[Wikimedia-l] compromise?

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 22:22:43 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> How about for the April fundraiser, instead of setting a dollar value
> goal, we agree to use multivariate analysis instead of A/B testing to
> optimize the messaging from volunteer submissions in advance, then run
> the whole thing for a fixed time frame, say three weeks, and then use
> the actual amount raised to decide whether salaries should be
> competitive with area tech firms, whether Fellowships should be
> jettisoned, how much personell to put into the Education Program and
> engineering, and how much of a reserve to invest, preferably with low
> risk instruments which pay above the rate of inflation?

I would prefer all Wikimedia organizations continue to make decisions based
on what we really want to get done (i.e. our strategic goals and
priorities), then find the money to do those things. Not the other way


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