It is in cases like this that an advisory board could/should be an asset. I hope the board could reach out to one or more participants in that group for additional help and advice.
Regards, Thyge 2016-02-23 5:41 GMT+01:00 Risker <risker...@gmail.com>: > On 22 February 2016 at 22:00, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >> > > > 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. > > > > The instability that would result from large scale resignations of > > Board members would be devastating to WMF. > > > > That aside, under the best of circumstances, the volunteer BoT of WMF > > are faced with an extremely demanding and challenging work load. And, > > no volunteer board has the skill set to manage the problems that have > > come up over the last few months and have escalated out of control. > > > > I strongly encourage giving the BoT time to react to the most recent > > comments, and develop a responsible plan of action. > > > > > > I also agree with Sydney, and will point out that in the past year, we have > had brand new board members in 3 board-selected seats (one of whom only > participated for a few weeks), and 3 community seats (two of whom remain in > place, the third being replaced by a former board member. That is at least > five new members in a single year, no matter how one cuts it - and it > doesn't even take into consideration the ongoing process for > chapter-selected seats. > > This past year has already seen the largest turnover in board membership > that the Foundation has ever experienced; it was unusual to have more than > two seats change incumbents in all the past years. We have already seen > very significant change in the make-up of the Board, and half the board is > still learning the ropes and responsibilities. This level of change is > likely to be at least partly responsible for some of the unfortunate > situations we have seen in the last several months. But those who are > seeking a new board...well, you already have one. > > Risker/Anne > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ 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>