Hi Rogol, While the values changed, my understanding is that the mission statement did not.
I think that the entirety of the values statement is educational read ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Values/2016_discussion/Synthesis), and I mean that mostly in a positive way. I am OK with the new values statement, and not with the annual report. I would prefer not to be in the position of feeling like 3/4ths of my emails on this list are criticizing WMF, because I think that the organization has a noble purpose and that at its best it does a lot of good for the world. Unfortunately, I am feeling strained in my relationship with WMF, and this kind of drama is a distraction from other things that all of us could be doing that would be more beneficial. Pine On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 11:22 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com> wrote: > Pine, > > Recall that the Foundation have rewritten their values to include "we seek > to continually improve ourselves, our projects, our communities, our > world.", see > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Values/2016_discussion/Synthesis > > The previous version > https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Values&oldid=16352103 was all > about knowledge. > > But now, "Our vision is about more than providing universal access to all > forms of knowledge. It’s about creating an inclusive culture" > > WMF has taken on an explicitly political mission, to improve the word not > merely by the dissemination of knowledge, but by direct intervention. I do > not recall that being discussed with the Community, and I wonder what the > donors think? > > "Rogol" > > On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 6:26 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I've written several drafts today in response to this thread, all of > which > > came out as as rather energetic. > > > > There are some reputable organizations for which I like and for which the > > tone of the "main page" of this report would be appropriate. WMF is not > one > > of them. I would ask the people who approved the final version of this > > publication (particularly those in senior management) to carefully > reflect > > on whether they are working for the organization that is right for them. > If > > they want to continue to work for WMF, I would ask them to carefully read > > and focus on the WMF mission, and be religious about staying on that > > mission when making decisions on behalf of WMF. Outside of WMF it's fine > to > > engage in many kinds of advocacy, but inside of WMF, this kind of tilt > is a > > strategic liability both to WMF and to Wikipedia. > > > > Pine > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > > wiki/Wikimedia-l > > 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> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>