Hoi,
The purpose of a board is to function and do its job. When basic and
specialised skills are of no relevance, the board will become a mouth piece
of the organisation and that is worse. So no, you are wrong.
Thanks,
       GerardM

On 29 January 2016 at 16:51, Uwe Herzke <uwe.her...@web.de> wrote:

> I fully subscribe to that notion. The board has to be equipped with
> members, who are primarily selected for their adherence with the core
> values of the Wikiverse, the five pillars[1]. The WMF is not, and should
> never be, anything like a corporation, it's an educational charitable
> non-profit NGO.
>
> "Member of the board" is not just a job but but a trusted position based
> primarily on virtue, credibility and values.
>
> Outside advise should be fetched either ad hoc or with some kind of
> standard procedure from experts, like an advisory board.
>
> Sänger
>
> [1]https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Values
>
> > Andreas Kolbe schrieb:
> > I've never understood why corporate appointees like Guy Kawasaki or the
> > just-departed Arnnon Geshuri are voting board members, instead of being
> on
> > the Advisory Board.
> >
> > The board structure needs to be revised, and brought in line with basic
> > democratic principles.
> >
> > Andreas
>
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