Thanks so much, Katherine, for this detailed report. I really appreciate
this.

                                                   Patricio

El jue., 19 de oct. de 2017 a la(s) 18:20, Katherine Maher <
kma...@wikimedia.org> escribió:

> Everyone,
>
> The past six months have been a complex and troubling time for our
> community in France. Let me be absolutely clear, with no confusion or
> ambiguity, that the Wikimedia Foundation condemns harassment. We take all
> harassment claims seriously, investigate them promptly, and take the
> appropriate action to enforce our policies whenever necessary. My goal here
> today is to provide more information about the actions of the Wikimedia
> Foundation, the principles to which we adhere, and the situation in which
> our movement finds itself.
>
> As many of you know, there have been months of discussion within the French
> Wikimedia community, independent committees and governance bodies, and the
> Wikimedia Foundation about the governance and operations of Wikimédia
> France. During this time, we have seen growing tensions between a number of
> the former leaders of Wikimédia France and some members of the French
> Wikimedia community. This situation created great strain on the French
> community, former and current staff of Wikimédia France, and concerned
> Wikimedia volunteers around the world. Much of this was documented by
> community members[1] and in the press.[2] Over the past months the
> Foundation has received formal and informal complaints alleging harassment
> and other harmful behaviour, and we have enforced existing policies
> whenever applicable.
>
> Recently, an individual associated with our movement published an essay
> about the events in France on the blogging site Medium and shared that
> essay with this list. It contained a number of deeply concerning
> allegations of harassment. Let me first address the most troubling claims
> of the recent essay—those regarding the Foundation’s handling of
> allegations against the Wikimedia Foundation’s current Board Chair.
>
> In May of 2017 the Wikimedia Foundation was informed, in a letter and for
> the first time, that the then-Executive Director of Wikimédia France was
> alleging claims of harassment against the current Board Chair of the
> Wikimedia Foundation, dating back to his tenure as former Chair of
> Wikimédia France. In this letter the Executive Director described a number
> of interactions with the Foundation’s Board Chair when he was Chair of
> Wikimédia France, and went on to accuse him of using his position as
> Foundation Board Chair to to turn the Wikimedia Foundation’s sentiment
> against the French chapter.
>
> Contrary to the assertion in the Medium essay, while the former Wikimédia
> France Executive Director’s letter detailed tense and disagreeable
> interactions between the two individuals, it did not characterize those
> interactions as sexual harassment. Also contrary to the essay’s assertions,
> the Wikimedia Foundation took immediate and appropriate action after
> receiving the complaint.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation, under clear direction from our Board, responded
> promptly:
>
>    - We notified the Vice Chair and Board Governance Chair immediately
>    after receiving the then-Executive Director’s letter.
>    - Under their direction and supervision, we promptly hired expert French
>    legal counsel to conduct an investigation on this issue.
>    - The Foundation Board Chair was informed of the investigation and
>    recused from all relevant discussions. The Board Chair was also recused
>    from any discussion regarding Wikimédia France and the French Wikimedia
>    community, including any participation in funding decisions.
>    - The investigation by the experts found that the French chapter’s
>    Executive Director’s detailed statements of facts, in addition to not
> being
>    characterized by her as sexual harassment, also did not support a
> finding
>    of sexual harassment.
>    - Based on the information provided, French counsel also looked at
>    whether the allegations supported a finding of “moral” harassment,
>    ultimately concluding that they did not.
>    - The findings were conveyed to the then-chair of the board of Wikimédia
>    France. The chapter leadership was asked on more than one occasion if it
>    had any additional evidence or wished to further discuss the
> conclusions.
>    No additional information was provided.
>    - Under these circumstances, the Board of the Wikimedia Foundation found
>    no merit to the charges.
>
>
> *As has been repeatedly stated, the Foundation remains fully committed to
> reviewing and investigating additional information, if presented, of sexual
> or other harassment allegedly committed by any Wikimedia Foundation staff
> or board member. We fully condemn harassment in the Wikimedia movement.*
>
> The essay in Medium also references experiences of a number of former
> Wikimédia France Board members who reportedly left their posts because of
> alleged harassment from French Wikimedia community members. In the majority
> of these cases, the Wikimedia Foundation has not received complaints and
> has no further information about these allegations.
