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

K. Peachey p858snake at yahoo.com.au
Fri Oct 22 23:06:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:45 AM, 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.
> ...snip...
> The search for his successor will begin immediately. It's being
> conducted by the recruiting firm m|Oppenheim.
> ...snip...
> --
> Sue Gardner
Just a matter of inquiry, why didn't the search start when Mike handed
in his notice, compared to now when he has left? With a role like this
wouldn't it make sense to have it refilled as soon as possible to give
the best chance of a change over period?

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