SarahSV, the rabbit whole goes far far beyond "mistaken ideas about the Knowledge Engine".
Seddon On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:36 AM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 5:16 PM, James Alexander <jameso...@gmail.com> > wrote: > It is probably best for me not to get into a long count/counterpoint here > but I couldn't avoid not responding at all. > > James, several staffers have talked about feeling unappreciated and > demoralized. > But that's how quite a few WMF staff made us feel before Lila arrived. > WMF-community relations couldn't have been worse. It certainly looks from > the outside as though Lila fixed a lot of that. > > The question now is how we move forward, with no more casualties. > > The best thing is surely for WMF staff to help Lila weather this storm, > which seems to have blown up around mistaken ideas about the Knowledge > Engine proposal. > > In the longer term we need to brainstorm about how to manage > Foundation-community relations. Lila wanted to speak to the community > earlier about the Knowledge Engine grant, but was afraid to. Why was that? > A lot of the community's suspicion of change stems from us feeling we could > be separated from our work at any minute. That conservatism causes a lot of > frustration within the WMF. How can it be fixed? > > Does the Board give enough support to the ED and leadership to the rest of > us? Can something be put in place within the WMF to help staffers so that > things like this don't blow up in public? We also ought to discuss asking > the WMF to become a membership organization with different bylaws so that > we really do elect the Board. > > These are the discussions that will move us forward, because the real > problem here is not about individuals. It is about structure. > > Sarah > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Seddon *Advancement Associate (Community Engagement)* *Wikimedia Foundation* _______________________________________________ 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>