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

Michael Jahn michael.jahn at wikimedia.de
Tue Jul 24 08:27:25 UTC 2012

Just about to put this information on WMDE's blog, but I'm confused about
the timing:

16:00 UTC and 23.00 UTC are given as starting times in the below email
(which is 9 PDT and 16 PDT). But on Meta it reads 9 _UTC_ and 16 _UTC_,

Clarification would be much appreciated!


2012/7/21 Garfield Byrd <gbyrd at wikimedia.org>

> 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
> Wednesday.
> Sincerely,
> Garfield Byrd
> (WMF Chief of Finance and Administration)
> [1]
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Funds_Dissemination_Committee_framework_and_initial_operation
> [2]
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Draft_FDC_Proposal_for_the_Board
> [3]
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Funds_Dissemination_Committee/Sample_letter_of_intent_and_eligibility_checklist
> --
> Garfield Byrd
> Chief of Finance and Administration
> Wikimedia Foundation
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> 415.882.0495 (fax)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
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