[Foundation-l] [Announcement] board expansion
cimonavaro at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 14:05:36 UTC 2007
On 12/22/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/12/2007, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 12/22/07, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
> > > Dear community
> > >
> > > The board recently passed a resolution, which you will find below
> > >
> > > In the aftermath of the resignation of Michael Davis (effective october
> > > 31th, 2007) and Erik Moëller (effective december 15th, 2007), the board
> > > confirms its will to replace the two former board members, as well as
> > > its committment to expand the number of members on the board of
> > > directors at the earliest convenience, up to a number of 11 members
> > > maximum. Due to its commitment to involve members from the community, at
> > > least half of the new members will be appointed for a term ending at the
> > > next board elections, in june 2008.
> > I just did a double-take; re-reading what aphaia wrote below...
> > Surely, but surely, it cannot be that the idea is to have a final outcome
> > that a minority of the seats will be those elected from the community.
> Given that a community election cannot be organised with a snap of the
> fingers, is it not reasonable to appoint members for the five months
> until the next scheduled election? (If
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008 is correct and it
> is June 1-14) Seems like a good strategy to me...
Well, that just begs the question, given that the elections cannot be
organized in a hurry, why would there be an unseemly hurry to
expand the board, without community involvement?
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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