[Foundation-l] Board election endorsements

Philippe Beaudette philippebeaudette at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 03:36:46 UTC 2007

Endorsements are now open for all candidates.  Any endorsements for candidates who do not confirm are, of course, contingent upon confirmation.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Florence Devouard 
  To: foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org 
  Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 6:54 PM
  Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Board election endorsements

  hmmmm ?
  Well, this is not disastrous. Surely, this can be flexible. Either get 
  24-48 hours more, or put the endorsement on the talk page until they are 
  confirmed, or endorsement could be open but candidate labelled non 

  I'll tell you... I think that whatever the little mistakes, the current 
  situation looks good; Is that due to the endorsement ? I dunno, but this 
  year, we only have "serious" (real) candidates. I also think there is a 
  very active questionning of the candidates, and this is fabulous. A 
  unique opportunity to see where the current board is not very good :-)

  All in all, I find the situation rather positive. Do not worry about 
  bureaucracy. I do not think any candidate will be left aside because of 
  a short deadline for endorsement.


  Robert Leverington wrote:
  > The fact that candidates cannot be endorsed until they have been
  > confirmed is entirely wrong. As it is there is already little time for
  > endorsements (especially for the later candidates) as endorsement is
  > closed AT THE SAME TIME AS candidate presentations close and the
  > confirmation is just making less and less time. It is also unfair that
  > simply because a member of staff is not in the office candidates are
  > unable to receive endorsements even though they have submitted there
  > identity confirmation (although I do not resent Cary taking a day of
  > vacation which he is entitled to).
  > This years elections have been full of unnecessary bureaucracy.
  > Especially in the attitude of the election committee. Therefore I
  > propose that next year (or this year in fact as the current elections
  > are a complete shambles) that there is a clear time line to make it
  > fair for all candidates. I outline it here:
  > * Candidate presentations and chance to ask questions
  > * Endorsements and chance to ask questions
  > * Vote
  > None of these should overlap and if possible there should be a gap
  > between them as an amnesty.
  > Thank you for taking time to read this letter.

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