>
> We are aware that some people working at the Foundation for some months
> have received comments from a number of community members through informal
> channels about alleged intra-community harassment. These included
> complaints and allegations of harassment made against the former Wikimédia
> France Executive Director and then-Board Chair by Wikimédia France staff
> and community members, as well as counter-complaints from former Wikimédia
> France board members against members of the French community. In each
> instance of which we are aware, the individual raising the complaint was
> directed to the Wikimedia Foundation’s Support and Safety team, which is
> trained and equipped to independently investigate and assess these matters,
> particularly where members of the larger Wikimedia community are concerned.
>
> In total, the Foundation received roughly a dozen of these complaints. Each
> of these complaints received by the Foundation was investigated and
> responded to promptly, enforcing the relevant anti-harassment policies
> whenever appropriate. In some cases, and when appropriate, our response
> resulted in content (for example, content that identified Wikimedia
> community members who guarded their anonymity) being removed from public
> websites or the Foundation contacting users who posted inappropriate
> material. In others, we found that while certain comments at times crossed
> the lines of civility, the actions did not meet the threshold of sanction
> under our policies or constitute intentional or sustained patterns of
> harassment.
>
> As a cumulative result of these complaints, the Wikimedia Foundation has
> recommended to Wikimédia France that they take immediate steps to implement
> a friendly space policy. At the chapter’s exceptional September general
> assembly, the motion to develop and implement a friendly space policy
> passed with overwhelming support, with 98% of the membership voting in
> favor.[3] The Wikimedia Foundation has offered Wikimédia France our
> assistance with this policy’s composition and implementation.
>
> We are committed to working with the new Wikimédia France conseil
> d’administration (governing board) to support the French community as they
> work to address and resolve these and other outstanding issues. The
> Wikimedia Foundation and the new leadership of Wikimédia France are already
> cooperating to address the governance-related concerns raised by the
> volunteer Funds Dissemination Committee in the first half of 2017. As part
> of this work, we have encouraged them to review how they will independently
> handle claims of harassment in the future. The Wikimedia Foundation and
> Wikimédia France share a common goal: a healthy, welcoming, respectful,
> inclusive Wikimedia community in France.
>
> I know I am not alone in my dismay for how these events have unfolded. Many
> dedicated, good-faith members of the French community, including current
> community members and present and former Wikimédia France board and staff
> members, have experienced distress and anxiety over recent months. Those
> outside of the community have watched with dismay as our peers and friends
> have found themselves disoriented, distressed, alienated, or at odds with
> one another. And yet we also know that many in France now feel a renewed
> sense of purpose for building the healthy and welcoming community we all
> desire.
>
> Situations such as the recent events in France provide us with an
> opportunity to learn from the past in order to do better in the future. We
> have seen this time and again in our communities, as organizations
> (including the Wikimedia Foundation) have emerged from governance and other
> challenges stronger, with deepened commitments to openness, collaboration,
> and humility.
>
> Today is another such opportunity.
>
> Katherine
>
> [1] https://www.mathisbenguigui.eu/wikimedia-timeline/
>
> [2]
>
> http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2017/09/11/vers-une-sortie-de-crise-a-wikimedia-france_5184101_4408996.html
>
>
> http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/rue89/rue89-nos-vies-connectees/20170718.OBS2248/exclusions-menaces-budget-recale-c-est-la-crise-chez-wikimedia-france.html
>
>
> [3]
>
> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/WMFR_AG_2017-09-09.pdf/page1-2550px-WMFR_AG_2017-09-09.pdf.jpg
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Caroline Becker <carobecke...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Emeric,
> >
> > I am very pleased that you take mental health seriously. I remember, not
> so
> > long ago, that your actions while you were in Wikimedia France had
> serious
> > impact on the mental health of at least two of your members.
> >
> > In January, someone had a meltdown just in front of you. Could you remind
> > us what you did after that ?
> >
> > In April, you learnt that your actions as a chair caused me a medical
> > leave. What can the Foundation and the movement as a whole learn about
> how
> > you dealt with the situation ?
