Hi! Please see my talk page on the English Wikipedia: KDS4444.
As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.
An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.
The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.
Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign
If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation
JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)Edit
Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.
If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Article: Ryszard Jurkowski alleged copyrights violationsEdit
Good afternoon KDS4444, I noticed you are an OTRS team volunteer, so maybe you can help us to solve the copyright problem. Below is the email I sent to the person who deleted photos in article: Ryszard Jurkowski but so far no response and it feels like we are hitting our head against the brick wall. It is as follows: Good afternoon CommonsDelinker, What kind of permission do you want us to send for the File:Zory2.jpg and the File:ECO Town Urban Design Project.jpg? I represent here on Wiki the architectural firm AiR Jurkowscy Architekci and I upload the images on their request. Mr. Piotr Sikora is employed by Air Jurkowscy Architekci and he isn't the only photographer that this company employs - most large architectural firms employ professionals to document their work. Ryszard Jurkowski, who is the senior partner in this firm, doesn't have to ask his employees for permission to use the photographs he and his company are in ownership of. Some photos we uploaded in the past had been deleted, even thought they were accompanied by the template message that they were awaiting the approval of the OTRS team. On 14th Dec 2018 another senior partner in this firm, Anna Jurkowska, sent an email with the subject 'Copyrights of work depicted and media' from the company address firstname.lastname@example.org, and in return received the automated message with the ticket no.[Ticket#2018121410006939]. But because she didn't receive any reply from any member of the OTRS team, about 2 months later she sent another email - and, almost 6 months on and she is still awaiting the response. So what more do you need from us to prove that we are the sole owners of the copyrights for these photos? You worry that people might violate the copyrights, but has it ever crossed your mind that you might be in the wrong by depriving people of the right to use their own media on Wiki? --Pysiatko (talk) 13:10, 31 May 2019 (UTC)