Welcome to the new / old trustees. I'm thankful for your continued service
to the movement.

Let's turn our attention toward the future and work together for the
benefit of the movement.

Warmly,
/a

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
wrote:

> To be fair, while I opposed THIS particular removal from the Board, I think
> the Board SHOULD have the right to expel people who are perceived as
> disruptive, uncooperative, or not fulfilling their fiduciary duties well.
>
> Such cases should be rare, and exceptionally well grounded and explained
> (whenever possible).
>
> Best,
>
> Dj
>
> On May 23, 2017 3:14 PM, "James Salsman" <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Instead of blaming people, I blame the idea that board members should ever
> be ejected if they have lost the trust or confidence of other board
> members, or because other members feel uncomfortable working with them, or
> because they may choose to withhold or be more forthcoming with information
> than other members prefer.
>
> Joining a representative body should require a conscious effort to avoid
> groupthink, not a suicide pact to abide by it.
>
>
> On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 8:06 PM Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > +1 :-)
> >
> > The elected candidates are ideal, making me feel confident that the
> > values and aspirations of the wider Wikimedia volunteer community will
> > be well represented in the coming year.
> >
> > As previously mentioned, Alice and Jimmy were the main political
> > players in excluding Doc James from board discussions. The expulsion
> > of James from the board as an //elected// trustee has damaged the
> > reputation of the WMF board of trustees, and they must take fair
> > personal responsibility for those events. It would be great if both
> > Alice and Jimmy could speak up now, perhaps now thanking Doc James for
> > having the determination to run again for the board and ensuring the
> > community that they will do everything they can to ensure James is
> > supported and welcome, or have the wisdom to step down if they feel
> > unable to work collegiately and positively with their elected fellow
> > trustees.
> >
> > The historical theme of the WMF board being directed by trustees that
> > have never stood for an open election is an embarrassment in the light
> > of the unnecessarily policial recent history of the WMF. We are
> > overdue for the board to be seen to get their fingers out, do some
> > meaningful housekeeping, and re-invent itself as one that is properly
> > open, transparent and accountable to volunteers as well as large rich
> > donors. Naturally, well intentioned folks who "happen to" benefit from
> > their sticky conflicts of interest in directly related commercial
> > ventures, such as Wikia and Wikitrubune, should not be anywhere near
> > the board, nor should they hold positions of influence on related
> > committees and trusts where the potential conflicts of loyalty
> > represent financial and reputational risks for the Wikimedia community
> > and the Wikimedia Foundation.
> >
> > Fae
> > --
> > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
> >
> > On 23 May 2017 at 12:34, Austin Hair <adh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I normally hate +1s, but I want to congratulate Doc James on his
> > > reappointment to the board. I hope we've all learned from his previous
> > > term, and can work together to benefit the movement.
> > >
> > > With love,
> > >
> > > One of your list administrators, who would rather not have to deal with
> > > fiascos.
> > >
> > > On May 23, 2017 02:12, "Isaac Olatunde" <reachout2is...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Congratulations to the newly elected members and many thanks to
> members
> > of
> > >> the election committee.
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >>
> > >> Isaac.
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:12 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Many congrats to all the members. Good wishes and all the best.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > On 22 May 2017 at 11:53, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > > Indeed.  It would be appropriate for members of the Board to state
> > now,
> > >> > in
> > >> > > public and for the record, that they accept the democratically
> > >> expressed
> > >> > > wishes of the community and will reappoint James at the due time.
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:18 AM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com>
> > wrote:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > > matanya moses wrote:
> > >> > > > >Congratulations to María Sefidari (User:Raystorm), Dariusz
> > >> Jemielniak
> > >> > > > >(User:pundit), and James Heilman (User:Doc James) for receiving
> > the
> > >> > most
> > >> > > > >community support. Subject to a standard background check, they
> > will
> > >> > be
> > >> > > > >appointed by the Board at their August meeting at Wikimania.
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > For those wondering, two of the people who supported James'
> > removal
> > >> > from
> > >> > > > the Board of Trustees in December 2015 are still serving: Alice
> > and
> > >> > > Jimmy.
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > And the two people who opposed the resolution (Dariusz and
> James)
> > are
> > >> > now
> > >> > > > among the three people being reappointed.
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:James_
> > >> > Heilman_Removal
> > >> > > > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees
> > >> > > > * https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Former_Board_of_
> > >> > Trustees_members
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > MZMcBride
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
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