Sarah, I'd prefer to see the "keeping the servers running" role completely
separate from the community. As an organised community, if we become
dissatisfied with the service being provided by the WMF, we could just sack
them (or not renew their contract) and take on a new infrastructure
contractor to "keep the servers running." Organised, we - the people who
actually created this thing and actively maintain it - could set the course
for its development.
On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:09 AM, 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
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:47 AM, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 6:23 PM, Denny Vrandecic <
>> > To make a few things about the Board of Trustees clear - things that
>> > be true now matter how much you reorganize it:
>> > - the Board members have duties of care and loyalty to the Foundation -
>> > to the movement.
>> > Hi Denny,
>> Blue Avocado, the non-profit magazine, offers a somewhat different view.
>> They have published a board-member "contract" to give non-profit directors
>> an idea of what's expected of them. It includes:
>> I will interpret our constituencies' needs and values to the organization,
>> speak out for their interests, and on their behalf, hold the organization
>> " 
>>  http://www.blueavocado.org/content/board-member-contract
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