Wasn’t this mentioned in the results announcement ?
== Waiting for the Board’s appointment ==
While these candidates have been ranked through the community vote,
they are not yet appointed to the Board of Trustees. They still need
to pass a successful background check and meet the qualifications
outlined in the Bylaws. This process can be longer depending on the
country of residence of the candidates. The Board has set a tentative
date to appoint new trustees at the end of this month. The Board also
has approved a short extension to the terms of the exiting trustees to
allow a smooth transition.
On 11.09.21 17:23, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Sept 2021 at 19:16, Tito Dutta <trulytito(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> My good wishes to all the newly selected board members of Wikimedia Foundation.
> AIUI, they are not yet board members, nor are they guaranteed to be.
> The Trust's bylaws state, at Article IV, Section 3(C) (my
> (iii) The Board will appoint candidates who are **nominated**
> through this process, subject to Article IV, Section 3(A), and other
> provisions of these Bylaws. In the event that a candidate is selected
> who does not meet the requirements of Article IV, Section 3(A) or
> other requirements of these Bylaws, or of applicable state or federal
> law, the Board will (a) **not appoint the candidate**, (b) declare a
> vacancy on the Board, and (c) fill the resulting vacancy, subject to
> this Section 3 and to Article IV, Section 6 below.
> while Article IV, Section 3(A) says:
> (i) The Board shall be composed of Trustees with a diverse set of
> talents, experience, backgrounds, and competencies that will best
> fulfill the mission and needs of the Foundation, **as determined by
> the Board**. The Board is committed to promoting diversity and
> inclusion both in terms of trustee composition and in other aspects of
> its work.
> Together, these seem to give the Board the option to "determine" that
> the "nominated" individuals would not create a board with "a diverse
> set of talents, experience, backgrounds, and competencies" and to
> reject one or more of them.
> Furthermore, it seems to make a lie of the claim  that "Members of
> the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates
> to a three-year term.", if, in fact, we merely "nominate" people for
> the Board to consider.
> I'd like to think I'm wrong. Can anyone show me how I am?
>  https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bylaws
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021