pheobe, concerning your motion to vote saying: "wikimedia foundation grows, the affiliated organisations do not grow" "the affiliated organisations are recommended to seek other funding (which the foundation did try and did not succeed very well)" i am disappointed personally by you. you as a person, you as an american, and you as a board member of the foundation. especially about your inability to grasp international cultural differences in terms of funding, fundraising.
because "trust" is mentioned: the FAQ and the minutes are written by a lawyer now, who has maximum 300 wikipedia edits as his lifetime achievement. and for sure, the decision making process is also impressive nowadays: first somebody decides, then it is consulted with a couple of people (affcom, FDC), and the feedback is used only use it to phrase the FAQ about the decision. sometimes i think you people are from outer space ;) rupert. On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:33 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > I want to draw your attention to two Wikimedia Board of Trustees decisions > that were recently published, regarding funds allocated to the FDC/Annual > plan grant process and Board approval of chapter/thematic organization > status. In a nutshell, the Board decided to allocate approximately the same > amount of funding to the FDC for the next two years. The Board also decided > that new organizations should first form as a user group and have two years > of programmatic experience before being approved as a legally incorporated > entity (either a chapter or thematic organization). > > The decisions are published in the meeting minutes here: > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2013-11-24#Movement_roles > > There is also a FAQ on Meta: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_roles_FAQ > > You will notice these decisions are published in the minutes for the > November meeting. We originally took these decisions at that meeting; > however as the FAQ explains it took us some time to talk to community > groups, clarify our wording and write the FAQ. > > Hopefully the FAQ will answer many of your questions about these decisions; > however, if there are other questions please do ask them, here or on the > meta talk page. Thank you! > > for the Board, > Phoebe > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>