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> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:54:26 +0100
> From: Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>
> To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech
>         organization
> Message-ID: <nav8o2$aip$1...@ger.gmane.org>
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> Le 27/02/16 22:41, SarahSV a écrit :
> > On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Removing a COI is not the only issue at stake Sarah.
> >>
> >> Would WMF get involved into such a process, it would also possibly
> change
> >> its legal reponsibility. Right now, WMF does not get involved in the
> >> editorial process, which allows to claim WMF is only hosting the
> content.
> >> If WMF is somewhat involved in an editorial process which results in
> >> paying the authors, then WMF might lose the "host" status.
> >>
> >> Flo
> >>
> >>
> >> ​Hi Flo, I've heard so many contradictory positions about that over the
> > years that I have no idea what the implications would be.
> >
> > Moving away from the very complex issue of paid editing, Brion opened the
> > thread with different views of what a high-tech organization is, one of
> > which involves lack of diversity, overemphasis on engineering, and
> > exploitation of staff and users at the cost of their physical and
> emotional
> > health. He argued that the WMF should instead cultivate and support staff
> > and volunteers.
> >
> > So what can we do to move the WMF away from the bad aspects of high-tech
> > organizations and toward a position where the health of the paid and
> unpaid
> > workforces is actively nurtured?
>
>
> I had written a LONG email to tell the story of how "Wiki Loves Women"
> ended up NOT funded by Wikimedia Foundation (it is entirely funded and
> supported by partner Goethe Institute).
>
> But in the end... I thought the whole story would bore people here. So
> let me toss two ideas
>
>
> 1) It would be nice that it be possible to ask for grants from WMF that
> would not fall in either of the 4 options, currently
> - annual plan grants (for big official affiliates)
> - PEG (for groups and individuals)
> - individual grants
> - travel grants
>
> PEG is capped (roughly around 30.000 dollars apparently). So between PEG
> and affiliates... there is a big void.
>
>
> 2) It would be nice that WMF set up a system where it is officially
> supporting a project, even though it is not funding it with REAL cash (=
> it is easier to look for other funding organizations when WMF has
> already put a sort of "yeah great project" stamp on it.)
>
>
> Florence
>
>
Although cross grants are welcome; it helps so much to go as fast in the
implementation of the projects

Our Algerian UG in advance with the help of several Algerian organizations,
of course if WF supports our projects with strength
that's really nice :)

-- 

*Mohammed Bachounda*
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