[Foundation-l] Fwd: Re: [VereinDE-l] Bericht zur Verleihung der Zedler-Me...

Virgilio A. P. Machado vam at fct.unl.pt
Sun Dec 5 00:52:05 UTC 2010

Dear Mr. Will Johnson

Recently I put together a text on "A civilized community." It is 
quite long. Nevertheless, I would welcome any suggestions, comments 
an/or criticism you might have. 

Before that I was engaged in working on Portuguese Wikipedia 
governance issues, some of which are sorely shared with practically 
all Wikimedia projects.



Needless to say that that work has already been under attack, and has 
been put on hold by the divine intervention of the Meta administration.


The period for my reeducation is drawing to a close. I hope that I'll 
be automatically unblocked soon. If I have to rely on the enlightened 
benevolence of the Meta administration I might end up forgotten in 
the MetaGulag, just like my request for unblock has been left in 
MetaLimbo for almost two months now.


Before I forget, you'll find here, without any surprise, why I ended 
up blocked nine days later, and my unblock request ignored. Another 
small step for Meta; one giant leap of callousness.


But I digress. Very typical of me. I would very much welcome links, 
references, bibliography anything that would be helpful in developing 
a proper governance model for Wikimedia and other virtual projects in 
dire need of separation of powers, checks and balances and full accountability.


Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapmachado)

At 16:56 04-12-2010, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/4/2010 6:50:38 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>geniice at gmail.com writes:
> > Actually we have at least 3.
> >
> > Editor, admin bureaucrat, steward, dev.
> >
> > everyone, arbcom
> >
> > Everyone, foundation, foundation board.
> >
>Not three Geni, one.
>Has anyone become Arbcom without being an admin?
>Has anyone become Bureaucrat without being an admin?
>Has anyone become Foundation Board without being an admin?
>It's all one ladder.
>Sure it's *possible* for a non-admin to be elected to Arbcom, but when it's
>never happened, the truth should be apparent.

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