I'm currently the one in charge of coordinating (on the staff side) the
Standing Elections Committee (Greg resigned from the committee when he
became a communications department contractor and I'm not sure why you
pinged Lane, I assume because of the Affiliate Appointments process but
that is not
I like the idea of a boot camp or orientation for board members, which
could be applicable to both affiliate and WMF boards. I believe that the
standing Elections Committee, once it is operational, has plans to work on
this, along with cultivating a list of good candidates for affiliate and
On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Chris Keating
> If I read Denny's email correctly, this section is broader than conflict of
>> I discussed with Jan-Bart, then chair, what is and what is not
> appropriate to
>> pursue as a member of the Board. I
On 11 April 2016 at 13:29, Chris Keating wrote:
> > I discussed with Jan-Bart, then chair, what is and what is not
> appropriate to
> > pursue as a member of the Board. I understood and followed his advice,
> > it was frustrating. It was infuriatingly limiting.
Dealing with COI is more than just declaring it. It also needs to be
managed. Denny's COI issues were apparently somewhat self-managed to a
certain extent, but please pay mind to this part of what he wrote:
I discussed with Jan-Bart, then chair, what is and what is not appropriate to
Any COI generates burocracy. After or before.
Doing it before helps to avoid empty seats.
In an election is the same community to check it. If there is an
appointment, there is not a preliminary extensive check. A potential COI is
revealed after the appointment.
Il 09 Apr 2016 12:15, "Gerard
On 11 April 2016 at 14:03, Anders Wennersten wrote:
> The election does not elect members of the Board, and I have not written
Firstly, please don't top-post.
> The election does, though, elect candidates to be considered by the Board
> for appointment to the
The election does not elect members of the Board, and I have not written
The election does, though, elect candidates to be considered by the
Board for appointment to the Board
The three members in the Board are not community elected (and I have
never written that), but they are
On 9 April 2016 at 07:26, Anders Wennersten wrote:
> this is the second community selected
ITYM "community suggested". The selection is done by the board.
> that has left the Board within a year
> after being appointed, and before any future election
There are no
Establish alternates who are non-voting members but are in the wings waiting to
fill vacancies. It’s a win-win.
> On Apr 10, 2016, at 4:02 AM, James Heilman wrote:
> Two community elected members every 1.5 years would be a good. Three could
> than be
Two community elected members every 1.5 years would be a good. Three could
than be elected if someone steps down.
On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Pine W wrote:
> I forgot to add that one of the benefits of having elections scheduled
> every year is that if a
I forgot to add that one of the benefits of having elections scheduled
every year is that if a community-elected member departs from the board in
the first year of their term, then it's simple to have another seat elected
in the next cycle to fill the remainder of that term..
On Sun, Apr
I'm glad we're thinking about how to improve Board elections, including
about possible screening for COI issues early in the election process.
Thinking also about Board composition, what if we changed Jimmy's seat to
another community-elected seat, and ran elections for what would be 4
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
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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