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Betreiber[edit]

Sehe ich das richtig, dass

   Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
   204 37th Ave N, #330
   St. Petersburg, FL 33704, USA
   E-Mail: jwales @ wikia . com
   Telefon: +1(310)474-3223 

der offizielle Betreiber auch der deutschen Inhalte ist und in dem Moment, wo jemand es politisch wollte, Wikipedia in USA dichtzumachen auch der deutschsprachige Content weg wäre, weil er nicht international gespiegelt ist?

Jeder kann den Inhalt http://download.wikipedia.org herunterladen, um möglichen Verlusten zuvorzukommen.

Sehe ich es richtig, dass aussagen die jemand macht er immer in den USA macht und sie demnach nach US-amerikanischem Recht und nicht nach bundesdeutschem Recht zu bewärten wären?

Ob diese Rechtsauffasungvor einem Deutschen Gericht bestand hätte, wage ich zu bezweifeln. Dass die Server in den USA stehen sehe ich aber zur Zeit als Vorteil, da eine Belangung in Deutschland schwieriger ist. -- Nichtich 09:46, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Danke für die Antworten. (Diese Anfrage kannn von jedem Admin überall hin verschoben werden, wo es ggf. besser aufgehoben ist) Gruß --217.64.171.188 07:47, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)Enrico

Wie ist denn der aktuelle Stand mit zur Anerkennung des Vereins "Wikimedia Deutschland" als gemeinnütziger Verein? (frage natürlich wegen Spenden absetzen....) Gruß

der Verein hat die vorläufige Anerkennung als gemeinnützig, d.h. wir können jetzt Spendenquittungen ausstellen. --Elian
Siehe auch http://www.wikimedia.de/spenden.html -- Arne (akl) 21:19, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Legal FAQ[edit]

Entschuldigen Sie mich, aber mein Deutsch ist nicht gut. Folglich spreche ich Englisch.

In the Wikimedia Quarto, I read the following: "To resolve some repeatedly asked questions about the impact of copyright laws and the GNU FDL on Wikipedia, Wikmedia Deutschland has ordered a legal FAQ for the German Wikipedia from a German lawyer who specializes in Open Source and Open Content license issues." I am very interested in this. Has this been done? Is there any way I could get an English translation of it? Please reply on my English talk page: w:en:User talk:Quadell. Vielen Dank! -- Quadell

The FAQ can be found here Rechtsfragen März 2005 (in German. But the text is GFDL, so everybody is welcome to translate it). -- Arne (akl) 22:37, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

about trademark agreement[edit]

Hi! We are discussing about setting up a Wikimedia's group in Taiwan. In Local chapter FAQ, it says that "A trademark agreement might be signed between each chapter and the Foundation to allow them to use of the name and logos."
I have some question about it, so I come here to look for help. May you tell me where should we ask for such a agreement? And, should we apply in our government first or make this agreement first?
Please pardon me that I write in English. Thank you very much!--Mingwangx 03:23, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Personal[edit]

Wäre schön, wenn man irgendwo den Vorstand und die Beisitzer namentlich finden könnte. Sollte ja kein Geheimnis sein, aber ich kann es weder hier noch auf anderen Seiten finden. Marcus Cyron 13:10, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

So besser? --Frank Schulenburg 17:45, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Häufige Fragen zum Verein[edit]

Der Link "Häufige Fragen zum Verein" funktioniert nicht. es kommt die Fehlermeldung: Error! The requested page does not exist! Sven Wolter 14:00, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Hallo Sven Wolter, danke für den Hinweis. Ich habe den Link zunächst entfernt. --Lyzzy 15:49, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Bitte lasst in Zukinft diese Scheiss-Banner weg![edit]

Bitte lasst in Zukunft diese Scheiss-Banner weg, wie z.B. das "233.813 mal Danke!" oder gestaltet sie wenigstens so, dass sie weniger Platz einnehmen. Ich benutze einen Browser (konqueror 4.3.5), bei dem ich den Text nicht einklappen kann und die volle Länge des Dankeswortes von Pavel Richter am Seitenanfang macht mir derzeit ein vernünftiges Arbeiten mit Wikipedia völlig unmöglich --79.243.71.4 11:15, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Markenschutzrecht[edit]

