LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 November 16-30

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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: November 16-30, 2009
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  1. Announcements and reports
    1. strategy project office hours [1]
    2. Office hours with Veronique Kessler [2]
    3. Usability project update report [3]
    4. strategy project now has a question of the week: [4]
    5. Board meeting update [5]
  2. Foundation, Chapters and community
    1. concern over minors potentially editing sexual material on wp [6], [7], [8]
    2. Proposal for the Fan History wiki project to join the WMF [9]; followup discussion, including how the WMF should start new projects [10]
    3. The bureaucracy around getting permissions for various materials [11]
    4. The Wall Street Journal story on the loss of volunteers in Wikipedia, and discussion [12]; request for clarification of data (and replies) [13]
    5. followon discussion about friendliness, the association of member's advocates, and similar [14]
    6. idea to encourage more edits: "can you tell us about" feature [15]
    7. concerns over en:wp RFB; should any editor who advocates pedophilia be banned? [16], [17]
    8. one person put on moderation, discussion of the new moderation policies [18]
  3. Fundraiser
    1. Fundraiser update [19]
  4. Translations, languages
  5. Technical
  6. Miscellaneous/other
    1. "Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge" was launched by the Free Culture Forum; mentions Wikipedia [20]
    2. recent copyright case around images [21]