Hi, I love to write long emails, but four in a row would too much.
As said before we are taking up our leadership role. The strategy process *is* a black box right now. We (Katherine mostly) have been working on the process for a few weeks. We will share soon I hope, the first part of that process. I would just ask you a little time, it has only been a month that Katherine and I have been in our current positions. Even if works was started before that, decisions to move forward with a movement strategy is only a month old. And as said before, this year we are focusing on building the foundations we need to get Wikimedia Foundation in a better place. So, basicly, we won't go down to the feature level and focus on th global level :) Happy to talk on that topic :) Le 2 août 2016 7:19 AM, "Joseph Seddon" <jsed...@wikimedia.org> a écrit : > Hey Pine, > > The Wikimedia Endowment is specifically set up to > > *"act as a permanent safekeeping fund to generate income to support the > operations and activities of the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity". * > > The Endowment acts as the online projects safety net. It will be > independent of the Wikimedia Foundation board and importantly It's not > there to support the WMF in perpetuity, it's the Wikimedia projects. Even > if the WMF is likely to be the main benefactor from the fund; should, in > the eyes of the Endowment Advisory Board, the WMF be no longer a fit and > appropriate body to support the Wikimedia projects (as a result of legal, > fiduciary or other issues), it has the ability to provide fund to an > alternative organisation to fulfill that work. > > Regards > > Seddon > >  > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Establishment_of_Endowment > > > > > * WMF remains a single point of failure in the Wikimedia network of > > affiliates. I am hoping that mitigating the community and affiliate > > dependencies on WMF will be addressed in the strategic plan, so that if > we > > have another mess like we had prior to Katherine, the affiliates and > > community will have a plan that can be executed that ensures the > viability > > of the Wikimedia sites and affiliates without WMF. WMF can fail in many > > ways; besides governance meltdowns, lawsuits and hostile political > > environments are also risks. The sites and affiliates need to endure even > > if WMF weakens, loses its way, or dissolves. I hope that we never again > > have a repeat of last year and that WMF is healthy in the future, but it > > would be prudent to have a strategty for the affiliates and community to > > continue whether or not WMF is with us. > > > > Thanks again for your post. > > > > Regards, > > > > Pine > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > > > > > > -- > Seddon > > *Advancement Associate (Community Engagement)* > *Wikimedia Foundation* > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ 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>