This is a tiresome argument, and entirely beside the
Jimbo legally can do whatever he wants (with consent of 2 of the
other 4 board members). That's quite different from how Wikipedia
as a community operates, though, since it relies mainly
volunteers. Everyone is here because we're a community editing an
encyclopedia, and believe in its mission; the Board serves us, not
the other way around. If the community decides the present
leadership does not have its confidence, it can move elsewhere, as
Encyclopedia Libre did. Jimbo's power is mainly "soft power", not
"hard power", and in that sense, he was wheel-warring.
OK, so Jimbo can do whatever he wants and if you don't like it you
can fork off. Therefore, Jimbo should avoid pissing off enough people
to cause a fork to happen.
Are you going to fork over this?
Philip L. Welch