Project:2019 SPI associated project vote
Over a year ago I started a succession plan. The goal was to document our roles and processes and establish a mentoring practice so that it would be easy for volunteers to contribute also in ways other than translating. Also, our translation imports and exports have been streamlined and automated to a great extent. I now present the next step for ensuring long term stability of translatewiki.net: a fiscal sponsor. I propose that we become an SPI (Software in the Public Interest) associated project. SPI offers many services to associated projects such as accepting donations and holding funds and assets.
The SPI board has made a resolution for translatewiki.net to become an associated project. To accept the invitation, we need a majority vote from the core team. The members of the core team (current role holders in the succession plan) are Abijeet Patro, Amire80, Metalhead64, Nemo_bis, Nike, Raymond, Siebrand.
I will act as a liaison for translatewiki.net to the SPI if the invite is accepted. Likely first step is a transfer of our domains to SPI.
Voting will end when all core members have voted, or at latest at 2019-07-24 12.00 UTC.
- Nike (talk) 08:24, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- Siebrand 08:25, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- SPI is a trusted entity with Debian among their projects. They served MediaWiki and Wikimedia users in the past by hosting the WMF board elections. Nemo (talk) 08:38, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- I generally like the autonomy that translatewiki has from the WMF, and it looks like this can strengthen it. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:13, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- Raymond 06:01, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
- SPI looks like a very trusted entity, with a lot of good FOSS projects associated with it. -- Abijeet Patro (talk) 13:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)