I'll discuss my original email to Arbcom more specifically. I asked them to check if
Sandole had been using an undisclosed account for Harvard-related editing and if
discussing that account on this list would have amounted to outing.
However, I no longer have a reason to think that Sandole was using that account, so I
don't see a need for Arbcom involvement and neither does WTT. He has given me
permission to say on this list that "it's not committee business and therefore we
won't be commenting on the matter".
There are still unanswered questions but none that need to involve Arbcom at this time.
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:32:23 -0400
From: Risker <risker.wp(a)gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Timothy Sandole and (apparently) $53, 690
of WMF funding
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I'm still a bit confused as to why you "reported" this to Arbcom
in residence programs, paid editing, and general review of accounts are all
outside of their purview), or what they're supposedly looking at. This is
a community and WMF issue, and I do not see anything at all for Arbcom to
do here. In fact, I'd be concerned if they're poking around on this when
there are several matters well within their mandate that are not apparently
On 2 April 2014 03:07, ENWP Pine <deyntestiss(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Although much of my original email to Arbcom about this situation is
> outdated, I can report that Arbcom is having a look at this situation. I
> don't think there is any action needed on their part at the moment. I am
> only relaying my personal views and not speaking on their behalf.
> While we wait for further answers and documentation about this issue, I
> hope those who have some spare time will look at the proposed Annual Plan
> for the next fiscal year. I am glad WMF is providing good opportunities for
> community and public input.