Is there any (un)official policy/strong advice/anything against direct hiring from WMF/FDC/whatever grants?
Balazs 2013/4/30 Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl> > hi Jeromy-Yu, > > thank you for sharing this personal note. > > On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Jeromy-Yu Maximilian Chan < > jerry.tschan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > As we aware of problem, we are run out of way to improve, it is > bottleneck > > we need to tackle. So the FDC decision suggests chapter like us should > > never professionalize? Or never hire staff? Or never apply grant? As > > without staffing we dun think we can really have a change, as everyone > had > > to spent at least 60 hours a week for work and studies. > > > > I hope it is clear that the FDC decision DOES NOT suggest that you should > never professionalize at all, or hire staff, etc. This decision is related > only to your submitted project (its content, the evaluated impact, as well > as volume - you applied for over 200,000 USD to start with; as well as the > estimated capacity to deal with the project's scale, responsibilities, > etc.). > > I also encourage you to go through the comments from the deliberation: > > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/FDC_recommendations/2012-2013_round2#Comments_from_the_deliberation > > > > But the immediate effect of this (I-would-call-in-a-community-aspect) > > irresponsible decision is not just kill off the chance of development, > the > > worse is liquidating the faith of volunteers. > > > > I'm really very sorry to hear that and I assure you that it has never been > our intention to undermine the spirit of volunteers. On the contrary, the > volunteer work is something you shine in, and Wikimania organization is > something everybody on the FDC has been really impressed with. However, I > also hope you realize that the project evaluation has to be done basing on > its own merits, and it did not include Wikimania at all (funded > separately). > > best, > > dariusz ("pundit") > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l