[Wikimedia-l] Ombudsman Commission applications

ENWP Pine deyntestiss at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 11 07:13:39 UTC 2013

Hi Maggie, what's happening with the Ombudsman Commission scope RFC? 



> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:04:09 -0800
> From: Maggie Dennis <mdennis at wikimedia.org>
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> Hi
> It's coming close to time for annual appointments of community members
> to serve on the Ombudsman commission. This commission works on all
> Wikimedia projects to investigate complaints about violations of the
> privacy policy, especially in use of CheckUser tools, and to mediate
> between the complaining party and the individual whose work is being
> investigated. They may also assist the General Counsel, the Executive
> Director or the Board of Trustees in investigations of these issues. For
> more on their duties and roles, see
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman_commission
> This is a call for community members interested in volunteering
> for appointment to this commission. Commissioners should be
> experienced Wikimedians, active on any project, who have previously used
> the CheckUser tool OR who have the technical ability to understand the
> CheckUser tool and the willingness to learn it. They are expected to be
> able to engage neutrally in investigating these concerns and to know when
> to recuse when other roles and relationships may cause conflict. (In the
> past, commissioners have turned in other roles that could cause conflict.)
> Commissioners are required to identify to the Wikimedia Foundation and
> must be willing to comply with the appropriate board policies (such as
> the access to non-public data policy and the privacy policy). This is
> a position that requires a high degree of discretion and trust.
> If you are interested in serving on this commission, please drop me a
> note detailing your experience on the projects, your thoughts on the
> commission and what you hope to bring to the role. The commission is
> deliberately quite small, so slots are limited, but all applications are
> appreciated. The deadline for applications is January 1. Any timezone. :)
> Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any users who you
> think may be interested.
> Thank you!
> Maggie
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> Maggie Dennis
> Senior Community Advocate
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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