[Foundation-l] Ombuds-wo-men commission

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 24 16:32:26 UTC 2007

Majorly wrote:
> On 24/11/2007, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> It has been over a year since the first commission was appointed. It was
>> high time for renewal. I would like to thank you our previous team,
>> Nathan, Steve and Enders for their help over the past year (their task
>> was not always very easy), and welcome the new team
>> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mackensen
>> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rebecca
>> * http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hei_ber
>> The ombudsman commission is tasked with processing complaints about
>> violations of the privacy policy on any Wikimedia project, in particular
>> concerning the use of CheckUser tools. The ombudsman is tasked with
>> investigating cases of such policy breach or CheckUser abuse for the
>> board in an official manner. They will mediate between the complainant
>> and the respondent (usually a CheckUser, bureaucrat, administrator, or
>> arbitration committee member). When legally necessary, the ombudsman
>> will assist the general counsel, the executive director or the board in
>> handling the case.
>> Since the issue was raised during the year, let me repeat that the
>> commission is not here to fix various disagreements and abuse reports,
>> but is dedicated to issues related to privacy policy infringments.
>> These people were selected to provide a healthy mix of language, project
>> and gender diversity. Two have been CU, so are familiar with this role
>> and the issues related to CU activities. The third is deeply interested
>> in privacy policy issues. All have been highly recommanded. I hope you
>> will feel confortable with them joining this commission.
>> More on the commission here:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman_commission
>> Best
>> Florence
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> Great new choices. I have a question: will the current Ombudsmen still be
> continuing, or are they being replaced?

Previous team -> new team means that the current team will be replaced.


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