Hi, while all this sounds not bad I am wondering what the reasoning behind
the extention of the time serving would be, as well if one wants to limit
the number of terms what good a waiting time would do to break this limit
again.

Rupert
 On Jun 23, 2015 2:51 AM, "Samuel Klein" <s...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Thank you, Stephen.
>
> Some context: the Board recently discussed ways to update its composition
> and selection processes.  In March, there was a Meta discussion about this:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Thinking_about_the_WMF_Board_composition
>
> Topics discussed and agreed upon by the board in recent months:
> * Changing term lengths to 3 years
> * Setting a term limit of 6 consecutive years
>
> Topics still under consideration:
> * Changing board size to 9 or 11 members
> * Selection processes: including the process for appointments & a standing
> election committee
>
> Many of these will involve a change to the Bylaws, such as the one below.
>
> Sam
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM, Stephen LaPorte <slapo...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is considering an amendment to
> > the Bylaws to add term limits and adjust the term lengths. You can see
> the
> > proposed change here:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/June_2015_-_Term_Limits
> >
> > Please share your comments on the talk page. The proposal will be
> available
> > for two weeks before the Board votes on the amendment.
> >
> > Best,
> > Stephen
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