On 6/5/06, Delirium <delirium(a)hackish.org> wrote:
Jimmy Wales wrote:
it comes to inviting an outside
member, how is that member going to be chosen? Will there be a public
dialogue about who the best figure is for this role, or will they
simply be appointed?
It would be absolutely fine to start a public dialogue about it right
now. Who do you recommend we approach?
Bruce Perens is somewhat well-known for free software
advocacy, and is well-connected with tech companies if that's the sort
of thing we're after.
That would certainly be interesting considering this statement he
made: "I object to the GFDL license applied to the wikipedia, and
believe that - because of the flaws in the license - it is unlawful to
host the wikipedia on a computer running any contemporary operating
system." See [[Talk:Bruce Perens]].
Personally I think all the members of the Wikimedia board should be
members of the Wikimedia community. To pick an outsider for such a
position makes no sense to me.