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

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 19:18:42 UTC 2010

I would also like to add my gratitude to Mike for his years of useful
service.  It is hard to imagine who could be a suitable replacement.

-Robert Rohde

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de> wrote:
> Again Kat found the right words. Thank you very much Mike for all the
> works you have done. I cannot remember how often I had to ask you about
> problems from copyright issues to BLP issues alone related with zh-wp.
> And all best wishes from me.
> Ting
> At 20.10.2010 18:39, wrote Kat Walsh:
>>> 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
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