On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Adam Wight <adam.m.wi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> Recent events have made me curious to learn more about the Wikimedia
> Foundation's origins and history as a membership organization.  The
> revelations about the Wikimedia Foundation Board elections being a
> recommendation for appointment rather than a direct vote seem to have been
> a surprise to many of us, and almost ten years after membership was
> eliminated, we see strongly suggestive "directly elected" language still
> being fixed on the Foundation's own Board elections page.[1]
> ​Adam, thank you for starting this discussion. Eric Moeller announced to
the list in December 2006 that the bylaws had been changed and that we were
no longer members, or as he said "​
embership was previously described in the bylaws but not actually
​ [1]


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