What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
Time period: Sunday, November 2, 2008 -- Saturday, November 15, 2008 (2 weeks, Sunday to Saturday)
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.
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Board member Ting Chen points out that the licensing terms for Baidupedia have changed -- to CC, apparently, but it's unclear. 
GerardM blogged about his presentation at the WM-Nederlands conference 
Expert board seats: Ongoing discussion about giving feedback on the "Expertise" board seats, as invited by nominations committee. Where to discuss the seats, whether the chapters or the foundation can host a wiki, and what the criteria should be are all brought up. 
Community communication and participation: More discussion about whether declining participation on the mailing lists means declining community participation or not. Also, is the community in decline? Discuss. (see last month for the beginning of this discussion).  (coda: )
Social networks and Communication: This leads to a long thread about whether "social networking" in the community is desirable or not, and also general communication issues within the community and how things get done (or not). 
Praise for the first-ever Wikimedia Foundation report! And a suggestion to add more community content. 
GFDL 1.3 Released: hot damn! It turns out wikis can haz licenses. much discussion. 
part 2 of discussion, starting with official announcement from Erik: 
part 3 of discussion, broader discussion about CC and dual licensing, and the FAL license