While broadly concurring with Ravi, I have been informed by several Wikimedians that the office also had to deal with a plethora of well-meant queries and initiatives from external sources, ie outside India. I don't think any of us should be afraid to raise doubts, but equally, I don't think any of us should do so in a fashion that implies doubt about anyone's intentions or abilities, unless the questioner has a serious issue with that itself, based on actual experience.
My earlier post on this issue needs some more clarity, I think. For Wikimedians, design projects and initiatives to bring our native storehouse of knowledge to the benefit of the whole world (in every form, be it text, visual, aural, graphic, or whatever). For the Chapter (and CIS, together) build processes to ensure that funds can be smoothly funnelled where needed to make those projects and initiatives fructify in a timely fashion. CIS has the necessary certification from the government to allow international Wikimedia funding to be used in India. The Chapter doesn't, afaik. Let us build from our known strengths, together. -- Vickram Fool On The Hill "The cameras were all around. We've got you taped; you're in the play. Here's your I.D. (Ideal for identifying one and all.) Invest your life in the memory bank; ours the interest and we thank you." Jethro Tull: A Passion Play (1973) On Feb 9, 2013 10:17 AM, "Ravishankar" <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > My best wishes for the new A2K team. > > A sincere request to all Indian Wikimedians: > > CIS has been given a grant by WMF. Let CIS do their job in peace and let > them be answerable to the grant review committee. > > Just because they are located in India and working on Indian Wikimedia > projects, I don't think they need to answer every question from the > community. Especially, hiring related questions and when they are yet to > start work. > > The former Indian Wikimedia office was burnt out precisely because of this > negative approach from the community. > > If the community needs to strengthen the movement, either work on your own > language Wikimedia projects or join the India Wikimedia chapter and take it > forward. > > Ravi > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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