LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 February 16-28

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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: February 16-28, 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. New Signpost editor and format [1]
    2. Commons picture of the year opened [2]
    3. Report to the Board on India trip, from Sue Gardner: [3]
    4. Report to the Board on Davos trip, from Sue Gardner [4]
    5. Wikimania 2009 call for participation now open [5]
    6. Steward election results confirmed [6]
    7. need a volunteer otrs team leader [7]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. .yu domain expiring, changing to .rs and .me; bot script written to convert references and external links [8]
    2. Update on user survey? [9] and reply: (still in progress) [10]
    3. There's a vote on meta about closing Simple English [11]
    4. The biggest non-Wikipedia encyclopedia in Norwegian is now free & open to participation: [12]
  3. Languages and localization
  4. Licensing
    1. Status of the licensing update, much discussion [13]
    2. are we taking too long to switch licenses? [14]
    3. how will we handle license migration for images? [15]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. Why a project changed their cc license [16]
    2. Can an outside project use a live mirror of a topic area in wikipedia? [17]
    3. Top posters on foundation-l [18]
    4. idea for a wordpress plugin to strengthen Chinese community [19]
    5. Judd Bagley presentation on Wikipedia [20]
    6. The dumps are broken: what to do? [21]
    7. Amazon public data contains various Wikipedia data sets [22]
    8. concerns about the new books extension [23]