We should not have direct elections to the board. We should have a "house of representatives" with X members from each part of the world and charged with electing the board and decide major issues like location of the WMF, changed of bylaws etc.
Regards, Thyge 2016-02-23 14:38 GMT+01:00 Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>: > 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 > > > _______________________________________________ > 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>