> >
> > Warmly,
> >
> > Caroline
> >
> > 2017-10-12 12:39 GMT+02:00 Emeric Vallespi <emeric.valle...@gmail.com>:
> >
> > > Dear Maria,
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees, the executive and the legal
> > > management of the Wikimedia Foundation have been informed of Nathalie
> > > Martin's complaint against her former employer now member of your
> board,
> > > and then of the criminal complaint against this same person (facts from
> > his
> > > time in Wikimédia France and other from his time in your Board).
> > >
> > > It would have been logical for a board of trustees member to gather her
> > > testimony. No one has sought to make contact with her. Why?
> > > At the very least, the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees could
> have
> > > requested a copy of the complaint, as well as the various testimonies,
> so
> > > that they could study them and make their opinion. We had no
> > solicitation.
> > > Why?
> > > From what I see, the Wikimedia Foundation has done everything to stifle
> > > the problem. Here is the only initiative WMF has taken: paid
> "independent
> > > lawyers" (a concept unknown to me…) to "question Christophe". He
> > responded,
> > > to the general surprise, that there was no problem.
> > > Do you really feel that this is a serious investigation? Honestly?
> > > Why did not these lawyers also hear Nathalie?
> > > Why did these lawyers not ask questions to the Wikimédia France Board
> of
> > > trustees members? Only with the testimony of the defendant himself, the
> > > Wikimedia Foundation today states that there is no problem. ...
> > > During the site visit, Nathalie proposed to the Wikimedia Foundation
> > > representatives to organize a confrontation. Not only did she have a
> flat
> > > denial, but, moreover, it was replied that it must not be addressed.
> > > Why did the Wikimedia Foundation not accede to this request for
> > > confrontation? Not to know the truth which can be too embarrassing to
> > > assume?
> > >
> > > We have a movement employee who brilliantly held management
> > > responsibilities for 4 years (great longevity for an Executive
> Director…)
> > > who asked for help. And what is the answer of the movement, of the
> > > Wikimedia Foundation? Nothing. Nothing was undertaken to give her any
> > kind
> > > of listening or help.
> > >
> > > Marie-Alice Mathis, who courageously expressed disapproval of the
> sexist
> > > harassment of Nathalie, was also harassed by community members.
> Nathalie
> > > and Marie-Alice suffered health damages and had medical leaves issued
> by
> > > real general practitioners. The Wikimedia Foundation was informed and
> > what
> > > did you do? Nothing, or worst: two messages from your staff
> legitimizing
> > > the harassment and one from a member of your board who publicly stated
> > > against Wikimédia France without any prior contact with us.
> > > What kind of help or support did you offer to Marie-Alice?
> > >
> > > The outcome of the complaints is not even the issue at this stage and
> > this
> > > is not my point (I’m not a judge as you or other community member think
> > > they are).
> > > The real problem is that today a man in the movement, if he has power
> > > position, can do absolutely everything he wants without any control.
> The
> > > problem is, despite all the empty values you’re communicating on, you
> > > legitimize whatever the community does. Because the community is the
> > > measure of all things.
> > > No objective process is foreseen to protect women (and more generally,
> > > people) or at least to hear them.
> > > Do you find this normal for a movement that advocates inclusiveness and
> > > respect?
> > >
> > > I’ve read an ardent defender of epicene style of writing who is
> accusing
> > > of lying other women because of their private then public declarations.
> > > Having no clue of what is in the procedure. Thank you for enlightening
> me
> > > about true fight with feminism.
> > >
> > > I’m glad that « We take all allegations of harassment seriously », but
> I
> > > can not endorse this functioning which goes against legality and simply
> > > against human values.
> > >
> > > N.B: English is not my native language, may you be as tolerant of my
> > > selected words or sentences construction as with harassing behavior.
> > Thanks
> > > for your understanding.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > --
> > > Emeric Vallespi
> > >
> > > > On 11 Oct 2017, at 19:54, María Sefidari <kewlshr...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Dear all,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We would like to specifically address the allegations related to
> > > harassment
> > > > in this thread’s original email. We take all allegations of
> harassment
> > > > seriously. Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees was informed that
> > > > allegations of harassment had been made against the Wikimedia
> > Foundation
> > > > Board Chair dating back to his time as chair of Wikimédia France. We
> > > > immediately directed the Foundation to investigate. The Foundation
> > > employed
> > > > independent, external experts and conducted an investigation. Based
> on
> > > the
> > > > information presented, the investigation found no support for the
> > > > allegations. That conclusion was conveyed to the Wikimedia Foundation
> > > Board
> > > > as well as the chair of Wikimédia France.
