gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:18:38 UTC 2007
If you want credit, tell the whole story. How come that there were relevant
leads that did not get any attention ??
Do you imply that there will not be any other people and/or organisations
when a next funding round comes along ??
On 4/19/07, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/19/2007 7:28:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> erik at wikimedia.org writes:
> 1) The Wikimedia Foundation is, today, in a better financial position
> than it ever was. In addition to having held the most successful
> fundraiser in its history, we already have commitments for coming
> ones, and have had some in-depth discussions about new strategies to
> explore. WMF has successfully negotiated several contracts about data
> feeds (another source of income), and completed a development contract
> for mobile phone access. The financial sustainability of the
> organization is not at risk.
> Sorry, Erik. It just doesnt hold water. This fundraiser was 1 million
> dollars. The last was four hundred thousand dollars. A nice increase but
> 386,000 came from a single anonymous donor. 60,000 came from Virgin. In
> other words, c. 450,000 of that came from two large donors. User donations
> came to c. 550,000. In other words, an increase of about 30 percent from
> last fundraiser. How much did traffic increase in that time? Was it also
> percent or closer to 300 percent?
> As for mobile phone access and data feed negotiations, give credit where
> credit is due. Hmm, I think I played the key role in much of that.
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