Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups/Resource Allocation
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Per my discussion with Kaarel, I request that the Resource Allocation, Revenue Streams, and Roles & Responsibilities groups include the subject of financial transparency in their list of priorities to address. My belief is that the standard for financial transparency for affiliates and for the WMF should be very high, including transparency of all spending on salaries, bonuses, severance packages, and other benefits for individual staff. This level of transparency makes accountability easier and also facilities more thorough public reviews of organizational budgets, spending, and annual plans. Regards, --Pine✉ 07:08, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Non-WMF revenue sources and revenue allocationEdit
I am very mindful for the potential of conflicts of values, priorities, and interests between WMF and affiliates and individual community members who may want to do funded work. Given WMF's history of clashing with the community on topics such as Superprotect, and its longstanding lack of apology for doing so, I simply distrust the organization to act in the community's best interest as defined by the community. For these reasons I would like there to be significant sources of revenue available for Wikimedia projects which don't go through WMF and which don't require any approvals from WMF, including trademark approvals. I ask the Resource Allocation and Revenue Streams groups to consider how to identify, develop, and facilitate revenue streams for affiliates and individuals who want to do paid Wikimedia work that is independent of WMF for the purpose of limiting conflicts of values, priorities, and interests, especially conflicts of interests arising from financial dependency on WMF. Thank you, --Pine✉ 07:22, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
see discussion at Talk:Wikimedia_Endowment#Endowment_financial_statement -- Slowking4 (talk) 15:41, 26 January 2019 (UTC)