Hi Board search folks,

Can you comment in response to the email from Lord Bumbury?

Thanks,

Pine
On Jun 1, 2016 14:21, "Nikola Kalchev" <nikola.kalc...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> about the ED search survey [0] I, as a member of an emerging community, the
> Bulgarian one [1], disagree that anyone wants "to invite also emerging
> communities". Translating the survey into "the 9 major languages of our
> projects" is not enough. Letting emerging communities participate, and in
> my region [2] there are quite a few active ones, who collaborate on some of
> the largest projects in the wikiverse like Wikimedia CEE Spring [3] and
> Wiki Loves Earth [4]. We might not have large communities, but together we
> build a very large and strong one and we work hard for bringing free
> knowledge to the world. Depriving those of our members, who do not know
> those "9 major languages" of the right to participate in the discussion
> about the future of our global movement, does not make me feel that the
> wished change in direction transparency transparency is on track; this
> rather makes me feel as in a large corporation where a small group of
> people decide about the future of the organisation and pretend to engage
> the masses by populistic pseudo-measures.
>
> The only two languages of the 30 countries of Central and Eastern Europe
> among those in the survey are Polish and Russian. 838 active Ukrainianian
> editors, 658 active Turks, 638 active Czechs, 419 active Serbs, 418 active
> Hungarians and 5501 active editors from the region in total will not be
> able to answer in their own language (reference: Wikimedia CEE Spring
> 2016/Goals <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2016/Goals>).
> I plead that the money that we donate be used for translating the questions
> at least in the languages with more than 200 active editors, or at least
> that volunteers are allowed to translate the questions. Furthermore I
> request that in order to get more input the survey runs for a month instead
> of a week. Important decisions should not be taken in a hurry.
>
> Best regards,
> User:Lord Bumbury / Nikola Kalchev
> Wikimedians of Bulgaria, a Wikimedia CEE Spring International organiser
>
> [0]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Bulgaria
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe
> [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Spring_2016
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Earth
>
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 2:43 PM, Luis Sanabria <lsanab...@ieee.org> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:29 AM, Alice Wiegand <awieg...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > >
> >
> > > Our survey is currently open in the top 10 wiki languages. A sample of
> > > editors from various languages have been invited to participate and we
> > are
> > > also sending an invitations to anyone here and through our networks.
> > Please
> > > participate in the survey and help us to shape the new ED’s profile.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > I read here [1] that the survey will be open for 1 week.
> >
> > Does that mean it will be open until June 8 (inclusive)?
> >
> > Saludos,
> > Luis Sanabria
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016/Updates/CW20_update
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