I would hope that the Board is now planning an executive transition for WMF. I would like to ask the Board to be transparent about this, including making timely posts to this mailing list and proactively posting documents and timelines on Meta and Commons.
I would hope that people skills, communications skills, and cultural fit are high on the list of priorities for the next executive. I also hope that the current Board members will thoughtfully consider whether it's in the best interests of the Wikimedia Foundation and the larger Wikimedia movement for them to continue as Board members. By human nature, people are suited to different roles, both in work and in volunteer leadership capacities. It seems to me that Lila and at least some Board members have interests, skills and abilities that could be beneficial in other organizations or in different roles in the Wikimedia movement. Having the courage to change is far from the end of the world; Arrnon did it, a number of staff members are doing it, and I hope that Lila and at least some Board members will follow their example so that in the long run everyone will be in places that are good for them. Also in the long run I hope that the Wikimedia Foundation and our volunteer community will emerge strong, resilient, healthy, and vibrant. Pine _______________________________________________ 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>