Task force/Alliances and Partnerships/Weekly Report 01

    From Strategic Planning

    Week 1 Activities: starting Monday 16 November

    Two main questions:

    What kinds of partnerships/alliances are there (and whether this taskforce should deal with them)

    • Academic
      • Researching Wikimedia
      • Using Wikimedia in education
    • Business
      • Trademark usage (raw)
      • Trademark usage (mission oriented)
    • Philanthropic/non-profit
      • Best dealt with in the "financial sustainability taskforce? Witty lama 20:33, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Technology
      • Technical support (hardware, human resources)
      • Technology support (code)
    • Media/Arts/Culture
    • Political
      • Copyright law

    What is the difference between an alliance and a partnership

    • My understanding is that an alliance is a long-term relationship that is characterised by a agreeing with each others values (e.g. WMF and the EFF), whilst a partnership is a specific relationship around a particular project for mutual benifits (e.g. WMF and Orange). Witty lama 20:33, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
    Agree with this basic definition. Alliance implies joint efforts to advance in the same direction, implies a common forward momentum and a broad set of things exchanged. Partnerships are usually more narrowly defined, with a definite timeframe. Delphine (notafish) 01:25, 16 November 2009 (UTC)