[Foundation-l] What are the assets of the Foundation, anyway?

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Thu Apr 19 00:37:55 UTC 2007

On 4/19/07, Kelly Martin <kelly.lynn.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Absurd.  The Board should simply hire counsel to deal with this
> specific issue and get it underway.  These are totally different
> issues than the usual matters the legal coordinator would deal with (I
> know, I read the legal coordinator job description).

Then you have not understood it. The WMF enjoys tremendous
international goodwill; as a consequence, there is a very large
potential for pro bono help from cyberlaw experts at institutions like
the Berkman Center. The very first responsibility listed for the LC

"Coordinate pro bono help, international legal services, legal
interns, assistance from the project communities, and outside counsel
as necessary"

This is exactly where the task of developing a risk management
strategy belongs - in a large, international team of legal experts.
And I see no reason why this process should not be managed by the
person we hire for the LC position.  I respect your opinion, but your
brain seems to be pretty well programmed for fear and aggression.
That's not a good basis for risk assessment.
Peace & Love,

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