[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation's help to the projects
bradp.wmf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 21:39:13 UTC 2006
Soufron is no longer the Chief Legal Officer. He has no role at this time.
Legal is my responsibility (General Counsel) and will be receiving more
attention in the future. My other current job is, shall we say, demanding.
Michael Bimmler wrote:
> 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",
> 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
> 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.
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