Es wird angefragt, ob es dem Unternehmen sevenval.com gestattet ist den Namen Wikipedia als Bestandteil der firmeneigenen Domain zu verwenden, da Wikipedia eine eingetragene Marke der Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ist, oder ob hier eine Verletzung des Markenschutzrechtes vorliegt. MfG., --46.115.122.124 13:14, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Dies scheint eine wenig beachtete und gepflegte Diskussionsseite zu sein. Oder es besteht eventuell schlicht kein Interesse an der Aufklärung und Ahndung einer möglichen Markenschutzrechtverletzung. Ratlos und mit freundlichen Grüßen, --46.115.96.10 21:34, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Die Antwort auf diese Frage ist mir nicht bekannt, aber meine Kollegen bei der Rechtsabteilung der Wikimedia Foundation sind generall an Hinweisen auf potentielle Markenrechtsverletzungen interessiert - analog wie auf de:Wikipedia:Weiternutzung/Mängel/Logo beschrieben, kann man diese (vorzugsweise wenngleich nicht notwendigerweise auf Englisch) an legal-tm-vio at wikimedia.org schicken. Grüße, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 01:31, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

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Wikimedia LGBT is a proposed thematic organization that seeks to promote the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities. Proposed activities include outreach at LGBT events, Wikimania and other Wikimedia events, an international campaign called Wiki Loves Pride, and work on safe space policies, among other collaborations and interwiki projects. Active Wikimedians are welcome to join this cause! Please consider adding your name as a participant/supporter. Current tasks include translating pages, building a strong framework here at Meta, and achieving user group status (with the eventual goal of becoming a thematic organization). Your feedback is welcome on the discussion page.

--Another Believer (talk) 17:21, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

  • You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride (Wiki Loves Pride 2014 at English Wikipedia), a global campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. There are many ways to help, including translating the Wiki Loves Pride at Meta (or Wikipedia), hosting an LGBT edit-a-thon, uploading media files related to LGBT culture and history, or supporting an LGBT initiative at any Wikimedia project. Thank you for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions. --Another Believer (talk) 21:22, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comments on Wikimedia user group logos[edit]

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

The Affiliations Committee is requesting comments on proposed best practices for Wikimedia user group logos. The committee will seek community input until Saturday, May 24, 2014. After considering the community's input, the Affiliations Committee will publish on Meta-Wiki guidelines for Wikimedia user group logos.

There is already a standard format used by chapters, and that format is being applied to thematic organizations as well. Chapters and thematic organizations have also worked with Wikimedia Foundation legal in the past on custom logos. Wikimedia user groups may also create custom logos, and the new trademark policy allows for logos to be based off the community or Wikimedia Foundation logos. However, there remains a question of the best practice for standard user group logos.

Please make any comments or ask any questions on Meta-Wiki at Affiliations Committee/RFCs/Wikimedia user group logos.

Thank you - Wikimedia Affiliations Committee

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Affiliations Committee call for candidates - September 2014[edit]

The Affiliations Committee is looking for new members. The committee's work requires communication with volunteers all over the World, negotiating skills and cultural sensitivity and the ability to understand legal texts. We try to get a healthy mix of different skill sets in our members.

Members are usually selected every twelve months for staggered two-year terms. The applications will be voted on by the current members not seeking re-election, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisers, WMF staff and board liaisons based on the membership criteria. A final decision will be made by the end of October 2014, with new members expected to join on or around 1 November 2014.

Please read the full call for candidates for more information, membership criteria, and details on how to apply.

Best regards,
Carlos Colina
Chair, Affiliations Committee

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Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[edit]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Greetings,

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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Requests for comments on Wikimedia user groups approval process and agreements[edit]

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This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

The Wikimedia Affiliations Committee is requesting comments on the approval process and agreements for Wikimedia user groups.

Wikimedia user groups are groups of Wikimedia users who support and promote the Wikimedia projects in the offline world by organizing meetups and other projects. The Wikimedia Affiliations Committee's responsibilities include approval of new Wikimedia user groups.

The committee will seek community input until Friday, May 1, 2015. The committee will then review the community's input, and publish the new process and agreements on Meta-Wiki. The committee will again seek community input approximately six months after any changes are adopted to gauge effectiveness and if any additional changes are necessary.

Please see the RFC page on Meta-Wiki for more information and to provide feedback.

Thank you - Wikimedia Affiliations Committee

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Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015[edit]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.

The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.

The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015[edit]

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This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Board will continue during the voting.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.

The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 17 to 23:59 UTC May 31. Click here to vote. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Volunteer Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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