Hi Rogol, Thanks for the comments. I'm uninterested in running for the WMF board; I have plenty of unpaid responsibilities already and I'm trying to have fewer of them rather than more.
The thought has crossed my mind that maybe I should be having this conversation with the Board rather than the staff. However, as you have noted, the Board are often not particularly responsive, and in either case I think it should be very possible for the staff to respond to the questions that I asked with a few minutes of their time. It appears that staff is choosing not to cooperate, which is disappointing, so I do have the topic of financial transparency in general -- and the strategy budget in particular -- in mind as topics that I will likely ask Christophe to address, perhaps next week. Pine On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com> wrote: > Pine > > 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! > > "Rogol" > > On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> 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 <wiki.p...@gmail.com> > > Date: 7/14/17 11:31 AM (GMT-08:00) To: Wikimedia Mailing List < > > firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <wiki.p...@gmail.com> 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 <wiki.p...@gmail.com> 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 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>