The contribution of Jan-Bart and Stu cannot be ignored.They have immensely put effort for the movement, and were involved for a long time. Thank you Jan-Bart and Stu for your commitment and contribution.
Regards, Tanweer On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > I just wanted to add my thanks as well as both Jan-Bart and Stu have served > the movement with a huge amount of dedication and commitment for many years > and helped steer the WMF through many challenges. It has been a real > pleasure to work with both of you. > > Thank you both for everything you have done and best wishes for the future! > > On a more practical note as there is now no Dutch person on the WMF board I > am concerned that there is now no obvious supplier of stroopwafel at board > meetings - has a proper impact assessment been conducted? > > Chris > > On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Steven Walling <steven.wall...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Thanks for starting this thread Lodewijk. > > > > Jan-Bart and Stu: Wikimedia has been lucky to have your participation > over > > these years. > > > > Stu, thank you in particular for helping steer the financial governance > of > > the Wikimedia movement. Your expertise and professionalism have been > deeply > > important to making sure Wikimedia is a good steward of the money > entrusted > > to us by donors. > > > > Jan-Bart, my friend, you are a force to be reckoned with. It is difficult > > to sum up the total impact of your leadership in the movement. I find > > myself falling back on memories not just of your formal role on the > board, > > but of your warmth and generosity of spirit. I hope leaving the board > (this > > time) doesn't mean your Wikimania streak will be broken. ;-) > > > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:11 PM Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> > > wrote: > > > > > While we have long discussions on this list about board composition, we > > > seem to almost ignore the fact that two long time veterans are leaving > > the > > > Wikimedia Foundation board, as scheduled. Jan-Bart de Vreede and Stu > West > > > have been around longer than many regular editors nowadays, and I think > > > there are not many people who can recall the days that the board didn't > > > have them on it. I have never had the pleasure to serve on the board > with > > > them, but a little thank-you from our community side, would seem in > > place. > > > > > > Stu joined the board already in 2008 (filling Michael Davis' seat), and > > has > > > been a solid power on the board's audit responsibilities (I believe he > > > chaired the audit committee for quite a while) and was a force behind > the > > > accountability of movement affiliates. While we often strongly > disagreed > > on > > > affiliate issues, I appreciate the fact that he always remained > > > constructive and wanted to think about solutions rather than problems. > He > > > served both as treasurer and vice chair. > > > > > > Jan-Bart was on the board even longer, since early 2007, and I recall > > > already working with him through Kennisnet (a Dutch foundation for > > > education and IT) before that. Jan-Bart is one of those rare people who > > > went to ALL wikimania conferences, and can be easily recognised there > > with > > > his big smile. I can't remember a theme Jan-Bart didn't work on in the > > past > > > years (Affiliates, HR, searching a new Executive Director) and he > served > > > the board in many positions, including as chair. > > > > > > I'm sure that the WMF communications staff and/or board has a nice > > thankyou > > > coming up - with a more accurate description of the awesome work they > > did, > > > that I now made up from the top of my head. But in the mean time, I'd > > like > > > to do it myself: Thank you Jan-Bart and Stu for all the time, energy > and > > > effort that you poured into our movement. I know that not all of us > > > appreciate this as much as we perhaps should, and sometimes you may > even > > > have perceived us as hostile. I do sincerely hope that you had fun with > > us > > > though, and I'm confident that you made a big dent in our impossible > > > mission of sharing the sum of all knowledge with everyone. > > > > > > I hope to meet you again soon, at least in Italy at Wikimania, and I > hope > > > to see you around in our movement in many different ways. > > > > > > Best, > > > > > > Lodewijk > > > _______________________________________________ > > > 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> > > > _______________________________________________ > 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> > -- Regards, Tanweer Morshed _______________________________________________ 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>