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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 11:56:32 UTC 2012


Seeing as there was no public discussion of these amendments, to my
knowledge, can you at least explain them now?

The responsibilities of the Secretary and Treasurer are board
responsibilities. While the day-to-day work of the role may be delegated to
staff, it is still the job of the board to ensure that everything is done
correctly. How does the board intend to do that in future? Have individual
trustees been appointed as liaisons to these new officers? Or are there
committees to oversee their work?
On Nov 2, 2012 9:29 AM, "Bishakha Datta" <bishakhadatta at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> At its in-person meeting of 26 October, the Board of Trustees also approved
> the two following resolutions:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Amended_Bylaws
> This resolution approved the revised and amended Foundation bylaws. The
> updated Bylaws are being adopted to ensure the Foundation's continued
> compliance with applicable laws and to further clarify certain procedural
> matters.
> Please note the substantive change in Article V: Officers and Duties. As
> per the amendments, the Secretary and Treasurer are now non-trustee officer
> positions.
> In line with this amendment, non-trustees have been appointed to both these
> positions.
> The resolution approving these appointments is published at:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Appointment_of_Foundation_Staff_Officers
> All resolutions from the in-person meeting of 26 October have now been
> published.
> Questions and comments, as always, are welcome.
> Best
> Bishakha
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