[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation 2008-2009 Annual Plan

Nemo_bis nemowiki at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 10:26:44 UTC 2008

1) «Invest in software developers to improve management of volunteer code contributions and to execute strategic priorities (e.g., database dump production, usability initiatives)» (p. 7). 
2) «Increased spending on technical infrastructure»; «Additional technical staff»; «deferred necessary spending fot reliability, backups  & performance; elimination of artificial restrictions on upload file size» (p. 13).

Great (especially devs, reliability, backups  & performance), but why do you think that we will not underspend 2 M$ next year, too? 
And how can we nearly decuple «in-kind revenue» and «income from live feed deals, trademark deals, etc.» (p. 8)? 


  -----Messaggio Originale----- 
  Da: Jay Walsh 
  A: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List 
  Data invio: martedì 1 luglio 2008 22.23
  Oggetto: [Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation 2008-2009 Annual Plan

  Hello everyone - this note is cross-posted on the Wikimedia blog at:

  Earlier today we uploaded the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2008/2009 Annual Plan
  presentation and Questions and Answers page to the Wikimedia Wiki.  These
  materials were approved at the June 20 Board of Trustees meeting.  They can be
  accessed via the Finance Report page:

  Posting our plan and (hopefully) answering some of your questions in advance is
  part of our commitment to providing transparent information about the Foundation’s
  goals and spending.

  The Annual Plan lays out projected spending through the next fiscal year (which
  for us starts today and runs the rest of the year).  The plan describes spending
  in our three main operational areas: technology, programming, and financeand
  administration.  We also introduce our 2008/2009 organizational goals, which we
  hope to discuss in more detail in the coming months.

  For your information and awareness!

  Jay Walsh
  Head of Communications
  +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609

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