> > > >
> > > > The Wikimedia Foundation remains committed to independent
> investigation
> > > if
> > > > presented with new information. Absent such information, we consider
> > the
> > > > allegations to be without merit.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On behalf of the Board,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > María Sefidari
> > > >
> > > > El 8 oct. 2017 5:20, "John Erling Blad" <jeb...@gmail.com> escribió:
> > > >
> > > > When I first saw the posts I thought it would probably be more
> opinions
> > > to
> > > > them than the very clear blame-game that were going on. Having a
> partly
> > > > anonymous community and a chapter that only represents some of the
> > users
> > > > are an invitation to fierce battles.
> > > >
> > > > Whatever going on at WMFR, I believe it is time for reevaluating the
> > role
> > > > of WMF in this. I'm wondering if there should be a new board for WMF,
> > > > unless they get a new chair themselves asap. Reorganize, solve the
> > > > problems, and move on.
> > > >
> > > > No, I do not know any of the people involved.
> > > >
> > > > John Erling Blad
> > > > /jeblad
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 3:11 PM, Marie-Alice Mathis <
> > > > mariealice.gar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Hello all,
> > > >>
> > > >> I haven’t had a real opportunity to introduce myself: I am
> Marie-Alice
> > > >> Mathis, 32, a now ex-member of the Board of Wikimédia France.
> > > >>
> > > >> The transition with the newly elected members of the Board is now
> > > complete
> > > >> and I gladly step down to get away from the violence, exhaustion and
> > > >> frustration of these past few months.
> > > >>
> > > >> I was a Board candidate because after completing my PhD I finally
> had
> > > more
> > > >> time to contribute to the projects and serve the community through
> the
> > > >> French chapter: after watching my husband Rémi Mathis do it for
> years
> > I
> > > > had
> > > >> a pretty good idea of what it meant. I did not know our ED Nathalie
> > > Martin
> > > >> or our chair Émeric Vallespi before working with them, and now that
> I
> > > have
> > > >> I can vouch for their hard work and attachment to the movement’s
> > values.
> > > >>
> > > >> Today, I have lost friends or people I thought were friends because
> I
> > > >> defended Nathalie and Émeric in good faith during the smear campaign
> > > based
> > > >> on the community’s assumption that they were the source and cause of
> > all
> > > >> the chapter’s problems, real or perceived. Although I have worked
> with
> > > > them
> > > >> closely for a year, I have been repeatedly informed that I’ve been
> > > >> manipulated by Nathalie from the start and should not have blindly
> > > > believed
> > > >> everything Émeric was saying. I’ve been personally attacked on WMF
> > > sites,
> > > >> email lists, and social media for weeks, my every word scrutinised,
> > > >> questioned and mocked assuming I was either ignorant or lying. I’ve
> > been
> > > >> told by so-called feminists who were endorsing a particularly sexist
> > > rant
> > > >> against me to “stop making inflammatory comments”. I’ve been called
> a
> > > >> conspiracy theorist because I questioned the role of our former
> chair
> > > >> Christophe Henner, now chair of the Board at the WMF, in the threats
> > to
> > > >> withdraw our chapter agreement and the cutting of half our FDC
> > funding.
> > > >> People close to Christophe who have resigned from the WMFR Board
> early
> > > in
> > > >> the crisis rather than take responsibility for their mistakes now
> call
> > > >> themselves victims and whistleblowers. The WMF, who is perfectly
> aware
> > > of
> > > >> the charges of sexual harassment filed by Nathalie against
> Christophe
> > > for
> > > >> facts dating back to when he was her boss at Wikimédia France, is
> > > >> pretending WMFR leadership has used the threat of legal action to
> > > >> intimidate chapter members and silence opposition.
