'Deals' and other 'preferential' arrangements can be easily avoided .... The WMF can deal with others in public at competitive rates.
If the vendor wishes to make donations to the WMF they can do so and get a tax deduction! Regards, Richard. On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: <snip> > Transparency is a fundamental WMF value. > > Nobody here is talking about vendor agreements; at least I am not. I have > no problem whatsoever with your scenario. If the WMF enters into an > umbrella agreement or business deal with Google or whoever, then that is > something the community should know. If the WMF gets computer hardware at a > preferential rate, absolutely no one is interested in that. > > Andreas <cut> _______________________________________________ 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>