But if you do not help the Wikimedia Movement in California, then why are you all posted there?
;-) Erlend, WMNO 2013/4/30 phoebe ayers <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> > On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Erlend Bjørtvedt <erl...@wikimedia.no > >wrote: > > > Dear Nathan, > > I did not suggest what you say I suggested. My proposal was not to "send > > funds" away to weak chapters. > > The WMHK case illustrates exactly the point I wanted to make. The WMF has > > made reaching out to the world's largest language community (China), in > the > > hands of the reporting and planning skills of volunteers in Hong Kong. > That > > is disastreous. > > > > To clarify, my message is that the WMF should rather open an OFFICE in > Hong > > Kong, to serve the 1.3 billion chinese-speaking, and other south-east > > Asians aswell from there. > > > > Your point that the WMF is best suited to support the volunteers, can > > hardly be correct if the Foundation staff clusters in San Fransisco > without > > really supporting people on the ground anywhere else. It is indeed worth > > celebrating that WMHK volunteers take great efforts to organize the > > Wikimania, but it is probably not what their resources should be best > > utilised for. In may eyes, organized that massive event is an obvious > task > > for the WMF. > > > > Kind regards, > > > > Erlend Bjørtvedt > > WMNO > > > This is getting off-track of the start of the thread. But one quick note: > as a long-time volunteer in the San Francisco region, I promise you that > the WMF does not do anything special to support the volunteers here :) We > occasionally use the WMF offices for local developer community meetings and > editathons -- that is, if a staff person is also volunteering with the > group and can open it up -- but that's the main privilege that the > volunteer community here has versus the volunteer community in any other > part of the world. Pretty much all of the outreach and events that have > happened in SF and in California specifically, like talks at universities > and community meetups and our Wikipedia 10 conference and the like, have > happened because of volunteers, not because of the WMF -- just like > anywhere else. > > -- phoebe > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > -- *Erlend Bjørtvedt* Nestleder, Wikimedia Norge Vice chairman, Wikimedia Norway Mob: +47 - 9225 9227 http://no.wikimedia.org <http://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/About_us> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l