Matt, here <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Jimbo_Wales&diff=697407200&oldid=697407110>, Jimmy says this was a removal for cause.
Anthony Cole <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Anthonyhcole> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Matthew Flaschen < matthew.flasc...@gatech.edu> wrote: > On 12/29/2015 07:19 AM, Gnangarra wrote: > >> there are bigger questions than why like; >> >> - how can this take place >> - how can the community ensure its representatives independence in the >> future, >> - what effect will this have on other elected representatives on the >> board >> >> The Florida statute( >> https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/617.0808 ) referred >> to earlier says that If a director is elected by a class, chapter, or >> other >> organizational unit, or by region or other geographic grouping, the >> director may be removed only by the members of that class, chapter, unit, >> or grouping. >> > > IANAL, but I believe that clause does not apply. There are no "members of > that class, chapter, unit, or grouping." because there are no members at > all (https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws#ARTICLE_III_-_MEMBERSHIP). > It is also under "2. A majority of all votes of the members, if the > director was elected or appointed by the members." which also does not > apply for the same reason. > > To be clear, I believe the board's action was legal, but I believe that > ethically they should state whether it was for cause, and if at all > possible why he was removed. > > Matt Flaschen > > > _______________________________________________ > 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>