Actually, no, you probably can't ask that question either - because the names of the individuals who have departed are pretty much all publicly known. (There's even a timeline in which all their names are mentioned, linked from news articles and other "external" locations.) In many jurisdictions, it is potentially illegal for employers to disclose such information; many would feel it unethical for an employer to disclose the departure conditions absent a mutual agreement between the employer and the departed. California human resources law would allow for a civil suit that could result in a large settlement, either individually or as a group (think high-tech employees lawsuit). This is an area where "transparency" very definitely intersects with the privacy rights of those individuals who are directly affected. Privacy should win.
Risker/Anne On 14 March 2016 at 12:50, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > It's an easy question to ask in a non-specific way: > > In the last six months, has the WMF approved severance agreements with > departing employees with language that, in effect, prevented them from > publicly criticizing the WMF, its management or the Board on matters of > public interest? > _______________________________________________ > 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>