[Foundation-l] Board-announcement: Board Restructuring

Paul Williams paul at skenmy.com
Sat Apr 26 20:41:27 UTC 2008

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net> wrote:

> Paul Williams wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede <
> janbart at wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> We know this is all pretty complicated and hard to follow, so we asked
> >> Jay Walsh, head of communications, to put together an FAQ and a "board
> >> makeup" graphic, intended to help make it more understandable. He'll be
> >> posting both on the Foundation wiki in about an hour.
> >>
> > Interesting changes. Do these changes affect the amount of seats
> available
> > for election in the upcoming elections? I was under the impression there
> > were three, but the graphics appear to indicate only a single seat is up
> for
> > election this year.
> >
> There are still three elected seats, but only one up for election this
> year. We couldn't shorten Kat and Frieda's terms when they were already
> elected to serve until July 2009, so to allow the chapters to make their
> selections it needed to be the seats Domas and I currently occupy.
> For answers to additional questions relating to this announcement,
> please look at the FAQ:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees/Restructure_Announcement_Q%26A
> Please take a look, although we'll certainly respond to any issues that
> aren't covered there.
> --Michael Snow
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Certainly looks like the race is going to be a lot tighter than I
anticipated this year. Should be quite interesting to see how far I end up
getting, because, to be honest, I don't see a committed board member like
Florence being outvoted.

~ Paul Williams

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