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

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 10:36:30 UTC 2014

2014/1/21 Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevreede at wikimedia.org>:
> I am not going to debate the different kinds of movement representation in the board, but I would argue that the community directly and indirectly influences 100% of the board, as appointed members are appointed by (s)elected members and the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation.

What a bad joke... What does the community have to do with the
founder's seat (10% of the board)? And the members chosen by the board
itself (40%) have time and again shown that, despite their good faith
and best efforts, their understanding of the inner workings of the
community is scarce at best. I reckon (without any proof though) that
this distribution of seats is at least in part responsible for the
alienation between the Foundation and the community in 2009-2012.


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