From the discussion on the creation of Wikimedia I remember that there
definitely was an intention to have members involved in the election
of the board. Apart from the appointed board members, there would be
two community selected members - one chosen by the editing community,
the other by the financial contributing community. However, because
there was no membership yet at the time, the first two community board
members were 'for now' both elected by the editing community. Later,
when it was decided, or when it became clear, that there would not be
paying members, the seat (with the extension of the board, seats) that
had been intended to be filled by the paying members, was changed into
the current chapter-selected board seats.

André Engels,

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