It doesn't work like that, as I indicated there have been some (highly) irregular
activities in the past months (which is not the same as what you state below). The timing
is such that a decision on Payment Processing (which is indeed not the same as fundraising
or applying to the FDC, but is actually quite separate) had to be made now. After what I
know was a lot of consultation both ways this is the conclusion that we arrived at.
Please don't read more into this than that. Its not a power grab and its not an
accusation of wrongdoing, its what we feel is the right thing to do under the difficult
(oh and payment processing is actually work, it does not get done automatically)
Jan-Bart de Vreede
Wikimedia Board of Trustees
On 29 Sep 2012, at 19:07, Katie Chan <ktc(a)ktchan.info> wrote:
On 29/09/2012 16:28, Jan-bart de Vreede wrote:
Hi James (and others)
What I find puzzling in your reasoning is that you automatically assume
bad faith on the part of the WMF. At this point everyone should be
concerned about the fact that over the past months we have had several
(highly) irregular activities within the UK chapter. It is important
that we (as in the movement) conduct a thorough review to see what the
complete facts are so that we can make sure that we can learn from this
and draw proper conclusions.
Woah, hold it right there Jan-bart. What *I* find puzzling is how you (personally and WMF
in general) assumes that Wikimedia UK has done wrong before this supposedly independent
review has started never mind been completed.
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