[Foundation-l] Board-announcement: Board Restructuring

Tim Landscheidt tim at tim-landscheidt.de
Sun Apr 27 22:28:49 UTC 2008

"Yaroslav M. Blanter" <putevod at mccme.ru> wrote:

>>   What I find most interesting about the whole quest for
>> councils and board seats (vulgo: power) is that there is no
>> incentive to those positions: The funds are earmarked (and
>> rather small) and as soon as you make a decision that is
>> contrary to the community's consensus, they will walk and
>> you will have to cover yourself whether Amy Winehouse is so-
>> ber or stoned at the moment. Or, in other words: There is no
>> power because you cannot give orders to volunteers.

>>   Personally, I would not mind if the current board's terms
>> end 2099 as long as the servers are running, MediaWiki is
>> maintained and developed and the financial conduct does not
>> cross any legal limits.

> To put it in an impolite way, I do not care a sh*t about power. I joined
> this list because some things I was dealing with were not (and are not)
> running smoothly. Of course you can not give orders to volunteers, but if
> there is an understanding that certain things should be done you can help
> the volunteers to get them done.

Feel free to elaborate. Without looking at the archives, my
memory serves the following non-meta issues discussed here:

- Ancient Greek Wikipedia

Maybe I did not pay enough attention. What did I miss?


More information about the foundation-l mailing list