On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 7:09 PM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Sarah, if the volunteer community was organised and had its own, functional
> representative body that had the community's trust and respect, that would,
> to some degree, correct the present asymmetry between us and the WMF.
> Our only rights in relation to them are to fork or leave. While we are
> atomised, the latter is our only option. Organised, forking becomes a
> serious possibility. Of course, I hope it never comes to that. But without
> that possibility, we are in the position of just having to take whatever
> from the WMF - good and bad.
> Anthony Cole
> ​Anthony, I do agree that the community should organize. ​

​I would prefer to see the Foundation become a membership organization with
different bylaws so that we are actually electing​ the trustees. A separate
body would be good, although the Board could ignore that body too if it
wanted. But yes, any kind of organizing is better than the present

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