On 4/14/06, Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy is now out of date,
> since it precedes the large scale use of "CheckUser" and claims only
> "developers" have access to the IPs of logged in users.
> I am suggested a revised version at
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Angela/Privacy_policy (see
> http://tinyurl.com/nbguc for a diff from the current version).
To gather feedbacks widely, would it better to translate into core
langs (means Es, Fr, Ja and Zh following a recent agreement on
translation subcom) before the Board discuss it? Or not, currently I'
m not sure - most of people who are interested in the Foundation
affects not only such active users but all who access the website.
As for particular langs, I assume Ja version will be necessary to
gather JA folks, or not - even with JA translated version, no feedback
will come out from them. Or not. I have no sure predictions on those
people, confess I.
というわけで、どう思います？ > all other active users on JA*
I'd like to know possibilities on each langs mentioned on the above.
Other langs' cases are also appreciate, specially suggestion like "you
forgot XXX and why you shouldn't have missed it".
> The main changes are to these two paragraphs:
> "IP addresses of users, derived either from those logs or from records
> in the database are frequently used to correlate usernames and network
> addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki, including the
> suspected use of malicious "sockpuppets" (duplicate accounts),
> vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruption of the wiki."
> "It is the policy of Wikimedia that personally identifiable data
> collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via
> the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system administrators or
> users with CheckUser access, in the following situations:"
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
It's recently become clear to us, having met with chapter organizers
and talked with various members of the community, that the role of the
newly formed Chapters Committee is still not well-understood (or
well-known). Here's an overview:
The Chapters Committee  is a Wikimedia committee  created on 15
January 2006 to coordinate Wikimedia Foundation efforts regarding
local chapters. Its duties include:
* Facilitating the creation of Wikimedia chapters , acting in an
advisory capacity and responsible for granting final approval of
* Acting as the Foundation's point of contact for chapters, and the
line of communication with chapters from within the Foundation.
* Negotiating agreements between the Foundation and chapters, as for
fundraising, sponsorship, and trademark use.
* Coordinating interchapter communication.
* Generally acting on behalf of the Foundation to serve its interests
in chapter matters.
A more complete overview of the work of the Chapters committee can be
found here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_committee/Scope_and_area_of_delegat…
The committee consists of five members:
* Nathan Carter (m:User:Cartman02au)
* Łukasz Garczewski (m:User:TOR)
* Austin Hair (m:User:Austin) - vice chair
* Delphine Ménard (m:User:Notafish) - chair
* Hari Prasad Nadig (en:User:HPN)
And two advisers:
* Arne Klempert (m:User:Akl)
* Andrew Lih (en:User:Fuzheado)
In a word or in a hundred, if you don't know what a chapter is, if you
want to create a chapter, if you wonder what a chapter can do, if you
want to get in touch with a chapter, do not hesitate to contact us,
either on IRC in #wikimedia-chapters or by mailing chaptercommittee-l
AT wikimedia PUNTO org. English is preferred, so that all of us
understand, but we get by in Spanish, French, German, Polish, Kannada,
Italian, Hindi, Sanskrit, Chinese...and I think that's it.
for the Chapters Committee
PS. Could the translator-l addressees translate/forward this message
to their language list? Thank you!
I am looking for someone who is an administrator on the Russian Wikipedia.
Please email me at dmenard AT wikimedia DOT org so you can help me
with an email I have received.
Thank you :-)