Tuesday, June 19, 2007

An example of transparency

What with the Wikimedia board elections coming up, I thought it might be nice to provide people a pointer to how a real nonprofit implements transparency. Of course, the NYSSCPA has members, which (as we've been told) are too dangerous for the Wikimedia Foundation to have.

The Foundation has done a perfectly terrible job of transparency, though. It's quite impressive how many things seem to be seeing the light of day now only that we're in an election cycle and the candidates are being peppered with questions. It's one thing to say "Well, we could be more transparent"; it's quite another to actually be more transparent.