[Foundation-l] Board-announcement: Board Restructuring

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 10:11:31 UTC 2008

It can be argued safely that Domas is a developer. He is also on the board.

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly at pobox.com> wrote:

> At 15:17 -0400 28/4/08, David Goodman wrote:
> >The staff of this particular project is indeed working in order to
> >facilitate the work of the editors in the project. There is no other
> >reason for their role. This facilitation is extremely important, and i
> >do not want to appear to downgrade it. We do need some monetary and
> >legal and technical support and coordination, and, at our size, it
> >cannot be in practice done on a purely voluntary basis, but requires a
> >few dedicated professionals.
> >
> >The board, however, are not the staff. They exists as a legally
> >responsible body to make the official formulation of policy--for the
> >benefit of the project.  The project itself is the work of the editors
> >(in the broad sense, including the programmers and so forth).  To the
> >extent they do so in accordance with the aims of the people actually
> >working on the project, they do it correctly., The best people to
> >determine this are not themselves, but those who are doing the actual
> >work and development.
> >
> >
> So, is there seat on the board for the programmers who maintain Mediawiki?
> Gordo
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