I'm interested in wifis. We have some concerns about the legalities of
allowing anonymous users to use a free wifi system without giving their
email addresses or agreeing to terms and conditions. Can't tell you where -
but you might guess
- Know what the legal position is and any important guidelines that may
- Know of a large public free wifi system that doesn't demand
registration and/or t&c s? I' m obviously interested in liberal examples.?
So you have 24 hours! Thanks in anticipation
There's a need for a thorough review of Wikimedia UK's communications.
To this end I've created a page on the UK Wiki -
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/2012_communications_review - as a starting
point for suggestions, comments, ideas, feedback and so on. Please do
get involved as it's really important that everyone who wishes to input
into this process has the chance to do so.
I've made some preliminary suggestions and comments to get us started
but do, please, comment or amend as you see fit. If you think something
is worth further debate, please use the discussion page.
Thank you in advance for all of your help,
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993
In the course of editing an article today, I came across these Objects.
THE TRUSTEES SHALL HOLD THE TRUST FUND AND ITS INCOME UPON TRUST TO
APPLY THEM FOR SUCH CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS THE TRUSTEES SHALL IN THEIR
ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FROM TIME TO TIME THINK FIT.
Wow. Carte blanche.....
Me and a close friend were having a rather heated debate tonight on the
topic of role accounts, and I am hoping you (as a community) can answer my
Why do we ban role accounts?
I was of the understanding that it was something to do with copyright/legal
issues, but it's been a few years since I passed RfA, and I'm struggling to
remember the arguments that I once remembered so well. I had a trawl
through all the appropriate pages on meta and enwp, and although I could
find out that role accounts *were* blocked, I couldn't see the
justification behind it mentioned anywhere
I'm not disagreeing with the policy, but I was wondering if anyone knew the
reasoning behind it - and why said reasoning isn't included in the policy
All the best,
I received 4 emails with feedback from folks on this list (not staff
or board members) for our review last Saturday in Wales. All feedback
was from people who had personal experience of working with or
discussing issues with Jon, and was a valuable part of our review
process. Genuinely, the feedback was useful having good independent
observations; it has now been anonymized and passed on for Jon's
review otherwise unedited.
Jon and I will be agreeing a plan for issues raised. The review was
well balanced, recognising his hard work over the last six months as
well as putting a focus on areas for attention.
Our experience of trying an open review process has encouraged us to
consider how even more open feedback might work for an annual
performance review of the Wikimedia UK charity as a whole. Again, as
for this review, it would be open for all people affected or
interested in our charity, not just members. We would like our
strongest critics, as well as supporters, to know that we listen to
them carefully, and take positive action where improvement is needed
regardless of the source of feedback.
I would like to take the opportunity to give a personal thank you to
Jon for his commitment and the massive levels of hard work he has been
putting in over the last 6 months to speedily establish the UK office,
ensure our governance and processes are kicked into order and his own
rapid progress in understanding our needs and culture. We do notice,
and we all know how complex our community is to understand, how
uncompromisingly demanding our brightest community leaders are, and
how contradictory and passionate our views can be too. ;-)
PS for those of you who did not see the weekend board meeting live,
Richard is in the process of re-encoding the several hours of video
and will be uploading it all to Commons later this week.
Wikimedia UK Chairman - http://uk.wikimedia.org
I am happy to announce that the recruitment for a fundraiser for Wikimedia
UK is now open.
Details can be found at
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QRpedia is now deployed - for eight articles - at the historic Moor Street
Railway Station, Birmingham, England, courtesy of the Centenary Lounge cafe
This is QRpedia's first train station, and indeed transport hub of any kind.
More details and pictures to follow.