[Foundation-l] Fundraising drive closed

Brad Patrick bradp.wmf at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 13:41:34 UTC 2007

In simple terms, we are still going to be struggling to keep up with our
hardware purchases if our traffic remains on its trajectory.  We are not
going to be able to hire for all of the positions we would like to, and we
don't have an operating cushion which is appropriate for our size and

In other words we can keep the wolves at bay, but not eliminate them, given
this effort.

On 1/19/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/01/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > The Virgin Unite donation is not accounted for yet (should happen in
> > the next few days). Overall, the fundraiser has been a success, and
> > some exciting new possibilities are being discussed on the
> > Board-level.
> So how hurt are we by making $1M rather than the hoped-for $1.5M?
> - d.
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Brad Patrick
General Counsel & Interim Executive Director
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
bradp.wmf at gmail.com

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