Thanks for the kind words, Pete.
For what it is worth, other details on our initial proposal to FDC are on
Note that this was the initial proposal, and we are deliberately trying to
keep it fluid, so some things will inevitably change.
I would urge everyone to keep expectations in check: this process will be a
first at this scale for both us and FDC. As with any good experiment(s),
some will succeed and others will fail; hopefully we'll learn along the
way, of course.
On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Today in the Metrics & Activities meeting, the WMF
took a significant step
toward improving its transparency and accountability -- something under
much discussion in recent weeks.
The cause of this was not the recent drama around the Board, but a
recommendation given by the FDC in November 2015, that the WMF should hold
its own financial decisions to a standard similar to that expected of the
organizations it funds.
Kudos to the FDC for taking the initial step, the WMF board for approving
the recommendation, and Luis Villa (who discussed the issue in some depth
at the meeting) and everyone at WMF who worked toward implementing the
recommendation. I'm sure many of us will be looking forward to the results.
I have discussed this in a bit more detail on my blog:
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