On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 1:26 AM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> It's normal, when you hire a company for a survey, you mention the >> company, for various reasons. >> > > Ziko, > > This is true, of course; but it does not address what is under discussion > here. > > It is also normal for partnership agreements to include specifications of > how those mentions are carried out to meet certain objectives, while also > avoiding problems for both parties. With nearly every one of my clients, > this is specified by either an informal or a formal contract, prior to the > announcement or commencement of the project. > > Regrettably, it is also rather normal for the Wikimedia Foundation to pay > insufficient attention to such arrangements. This leaves volunteers in the > position of cleaning up the mess, and sometimes, of playing the role of the > "bad guy" whose image suffers from telling somebody that they can't have > what they want.
since when wikipedia needs to use some arbitrary 3rd party company to conduct a simple survey? i'd consider it a core competency of a social website like wikipedia to allow finding out the opinion and a consensus of contributors and readers, anonymous and not anonymous. rupert _______________________________________________ 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>