I find this issue of Conflict of Interest exceedingly problematic.
Almost every person working and living today will have a conflict of
interest somehow, especially as one becomes a contributor to any of the
Wikimedia projects, gets to know people, tries to organize events or
promote the value of
Thanks for explaining your reasoning, which hints towards a lack of
tolerance and understanding towards people wearing several hats. It doesn't
have an easy solution, as there is too much lack of trust.
The only thing I wish is that your decision enables you to participate in
Den 2016-04-09 kl. 12:51, skrev Fæ:
leaving your seat should be made to appear like a
royal abdication or the result of failure.
Yes, another option to secure a continuity of members in the board would
be to accept resignations will occur and then have the community
election to end formally
Yes. The 'not' was implied. ;-)
Per future President Clinton, those were just my words.
If only there was a way of writing text online that could be edited
Did you miss a “not” in there?
“Trustees are an unpaid volunteer position, leaving your seat should be
made to appear like a royal abdication or the result of failure.”
“…leaving your seat should NOT be made to appear like a royal abdication or
the result of failure.”
It's quite normal for Trustees to step down due to changing interests
or after a review of interests. It would be great if the WMF board
could move over to a culture where there was far less drama and chest
beating about managing and declaring interests. Trustees are an unpaid
Really more bureaucracy? As if that does not bring its own conflict of
On 9 April 2016 at 10:20, Ilario Valdelli wrote:
> What should be noted is that a personal declaration of COI cannot be
> sufficient. Probably an evaluation of
What should be noted is that a personal declaration of COI cannot be
sufficient. Probably an evaluation of potential conflits done by a
committee as neutral body can help the candidates to better evaluate the
candidacy and to manage them better.
Il 09 Apr 2016 8:26 AM, "Anders
Your email is very interesting to understand the conflict you were
experimenting to introduce innovation and good ideas in Wikimedia projects.
In my opinion the biggest problem is the overlapping between direction and
execution. Do you think that your action would be less efficient
Denny I am sorry to have lost a friend who is on the board but I am happy
to welcome back a friend who can now express his ideas, his notions, his
opposition, his point of view. Yes you work for Google. For me it means
that you are again in an unique position to be an ambassador for both
I, as all others, has full sympathy for Danny and find that he in his
mail made an excellent explanation on how the situation made the option
to resign the only reasonable way forward
BUT this is the second community selected that has left the Board within
a year after being appointed, and
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