[Foundation-l] Board-announcement: Board Restructuring

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Mon Apr 28 22:18:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 5:35 PM, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
> David Goodman wrote:
>  > 4) "Self-selecting fiduciary boards" are a well established way
>  >    of preventing organisations from reflecting the will of their
>  >    actual constituency.
>  This was discussed already in 2003 when Jimbo set up the Wikimedia
>  Foundation as it now is, rather than as a "democratic" membership
>  organization.

You may want to read the comment by Alex T. Roshuk at
(and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alex756) for a different
history.  According to the bylaws in 2003, when Jimbo set up the
Wikimedia Foundation, it was a membership organization.

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