I wanted to explicitly state that a number of us are reading intensively many of the ideas suggested in a diversity of channels, including this mailing list.
We are hearing you. We cannot reply to all of them, as we simply lack the bandwidth. But we are listening. Thank you for your passion. On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Gayle Karen Young <gayleka...@gmail.com> wrote: > I know this isn't easy - not on the Board, not on the senior staff, not on > the staff, and not on Lila. > I'm so sorry and sad for all of us where this has come to, and there is an > enormous amount of goodwill and skill in supporting the board in moving > forward and doing the thorough planning it needs to do from this point > onward. > > Wishing you well always, > Gayle > > > On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Sydney Poore <sydney.po...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Patricio, thanks for the update. > > > > I appreciate you and Lila informing the wikimedia movement now, before > all > > of the details of the transition plan are complete. > > > > As the BoT works on a transition strategy and plans for hiring a new ED, > > perhaps a member of the Board can take on the role of Chief Communicator. > > > > Understandably, it is not always easy to know when to make announcements > > and updates to the wikimedia movement especially when plans are > incomplete. > > > > At this moment in time, a good communication strategy that keeps everyone > > regularly informed will help build a stronger bond between the WMF Board > > and the rest of wikimedia movement. > > > > My thoughts are with you and the rest of the Board as you work through > this > > situation. > > > > Warm regards, > > Sydney > > > > > > Sydney Poore > > User:FloNight > > Wikipedian in Residence > > at Cochrane Collaboration > > > > On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Patricio Lorente < > > patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Dear friends, > > > > > > This week, the Board of Trustees accepted Lila’s resignation. Her last > > day > > > will be March 31, 2016. > > > > > > I would like to thank Lila for her efforts over these past two years, > and > > > her passion for our shared mission. Together, we wish her the best in > her > > > future endeavors and accomplishments. > > > > > > The Board of Trustees is meeting regularly to determine next steps. Our > > > top priority is to develop a clear transition plan that seeks to build > > > confidence with community and staff, appoint interim leadership, and > > begin > > > the search for a new Executive Director. We will continue working > closely > > > together over the coming days, and will share an update next week. > > > > > > This work will require extensive collaboration by the Board over the > next > > > few weeks. Although we know you’ll have questions, it is likely we’ll > be > > > very focused on planning the next steps. We appreciate your patience > and > > > understanding during this time. > > > > > > Patricio > > > > > > TRANSLATION NOTE: This message is also posted on Meta at the Board > > > Noticeboard for for translation. You can find it here: > > > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/25_February_2016_-_Executive_transition_planning > > > -- > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > > > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > > > community. For more information about Wikimedia-l: > > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > > > _______________________________________________ > > > WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list > > > wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org > > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>