[Foundation-l] business developer hire - whose decision?

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri May 18 18:33:43 UTC 2007

In a perfect world, it would not need a board resolution to hire staff.
Hiring staff except on a managerial level should be something that is taken
care of on the operational level of the organisation. Also, what are you
asking for? Is it really necessary to have full public disclosure for the
whole Wikimedia community to comment on?? I think that would be a really bad
idea if we also want to get something done. You may also know that there are
weekly board meetings.. so I am sure that it was discussed on the
appropriate level.

You may have missed it but the guy was a known quantity as he had been an
intern prior to his appointment in this position. We were not told either
what interns we have and how well they do.

Move on, it is not (y)our business.


On 5/18/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> On 5/17/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > We just hired Vishal Pattel as part-time business developer.
> Was this a board resolution, an agreement by consensus of all board
> members, or an act made by one or more individuals?
> Looking at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolutions very
> quickly, I don't see anything in the headings regarding the hire of a
> business developer.
> Anthony

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