As for process.. While I appreciate that this time, the change was at least announced before the vote, and that some board members at least engaged in some conversation - I have yet to see how this was taken into consideration by the board as a whole. It feels like the board already made up its mind.
What is surprising me most, is that it took a month for this announcement to be made - especially considering a time sensitive process being impacted by this decision. Or did I miss a more timely announcement elsewhere? Best, Lodewijk On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 3:19 AM Santiago Navarro < santiagonava...@wikimedia.es> wrote: > In fact, I did not participate in the discussion page on meta about > that, because I guessed that my opinion would not be taken in account, > neither discussed, and now it seems that, sadly, I was right in that > thought. > > El 2019-02-19 17:25, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel escribió: > > Antanana and the board, > > > > I find it sad and disappointing that after such a long conversation on > > the > > talk page, there wasn't any comment on the talk page or in this > > statement > > about the problem of double voting by many UG's members. Did the board > > even > > discuss that or we just wasted our time giving feedback on it? > > > > Ensuring equality in voting is the basis for every democracy and is > > trampled here completely without any comment from the board about how > > to > > ensure it. > > > > > > *Itzik Edri* > > Chairperson > > it...@wikimedia.org.il > > +972-54-5878078 > > > > > > > > > > On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 5:18 PM Nataliia Tymkiv <ntym...@wikimedia.org> > > wrote: > > > >> Hello all! > >> > >> The Wikimedia Foundation Board has unanimously approved the changes to > >> the > >> Bylaws  during the last Board meeting on January 30, 2019. This > >> will be > >> covered in the minutes, and the resolution will be published in short > >> order. > >> > >> This change allows the participation of User Groups  in the > >> Affiliate-selected Board seats (ASBS) 2019 process . The > >> discussion > >> about this process should start as soon as possible in order to have > >> these > >> two seats selected by Wikimania. This is why we are sending this > >> letter > >> now, before the resolution is published. > >> > >> There are now over 100 recognized User Groups, covering over 50 > >> countries, > >> several languages and topics, many of whom represent new and emergent > >> communities within the Wikimedia movement. The Board believes that the > >> added perspectives of the User Groups, combined with the voices of > >> Chapters > >> and Thematic Organizations, will lead to a richer collection of > >> guidance > >> for our movement. The conversation about how User Groups may > >> participate in > >> this process has been on for years, it is not a new topic . > >> > >> Once the facilitators of the Selection process are appointed by the > >> affiliates, they should work with María Sefidari, who has been chosen > >> by > >> the Board as the Board liaison for the ASBS process. > >> > >> Given the potential complexity of organizing a process that now will > >> include over a hundred user groups, the Wikimedia Foundation is > >> offering > >> its support to set up infrastructure and help with communications if > >> requested by the affiliates. > >> > >> A page for translation can be found at: > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019/Wikimedia_Foundation_Bylaws_changed_plus_next_steps > >> > >> On behalf of the Board > >> > >> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv > >> > >> Chair of the Board Governance Committee > >> > >>  > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/December_2018_-_Affiliate-selected_trustees,_term_limits,_and_diversity > >> > >> > >>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups > >> > >> > >>  > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019 > >> > >> > >>  > >> > >> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/January_2014_-_Amendment_for_Trustees_selected_by_Chapters_and_Thematic_Organizations > >> > >> *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. 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