[Wikimedia-l] Subject: IRC office hours to discuss FDC eligibility criteria and next steps

Garfield Byrd gbyrd at wikimedia.org
Sat Jul 21 03:58:17 UTC 2012

Dear Wikimedia Community,

As you may have seen, last week the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
passed a resolution to establish the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) [1].
Full details about the planned structure and processes of the FDC can be
found in the framework proposed to the Board [2]. This framework was
developed over the past few months with input from a variety of people
across the movement.

We will be holding two sets of *IRC office hours* on *Wednesday 25 July*,
to answer any questions community members may have about the FDC process;
in particular the first step of establishing the eligibility to apply to
the FDC. Office hours will be held:

· 16:00-17:00 UTC/09:00 PDT Wednesday, July 25th

· 23:00-23:59 UTC/16:00 PDT Wednesday, July 25th

On *Monday 23 July 2012*, the Foundation will publish a list of eligible
entities based on the eligibility criteria established in the framework [3].
Please let me know if you believe there are any corrections to be made to
this list. Entities who are interested in applying for funds through the
FDC but are ineligible due to compliance issues should work with the
Foundation to develop a plan to correct compliance issues.

Entities who are ineligible for other reasons - or who would prefer not to
go through the FDC process in this round -may seek funding through the
Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program.

I will be sending out a more detailed email on Monday to inform you of this
list and next steps in the process. I look forward to speaking with you on


Garfield Byrd

(WMF Chief of Finance and Administration)




Garfield Byrd
Chief of Finance and Administration
Wikimedia Foundation
415.839.6885 ext 6787
415.882.0495 (fax)

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