Fae, I have a number of points of contention with WMF, but at least as far as the strategy process is concerned WMF has done a few things that no one was forcing it to do such as being willing to discuss how money is collected and distributed, and Kaarel has been diplomatic in my communications with him. I'm fine with asking difficult questions about the strategy process, but I'm willing to extend an assumption of good faith to the process. If I could make changes happen magically then I would like for the strategy groups to be far more weighted to volunteers than staff, but I also recognize that it's difficult to get volunteers for the large time commitment that WMF is asking of the strategy groups, and I'm not sure that I could do a much better job than Kaarel and Nicole are doing at the moment. I suggest that a slightly more diplomatic tone would be good if you want people to respond to your questions. I can't force you to take this suggestion, and I've certainly been unhappy with other WMF actions, so I can only explain here why I'm willing to extend an assumption of good faith to this particular process and would encourage you to think about doing the same. If the strategy process starts to go in ways that I dislike later, I'll think about what to do then, but for now I think that AGF and civility are the way to go with regards to this process.
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