Talk:Revolution of 2016

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Many thanks![edit]

Thank you Millosh for the idea, and all the hard work, of getting this page started. Very worthwhile project, I hope it will help many Wikimedians on the edges of these issues to understand what is going on. I will try to pitch in; for now, just reading and fiddling with details. -Pete F (talk) 22:11, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Take your topic and add the content[edit]

Please, find the thread (on wikimedia-l or post and comments on Wikipedia Weekly Facebook page) you want to cover, sign that you've taken it and put the sticker Symbol wait.svg Doing...; once you finished it, put Yes check.svg Done there. As topics will expand, anyone noticing it, should change Yes check.svg Done with More More. Feel free to add missing or new threads as they appear (or if they've been missed); if nothing relevant for this subject inside of particular thread, strikeout it with a signed comment (if you find stricken out threads useful, feel free to incorporate them, as well).

January 2016[edit]

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February 2016[edit]

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  • Proposed board resolution on reliability;
  • Voting formula was Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board;
  • Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board;
  • Please stick to the 30-post limit; Meta discussion on post limit --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia at 15 & its African language editions; content project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • 2016 Ombudsman Committee; not quite related --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • ESEA Newsletter January 2016 particular, unrelated goings on --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • State of Wikipedia Maps; particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Why take grants? (was: Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer?);
  • 2015 Harassment Survey - Results Report;
  • Fwd: [Wikimania-l] Wikiradio could be useful as a mean, though not that relevant --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Wikimedia Italia recognized as OpenStreetMap chapter particular unrelated event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Future IdeaLab Campaigns results;
  • how big the foundation should be, was: Why take grants?;
  • Improving on sources particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Who are the nicest people on our projects ?;
  • Changes in the Board;
  • Can we see the Knight grant application and grant offer? ;
  • "9 annoying nonprofit trends that need to die" ;
  • Thanks, likes and progress on Wikimedia Discourse pilot could be useful as a mean, though not that relevant --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • WMF Program Capacity & Learning consultation particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board;
  • Are Foundation employees represented by ;
  • Upcoming Changes to Community Engagement ;
  • Outcomes from the Consultation on Wikimedia movement conferences/Wikimania ;
  • Community Engagement reorg - the official announcement ;
  • Dead links/Wayback Machine bots? particular issue --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Farewell <3 ;
  • Seddon joins the Advancement team ;
  • Recognition of Maithili Wikimedians User Group particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Reducing the net cost of Wikimania ;
  • Community Engagement office hour ;
  • Fwd: [Wmfall] CTO Search | Status ;
  • Wiki Loves Africa 2015 community picture vote particular project. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Another goodbye ;
  • Ethics of launching Wikidata, vs. ethics of WMF plans for Wikidata ;
  • Siko's message, and the importance of shared values ;
  • Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska: Annual report 2015 particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Spread the love, Discourse and synchronization particular project. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Elsevier? ;
  • How WMF contracts are won ;
  • Portal Improvements wiki page update particular issue --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • 15 days to create (at least) 15 biographies on notable African women! particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Fwd: Looking for Wikipedians in the Balkans, Caucasus and Turkey for project with Osservatorio Balcani-Caucaso particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • [Wikitech-l] Fwd: February 2016 Lightning Talks tech --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia to remove Public Domain Anne Frank Diary copyright issue. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Improving transparency and communication ;
  • The conversation is happening elsewhere :( ;
  • Wiki Loves Africa 2015 results particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Your questions about KE. ;
  • A Massive Online Open Course about Wikipedia particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Initial eligibility announced for 2015-2016 Round 2 of the APG process particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users particular project. --Millosh (talk)
  • An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT ;
  • Facebook marketing inside pt.wikipedia particular issue --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • What is the Board's HR Committee doing to stem the tide of staff resignations? ;
  • (no subject) ;
  • English Wikipedia India / Project WIN planning particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Particular interests and common ground (was: An Open Letter to Wikimedia Foundation BoT) ;
