[WikiEN-l] It all makes so much sense now!

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 14:42:13 UTC 2008

> >  > I love how Jimbo's absolute control over Wikipedia is brought up time
>  >  >  after time in the same paragraph.  Uhm, he founded the thing and
>  >  >  chairs the organization that is responsible for it.  Duh.
>  >
>  >  Chair of the Board is currently Florence Nibart-Devouard,
> That's what I get for not doing my research.  I take it he is still in
>  some pretty prominent position, though.

He's on the board, so has one vote in board meetings. He also commands
a lot of respect from the community, which counts for a lot.

>  >  >  What next, Steve Jobs can do what he wants with Apple?  Oh noes!
>  >
>  >  Steve jobs has to answer to shareholders.
> Jimmy has to answer to us, too.  Or at least if he something stupid
>  and didn't answer to us we'd get pissed and fork.

Not legally, but in practice, yes. The management of a public company
are legally obliged to work in the interests of their shareholders.

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