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

oscar van dillen oscarvandillen at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 18 22:10:24 UTC 2007


On Dec 18, 2007 1:08 AM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Nathan Awrich wrote:
>  There is no reason to reinvent the wheel
> > when you have a design that works - Wikimedia adopted a fairly
> > conventional structure for its board, and it should continue to rely
> > on governance concepts that have been proven. Organizations like
> > Mozilla, EPIC, EFF, the ACLU and others might be targets not only for
> > adapting their governance style but also for attracting outside
> > members of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees. Additionally, you could
> > investigate recruiting Board members from academic and encyclopedic
> > organizations with similar missions.
> Some previous board members were very insistant that we should primarily
> recruit from the community.
indeed it was and still is at least this previous board member's firm belief
concerning open *staff-positions*:
1. that these should be openly advertised before being filled
2. that these should always be advertised to the community in the first
place, but not exclusively

*edito ergo sum*

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