Although there may be aspects of the Doc James situation that legitimately must, or at least should, stay private, I am sure more can be revealed than has been to date.
Let me see if I can help with one aspect of the issue. One stated reason that information has not been forthcoming, has been that revealing it could be a violation of Doc James's own privacy or his expectations of confidentiality. I expect that if asked point-blank, Dr. Heilman would agree to waive any confidentiality interest that he personally might have in keeping any aspect of the matter confidential or undisclosed. So I hereby ask him if he is able and willing to do that.. (My apologies if this has been done before and I missed it.) Doc James' agreeing that nothing needs to be kept confidential for HIS sake will not cut the entire Gordian knot that has kept this situation unclear for months -- but perhaps it will be helpful at least to some extent. Newyorkbrad/IBM On 2/29/16, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > Nathan, as pretty much always, is correct. > > Everybody is tired of this mystery. > > I'm not blaming anybody - it's part of the unfortunate atmosphere of > unnecessary secrecy, which plagued us for way too long. That's what creates > the accusations and the wild rumors in all sides. We all have to fix it in > ourselves. > > Simply telling everybody's stories fully and openly is the only right thing > now. > בתאריך 29 בפבר׳ 2016 15:53, "Nathan" <nawr...@gmail.com> כתב: > >> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> >> wrote: >> >> > >> > One of the things that someone asked me privately to discuss is what I >> > think of the possibility of James running for the board again. >> > >> > First, I have no opinion about whether or not he will be eligible at the >> > next election. That's a matter for people other than me to decide. I >> > don't know. >> > >> > Second, if he is eligible, and if he runs, and if he wins, then I will >> > support his joining the board. Because I've been willing to be vocal >> > about what I view as his failures, people have sometimes gotten the >> > mistaken impression that this is primarily a personal conflict between >> > him and me. That's not true. Before the board vote to remove him, I >> > told him that I would vote with the majority - because it is my feeling >> > that on matters of trust, if he was unable to command the trust of at >> > least the majority of other trustees, his position would be untenable. >> > >> > Third, it may interest you all to know that I did not and would not have >> > instigated the meeting in which he was removed from the board. Indeed, >> > I missed an online board meeting where things happened apparently that >> > brought this to a head, and in the final meeting with James, I mainly >> > inquired "What brought this up now?" as I thought things were settling >> > down. >> > >> > Fourth, having said all of that, I remain very disappointed in James and >> > the way he has spun this without coming forward with the community about >> > what happened. He claimed reasons for his dismissal that everyone else >> > on the board agrees unanimously are not the reasons. I haven't seen him >> > acknowledge that he was wrong about that, and I haven't seen him own up >> > to the things that actually upset people. >> > >> > There are many narratives being spun by people who weren't there, who >> > have made all kinds of assumption that aren't true. >> > >> >> There is a simple and easy way to rectify this: you and the other members >> of the board can honestly and fully describe the circumstances that led >> you >> to eject Heilman from the board. I've seen lots of indirect and >> non-specific claims from both sides; I wish you would all stop making >> vague >> assertions and just tell us what happened. I'm sure you can come up with >> lots of reasons why you Simply Cannot Do That, but if that's the case then >> maybe stop talking about it altogether. >> _______________________________________________ >> 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> _______________________________________________ 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>