[Foundation-l] bylaws (second call)

Michael R. Irwin michael_irwin at verizon.net
Wed Aug 16 05:29:38 UTC 2006

Ray Saintonge wrote:

>I have yet to see a clear rationale for a memberless Foundation.  In 
>some jurisdictions such a concept is unthinkable.
I think the rationale is that this is what we have.  Our process from 
the start was the mailing list advised Mr. Wales who decided as he 
pleased.   Given a stacked Board, a case can be made that this is 
effectively still the Wikimedia Foundation process.    Obviously it will 
become the standard process indefinitely if the Foundation is made 
memberless.  If membership has priveleges and responsibilities, 
obviously nonmembers have none.   We remain a mob shouting at the 
God-King (or his employees) for attention and in his wisdom he does as 
he pleases or sees fit.  


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