LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 January 16-31

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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: January 16-31
  • 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. Wikimedia hiring a Linux sysadmin [1]
    2. Wikimedia Board reviewed committee structure [2]
    3. New Ombudsmen [3]
    4. Wikimania 2010 jury announced [4]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. From the board meeting: 2 chapters, Wikimedia NYC & Wikimedia UK (v.2) approved [5]
    2. Re: the above: Wikimedia NYC as sub-(national) chapter -- what does that mean? [6]
    3. Swedish chapter declares 2009 year of the picture; efforts with images [7]
    4. Pontic Wikipedia is electing admins [8]
    5. General assembly 2009 of Wikimedia-CH: March 28 [9]
  3. Languages and localization
    1. Estonian Wikipedia code should be renamed [10]
  4. Licensing
    1. Discussion over the proposed change to dual-license the projects with CC-BY-SA continued this month: [11], more discussion (different thread): [12], re: importing: [13]
    2. Erik posts a request for comment on the relicensing proposal [14]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. Are European domains registered? [15]
    2. new list summaries; en:wp Signpost restarted [16]
    3. Survey results? [17]
    4. Wikimedia leasing space from Wikia for the Stanton project: [18]
    5. (which strangely enough turns into): CIA development of MediaWiki [19]
    6. Stanton Foundation/Stanton Fund, which is it? [20]
    7. Open Knowledge Foundation: any Wikimedian involvement? [21]
    8. Planet Wikimedia scope: [22]
    9. Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is now licensed under the GFDL, being put on Wikipedia [23]
    10. ideatorrent brainstorming software: would it be useful for Wikimedia? [24]
    11. About printing posters from images [25]
    12. Sexual content on Wikimedia [26]
    13. Re: above, should we require model releases [27]