first revolutionary action would be to force millosh to write shorter and
more concise emails

Mardetanha

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:14 AM, Dan Andreescu <dandree...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> I agree, Milos, this is one hell of a moment.  I will treat this moment
> with the utmost respect.
>
> I also love that we have made this connection, on this list, on Facebook,
> on the wikis, with some great community members.  You're right, we should
> cherish this.
>
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I stopped responding to other emails because the significance of this
> > moment is so large, that we have now we didn't have since the
> > beginnings of Wikipedia.
> >
> > We've got the chance to rebuild the movement.
> >
> > I don't want to talk about the past, I don't want to write about what
> > I think about particular ongoing events, I don't want to think about
> > anything else and I urge on all of you to do the same.
> >
> > Just one small part of the movement -- those personally involved --
> > see this moment emotionally and could feel the significance of the
> > moment. The most of the movement, including myself, didn't participate
> > emotionally and I understand why they could have troubles to get the
> > perspective.
> >
> > As mentioned before, for the first time in the decade, we have Board
> > members discussing the issues with us honestly. But that's just one
> > part of the story.
> >
> > The other part, even more significant, is exactly that emotional,
> > cathartic process lived during the past year by that small part of the
> > movement, WMF staff.
> >
> > As I said above, I don't want to talk about my particular position
> > regarding those events, as they are irrelevant. The relevant part is
> > their experience, their cohesion, their contemplation of various
> > issues related to themselves, their colleagues and the movement; their
> > will to succeed and, eventually, their success.
> >
> > That changes a lot! We've finally got visible another stakeholder
> > inside of our movement, stakeholder capable to do things nobody else
> > inside of the movement can. That also gives them much more
> > responsibility than they had earlier. It's not anymore just about
> > their dream jobs, but also about the fate of our movement.
> >
> > You proved to be capable. Last couple of weeks I read many insightful
> > emails from you, WMF employees -- some of them I didn't know at all. I
> > heard thoughts I've never heard before on this list. They've been born
> > in pain and you mustn't lose them.
> >
> > Now you have the opportunity to lead *the* change. You are not anymore
> > just the most organized part of the movement, you've just articulated
> > yourself as capable to make the change you want to.
> >
> > You have the means, the organizational infrastructure, not the Board,
> > which is working properly just under pressure, not C-level management,
> > which is struggling to find the way between dysfunctional Board and
> > reality. It's about you, engineers, analysts, managers, designers,
> > scientists, researchers, advocates, liaisons etc. You've already
> > changed your culture, it's now your turn to help others to change the
> > movement culture!
> >
> > You win your own revolution. It's now time for you to help the rest of
> > us in your and our common revolution.
> >
> > I imagine one democratic Wikimedia movement, based on solidarity,
> > common values and common culture. I imagine all of us have the same
> > goals and help each other to achieve them. I imagine us as the seed
> > for the future United Federations of Planets (and, yes, when I come to
> > San Francisco, I want you to show me Starfleet Command!).
> >
> > So, please, go back to your revolutionary cells, create your vision of
> > our movement while listening the input of the rest of us, present it
> > to us on Meta, lead the discussion, lead the revolution! You've shown
> > that you are capable to do that.
> >
> > The right time to do that is now! Please, don't miss this
> > once-in-lifetime opportunity!
> >
> > --
> > Milos
> >
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