[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation's help to the projects

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 21:08:23 UTC 2006

On 12/13/06, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:

> 1. Legal counselling.
> Some projects (mainly Commons and Wikisource) need more input about
> copyright issues from knowledgeable persons. I have asked twice to
> juriwiki-l specific issues for Wikisource without receiving an answer,
> even an acknowledgement that my request was received. Another concrete
> example: Commons and Wikisource would benefit most from a cross table
> about copyright rules, which countries use "most favourable rule apply",
> etc.
I really wonder about the status of the following bodies or positions:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Legal_department Is / was this ever
official? If yes, is it the appropriate point of contact?

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lead_Legal_Coordinator (Soufron) Is
this still an active position? If yes, how is it related to the
General Counsel? Who is the appropriate contact for project legal
issues? Jean-Baptiste Soufron or Brad?

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Juriwiki_mailing_list Is this
mailinglist active (i.e. are there discussions going on at the
moment)? Should it still be contacted?

> 2. Helping small projects. It seems that some projects have a difficult
> start. Indian languages projects are my first examples. I will go to
> India in January, and I would like to use this opportunity to recruit
> new contributors. The Foundation could help coordinate this kind of
> recruitement.
Isn't this in the domain of Special Projects Committee resp. its
'language' subcommitee?
>From http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special_projects_subcommittees/New_languages

The Wikipedia Foundation Special projects language subcommittee is in
charge of (...) supporting and coordinating new projects to optimize
their success.

> Best regards,
> Yann
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