LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 April 1-30

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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: April 1-30, 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.
  • If you want to know more please click the links to the list archives. Many discussions are very long and complex. Navigate to other posts in the threaded discussion by clicking "next" or "previous" in the archives (you must be viewing the archives in thread view for this to work). Note that sometimes threads jump around -- view the whole monthly archive by subject if you want to make sure to read every message on a topic.
  • 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.


  1. Announcements and reports
    1. another Wikibooks meeting April 9 [1]
    2. CFP for Wikimania closing soon [2]
    3. Wikimania accepting scholarships [3]
    4. Wikisym CFP open til April 24 [4]
    5. new foundation program officer: Jennifer Riggs [5]
    6. data from first survey published [6]
    7. report on April Board meeting [7]
    8. Board statement re: BLPs [8], [9]
    9. Board statement re: trademarks [10]
    10. New WMF business partnership with Orange [11]
    11. German newsletter about Wikipedia for non-Wikipedians [12]
    12. Usability study report, preview of results [13]
    13. Video about Wikimedia Deutschland [14]
    14. Wikimedia Argentina invades La Plata museum [15]
    15. Open Educational Resources conference in Poland [16]
    16. Strategic planning board resolution [17]
    17. More on strategic planning [18]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. flaggedrevs poll closed on wp:en with 80% support [19]
    2. global policies for all Wikipedias: what are they? [20]
    3. wikipedia run by robots? Waerth's pictures got deleted. [21]
    4. Foundation policy on linking to copyright-violating site? [22]
    5. voting ongoing for commons picture of the year [23]
    6. Sexual content on Wikipedia: an epic thread [24], [25]
    7. is NPOV a core value for all projects (including Commons)? [26], [27]
    8. upcoming board elections are upcoming [28]
  3. Languages and localization
    1. mo.wp not renamed [29]
    2. language/script conversion engine issues [30]
  4. Licensing
    1. Licensing update vote underway [31]
    2. external/third party definition in licensing update [32]
    3. problems with the new license tos [33], [34], [35]
    4. new license & GFDL attribution problems [36]
    5. Anarchopedia changed its license [37]
    6. Are we using the US CC-BY-SA or the unported one? [38]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. should WMF opt out of Phorm? [39] update WMF opts out of Phorm [40]
    2. Tor settings request for comment [41]
    3. earthquake in Italy; wikimedians ok? [42]
    4. US copyright - things in public domain can't go back under copyright [43]
    5. S. Korean internet regulations require "real name" registration [44], jump: [45], [46]
    6. alternating sitenotices is confusing [47]
    7. wikidoc: could be a sister project? [48]
    8. it's volunteer appreciation week, Jennifer Riggs thanks volunteers [49]
    9. donations of stocks? or a nonexistent currency? [50]
    10. ID requirements proposed for Germans using video sites [51]
    11. EFF/Foundation relations [52]
    12. Site notices not accessible [53]