[Foundation-l] My resignation

Jeff V. Merkey jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Thu Mar 22 15:14:19 UTC 2007


I wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Your contributions to 
the Foundation and all of the projects in general
stand on their own merit. You have a lot to be proud of, and have left a 
lasting mark in the hearts of all of us that your life
has touched.

Love ya,


daniwo59 at aol.com wrote:

>First, I would like to thank those people who have contacted me privately,  
>expressing concern about the events of the past few days. I truly value your  
>friendship and support.
>That said, at present, I am unwilling to discuss the  reasons for my 
>resignation from the WMF office team. I plan on remaining an  active editor on various 
>projects, as I have always been, even before I began  working for WMF. To 
>ensure that there are no misunderstandings or claims of an  abuse of power, I ask 
>that all admin status on the various projects be revoked.  If I feel I can 
>help as an admin, I will ask to be reelected by the normal  process. I look 
>forward to this opportunity to reenter the community as a new  user and to share 
>in the building of free  knowledge. 
>I would also like to announce that I plan on running for the Board of  
>Trustees in the June elections for the seats currently held by Kat, Oscar, and  
>Erik. At that time, I will make known my position on how the Wikimedia  Foundation 
>should operate, and what mistakes I perceive are being made at  present. 
>So let's leave the gossip and second-guessing behind us and get on with  the 
>real task at hand--building the largest and most reliable repository of  
>knowledge ever created. 
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