Dariusz Jemielniak wrote:
> I've been also thinking about revitalizing our Advisory Board - the way I
> would like to see it would be dividing it into (a) community (b) tech and
> (c) academic subgroups, available for immediate consulting and feedback.

As Adam Wight recently pointed out on wikimediafoundation.org, it's not
clear that the Advisory Board currently has any appointees:
<https://wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/104459#Current_status.3F>.

Relevant Board resolutions:
* "Advisory board" (2006)
  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/98250
* "Amending the Term of Advisory Board Members" (2013)
  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/98267

There were appointments made in 2014 that carried through until the first
Board meeting of 2015. There's no indication that appointments were made
for 2015 or now 2016, which seems to mean that the Advisory Board still
exists, but without any members currently.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees apparently discussed the
Advisory Board in July 2015 at Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City:
<https://wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/104529#Advisory_Board>.

I think it would be nice to get clarification on the current status of the
Advisory Board before discussing ways to improve it.

MZMcBride



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