[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement
deryckchan at wikimedia.hk
Wed Mar 6 16:48:03 UTC 2013
As far as I know, NDAs are primarily for protecting people's privacy. I
signed a WMF NDA because I'll be reviewing Wikimania scholarships, and I'll
see the real names and nationalities etc of many Wikimedia volunteers who
attend Wikimania but still try to keep their RL identity separate from
their Wikimedia usernames.
On Mar 6, 2013 4:43 PM, "Sarah Stierch" <sarah.stierch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a quick note - while I was a fellow, I don't remember signing a NDA.
> I think people who did surveys had to (researchers, staff members,
> whatever) depending on the type of information they'd be gathering from
> people. Or, of course, the type of database you'd be given access too (i.e.
> it makes sense that maybe someone from analytics or grantmaking <depending
> on the role> would have to sign an NDA versus someone from the education
> Most organizations don't walk around releasing their NDA's. In fact, I
> don't know a single organization that would engage people to do so. And
> even though WMF is WMF, I don't think it's bad for it to hold onto some
> professional practices like that. It's common practice, in the States, for
> non and for profits to do. I always thought it was funny that NDA's existed
> at WMF just because of the openness, but, at the same time, it's industry
> standard and doesn't phase me. People should be glad WMF has one.
> On 3/5/13 11:34 PM, K. Peachey wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> This definition doesn't seem to include CheckUsers, oversighters, OTRS
>>> volunteers and OTRS administrators, wiki administrators, and many others,
>>> so I'm not sure it's accurate.
>> (OTRS Wise) That may be a historical thing and queue dependant, I know
>> the gentlemen from OTRS (Martin?) had to sign one before he could
>> start work on updating the foundation's install
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