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Source for funding and sharing

Institute for Nonprofit News Has the Wikinews community ever reached out to join the INN? I think this could be a good way of getting funding and sharing resources with other news agencies performing journalism in the public interest. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:03, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

We'd need an incorporated entity. Wikinews is just part of the WMF; Laura wanted us to set up an incorporated entity, of course, but the WMF sabotaged that. --Pi zero (talk) 18:17, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Then could we get the WMF at large to do it or Wikinewsie? —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:44, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
I would not trust the WMF to get involved if they were willing to, which I don't think they would. Their collective notion of what they should be doing, while painfully at odds which what they should be doing for the sake of Wikipedia, is far, far more at odds with news principles. And Wikinewsie is atm an internet domain, not a legal entity in itself. --Pi zero (talk) 22:25, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Sorry: that's what I was trying to ask--can we incorporate it as an independent non-profit? Would you be interested? —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:42, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
That would be a question on which to bring in Brian McNeil. I'll look into whether I can get in touch with him after the review I've just started. --Pi zero (talk) 22:48, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
@Pi zero:, @Brian McNeil: Let me know what I can do. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:54, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

@Pi zero:, @Brian McNeil: Do you think we could incorporate for funding? —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:40, 2 November 2016 (UTC)