On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM Gnangarra <gnangarra(a)gmail.com> wrote:
A portion of
our grant to Tides Advocacy will be used to launch the
Wikimedia Knowledge Equity Fund, a new fund that the Wikimedia Foundation
is establishing this fiscal year to invest in new grant-making
opportunities in support of groups that are advancing equitable, inclusive
representation in free knowledge.
Does this mean that funds will be used for work not related to Wikimedia
since our goal is to "freely share the sum of all knowledge" anything
that leads to that goal does benefit the projects, there are place and
reasons thats not happening because of other issues so if this is a
solution to some of those then its worth the effort. Everything that is
freely licensed becomes available to the Movement anyway
I assumed that was the rationale behind the wording. It's just an
assumption, so I'm asking for clarification.
During the Strategy discussions it became clear that part of the community
is concerned about the WMF moving from support to the Wikimedia movement to
a grant-making organization for external projects.