Indeed George I agree with everything you have said about the internal effects of lack of
transparency and openness. Assuming I and other board members who continue to press for
full openness about the James situation are eventually successful this will all become
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From: George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2016/03/10 9:49 AM (GMT+00:00)
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: A conversation?
On Mar 10, 2016, at 1:25 AM, Jimmy Wales
Those ideas never got traction
and never made it to the board level. ...
I don't think you are lying or being deceptive, but it seems apparent in the various
half-explanations that it did, to James, who either got mangled explanations and assumed
worse or heard worse from someone incorrectly. Thence to mistrust.
Assuming nobody is evil or insane, we have clear evidence and now open admissions of
communications breakdowns at several levels and confused, contradictory explanations about
who thought what secrecy was required and why.
It seems like those fed upon each other into misunderstandings and mistrust.
Have you not considered that lack of transparency and openness would have the same
internal effect as external?
George William Herbert
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