On 22 April 2015 at 19:26, Sydney Poore <sydney.poore(a)gmail.com> wrote:
At a time in our movement when we are reaching out to
(GLAM, universities, etc) to engage them in activities that are outside of
making on wiki edits, I think we need to expand our ideas about who is a
member of our movement with the standing to select the BoT.
A good start to recognizing a broadening of the movement roles is to
include WMF staff and affiliate staff who do not make onsite edits.
Additionally, I'm not keen on having people go through the motion of making
just enough edits to get the right to vote as a volunteer when their true
value to the wikimedia movement is through their staff work.
I find hard to understand the point of view of WMF employees who after
a year in employment, have yet to find an hour to make a minimal
number of edits on Wikipedia, just to see what it is like. I would
compare it to working as a web page designer for a supermarket chain,
and never trying to buy some food from one of the stores using your