I could see the Foundation making reasonable preparations against what may be inevitable - backing up servers, off-site contingencies, etc - but I do not see this as an issue where the WMF should be a leader in driving influence. The issue of a general strike is a generalized protest against.... <something/someone/some set of policies>. I see this as somewhat different from the SOPA/PIPA issue in that there is no clear and delineated threat to the WMF's existence - there is certainly a danger in the form of troubling policy, and I personally am gravely concerned that such a threat to the WMF's existence may materialize, but I don't yet see an immediate single incident/issue/law/case that the WMF should take a leadership role in advocacy against.
I'm prepared to be convinced otherwise, however. On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 9:46 AM, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 8:01 AM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Should the Foundation take a position on a general strike? > > > > https://twitter.com/trevortimm/status/825395993789157376 > > > > https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/825403294667436033 > > > > I know this is an unusual question, but when is the last time that the > U.S. > > judiciary has deployed Federal Marshals against its own executive branch? > > > > https://professional-troublemaker.com/2017/01/29/ > federal-judge-sends-u-s- > > marshals-to-prevent-trump-from-enforcing-muslim-ban/ > > > > Best regards, > > Jim Salsman > > > I'm alright with the WMF taking a position on issues when they're likely to > have a serious impact on the core mission of Wikimedia. > > I fail to see how this is one of those things. The WMF is not a political > advocacy organization. > > Todd > _______________________________________________ > 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> > -- Philippe Beaudette phili...@beaudette.me 415-716-1795 _______________________________________________ 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>