Actually, the experiment is whether such a campaign would drive more successful grants, as I understand it. It works from the assumption that such grants would have a positive impact. I'm happy to go with that assumption though.
I still strongly disagree with this initiative, but especially the way it is executed. I'm glad to hear that all time-sensitive requests can still apply during this period - that would probably be quite a few requests. I'm still in the dark as to why this has to be a three month program (that is a very long period of time to put everything on hold for an experiment) and not just 2-4 weeks. Then you could actually commit to quicker run-through times in the program, etc. Reducing the time frame would reduce the damaging side effect significantly. Lodewijk On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 6:47 AM, Peter Southwood < peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > Did you not see the bit about "experimental"? > Cheers, > Peter > > -----Original Message----- > From: wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: > wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Bjoern Hoehrmann > Sent: 06 January 2015 05:48 AM > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF is shutting down grantmaking for good > projects for 3 months for no reason > > * Siko Bouterse wrote: > >Why the gender gap? Although we’ve committed to supporting and > >increasing gender diversity, so far these kinds of projects haven’t > >emerged organically at any meaningful scale. In the first half of this > >year, IEG and PEG have spent only 9% of funds on projects aiming to > >directly impact this gap and less than ? of our grantee project leaders > have been women. > >Without taking time to focus on increasing gender diversity in our > >content and contributors, this trend is likely to continue. > > What evidence is there that spending more on "gender gap" will have any > measurable impact on "gender gap"? I also note that you say "projects" > have not "emerged". That sounds like people do not actually have ideas how > to "impact" "gender gap" with money. Could you identify a couple of > projects that would have considerable "impact" on "gender gap" but that > have been refused funding in the past due to a lack of "focus" on "gen- der > gap"? > -- > Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjo...@hoehrmann.de · http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de > D-10243 Berlin · PGP Pub. KeyID: 0xA4357E78 · http://www.bjoernsworld.de > Available for hire in Berlin (early 2015) · http://www.websitedev.de/ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2015.0.5577 / Virus Database: 4257/8874 - Release Date: 01/05/15 > > > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>