Deeply appreciate your continued engagement with CIS-A2K's work! I could
not agree more on the suggestions you have made. Specifically about: a)
sustained support to the growth of Wikimedia movement; and b) the need
to for WMIN and CIS to amicably work for the larger vision of open
knowledge. As you may note, we have always gone an extra mile in
reaching out to the WMIN EC and will continue to do so in the best
interests of the movement and would like to address any issues on this
front. Involvement of Wikimedia volunteers like you in this, I hope,
would certainly be of great value.
I would like to humbly submit and assure you and to the other
Wikimedians that CIS-A2K has never supported any paid contribution to
Wikimedia projects, whatsoever, and will continue to maintain the Wiki
ethos. I am clarifying this stance, as I sensed there is some confusion
in your e-mail about this issue.
Look forward to your continued engagement and let's together take
forward the Wikimedia movement to great heights.
On Friday 15 August 2014 05:31 PM,
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:02:22 +0600
From: Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanweer(a)gmail.com>
To: Bangla Wikipedia <wikipedia-bn(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-BN] Statement on CIS-A2K's FDC Proposal
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Thanks Vishnu and the CIS-A2K team, for taking into account the community's
feedback in some extent and commitment to revise their action plan
accordingly. Paid contribution in Wikimedia movement has always been an
issue of dispute as this trend doesn't usually go with the spirit of this
movement. However, CIS has been given the responsibility of development and
dissemination of the Wikimedia projects around India and they have been
able to spread the movement across India and achieve growth in some
context. The issue of organic vs inorganic growth of Indic languages seemed
to be really abstract, especially in case of Bangla ( I'm not well aware of
other languages). As a Wikimedian, I hope that CIS would assist the
development of the movement in India consistently in addition to the usual
volunteer led growth and continue to establish a positive sense regarding
their activities. Also, the cooperation and mutual understanding between
WMIN and CIS is something that is critical and essential for the betterment
of Wikimedia movement in India.
Best wishes for CIS!