Dariusz Jemielniak wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>>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?
>
>I hope you realize that the Board has decided to set up the FDC as an
>advisory body :) The FDC is making recommendations to the Board, it is the
>Board that makes the allocations. As of know, the Board has not decided to
>cede the WMF's initial review to the FDC, and it approves the budget by
>itself.

Thank you for this context. It definitely helps better understand the
current situation and why it is the way it is. It would be nice if we
could find a way to link relevant mailing list replies such as this to the
round recommendation subpages. It might just be me, but I feel like the
important background information is difficult for readers to grasp.

I realize that the Funds Dissemination Committee is advisory, but I
thought it had been set up by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
as "all large affiliate requests, including us," not "all large affiliate
requests, except us." It seems progress has been ebbing and flowing.

>However, I want to emphasize that even if just for symbolic reasons it is
>important that the WMF serves as a paragon for other organizations in our
>movement.

For sure. It seems perfectly reasonable to maintain the same standards for
yourself that you hold others to. This would likely include guidelines for
disaggregated reporting, I think.

MZMcBride



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