[Foundation-l] governance

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 13:18:28 UTC 2007

I didn't think about power to close, for example, German Wikinews. Of
course, there should be a procedure before any decision. However, at
the some level in the decision making process we need some expertize.
And Board is not expert body, but political body. At least, cases like
Klingon Wiktionary should pass through Lang SubCom which should say
what it thinks about the case. This would relax Board.

On 4/11/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 4/11/07, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For now, just a small practical input from my side...
> >
> > On 4/11/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > * should it be the board to decide closure of the Klingon Wiktionary ?
> >
> > This should be Language SubCom's job.
> No. The Language SubCom should not have the authority to close
> projects; that would give too much control to a single group with a
> very particular expertise (figuring out what constitutes an
> independent language). I see no reason why such a decision could not
> be made or at least informed through a public poll, similar to the way
> we decide on opening new projects.
> --
> Peace & Love,
> Erik
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