I just want to note that the question i raised here was about what WMF itself was doing about paid editing.
I was unhappy to see so much in that statement about what the community can/should do. I agree with the Arbcom statement that while it is good that Legal noted that its comments about en-wiki were advisory only, the statement fails to deal adequately with OUTING in en-wiki. The issue is not easy and to be frank the content in the statement about that was disappointingly not carefully thought-through. The objections were very easy to foresee. I hope legal will revise it. On Jan 26, 2017, at 2:45 PM, GorillaWarfare <gorillawarfarewikipe...@gmail.com> wrote: The Arbitration Committee has just published a response to this statement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration_Committee/Noticeboard#Response_to_the_Wikimedia_Foundation_statement_on_paid_editing_and_outing – Molly (GorillaWarfare) > On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:17 PM, Jacob Rogers <jrog...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Hi all, > > As I mentioned in my email earlier this month, we've put together a longer > statement regarding paid editing and how we see the balance of the > communities' role and the role that WMF legal can play in these cases. We > tried to address the concerns that people have raised to us, and explain > when it's helpful to contact us to assist on a case. Of note, it does > explain what actions we can take even in cases that don't involve the WMF > trademarks. > > You can find it here: Wikimedia Foundation statement on paid editing and > outing > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikimedia_Foundation_statement_on_paid_editing_and_outing> > > Best, > Jacob > -- > > Jacob Rogers > Legal Counsel > Wikimedia Foundation > > NOTICE: This message might have confidential or legally privileged > information in it. If you have received this message by accident, please > delete it and let us know about the mistake. As an attorney for the > Wikimedia Foundation, for legal/ethical reasons I cannot give legal advice > to, or serve as a lawyer for, community members, volunteers, or staff > members in their personal capacity. For more on what this means, please see > our legal disclaimer > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>. > > > _______________________________________________ > ArbCom-l mailing list > arbco...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/arbcom-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>