Under Florida law (https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/617.0808), there is a distinction between removals for cause and removals not for cause (https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/617.0808).
Removals not for cause require a 2/3 majority (this standard was still met). If you are unwilling or unable to specify the reason for removal, I think you should at least specify whether it was for cause. Thanks, Matt Flaschen On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Patricio Lorente <patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear all, > > Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees voted to remove one of the > Trustees, Dr. James Heilman, from the Board. His term ended effective > immediately. > > This was not a decision the Board took lightly. The Board has a > responsibility to the Wikimedia movement and the Wikimedia Foundation to > ensure that the Board functions with mutual confidence to ensure effective > governance. Following serious consideration, the Board felt this removal > decision was a necessary step at this time. The resolution will be > published shortly. > > This decision creates an open seat for a community-selected Trustee. The > Board is committed to filling this open community seat as quickly as > possible. We will reach out to the 2015 election committee > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Committee> > to discuss our options, and will keep you informed as we determine next > steps. > > Patricio Lorente > > Chair, Board of Trustees > > Wikimedia Foundation > > -- > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: 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 New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>