A little late into the discussion I just want to note that aside from the
factual reservations, which seem to make sense, the overall tone, context
and setting of the WMF Annual report is something I wholeheartedly agree
with, and I feel that it conveys a sense of urgency on a few fronts that
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Awesome news, Alex!
The rapid grants site is very welcoming and the information is very clear.
I especially appreciated the "learn" page with the guidelines, and I do
think the forum is a good idea that should definitely be explored.
Going forward, it'll be a good idea to translate guidelines,
> That's great. Please do the right thing and take the initiative to
> step down from the volunteer position of chair, so that someone with a
> history of excellent judgment on trustee governance can take the
Again, *you* may think it's a good idea. I regard Dariusz to be one of
> Your email fits perfectly with my description of the WMF board: "have
> not apologized or even changed a single part of their governance
> processes, despite vague unmeasurable offers to look into it." After
> many months there is no *commitment* to a date for any change to
So glad to see you're going to be working with the BoT and WMF employees to
help us move forward! Also, quite relieved to see all this positivity on
Wikimedia-l, finally :-)
Wishing you and the WMF team success - it's apparent from the transition
update that things are moving in
> On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Maggie Dennis
> > Hello, all.
> > I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the
> > of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement department, picking
> > the baton so ably carried
> I know this isn't easy - not on the Board, not on the senior staff, not on
> the staff, and not on Lila.
> I'm so sorry and sad for all of us where this has come to, and there is an
> enormous amount of goodwill and skill in supporting the board in moving
> forward and doing the thorough
> I can only speak for myself here, but I'm really not tied to my position :)
> If there is a clear signal from the wider community that I should step
> down, I will.
There aren't such signals, and FWIW I think there shouldn't be: while quite
a few people (myself included) expressed
Dear members of the WMF Board of Trustees,
I’ve been following the recent events silently - from the voting out of
James Heilman, to the unfortunate timing of recruiting Arnnon Geshuri and
the lack of clear, timely communication around WMF strategy in in general
and specifically around the
...And thank you Winifred, for working tirelessly to facilitate this
process, and overcome the difficulties of having to coordinate 8 different
timezones, as well as improving the S-APG process on-the-fly. Remarkable!
I look forward to participating in the next cycle ;)
From: Samuel Klein meta...@gmail.com
To: Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl, Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for FY
I second what Amir is saying, although I understand the heartbreak.
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM, wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.orgwrote:
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