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

Phil Nash phnash at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Oct 22 23:18:14 UTC 2010

K. Peachey wrote:
> 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?
> -Peachey

I think it's clear in the original announcement that this isn't a "clean 
break", but will be phased pending appointment of a replacement for Mike.

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