I appreciate the effort, it's interesting but there should more flexibility
in my opinion.

All is relative. Probably in Estonia, to do an outdoor activity, people
must wait more time than buying a loaf of bread in Venezuela. Depending on
the variable everyone has more difficulties than another, but it's
different to divide the world into good and bad.

Some criteria should be meet, I agree, but the flexibility and more a
matrix of criteria makes sense.

The biggest problem in a general concept of rules is to introduce global
rules that can kill the diversity.

They will help to have standardized and well defined entities and easy to
monitor, but also similar and undifferentiated entities.

To measure a maturity of a model the best would be to introduce a
combination of variables and not only three. It would be good to have,
let's say, three different parameters for each areas to have at least 9
different standards as a combination.

I think that a more flexible criteria can be a valid support.

Kind regards

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 8:22 PM, Carlos M. Colina <ma...@wikimedia.org.ve>

> Hello Pine,
> El 19/08/2016 a las 06:28 p.m., Pine W escribió:
> Hi Carlos,
> In general, I like the new criteria.
> I would like to suggest making the criteria entirely quantitative, so that
> there is minimal subjectivity about whether or not affiliates are meeting
> these standards and therefore there is likely to be less controversy about
> the status of affiliates.
> The problem of  making the criteria entirely quantitative is that the
> context where affiliates operate is not the same across the world. We
> cannot apply a rigid, based in fixed numbers criteria because the situation
> of Estonia or The Netherlands, to give an example, is not the same of
> Venezuela, where people need to queue for hours just to buy a loaf of
> bread, if they happen to be lucky enough to find a bakery operating, or
> where scheduled 4-hour daily blackouts are the norm across the country
> except for the capital.
> If all affiliates operated in the same conditions, that would be another
> story.
> --
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