So far as I am aware, dates were advertised quite long ago and well before
some of the communities started discussing it (some communities don't seem
to have discussed) on their village pumps. If the dates were known already
and we all plan our holidays and festivals little bit in advance, I am
surprised to see this discussion revolving around dates and time at this
If we ever had any problem with dates or lack of time, we should have
raised our concerns 3 weeks ago. I also remember discussing it while in
wikimania that such consultation was being planned for the (then) next
month, which meant September, in fact we have got one extra week.
Can we please not complain about the things that missed to realise then and
focus on what needs discussing on those two days? Let us discuss the issues
our individual communities want the representatives to carry with them and
channelise our energy in that direction.
On 21 Sep 2014 13:31, "Hari Prasad Nadig" <hpna...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Going by what Asaf disclosed to me on an email off the list, the event was
> organized on these dates despite the knowledge of this major festival.
> I fail to see why it was done so in such hurried manner, whatever is the
> reasoning with respect to WMF travel schedule.
> Further, I was told that the dates were based on the communication from
> the EC (prior to the resignations). So, I checked with the former EC
> members who helped in communicating the possible dates and I was told that
> they were requested to choose between either the last week of September or
> the first week of October. They chose the latter as Sunil (of CIS) wasn't
> available for the former. There actually weren't other options based on
> what I'm being informed.
> I just don't understand why it is being pushed hastily like this. If it
> really is a "Community Consultation" and stands to be as important as it is
> made out to be, is it not fair to give it some time to get the required
> fair participation?
> Does this need to be done on a festival weekend when most community
> members will not be able to participate?
> My repeated requests for more transparency into all this by also making
> the conversations streamed online or making it available for others to
> participate isn't being heard at all, which is quite disappointing.
> My earlier comments on the whole exercise is here if anyone wishes to read
> On 19 September 2014 20:34, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We are just realizing that October 4th and 5th coincide with a festive
>> long week end. So, some members who have been earlier nominated and invited
>> by WMF are unable to attend the event.
>> However, all communities are welcome to recommend nominations replacing
>> these invitees.
>> Please nominate new names or recommend who is next in order to replace
>> the absent attendees
>> Doing this in your community Village pump will make it easy to make a
>> quick decision.
>> Also, for people who are near Bangalore or prefer to travel by rail /
>> road, WMF will be glad to reimburse the cost if you can arrange the travel
>> We don't have much time left. Best to do this before Saturday morning (in
>> Indian time).
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