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

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Nov 2 19:49:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2 Nov 2012 15:25:59 -0400, Nathan wrote:
> While I'm sure most readers understand these principles well already,
> they are worth restating: the Foundation is not a wiki. It is not
> purely a democracy. Greater democracy has not, to my knowledge, been
> shown to correspond with greater effectiveness in non-profit
> management. The WMF is not a membership organization. Legally, the
> practice of allowing the editing community to elect members to its
> board is voluntary.

Sure. But we should be grateful to Internet Brands for explaining us 
recently in very clear terms what happens if an organization running a 
Wiki project does not listen to volunteers.


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