[Foundation-l] Fwd: Help Beat Jimmy! (The appeal, that is....)

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 23:00:33 UTC 2010

The following message was rejected by moderators, but I think it is
worth noting on this list.

Whether 'we' like it or not, Gregory Kohs is asking probing questions
and ignoring him is not making him go away; quite the contrary


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gregory Kohs <thekohser at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Help Beat Jimmy! (The appeal, that is....)
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

Unfortunately, neither Philippe Beaudette nor Jay Walsh would respond
to the question about competitive bidding for this important study of
WMF donors, so the article in Examiner.com ran without their comment.
(Note, according to Alexa.com, Examiner receives more Internet reach
than Business Week, Time Magazine, or CBS News.)


I begin to wonder if actively ignoring journalists' requests for
interviews (not even giving a courteous "we have no comment") is
really the best strategy for the WMF to address even low-level
criticisms of business practices at the non-profit organization?


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