Hi James Alexander, Thanks for writing here. As a WMF insider, do you know who recommended Arnnon to the trustees for a seat on the board?
I can think of no reason why that should be a secret. Thanks, Fae On 10 January 2016 at 10:16, James Alexander <jameso...@gmail.com> wrote: > Oh dear god everyone... [This is in general, not any specific person] > > I think everyone knows there are a lot of legitimate concerns to be > concerned about and certainly Arnnon's actions at Google are legitimate for > question however this whole "google is controlling the board/wmf" line of > thought is turning into a huge and enormous conspiracy theory and what > seems to be a giant school of red herring > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_herring>. We haven't quite yet gotten to > "Frieda has 6 letters in her name and you know what else has 6 letters in > it's name? GOOGLE!" but we're getting damn close. If anything the only > concern about google I've heard within the actual WMF is that the > "Knowledge Engine" was a plan to 'compete' against google for traffic (for > the record my personal opinion is that would be a waste of money on > something we could never succeed if true but ALSO that it isn't actually > true at all at this point). > > There are a lot of people with legitimate and understandable concerns (in > many ways I wish I could take part in the discussion but there is just no > good way to do that) but please let's try to keep the lines of thought as > sane as possible (which I know is the norm for all of you so I know it's > possible). When people get worked up and there is a lack of information our > imagination can always get the best of us, I certainly understand that, but > it is rarely helpful. > > James > User:Jamesofur > User:Jalexander-WMF -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae _______________________________________________ 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>