Without having looked into the actual substance of whatever dispute is going on among frwiki and LSP, I want to put forward some good general principles: * The individual hiring and firing decisions of our organizations should be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the entities assigned those responsibilities. Public community pressure should not be able to get someone fired or hired, or prevent any particular hiring or firing decision. A public protest against someone's hiring is unproductive and damages the collaborative environment. * Responding to a community's attitude by sending out a monodirectional communication, organized off-wiki and listing supporters' affiliate positions, is basically the most conflict-oriented way possible to approach this.
How an affiliate manages their individual hires is the affiliate's business. HR activities are complicated, and do not need to be handled in the public sphere. If an affiliate wants to hire whoever, the community doesn't get to veto it. How a community reacts to an affiliate's actions is their own business. Affiliates do not get a say in local community affairs. A usergroup's or chapter's collective opinion is completely irrelevant in a community dialogue. If the community wants to ban someone, or even the entire membership of a group, they can do that, and affiliates don't get to veto it. (Seriously: It doesn't matter if you're the WMF's Board Chair, the CEO, or whatever, you don't get an extra vote in an RfC.) (It should go without saying that hostile/uncivil behaviour, harassment, and accusations of bad faith are not acceptable.) Everyone, please stay in your lane. This is like the only place on Wikimedia where we clearly even _have_ obvious distinct lanes, it should be manageable. -- Yair Rand בתאריך יום ו׳, 16 בספט׳ 2022 ב-4:30 מאת WM LGBT < wikimedial...@gmail.com>: > Link: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Open_letter_of_support_for_Les_sans_pagEs > > Over 35 Wikimedia organisations and many individual Wikimedians have > signed in support of the initiative of our Wikimedia Affiliate Les > sans pagEs professionalising their work by hiring Nattes à chat as > executive director to continue their longstanding work addressing > systemic bias on Wikipedia and our sister projects and groups. > > Les sans pagEs should be free and supported to create a better > quality, more complete French-language encyclopedia, representative of > different perspectives and lived experiences, instead of having to > defend their work against baseless accusations of malpractice. > > Please ask on the meta discussion page if you would like to add your > Wikimedia organisation or name in support. > > On behalf of > Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list -- email@example.com, guidelines > at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > Public archives at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/UWTGWAJERTSNWYLQXEERNA4GUQO6T6RG/ > To unsubscribe send an email to wikimedia-l-le...@lists.wikimedia.org
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