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From: Garfield Byrd <>
Date: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Subject: Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria
and next steps
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <>

Dear Wikimedia Community,

As you may have seen, last week the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
Trustees passed a resolution to establish the Funds Dissemination
Committee (FDC) [1]. Full details about the planned structure and
processes of the FDC can be found in the framework proposed to the
Board [2]. This framework was developed over the past few months with
input from a variety of people across the movement.

We will be holding two sets of IRC office hours on Wednesday 25 July,
to answer any questions community members may have about the FDC
process; in particular the first step of establishing the eligibility
to apply to the FDC. Office hours will be held:

· 16:00-17:00 UTC/09:00 PDT Wednesday, July 25th

· 23:00-23:59 UTC/16:00 PDT Wednesday, July 25th

On Monday 23 July 2012, the Foundation will publish a list of eligible
entities based on the eligibility criteria established in the
framework [3]. Please let me know if you believe there are any
corrections to be made to this list. Entities who are interested in
applying for funds through the FDC but are ineligible due to
compliance issues should work with the Foundation to develop a plan to
correct compliance issues.

Entities who are ineligible for other reasons - or who would prefer
not to go through the FDC process in this round -may seek funding
through the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program.

I will be sending out a more detailed email on Monday to inform you of
this list and next steps in the process. I look forward to speaking
with you on Wednesday.


Garfield Byrd

(WMF Chief of Finance and Administration)




Garfield Byrd
Chief of Finance and Administration
Wikimedia Foundation
415.839.6885 ext 6787
415.882.0495 (fax)

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