Dear friends of open and free knowledge,
Let us raise the bar,
To the level of positive and constructive,
Don't bite the newcomers,
Assume good faith.
Keep a good balance,
Between work and life,
Don't do overtime without prior authorization,
Enjoy your weekend.
Meet friends and family,
Engage in meaningful discourse,
Go on a hike, walking or biking,
Enjoy fresh air.
Find a mentor and a coach,
If you don't have one,
Start journaling for a daily
Reflection on accomplishment,
And to record your gratitude.
Be nice to your boss,
The next one maybe worse.
Acknowledge that we live,
In a complex and confusing world,
Rapidly changing both within,
And outside the Wikimedia movement.
From my perspective I do not,
Question the ability of the BoT,
To rubberstamp decisions based on,
Recommendations by the FDC.
Join the pilot or experiment at,
And set your preferences for
Categories to watch or unwatch,
And mute whatever you like.
There are so many positions unfillled,
That I don't recommend to open more,
Before I have asked suggestions,
From each of you for who would be:
A great CTO at the Wikipedia Foundation A great leader of Community
Or someone to fill the BoT seat,
Vacated by Arnnon Geshuri.
Have a nice weekend,
Op 19 feb. 2016 22:11 schreef "Sam Klein" <sjkl...@hcs.harvard.edu>:
> Dear Siko,
> I was trying to phrase something like this, but you beat me to it. This
> discussion gives me hope.
> Siko writes:
> > Ido, Ori, Sydney, Shani, Ben, Delphine, Gayle, thank you for your
> > and wisdom in this thread. I know how rarely some of us speak on this
> > and I appreciate you raising your voices here, now. I need to believe
> > the power of the collective leadership that so many volunteers and staff
> > are showing here will ultimately be strong enough to ensure that the
> > Wikimedia Foundation has the leadership that its mission deserves.
> Thank you to Ori, Dan, Brion, and other staff for sharing your thoughts
> over the past days, and dispelling some of the mystery and uncertainty.
> To the board, please engage. We are in this together, and depend on one
> another. Have an honest conversation with the staff and community about
> the immediate problems, let us find a way forward. Dariusz, don't fall
> silent – we need your perspective.
> Delphine writes:
> > <epic snip>
> > We freaking built an encyclopedia, of course we can take care of it
> > having to fear everyone and their brother! And while an organisation is
> > a wiki, and revert not always an option, I'm pretty sure that
> More to be said here, but first: I hope you will finish this thought.
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