LSS/foundation-l-archives/2009 October 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: October 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.
  • 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.


  1. Announcements and reports
    1. Report to the Board for August 2009, from Sue Gardner [1]
    2. Guillaume Paumier joins WMF usability project [2]
    3. strategic planning office hours [3]
    4. Pete Forsyth becomes Public Outreach Officer [4]
    5. office hours featuring Kul Wadhwa [5]
    6. Moka Pantages joins communication staff [6]
    7. Wikizine #120 [7]
    8. minutes from the August 2009 board meeting [8]
  2. Foundation, Chapters and community
    1. Comparisons of Chinese-language encyclopedias [9]
    2. Office move completed [10]
    3. Commons usability survey is flawed [11]
    4. Checkuser abuse? [12]
    5. idea for Wikimedia-sponsored web directory project, and discussion [13]
    6. Sue Gardner nominated for the Huffington Post media gamechanger of the year [14]
    7. was there a firing in the WMF office? And lots of discussion about whether it's appropriate to discuss such things. [15]
  3. Translations, languages
    1. new ICANN translated domains -- we could have Wikimedia domains in the appropriate scripts now; and discussion about it [16]
  4. Technical
    1. Wikipedia meets Git [17]
  5. Miscellaneous/other
    1. watchknow launches [18]
    2. community credit card? [19]
    3. Free culture forum (also online) [20]
    4. what about a Wikipedia Christmas calendar? [21]