On Mar 19, 2016, at 8:23 PM, Gnangarra
in breaking up (spinning parts off) the WMF we run the risk of creating
silos of information, knowledge and disconnecting one speciality from
another preventing cross pollination of ideas and innovation. It also
breaks the collaborative core of the projects which has created what we
enjoy and at the heart of our volunteer driven successes.
I am not uncritically for an organizational breakup. Nor am I against one.
Part of the argument above seems self-contradictory, though - we have already demonstrated
that diverse groups across the Foundation, chapters, volunteer groups, etc etc come
together effectively. The Movement is characterized in part by that. That would seem to
indicate that a reorganization that split part of it up would still be able to work and
team up effectively.
Regardless of whether a split is a good idea or happens, grabbing the info on who does
what for whom, and why, will help us make it better.
George William Herbert
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