In fact the rabbit whole goes far far deeper down the rabbit hole :P

Seddon

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Joseph Seddon <jsed...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> 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: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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*
>



-- 
Seddon

*Advancement Associate (Community Engagement)*
*Wikimedia Foundation*
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, 
<mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>

Reply via email to