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
background and whether she adequately informed the governance committee of
what she knew.

Pine

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 7:59 AM, Ruslan Takayev 
wrote:

> 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 would appear this past was never
> mentioned in the presentation to the board by her. At best this could be
> seen as an attempt to secure "jobs for the boys"; at worst it can be seen
> as incompetence on the part of Boryana.
>
> On 11 January, Lila Tretikov posted to this very list,[1] and stated:
>
> "I would like to thank everyone involved in this search, especially Amy
> Elder and Boryana , who managed the recruiting process through a new, open
> approach."
>
> When was this "new, open approach" to recruitment introduced? It certainly
> was not prior to the appoinment of Arnnon to the Board, otherwise we
> wouldn't be where we are at now. And what is this "new, open approach"?
>
> Unfortunately for Lila, she has now publicly backed her HR team, and as she
> would certainly have been involved in the recruitment of Boryana, this
> reflects poorly on her as well. Lila already has enough issues to deal
> with, as they relate to her tenure as WMF ED, particularly if Gayle Young
> is to be believed (there is nothing to suggest she shouldn't!)[2]
>
> I look forward to a response Patricio, rather than the sound of crickets
> that the community has come to expect from the WMF, the BoT and yourself
> over the last month.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ruslan Takayev
>
> [1]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-January/080987.html
> [2]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Requests_for_comment/Vote_of_no_confidence_on_Arnnon_Geshuri/sig=prev=15276441
>
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:52 AM, Patricio Lorente <
> patricio.lore...@gmail.com> 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. To
> > paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the
> important
> > discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the
> times
> > to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for
> helping
> > us to move forward.
> >
> > The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> > selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s
> departure.
> > We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in
> our
> > community, and also to Arnnon.
> >
> > Patricio and Alice
> >
> > 
> >
> > Patricio Lorente
> > Chair, Board of Trustees
> >
> > Alice Wiegand
> > Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
> > --
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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 would appear this past was never
mentioned in the presentation to the board by her. At best this could be
seen as an attempt to secure "jobs for the boys"; at worst it can be seen
as incompetence on the part of Boryana.

On 11 January, Lila Tretikov posted to this very list,[1] and stated:

"I would like to thank everyone involved in this search, especially Amy
Elder and Boryana , who managed the recruiting process through a new, open
approach."

When was this "new, open approach" to recruitment introduced? It certainly
was not prior to the appoinment of Arnnon to the Board, otherwise we
wouldn't be where we are at now. And what is this "new, open approach"?

Unfortunately for Lila, she has now publicly backed her HR team, and as she
would certainly have been involved in the recruitment of Boryana, this
reflects poorly on her as well. Lila already has enough issues to deal
with, as they relate to her tenure as WMF ED, particularly if Gayle Young
is to be believed (there is nothing to suggest she shouldn't!)[2]

I look forward to a response Patricio, rather than the sound of crickets
that the community has come to expect from the WMF, the BoT and yourself
over the last month.

Warm regards,

Ruslan Takayev

[1]
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-January/080987.html
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Requests_for_comment/Vote_of_no_confidence_on_Arnnon_Geshuri/sig=prev=15276441

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:52 AM, Patricio Lorente <
patricio.lore...@gmail.com> 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. To
> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
>
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
>
> Patricio and Alice
>
> 
>
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
>
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
> --
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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, during which it
can be so easy to make unexpected mistakes. For trustees and leadership
coming from outside of our movement, being aligned with our vision and our
values is simply the first step in the process. As I have learned, from
there it is a long and difficult journey to learn what matters *most* to
our diverse community, and to align those values with the Foundation.  I am
still learning, and will never stop learning, growing and adapting.
Similarly, when trustees and leadership come from the *within* the
movement, they must adapt to and grok new perspectives, and see with new
lenses.

An essential part of improving our governance involves welcoming our
incoming trustees and leadership, integrating them into our movement, and
providing support and guidance as they take their important first steps.

I know this is something our trustees are actively thinking about.

