At this week's meeting the Board had a discussion about the extent to which the
organisation should support free content projects which are in line with our
objects but which aren't run by the Wikimedia Foundation.
The majority view was that we should, in principle, be open to supporting these
projects. This is of course subject to the restrictions of the Objects clause
of our constitution and the Chapter Agreement. The minority view was that we
should restrict ourselves to only supporting Wikimedia Foundation projects. The
majority view was also shared by the chapter supporters who commented in the
#wikimedia-uk channel. Before adopting this as a decision, however, we wanted
to give an opportunity for supporters who weren't at the meeting to express
Please could you let us know your views either on this email list or in a reply
to me The board will discuss this again at its meeting on 5th August.
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