For those who don't want to read the whole email, we need:
* A person who is well introduced in Wikinews.
* A person who is well introduced in Wikiversity.
* A person who knows to program in Python and willing to spend 2
hours/week in archiving our mailing list on Meta .
* Your advices in defining what "substantial activity" (at Incubator,
Multilingual Wikisource or Beta Wikiversity) means for the approval of
new projects, especially in the cases of new Wikinews and Wikiversity
Please, send your applications and comments to me at
millosh(a)gmail.com. If you are applying for Wikinews or Wikiversity
"position", please write your thoughts on what "substantial activity"
means for the project type for which "position" you are applying.
It is not hard to define implicitly or explicitly "substantial
activity" for new editions of Wikipedia and for new editions of other
projects which have dynamics similar to Wikipedia (Wiktionary,
Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource). You can write an
article, word definition, quote, book chapter or you can add a source
once and you don't need to see that project for months. In the case of
Wikinews, daily activity matters. In the case of Wikiversity, you need
real people around.
Thus, we need both: your input on question what "substantial activity"
for new Wikinews and Wikiversity editions means; as well as two
persons who would be willing to take care about new requests for
Wikinews and Wikiversity editions. If you have some important note
related to the same question, but about other projects (which have
Wikipedia-like dynamics), please send your comments, too. If you have
any other comment related to the Language proposal policy  (except
that it would be good to have Wikinews edition in Sumerian or so),
please send them, too.
Our archives  are outdated because of Jesse's lack of time. It is 2
hours/week task. For that position we need a confidential person who
knows to program in Python, but not necessarily (then, it is 4
All of the new members will be full members of the Language committee,
which means that they will participate in other parts of the new
language editions approval.
 - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_committee/Archives
 - http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_proposal_policy
[[Please distribute widely to various language communities, projects,
I'd like to begin a conversation about the 2010-2011 Fundraiser, which
isn't slated to launch for a few months, but for which we'd like to
get community involvement early and often. As you no doubt are aware,
the strategic plan calls for the "many small gifts" model to be the
centerpiece of our funding strategy, so our community fundraiser is
one of the key methods by which we finance and underwrite the
operations of the projects. The fundraiser this year will probably,
as in earlier years, be primarily banner driven. We're going to have
a strong emphasis on testing and iterating ideas, with a defined
methodological testing plan.
But the most important part of what we - all of us - are going to need
to do is what this community has always been good at: thinking,
researching, and iterating.
With that in mind, it's important to identify people who want to
help. Of course, anyone's welcome to join in and help at any time,
but there's a definite need for people who are willing to be deeply
involved from now to the wrap up... people who want to be creative but
rigorous, innovative but willing to learn from the past, and most of
all, to serve as an active part of the team working on this
fundraiser. There will, of course, be Foundation staff deeply
involved in this, but there's a real need for people from the
community to step up and help us design this thing.
If you're willing to help, would you add your name to http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/Committee
? We'll be in contact - soon - to get things started.
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I for one was very happy to see this email. Many people on Wikinews,
including myself, felt quite left out last year during the fundraiser.
It is very re-assuring to see that an effort is being made to involve
the community, and especially the sister projects, in this years
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.
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
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