Ci vediamo a Milano? (Con Lila Tretikov)[canbia]
Ciao :) Sto passando da tutti i progetti italofoni (e affini!) per segnalare l'importante appuntamento di settimana prossima con l'Executive Director della Wikimedia Foundation (mi scuso con chi legge la notizia più volte). Come ho detto altrove, lei verrà per conoscere la comunità italofona, per vedere facce nuove, per sentire voci nuove. Incontri come questi sono fondamentali per una persona come lei, che non viene dal Movimento, per conoscerlo e capirlo, integrando altre occasioni di contatto (ad es. Wikimania) magari più "superficiali", durante i quali molte più persone ci tengono a presentarsi e a interagire con lei, o più formali (l'impressione che ci fa qualcuno sotto i riflettori di un palcoscenico può essere anche molto diversa quando il contesto cambia). Se potete, dunque, non fatevi "rappresentare"! E date le diversità tra le comunità di Wikipedia e quelle degli altri progetti, venite anche per raccontarle quanto siano belli e importanti questi ultimi! Spero di vedervi lì! A presto, --Elitre (disc.) 20:49, 12 feb 2015 (CET) (Se avete domande, fatele nella pagina linkata, o potrei perdermele.)
[Global proposal] m.Wikisource.org: (utenti) Modifica pagine[canbia]
Hi, this message is to let you know that, on domains like vec.m.wikipedia.org, unregistered users cannot edit. At the Wikimedia Forum, where global configuration changes are normally discussed, a few dozens users propose to restore normal editing permissions on all mobile sites. Please read and comment!
Thanks and sorry for writing in English, Nemo 23:32, 1 mar 2015 (CET)
Inspire Campaign: Improving diversity, improving content[canbia]
This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.
All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!
SUL finalization update[canbia]
Hi all,apologies for writing in English, please read this page for important information and an update involving SUL finalization, scheduled to take place in one month. Thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 13 mar 2015 (CET)
Stewards confirmation rules[canbia]
Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 18:13, 10 avr 2015 (CEST)
I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.
This year, elections are being held for the following roles:
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.
Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.
Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.
The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.
Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org