Enjoy your trip Jimmy. It's been about 20 years since I last travelled there. Let me know if you want me to join you for a strategic chat.
Please consider declaring your conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalty more publicly, or changing your role away from being a voting WMF trustee, say by becoming a respected WMF board advisor. You have made many defensive remarks in public this year in advance of Lila's resignation about the previously secret Knowledge Engine / Search Engine project, yet you have not explained how ethically you could at the same time be part of the WMF board decision to support funding the project when Wikia would be a direct beneficiary of its development, along with yourself benefiting financially. As this is a matter of board governance, I am copying the board members in on this email. Hopefully at least one of your fellow trustees will want to ask some questions and publish some answers, eventually. Thanks, Fae On 26 February 2016 at 10:39, GorillaWarfare <gorillawarfarewikipe...@gmail.com> wrote: > I would be curious to hear precisely what you hope to accomplish from your > trip to San Francisco. How do you plan to communicate what you learn to the > rest of the Board of Trustees, and to those who will be instrumental in > shaping the changes that will happen to the WMF in the near future? How do > you plan to speak to staff members, who have seen many of their coworkers > leave or be forced out in the last few years? How do you plan to increase > morale among an incredibly demoralized group? > > I too hope that your return will be marked by "careful listening and > thoughtful consideration" that Brion Vibber describes, not to mention > strong actions resulting from what you learn during your trip. But quite > frankly, Vibber's communications with the Wikimedia community outside of > the Foundation have far surpassed yours in clarity and transparency. I hope > that you will improve upon your messaging, but I would like clear > reassurance that you realize this is necessary. > > There have been many things that have not impressed me recently: how the > Wikimedia Foundation chose to handle the lack of transparency surrounding > WMF actions (even once they were leaked), how the Board has handled the > past unrest surrounding the Executive Director and senior leadership, > communication surrounding James Heilman's removal... the list really goes > on and on. > > I would love to know whether you supported Lila Tretikov's departure. It is > clear that she did not up and resign on her own, and I would like to know > if you were one of the folks who thought her departure would be beneficial, > or if you preferred she "weather the storm," so to speak. > > I would also like to hear a clear statement about what you think can be > gained from your return to San Francisco. > > Thank you, > Molly White > User:GorillaWarfare > English Wikipedia community member > _______________________________________________ > 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> -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae Personal and confidential, please do not circulate or re-quote. _______________________________________________ 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>