This Board was fomed in 2007 to advise the Wikimedia Foundation, and was required to be renewed annually. No resolution was made to do so in 2015, so by the beginning of 2016 it had lapsed. This status is reflected at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Advisory_Board but the corresponding page at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board is seriously out of date (it was written when the board was still in existence). Just about a year ago, Dariusz assured me that "it is one of the BGC's priorities to revise and re-ignite the Advisory Board" and indeed the BGC minutes for April published a couple of days ago at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee/Minutes_13-04-2017 show that the BGC took a paper (not made public) from Dariusz on the subject and agreed to "submit a formal proposal to the Board". No Board resoultion on the subject has yet been published.
Rather confusingly, shortly after the BGC meeting, Florence wrote a page https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Sources/WMF_Advisory_board recording the Advisory Board's opinions on matters arising in the current movement strategy process. So it would seem that within a fortnight of the BGC meeting, an entity called the Advisory Board was already in existence again. What is the status of the Avisory Board? Has it been reconstiuted, and if so, when, and who are its new members? If it has not been reconstituted, what is the status of Florence's record? If and when the Advisory Board is reconstituted, will input from the Community for potential members be welcome, and if so how will it be gathered? Once the Board is in operation again, is it expected that it will interact with the Community, and if so, what will the mechanism be for that interaction. "Rogol" _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>