[Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Announcement: Mike Godwin leaves the Wikimedia Foundation
lalilaroja at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 11:23:28 UTC 2010
The best of luck and wishes for Mike, and a big thanks, Mayo
2010/10/20 Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>
> 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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