[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Welcome to our two new board members

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 19:16:00 UTC 2008

Congratulations to both.

I do have one question though.  In previous elections there has been a
concern that being on the Board and writing for the Signpost represented a
conflict of interest.  I believe Michael said previously that he would scale
back/discontinue his Signpost involvement if elected to the Board.  I am
curious if that is still his plan?

-Robert Rohde

On Feb 13, 2008 8:52 AM, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> The members of the board of trustees of Wikimedia Foundation have
> recently agreed to add two new board members, both being members of our
> community, for a term which will expire at next board elections
> (june-july 2008).
> The first is Michael Snow, long time editor of Wikipedia, and twice
> candidate to the board. Rather than presenting him, I recommand that you
>  go read into detail his candidate statements, back in 2004
> (
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2004/Candidates#Michael_Snow_.28Confirmed.29
> ),
> or in 2007
> (
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2007/Candidates/en#User:Michael_Snow
> ).
> Michael is a american lawyer, has been the founder of the SignPost and
> is currently the Chair of the Commmunication Committee. He is noticeable
> (somehow) for being very calm and wise.
> The second is Domas Mituzas, long time developer in our tech team. He is
> from Lithuania and works for MySQl. He has been a member of the core
> tech team for... ever, and is the Foundation hardware volunteer officer.
> User page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Midom
> Recent email on foundation list:
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2008-January/035729.html
> He is noticeable for being a very friendly, cheerful, and tall individual.
> I am delighted to welcome them both on board, and I hope the community
> will generally agree it is a good choice. Their terms will unfortunately
> be rather short, but I have no doubt they will bring good insight
> nevertheless.
> Thanks
> Florence Devouard
> Chair Wikimedia Foundation
> _______________________________________________
> foundation-l mailing list
> foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l

More information about the foundation-l mailing list