Hi Luis, Thank you for agreeing to consider grant funding for software projects.
It sounds like you also plan a broader review of funding for community needs and growth. I have a list of requests for changes, which boil down to removing policy barriers and greatly improving communications and workflows so that community growth is fostered and volunteer time is used wisely. I imagine that we will have an opportunity to discuss these matters in person in Berlin. I look forward to seeing you there, and I greatly appreciate your interest in supporting communities and contributor growth. Pine On Feb 21, 2015 6:12 PM, "Luis Villa" <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Erik Moeller <e...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Damon, Luis and members of their teams will need to weigh in on this, > > and will want to think through the implications for their respective > > areas, but it's a good conversation to have -- keeping in mind that > > Luis is just starting in his new role, so please give him at least a > > few days to get up to speed. ;-) > > > > Thanks for at least a few hours of cushion, Erik ;) > > I'm a big believer in the power of/need for software tools, and at least > philosophically I'm very open to funding software development outside the > Foundation (though obviously there are lots of pragmatic difficulties - > code review, etc.) So, yes, as part of our broader review of how we support > communities and contributor growth, CE will look at funding code very > seriously. > > Luis > > -- > Luis Villa > Sr. Director of Community Engagement > Wikimedia Foundation > *"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."* > _______________________________________________ > 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>