I thought to leave it quietly, with just a bit more than a few words to stewards and Wikimedia Serbia, but after the first question why I am leaving, I realized that I actually owe to many of you the explanation for leaving

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

2013-06-07 Thread Sarah Stierch
Milos - What an emotional and touching letter. I know it's a hard decision to not only leave the movement, but to know who you want to let know and who you want to not let know about leaving - and I am glad you made the decision to share your honest and emotional declaration with us. As someone

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

2013-06-07 Thread Santi Navarro
Milosh, thank you very much for your work during these ten years, and good luck in your life and in the future. When you want to come back, you already know that this is your home. Best wishes! -- Santiago Navarro Wikimedia España http://www.wikimedia.org.es/

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

2013-06-07 Thread Huib Laurens
Milos, Again, I'm sorry to see you leave. I would like to thank you, thank you very much for all the things you have done! I loved to work with you in the LangCom, and I believe I learned a lot. And I hope our paths will cross again someday. Huib On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Milos Rancic

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

2013-06-07 Thread Florence Devouard
From time to time, I think of a wikimedian and say to myself oh, we have not seen this one much around these days. Further checking, the person quietly slipped away, few noticed the departure and we had no opportunity to say thank you and stay safe and happy in this other future. It is a bit

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

2013-06-07 Thread Milos Rancic
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote: == Unfinished projects == Oh, and I knew that there were three unfinished projects, but I forgot the last one. Wikimedia movement isn't staying well with formal diplomacy. No of the Wikimedia organizations participated even

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

2013-06-07 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 06/07/2013 12:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: I thought to leave it quietly, with just a bit more than a few words to stewards and Wikimedia Serbia, but after the first question why I am leaving, I realized that I actually owe to many of you the explanation for leaving the movement after almost

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

2013-06-07 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Milos, lets call it an extended sabbatical instead! You never know when you might come back, and you are always welcome :) On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Marc A. Pelletier m...@uberbox.org wrote: On 06/07/2013 12:32 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: I thought to leave it quietly, with just a bit

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] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-07 Thread Patricio Lorente
Thank you, Milos, for your dedication and commitment for all these years. I'm sure we will meet somewhere in the near future; maybe you are leaving the Wikimedia movement but our concerns and wishes will continue being the same. I wish you the best, see you around,

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2013-06-07 Thread Craig Franklin
Milos, Thanks for these words and I am sorry to see you leave. I think everyone agrees that the entire Wikimedia movement owes you a debt of gratitude for a decade of great work. Hopefully after some time away you'll miss us and be back, but if not, whatever group you decide to involve yourself

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2013-06-07 Thread Samuel Klein
Milos! How I will miss your honest reflections and monologues. I am most sorry to read this; and hope you will not be a stranger to the wikis, or the many other paths of freeing and sharing knowledge. Thank you and thank you for your efforts and insights, and the many remarkable people who you

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

2013-06-07 Thread Daniel Mietchen
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM, Yuri Astrakhan yastrak...@wikimedia.org wrote: Milos, lets call it an extended sabbatical instead! You never know when you might come back, and you are always welcome :) I'd echo that and am looking forward to crossing paths again. Daniel

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

2013-06-07 Thread Erik Moeller
Thanks for everything, Milos. It's been a pleasure and I won't be at all surprised to run into you again, if not in Wikimedia then in other free culture circles. There are lots of unfinished projects indeed -- for me, seeing the movement tackle increasingly hard and complex challenges successfully