+1 Whether to record meetings is a separate question from whether to release the recordings publicly.
We have seen a lot of disagreement among Trustees recently. That's a massive and *entirely avoidable* distraction for the movement. Please, start recording the meetings -- if only for the benefit of Trustees and their (understandably fallible) memories. And please revisit the question of whether or not to release some of those video recordings publicly -- but not urgently. That part can wait until after some more pressing things have been sorted out. I have yet to hear a good argument why recording meetings (irrespective of whether the recordings are made public) would be a bad thing. -Pete [[User:Peteforsyth]] On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 7:15 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM, jytdog <jyt...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi > > > > This is my first posting here. Sorry if I do anything wrong. > > > > I wanted to note here the following post from James Heilman: > > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-February/082816.html > > > > And I guess this one too > > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-February/082763.html > > > > I fully understand what folks have said about the unworkability of > > videotaping meetings, and I also understand and appreciate what Risker > > wrote about minutes being legal documents that need to reviewed and > > approved by all. > > > > At the same time, some enduring record seems essential. Recordings that > > are not made public, but that can be used to verify when things like the > > above happen? So not open, but recorded? > > > > What is really hard about those two posts, is the irresolvable > differences > > in statements that were made about those events. Really hard. > > I agree. > > Start recording now, for private use of the board and associated staff > to save them time and so at least the internal disputes are about what > was meant rather than what was actually said. > > And push the "open" part part of this topic until further down the > road, when there is a little more bandwidth to evaluate it properly. > > -- > John Vandenberg > > _______________________________________________ > 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>