*English language communities and Meta*
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 21:29:32 +
From: Chris Keating
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Feedback: Community Board seats
and February 2 office hours
Thank you for being a part of Affiliate-Selected Board Selection 2019
facilitators — organising a selection process is not an easy task. And
thank you for sharing your concerns about the process so far. I would like
to clarify and explain some things below.
First, the Wikimedia
I have to say the more I look at the 'options' we are asked to feed back
on, the more confused I get.
So far as I can see there are options relating to:
1) whether there should be elections a) to the Board itself, b) to a
"selection committee" that will nominate Board members, or c) not at all
Members of the Board of Trustees and staff of the Wikimedia Foundation,
Please WMF Board of Trustees grant control of the WMF Board elections to
the Wikimedia community, especially to the two existing committees. The
Wikimedia community can manage its own values and ethics and has no need of
I am reaching out because the Call for Feedback for the
community-and-affiliate board seats officially began today and runs through
March 14.  We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback.
With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing