[Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: Mike Godwin leaves the Wikimedia Foundation

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 17:16:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Kat Walsh <kat at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> On 19 October 2010 19:45, Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I want to let you know that as of this Friday, October 22, 2010, Mike
>>> Godwin will be leaving his role as General Counsel for the Wikimedia
>>> Foundation.
> I'd like to thank Mike for everything. Since the nature of the job
> means sometimes you can't talk about everything you're doing (and a
> substantial part of your interaction with people is when something has
> gone wrong), he may not have gotten all the public appreciation he
> deserves for his work, but he has really been a great champion of the
> foundation and the movement, and guided WMF through a major expansion
> and some truly crazy situations. I have tremendous respect for Mike as
> an advocate and a person, and I wish him the best.
> -Kat
> --

I'm with Kat; the unusual nature of the announcement here might put
off the normal response when a long term Foundation employee departs,
but in my observation Mike has done a great job in a tough position.
I'm looking forward to hearing about his next role, and I hope it
involves some public interaction so we can continue to benefit from
his intelligence and sharp wit.


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