On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 29 August 2011 00:29, Nathan
Which other criteria are so onerous that folks
like the letter indicts the entire system of chapters?
Because that's its effect: "The entire system of chapters, except
WMDE, is hereby recentralised. Thanks for your hard work, everyone!"
Saying nice things about how much you like decentralisation does not
change the effect.
Other than saying "You're recentralising the chapters by forcing us to
/ receive money through the WMF!" no one has really adequately described how
this is the case. Chapters were only participating in the fundraiser for one
year. Even then, they relied on the WMF to attract and refer donors. At
worst, chapters are as decentralised as they were prior to the 2010
fundraiser. Accounting to the WMF for how money is managed and spent does
not seem like such an extraordinary requirement that people should react as
if the chapters were being scrapped. What did they want to do with the money
that this is an impossible burden?