Lila



On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:04 AM, Josh Lim  wrote:

> 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 for people in our community who may show an
> interest in what we do but to who we don’t always see eye-to-eye on our
> values.  While I still think that this episode will generate a whole lot of
> lessons for us to learn from, I hope that Arnnon will continue to engage
> with the movement in a meaningful way even though he is no longer a part of
> the Board.  Thank you for taking heed of the community, and I hope that
> despite what may be a rude awakening, that you will find your place among
> us, somehow, somewhere in the movement.
>
> Hopefully, now that this episode has come to a close, we can finally begin
> the process of healing and figuring out what went wrong.  There’s still a
> lot of things left unaccounted for, and I hope that after this, the Board
> will continue to build on that momentum by doing the right thing and
> helping the community understand what on Earth happened over the last few
> weeks so we can finally move forward.
>
> Josh
>
> > Wiadomość napisana przez Patricio Lorente 
> w dniu 28.01.2016, o godz. 04:52:
> >
> > 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. To
> > paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the
> important
> > discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the
> times
> > to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for
> helping
> > us to move forward.
> >
> > The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> > selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s
> departure.
> > We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in
> our
> > community, and also to Arnnon.
> >
> > Patricio and Alice
> >
> > 
> >
> > Patricio Lorente
> > Chair, Board of Trustees
> >
> > Alice Wiegand
> > Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
> > --
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> Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University
> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
>
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> 321-7582
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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 his past actions, we can continue to 
find places for people in our community who may show an interest in what we do 
but to who we don’t always see eye-to-eye on our values.  While I still think 
that this episode will generate a whole lot of lessons for us to learn from, I 
hope that Arnnon will continue to engage with the movement in a meaningful way 
even though he is no longer a part of the Board.  Thank you for taking heed of 
the community, and I hope that despite what may be a rude awakening, that you 
will find your place among us, somehow, somewhere in the movement.

Hopefully, now that this episode has come to a close, we can finally begin the 
process of healing and figuring out what went wrong.  There’s still a lot of 
things left unaccounted for, and I hope that after this, the Board will 
continue to build on that momentum by doing the right thing and helping the 
community understand what on Earth happened over the last few weeks so we can 
finally move forward.

Josh


Wiadomość napisana przez Patricio Lorente  w dniu 
28.01.2016, o godz. 04:52:

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. To
paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
us to move forward.

The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
community, and also to Arnnon.

Patricio and Alice



Patricio Lorente
Chair, Board of Trustees

Alice Wiegand
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes in the Board

2016-01-28 Thread philippe
I believe Kat says it well.

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> 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
> role, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been
> valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which
> is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
> challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
> down.
> 
> -Kat
> 
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:52 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. To
>> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
>> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
>> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
>> us to move forward.
>> 
>> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
>> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
>> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
>> community, and also to Arnnon.
>> 
>> Patricio and Alice
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Patricio Lorente
>> Chair, Board of Trustees
>> 
>> Alice Wiegand
>> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
>> --
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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, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been
>> valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which
>> is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
>> challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
>> down.
>>
>> -Kat
>>
> If Kat can echo me, then I can echo Kat. Thank you to the Board, and
> Arnnon in particular.
>
> --Michael Snow
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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 for people in our community who may show an interest in what we do 
but to who we don’t always see eye-to-eye on our values.  While I still think 
that this episode will generate a whole lot of lessons for us to learn from, I 
hope that Arnnon will continue to engage with the movement in a meaningful way 
even though he is no longer a part of the Board.  Thank you for taking heed of 
the community, and I hope that despite what may be a rude awakening, that you 
will find your place among us, somehow, somewhere in the movement.

Hopefully, now that this episode has come to a close, we can finally begin the 
process of healing and figuring out what went wrong.  There’s still a lot of 
things left unaccounted for, and I hope that after this, the Board will 
continue to build on that momentum by doing the right thing and helping the 
community understand what on Earth happened over the last few weeks so we can 
finally move forward.

Josh

> Wiadomość napisana przez Patricio Lorente  w dniu 
> 28.01.2016, o godz. 04:52:
> 
> 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. To
> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
> 
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
> 
> Patricio and Alice
> 
> 
> 
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
> 
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
> --
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Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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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 would have been
valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which
is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
down.

