It would be interesting to know if the people who participated in that decision actually had the legal authority to make it. They might have, but this would be worth further inquiry.
Pine On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:03 PM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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. > > > > 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 " > [ > m > ] > embership was previously described in the bylaws but not actually > implemented." >  > > Sarah > > 1. > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2006-December/072001.html > _______________________________________________ > 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>