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From: Dariusz Jemielniak <>
Date: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 5:54 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] FDC appointments
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Dear Wikimedians,

We are pleased to inform you that the WMF Board of Trustees has come to a
decision about which four candidates to appoint to the FDC for the next 2
years. It wasn't easy, as the caliber of candidates[*] was extremely high,
and their range of skills and expertise extremely impressive.

The resolution is now published in

We have selected four appointees as follows:

1) Garfield Byrd (User:Gtbiv)
2) Anne Clin (User:Risker)
3) Bishakha Datta (User:Bishdatta)
4) Candelaria LaspeƱas (User:Cande_laspe)

On behalf of the Board, we want to thank Dumisani, Matanya and Osmar for
their service to the FDC. We deeply appreciate the years they have served
the committee and all the work they have done during many rounds of FDC
recommendations. Their insights, perspectives and experiences have been
invaluable to the work of the committee, and have gone a long way in
shaping the development of the APG process into a successful and important
part of grant-making in the Wikimedia world.

We hope they will continue to remain engaged in the movement in different
ways in the years ahead.

We also want to thank all the candidates that participated in this round of
nominations, and encourage them to consider re-applying for the committee
next year, when new members will be elected to serve on the committee.


Dariusz & Guy
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