Today in the Metrics & Activities meeting, the WMF took a significant step toward improving its transparency and accountability -- something under much discussion in recent weeks.
The cause of this was not the recent drama around the Board, but a recommendation given by the FDC in November 2015, that the WMF should hold its own financial decisions to a standard similar to that expected of the organizations it funds. Kudos to the FDC for taking the initial step, the WMF board for approving the recommendation, and Luis Villa (who discussed the issue in some depth at the meeting) and everyone at WMF who worked toward implementing the recommendation. I'm sure many of us will be looking forward to the results. I have discussed this in a bit more detail on my blog: http://wikistrategies.net/fdc-recommendation/ -Pete [[User:Peteforsyth]] _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>