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Litigation[edit]

It seems that the WMF is currently involved in at least three different legal cases according to its blog [1], [2], [3]. The appeal for donations linked on the front page of the Foundation website [4] currently reads

Where your donation goes
Technology: Servers, bandwidth, maintenance, development. Wikipedia is one of the top 10 websites in the world, and it runs on a fraction of what other top websites spend.
People and Projects: The other top websites have thousands of employees. We have about 300 staff to support a wide variety of projects, making your donation a great investment in a highly-efficient not-for-profit organization.

I call on the Board to state how much donors' money they expect to spend on these legal actions, and to explain to the donors how they reconcile that expenditure with the statement quoted here. Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 21:39, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Do you think any of them were a bad idea? I think they are all appropriate and I'm glad the actions were taken, and consider them a good use of my and others contributions. I do support openness, however. Wikipedia's expenditures are less clear than they once were. I remember being able to look at individual expenditures on a test basis to see if purchasers were making good choices and getting good value or not. Now, there's no way to drill down. Impacts my attitude toward giving. I find the answer at [5] to be unacceptable, for example. Doesn't contain a single link. Even https://15.wikipedia.org/financials.html offers no way to drill down like that.--Elvey (talk) 08:13, 31 October 2016 (UTC)