Congratulations and welcome back Maria!
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
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
It's refreshing to see you back as a member of the Board. The movement
needs your wisdom, experience, clarity and attitude!! <3
El 29/01/2016 a las 05:27 p.m., Patricio Lorente escribió:
I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the open community
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
It's good to have María back, indeed.
Congratulations and welcome back, María!
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The advantages and disadvantages are articulated here, though I have to say
I wasn't aware of it until Patricio posted it just now.
Say welcome to María on
or just like the post there.
Op 29 jan. 2016 16:27 schreef "Patricio Lorente" :
> Dear all,
> I am happy to announce the Board
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,
Thank you for the information. I would be interested in an elaboration
of the advantages and disadvantages of a community election, though.
2016-01-29 16:27 GMT+01:00 Patricio Lorente :
> Dear all,
> I am happy to announce the
Congratulations María! It's good to see you on the board.
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Congratulations, María! I am sure your experience, sensibility and wisdom
will be of great help for the Foundation at this difficult time.
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Ziko van Dijk wrote:
> Dear Patricio,
> Thank you for the information. I would be
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
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.
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
There was many solution to the situation and I personally felt the board choose
one of the less bad ;-)
> Le 29 janv. 2016 à 16:27, Patricio Lorente a
> écrit :
> Dear all,
> I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the
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
Simplest and wisest solution on both short and medium term.
Il 29/01/2016 16:27, Patricio Lorente ha scritto:
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
It is good to see her back on board again, Maria Khosh Umadi (welcome back
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic wrote:
> > If I remember well (not willing to
On 2016-01-29 17:56, Dariusz Jemielniak wrote:
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Milos Rancic
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
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter
> 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
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
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
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.
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On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Dariusz
Congratulations for your appointment!
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
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
"*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
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
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
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:09 PM Tomasz W. Kozlowski
> 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
I have to disagree with this statement.
Looks like a voting has been avoided... :/
... but María Sefidari is a good decision :-). Congrats.
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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
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