On 27 June 2017 at 04:33, Anna Stillwell <astillwell(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
* How much is
this timeline extension projected to cost, and from what
source are the funds being drawn? (Note that this doesn't assume that the
decision was a bad one, but I very much want to know the source of the
funds and how much is likely to be drawn from it.)
We've got this covered, Pine. We are fiscally managing this process and all
of our contracts well. Thank you for your concern.
* Could you also discuss what measures are being
taken to control costs in
the strategy process?
We have plenty of measures in place to monitor costs (e.g., we don't need
to control them because they are not out of control, we are within our
budget). Also, describing financial metrics at any lower level of detail
would be a waste of the strategy budget since we are within it.
Always good to hear from you,
I'd love to examine the more detailed monthly or quarterly financial
reports that demonstrate your assurance, and can be both examined and
understood by volunteers like us. Could you provide a link to them
please? No doubt the WMF wrote transparency and accountability right
into the contracts, so that being transparent and accountable is not
considered a "waste of the strategy budget" but instead is an activity
absolutely critical to its success.