I was speaking only for myself, and I am happy to retract the comment
fully and without reservation.
The reasons for the removal have been recently put forward with
significant clarity in Denny's statement.
I was speaking colloquially in the sense that the removal was not done
capriciously or randomly but for reasons that the board thought
meaningful. I did not know and do not know the full legal meaning of
the phrase "for cause" and meant nothing more than that people had
reasons that they thought sufficient.
As I told James before the meeting, I decided to vote with the majority,
whatever that may be, on the principle that if he really had lost the
support of the rest of the board, he would not be able to function
effectively. As I have said, if James were to be re-elected by the
community, I would agree with his return to the board.
On 05/05/2016 02:09, James Heilman wrote:
Following my removal from the WMF board, Jimmy Wales publicly stated
“But in this case, it isn't relevant as this was a removal for
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#top>) 08:54, 30
December 2015 (UTC)”
If I was removed “for cause” by my fellow board members I would like
to request a written statement outlining what this cause was. In a Dec
30th, 2015 personal email JW touched on two potential reasons but they
are unfounded. If these are indeed the reasons I was removed, I feel a
public discussion would be useful.
If JW was not speaking in an official capacity and I was not removed
“for cause”, I would like to request a statement from the board to
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