Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-15 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Tilman Bayer, 08/07/2014 05:32: the Wikimedia Foundation's 2014-15 Annual Plan has just been published at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2014-15_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan.pdf accompanied by a QA: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2014-2015_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-11 Thread Pine W
Pete, I am looking more at process than outcomes. Asaf, perhaps I was unclear in my statement, so I will try again. 1. I do not expect WMF and grantmaking committees to agree all of the time. What I hope for is that WMF will not override a committee vote if a committee develops consensus against

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-10 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for the update, Alex. I find it problematic that WMF would override a community grantmaking committee that WMF previously had agreed to work with, especially if the override is to approve a proposal. I understand

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-09 Thread Alex Wang
Dear Pine, Thank you for your concern about the Grant Advisory Committee (GAC). You are correct that there is a consistently low level of participation by GAC members and we are seeking to address this issue through a revamp of the process and available resources. The Project and Event Grants

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-09 Thread Pine W
Thank you for the update, Alex. I find it problematic that WMF would override a community grantmaking committee that WMF previously had agreed to work with, especially if the override is to approve a proposal. I understand that WMF might find a reason to decline a grant after committee approval

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-08 Thread Pine W
Hi Tilman, 1. Would WMF please document in the FAQ that Global Education, excluding the US/CAN program, is funded and managed through Grantmaking, and the US/CAN Education Program is run through the independent Wiki Education Foundation? 2. Would someone please produce a redline version of the

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2014-15 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

2014-07-07 Thread Tilman Bayer
Hi all, the Wikimedia Foundation's 2014-15 Annual Plan has just been published at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2014-15_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan.pdf accompanied by a QA: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2014-2015_Annual_Plan_Questions_and_Answers The plan was approved by the