The financial funding in the FDC recommendation was approved by the Board
of Trustees on December 9, 2015. The resolution is available here:

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https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Board_approval_of_FDC_recommendation_(2015-16,_Round_1)
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As usual the Board is extremely grateful for the work done by the FDC
volunteers in reaching their recommendations. The thoughtful and detailed
discussion renews our enthusiasm for the process in which the community has
strong input into the funding levels of different affiliates.

As noted above we have approved the committee's financial funding
recommendations, and asked the Executive Director to proceed within her
authority and discretion.

At the same time the Board has two additional comments which it would like
to make.

With regards to the request for more community input in strategic and
annual planning of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Board and the Executive
Director agree that this is an important priority. Some steps have already
been taken and some are likely to still be worked out in partnership with
the FDC.

With regard to the funding of the WMDE restricted grant, we feel that the
FDC has several legitimate points. The Board approves the total recommended
allocation for WMDE, but does not approve the additional requirements
recommended by the FDC, as conditional to installments deployment. In
particular, the Board does not approve the conditions to be applied as
conditional to the second part of the financing. The Board believes that
approving such conditions would risk applying similar restrictions to
entities that request [unrestricted] annual grants in the future, and does
not believe that such restrictions are necessary, as evaluation of past
results should take place when the entity applies for their next annual
plan grant. However, the Board suggests that entities follow the FDC's
guidance regarding providing information.

Denny Vrandečić,
for the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation
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