LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 December 1-31

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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: December 1-31, 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.
  • 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. Wikipedia Weekly interview with Ortega & Chi [1]
    2. Priyanka Dhanda joins wmf as code engineer [2]
    3. Members of the Wikimania jury announced [3]
    4. Board member reappointments [4]
  2. Foundation and Chapters
    1. Strategy question of the week [5], [6]
    2. Status of video tutorials [7]
    3. Status of the fundraiser survey [8]
    4. Open wikis for chapters? [9]
    5. Are we advertising Craigslist through the Wikimedia endorsement by Craig Newmark [10]
    6. chapters reports available [11]
    7. Strategy proposal for FanHistory joining the wmf [12]
    8. Fundraising appeal from Jimmy [13]
  3. Community discussions
    1. Company usernames [14]
    2. loss of editors not as dramatic as reported [15]
    3. Wikimedia and environmental issues [16]
    4. Openwikiblogplanet policies [17]
    5. options around commercial use of Wikimedia content [18]
  4. Translations, languages
    1. Moldovan cyrillic, again [19]
  5. Technical
    1. liquidthreads nearly ready for deployment [20]
  6. Miscellaneous/other
    1. Thomas Dalton's blog [21]
    2. Wikimedia Secret Santa [22]
    3. unfortunate ad placement [23]
    4. US OSTP request for comments on open access policy [24]