This Friday's office hours will feature Mike Godwin, the Wikimedia
Foundation's Legal Counsel. If you don't know Mike Godwin, you can
read about him at <http://enwp.org/Mike_Godwin>.
Office hours this Friday are from 2230 to 2330 UTC (3:30PM to 4:30PM
PDT). Mike will also be taking the following Thursday from 1600 to
1700 UTC (9:00AM to 10:00AM PDT).
The IRC channel that will be hosting Mike's conversation will be
#wikimedia-office on the Freenode network. If you do not have an IRC
client, you can always access Freenode by going to
http://webchat.freenode.net/, typing in the nickname of your choice and
choosing wikimedia-office as the channel. You may be prompted to click
through a security warning. Go ahead.
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It's strange the things you never really see until your bogosity alarm
I only registered that we give an image credit for the featured
picture on the main page because of the "author" name appearing next
to today's image. Leaving aside the cognitive dissonance episode that
made me notice this why are we doing it at all? I can understand that
the caption must say that Ogata Gekkō painted the image, firstly
because we have an article on him and secondly it'd be stupid not to
say so. But anyone else involved is mentioned on the image page. This
is thought to be good enough for non-featured pictures contributed by
editors. And even that is far more than authors and copyright holders
of non-free images might get - usually just a link to the website the
uploader restole ^Wdownloaded it from.
[[Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day/Guidelines]] and the associated
templates could do with some rethinking.
Thought this was kind of interesting:
"I’m looking for a researcher to work with on a couple projects. The
research will mostly be into questions of United States government
policy and the relevant factual basis. For example, you might be asked
to look up things about cap-and-trade legislation and the evidence for
anthropogenic global warming. You can do it part-time. You can work
from anywhere. I think the work will be interesting and I’ll be doing
it too. I think the work will be important, which is why I’m doing it.
The requirements are:
The ideal person is probably someone who’s contributed to Wikipedia."
Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> WMC lost his admin tools over his block of me during RfAr/Abd-William
> M. Connolley, but that was not by any means an isolated incident.
Mmmm, no. William's fuse is shorter than ideal. Obvious enough to many
people, and over the years there has been much provocation over at the
climate change articles. Now what was that word they use on the Internet
for a provocateur?
The next strategic planning office hours are:
Wednesday from 04:00-05:00 UTC, which is:
Tuesday, 8-9pm PST
Tuesday, 11pm-12am EST
As always, You can access the chat by going to https://webchat.freenode.net
and filling in a username and the channel name (#wikimedia-
strategy). You may be prompted to click through a security warning.
Hope to see you there!
Facilitator, Strategy Project
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