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> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:44:20 +0200 > From: ar...@wikimedia.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Message just sent to the BoT > > The following is the text of a letter I just sent to the Board of Trustees. > -------------------------- > > A tale from the trenches > > I wake up every day short on sleep, check staff mail, check wikimedia-l, > check the facebook discussion group, check signpost comments, check irc, > check officewiki recent changes, check wikimediafoundation recent changes... > > I gear myself up to learn who may have left today, what they will have > said, to digest the outpouring of support and sadness from others, and the > deafening silence from those who are in a position to put an end to all of > this. > > I go over the reasons again in my mind that we're in this crisis: bad > hirings, decisions in secret, dissembling and coverups about the processes > that led to those decisions; refusal or inability to state a clear vision, > let alone get buy-in or the involvement of staff/community in shaping that > vision; restructuring the organization following these same broken > processes. And so much more. > > Make no mistake, this is not just about an ED. It's also about failure of > oversight, powerlessness of staff, and a culture of exclusion, among other > things. If, as I hope, the Board acts decisively to remove the current ED, > that will only be the first step in a mountain of work ahead of us. Hard, > painful, exhausting work. But we can't begin to get started on it until > that first step is taken. > > In November at The Meeting (you all know which one I mean), Jimmy Wales > called on all of us to give Lila Tretikov a second chance, a chance to > rebuild the trust that had been lost. We're well beyond that point now. > That trust is irrevocably broken. It's possible that she would be able to > play a part in the healing and regrouping that must happen within the WMF > going forwards, but only as a private individual. I would have to have > some distance from things in order to figure that out, and none of us has > that right now. What I do know is that the current situation is toxic, and > getting increasingly more so. > > We're bleeding out. Slowly at first, but it's a just matter of time--and > probably not much of it--before that trickle turns into a flood. I plead > with the one organization that has the ability to stop it, to step in and > do so. > > SOS... > > Sincerely, > > Ariel Glenn > tech gnome, WMF staff > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>