Hi Fae,

Maybe hiding vital information from the community is consistent with the best practices in the industry[1] and what they callĀ "Transparency" is just another way say that is not profitable for the WMF to hold Wikimania in remote, non-commercial centers. Or maybe they are just too used to stay in 5 star hotels while the community stays in dorms and just don't care anymore.

2016-02-09 20:29 GMT-02:00 Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki@gmail.com>:

> The communications failure and lack of any public consultation before
> throwing away the community driven bidding process, was a very good
> moment to appoint a new Chair of the Wikimania Committee. The
> suggestion at the time was ignored.[1] How can the community force
> real changes, if the Committee is in apparent PR lock-down? From my
> understanding of the history of this committee, it is long overdue to
> appoint a Chair who is not reliant on keeping the WMF executive happy
> for their salary.

Hi Fae,

I did wonder how long how much time would elapse from Arnnon Geshuri's departureĀ  before you demanded someone else resigned from something.

Perhaps for "transparency" you could publish a list of all the occasions you have demanded people in the Wikimedia movement resign from things? By my count we are already on 4 in 2016 alone, which is quite good going for period of 6 weeks :)


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