What is this? A summary of the topics discussed on the mailing list foundation-l, grouped roughly by topic & chronological thread.
Time period: October 1-15, 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.
If you want to know more please click the links to the list archives. Many discussions are very long and complex. Navigate to other posts in the threaded discussion by clicking "next" or "previous" in the archives (you must be viewing the archives in thread view for this to work). Note that sometimes threads jump around -- view the whole monthly archive by subject if you want to make sure to read every message on a topic.
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.
there's a global sysops proposal on Meta, please comment. 
the website Charity Navigator gives a medium rating to the Wikimedia Foundation; discussion ensues about what metrics of overhead vs 'program expenses' would be desirable, and what those metrics might mean. 
Greg Kohs offers his services to survey high school teachers. 
Now is a good time to volunteer for Strategic planning task forces! 
should namespaces be localized in ja:? (cont.) 
a translator is making bad Korean translations across many wikis