[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia (Foundation) endowment

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 09:32:57 UTC 2013

And many of those universities, libraries, etc. have designed endowments in
such a way that they have the flexibility to adapt to emergent
technologies.  There's no reason why the WMF can't do the same -- in fact,
shouldn't we be better at it (than any random library/church), by virtue of
being staffed by people who understand technology, who understand the
digital space in which the WMF operates, and who can at least keep up with
change and innovation?

Dan Rosenthal

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dariusz Jemielniak, 18/03/2013 10:03:
>> [...]The
>> only business I know of that relies on something close to 100 years of
>> time
>> horizon for strategy is forestry.  [...]
> Seriously? What about dams, railways... or nuclear plants? (Just to use
> extreme examples.) But the point is that we're not a business; good
> comparisons for endowments are things like universities, libraries,
> churches, red cross etc. etc.
> Nemo
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