Thanks for flagging your concerns pertaining to the Access to Knowledge
(A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
Most of these are in the pipe-line (or works in progress) and we will share
updates on each one of the queries you have posted, on the mailing lists
and/or on-wiki in the next 15-20 days. We will also update on our failures
in meeting some of the plans.
There are some delays with the taking off of some of our current year plans
. However, I fail to understand where we have lied? All the A2K work is
periodically i.e. monthly, (except for once where we clubbed two months
newsletters as we were redesigning the newsletter based on feedback
received from some Indian Wikimedia community members0 published through
A2K Newsletter. The Newsletters were widely circulated on all Indian
Wikimedia mailing lists.
Please also see:
a) All CIS-A2K Newsletters here  under the section "The Access to
b) All the Events CIS-A2K has organized towards strengthening the Wikimedia
movement in India. We are currently updating all the events on this 
Meta page and soon you will see all the events conducted/supported by A2K
since September 2012.
c) Support to various requests placed by the Indian Wikimedia community. 
More updates to follow.
This is part of the replies of Vishnu four months ago.
And also tell the community, who are all involved in the interview process
and selection process, and why?
BEFORE EVEN PUBLISHING THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT WE HAD DECIDED TO PUBLISH A
BLOG POST/WRITE-UP ON THE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHARE IT WITH THE WIKIMEDIA
INDIA COMMUNITY AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY MEASURE. ONCE THIS IS UP, WILL
SHARE THE LINK.
Please make available the job descriptions/roles for all the employees at
meta and share the same in the mailing list.
YES WE ARE REWORKING THE PROFILES AS THE EARLIER ROLES ARE NO MORE
RELEVANT. WE WILL TAKE THIS UP ON PRIORITY AND PUT IT UP ON META. THE LINKS
TO A2K TEAM MEMBER PROFILES, SHARED EVERY MONTH IN A2K NEWSLETTERS, WILL IN
FUTURE BE LINKED TO THE META PAGES.
If I've missed any updates on this from A2K, let me know.
What happened to the decision? When do you plan to share this, next year?
If so you should have told the community. Don't you think so?
Besides user pages (User pages don't have detailed information about the
job description) there is no proper work details of anybody on meta
. I don't think there is any even off-wiki
. (Profiles at CIS site are not detailed enough to know their works)
We don't know who is responsible for which work!! Who is doing what?
Few more questions..
Why still *2* new recruits are missing even after several months, at
Why there is no *monthly reports* updated on meta,
Why there is no *community Mid-year reports* updated,
If there is any report available anywhere, when do you plan to update the
Why there is no response to this, Evaluation results after months? *How
long are your two weeks?*
What about "*Quarterly Community Survey*" mentioned here,
Is there any plan to do this ever?
And on this
which Shyamal brought it up; I'd like to see something concrete from the
I don't know about off-wiki, but there hasn't been proper communication on
anything on-wiki. If there is a change in plans or updates on any event, we
don't get to see that! Why?
* Who is accountable for all these discrepancies??*
I request the foundation or whoever is responsible for this to make sure
everything goes as it planned or discussed, and let the community know what
is happening regularly on-wiki.
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