Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread ido ivri
Dear Katherine, So glad to see you're going to be working with the BoT and WMF employees to help us move forward! Also, quite relieved to see all this positivity on Wikimedia-l, finally :-) Wishing you and the WMF team success - it's apparent from the transition update that things are moving in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-03-11 04:28, Pine W wrote: I think it's a possibility that's worth considering seriously. (: We'll see how things go. Pine I am sure Katherine is an excellent choice currently for an interim ED, with the first task to rebuild trust between staff, the Board, and the community.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread aude
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:48 PM, aude wrote: > > On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente < > patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hello all, >> >> I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has >> proposed an interim Executive Director,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Congratulations, Katherine! I hope that you have a good start in your new position, and that the challenges ahead don't overwhelm you. Good luck, Micru On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Steven Crossin wrote: > What Oliver said. Katherine was my pick for interim ED as well. Im

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread Steven Crossin
What Oliver said. Katherine was my pick for interim ED as well. Im sure she will do an amazing job Steve On Fri, 11 Mar 2016 2:10 pm Oliver Keyes wrote: > \o/\o/\o/\o/ > > So glad to see this wonderful choice! > > ...if we're gonna have Katherine as the interim...do we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Katherine welcome.. you are now included at Wikidata as well [1]. Yes, the information is incomplete but many people will add information about you including links to Wikipedia articles. Do good. Thanks, GerardM [1] https://tools.wmflabs.org/reasonator/?=23034479 On 11 March 2016

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Ivan Martínez
Querida Katherine, cuenta con mi respaldo en esta etapa y no tengo duda alguna en tus capacidades, integridad y simpatía para asumir el reto. Como miembro de la comunidad agradezco al Board por esta buena decisión. El jueves, 10 de marzo de 2016, Nabin Sapkota

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Sam Klein
aude wrote: > Patricio Lorente wrote: > > > Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer > > Katherine Maher (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Katherine_(WMF)) > > will step into the role of interim Executive Director. We thank the > C-levels for > > \o/ :-) > > I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Joseph Seddon
As a community member I found Katherine to be open, approachable and that she saw me, a volunteer, as an equal partner in the movement. As a staff member she has shown an exemplary level of professionalism, to have a real passion for Wikimedia, and solid understanding of the importance of trust,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread aude
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente < patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all, > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has > proposed an interim Executive Director, and the Board has given our full > support. Starting on March 14th, current

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Tim Starling
On 11/03/16 13:55, Patricio Lorente wrote: > Hello all, > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has > proposed an interim Executive Director, and the Board has given our full > support. Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer > Katherine Maher

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Pine W
I think it's a possibility that's worth considering seriously. (: We'll see how things go. Pine On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:26 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote: > On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Pine W wrote: > > Thank you, Katherine. > > > > That's a good

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Oliver Keyes
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Pine W wrote: > Thank you, Katherine. > > That's a good question, Oliver. I think that a lot will depend on whether > WMF can fill the other C-level vacancies, particularly the CTO vacancy, > with people who are mission-aligned and can are

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Pine W
Thank you, Katherine. That's a good question, Oliver. I think that a lot will depend on whether WMF can fill the other C-level vacancies, particularly the CTO vacancy, with people who are mission-aligned and can are SMEs in areas where Katherine isn't. Also, a lot will depend on whether Katherine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Erik Moeller
Congratulations to the Board and to Katherine! It is good to see the organization led by a person with such a strong and proven commitment to human rights, access to knowledge, and transparency. I've also been deeply impressed by all the work Katherine has done in her previous role at WMF. Best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Arthur Richards
Wonderful news, and and excellent choice. Thank you indeed, Katherine. I eagerly look forward to what comes next! On Mar 10, 2016 20:06, "James Heilman" wrote: > A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and take > on this role. You have my full

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Anna Stillwell
Katherine, You have my *full* support. So excited to build trust, a good vibe, and over achieve. :) Warmly, /a On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM, James Heilman wrote: > A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and take > on this role. You have my full

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Oliver Keyes
\o/\o/\o/\o/ So glad to see this wonderful choice! ...if we're gonna have Katherine as the interim...do we really need to find someone permanent? ;) On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 10:05 PM, James Heilman wrote: > A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread James Heilman
A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and take on this role. You have my full confidence :-) James On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 8:01 PM, Pharos wrote: > Congratulations, Katherine! > > She is an excellent choice to navigate us through for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Pharos
Congratulations, Katherine! She is an excellent choice to navigate us through for this difficult time. Thanks, Pharos On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente < patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all, > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has