Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-02-11 Thread Pine W
I am bumping this thread because I am very much interested in the questions about the nature of the "new, open approach" to Board member recruiting that led to the situation with Arnnon. Also, it is regrettably difficult to avoid asking questions about the extent to which Boryana knew of Arnnon's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-02-06 Thread Ruslan Takayev
Patricio, et al Are we any closer to having public comments from the BoT on how the Arrnon debacle was able to occur? I am especially interested in how Boryana fits in with this. Given Boryana's shared history t Telsa with Arnnon, she would surely have known about Arnnon's past at Google, but it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-29 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hi Josh, I agree there are solid improvements to be made with respect to recruiting of our trustees, and with partnering with our community. Perhaps the election committee can play a role in checking out the finalists, for example. On-boarding trustees and leadership is a critical process,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Kurt Kulac
+1 Am 28.01.2016 um 13:04 schrieb Josh Lim: Thank you, Patricio, for the heads-up. I’m sure that it must’ve been difficult for everyone, especially those on the Board. It was very honorable of Arnnon to step down in deference to the community, and I hope that while we may be indignant at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Michael Maggs
Thank you. This was the right thing to do in the circumstances. Michael (writing in my personal capacity) Patricio Lorente wrote: Dear All, Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread philippe
I believe Kat says it well. -- Philippe Beaudette > On Jan 27, 2016, at 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: > > Thank you, Patricio. > > And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for > you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Pete Forsyth
+1 On Jan 27, 2016 10:18 PM, "Michael Snow" wrote: > On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: > >> Thank you, Patricio. >> >> And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for >> you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the >> role,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Josh Lim
Thank you, Patricio, for the heads-up. I’m sure that it must’ve been difficult for everyone, especially those on the Board. It was very honorable of Arnnon to step down in deference to the community, and I hope that while we may be indignant at his past actions, we can continue to find places

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread Florence Devouard
Le 28/01/16 07:18, Michael Snow a écrit : On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
hi, Since I am one of the few people in the movement who spoke to Arnnon face-to-face, I want to write that he is a really modest, while sparking-bright person, explicitly enthusiastic about Wikimedia and free knowledge. I want to thank him for his maturity and confirming in action the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Craig Franklin
Thankyou Arnnon. I imagine it can't have been a pleasant decision for you to make when you obviously feel that you have a lot to contribute, but I think your decision is in the best interests of the Foundation and of the movement generally, and for that I am appreciative. Cheers, Craig Franklin

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Charles Andres WMCH
For once, I think any +1 message will be useful to demonstrate how this decision was expected by a large number of people, across several language community. Thanks Charles > Le 27 janv. 2016 à 21:52, Patricio Lorente a > écrit : > > Dear All, > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Michael Snow
On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been valuable. I appreciate your

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 01/27/2016 03:52 PM, Patricio Lorente wrote: Dear All, Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed internally. Earlier today, Arnnon decided to step down from the Board. Thank you to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Shani
+1. Shani. On 28 Jan 2016 08:18, "Michael Snow" wrote: > On 1/27/2016 1:44 PM, Kat Walsh wrote: > >> Thank you, Patricio. >> >> And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for >> you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the >>

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Andreas Kolbe
On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: > Thank you, Arnnon! Indeed. Thank you, Arnnon, and best wishes to you. Given that this matter is concluded, can the board now please come to a decision on whether the Knight Foundation grant letter and grant application

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Chris Keating
> > Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the > Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed > internally. Earlier today, Arnnon decided to step down from the Board. To > paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Sydney Poore
Thank you Arnnon for helping us move forward. Sydney Sydney Poore User:FloNight Wikipedian in Residence at Cochrane Collaboration On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: > Thank you, Arnnon! > > On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 9:52 PM, Patricio Lorente >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Lilburne
On 27/01/2016 21:04, Andreas Kolbe wrote: On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Milos Rancic wrote: Thank you, Arnnon! Indeed. Thank you, Arnnon, and best wishes to you. This is a reminder that very little touched by Google remains untainted, in the UK we hope that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Vituzzu
Thank you Arnnon. Vito Il 27/01/2016 21:52, Patricio Lorente ha scritto: Dear All, Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed internally. Earlier today, Arnnon decided to step down from the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Anna Stillwell
Thank you for the update. I'm sure that it has been difficult for all involved. Best wishes, /a On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Lilburne wrote: > On 27/01/2016 21:04, Andreas Kolbe wrote: > >> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Milos Rancic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Milos Rancic
Thank you, Arnnon! On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 9:52 PM, Patricio Lorente wrote: > Dear All, > > Throughout the discussion about the appointment of Arnnon Geshuri to the > Board of Trustees, the Board has carefully listened to you and discussed > internally. Earlier today,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Nathan
Thank you Patricio and Arnnon, and good luck and best wishes to Arnnon. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-27 Thread Kat Walsh
Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Arnnon. I am sure this must have been difficult for you, that you had every intention of bringing your best work to the role, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which