[Wikimedia-l] [Foundation-l] Volunteers Wanted: Funds Dissemination Process Advisory Group

Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevreede at wikimedia.org
Tue Apr 10 12:54:48 UTC 2012

I was assuming that the questions were asked to Barry, who would know the answer. I would not presume to do it for him, and I do not know the best answer :)

What I was literally reacting to was your assumption that because no one has told you why it is necessary, it must be unnecessary. I assume that Barry has a good reason for doing things the way he plans to do them. It is fine to ask questions and clarification, but lets assume that he thought about this and has good arguments :)


On 10 apr. 2012, at 14:09, Thomas Dalton wrote:

> On 10 April 2012 12:57, Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevreede at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Why do you insist that overhead on getting this right is unnecessary? Looking at the amount of money that this committee will distribute and the importance of getting it right I would argue that a significant investment is more than warranted.
> Because nobody has told me why it is necessary. Of course we need to
> get it right, but I don't think that requires this much time and money
> to be dedicated to it. If it really does need it, then of course we
> should spend it, but we shouldn't spend it without a very clear reason
> for doing so.
> I've asked a very simple question, could you answer it? What questions
> do you want this process to answer? What it is about the FDC that we
> don't yet know and need to devote a lot of time and money to working
> out?
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