+1 to all the hard work for the members of the FDC and Katy Love. Thank you
all for your time, attention and care.
/a


On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 11:37 AM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> I should have said this earlier: a big thank you to everyone who worked on
> this funding round. From reading the Meta-Wiki pages, it's easy to see
> that there is a lot of data to process and audit and it requires a decent
> amount of work to issue these important recommendations each round.
>
> Michael Peel wrote:
> >They are organisation-specific remarks. :-) The WMF did not apply to the
> >FDC this round, hence why there are no amounts requested/allocated, or a
> >proposal to link to. The FDC felt it necessary to include recommendations
> >about the WMF anyway.
>
> I may be showing my ignorance here, but I'm still confused. The Wikimedia
> Foundation doesn't go through the Funds Dissemination Committee at all,
> then? I see a note from the "2013-2014 round2" recommendations saying:
>
> "For all future proposals, the FDC strongly emphasizes the need for a
> complete proposal: the WMF should undergo similar procedures as other
> entities in the movement."
>
> Is it accurate to say that all large Wikimedia affiliates go through the
> Funds Dissemination Committee except the Wikimedia Foundation? Or from a
> different angle: how is the Wikimedia Foundation budget allocated? Does
> the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently do its own direct
> allocation, bypassing the FDC?
>
> >It's worth noting that there are two meanings to the word 'project' here
> >- there are the Wikimedia projects, and then there are projects run by
> >the Wikimedia organisations (think of, e.g., GLAM or education projects).
> >It's particularly the latter case that is most relevant to the FDC's
> >work, and in this case Wikidata falls under both meanings.
>
> Sure, there are many senses of the word project, but this doesn't seem to
> answer the question asked. :-)  Wikimedia Deutschland : Wikidata ::
> Wikimedia Foundation : Wikipedia, right? If one organization is expected
> to separate out costs for its largest technical project, shouldn't the
> other be as well?
>
> MZMcBride
>
>
>
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