On 07/01/16 06:44, Denny Vrandecic wrote: > -- James was not removed from the Board because he was demanding more > transparency.
I'm inclined to believe James at this point, since he is the only one giving a credible explanation of causes. If he was not dismissed for this, then why was he dismissed? That he lost the confidence of the board is obvious, a truism. > As I saw it, James acted out of process, ignored advice and caused > disruption. Which process? What advice? What disruption? Are you afraid he will sue you for libel? Tell the truth: I believe that is a defence in US law, as is fair comment on a matter of public interest. I will donate to your legal costs if he does sue you. People willing to talk to the public get to influence public opinion. That is an appropriate reward for transparency. > But I wonder what kind of changes would > be required to avoid a situation like this - if the rest of the Board loses > the trust in one of its members, how should we handle this? By putting personal sensitivities aside and acting in the common good. I support the power of the board to act quickly and decisively to protect the mission, but not without public review. To act in such a way without public review is contrary to the Guiding Principles. -- Tim Starling _______________________________________________ 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>