Hi Gnangarra I find your request for Nat to resign uncalled for…. and not in the least because of the common misconception you have with regards to the role of Board members of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Quoting from the excellent Wikimedia Board Handbook(1) "WMF is an entrusted steward within the Wikimedia movement. The Board's role (and legal obligation) is to oversee the management of the organization and ensure that it fulfills its mission and responsibilities as a steward. To help accomplish this, the Board maintains a strong connection to the Wikimedia communities. For example, WMF's bylaws require that a majority of Board seats (not including the Founder's seat and non-member officer positions) be filled by candidates selected by the communities and chapters, and appointed by the incumbent Board members - an unusual requirement for a nonprofit board. Board members are often active community members as well. That said, Board members have a fiduciary duty to represent the overall WMF interests during their service on the Board – not just the interests of chapters or certain parts of the communities. “ So while the community certainly gets to elect board members, these board members have obligations once they are appointed to the board. And yes: that also means getting community input, but all board members should be concerned with that, not just those elected by the community. Jan-Bart > On 22 Jun 2020, at 08:52, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > > The choice is yours to resign because the The Board isnt considering the > community as a key part of what we have created, or because you > arent representing the community's voice on the Board. 1) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Handbook#Fiduciary_duties _______________________________________________ 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>