On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Luis Villa <lvilla@wikimedia.org> wrote:

Hi, all-

Since SOPA, we've seen a steady trickle of advocacy groups approaching us and asking us to banner or shut down for a variety of causes/events/etc. Not surprisingly, they usually come away frustrated.[1]

I think that a lot of the frustration stems from two sources:
- misunderstanding who we are/what we do
- confusion about how best to ask us when there is a legitimate problem.

To help address those points, I've put together a super, super-preliminary draft that we can point people at when they ask us to do advocacy for them, telling them better what to expect, how to help themselves, etc. It is here:


In response to early feedback, I've made some changes:

I've also given it to a few advocacy groups who have approached us in the past about this sort of thing and been frustrated. No feedback from them yet, we'll see :)

Thoughts/feedback/etc. still welcome.


Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
415.839.6885 ext. 6810

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