[Wikimedia-l] Community consultation + Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director selection process

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 10:08:42 UTC 2014

I don't know what to think about a final community consultation on a 
specific name. Personally I suspect that I wouldn't be able to say 
anything about it, as with 
	Speaking of which, I wonder how the problems there were addressed: 
apparently they just expanded the search and reduced the number of 
people participating, but I see no answers to the question: «Have we 
been looking for a unicorn -- somebody who doesn't exist in the real 
world? [...] too insular? [...] unfairly comparing [...]?».
	If an answer was found, I'd like to know it. To me that only looked 
like a rhetorical question, because of course I have no idea what exact 
criteria/questions/interview practices are being applied or if unfair 
comparisons were made. To avoid another fiasco, it would probably be 
useful to publish on Meta an anonymised table of candidates, pointing 
out strengths and weaknesses in a single line for each. Then one could 
say «oh, look, "criterion" 175 made 12 otherwise awesome candidates 
"fail", do we really need it?».


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