[WikiEN-l] In development--BLP task force

Cary Bass cary at wikimedia.org
Wed Aug 5 17:37:27 UTC 2009

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Hi all!

Given the recent Board Resolution on BLPs, I'm in the process of
structuring a Biographies of Living Persons task force, to work
together to come up with some firm recommendations and guidelines for
dealing with the issue, to be made to the Wikipedia community,
Foundation board and staff.

In that respect, I'd like to solicit members of the community to take
part in this project.  If you are interested, please send me a brief
email summarizing what your involvement in BLPs in the past has been
and your own opinion as to why BLPs are such a problematic area.  You
can email me direct at cary at wikimedia.org.  Initially, this task force
should focus on the English Wikipedia, but its recommendations may
also be applicable for other projects; so anyone with an interest may
be appropriate.

I'm putting this out there now, because my availability over the
coming weeks before Wikimania will be somewhat limited, so forgive me
if you respond with interest immediately and I don't get back to you
right away.  I expect development of this task force to go into high
gear in September.

Thank you for your interest.

Very truly yours,
Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation

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