On 2 January 2016 at 21:25, Kevin Gorman <kgor...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for coming forward, Ben and Asaf.
Yes, thank you. These statements cast a much needed healthy light on the events leading up to James being kicked off the WMF board. ... > If documents were intentionally held from James while he was still in fact > a sitting trustee that were either distributed to other trustees, that were > drectly asked for by James, or that were reasonably necessary for him to > uphold his duties of loyalty and care to WMF, I believe an outside > investigation by a nonprofit consulting group that WMF doesn't have a > pre-existing relationship is likely necessary. This now appears unacceptably sordid politicking by at least some of the current board of trustees, and is sufficient cause for involved trustees to promptly resign. However based on the past behaviour and statements of the unelected board members, this will never happen by itself. As has been suggested on this list several times, an independent review with published recommendations for both immediate action and longer term improvement is necessary. Appropriate ethical trustee behaviour would then be seen to be in place and measured. I don't see how any Wikimedian can claim the current board of the WMF to be competent. No board should be beyond accountability for their actions. It's time to see some swift credible changes made, that have more impact than re-arranging the deckchairs. Fae _______________________________________________ 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>