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post Tue 25th August 2009, 5:16pm
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From the Wikipedia "foundation-l" mailing list:
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We also appointed someone to one of the vacant expertise seats appointed
by the board. His name is Matt Halprin, and in brief, Matt is with the
Omidyar Network and a former eBay executive who was in charge of trust
and safety there. Matt has met with a number of us over the past several
months, and I invited him to join us in Buenos Aires and meet the entire
board. The Omidyar Network is very interested in supporting our strategy
development discussions, and I look forward to having Matt's experience
and insight as we continue with the process.

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Goodmail Systems Secures Additional $4 Million in Funding from Omidyar Network

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Endeavor announced today that it has received a commitment of up to $10 million from Omidyar Network
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John Limey
post Wed 26th August 2009, 2:40am
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His extensive experience with online communities, trust, and reputation, will make him an excellent addition to our Board.

Jimbo's biggest fear is that the project falls into disrepute.

Bringing on board a person who understands how to build a community of reputable players is a good idea, but I fear it comes way too late in the game. The more disreputable players have mostly driven off the reputable academics who might have onced helped Wikipedia reach its original objective.


Academics really tend to respect other academics. If that's who you want at your encyclopedia, you should be appointing leading scholars to your board, rather than internet businessmen. If the WMF wants to become a serious entity, they should track down an academic heavyweight or two. Of course, those people might actually push for some real change that others would find unwelcome ... who knows. The saddest thing, in my opinion, about the WMF is that of all of the people the person who is in fact the closest to being a qualified scholar is Jimbo himself what with his unfinished PhD. In my opinion, even just recruiting some ambitious Assistant Professor from a major research school would do a lot of good.
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QUOTE(Limey @ Wed 26th August 2009, 3:40am) *
The saddest thing, in my opinion, about the WMF is that of all of the people the person who is in fact the closest to being a qualified scholar is Jimbo himself what with his unfinished PhD.

What a load of cock. Anybody, probably even you Limey, can fail to finish anything, including PhDs. There is admittedly some kudos in having a PhD, at least in some subjects, but in failing to get one?
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What a load of cock.

You called, sir?

May be Jimbo is also handing out board positions in the hope that what goes around comes back around ... for himself. Rather than going back to college, just circumvent all that hard grind and get an overpaid positions on some board instead.

Yes, to the "appoint some damned academics, editors and encyclopaedians" ... instead of some cheap, second hand trash salesmen.

If Ebay's ethics are going to be involved, things are definitely going to be going down as fast as a cheap whore in Amsterdam.
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post Wed 26th August 2009, 1:11pm
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QUOTE(Cock-up-over-conspiracy @ Wed 26th August 2009, 3:57am) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Wed 26th August 2009, 3:11am) *
What a load of cock.

You called, sir?

May be Jimbo is also handing out board positions in the hope that what goes around comes back around ... for himself. Rather than going back to college, just circumvent all that hard grind and get an overpaid positions on some board instead.

Yes, to the "appoint some damned academics, editors and encyclopaedians" ... instead of some cheap, second hand trash salesmen.

If Ebay's ethics are going to be involved, things are definitely going to be going down as fast as a cheap whore in Amsterdam.


Positions on the boards of non-profits are unpaid.
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Wed 26th August 2009, 1:11pm) *

Positions on the boards of non-profits are unpaid.


Not always, but in most cases, and in the case of the WMF, yes.
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Positions on the boards of non-profits are unpaid.


Not always, but in most cases, and in the case of the WMF, yes.


Which non-profits pay their boards?
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Wed 26th August 2009, 4:36pm) *

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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Wed 26th August 2009, 1:11pm) *

Positions on the boards of non-profits are unpaid.


Not always, but in most cases, and in the case of the WMF, yes.


Which non-profits pay their boards?


