Employees of WMDE, a large chunk of whose funding is dependent on the decisions of the body they have just been enfranchised to vote for.
Yeah, no COI there *at all*. On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > The idea of community elected seats is just that; the electors are members > of the community. So if we decide that employees of community > organizations, like the WMF, are part of the Wikimedia community... then > they should have the right to vote on community seats of the Board of > Trustees. Whether any individual member of the community has a second > opportunity to influence the composition of the board is irrelevant to > determining whether they should have suffrage as a member of the global > community. > > Not to put too fine a point on it, but there are many people eligible to > vote in the election that also have chapter affiliations which give them a > voice in the chapter-appointed seats. Since we don't disenfranchise them > for their "double vote" power, we should not disenfranchise other people > that meet our working definition of who counts as a member of the > community. Either staff employed on behalf of the movement count > everywhere, or they don't count at all; there is no reason I can see that > employees of the WMF are more entitled to vote than, say, employees of > WMDE. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>