On 5 March 2016 at 03:21, Brion Vibber <bvib...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> There's less weakness in admitting a failure honestly, retreating and
> regrouping, than in powering through when knowing oneself unprepared.

Fallacy of the excluded middle.

In any case that doesn't change the fundamental problem. The only
formal mechanism the wider community of editors has to control the
activities of the foundation is via the nominal community seats on the
board. Things in that respect are pretty bad. We've lost our
apparently most effective member and the replacement is currently
doing pet rock impressions.

In more recent times the only practical level of control the board has
exercised is appointing the ED. If they are given that up the wider
community no longer has any formal mechanisms of control left.

While that may not be the intent of the WMF employees it is where we are.


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