It is for the Board members, collectively and individually, to oversee the
management and affairs of the Foundation.  You should ask them as Trustees
to comment.  I myself have had little success in that direction, but
perhaps you will do better.  However, the staff of the Foundation are
answerable only to the Board, and the Board members as Trustees are
answerable only to themselves.  If you are unable to obtain the assurances
you need, then your only recourse is to put your name forward for
nomination to the Board yourself.

Good luck!


On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Pine W <> wrote:

> Hi WMF folks,
> I'm still waiting. The issue of financial transparency isn't going away,
> and the silence here is getting to be a point of concern.
> Pine
> -------- Original message --------From: Pine W <>
> Date: 7/14/17  11:31 AM  (GMT-08:00) To: Wikimedia Mailing List <
>> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates]
> June 23: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#19)
> Hi WMF folks,
> I'm still waiting for a reply to this question.
> Pine
> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:14 PM, Pine W <> wrote:
> Having had time to reflect further on this matter, I'm having difficulty
> with writing a comprehensive reply in a civil tone.
> Rather than try to address multiple topics at once, I'd like to start by
> following up on a single topic. I'm hoping that this
> will help to keep the conversation focused and civil.
> > Regarding costs, as has been previously stated by the Foundation and
> Board, the Board approved a spending resolution
> > last year for expenses related to the movement strategy of up to $2.5
> million over Fiscal Year 2016-17 (July 2016 - June
> > 2017) and Fiscal Year 2017-18 (July 2017 - June 2018).
> Thanks for providing the project budget number, which is a good place to
> start. How much is the timeline extension projected
> to cost, and from what source are the funds being drawn? I imagine that an
> analysis of the cost of the extension was done
> before the extension was authorized, and that a funding source was
> identified. I hope that WMF can provide that information
> and that only a few minutes of staff time will be necessary to publish it.
> I'm hoping that we can address this topic first, and then move on to other
> issues that have come up.
> Thanks,
> Pine
> On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Pine W <> wrote:
> I have stayed away from this thread for awhile with the hope that I can
> approach it in a businesslike tone. I want to acknowledge those who have
> posted previously. I have drafted a response to the email that Greg sent,
> and out of respect for the holiday for US staff I'll wait until Wednesday
> to send that response. This matter is important, but I don't want WMF staff
> to feel like they need to think about this or respond to it during a
> holiday weekend. There will be time enough for more discussion after the
> holiday. I'm not trying to close off discussion, but I thought that I
> should explain why I'm planning to wait a few days before responding to
> staff.
> Pine
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