I think Pine's message rather illustrates my point. Pine seems to assume that the alternative is between people experienced in the WMF ways of doing things and novices. Actually, there are plenty of people in the world with experience in being trustees of non-proft organisations, and technical expertise, and experience of knowledge representation and dissemination, and the robustness to hold senior employees to account, who are not closely connected with the WMF or its affiliates. They mainly live a long way from Silicon Valley, too.
For the avoidance of doubt, I have never been a candidate for, let alone held, any position, paid or voluntary, in or related to the WMF or any associated organisation. "Rogol" _______________________________________________ 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>