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Painfully vague[edit]

Is a hub an office with hired staff? Or is it something else? Right now WALRUS is in the middle of meeting and even we are not sure of the answer. - Jmabel (talk) 03:00, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

If it were an office with staff, then Hubs could be effective organizing structures. If there's a funded office supporting chapters (e.g. in the US) then it's easier to hold events, to have someone answering the emails, etc. Would these be WMF staff, you suppose? -- econterms (talk) 03:03, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel and Econterms: While earlier drafts of the Strategy Recommendations specified that hubs would have paid staff, the final version leaves it ambiguous.
Since part of the rationale for creating hubs was to deal with the "concentration of power" (referring to the WMF, I assume), it's a safe bet that these would be pretty independent, and any paid staff would not be WMF staff. --Yair rand (talk) 03:17, 10 November 2020 (UTC)