[Foundation-l] Leaking (was:elections)

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Sat Apr 7 22:13:37 UTC 2007

On 4/7/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
> >On 4/7/07, Dariusz Siedlecki <datrio at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>09/11/06
> >>- One of the Board members asked us to know the results, promishing
> >>s/he won't tell anyone
> >>
> >>09/13/06
> >>- The question of informing other Board members was raised. We all
> >>were in favor of informing the whole Board, except Angela + Foundation
> >>office employees
> >>
> >>09/15/06
> >>- The Board member who originally requested the results wasn't pleased
> >>that we provided the results to all the other Board members (at least
> >>that's what I understood from the email s/he sent) and forwarded them
> >>to Angela
> >>
> >>09/16/06
> >>- The Board member who orig(blablabla) was concerned with Jimmy's
> >>email and wanted to declare the elections illegal, but in the end we
> >>continued them.
> >>
> >>
> >Let's see then.  Not Angela, since she didn't get the results
> >originally and she didn't forward them to herself.  Not Jimmy, since
> >he obviously wasn't mad about his own email.  Ant expressed some anger
> >publically over Jimmy's email, so it's my bet that she's the one who
> >originally asked to know the results.
> >
> >Of course, it could have been Tim Shell or Michael Davis, I suppose.
> >
> I don't see this as useful speculation.  I would take Dariusz's
> narrative as a basis for informing future decisions about how this kind
> of thing should be prevented.  The time for finding fault or blaming is
> long past.
Finding out what went wrong is the first step to ensuring that
something doesn't happen again.  Continuing to shroud the details of
what happened in secrecy is what is not useful.

In fact, I'd say lack of open discussion is exactly what allowed this
to happen in the first place.


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