I hope you'll settle for a single example: ACT Inc. If you want more I suppose you could do your own Google search.
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A spatula said what?   Getting on the Wikimedia Board   Tue 25th August 2009, 5:16pm
Somey   That's unfortunate - Pierre Omidyar was the gu...   Tue 25th August 2009, 5:32pm
anthony   The appointment of one of his people to another e...   Tue 25th August 2009, 10:53pm
anthony   [quote name='Somey' post='191074' date='Tue 25th ...   Tue 25th August 2009, 11:56pm
Apathetic   That's unfortunate - Pierre Omidyar was the g...   Tue 25th August 2009, 10:57pm
RMHED   That's unfortunate - Pierre Omidyar was the ...   Tue 25th August 2009, 11:46pm
EricBarbour   That's unfortunate - Pierre Omidyar was the g...   Wed 26th August 2009, 2:54am
Moulton   Maybe he envisions a secondary market in used ency...   Tue 25th August 2009, 5:35pm
A spatula said what?   Maybe he envisions a secondary market in used ency...   Tue 25th August 2009, 5:48pm
GlassBeadGame   Maybe he envisions a secondary market in used enc...   Tue 25th August 2009, 6:06pm
tarantino   Well at least he is not a Wikipedian. This is pr...   Tue 25th August 2009, 8:33pm
dtobias   might bring libertarian ethos with them. ...and...   Mon 31st August 2009, 10:31pm
A spatula said what?   More likely a proving ground for new [url=http://w...   Tue 25th August 2009, 10:21pm
GlassBeadGame   [quote name='A spatula said what?' post='191081' ...   Wed 26th August 2009, 12:02am
Moulton   His extensive experience with online communities, ...   Wed 26th August 2009, 12:25am
Malleus   [quote name='Moulton' post='191169' date='Wed 26th...   Wed 26th August 2009, 1:05am
Kelly Martin   Jimbo's biggest fear is that the project falls...   Wed 26th August 2009, 3:47am
The Adversary   [quote name='Moulton' post='191169' date='Tue 25t...   Wed 26th August 2009, 4:47pm
Milton Roe   Academics really tend to respect other academics....   Wed 26th August 2009, 2:58am
The Joy   The saddest thing, in my opinion, about the WMF i...   Wed 26th August 2009, 3:19am
Eva Destruction   [quote name='anthony' post='191329' date='Wed 26t...   Wed 26th August 2009, 4:43pm
Cock-up-over-conspiracy   Positions on the boards of non-profits are unpaid....   Wed 26th August 2009, 10:36pm
GlassBeadGame   [quote name='GlassBeadGame' post='191297' date='W...   Wed 26th August 2009, 10:41pm
Limey   The saddest thing, in my opinion, about the WMF i...   Wed 26th August 2009, 4:18am
Limey   Academics really tend to respect other academics...   Wed 26th August 2009, 4:30am
Moulton   It wouldn't surprise me if WMF ginned up some ...   Wed 26th August 2009, 1:26pm
NuclearWarfare   It wouldn't surprise me if WMF ginned up some...   Wed 26th August 2009, 1:54pm
Moulton   Now imagine there were a system for rating the rep...   Wed 26th August 2009, 2:09pm
Limey   Now imagine there were a system for rating the re...   Wed 26th August 2009, 2:42pm
Moulton   If there is one yawning gap in Jimbo's "o...   Wed 26th August 2009, 2:55pm
Limey   A seat on Ebay's Board of Drectors would be...   Thu 27th August 2009, 12:20am
GlassBeadGame   [quote name='GlassBeadGame' post='191431' date='W...   Thu 27th August 2009, 3:06am
tarantino   From the Wikipedia "foundation-l" maili...   Sun 30th August 2009, 2:34am
Somey   Well, [i]that settles that. Thank goodness they cl...   Sun 30th August 2009, 3:53am
GlassBeadGame   http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...old...   Sun 30th August 2009, 4:43am
tarantino   Obviously $2 million is chicken feed to some...   Sun 30th August 2009, 5:07am
Nerd   Obviously $2 million is chicken feed to some...   Sun 30th August 2009, 1:20pm
Milton Roe   Obviously $2 million is chicken feed to som...   Mon 31st August 2009, 9:26pm
thekohser   Akahele: [url=http://akahele.org/2009/08/omidyar-v...   Mon 31st August 2009, 7:15pm
GlassBeadGame   Wikipedia acting in a socially responsible maneer,...   Mon 31st August 2009, 9:46pm
thekohser   It seems that one Austrian is not willing to perce...   Fri 11th September 2009, 1:38pm
thekohser   One thing is clear... $2 million buys Halprin...   Mon 28th December 2009, 7:41pm
CharlotteWebb   One thing is clear... $2 million buys Halpri...   Mon 28th December 2009, 8:24pm
thekohser   I don't know how we missed this big employment...   Mon 27th June 2011, 6:35pm


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