Guess no organization can be completely safe vs. a few bad actors exploiting their positions of trust in it. But with so many people acting as voluntary editors, it's hard to see how the WF can protect itself from exposure when stuff like this happens. I mean, some of the victims are sure to sue the WF, since where there's money and a criminal offense, there's usually lawsuits. But worse than that is the black eye it gives the WF.
No winners in this mess. Sad day all around.
I am Wikipedian in residence and want to upload a high quality tiff archive
and I can't seem to upload more than 100.00 MB. I get this message: "You
can only upload files with a size of up to 100.00 MB". What is happening ?
Do you know what I can do?
*"Wikipedia es algo especial. Es como una biblioteca o un parque público.
Es como un templo para el pensamiento. Un lugar al que todos podemos ir a
pensar, a aprender, a compartir nuestros conocimientos con otros." JW*
Carmen Alcázar (@metik)
Secretaria, Wikimedia <https://www.facebook.com/wikimediamx>México A.C.
Coordinadora Hospitalidad Wikimanía
Six years is a long time. Over the last six years, I've been privileged to
be a part of so many things with you. And I'm proud of what we've done
together. For the last six years, I've been a part of things that will
excite me until the day that I die - the things that, together, we did in
service of that phrase - "the sum of human knowledge" - were magical. I'll
never forget them, and I've been honored to be a part of this movement.
But it's time for me to move on.
As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've struggled with my
health. I've come to the unpleasant realization that for my own good, I
need to step back and focus on healing, and then look around for new and
When Sue left, she said that her decision process included looking around
and taking stock of the people and the condition of the Foundation, and
asking herself "Is it safe? If I leave, is it safe?" and when she knew it
was, she began to consider the idea.
I've been doing the same, obviously focused on projects and programs that
are important to me. And I look around and I know that with the
contributors that we have - brilliant, dedicated, passionate people.... and
the staff that we have - dynamic, talented, devoted, and fearless.... it's
safe. So it's time for me to move on, and to leave it to them.
As a housekeeping note: I've agreed with Luis that I'll be available until
9/15, though I'll be out on medical leave, so may be slow to answer
questions. If I owe you something, please remind me so that we can get it
properly assigned out.
You can all reach out to me at any time... philippe(a)beaudette.me.... and
any time I see you will be a celebration.
With my deepest affection,
*Philippe Beaudette * \\ Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia
T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 | philippe(a)wikimedia.org | : @Philippewiki
This is Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT). The Wikimedia Foundation
Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals for
funding new experiments from August 31st to September 29th. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG> As a former grantee in
developing the Co-op mentorship space, I encourage you to explore IEG as a
way to realize your idea for improving Wikimedia projects. <
Your idea could involve building new tools or software, organizing a better
process on your wiki, conducting research to investigate an important
issue, or providing other support for community-building.Whether you need a
small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD) Individual Engagement
Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition
to other expenses like travel, materials, and rental space. Project
schedules and reporting are flexible for grantees, and staff are available
on Meta to support you through all stages of your project.
Do you have have an idea, but would like some feedback before applying?
Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and
guidance on how to bring it to life. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab> Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request. IEG Program Officer Marti
Johnson and I will also be hosting several Hangouts for real-time
discussions to answer questions and help you make your proposal better -
the first will happen on September 8th. <
Please feel free to get in touch with Marti (mjohnson(a)wikimedia.org) or me
with questions about getting started with your idea.
We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal this September! <
Chris "Jethro" Schilling
I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation