The proposal, put forward mere weeks after a paid editing controversy at the heart of the WMF came into light, has provoked a lively debate among the Wikimedia community. The WMF’s advocacy for the amendment has already led to questions about the reasons behind it; it appears, however, that the community has yet to discover the full background.
The amendment prepared by the WMF asks Wikimedia contributors to reveal their employers, clients or affiliation with respect to any contributions for which they receive compensation. In the words of Wikimedia Foundation trustee Jimmy Wales:
(…) [the amendment is] the first step from the Board in banning paid advocacy editing of all kinds.