GChriss at psu.edu
Sat Mar 24 18:01:08 UTC 2007
"Once a replacement for Brad happens..."
Brad is not exactly replaceable ;-)
Let's just hope that we find a skilled lawyer who is as passionate about the WMF as Brad.
On Sat, 24 Mar 2007 09:35:16 -0600 Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List wrote:
David Gerard wrote:
> On 24/03/07, Platonides <Platonides at gmail.com> wrote:
>> BTW: Who will take care of the domains now Brad resigns?
> Domain names? I thought that was already Brion's job.
> - d
In the past Jimbo was the "designated agent" for domain names in terms
of who was listed as the primary administrative contact.
Brion is clearly the "technical contact", and he is the one that deals
with the server side in terms of which IP addresses and other issues
about the domains and sub-domains are concerned, but in terms of being
legally responsible for paying the bills and making sure the legal
aspects of keeping and maintaining the domain names (and fighting off
challenges to those who might claim the domains through legal action),
that was clearly Brad's area of expertise.
Currently "wikipedia.org" lists Brad as both the administrative contact
as well as the technical contact. See
for some details.
Once a replacement for Brad happens, this is something that should be
dealt with. I think Brion ought to be listed as the technical contact,
(mainly for situations like this), but that is something left to the WMF
board to decide. The "real" person who owns the domain is the person
listed as the administrative contact. In theory Brad could really screw
over the foundation here if he wanted, even though I seriously doubt he
is that kind of person to take advantage of this situation, not to
mention it would ruin is reputation as an attorney.
-- Robert Horning
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