On 2016-02-23 14:30, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
Well, since someone brought that up, I'd risk asking:
Does it make any sense to make the board in some of its future incarnations
more representative?
More representative of the editors?
More representative of the world's lands and languages?
More representative of the world's different economic regions?
More representative of some relevant professional fields that are relevant
for being in the Board of a massively-international-and-multilingual
transparent web-oriented education-oriented non-profit?


Hi Amir,

in my personal opinion, the current composition of the Board (elected vs nominated by affiliates vs appointed seats) is in principle fine. It can be fine-tuned by moving may be one seat here and there, but this is a big deal and it is not clear for me how it is needed.

A big question which was there from the very beginning is how to ensure the diversity. This is related to the composition of the board. We know if we make all seats directly elected we do not necessarily have the desired diversity and needed skills. If we make all of them appointed we can in principle have diversity and skills (though recent events shown this can have some problematic side issues) but then the community has no voice.

I do not know how this can be currently solved. Or, to be precise, how one can solve it without compromising on bigger issues.

Cheers
Yaroslav

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