The Request Network Foundation has sent out an official notice to their community titled “Clarification on Wikimedia France.” In that message, the Request Network Foundation clarified that they had been notified that they had lost their Wikimedia France partnership due to a misrepresentation of said partnership. Namely, the Request Network Foundation made the claim that they had a partnership with Wikimedia France’s parent company, Wikimedia in general, which was not the case.
/u/rmaz clarified to Request community members:
Unfortunately we have learned that our announced partnership with Wikimedia France has come to an end. After a conversation between the French team and us, they have let us know that they want to pull out of the partnership due to “the way we initially (mis)communicated on the partnership publicly”.
Wikimedia France vows to stay away from cryptocurrency projects
While the Request Network Foundation did eventually remove the erroneous announcement, and post their public apology to their community and to Wikimedia France today, the damage is done. The Request Network Foundation did emphasize that they acquiesced to Wikimedia promptly when notified that they had misrepresented themselves. On the Wikimedia France mailing list, the Wikimedia France administration counsel secretary, clarified with the word “delusive” on 5/28/18:
Since Request Network were so slow and reluctant to change their delusive communication into a fair and clean information, Wikimédia France broke the agreement with them. Thus, this partnership is over.
In a blow that reverberates throughout the cryptocurrency space, not just for the Request Network, A Post Scriptum was added to the post:
Post-scriptum:* no other cryptocurrency donations project is planned.
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