[Foundation-l] [Announcement] update in board of trustees membership

Ben McIlwain cydeweys at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 03:21:32 UTC 2007

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Anthony wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2007 10:01 PM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I feel there are two paths for the future. Either we keep a board mostly
>> made of community members (elected or appointed), who may not be
>> top-notch professionals, who can do mistakes, such as forgetting to do a
>> background check, such as not being able to do an audit in 1 week, such
>> as not signing the killer-deal with Google, but who can breath and pee
>> wikimedia projects, dedicate their full energy to a project they love,
>> without trying to put their own interest in front. A decentralized
>> organization where chapters will have more room, authority and leadership.
>> Or we get a board mostly made of big shots, famous, rich, or very
>> skilled (all things potentially beneficial), but who just *do not get
>> it*. A centralized organization, very powerful, but also very top-down.
> If that's the only two possibilities, then you've already admitted defeat.

Yes yes, it's a false dichotomy.  I suspect she didn't really say what
she meant to.

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