On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 7:09 PM, Andreas Kolbe
This seems to be a recurring (and daunting) pattern. People call for
transparency about a particular issue. Eventually, someone in a
position responds that yes, demands for
transparency about this issue are
quite reasonable, and in fact more transparency would be absolutely
At this point, people relax, feeling they have been heard. The clamouring
crowd disperses. But in fact, nothing happens, and the same questions
again some weeks, months, years down the line.
It would be wonderful if we had a dedicated transparency officer within
community engagement department. Perhaps we could open a page on meta
listing transparency requests.
Why would this be within the community engagement department? I'm not
saying you're wrong, but I'm not actually seeing any logical explanation
for it being a CE issue. It seems more a legal issue (in respect of
board/executive transparency) or human resources issue (in respect of
NDAs). It's pretty obvious from what has bubbled to the surface over the
last few months that transparency was NOT just an issue from the community
perspective. Perhaps a transparency officer in Legal might make sense.