LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 February 1-15

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
  • What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
  • Time period: February 1-15, 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. it.wp wins the premiolino, big Italian journalism prize [1]
    2. flagged revisions report from de.wp [2]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. Are the projects uncivil? (and is wikinews any better?) [3]
    2. ... and how they get that way, or think before you call someone names [4]
    3. Steward elections summary, week 1 [5]
    4. problem re: history deletion/oversight [6]
    5. organization for small languages that don't have their own chapter? [7]
    6. Starting community building meetings in Wikibooks [8]
  3. Languages and localization
    1. small wikis on old server, aren't getting the same mediawiki love? [9]
    2. now there's a facebook petition about moldovian wikipedia [10]
    3. Request for help re: Spanish localization on betawiki [11]
    4. RFC on dismantling the language committee [12]
  4. Licensing
    1. RFC on licensing continues with lots of discussion [13], jump: [14], jump: [15]
    2. and with discussion about credits for printing a poster, etc [16]
    3. and licensing re: Wikipedia: The Missing Manual on wp [17]
    4. proposal for cleaned-up attribution: "attribution name" field? [18]
    5. Licensing update from Erik: vote getting postponed [19]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. new free software group in Kosovo [20]
    2. Wikimedia branding on cell phones/nokia [21]
    3. discussion continuing re: sexual content [22]
    4. call for participation in Epistemia, a new wikifork: [23]
    5. Unesco list discussion on open educational resources, call for interested participants [24]
    6. putting links to social software sites on wp? [25]
    7. en.wp notability policies [26] (meant for wiki-en-l)
    8. question re: governments using open content licenses or wp content [27]