How about a study on the adverse effects on the systemic bias given to
English Wikipedia? It gets less than 50% of our traffic more than 50% of
the funds are raised from English Wikipedia and it gets way more attention
than what could be expected because of said traffic. For projects like
Wikisource there is no fundraising at all and it does not get attention
that will raise its traffic and makes all the work done relevant to the
Wikimedia public.

The point of an equal part in fundraising is that people do say that "we
have to be glad for any attention given" and "what is done for English
Wikipedia translates to the other projects". We do know how wrong the
notion of trickle down economics is and it is easy to observe the
discriminatory bias that is in current practices.

We need to have an eye on diversity and it is much more than only gender.

On 22 December 2016 at 16:59, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was very glad that the Foundation decided to extend the fundraiser.
> I think adding projects outside of the lengthy, formulaic,
> overly-committee laden, but necessary in part FDC funding process and
> getting a head start on the endowment is essential for retaining the
> soul of the Foundation's traditional agility and creativity. Sure, it
> made a liar out of Jimmy and other officials this year, and they
> should be commended by those of us who think the effective
> non-sacrifice to their reputations is worth it.
> Accordingly, I propose the following $2.5 million-range projects for
> further extension of this year's fundraiser:
> 1. A study of systemic bias in economics articles on the English Wikipedia;
> 2. An extension of the (in the interest of full disclosure: my student
> and my) Accuracy Review of Wikipedias Google Summer of Code Project
> into a general computer-aided educational system including authentic
> intelligibility remediation of spoken language skills, as proposed at
> https://goo.gl/WGUIFa
> 3. A study of the top five endowment-grade mutual funds available for
> general Foundation investments, their prospects, and opportunities for
> divestments and strategic investments consistent with the Mission
> broadly construed.
> 4. A study of the social implications of copyright law and regulation
> changes in relation to the Foundation's Mission for the Public Policy
> group.
> That's about $10 million. What other ideas are there?
> Best regards,
> Jim
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