What I can say about this new-old not surprising decision? When WMDE posted their feedback about the FDC, the responses from the board/fdc was "wait, we want to finish 2 years cycle and then talk about the it". Of course it didn't stopped the WMF, before having such a discussion, to decide and limit already from now the future of this process. the process itself without a budget or ability to grove, makes the FDC kind of powerless, having to face him over the next 2 year with a really hard decisions about really limiting the allocation for the chapters, without of course, having enough time, knowledge or resources for them to prepare for self fundraising.
I have a lot what to say about it, but from a past experience from the "board's letters" i believe it will end with 1000 emails on this list, but nothing will be change, so I'll save my time. I'll just again doubt why we reached for such a decision, without open call for comment before. On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:33 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>