[Foundation-l] Recent resolutions posted

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 3 02:44:37 UTC 2007

Sue Reed wrote:
> If Jan-Bart de Vreede and Jimmy Wales are reappointed, does that mean that the Board does not plan
currently on finding anyone new to bring in to the board on an appointed 

As recently mentionned, we are currently looking for a treasurer. This 
person will be appointed.

> Also, is there anything in the Foundation bylaws about how long a Board member can serve
or can they be continually reappointed and/or re-elected? Similar 
question about whether or not there is
anything about how long someone can serve as Chair, Vice-Chair, etc. or 
can those be indefinite as long as
they are supported by the Board?

That's correct. There are no limits for officers renewal. And no limits 
for the number of terms a board member can serve.

> Finally, in the future, it would be helpful to have a listing of the actual names of the people
who voted in favor (or against if that were the case). Historically, it 
would make the record of each vote
more accurate. And/or some note regarding who was at the meeting linked 
to the resolution if someone wanted to go check.

I do not really see how mentionning the names make a resolution more 
accurate. Legally speaking, a resolution has two states. Passed, not passed.
But anyway, we do publish the information you are looking for.


The name of the absent member is mentionned: Michael
Erik abstained (COI)
The others voted approval.

> Are there any minutes from the Oct. 6-7 meeting available? 

Minutes are not published. However, I always write a report of each 
board meeting.
Last report may be found here:

It is not yet fully complete, as I have some pictures to upload and was 
waiting for the publishing of resolutions to link them. I'll do that 
then polish the text.

You may find report of previous meetings here: 


> Sue Anne
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> From: Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>
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> Subject: [Foundation-l] Recent resolutions posted
> The Board resolutions from the last meeting are now all public on:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolutions
> Perhaps the most interesting one from a community point of view is the
> "Philip Greenspun illustrations project", about which a separate
> announcement will be posted shortly.
> Erik Möller
> Executive Secretary
> Wikimedia Foundation
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