James Rigg wrote:
does seem to be referring to not just content, but
running of Wikipedia. But the 'private' mailing lists which now
exist seem to be a departure from this.
Departure from what? From your original imagination, or from some
policy that was posted (where? when? citation needed!).
Do you publish every private e-mail and phone call you receive?
That is what "total" transparency would mean, and nobody wants
that. It would block every kind of communication.
The employees and board members of the foundation can send private
e-mail between themselves, and they can use the internal mailing
list. Both are closed forms of communication, and if the list
wasn't there, private e-mail would be used instead. You're not
making that information more open by closing the internal mailing
If you want improved transparency from the Wikimedia Foundation,
you need to provide real examples of types of information that you
want access to, that you fail to find today. You will never be
able to get "everything".
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se