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WMF Board meetings, minutes and motions

Samuel Klein-4
Hello,

This is a quick update on recent and pending Board work.  I intend to
send these out on a regular basis, including the work of Board
committees.


== Summer meetings ==

In July, the Board held its summer meeting in Gdańsk before Wikimania.
We discussed internal Board committees, movement roles, and the last
stage of the strategic plan.   We agreed to try out a revised meeting
schedule this year, with additional IRC meetings and just three
in-person meetings, as well as a possible retreat (this would be the
first one in four years -- we would
finally need to disambiguate [[m:Board retreat]] ).

We said goodbye and a hearty thank you to Michael Snow, and welcomed
our new chapters-selected trustee, Phoebe Ayers.  New officers were
elected.  And the Trustees spent more time enjoying Wikimania than
has happened in recent memory - less overbooking, more time
participating in sessions.... a welcome change.


On August 31, we held the first IRC meeting of the fiscal year, to
review and discuss broad targets for the strategic plan.  Minutes of
that meeting will be posted shortly.

At the same time, we also approved the formation of Wikimedia Eesti.
Welcome to the Estonian chapter!  This chapter has the distinction of
having received approval without translating any of their core
documents into English.  (While I like this, I hope that ee. editors
will find time to update the Estonian pages on Meta to reflect the
current state of the projects, in the language of their choice...)
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Eesti
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tell_us_about_Estonian_Wikipedia


You can read the latest minutes and resolutions here:
 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/July_8,_2010
 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolutions


== Upcoming meetings ==

The next meeting of the Board will be in San Francisco, October 8-9.
The agenda will include a review of the final version of the five-year
strategic plan, and the controversial content study facilitated by
Robert Harris.  Comments and suggestions on this and future meetings
are welcome:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Board_meetings


Finally, there will be an informal open Wikimedia meeting Saturday,
September 11 on IRC, with our two newest Trustees.
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_meetings#September_2010


On behalf of the Board,
Sam



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Re: WMF Board meetings, minutes and motions

Bence Damokos
Hi,
Thanks for this update,

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Samuel J Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> At the same time, we also approved the formation of Wikimedia Eesti.
> Welcome to the Estonian chapter!  This chapter has the distinction of
> having received approval without translating any of their core
> documents into English.  (While I like this, I hope that ee. editors
> will find time to update the Estonian pages on Meta to reflect the
> current state of the projects, in the language of their choice...)
>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Eesti
>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tell_us_about_Estonian_Wikipedia
>
>
> For what it's worth, the bylaws were indeed translated into English, so
that Chapcom didn't need to rely on my "Hi! How are you?" level of Estonian
to understand and review them. And fortunately, Estonian seems to be pretty
easily understood by Google Translate.

As for projects, you can get a glimpse by looking at their grant request
at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_EE/Start_up, or at the
sitenotices on the Estonian Wikipedia (they are currently running an image
gathering program, and previously had a competition for IT students, if I am
not mistaken). I've CC'd in Ivo from the Estonian chapter, so he can correct
me if I am wrong and who hopefully will be signed up to the various mailing
lists soon – I also encouraged them to send periodical chapters reports of
their activities once they are settled in a bit :)

Best regards,
Bence
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metasj
Great, thanks for the clarifications Bence :-)  Also, I like the idea
of using a history of sitenotices to get to know a project.  That
could be an automatable way to supplement "tell us about..." style
updates.   SJ

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Bence Damokos <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Samuel J Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> At the same time, we also approved the formation of Wikimedia Eesti.
>> Welcome to the Estonian chapter!  This chapter has the distinction of
>> having received approval without translating any of their core
>> documents into English.  (While I like this, I hope that ee. editors
>> will find time to update the Estonian pages on Meta to reflect the
>> current state of the projects, in the language of their choice...)
>>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Eesti
>>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tell_us_about_Estonian_Wikipedia
>>
>>
>> For what it's worth, the bylaws were indeed translated into English, so
> that Chapcom didn't need to rely on my "Hi! How are you?" level of Estonian
> to understand and review them. And fortunately, Estonian seems to be pretty
> easily understood by Google Translate.
>
> As for projects, you can get a glimpse by looking at their grant request
> at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:WM_EE/Start_up, or at the
> sitenotices on the Estonian Wikipedia (they are currently running an image
> gathering program, and previously had a competition for IT students, if I am
> not mistaken). I've CC'd in Ivo from the Estonian chapter, so he can correct
> me if I am wrong and who hopefully will be signed up to the various mailing
> lists soon – I also encouraged them to send periodical chapters reports of
> their activities once they are settled in a bit :)
>
> Best regards,
> Bence
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