Philippe, I feel honoured to have known you these last few years. I will sorely miss you around here, and I wish you all the best with everything.
Steven Crossin (Zhang) Sent from my iPhone > On 1 Sep 2015, at 5:01 AM, Philippe Beaudette <phili...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Dear friends, > > Six years is a long time. Over the last six years, I've been privileged to > be a part of so many things with you. And I'm proud of what we've done > together. For the last six years, I've been a part of things that will > excite me until the day that I die - the things that, together, we did in > service of that phrase - "the sum of human knowledge" - were magical. I'll > never forget them, and I've been honored to be a part of this movement. > > But it's time for me to move on. > > As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've struggled with my > health. I've come to the unpleasant realization that for my own good, I > need to step back and focus on healing, and then look around for new and > exciting opportunities. > > When Sue left, she said that her decision process included looking around > and taking stock of the people and the condition of the Foundation, and > asking herself "Is it safe? If I leave, is it safe?" and when she knew it > was, she began to consider the idea. > > I've been doing the same, obviously focused on projects and programs that > are important to me. And I look around and I know that with the > contributors that we have - brilliant, dedicated, passionate people.... and > the staff that we have - dynamic, talented, devoted, and fearless.... it's > safe. So it's time for me to move on, and to leave it to them. > > As a housekeeping note: I've agreed with Luis that I'll be available until > 9/15, though I'll be out on medical leave, so may be slow to answer > questions. If I owe you something, please remind me so that we can get it > properly assigned out. > > You can all reach out to me at any time... phili...@beaudette.me.... and > any time I see you will be a celebration. > > With my deepest affection, > > Philippe > > *Philippe Beaudette * \\ Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia > Foundation, Inc. > T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 | phili...@wikimedia.org | : @Philippewiki > <https://twitter.com/Philippewiki> > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>