[Wikimedia-l] Apparently, Wikipedia is ugly

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 10:33:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:

> On 07/25/12 12:48 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
>> So there were how many years of faffing about before they hired *one guy*
>> for this project? This is an organisation with a $20m annual budget, now
>> acquiring umpteen paid chapter officials.
>>  The "paid chapter officials" are employees of the chapters themselves.

The money comes from the same pot, as you know. The chapters are funded
from the same donations as the Foundation.

> The best way to bring hostility against your own pet projects is by being
> hostile towards the projects of others. What makes one project more
> deserving than another.

Simplistically, chapters are marketing, while programmers and designers are
product development. Marketing is important, but not more so than product
development. To be fair, the Foundation is hiring product development
staff, and it's not a choice of either/or.


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