> > > >>
> > > >> Some unfounded allegations have been made on this very list by
> > prominent
> > > >> members of the community (and what is a newbie’s word worth in that
> > > case,
> > > >> right?): from extremely serious accusations of misuse of chapter
> funds
> > > for
> > > >> personal gain (that strangely enough never made it to the French
> > justice
> > > >> system despite a so-called “rather convincing rationale”), to
> > gratuitous
> > > >> ones that Nathalie was making the Board’s decisions for us and
> > dictating
> > > >> our communication (I am old enough to write my own emails, thank you
> > > very
> > > >> much), to ever vague ones of “quite generous expenses
> reimbursement“.
> > > None
> > > >> of this has been supported by proof or tangible facts, but the goal
> of
> > > >> spreading distrust and dissent in the chapter and the wider
> community
> > > has
> > > >> clearly been reached. Even now that Nathalie has left her position
> and
> > > the
> > > >> Board has resigned, some are still defaming her in the French media
> in
> > > the
> > > >> hopes of winning the stupid argument of who were the bad guys in the
> > > >> crisis.
> > > >>
> > > >> I am also extremely disappointed that no one from this list asked us
> > > (the
> > > >> Board) what was happening when these allegations were made, with
> only
> > a
> > > >> handful of people suggesting to wait before all the facts were
> known.
> > > >> Instead, you took for granted the very short and extremely biased
> > > English
> > > >> summaries of the Board’s communications (which were instantly
> > circulated
> > > > on
> > > >> this list without our consent and in violation of our chapter’s
> > bylaws),
> > > >> and joined in the chorus of outrage, condemnation and verbal abuse.
> > > >>
> > > >> But worse to me than all this, I am actually terrified at how easily
> > the
> > > >> Wikimedia community can turn on a person, with no regard whatsoever
> > for
> > > >> decency or legality, when it has made up its mind about who has no
> > place
> > > >> there. I have personally experienced what it means to disagree with
> > this
> > > >> angry mob: questioning the dominant opinion or calling out
> > individuals’
> > > >> toxic behaviour makes you in turn acceptable collateral damage and a
> > > “fair
> > > >> game” target for harassment.
> > > >>
> > > >> Speaking of this, the movement as a whole needs to address the issue
> > of
> > > >> staff-volunteers relations exemplified by the rapid turnover of
> > > executive
> > > >> staff across chapters. Nathalie stayed at WMFR an almost record
> > > breaking 4
> > > >> years, but at what cost? I’m being extremely serious in adding that
> > this
> > > >> conversation needs to take place before something irreversible
> happens
> > > as
> > > > a
> > > >> result of harmful group behaviour within the community.
> > > >>
> > > >> Sincerely,
> > > >> Marie-Alice Mathis // AlienSpoon
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> PS: for your information about my position regarding the WMF’s role
> in
> > > > this
> > > >> crisis and their recent unilaterally added conditions [
> > > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grant_expectations_for_
> > > >> Wikimedia_France_-_2017-2018]
> > > >> for payment of our FDC-attributed grant, I attach my email to Katy
> > Love
> > > >> from Sept 20.
> > > >>
> > > >> Katy, (Cc WMFr Board and Rémi)
> > > >>
> > > >> In the WMF "Grant expectations" document sent to the Board of WMFr,
> > you
> > > >> mention as a condition for APG funds payment that I do not resign
> from
> > > my
> > > >> position on the Board until the governance review is complete, and
> > that
> > > > any
> > > >> Board member planning to resign must report and justify it to WMF.
> > > >>
> > > >> You also mention that you retain the right to cease funding WMFr if
> > you
> > > >> consider that legal threats are being used inappropriately to stifle
> > > civil
> > > >> and appropriate participation in the chapter. Moreover, you
> condition
> > > >> payment to being informed if the chapter leadership feels that legal
> > > > action
> > > >> is appropriate to take against current or former board members or
> > staff.
> > > >>
> > > >> Let me be clear: these conditions are outrageous and unacceptable.
> > > >>
> > > >> First of all, my legitimacy as a Board member of WMFr does not come
> > from
> > > >> any commitment to WMF but from being democratically elected by
> French
> > > >> chapter members. WMF has no say in who stays or not on the Board,
> and
> > > >> trying to intervene on such governance issues is, again, putting
> both
> > > >> organisations at risk of being legally recognised as co-employers.
