Actually, I'd say that the opportunity for conflict of interest is extremely high, and there's pretty much no way that the FDC can make recommendations on the overall budget (and the very sizeable portion of said budget that is largely dispensed based on their recommendation) without crossing the line into at least perceived conflict of interest.
Risker On 22 October 2013 09:03, Craig Franklin <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: > Well, this change won't make things perfect - there is still something of a > conflict of interest there and obviously the WMF board can choose to ignore > the FDC's recommendation altogether and award itself an unreasonably > generous budget. However, from last year's experience, where the WMF plan > was apparently discussed in depth and opposed by at least one FDC member, > I'd say that it doesn't look at all like it's a rubber stamp so far. > > We should encourage each step forward rather than moan that there are many > steps yet to take. "Perfection is the enemy of the good.", and all that. > > Cheers, > Craig Franklin > > > On 22 October 2013 22:52, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM, Craig Franklin > > <cfrank...@halonetwork.net> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > > > I've been aware of this brewing, but can only say that I'm pleased to > > > finally reach the surface. There is no good reason for part of the > WMF's > > > budget to be privileged or quarantined from the same scrutiny that the > > rest > > > of movement spending is subjected to. I therefore urge Sue and the WMF > > to > > > accept the FDC's proposal in full. > > > > > > Regards, > > > Craig Franklin > > > (personal view only) > > > > > > > > > > Except that from both a practical and legal perspective the authority > > of the FDC comes from the WMF; this is the fundamental problem with > > having it purport to "review" the Foundation's spending and activity. > > If the Foundation's Board disagrees with the FDC decision on funding > > the WMF, it has not just the option but the legal duty to overrule it. > > The most likely outcome, then, is that the FDC functions as a rubber > > stamp for the WMF - perhaps with cosmetic adjustments or changes for > > appearances sake. > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>