Thanks for the updates. My perspective is that a functioning advisory board could be nice to have, and I hope that its scope and methods of work could be articulated somewhere such as in a charter. I think that such an arrangement would help everyone to know their roles and have realistic expectations.
My impression is that the AB is a less time-sensitive concern than several other issues that are on the Board's agenda, and I would suggest "not stressing" about the AB, although one benefit to having a functional and well-designed AB is that the AB might be able to help the Board a bit with some of the other issues. Pine On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Nataliia Tymkiv <ntym...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hello! Please find my answers inline. > > >> What is the status of the Avisory Board? > > There is no active Advisory Board at the moment, but the Board has approved > inviting new members for the year. I have added a template to the page on > Wikimedia Foundation site about it not being accurate at the moment. Thank > you for noticing this. > > >> Has it been reconstiuted, and if so, when, and who are its new members? > > The Board has resolved to set up the Advisory Board during its meeting on > June 16, 2017. The invitation letter will be sent tonight. As Dariusz > mentioned already, the BGC discussion resulted in a proposal to the Board >  to set up the Advisory Board on a lightweight structure (without budget > and staff support at first), relying on the most active core of the former > Advisory Board members, and a few individuals selected by the Board of > Trustees based on the recommendation of the Governance Committee. So, > basically it will consist of people mentioned here , but only those who > took part in discussions about the AB role and strategy discussions and > only after they accepted the invitation to join. > > >> If it has not been reconstituted, what is the status of Florence's > record? > > As far as I know, Florence has indeed worked with the former AB members as > a group on their input to the Strategy process. Although the Advisory > Board has not been active for a few years, we are still very thankful for > their perspective. > > >> 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. > > That’s for the AB to work on and come up with a suggestion to the > BGC/Board. The first task of the AB will be working on internal > coordination, other questions may follow. > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_ > Board_Governance_Committee/Minutes_2016-07-08#Advisory_Board > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_ > Board_Governance_Committee/Minutes_13-04-2017 >  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board#Former_members > > Best regards, > antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv > > *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal working > hours/days, as I usually can work more as a volunteer during weekend. You > should not feel obligated to answer it during your days off. Thank you in > advance!* > > > On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > 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? 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