Congrats to the 4 winners. Looking forward to you taking on your roles
on the board :-)
On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 2:52 PM Ad Huikeshoven <ad(a)huikeshoven.org> wrote:
For starters, I would like to thank outgoing board members DocJames and Raystorm for
their service to the community by dedicating a lot of time on board meetings, processing
tons of mail, and so on.
Mario, you are right. An increase in the number of seats will increase the diversity
given a representative election system such as (Meek) STV.
On meta you can find a table of the outcome of the election when varying the available
seats from 1 to 8.
In case 8 seats were available both Elina en Iván would have also been elected, adding to
the much wanted increase in diversity, in whatever way you look at these two people.
Electing 4 seats now, and 4 seats next year doesn't help in increasing the diversity
using a representative election system. Against electing all seats at once is the argument
for continuity and to limit board turnover. Maybe we should lean more on appointed seats
for continuity, or as Chris Keating has suggested, select community sourced board members
from this year's election. However Nat and Shani didn't run this year, and they
might seek reelection next year. I wish the board a lot of wisdom and strength regarding
balancing multiple values.
This is good news for what is next. What is next? Election of 7 seats in the Movement
Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC). Given the analysis of the board election and the
availability of 7 seats in the election, I am confident the election outcome will show a
lot of diversity. Later 6 persons will be appointed by affiliates, and another 2 by the
WMF. The elections and the appointments will come from the same pool of
self-nominations. The MCDC will most likely institute a Global Council with a lot of
room at the table - some say 40 to 60 seats, others over a 100, we will see - to
accommodate the diversity of our movement.
There are already over 40 candidates for the MCDC. Compliments to the people who have
recruited so many nominations from the continent of Africa. So far no one nominated
themselves from East Asia. How can we recruit nominations from that region? Without any of
them in the pool, it is hard to elect or appoint someone.
The period of self-nomination closes in 5 days!
On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 1:22 PM Mario Gómez <mariogomwiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Also, rather than focusing on how different
voting schemes would have affected some candidates to be one position up or down, wider
diversity and representativity could be achieved by just electing 8 seats from community
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