Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-02-01 Thread Subhashish Panigrahi
Congratulations and welcome back Maria! best, Subha On 1/30/2016 1:44 PM, Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive) wrote: > Congratulations Maria! > > On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > >> Welcome back Maria. Recent events have shed a much-needed bright light on >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-30 Thread Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive)
Congratulations Maria! On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Anthony Cole wrote: > Welcome back Maria. Recent events have shed a much-needed bright light on > the board, and it would have been good to hold a community election in that > light. We do have a limited volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-30 Thread Carlos M. Colina
Felicidades, María!! It's refreshing to see you back as a member of the Board. The movement needs your wisdom, experience, clarity and attitude!! <3 M. El 29/01/2016 a las 05:27 p.m., Patricio Lorente escribió: Dear all, I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the open community

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Milos Rancic
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > Another mistake. A lot has happened over the past few weeks. The community > should have been given a voice, in light of vast changes in circumstances > since last May. > > María, too, might have felt better about joining

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Tanvir Rahman
It's good to have María back, indeed. Congratulations and welcome back, María! T. Tanvir Rahman Wikitanvir ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Chris Keating
Hi Ziko, The advantages and disadvantages are articulated here, though I have to say I wasn't aware of it until Patricio posted it just now.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Ad Huikeshoven
Say welcome to María on https://discourse.wmflabs.org/t/appointment-of-maria-sefidari-to-wikimedia-foundation-board/32 or just like the post there. Ad Huikeshoven Op 29 jan. 2016 16:27 schreef "Patricio Lorente" : > Dear all, > > > I am happy to announce the Board

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Another mistake. A lot has happened over the past few weeks. The community should have been given a voice, in light of vast changes in circumstances since last May. María, too, might have felt better about joining the board with a clear endorsement from the community – an endorsement given now,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Dear Patricio, Thank you for the information. I would be interested in an elaboration of the advantages and disadvantages of a community election, though. Kind regards Ziko 2016-01-29 16:27 GMT+01:00 Patricio Lorente : > Dear all, > > > I am happy to announce the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Richard Symonds
Congratulations María! It's good to see you on the board. Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065 0992 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Galileo Vidoni
Congratulations, María! I am sure your experience, sensibility and wisdom will be of great help for the Foundation at this difficult time. Galileo On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Ziko van Dijk wrote: > Dear Patricio, > > Thank you for the information. I would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Josh Lim
I am happy to see María returning to the Board, though I wish it took place under happier circumstances. I have confidence in her wisdom and her ability to help steer us out of this mess, though I certainly hope that she’ll be able to commit to whatever it is that James was fighting for while

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: > If I remember well (not willing to check), Maria got the most of the > votes on the elections (more than any of the elected members), which > means that it's fair that she becomes a Board member. > > that is correct.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Salvador A
¡Felicidades María! Happy to see you again in the Board. Thanks to the BoT and to the 2015 Elections Committee for all the efforts solving this problem. The diversity inside the Board gets many benefits with this appointment. I trust you María! 2016-01-29 9:44 GMT-06:00 Galileo Vidoni

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Chandres Wikipedia
Thanks Patricio, There was many solution to the situation and I personally felt the board choose one of the less bad ;-) charles > Le 29 janv. 2016 à 16:27, Patricio Lorente a > écrit : > > Dear all, > > > I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Osmar Valdebenito
Congratulations María! I'm sure that her experience and support from the community (given she had the most favourable votes in the election a few months ago) will be important to bring the Board back on track after so many unfortunate decisions in the past weeks. 2016-01-29 13:15 GMT-03:00 Ad

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Vituzzu
Simplest and wisest solution on both short and medium term. Vito Il 29/01/2016 16:27, Patricio Lorente ha scritto: Dear all, I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the open community Trustee seat at our meeting this weekend. On Saturday, María Sefidari will accept an appointment to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Mardetanha
It is good to see her back on board again, Maria Khosh Umadi (welcome back in Farsi) Mardetanha On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: > On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: > > > If I remember well (not willing to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2016-01-29 17:56, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote: On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic wrote: If I remember well (not willing to check), Maria got the most of the votes on the elections (more than any of the elected members), which means that it's fair that she

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter wrote: > Whereas this is a correct statement, it is irrelevant. The voters voted > knowing that only support votes count. If the system were different, they > could have voted differently. > > Sure, and with many alternative

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Sydney Poore
Congratulations, María. In a perfect world, this seat would be confirmed with a community election. But, the circumstances as they are now, selecting her is a reasonable decision and one that I support. The larger conversation about WMF annual plan and strategy, the Board elections and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Nathan
Thanks Maria for agreeing to join the Board in this manner and at this time. On the subject of advantages vs. disadvantages... I imagine one of the most important is that a new election may have seen the community elect James Heilman again, requiring the board to publicly pass over him in favor

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Sydney Poore
I agree. And most importantly, I don't think that the results of the last election show that the community has a lack of confidence in her returning to the Board. Sydney Sydney Poore User:FloNight Wikipedian in Residence at Cochrane Collaboration On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Dariusz

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Eduardo Testart
María, Congratulations for your appointment! Cheers! On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 7:17 PM, Sam Klein wrote: > Thank you, Patricio & María. > > On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > > > Appointing María to the vacant seat is the best

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Sam Klein
Thank you, Patricio & María. On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Liam Wyatt wrote: > Appointing María to the vacant seat is the best decision in the > circumstances IMO. Not only does she come with strong "community seat" > legitimacy as the person who came 'next' in the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Jens Best
Patricio writes: "*we **have important issues to address in the near future.*" Does that mean: "So, we don't want to be disturbed by maybe another 'asking the wrong questions'-guy we again have then to get rid of in the process by "losing trust in him". We'll better stick to people from who we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Anthony Cole
Welcome back Maria. Recent events have shed a much-needed bright light on the board, and it would have been good to hold a community election in that light. We do have a limited volunteer capacity to manage elections, though, and I can understand the desire not to impose too much on volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Todd Allen
So, why not make the best of both worlds? If you need another Trustee immediately, well...I don't really think that, you have a quorum without it. And an appointed trustee who lost a community election is not a community elected trustee. It is insulting to say that they are. James Heilman was the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Adam Wight
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:09 PM Tomasz W. Kozlowski wrote: > Considering the results of the 2015 May Board elections, I think it fair > to say that María’s appointment to the Board lacks any community legitimacy > whatsoever. I have to disagree with this statement.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Steinsplitter Wiki
Looks like a voting has been avoided... :/ ... but María Sefidari is a good decision :-). Congrats. > From: mardetanha.w...@gmail.com > Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:33:46 +0330 > To: dar...@alk.edu.pl; wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of Ma

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appointment of María Sefidari to Wikimedia Foundation Board

2016-01-29 Thread Liam Wyatt
Congratulations María on your return to the Board - or commiserations depending on your perspective! Appointing María to the vacant seat is the best decision in the circumstances IMO. Not only does she come with strong "community seat" legitimacy as the person who came 'next' in the quite-recent