> > > >>
> > > >> Second, as a (volunteer) Board member I have been subjected to
> > > harassment,
> > > >> sexist abuse, and unjustified allegations of misconduct by community
> > > >> members, that have impacted my health and mental well being to the
> > point
> > > >> where I was no longer able to do my (paid) job in cancer patient
> care
> > > and
> > > >> my GP put me on medical leave. A large volume of this abuse took
> place
> > > on
> > > >> WMF property (fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipédia:Le_Bistro
> <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro>
> > <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro>
> > > <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro>
> > > > <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro>
> > > >> <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro>
> > > >> <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro> and the
> > > >> WMF-hosted,
> > > >> publicly archived mailing lists wikimedia-l and wikimediafr).
> > > >> You personally and on behalf of WMF encouraged French community
> > members
> > > to
> > > >> challenge chapter leadership citing governance issues, without a
> word
> > > >> mentioning the violence suffered by the Board and executive staff at
> > the
> > > >> hands of some French members during this crisis. Worse, you
> presented
> > > the
> > > >> Board's email condemning the harassment as inaccurate and
> problematic,
> > > >> which made the community feel all the more legitimate in their
> harmful
> > > >> attacks.
> > > >> When I reported the abuse in person to WMF employees during the site
> > > visit
> > > >> you personally empathised with my distress at the time, and thanked
> me
> > > for
> > > >> being honest about how your email to the wikimediafr list had made
> our
> > > >> already precarious situation untenable. And then you did nothing.
> > > >> My husband Rémi, who witnessed first hand the effects of the
> > harassment
> > > on
> > > >> my health, called on you to release the site visit report so the
> > > > misconduct
> > > >> allegations would stop. You didn't, until 3 days before our General
> > > >> Assembly (where the allegations were repeated), on the same day you
> > > asked
> > > >> that I stay on as a Board member. Even your choice of words in the
> > > "Grant
> > > >> expectations" document is telling: "egregious incivility" is not
> what
> > we
> > > >> are talking about here. We are talking about unacceptable and
> illegal
> > > >> defamation and harassment with serious real life consequences.
> > > >> Rémi also called on the wikimedia-l list to stop the unfounded
> > > > allegations,
> > > >> and was attacked in turn because of "his conflict of interest as the
> > > >> husband of a Board member". He also reported the abuse to the WMF
> > > >> governance committee, to the Suport and Safety team and mentioned it
> > to
> > > >> Christophe Henner and Katherine Maher on Twitter, to no avail. To
> this
> > > day
> > > >> we haven't received any support or acknowledgement whatsoever. All
> the
> > > >> while the sexist abuse continues, and French editor MrButler was
> > > moderated
> > > >> on the wikimediafr maling list for his continued personal attacks
> > > against
> > > >> me. This is exactly the kind of behaviour the Board's email to the
> > > members
> > > >> was calling out, yet you continue to deliberately ignore it and
> refuse
> > > to
> > > >> do anything about it.
> > > >>
> > > >> Finally, your asking to be informed of any legal action against
> > chapter
> > > >> members or staff is yet another example of the WMF taking sides
> while
> > > >> posing as a neutral arbitrator. Calling someone out on their toxic
> > > >> behaviour or actually filing a complaint are no legal threats or
> > > >> intimidation, but by claiming they are you are trying to silence
> > victims
> > > > by
> > > >> denying them their basic rights to legal protection. At least two
> > > >> complaints have been filed against community members and more may be
> > > >> coming, including on my behalf. You will not be informed because it
> is
> > > not
> > > >> for WMF to decide whether they are justified or frivolous.
> > > >>
> > > >> For all these reasons I am deeply shocked and hurt by your payment
> > > >> conditions and will not abide by the terms of your grant
> expectations.
> > > > With
> > > >> most of WMFr funding hanging in the balance your unilaterally
> revised
> > > >> conditions amount to blackmail but I will not stay in harm's way at
> > the
> > > >> request of the organisation who has failed me in every aspect when I
> > > came
> > > >> in good faith to work for the community. I will resign when I see
> fit
> > to
> > > >> protect my health, and continue to speak honestly and publicly about
> > > your
> > > >> actions and empty words of safety and inclusivity.
> > > >>
> > > >> Sincerely,
> > > >> Marie-Alice Mathis, vice chair of WMFr
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