I think you describe the essence of the problem: there is a big gap between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation.
I have a long list of problems from the past years that all seem to originate in this basic problem. The Wikimedia Foundation is too much de-attached from the community. At the same time I notice that since last year, Lila is trying to improve this situation, but there is a very very long way to go to move the Wikimedia Foundation away from the dark side of the moon. (To prevent generalisation: I know also a lot of staff in WMF that are closely involved in the community and doing a great job in being attached with the community.) Romaine 2015-08-21 22:22 GMT+02:00 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>: > From my perspective, this strikes me as part of the reason why national > organisations are well suited to running the Wikimedia fundraising > campaigns rather than a global organisation: if WMIT was organising both > WLM and the national fundraising campaign, then this conflict wouldn't have > arisen / could have been resolved locally. > > Thanks, > Mike > > > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>