[Foundation-l] Board restructuring and community

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Mon Apr 28 07:21:47 UTC 2008

I fully agree with what you write below and this is I believe the only way
out is creation of closed groups which would PREPARE a
dreaft/resolution/whatever on a single issue. With some input from the
community, yes, but without a simple vote, because everything gets voted
down or gets just stuck undecided. Then the resolution can be voted by the


> I think this is partly due to the "single voice" theory that WMF is
> currently subscribing to and partly due to the fact that specific
> proposals developed in advance do not seem to workable in the current
> political environment.  Regarding the latter, I notice that there is
> consistently strong opposition to any specifically proposed changes.
> Whether it is due the actual merits of proposal or more about opposing the
> faction who wrote the proposal, I cannot always determine.  In any event
> it appears to me that the only way things can actually be achieved is
> through adhoc proposals that are adopted before there is chance for them
> to spun by the court gossip so to speak. Please don't read this as an
> excuse to shut out community input, but rather simply my speculation on
> the realities of the political situation where there appears to be no hope
> of a coalition and little trust. I still think we can accept the
> situation, be supportive that the board has managed
>  to find this compromise rather digging their heels in and bickering by
> proxy, and expect them to be receptive to community input and willing to
> make further updates based on the input now being given.

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