Pete, Great point re the possibility that people could offer Wikipedia, etc., courses for a fee.
In that case, I would think that the proposed legislation would apply. Wouldn't it apply to for-profit/service-for-fee activities only? Best, Daniel On Jan 30, 2014 7:18 PM, "Pete Forsyth" <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Karen and Ben, > > I appreciate especially the bit about the $2500 threshold. Also, Leigh > Honeywell posted a helpful quote from the agency's descriptoin of its > mission: > http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/gendergap/2014-January/004154.html > > I think this is worth keeping an eye on, because (while unlikely) it's not > inconceivable to me that somebody might offer a course on Wikipedia > (probably bundled with some other topics) that exceeds that cost threshold. > I generally present events I produce, whether one-off or ongoing, as > offering an opportunity to learn something; and I think formal instruction > combined with peer learning can be a potent combination. > > More on all that here, for anybody interested: > http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/gendergap/2014-January/004155.html > > But, I think it's safe to say that the $2500 threshold addresses any > potential urgency around this :) > > -Pete > > > On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Karen Coyle <kco...@kcoyle.net> wrote: > >> I doubt if we have anything to worry about -- or someone would be chasing >> after the entire MeetUp world. The article is very vague but my sense is >> that the state of CA is going after folks who claim to be "schools," who >> charge $$, and run courses with at least a pass/fail outcome and some >> concept of an earned certificate. That's a far cry from folks getting >> together from time to time to teach each other stuff. >> >> kc >> >> >> On 1/30/14, 5:03 PM, Pete Forsyth wrote: >> >>> All, >>> >>> I read this article with some concern. Thoughts? >>> >>> http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/29/california-regulator- >>> seeks-to-shut-down-learn-to-code-bootcamps/ >>> >>> Of course, hackathons and editathons in the Wikimedia space are >>> typically offered for free, but I don't know from the article whether >>> that makes a difference. (The article doesn't have anything to say about >>> what "compliance" entails.) >>> >>> Interested in learning more about what's going on here. >>> >>> Pete >>> -- >>> Pete Forsyth >>> Principal, Wiki Strategies >>> [[User:Peteforsyth]] on Wikipedia/Wikimedia >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimedia-SF mailing list >>> Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf >>> >>> >> -- >> Karen Coyle >> kco...@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net >> m: 1-510-435-8234 >> skype: kcoylenet >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-SF mailing list >> Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > >
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