I really don't know what to say, you never expect this kind of mail in the inbox while simply doing a routine check at 8am.. Hisham has been very supportive from each & every aspect...Be it the education program/outreach sessions/innovative ideas to promote Wikipedia. Many disagreed with his viewpoint, but that never hampered the personal relationship they had with Hisham.
Personally, I am not going to miss Hisham, no, as I will still be in touch with him & I am sure he will keep on editing in Wikipedia with the same passion...:) But yes, we will miss him on a professional level. I think Viswaprabha expressed everything we all intend to say.. Here's wishing you all the best for your future endeavor!!! :) :) Take care, Deepon On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hisham, > > You will be dearly missed! > Viswam, your note was most beautiful. > > Sam. > > On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) < > viswapra...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> In the course of an epic, great men march in and march out. >> >> But some pages are made just for them. They would sit there within the >> volumes, get scribbled and read by a few and turn first pale and then >> golden over the time. >> >> Hisham, you have made a mark of your own. >> >> Time will recall you when the milestones get counted. >> >> And by then, have a great family life with the upcoming bonus bundle of >> joy! >> >> :) >> >> From toddler to toddler, do you walk firm....! >> From Wikipedia (en-in... i.e.) to the blooming bud, do you march brave! >> >> -Viswam >> >> >> >> >> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote: >>> >>>> Dear India Community >>>> >>>> I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role >>>> supporting Wikimedia in India. I am going to be exploring opportunities >>>> and evaluating options that are closer to my career aspirations and my >>>> personal circumstances. I will be working through to ensure that there is >>>> a smooth transition - and this is likely to take 2-3 months. I am writing >>>> now because I felt it appropriate and opportune to inform you as early as >>>> possible. >>>> >>>> I want to start off by thanking the Wikimedia community and movement >>>> for giving me this extraordinary opportunity. Working on something like >>>> India Program has been something that has been professionally enriching and >>>> personally fulfilling. Over the past 1 1/2 years, I have been supported by >>>> so many of you - and I want to thank you for everything you have done! The >>>> passion and intellectual firepower of our community has been my constant >>>> source of drive and guidance. There are so many examples of powerful >>>> stories from all over the country: the incredible efforts put in by the IEP >>>> Campus Ambassadors in Pune; the army of volunteers that drove the outreach >>>> push across the country in the first few months of this year; the beautiful >>>> stories of fantastic community initiatives from far and wide across the >>>> country and sub-continent, and indeed the world; the remarkable stories >>>> from so many communities - large, small and tiny ones! >>>> >>>> I want to thank the team that I have had the pleasure and privilege of >>>> working with - Nitika, Noopur, Shiju & Subha. You guys have been >>>> wonderful. The work that we are doing is experimental and we have been >>>> innovating every day, and I know the circumstances have not always been >>>> easy. Take strength and inspiration from the large number of community >>>> members who have been touched by you and appreciate your efforts and value >>>> your work. >>>> >>>> I will send an actual "over and out" message later. In the meantime, I >>>> will continue to work on everything that needs working on. >>>> >>>> Happy Editing! >>>> >>>> Warmest Regards, >>>> >>>> *hisham* >>>> * >>>> * >>>> >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >>>> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >>>> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >>>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >>>> >>>> >>> I am very surprised by this announcement. I wasn't expecting anything >>> like this. >>> >>> What might seem surprising to learn is, I used to talk to Hisham since >>> the beginning and we never really stopped talking in the last year. We >>> would meet every month or so, for coffee or lunch. We disagreed about a lot >>> of things, but absolutely none of it ever affected the personal >>> relationship we had. I suppose we were capable of separating that. I >>> certainly didn't make his job any easier, but I was always direct with my >>> opinions. I hope he forgoes any transgressions. >>> >>> He would invite me to meet-ups, occasionally ask for help with >>> something, and I helped when I could, sometimes even through our most >>> strongest disagreements. I could disagree with him, criticize him in the >>> strongest tone, and yet, we can still sit down for lunch and laugh. I could >>> ask him for life advice, talk about our families, and none of it had to be >>> about Wikimedia. >>> >>> This was an unfortunate situation, and I never really had a direct >>> problem with Hisham. It was the larger decisions and the position he was >>> placed in. I would hold others responsible before him, as I have an inkling >>> that even this was someone else's decision. >>> >>> I'm going to miss talking to him. >>> >>> Kind Regards >>> Theo >>> >>> >>> P.S. Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember >>> me and cry. >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >>> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >>> >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > > -- > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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