> Samuel Klein <meta.sj@...> writes:
> I think a better formulation of the question might be: "do we have a
> list of non-editing activities, and do we have a count of the number
> of people who do them regularly?"
> To which the answer is partially-yes, and mostly-no.
> Yes: There is a mindmap of activities and roles that was created and
> is fairly comprehensive.
> No: Some of those activities have related logs (lists of users by
> technical flag) or categories (list of users who have categorized
> their userpage), or pages (lists of OTRS or press contacts, lists of
> members or a project or organization). But I've never seen a division
> of these into active v. passive (committee work v. group membership),
> or a total count.
> SJ
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Johan Jönsson <brevlistor <at>
gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2014-06-22 13:59 GMT+02:00 Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki <at> gmail.com>:
> >
> >> Wikimedia volunteers are self-organised, why would there be a list?
> >>
> >
> > Because we love making lists.
> >
> > That being said, Richard list wiki-specific positions like "ArbCom", which
> > I suppose would mean that "volunteers for the Wikimedia Foundation" should
> > be understood in a broad sense, and if so, the answer is definitely no.
> >
> > Even when some lists exists, like the e.g. the press room list Benjamin
> > linked, they're in no way complete. For example, the press contact for
> > Wikimedia Sweden (which, of course, is technically not a volunteer position
> > for Wikimedia Foundation, since the chapters are independent and sometimes
> > do stuff that's not related to the Wikimedia movement) is listed, but
> > Swedish-language Wikipedia has a volunteer press contact of its own, who
> > isn't.
> >
> > //Johan Jönsson
> > --
> > http://wikipediabloggen.se

(emailing thru Gmane since I only track this thru RSS so my apologies if it
comes out funky; I dislike the enormous email volume these lists generate)

I'm surprised no one seems to have mentioned that Part I, question 6 of the
Form 990 which asks for total volunteers. For year 2011, 85,000 was the
number year 2010 has 100,000. See

In addition, it is typical for directors and officers liability policies to
ask for an estimate of the number of volunteers (no idea if WMF's insurer
does, but when I last shopped for nonprofit D&O it was a pretty standard
question). While I doubt the IRS cares much about the accuracy of this
particular number, the D&O insurer can use a bad estimate as an excuse to
void coverage due to material misrepresentation when a claim is filed.

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