Lila Tretikov wrote:
I wanted to give you an update on my first three weeks
immersion -- this will also go on the blog. As you probably noticed, my
leadership approach is rooted in observation and focused discussions --
this means I watch and listen more than I talk. But I expect that you are
probably curious about what I have observed and learned so far, and to
know a little more about who I am.
Thank you for this write-up. It was nice to read. :-)
Your recommendations on areas you see as priorities for
(while keeping in mind that not everything can be a priority at
I think this continues to be a huge pain point. Developer resources are
scarce and expensive and there's often a feeling that the latest Wikimedia
Foundation initiatives trump all other worthwhile projects. I think we
need to find a better way to more fairly allocate resources.
As a concrete example, there continue to be dozens of Wikimedia Foundation
developers and other staff specifically focused on the English Wikipedia
and sometimes Wikimedia Commons, while the other sister projects such as
Wiktionary, Wikibooks, and Wikisource continue to receive almost no direct
attention. (Over the past few years, even the term "sister projects" has
become mildly insulting. These projects are more accurately the red-headed
stepchild projects.) This won't happen quickly, but we must make it a goal
to do better in this area.