Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
Florence Devouard wrote:
Related topic. Part of the job of the board is to set into place a
management (the ED), and then to regularly evaluate the job of the
management. Of course, such an evaluation can only be honestly done when
the management is given a collection of measurable goals to reach. When
I quit the board, Sue had been there for a year.
Since no-one other than me has stood up to clarify the above,
purely in the interests of leaving nobody on this list with an
incorrect impression of the way things went about the board
of trustees (even if they joined this list very lately); let us all be
very clear that Florence Devouard never resigned from the
board (despite her very confusing use of the word "quit" above).
What Florence Devouard did do was to refrain from contesting
the election, and putting herself forward for evaluation by the
community as to whether she deserved to serve on the board
another term. While it is sad that *her* performance was not
judged by the community in this manner, we can merely speculate
what its outcome would have been.
But let us be very clear. Florence did not quit. She declined
the opportunity to be evaluated for her job performance by
the community. For whatever reason.
Are you upset because I did not give you the chance to vote for me ? ;-)
Indeed, my performance was not up for evaluation.
Would you have preferred that I run for election, win perhaps, and then
resign 1 month later ?
I would actually feel much happier knowing that *many* people, hundreds
or thousands, publicly showed their appreciation for my job so I could
leave with this warmth feeling.
I have at least some emails of thank yous, some presents I got at
Wikimania, and a little black notebook with nice comments that made me
cry. That's no public recognition but that's precious to me.
I already explained the reasons for not running. There are actually many
reasons. One of the most important (but certainly not the only one)
being that I am 40 years old and a mother of three kids below 12. I was
a mother at home for several years, which was a fabulous opportunity to
me. I could so happily dedicate these years to the projects and our
mission. I am so happy I had this opportunity !
Now, if you do a quick scan of the people dedicating a LOT of time to
our projects, you'll find, not so surprinsingly, that very few of them
are 40 years old moms of 3 with no job. Jussi, you are neither a woman,
nor a father. I do not think you can understand, sorry.
But one has to move on.
That's certainly a different story than the evaluation of Sue, who is
actually HIRED to do a job, PAID to do it, from money given by donors
for the job done by Wikipedians.
Don't you think ?
Taking the opportunity :-)
If you feel my job was good and would like to help me move forward irl,
please note that I am now working as an independant consultant in
My new website address: http://anthere.org
(unfortunately, still very
new and work-in-progress website, with limited english translation).
I'll be happy to answer any query.
And of course, if you just feel like saying "thanks", you can drop me a