+1 to Ravi in the gist of all he means

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 1:28 AM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I see Tory responding to end her engagement on the issue, 2-4 days after
>> she started responding on the talk page. I see a total of 4 edits from her
>> this month, on the issue.
>>
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:India_Education_Program/Analysis/Independent_Report_from_Tory_Read
>>
>> I left a question for Barry mostly, on the talk page. Do you think it was
>> the right decision to have Tory do this report? If you recall, I mentioned
>> why you didn't chose a community member or even an Indian to do the report
>> about shortcomings of the education program *for India*? maybe in
>> addition to Tory?
>>
>
> I found Tory's report neutral, informative, exhaustive and professional.
> Since this issue involves people from all spheres of Wikipedia movement, I
> feel it is wise that she was chosen to do this to given an objective view.
> We don't need an Indian to analyze this issue.
>
> This was what I tried to allude to earlier- consultants, employees,
>> generally people with paid engagement for a topic, leave after the said
>> term of their engagement. They can not provide the ongoing discussion and
>> engagement a community member can.
>>
>
> Individual community members leave too. But the community exists.
> Similarly, employees and consultants may leave. But, WMF will be there and
> I can see that Barry and others are trying their best to address this issue
> in their official capacity.
>
> Let's please discuss the issues put forward by the report instead of
> discussing how the report itself should have been done. The former is more
> important.
>
> Ravi
>
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