Hello Nadee and all, thanks for this update.

I appreciate the trend towards supporting Wikimedia fellows with this
program -- who could help their host organizations learn how to make their
work compatible with free knowledge projects.  They could also bridge our
current wikimedia communities + the sources we draw on, with the
communities working with and through these hosts.  It seems a step in that
direction to ensure that each recipient has some champions within the
current movement, through the updated selection + nomination process.

Lodewijk writes:

> given the large backlog that we're dealing with in knowledge equity, I'm
not very afraid that we'll have to worry about overcrowding in this space
for a while.
> I personally think we may be reasonably well located for this - maybe not
to be the most important funder, but we will have the chance to make a
> I am however convinced that where it comes to climate change there are
many other organizations that are much better positioned. Of course, this
is likely very subjective :)

This!  Also, to one of Steven's points, people working on underserved
languages and topics should certainly be able to get sources or equipment
to create media for Commons.  And direct grants in the form of modest
[student] scholarships can be beloved and culturally impactful programs for
building communities of people advancing shared goals. These are not
mutually exclusive.  I'd love to see a portfolio model of ecosystem support
where it is available at every scale from $100- to $100K+.  At which point
we could see where we feel best located to make a difference.

Humidly, SJ
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