LSS/foundation-l-archives/2010 February 1-15

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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 1-31, 2010
  • 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. Living persons task force starting [1]
    2. Partnership with Telefonica [2]
    3. WikiSym call for papers [3]
    4. "critical point of view" conference in Amsterdam: [4]
    5. Strategy office hours [5]
    6. board meeting agenda [6]
    7. Foundation office hours [7]
    8. Call for volunteers, Wikimania 2010 scholarships [8]
  2. Foundation, Chapters
    1. Call for members of the Chapters committee [9]
    2. Discussion of annual report [10]
    3. Steward elections underway; current election statistics [11]
    4. What is the WMF? Plus, bonus poem. Tiddly pop pop pop. [12] [13]
  3. Community discussions
    1. 10th Birthday edit drive, or other activities [14]
    2. Batuta Army, wikinews story on Wikipedia [15]
  4. Translations, languages
  5. Technical
    1. MediaWiki in C++ [16]
    2. donation payment failure [17]
  6. Miscellaneous/other
    1. Comment from Glen Moody on Britain Loves Wikipedia [18]
    2. December/January list summaries [19]