[Foundation-l] Clarification to existing resolutions

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Fri May 18 20:17:05 UTC 2007

On 5/18/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >* 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.  Any kind of good governance would require
> > that policies be defined by the Board, and not by office staff.
> I disagree. The board should make general policies, and the staff
> determine how to apply those policies. If the board isn't happy, they
> can always hire new staff.
I agree with this.  But "WMF office staff" should be more specific,
unless the intention is for each individual staff member to interpret
things individually (and therefore inconsistently).


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