[Wikimedia-l] Board resolutions on bylaw amendments and appointment of Foundation staff officers
bishakhadatta at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 12:59:20 UTC 2012
Dear Thomas, Lodewijk and others,
I will reply to this thread once I finish the work meeting at which I am
On Nov 2, 2012 5:26 PM, "Thomas Dalton" <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > positions.
> > In line with this amendment, non-trustees have been appointed to both
> > positions.
> > The resolution approving these appointments is published at:
> > 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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