Arnnon - This is about the first piece of polished communication put out by the board regarding either recent incident - and given your professional background, it doesn't really surprise me that you are the first person involved to put out a polished communication. I have no doubt that your backgrounds at Tesla and Google helped you develop a skillset that the WMF Board truly needs - and those aren't positions you would have held if you were bad at your job. Unfortunately, your own actions prevent you from successfully fulfilling the honorable duties of a trustee. It would be one thing if the issues at hand were just rumor and innuendo, but there's already been a half a billion dollar settled class action suit involving a series of actions where, although you may not have been the absolute center, you were certainly at least quite visible on center stage, and your name is mentioned quite a bit on PACER. Some lawsuits get settled because it's easier to settle than it is to fight them - that's not the case here. Even for four tech giants, $415,000,000 isn't a nuisance settlement.
Now, lets take a further step back, and remember that the settled suit isn't for shareholder damages due to poor decisions or anything of that nature - it's for employee wages lost due to illegal and unethical anti-solicitation agreements. The companies involved deny breaking the law, but even four tech giants aren't going to give away $415,000,000 out of the goodness of their hearts, and the publicly available documents make it entirely obvious that if it had gone to trial there would have not been a good outcome for the companies involved. Let's reframe 'employee wages lost due to illegal and unethical anti-solicitation agreeements' one more time. You played a fundamental role in stealing $415,000,000 from your employees and the employees of three other companies. Even though you have a skillset that WMF needs, that is absolutely incompatible with the honorable duties of a trustee, out of line with the fundamental values of the Wikimedia movement, and even more problematic at a time when cultural matchup between the Board and everyone else is in greater doubt than at any other time in the history of Wikimedia. Resign. Please. ---- Kevin Gorman On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > It's unfair of anyone to expect Arnnon to comment about the legal case or > the circumstances surrounding it. I'm sure he has a stack of legal advice > and corporate policies that specifically prevent him from answering Todd's > questions or others. Even though I don't support the corporate collusion > that he apparently participated in, I'm starting to feel sympathetic to > Arnnon for what the Board has put him through and for the criticism and > scrutiny he will continue to suffer for as long as he remains on the Board. > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>