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

Bishakha Datta bishakhadatta at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 16:44:25 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Bence Damokos <bdamokos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Bishakha,
> In my opinion, given the generally curious nature of our movement, it might
> be a good idea to make more preparatory material for the board meetings
> available publicly in advance.
> Not necessarily as a way to allow comments or input, but as a matter of
> transparency. Especially for proposals that are not likely to be changed
> during the meeting (e.g. the technical bylaw amendments) and that will
> become public as a result of the board vote, it might be possible to
> publish them in advance without any adverse consequences, and resulting in
> greater transparency.
> (In this regard, the fact that Sue's recommendations were on Meta already
> was a great step; without knowing the exact deliberations that happened at
> the meeting, probably the bylaw amendments and the committee charters could
> have been made public in advance.)
> Fair point. And kudos to Sue for creating her recommendations on Meta.

But I do (now speaking personally) actually agree with your larger point,
and this is something we will discuss on the Board and, hopefully, take on
board more fully.


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