04.05.2016 22:00 "Katie Horn" <kh...@wikimedia.org> napisał(a):
> Either way, I would be deeply encouraged to see progress in creating a
> robust and predictable connection between the board and WMF staff. Whether
> that connection ends up being a board liaison or something else, I suspect
> that well-established lines of communication would go a very long way
> toward eliminating the possibility that large numbers of staff will feel
> like they have to disassemble the whistleblower policy in the first place.
A conversation on how to address (a) connection with the staff and (b)
revise the whistleblower policy has started and we will try to address both
of these issues in the near future.
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Tim Starling <tstarl...@wikimedia.org>
> > On 04/05/16 12:02, MZMcBride wrote:
> > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Whistleblower_policy
> > >
> > > You mention anonymous complaints and serious concerns, but the current
> > > whistleblower policy seems to be pretty clear that it only applies to
> > > laws, rules, and regulations. The text of the policy indicates, to me
> > > least, that even alleged violations of other Wikimedia Foundation
> > policies
> > > would not be covered by the whistleblower policy. Would you extend the
> > > Wikimedia Foundation whistleblower policy to cover regular (i.e.,
> > > non-legal and non-regulatory) grievances?
> > The third and fourth paragraphs are not so narrow, but otherwise, yes,
> > I think it should be extended.
> > > My understanding is that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > sought
> > > out and then appointed a tech-minded chief executive, who came from a
> > tech
> > > organization, in order to "transform" the Wikimedia Foundation from an
> > > educational non-profit to be more like a traditional tech company.
> > > employees of the Wikimedia Foundation disagreed with this decision and
> > the
> > > chief executive made a series of poor hires who ran amok (looking at
> > > Damon), but I don't think anything rose to the level of illegal
> > You are just regurgitating Lila's email. No transformation was
> > attempted or executed. The first time I heard about this supposed
> > conflict over strategy was when Lila posted her claims about it to
> > this list, shortly before her resignation.
> > In fact, employees disagreed with Lila's decision to pursue large
> > restricted grants for a stupid pet project, in secret, supported by
> > almost nobody, without Board knowledge let alone approval. This has
> > nothing to do with education versus technology (if such a dichotomy
> > can even be said to exist).
> > Damon merely suggested the project in question, he did not "run amok".
> > -- Tim Starling
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