LSS/foundation-l-archives/2010 January 1-31

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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 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. Wikimania 2011 bidding open (until Feb. 8) [1]
    2. statistical reports on where our readers come from [2], and Q&A [3]
    3. New WikiZine [4]
    4. Wikimedia Foundation annual report [5], discussion: [6]
    5. Neil Kandalgaonkar joining multimedia usability team [7]
    6. September report to the Board of Trustees [8]
    7. October report to the Board of Trustees [9]
    8. Danese Cooper joins WMF as CTO [10]
    9. Britain Loves Wikimedia occurring in February [11]
  2. Foundation, Chapters
    1. Wiktionary content is used in KDE [12]
    2. Wikimedia-wide research policy proposal [13]
    3. anyone working on the next research academy [14]
    4. is there a licensing deal for wikimobile [15]
    5. is blocked in china [16]
    6. should we look for new possible chapters based on editing stats [17]
    7. SUL conflict resolution policy [18]
  3. Community discussions
    1. Global sysop vote going on now [19]
    2. Explicit images on wmf projects [20], and sexually-related content [21]
    3. selling adn buying wikipedia [22]
  4. Translations, languages
    1. an update on localisation in mediawiki [23]
  5. Technical
    1. Wikimedia passes 10gbit/sec rate [24]
    2. extensions for seeing media use on the projects [25]
  6. Miscellaneous/other
    1. BoingBoing likes, turned into discussion of historical growth of wikipedia [26]
    2. Google decensors China [27]
    3. Linterweb report: Okawix and english Wikipedia content on computers in Zambia [28]
    4. Open Knowledge conference CFP [29]
    5. copyright commentary [30]
    6. wikis work well in a crisis [31]