[Translators-l] Please help translate a few additional paragraphs for fundraising pages
Tomasz W. Kozłowski
twkozlowski at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 15:52:32 UTC 2014
in light of the events of the last weekend, I would strongly suggest
to everyone to consider not translating those two pages in protest
against the Foundation's disrespectful treatment of the volunteer
community — that is, of us all.
It is clear to me that the Foundation no longer considers the
volunteer community an equal partner; a partner who is able to make
its own decisions, and a partner who is able to sort out its own
internal disagreements through discussion and consensus.
Please remember that your volunteer contributions to fundraising pages
directly sustain such actions of the Foundation. Your work helps them
save time and effort that they would otherwise have to invest in
recruiting, training and managing new employees, and saves them money
they would otherwise have to spend on professional translations.
Suspending translation of fundraising pages brings pressure on the
Foundation, and makes them re-consider the importance and value of the
volunteers community, which can hopefully lead to the reversal of the
unacceptable changes of the past weekend.
There are many ways to help the Wikimedia movement while
simultaneously expressing dissatisfaction at the recent actions of the
Foundations — there are thousands of messages in the MediaWiki
software and its extensions, and user manuals and help pages that
If you disagree with the actions of the Foundation, please consider
expressing your dismay by withdrawing your help in translating
fundraising pages and focusing your efforts on those areas that help
your fellow volunteer Wikimedians.
Thank you so much for reading and for your consideration.
Tomasz W. Kozlowski
volunteer Wikimedia contributor
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