I am not satisfied at all by this update. I have the feeling the Board want to wait until
the community cools down. The boar was very fast in kicking out James for no obvious
reason. But for removing Arnnon Geshuri (per community consensus, after a lot of drama)
weeks are needed. The Board and all other Functionary positions only exist because the
community has written articles etc. Now you, the Board, want ignore the community?
Seriously? I have the feeling that the WMF is some sort of a autocracy right now. WMF
schould be democratic. The community is not trolling the WMF, they simple care about
Geshuri must be removed from the Board ASAP. Community consensus to do so exists. Again:
Please don't ignore the community.
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:14:07 +0100
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Update from the Board
the Board has read your messages and is discussing the concerns you have
raised about Arnnon Geshuri’s appointment. We need to consider all
information and we have conversations among ourselves. Arnnon and the board
are listening to your worries and talking with community members,
considering people's opinions and his own next steps.
In the recent round of appointments, the Board identified that we needed
support and expertise in two areas: financial oversight and planning, and
human resources. Kelly and Arnnon were identified through the process,
reviewed alongside other nominees, and selected as finalists based on their
expertise and backgrounds. We all agreed they were excellent candidates and
people, and supported their progress as finalists.
We understand this conversation will continue, and we will continue to
monitor it. However, we want to be clear that the Board approved Arnnon
unanimously and still believes he is a valuable member of the team.
Please see this as a brief update. We owe you a more detailed response, and
we plan to come back to you with more information soon.
Board of Trustees
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