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

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 02:27:07 UTC 2008

On 14/02/2008, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
> 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.

Congratulations and best of luck to Michael and Domas.
It will only be sad if doing this means less time doing the things you
both already do excellently. But that is a selfish wish. :)

Lead on!


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

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