Having had time to reflect further on this matter, I'm having difficulty
with writing a comprehensive reply in a civil tone.
Rather than try to address multiple topics at once, I'd like to start by
following up on a single topic. I'm hoping that this
will help to keep the conversation focused and civil.
Regarding costs, as has been previously stated by the
Board, the Board approved a spending resolution
last year for expenses related to the movement
strategy of up to $2.5
million over Fiscal Year 2016-17 (July 2016 - June
2017) and Fiscal Year 2017-18 (July 2017 - June 2018).
Thanks for providing the project budget number, which is a good place to
start. How much is the timeline extension projected
to cost, and from what source are the funds being drawn? I imagine that an
analysis of the cost of the extension was done
before the extension was authorized, and that a funding source was
identified. I hope that WMF can provide that information
and that only a few minutes of staff time will be necessary to publish it.
I'm hoping that we can address this topic first, and then move on to other
issues that have come up.
On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I have stayed away from this thread for awhile with
the hope that I can
approach it in a businesslike tone. I want to acknowledge those who have
posted previously. I have drafted a response to the email that Greg sent,
and out of respect for the holiday for US staff I'll wait until Wednesday
to send that response. This matter is important, but I don't want WMF staff
to feel like they need to think about this or respond to it during a
holiday weekend. There will be time enough for more discussion after the
holiday. I'm not trying to close off discussion, but I thought that I
should explain why I'm planning to wait a few days before responding to