The costs of doing this now will hardly have been prohibitive. Commissioning a report like this would have been well within the WMF's means in 2013 as well. (The WMF reported a budget surplus of $13 million in 2013.) So I stand by my assertion: the WMF could have done then what it has done now, but lacked the will, or courage.

And when you were working for the Wikimedia Foundation those years, or serving on the WMF board, how did your own exercise of moral courage persuade people to adopt your point of view?  I'm certain, given your convictions, that you didn't just stand idly by on the sidelines, hurling the occasional moral critique on mailing lists!

I may have missed something somewhere, but I don't think Andreas Kolbe has ever served on the WMF Board of Trustees?