[Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Fri Nov 2 11:23:57 UTC 2012

Dear Bishakha,

could you please elaborate why the board has chosen for a secretive
amendment procedure here, rather than sharing the proposed amendments with
the community and asking their input on it? Especially where it concerns
such non-trivial changes.

I hope that also other board members will share their view on this process,
and why they didn't ask input of the community themselves. I would have
expected such questions especially from those board members that were
(s)elected by the community and/or the chapters. Do you consider such
community discussions unwanted? Was there an exceptional legal threat that
required these changes at short notice?

Kind regards,

2012/11/2 Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>

> Just reiterating for the n-th time on this list that people would
> appreciate if you publicly shared draft bylaws amendments before approving
> them.
> The consistent lack of transparency in such fundamental decisions within
> the WMF is always astonishing.
> After the fact, I'd appreciate a readable resolution or diff as both
> https://wikimediafoundation.**org/wiki/Resolution:Amended_**Bylaws<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Amended_Bylaws>and <
> https://wikimediafoundation.**org/w/index.php?title=Bylaws&**
> diff=84853&oldid=84852<https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Bylaws&diff=84853&oldid=84852>>
> are useless.
> Nemo
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