[Foundation-l] RfC: Key priorities for my work

Erik Moeller eloquence at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 02:37:53 UTC 2006

As I am waiting for the result to be certified, I would like to ask
all of you to send me your thoughts -- privately or publicly -- on
what you think the key priorities should be for my work as Board
member. For instance, is there a particular issue with the chapter/WMF
relation that you feel should be addressed? Is the financial reporting
lacking? Do you find some organization processes difficult to
understand?  Are there legal problems that you feel have not received
the right amount of attention? Technical issues that should be

Before responding, please note that the Board is not supposed to do
operational work; that is, it merely oversees and informs the work of
Foundation staff, publishes and approves reports, and makes key
structural and strategic decisions. Here is a simple overview of
typical Board responsibilities:

The Wikimedia Board, especially in this time of transition, is a bit
more active than most, but it is not an operational entitity. So I
won't fix the servers for you or block a vandal on a wiki outside
regular admin duties. :-) But I can try to help (!) make sure that
tasks are properly resourced, that reporting from the Board happens in
a timely fashion, etc.

And no, I won't forget that I'm not the only Board member ;-). All
this needs to be coordinated properly and ideally find consensus. But
your responses will help me in organizing my part of the work. I can
also suggest some of this information for the agenda in the coming
Board retreat.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses and flames. ;-)
Peace & Love,

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