18.02.2016 7:25 AM "Liam Wyatt" <liamwy...@gmail.com> napisał(a): > > > The principle of the WMF being a good role model for its affiliates - > and living up to minimum standards that it sets for those affiliates - > is one of the primary reasons that the FDC recommended the WMF submit > its next Annual Plan to the same APG system.
Yes, I'm glad that after several years of championing the idea within the FDC and to the Board, we have succeeded in making it finally happen. > During the 1 April to 30 April community review period, everyone > will be encouraged to thoroughly investigate those documents. And the community can do much more here than in the previous years, where feedback was quite minimal. As far as I'm concerned, I've often times repeated that I believe that WMFs main source of competitive advantage is the relations with the communities and our unique symbiosis. Content is not our competitive advantage, as it is free to copy by anyone, and in technology we're years behind the curve (the same goes for design, structures, etc.). But collaboration with our communities is something that makes us at least as good as the giants of the Internet industry (remember Google's failed community-driven encyclopedia? Case in point). We need to get a grip, have more transparency, but also more bidirectional support, and start thinking about the future (I'm not saying this to sound as "nothing to watch, move on", but to restore some perspective and proportions). There is way too much blaming/bashing/sour expectations working both ways - we almost forget how unique we are, irrespective of many slips and avoidable failures we make (and WMF is definitely leading here, too! ;) _______________________________________________ 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>