  • [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 12, Issue 07 -- 17 February 2016 ;
  • Technical issues of Wikimedia [was: Particular interests and common ground] ;
  • Fwd: [Wikisource-l] Vote for Google OCR-Wikisource integration in 2015 community wishlist particular project --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka particular group/event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • "BuzzFeed: Days of Counting Pageviews and Unique Visitors Are Over" ;
  • Post mortems ;
  • Why we changed ;
  • Facebook as a discussion mediam (was: Post mortems) ;
  • Post mortems (second attempt) ;
  • Open Belgium conference particular event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Timeline of recent events at the Wikimedia Foundation ;
  • Transition plans for WMF leadership ;
  • Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 143, Issue 141 ;
  • Please change the subject when replying to Digests.... meta discussion about the list. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Powerful on-wiki art visualization particular project. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Fwd: Shared list ;
  • Transition plans for WMF leadership - Board Reform ; Partially done --Sphilbrick (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Strategy and its subtypes ;
  • Context around the KE ;
  • What it means to be a high-tech organization; millosh Yes check.svg Done
  • One Last Ride ;
  • Are we too rigid? ;
  • German Federal Press Conferences as a model for WMF communication? ;
  • Anybody alive? a joke thread. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Foundation report, July-September 2015 ;
  • Message just sent to the BoT ;
  • WMF Language team office hour and online meeting on March 2nd 2016 (Wednesday) at 1400 UTC particular event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Recognition of Basque Wikimedians User Group particular event/group --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Recognition of Georgia Piedmont Wikimedians particular event/group --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Fwd: Invitation to WMF January 2016 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 25, 19:00 UTC particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you for our time together. ;
  • [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning ;
  • I am going to San Francisco ;
  • The right time is now! meta discussion about this topic --15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team particular event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • organize please; paying the best long term editors ;
  • Call for posters, discussions and trainings at Wikimania opened particular event. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • What should happen next? My 5 ideas ;
  • Lawrence Lessig for ... WMF ;
  • What kind of ED would you like to see? ;
  • The reinstatement of James Heilman ;
  • 2016 Strategic Approaches Report ;
  • Crowdfunding campaign for User:Rehman particular event --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Thoughts on WMF-Community dynamics ;
  • NY Times on Google team dynamics/success research particular issue --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Open letter: Issues needing addressing by the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees ;
  • feature: prevent overwork, statistics was: What it means to be a high-tech organization ;
  • Movement representation vs WMF board reform ;
  • Plan and goals for the Wikimedia, the Foundation, the Affiliates and the movement, Re: 2016 Strategic Approaches Report  ;
  • What it means to be a *volunteer* organization ;
  • Responsibility during the revolutionary times meta discussion about this topic --15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Jimmy Wales' potential conflict of loyalties for Wikia Inc. versus WMF ;
  • Inspire Campaign on content curation & review launches today! particular issue. --Millosh (talk) 15:29, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • A quick note about the future ;

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Timeline[edit]

Is this timeline appropriate for inclusion anywhere?--Sphilbrick (talk) 02:41, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Board reform/board composition/stateholder representation[edit]

There's quite a bit about board reform/board composition but I'm still mulling over the best subject heading. Board composition is a special subset of Stateholder representation, while board reform encompasses more than composition. Maybe shouldn't get too hung up on a title, but I'm trying to think through the right scope for the section.--Sphilbrick (talk) 04:16, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

I took a first stab at this. I didn't pick up all relevant posts in the thread - I wanted to see how it would turn out.--Sphilbrick (talk) 22:36, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Per comments here Revolution_of_2016/Stakeholder_representation, I think it is important to clarify where we are right now and that is that we have 10 appointed seats.

I would be supportive of having 4 or 5 elected seats and then having the founder stand election like the others. To have elected seats we need to become a membership organization though. And would also need to put in place community mechanisms to remove elected members. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:05, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Addressing paid editing[edit]

We had a fairly large discussion regarding paid editing here.

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:59, 6 March 2016 (UTC)