My impression of this whole situation with the Knight Foundation is that the WMF's strong tendency toward closed-door and closed-loop processes are hurting WMF more than helping it. If WMF had been transparent with the community about this situation in the first place and a consultation with the community had happened as negotiations were underway with Knight, I am wondering if a mutually agreeable solution could have been created at that time. Now we're in the midst of a lot of skepticism, suspicion, and political difficulties.
Perhaps after the experiences of the past few months WMF governance will re-align itself with the value of openness. Hope springs eternal, Pine _______________________________________________ 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>