A survey in which the board's decision cannot possibly be disputed sounds like a perfect fit rather than an unfit one.
On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 10:35 AM Peter Southwood < peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote: > It is not methodologically sound to continue using a survey which is unfit > for purpose, regardless of how many people have responded. It is ethically > questionable to continue using a survey which simply does not allow for the > possibility of being completely wrong when this possibility has been > brought up so many times by so many interested and affected parties. > Cheers, > Peter > > -----Original Message----- > From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On > Behalf Of Nataliia Tymkiv > Sent: 27 June 2020 01:27 > To: Wikimedia Mailing List > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Board update on Branding: next steps > > Dear all, > > I want to share with you the next steps of the Wikimedia Foundation Board > of Trustees about the Brand Project. > > Originally the Board meeting dedicated to the brand project was supposed to > happen no earlier than October. The expected outcome from the project were > the recommendations on what the rebranding should look like - from changing > fonts/logos to renaming. And if there is going to be a renaming - to what. > Of course, the Board’s role is not in approving a change in fonts, but if a > recommendation to rename was to be made - the Board’s role would have been > to make a decision on that recommendation. The timeline has now been > changed, and the renaming part of rebranding will be discussed in our > August meeting. > > Moreover, the Board will meet in early July to receive a briefing about the > project and talk about the process between June 2018 - June 2020. The > consolidated materials on what the brand project team has been working on > for a while now will be presented to the Board, and these materials are > also going to be posted publicly. The more-strategic conversation is > planned for the August meeting. Time to prepare the materials is needed, > and the ongoing conversations need to be summarised, so the Board can have > an in-depth discussion about this, before making any kind of decision. > > We would like to continue with the survey  - we have discussed the > possibility of technical changes to the survey with an additional option > like “no renaming is needed” (not the exact words, mind you), but with more > than 700 respondents it is not methodologically sound to change the survey > now. Staff have confirmed to the Board that responses to the survey will > not be calculated as support for a change. The survey was only designed to > collect feedback on the possible renaming options, not as a yes/no vote on > whether to adopt them. > > Thus the timeline on rebranding for the next 6-7 weeks is as follows: > > * Early July - special Board meeting with the Brand project team to review > and discuss the process so far, and for the Board members to receive the > briefing on discussions happening; > > * July - consolidated materials prepared for the July meeting will be > posted publicly after the meeting; > > * August 5th - the Board meeting on renaming part of the rebranding, not > about the process. The Board will make the decision about whether to stop, > pause, or continue the work on this, within the framework of a discussion > on strategic goals, tensions and tradeoffs, and potential next steps. > > * August (after the meeting) - the Board statement on the next steps about > the Brand project. > > I also want to acknowledge receiving the Community open letter on renaming >  that was posted this week. Thank you for this statement on the position > of those of you who signed. I know there are other perspectives, and that > some would agree with it who have not signed it, and that there are also > some who would not agree. We expect that the Board meetings and > communication after them will address the concerns raised in the letter. > > Stay safe, > antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv > Acting Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees > >  https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9G2dN7P0T7gPqpD > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_open_letter_on_renaming > > > *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal working > hours/days, as I usually can work more as a volunteer during weekend. You > should not feel obligated to answer it during your days off. 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