[Foundation-l] A contribution to numerology

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 15:11:39 UTC 2008

2008/4/29 Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>:

>  If we are talking about money, the potential value of Wikimedia is far
>  more than $7 billions. As an organized cultural movement in the near
>  future its value will be at the level of one country with 10-20
>  millions of inhabitants.

A lot of the problems with the perceived power of the board is that
Wikimedia is, both at once, a loosely-linked group of tens of
thousands of volunteers writing huge and popular websites full of
useful information, but also a small charity with about 10 staff and a
budget of a few million dollars to run a horribly popular website.
People see the first and expect the people in the second to have a
commensurate amount of power. When actually they're just part of the
herd of cats, tagged "chief cat herders" and still trying to work out
what constitutes a tin of tuna in this context.

- d.

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