[Foundation-l] Clarification to existing resolutions

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Thu May 17 08:09:13 UTC 2007

On 5/17/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Erik Moeller wrote:
> >I'm drafting a Board resolution to clarify the existing resolutions
> >"Licensing policy" and "Access to nonpublic data", as follows:
> >
> >* Paragraph 4 of Resolution:Access to nonpublic data is clarified: The
> >access policies for OTRS e-mail queues or other communication systems
> >of the Wikimedia Foundation are defined by WMF office staff in
> >accordance with the intent of the resolution.
> >
> It seems that the effect of this is to give office staff a blank cheque
> for writing these policies.

I doubt this. It clearly states "in accordance with the intent of the
resolution". If the board feels that the staff-defined policies are
not in accordance with the intent of the resolution, it can step in
and direct the staff to change the policy.


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