-Kat

If Kat can echo me, then I can echo Kat. Thank you to the Board, and
Arnnon in particular.

--Michael Snow

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Echo echo echo.

Thank you Arnnon and Board.

Anthere






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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
willingness to support our movement in any way it needs. While it was the
right thing to do, it could not have been easy, and  I have to say I really
respect that.

best,

Dariusz

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 4:44 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 willingness to step up to the task, which
> is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
> challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
> down.
>
> -Kat
>
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:52 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. To
> > paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the
> important
> > discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the
> times
> > to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for
> helping
> > us to move forward.
> >
> > The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> > selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s
> departure.
> > We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in
> our
> > community, and also to Arnnon.
> >
> > Patricio and Alice
> >
> > 
> >
> > Patricio Lorente
> > Chair, Board of Trustees
> >
> > Alice Wiegand
> > Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
> > --
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i grupy badawczej NeRDS
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Ethnography of Wikipedia" (2014, Stanford University Press) mojego
autorstwa http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=24010

Recenzje
Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
Pacific Standard:
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/killed-wikipedia-93777/
Motherboard: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-ethnography-of-wikipedia
The Wikipedian:
http://thewikipedian.net/2014/10/10/dariusz-jemielniak-common-knowledge
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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

On 28 January 2016 at 06:52, 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. To
> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
>
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
>
> Patricio and Alice
>
> 
>
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
>
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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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,
> 
> 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 important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
> 
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
> 
> Patricio and Alice
> 
> 
> 
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
> 
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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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 willingness to step up to the task, which
is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
down.

-Kat
If Kat can echo me, then I can echo Kat. Thank you to the Board, and 
Arnnon in particular.


--Michael Snow

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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 Arnnon and the Board.

I'm sorry this situation arose, but this was the best way to resolve it.

Best wishes,

Matt Flaschen


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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
>> role, and that your considerable experience and skills would have been
>> valuable. I appreciate your willingness to step up to the task, which
>> is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
>> challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
>> down.
>>
>> -Kat
>>
> If Kat can echo me, then I can echo Kat. Thank you to the Board, and
> Arnnon in particular.
>
> --Michael Snow
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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 documents will be posted on Meta, and if not, provide an
explanation to the community why they cannot be made public?

To recap, Jimmy Wales said over two weeks ago on his talk page[1] that in
his opinion the documentation should be posted on Meta, to clear the air
around this issue. However, nothing appears to have happened since then.

Andreas

[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AJimbo_Wales=698861097=698860874
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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 important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
>
>
Thank you, Arnnon (and the rest of the board) for making the right
decision.

Chris
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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
>  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. To
>> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
>> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
>> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
>> us to move forward.
>>
>> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
>> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
>> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
>> community, and also to Arnnon.
>>
>> Patricio and Alice
>>
>> 
>>
>> Patricio Lorente
>> Chair, Board of Trustees
>>
>> Alice Wiegand
>> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
>> --
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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 George Osborne follows suite.



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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 Board. To
paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
us to move forward.

The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
community, and also to Arnnon.

Patricio and Alice



Patricio Lorente
Chair, Board of Trustees

Alice Wiegand
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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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  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 George Osborne follows suite.
>
>
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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, Arnnon decided to step down from the Board. To
> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
>
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
>
> Patricio and Alice
>
> 
>
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
>
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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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.
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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
is not a small thing to ask of anyone, and now in light of the
challenges and complications it would bring, your willingness to step
down.

-Kat

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:52 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. To
> paraphrase his words, he doesn't want to be a distraction for the important
> discussions that the community and the Foundation need to face in the times
> to come. We want to thank Arnnon for his ongoing commitment and for helping
> us to move forward.
>
> The Board Governance Committee is working to improve and update our
> selection processes before we fill the vacancy left by Arnnon’s departure.
> We are sorry for the distress and confusion this has caused to some in our
> community, and also to Arnnon.
>
> Patricio and Alice
>
> 
>
> Patricio Lorente
> Chair, Board of Trustees
>
> Alice Wiegand
> Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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