On 17 April 2016 at 21:52, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> But recent discussions have included the possibility of spinning off
> components of WMF and/or a breakup of the WMF organization, partly as a way
> to mitigate the systemic risk from a dysfunctional or underperforming WMF.
> So, should we be looking for an ED with the expectation that he or she will
> manage an organization with 250+ employees, or should we look for someone
> who has experience with spinoffs and/or breakups?

There has been a small amount of discussion of a vaguely-defined,
hypothetical split, which has involved only a handful of people. The
idea has not been tested with the wider community, much less developed
as a formal proposal. That's not a good basis on which to appoint an

Andy Mabbett

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