I have blogged about one of the "temporary" staff on my blog. While it is
nice to have a list on meta, it makes more sense to have somewhere one list
of staff permanent, contract, temporary... Fractured lists prevent people
from finding those they need.
I was looking for the person who is involved in documentation. I wanted to
learn if he knew that the software behind translatewiki.net
is used for the
KDE documentation. The current "some animals are more equal then others"
There are arguments about them and us and this opaque presentation hinders
the adoption of (new) people in our community. Personally I do not care who
is permanent or contract, it is irrelevant to me. I care to be able to find
and ask the right person the questions that I have.
On 16 October 2010 17:38, Chad <innocentkiller(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM, Gerard Meijssen
I just had a look at the staff page at http://wikimediafoundation.organd
find many of the staff are just not there to be found. While the
is this big mass of people, it would be really
valuable to have a place
a picture, a short cv and an organogram. Much of
it is there but it is
kept up to date.
Contractors are not listed there. A lot of "staff" fall into this category.
There are various reasons why they aren't listed there.
While there is no "official" contractor list, there is a community-run
effort to keep track of this group on Meta.
It is really important that people who work for
the WMF are knowable. The
notion that only permanent staff should be included is imho not helpful,
some are quite visible and important to the community as well.
I agree wholeheartedly.
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