I don't see why employees (no diff whether it's about WMF or affiliates) who are
not also volunteers should have the vote right. It's up to Wikimedia movement to chose
it's lead. The non-volunteering employees are outsiders who are just hired to do some
stuff for us since we tend to be lazy. If they want to influence community's way they
must become part of the community. They have a choice of who's their boss - if they
don't like boss in WMF they could go look for another job. --Base
22.04.2015, 18:10, "Leigh Thelmadatter" <osamadre(a)hotmail.com>om>:
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:51:25 -0400
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board of Trustee elections
My two cents: no, no, no, absolutely not, by all means no, never.
I am strongly, strongly, strongly opposed to such a move. The chapters
already elect two members of the Board, and that's quite enough. When it
comes to matters concerning strategic direction chapters are the movement
equivalent of a political interest group. The Board is the entity
ultimately responsible for the funding reigns, and I strongly suspect that
such a move, *especially given the weakness of community response in
elections*, would immediately result in an influx of "chapter junkies" who
will vote as a nearly-united political bloc for whatever candidate promises
a freer flow of money.
The ramifications would be immediate. This is absolutely the wrongest
possible direction to go in.
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