On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 11:09 AM Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki@gmail.com> wrote:
And when you were working for the Wikimedia Foundation those years, or serving on the WMF board, how did your own exercise of moral courage persuade people to adopt your point of view?  I'm certain, given your convictions, that you didn't just stand idly by on the sidelines, hurling the occasional moral critique on mailing lists!

I may have missed something somewhere, but I don't think Andreas Kolbe has ever served on the WMF Board of Trustees?

I don't think he has either. 

In general, the preference for moral condemnation in second-guessing WMF's decisions is directly proportional to the distance of the morally righteous critic from actual hands-on policymaking or decisionmaking by WMF board and staff. This is just something I've observed over time. But with Andreas I inferred from the depth of his knowledge of the Croatia "fake news" problem (before it was called "fake news") that he must have been deeply involved in WMF's decisionmaking to be so authoritatively judgmental about it.