Denny I never stated that I "was informed at a later point that [my] duty as a trustee is towards the WMF". I have at all times understood that I have a duty to the WMF and believe I have at all times fulfilled this duty. A duty to the foundation; however, does not permit me to act unethically and one is still required to use their own judgement.
What I did state was "Note that in later conversations I was informed that it may not be legal for board members to promise confidentiality to individual staff, as our ultimate duty is to the WMF as a whole". James On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 10:10 AM, Nathan <nawr...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Denny Vrandečić <vrande...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Just a few points of clarification: > > > > * I have, to the best of my memory, passed on information only with the > > understanding of my sources. If any of my sources disagrees with that, > > please send me a message - I want to know and understand that I made a > > mistake there. > > * We are not talking about the information being shared with the whole > > Board (this was not clear from my account, sorry). No one was asked to > > forward information to the whole Board. Instead, external legal counsel > was > > collecting the documents: they were sent to the lawyers, under > > attorney-client privilege, not to the whole Board or the Task Force. > > * I am surprised to see James state that he was informed at a later point > > that his duty as a trustee is towards the WMF, although that explains a > few > > things. He was sitting in the same room when we received legal training > at > > our first Board meeting, and he also signed (and, I assume, read) the > same > > documents I had. > > > > I am rather sad to see so many assumptions of bad faith. I was hoping > that > > by being more open about the events, it would help with transparency and > > healing. It was not easy to have this account published in the first > place, > > and now I start to see that it was possibly a mistake. > > > > It strengthens my resolution to stay away from Wikimedia politics, and I > > hope that this will free up the time and energy to get more things done. > I > > am thankful and full of respect for anyone who is willing to deal with > that > > topic in a constructive manner. > > > > Denny, thank you for your summary of events and your willingness to provide > information that wasn't widely available. I hope you continue to be willing > to do that, even understanding that there is no guarantee that criticism > will not be part of the result. Talking through these things brings up > points of confusion and misunderstanding and helps clear them up for > everyone, and this is a good thing. An example - if the WMF/board hires an > outside law firm, the attorney-client privilege is between the WMF and the > firm; individual employees are not protected against disclosure of > information by the firm to the WMF because the employee is not the client, > the WMF is. > _______________________________________________ > 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> > -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine www.opentextbookofmedicine.com _______________________________________________ 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>