Hoi,
I really hope that the question is not answered and when answered the
answer is no.

I am so sick and tired of this nonsense. It never stops and there is
supposed to be only one answer. There are two alternatives; no answer and
not as you like it.
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 26 July 2016 at 06:53, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi BGC,
>
> I asked a question earlier in this thread which seems to have been
> overlooked. Is the BGC (or the Board as a whole) considering whether the
> Founder's seat will become an elected seat in the forseeable future?
>
> Pine
>
> On Jul 20, 2016 21:20, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Daruisz and all who worked on this.
> >
> > Looking at the bigger picture, the tone and pace of changes in WMF
> > governance over the past few months feel like a breath of fresh air. I
> hope
> > that this direction and pace continue.
> >
> > Speaking of elections and governance, will the Founder's seat become an
> > elected seat? It may be too early to answer this question, but I hope
> that
> > the BGC gives it some careful thought.
> >
> > Thanks again,
> >
> > Pine
> >
> > On Jul 20, 2016 18:00, "Dariusz Jemielniak" <dar...@alk.edu.pl> wrote:
> >
> >> Dear members of the Wikimedia community,
> >>
> >> As you know the board passed a resolution allowing for the creation of a
> >> standing Elections Committee in November of last year [1]. Per the
> >> implementing resolution, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has
> >> appointed
> >> the initial members from the recommendation of the Executive Director
> and
> >> her staff. We will be starting with 6 committee members:
> >>
> >>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:Ajraddatz
> >>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Ajraddatz>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:Mardetanha
> >>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Mardetanha>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:Ruslik0
> >>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Ruslik0>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:Philippe
> >>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Philippe>slate
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:KTC <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/KTC>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    User:Atropine
> >>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Atropine>
> >>
> >>
> >> They will be joined by two official advisors from the Wikimedia
> >> Foundation:
> >>
> >>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    James Alexander (Manager, Trust & Safety) from Community Engagement
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    Stephen LaPorte (Senior Legal Counsel) from the WMF Legal team
> >>
> >>
> >> They will also be working closely with the BGC as a whole and especially
> >> Nataliia and me. Because I may consider applying as a candidate in the
> >> upcoming community-selection process I will be recusing for any
> >> discussions
> >> involving that election[2].
> >>
> >> The new committee, along with the BGC, will, of course, be able to
> choose
> >> how many members and advisors they truly need and how to recruit the
> best
> >> candidates. One of the first orders of business for the committee will
> be
> >> to decide on a process for expanding its membership through some form of
> >> open call. While there is an enormous amount of work for the committee
> to
> >> do, it can be expected that they will begin looking at:
> >>
> >>
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    The selection of a committee Chair
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    The dates and process for the upcoming community selection process
> (and
> >>    consider shortening the terms and having community elections in early
> >> 2017,
> >>    so that the elected members would join the Board at April
> meeting[3]).
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    The method of voting for that process both for the upcoming selection
> >>    and the future and
> >>    -
> >>
> >>    The composition of the board and how to ensure a steady supply of
> good
> >>    candidates (in particular, making sure that the candidates have the
> >>    skills and expertise matching the Board skill matrix while making
> sure
> >> that
> >>    the process is still owned by the community[4]).
> >>
> >>
> >> Just as the BGC is committed to greater transparency (see for example
> our
> >> recent minutes[5]), the committee will likely consult with the wider
> >> Wikimedia community in developing and revising election procedures
> within
> >> the scope of this charter to the greatest extent possible.
> >>
> >> This day has been a long time coming and is the result of requests made
> by
> >> multiple different temporary election committees over the years. I'm
> glad
> >> to finally see it come to fruition and hope that it will allow our
> >> selection process to continue to expand and improve well beyond the
> >> record-breaking election we had in 2015.
> >>
> >> Before I sign off I also wanted to call out the amazing work of the 2015
> >> temporary Election Committee[6]. They were put together in 2015 to do
> one
> >> thing: run an election. They did that well (with almost 3x the
> >> participation of the next largest year) but then they went well beyond
> the
> >> call of duty in serving as an advisory body to the board, offering
> >> invaluable feedback on how to fill the empty community selected seats we
> >> saw this year. They did not have to do this, but they did it anyway,
> and I
> >> hope that everyone can acknowledge the stress and courage that took.
> >>
> >> Please join me in thanking the 2015 committee and welcoming the new
> >> standing committee!
> >>
> >> Dariusz Jemielniak ("pundit", current Board member)
> >>
> >>
> >>    - [1]
> >> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Elections_Committee
> >>    - [2] See also my disclosure to the BGC on that matter:
> >>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/2017_Election_Disclosure
> >>    - [3]
> >>
> >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-June/084592.html
> >>
> >>
> >>    - [4]
> >>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix
> >>    - [5]
> >>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/Minutes_07-08-2016
> >>    - [6]
> >>
> >>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015/Committee#Membership
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
> >> New messages to: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> >> 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: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> 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: Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, 
<mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>

Reply via email to