Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-29 Thread Patricio Lorente
Dear friends: Now that I am back home, I want to thank you all for your nice words. This has been a long journey, but I believe that we finally arrived to a safe place. I have a lot of confidence in Christophe and Maria, and of course, in Katherine's leadership. Let's commit to support and help

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Delphine Ménard
Patricio, many many thanks to you for having kept your cool during the hard times. Thanks to you and Frieda for services rendered, and on to time off from Wikimedia mandates (it's kinda cool, you'll see). Congratulations to Christophe and María. And hugs all around. :D Delphine On Fri, Jun 24,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Risker
Thank you to Christophe and Nataliia for taking on these new and important responsibilities. And thanks to Christophe and Maria for taking on the Chair and Vice Chair roles. I also extend my thanks to Patricio and Frieda for your service on the board including the time that Patricio has served

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-24 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Congratulations go to Christophe, and also thank you for making yourself a candidate. Your years of experience in the movement and personality are are great asset and we are lucky to have you. The good news is that you have a great organisation to support you in helping you do a good job! Like

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees appointments and officer positions

2016-06-23 Thread Johan Jönsson
Thank you both, Patricio and Alice. //Johan Jönsson -- Den 23 juni 2016 6:02 em skrev "Patricio Lorente" < patricio.lore...@gmail.com>: Hello everyone, I am happy to share that as of today, Christophe Henner and Nataliia Tymkiv have formally joined the Board of Trustees as affiliate

[Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread James Heilman
On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last election. I have worked in the last six month to honor the trust placed in me by advocating for our values, communities, and projects. Sincerely James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Surely there must be a board resolution that needs to be pubished regarding this? On 29 Dec 2015 9:44 am, "James Heilman" wrote: > On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. > Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Nathan
On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 9:17 PM, John Mark Vandenberg wrote: > Surely there must be a board resolution that needs to be pubished regarding > this? It was published. It contains no information beyond the OP. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread John Mark Vandenberg
Nod. Found it. :/ https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:James_Heilman_Removal On 29 Dec 2015 1:21 pm, "Nathan" wrote: > On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 9:17 PM, John Mark Vandenberg > wrote: > > > Surely there must be a board resolution that needs to be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Pete Forsyth
On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Nathan wrote: > It was published. It contains no information beyond the OP. > > Well, it contains a bit more -- it clarifies that his removal also ends his terms on various committees, and -- rather significant, I think -- it states the names

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Ricordisamoa
Wut? Il 28/12/2015 23:43, James Heilman ha scritto: On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last election. I have worked in the last six month to honor the trust placed in me by advocating for our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread SarahSV
On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 3:43 PM, James Heilman wrote: > On Dec 28th 2015 I was removed from the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. > Many thanks to all those who gave me their support during the last > election. I have worked in the last six month to honor the trust placed in >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Todd Allen
I join everyone else here in hoping we'll be hearing a very good reason for this. I understand it may not be possible (or wise) for Doc James to provide that, but it certainly shouldn't be done for simple differences of opinion. On Dec 28, 2015 4:17 PM, "SarahSV" wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Milos Rancic
This is not good. I suppose Board will give us an explanation of what happened, so we could discuss it here. On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM, Kevin Gorman wrote: > Dr James, thank you for your work in Wikimedia governance (and for that > matter, management so far.) I really

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread
Anyone who has worked with James on the projects will know how seriously committed he is to open knowledge and that he is held in the highest regard by the community for his achievements and character. Losing him from the WMF board is a severe blow for fellow volunteers. With James voted in as a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Board of Trustees

2015-12-28 Thread Lane Rasberry
I hope that the WMF board and James are able to collaborate a bit further to give an explanation of the cause of this, and that the explanation given is to the mutual satisfaction of both the board and James. I presume that the current notice of dismissal without explanation is not the