[Foundation-l] Fundraising and site notice

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 17:33:28 UTC 2007

Oldak Quill schreef:
> On 07/01/07, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> Just for a head up (or down)
>> First, I wanted to announce to all that there will be no more matching
>> donors in that fundraiser.
>> This is due to a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, the
>> reaction of some members in the community.
> Regardless of whether I agreed with the Virgin notice or not, this is
> an excellent move on behalf of the Foundation. It demonstrates the
> Foundation's responsiveness to Wikimedians and that there is no
> bureaucratic disconnect (which is always a worry when a project like
> ours begins to organise into formalised institutions and structures).
> Thanks Florence and the rest of the team. You're doing an excellent job.
I am afraid you did not read the whole of Florence her e-mail, or you 
only read what you want to read.. "Fourth, we'll go on with limited 
funds. Limited means we'll go delaying certain issues. That's life !"

This means that things that are deemed necessary will not happen or will 
not happen in the near future for lack of funds. There have been no 
serious proposals on how the WMF can make the money that it requires. 
And where you see responsiveness, I fail to see how our aim is indeed 
best served when you consider our growth and our lack of current funding.

In my opinion this is at best a Pyrrhic victory.



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