I really, really hope that, as fast as one can be written, a resolution explaining more fully the circumstances of James' departure from the board is written and passed. If there are legal reasons that mean that his departure cannot be more fully explained, that itself needs to be noted - and I hope they're particularly strong reasons. Without looking up the vote count in the last election: James has the trust of a huge segment of the community, and also has a much stronger sense of direction in how WMF should be steered than many of our trustees have in the past. His sudden removal (the power mechanism I've cobbled together to have my laptop functional today is hilarious) without further explanation looks way too much like one of only three directly elected trustees spoke up too openly in a way that wasn't welcomed about the directions he thought Wikimedia should go - even though he literally published a platform before he was elected. The sudden removal of a very well respected community elected trustee has at least the appearance of a board that may not want to be responsive to those who literally create it's only valuable asset.
Best, KG On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > Add me as well. > Eager to know what happened. > _______________________________________________ > 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>