On 26 January 2016 at 19:07, Arnnon Geshuri <agesh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: ... > Regarding the concerns that have been raised, I have listened closely. > That said, in my opinion, there are some misconceptions and there are > mitigating considerations.
There are black and white facts which make you unsuitable to be a WMF trustee, and which the board of trustees who appointed you were not all aware of beforehand because you did not think that your key role in the antitrust scandal was an issue of ethics worth explaining. Your email statement does not address these key problems and manages to use a lot of peacock prose which when struck out amounts to "Wikimedians should move along now, nothing to see". Press coverage like the BBC's this evening which leads with Jimmy Wales' face, have damaged the WMF's reputation and our projects that rely on "Wikimedia" remaining a trusted name. As Pine has stated here, "your membership on the Board presents significant and unnecessary risks", though the fact is that your failure to resign gracefully is not a risk, but a major incident and an embarrassment. Resign your unpaid trusteeship now, as you should have done a fortnight ago, and save your fellow trustees the indignity of trying to justify their bad governance in your appointment, rather than honestly admit failure and reverse their decision. Links 1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35411208 2. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/editors-demand-ouster-of-wikimedia-board-member-involved-in-no-poach-deal/ P.S. How is that nobody can work out who nominated/invited Geshuri for the trustee position? There can be little doubt that they knew of his chequered past when they did so. Yours sincerely, Fae -- 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>