[Foundation-l] Announcement - Public Policy Initiative Team joins WMF

James Alexander jamesofur at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 07:24:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 3:12 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:09:42 -0700, Daniel Phelps <dphelps at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > The Wikimedia Foundation has hired four new staff members to guide the
> new
> > Public Policy Initiative. Annie Lin, LiAnna Davis, Sage Ross, and Amy
> Roth
> > will work with public policy programs at universities across the United
> > States to incorporate improvements to Wikipedia articles into the
> > professors' curriculum. The Public Policy Initiative will recruit
> Wikipedia
> ...
> Why is the team chosen to target specifically the US? I am not sure I am
> comfortable with this choice.
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
I believe the specific thing for this was that (because of the focus of the
grant money) the target is specifically US public policy and US schools (and
we don't have much of an option in that, again the grant). Of course we
would hope to be able to use the information gained to do things elsewhere.

James Alexander
james.alexander at rochester.edu
jamesofur at gmail.com

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