Thank you for this suggestion. I drafted a proposal about a month ago for
something like this, as a community-initiated project; however, I agree
that something with explicit buy-in from the Board would be much better.
Still, perhaps this draft will be useful; it is Proposal #1 (of two) on
this page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Peteforsyth/Heilman15
Do keep in mind, it is a bit out of date; help in updating it and/or moving
it to main space as a more formal proposal is welcome.
On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> Hi Lila,
> Thank you for the update and the pointer.
> As you probably noted, there have been several 'incidents' quickly
> following each other, which worry me, and probably you too. You're saying
> that you welcome feedback and discussion, and that you're having internal
> conversations on how to improve communication.
> When problems continue like this in governments, you often see (well, this
> probably depends on the country) that a committee is appointed to
> investigate what is really the problem, and to come with some general
> recommendations for structural improvements.
> I'm not sure if this is the most effective method, but it might be an
> effective way to gain back a bit of trust. Why not appoint a small
> committee of a few trusted community members, that can get a bit more
> information (also when that has to remain confidential) and make some
> structural recommendations with regards to communicating with the
> community? Normally I'd expect the Board to take such role, but given
> recent events, I don't have the feeling the Board is best placed to do so.
> Just thinking out loud, maybe there are better ideas to approach this in a
> way that builds trust again.
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:28 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org>
> > Hi everyone,
> > As promised, here is the blog post we published earlier today:
> > http://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/02/16/wikimedia-search-future/ . We are
> > also
> > having internal conversations on how we can improve communication and
> > transparency to increase collaboration on ideation with all of you going
> > forward.
> > I hope this helps contextualize the grant agreement and our broader
> > while addressing some of the confusion around this topic. As always, I
> > welcome your feedback and discussion and look forward to our ongoing
> > discussion.
> > Lila
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