Kudos to the community and WMF teams for creating this outstanding document!

I love the brevity, clarity -- and yes, elegance -- of your human-readable 
summary.

I'm amazed that you managed to fit our most important goals, rights and 
responsibilities into just 12 bullet points.

It's an inspiring achievement, which I will seek to emulate in my own work.

Well done, everybody!

Fabrice

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Fabrice Florin
Product Manager,
Editor Engagement
Wikimedia Foundation
+1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6827 work
fflo...@wikimedia.org

On Apr 28, 2012, at 5:00 AM, wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org wrote:
> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:43:04 -0700
> From: Philippe Beaudette <phili...@wikimedia.org>
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Updated Terms of Use
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> 
> Birgitte, Andrew, thank you for your kind words.  True credit on this one
> goes to Maggie, Geoff, and the community members who worked countless hours
> with them and discussed in great detail almost every word of the thing.  I
> think everyone involved would tell you that it was a thoughtful,
> deliberative, and truly exhausting process.... but it was amazing in its
> collegiality in the final product.
> 
> I'm proud to be part of the team that worked on this, but my role was
> small... my hat is off to Maggie, Geoff, and all the others who
> participated (below, I have listed everyone with more than 15 edits to the
> talk page where it was developed.)
> 
> 
> Community Members with more than 15 edits to the Talk page:
> 
> Geoffbrigham
> Mdennis (WMF)
> WhatamIdoing
> Filceolaire
> FT2
> Peteforsyth
> Michaeldsuarez
> Seth Finkelstein
> Angel54 5
> Seb az86556
> WereSpielChequers
> Steven (WMF)
> Rosenkohl
> Esetzer
> Wnt
> Teofilo
> Philippe (WMF)
> John Vandenberg
> Danhash
> Rich Farmbrough
> Dcoetzee
> 62.140.210.130
> ?????? ?????
> 
> 
> ___________________
> Philippe Beaudette
> Director, Community Advocacy
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
> 
> 415-839-6885, x 6643
> 
> phili...@wikimedia.org
> 
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM, <birgitte...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Apr 27, 2012, at 12:49 AM, Andrew Garrett <agarr...@wikimedia.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Philippe Beaudette
>>> <phili...@wikimedia.org>wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> 
>>>> As you may be aware, Wikimedia has updated its Terms of Use.  This
>> updated
>>>> version will become effective on May 25, 2012, and can be reviewed
>>>> here<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use_%282012%29/en
>>> .[1]
>>>> A short overview of some of the changes is set out
>>>> here<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/New_Terms_of_use>.
>>>> [2]
>>>> 
>>>> Best wishes,
>>>> Philippe
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Terms of use are boring, and most of us are pretty jaded by how
>>> impenetrable, legalistic and, well, awful, most terms of use are on the
>>> internet.
>>> 
>>> I want to congratulate you and your department on NOT doing this. The new
>>> terms of use are written in clear English, well set out, and cover what
>>> seem to be the appropriate bases without being overly verbose and
>> cautious.
>>> 
>>> Well done, Philippe, Geoff, and everyone else.
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> I am also impressed. It actually ends up being the best one piece
>> introduction to what Wikimedia *is* that I have ever read.  A lot of
>> thought and consideration were soundly invested in that document. Clarity
>> on that level is HARD, but well worth the effort. I also am thinking that
>> the staff have just set a rather high bar for the board. Imagine if all
>> board resolutions were written with as just as much focus on clarity and as
>> on circumspection. These terms of use show it is possible.
>> 
>> Birgitte SB
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