[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 06:55:20 UTC 2013

I have not seen a copy of such NDAs myself.   Where did you see that
Bugzilla admins have to sign an NDA?

As far as I know the relevant issue is that anyone who has access to
private personal information of users needs to sign an agreement that
they will not share that information.

Whatever people are signing, it makes sense for the agreements
themselves to be public.


On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> Mono wrote:
>>I think it's necessary for the Foundation to both provide a copy and
>>explain the necessity of the NDA for transparency and legal/ethical
>>reasons, especially if they are asking volunteers to sign them.
> Hmm, not just asking, but apparently requiring certain volunteers to sign
> them. It's unclear which volunteers are and are not exempt from this
> requirement. For example, it seems that Bugzilla administrators are now
> required to have signed an NDA, but OTRS volunteers and wiki
> administrators are not. Wikimedia stewards... it's unclear, as it is for
> many other user volunteer groups (people with access to rt.wikimedia.org,
> shell users, et al.).
> I suppose we should begin to expand the page on Meta-Wiki. Cunningham's
> Law will kick in, as necessary.
> MZMcBride
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