LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 July 16-31

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  • What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
  • Time period: July 16-31, 2009
  • NOTES: Each link is to the first post on that topic in the selected time period that was found. In the effort to group topics together, some threads are listed out of chronological order.
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  • Important topics: Topics that generated a lot of discussion or that are especially important are bolded.
  • Announcements: Topics that are official WMF board, staff or chapter announcements or reports are also underlined.
  • P.S. list authors are not responsible for any clumsy summaries. Please edit if something is misrepresented. Suggestions? Comments? Please post at the LSS talk page.

Summary[edit]

  1. Announcements and reports
    1. Membership of the 2009-2010 Audit Committee [1] | gmane
    2. Donation buttons to be tested on Wikipedia [2] | gmane
    3. Strategic planning IRC hours [3] | gmane update: future office hours time [4] | gmane
    4. Sue Gardner's report to the Board - March 2009 [5] | gmane
    5. Call for Board candidates closed July 27 [6]
    6. strategy.wikimedia.org launched [7] | gmane
    7. IRC group contacts discussion meeting -- August 3 [8]
    8. All-site downtime on July 31st [9]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. Ombudsman commission: is it working well? [10] | gmane
    2. Dispute resolution mailing list not created; should we have one? [11] | gmane
    3. Statistics about new Wikipedians [12] | gmane, [jump
    4. How do we approach newcomers (was above) [13]
    5. Rethinking Wikipedia contributors and the theory of "anyone can edit" [14] | gmane
    6. Foundation-l stats and contributor stats overall -- is Wikimedia governance representative? [15] | gmane
    7. New Meadow Mari Wikipedia going well [16] | gmane
    8. Geonotice improvement proposal [17]
    9. Do people expect an organization to become financially self-sufficent when they donate? [18]
  3. Licensing
    1. Hungarian Wikinews update [19] | gmane
    2. Tool for appending a cc-licensed tag to cut & pasted text [20] | gmane
  4. Elections
    1. Inspiration for board candidates -- why should you run for the board? [21] | gmane
    2. We should extend the nomination period because CentralNotice was broken [22] | gmane
    3. Signpost interviews with Board candidates [23] | gmane
    4. How were voting suffrage requirements decided? [24] | gmane
  5. Commons and Gallery, Libraries, Archives, Museums (GLAM) issues
    1. NPG, redux [25] | gmane
    2. Why the photos on Wikipedia are bad -- NY Times story [26] | gmane
    3. Lawyers discussing the NPG issue [27] | gmane
    4. Article about copyright notices on library digital collections [28] | gmane
    5. British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies sides with NPG (link) [29] | gmane
  6. Miscellaneous/other
    1. New Larry Sanger project: WatchKnow [30] | gmane
    2. New list summaries [31] | gmane
    3. New Wikizine - 112 [32] | gmane
    4. Canadian copyrights -- call for comments [33] | gmane
    5. What "UK" stands for in Wikimedia jargon [34] | gmane
    6. Post on attracting newbies to software projects [35] | gmane
    7. Moderation discussion ... and Stevertigo is off moderation [36] | gmane
    8. what's up with the ideatorrent proposal? [37] | gmane
    9. new Wikizine - 113 [38] | gmane