Accountability Wiki was created on 31 March 2020 by a group of consumer and workplace advocates inspired by the wide range of reactions by companies around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally launched as WikiGreed and renamed Accountability Wiki in July 2020. The basic premise was that while consumers have long memories, wikis have even longer memories.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Expectations
- 3 History
- 4 Organizing team
- 5 Code of conduct
- 6 Logo and wordmark
- 7 Operations
- 8 Frequently asked questions
- Consumers should make informed decisions about who they conduct business with and employees should make informed decisions about potential employers
- Consumers have a vested interest in how employers treat their employees and employees have a vested interested in how their employer treats the global community
- All claims should have accurate and reliable citations
- The best editorial decisions come from the wisdom of the group
- Praise is even more important than criticism
- All who support this philosophy and expectations of organizations have value to this project
As consumers and employees, these are our basic expectations of companies and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Paid leave to attend to personal, family, or household needs related to the pandemic
- Support for non-essential personnel working remotely
- An understanding that productivity levels cannot be the same
- Continued healthcare coverage
- Not use the pandemic for profiteering
- Uses of a reasonable definition of essential services
- Personal protection equipment (as available) for anyone working
- More frequent cleaning
- 31 March 2020: Accountability Wiki officially goes online as WikiGreed
- 13 April 2020: Accountability Wiki has information on over 100 organizations
- 22 April 2020: Accountability Wiki participates in Earth Day Live 2020
- 23 April 2020: Accountability Wiki officially launches
- 08 May 2020: Accountability Wiki's 100th article, Médecins Sans Frontières, is created
- 12 May 2020: Accountability Wiki has information on over 200 organizations
- 1 July 2020: WikiGreed is renamed to Accountability Wiki
These individuals have volunteered to help with the operations and governance of Accountability Wiki. Although anyone is welcome to edit and participate in this wiki, these individuals have additional technical rights to support their efforts maintaining the wiki.
Code of conduct
All members of the Accountability Wiki community are expected to respect and follow Accountability Wiki's Code of Conduct. Any participants not following these accounts may have their accounts blocked at the discretion of Accountability Wiki's team of volunteer administrators.
Logo and wordmark
The Accountability Wiki logo was created by Varnent with input from wiser people. It uses the Currency sign.svg and Font Awesome 5 regular meh.svg files on Wikimedia Commons. The Accountability Wiki workmark uses the Linux Libertine font.
The eyes represent the international symbol for currency and the facial expression reflects how seriously we take opposing harmful greed.
Accountability Wiki is a program of the Aequalitas Project, a charitable nonprofit organization based in the United States, which provides hosting and non-editorial governance of the website. It is funded by contributions from individuals and grants. Additional information about Accountability Wiki's operations:
Frequently asked questions
Is Accountability Wiki affiliated with Wikipedia?
We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Wikimedia movement, including Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. However, Accountability Wiki is not affiliated with the Wikimedia movement. While we share a similar philosophy and setup as Wikimedia projects, our purpose is unique and focused on developing a resource specifically for consumers and workers.
Accountability Wiki is a program of the Aequalitas Project, and not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation. The Aequalitas Project is a United States based nonprofit corporation, and is not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.
While members of the Accountability Wiki community and Aequalitas Project may be involved with Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects, their efforts on Accountability Wiki and the Aequalitas Project are not a part of their Wikimedia activities.
The wiki platform which Accountability Wiki utilizes, MediaWiki, is developed and also used by the Wikimedia community. However, Accountability Wiki is among the thousands of third-party wikis which benefit from the development efforts of Wikimedia.
We encourage you to visit Wikimedia.org for more information about the Wikimedia movement and how to contribute to their separate and independent efforts.
What does funding raised by this website go to?
All financial support for this project goes directly to web hosting and governance costs (such as costs for legal paperwork). No one involved with operating this wiki receives any financial compensation or rewards for their contributions. Funds raised in excess of Accountability Wiki's needs will be donated to a COVID-19 response effort such as the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
What kind of business entity is Accountability Wiki?
Accountability Wiki is a program of the Aequalitas Project, a nonprofit corporation based in California, United States.
What is The Aequalitas Project?
The Aequalitas Project is a nonprofit corporation based in California, United States. It was formed in April 2020, but is actively working to file 501(c)(3) status and has already filed as a nonprofit corporation with the State of California. At this time, there are no employees of the Aequalitas Project. The Aequalitas Project Board of Directors are ineligible to receive compensation for their work as Board members. All funds collected for the Aequalitas Project are used for the benefit of its mission - which is to develop, promote, and sustain tools, information, and resources which help defend human rights or educate consumers, workers, and minority populations on issues and organizations which impact their daily lives.