[Foundation-l] Nominating Committee

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 25 18:24:52 UTC 2011

on 6/25/11 2:18 PM, Milos Rancic at millosh at gmail.com wrote:

> On 06/25/2011 07:35 PM, Birgitte_sb at yahoo.com wrote:
>> To clarify my position, I found the procedure as designed for handling
>> appointed seats to be inherently unworkable. I don't think the procedures
>> could have been followed during my service on the committee given the
>> resources and time available. I imagine idealists will disagree with that
>> assessment, but I feel energy is best directed to revising the by-laws for a
>> more pragmatic process.
> My general position is that Wikimedian community is diverse enough to
> fill expert seats from itself. In two years Language committee has found
> four linguists inside of the community, one of them at the most relevant
> job position for our work, one of them top class linguist. And there are
> not a lot of linguists around Wikimedia projects. (Yes, there are some,
> but not a lot.)
> I am sure that we could find enough lawyers, programmers, lawyers,
> programmers, sysadmins, programmers, librarians, programmers etc. inside
> of our community. ... I wanted to continue a serious mail, but I can't
> anymore :)

Don't forget the psycholinguists
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycholinguistics) who may be working inside
the Community.


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