Thank you for that information, Asaf, Kirill, and James. James: my point still stands that somehow at IEGCom we are able to respond substantively to almost 100% if inquiries within 7 days. It seems to me that if we can do this at IEGCom, then asking Legal and Affcom to commit to substantively responding to all inquiries within 14 days is reasonable. There may be an exceptional case from time to time, but explanations for delays and regular updates should still be forthcoming. Users generally shouldn't need to go to Geoff or Wikimedia-l to get progress, nor should there be multiple weeks of silence from Affcom and/or Legal, especially when updates have been requested during that time.
I would like to ask that the communication and timeliness issues discussed in this thread be addressed thoroughly, and that the specific actions taken be made transparent. Thank you, Pine On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 4:04 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > That's correct. And for completeness, I am the primary staff liaison to > AffCom, with Stephen LaPorte providing support on legal matters. > > A. > On Oct 10, 2014 3:40 PM, "Kirill Lokshin" <kirill.loks...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > >> Hi Kirill, my understanding is that Affcom functions under the Legal > >> department, much like the Individual Engagement Grants Committee > functions > >> under the Grantmaking department. Is that so, and if not, which > department > >> is responsible for Affcom? > >> > > > > Hi Pine, > > > > That's not the case. AffCom reports directly to the Board of Trustees >  > > rather than to any staff department. > > > > Kirill > > > >  > > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Affiliations_Committee_Charter > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Affiliations Committee mailing list > > aff...@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/affcom > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/guidelineswikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>