The WMF grants special rights to employees on a case-by-case basis,
by-passing the normal community driven process to grant admin,
developer and other rights. A few years ago the WMF officially
committed to making this process transparent, and maintains a public
Google Spreadsheet [1] so that anyone can check exactly when rights
are granted, why they are given and when they are withdrawn.
Previously these were mirrored on-wiki but this process broke due to
Google changing its proprietary spreadsheet code.

Checking the latest version of the Google spreadsheet, the use cases
have been hidden, so non-employees no longer can read the reasons why
special rights have been granted. Can a WMF representative please
explain why, or restore the use cases to public view?


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