Well, I think perhaps Fae's question may be considered more generally. Fae is knowledgeable about the structure of the Wikimedia movement as well as the WMF, and I think it might be best to work from the assumption that their core question is probably more along the lines of whether (and how) the current long-term strategy development process will, in fact, make recommendations that are in line with ensuring that there will be (at minimum) a publicly accessible archive of the Wikimedia projects.
The movement strategy process is very broad, and contains a lot of diverse ideas about how the movement/WMF/chapters/other entities/projects can be improved, maintained, developed and supported. I'm pretty deep in the strategy stuff, and as far as I know, at this point there's no clear path to maintaining (or dissolving) any of the existing structures; more to the point, there's no guarantee that the final summary recommendations of the combined strategy groups will continue to support the current WMF mission statement - that is, the part that says " [t]he [Wikimedia] Foundation will make and keep useful information from its projects available on the internet free of charge, in perpetuity." I don't think that's really a bad question to ask - in fact, it may be one of the more important ones. I hope I am not presuming too much, but I think Fae is saying that this is something that is really important and valuable, and that continuity/perpetuation of that particular aspect of the mission statement should be a recommendation that gets included in the final reports - regardless of which entity assumes responsibility for it or who pays for it. Risker/Anne On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 18:03, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > The Internet Archive, incidentally, already seems to maintain copies of > Wikimedia projects. I don't know to what degree of fidelity. Additionally, > the WMF's core deliverable is already to provide and sustain access to its > projects. It has an endowment for that purpose already. Other websites and > media that might have ephemeral access due to their nature as short-term > tools need the IA to be preserved, but the WMF's projects seem to occupy a > different space. It's sort of like asking if the Library of Congress needs > to invest in some external project to preserve and organize its > collections. No, that is its actual raison d'etre. > _______________________________________________ > 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>