Rogol, I'm on the advisory board, and actively involved in related issues,
but have hesitated posting in respect for Community traditions (as I learn
them) and also, as a large effort emerges in journalism regarding reliable

Specifically, the latter involves the News Integrity Initiative centered at
the City University of NY, graduate journalism department.

That's to say, I hesitate until I learn the respectful way to talk about
this, and until the NII has a lot more to say.

Additional constraint per the ethics of funding nonprofit journalism, per
the American Press Institute: when I say something, I need to be
transparent while also Doing No Harm.  (The latter is surprisingly
difficult.) To that effect, I gotta disclose that I provide significant
funding to the NII as well as WMF.

I'd appreciate your advice, and that of anyone interested in this subject.

Craig Newmark, founder craigslist

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 7:10 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <>

> 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
> but the corresponding page
> at 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
> 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
> 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"
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