Hoi, "your time and effort" is for those other people to waste. It is for them to decide what value they derive from spending it in this way. "our donations", donations is what donors offer. Once they have donated, it becomes the money of the Wikimedia Foundation. It is not our donations, it is not even our money.
Then consider the cost, to the Wikimedia Foundation. It is largely the cost of serving the content, the management of the servers. In the big picture it is not much, it is also very much a question on the inclusivity of the Wikimedia Foundation that enables the continued existence of these projects. With a Wikipedia community as a movement we will be excluding others as we expel volunteers who are considered redundant because they do not fit our image. Thanks, GerardM On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 at 18:20, Jennifer Pryor-Summers < jennifer.pryorsumm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Peter > > Our brand is already on it in these cases, and yes it would be sending a > > message - "We want you to risk your time and effort on our projects but > we > > may later decide to discard everything you worked for" > > > > I don;t think "discard" is right. The message would be "... but if it > doesn't work out then we won't continue to waste your time and effort and > our donations indefinitely". That's realistic. > > JPS > _______________________________________________ > 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>