Congratulations and welcome back Maria!

best,
Subha

On 1/30/2016 1:44 PM, Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive) wrote:
> Congratulations Maria!
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Welcome back Maria. Recent events have shed a much-needed bright light on
>> the board, and it would have been good to hold a community election in that
>> light. We do have a limited volunteer capacity to manage elections, though,
>> and I can understand the desire not to impose too much on volunteer
>> goodwill. A shame, though. We all might have learned something from the
>> process.
>>
>> On Saturday, 30 January 2016, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> So, why not make the best of both worlds?
>>>
>>> If you need another Trustee immediately, well...I don't really think
>> that,
>>> you have a quorum without it. And an appointed trustee who lost a
>> community
>>> election is not a community elected trustee. It is insulting to say that
>>> they are. James Heilman was the community trustee, and we still have been
>>> given absolutely no specifics about his removal, just vague handwaves at
>>> "lack of trust". Why, specifically, did he lose your trust? What,
>>> specifically, did he supposedly do wrong?
>>>
>>> But if the seat absolutely must be filled, make this an interim
>> appointment
>>> until a new election is complete, and hold such an election as soon as
>>> possible. A new election is necessary, and not having one is
>> unacceptable.
>>> A lot has changed since the last one, and the individual you appointed
>> did
>>> not pass the previous election.
>>>
>>> Or in other words: This is still not acceptable.
>>>
>>> Todd
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Adam Wight <adam.m.wi...@gmail.com
>>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:09 PM Tomasz W. Kozlowski <
>>>> tom...@twkozlowski.com <javascript:;>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Considering the results of the 2015 May Board elections, I think it
>>> fair
>>>>> to say that María’s appointment to the Board lacks any community
>>>> legitimacy
>>>>> whatsoever.
>>>>
>>>> I have to disagree with this statement.  Please see my analysis of the
>>>> election, where I show that Sefidari would have been the top-ranked
>>>> candidate if we had counted votes equally.[1]  The "oppose" votes you
>>> refer
>>>> to are not serving the purpose you imagine they are, of weeding out
>>>> controversial candidates.
>>>>
>>>> Yet another hugely surprising decision from the Board, I’m sorry to
>> say.
>>>> That's another story... It would be nice to read the minutes of this
>>> Board
>>>> discussion, to see what alternatives were raised and how they were
>>>> evaluated.  It would be even nicer if the broader community had been
>>>> directly involved in deciding how to backfill their hatcheted
>>>> representative's seat.
>>>>
>>>> -Adam
>>>> [[mw:User:Adamw]]
>>>>
>>>> [1]
>>>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Adamw/Draft/Board_Election_analysis
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Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
@subhapa / https://cis-india.org


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