[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content

Risker risker.wp at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 16:40:15 UTC 2011

On 9 October 2011 12:18, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I could probably look this up and find out, but can anyone tell me
> when the next Board election will be?
> Nathan

Two board members are selected by chaptersl however, the board has certain
rights to refuse the selected candidates.  Chapter-selected candidates will
be appointed in 2012.

The WMF-wide community holds an election in odd-numbered years to nominate
three candidates. Again, the board has certain rights to refuse the
candidates with the most votes.

The remainder of the board members are selected for their expertise, with
the exception of the "Founder" seat which is approved on a regular basis.

The primary responsibility of Board members is to the Foundation, not to the
community or the chapters or to any other external agent.

This is all available for review in the Bylaws.[1]


[1] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws#Section_3._Selection.

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