I will admit that if I knew I would likely not be wiling to say without
talking to others first. However I will never lie and I can honestly say
that I do not.
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 2:27 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > imagination can always get the best of us, I certainly understand that,
> > it is rarely helpful.
> > James
> > User:Jamesofur
> > User:Jalexander-WMF
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