LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 March 16-31

  • What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
  • Time period: March 16-31, 2009
  • NOTES: Each link is to the first post on that topic in the selected time period that was found. In the effort to group topics together, some threads are listed out of chronological order.
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  • Important topics: Topics that generated a lot of discussion or that are especially important are bolded.
  • Announcements: Topics that are official WMF board, staff or chapter announcements or reports are also underlined.
  • P.S. list authors are not responsible for any clumsy summaries. Please edit if something is misrepresented. Suggestions? Comments? Please post at the LSS talk page.


  1. Announcements and reports
    1. Fred Vassard hired for the tech team [1]
  2. Chapters and community
    1. Depth of the ksh (and other) wikipedias [2]
    2. Divergent logos in different language Wiktionaries [3]
    3. Fundraising data analysis [4]
    4. Wikibook participant survey [5]
    5. abuse filter and privacy concerns [6]
    6. flaggedrevs on the English Wikipedia [7]
  3. Languages and localization
    1. Greek Wikinews proposal [8]
  4. Licensing
    1. Licensing: we need opposing viewpoints to be written up [9]
    2. Board position on the licensing proposal [10]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. Project to create an offline Wikipedia dvd reader [11]
    2. Move to repeal NIH open access mandate in US [12]
    3. code updates going live [13]
    4. About being a creative commoner [14]
    5. NY Times article: "Exploring Fact City", about The Wikipedia Revolution [15]
    6. Talking to museums about their cooperation [16]
    7. Encarta is dead, long live Encarta [17]
    8. Keysigning at the Berlin developers meeting [18]
    9. interview with the Wikipedia usability director (perhaps this belongs in the April 1 archiveĀ ;) [19]