On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Henning Schlottmann <h.schlottmann(a)gmx.net
2009/2/20 Henning Schlottmann
* The responsibility for decisions of this
magnitude lays with the
board. WMF is a non-membership association. Don't even try to evade that
responsibility by delegating it to the "community". Accept the
responsibility and act accordingly.
The board is not at this point that significantly involved.
But it should be. This decision must be taken on the board level. No one
else has a mandate for it.
How should the board make the decision? Ethical principles? Pragmatic
considerations? Whim? Something else?
Pragmatism would certainly involve polling the community, at least, it would
if you feel (as WMF's legal council apparently does) that the resolution is
legal in the first place.