After I asked my questions on September 4, I was sent the message
below by some role account I've never heard of, asking about claims
that have used the names of five other people. I don't edit under my
real name, but I have never used the names in the linked forum
postings.

The linked posts also claim that the Foundation's nonprofit status is
at risk. I am not a lawyer, but I am skeptical of that claim even
though five Trustees whose three-year terms expired in August
apparently voted on a Resolution in a Board meeting on September 24.
According to Section 4 of the Bylaws, "A quorum shall consist of a
majority of Trustees then in office." Section 6 says, "the Board may
continue doing business as a Board during the vacancy of any Trustee
position." Therefore, since four of the five remaining Trustees all
voted in favor, the Resolution was properly carried, in my layperson's
view. I am less certain about the propriety of allowing a Trustee
whose three year term expired to continue to serve as Chair.

The lack of any update or even ETA for an update on
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2020#Postpone%3F
is baffling. Elections have never been held in person, only online,
and so the excuse that they were postponed because of the pandemic
crisis seems extremely suspicious. Indefinitely delaying elections for
such a vacuous reason makes the Foundation look like the worst of the
bad actors in today's international political climate. Doesn't the
cancelled travel of the pandemic crisis give the Foundation more time
to hold elections, not less? Whether non-profit status is at risk or
not, I would hope that the Foundation, Board, and Elections Committee
would be more interested in upholding the principles of good
governance than failing to even announce a new schedule or even a date
by which a new schedule will be announced.

-Will

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 10:31 PM Gender Desk <genderscr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Mr. Takatoshi,
>
> Wikipediocracy has suggested that you have also used the names "Rogol 
> Domedonfors, Renée Bagslint, Jennifer Pryor-Summers, Felicity Braingut, 
> Thomas Townsend and others." 
> http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11567
>
> Can you comment on that?
>
> Regards,
> Genderdesk
>
> genderdesk.wordpress.com


On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 7:38 PM Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Can anyone from the elections committee comment?  What is the current
> plan?    //S

>
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 8:05 PM Bill Takatoshi <billtakato...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > How long can the Foundation legally postpone Board of Trustees elections?
> >
> >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2020#Postpone%3F

> > has a comment from April saying, "Once things get moving again,
> > appopriate [sic] date for the election will be decided and an
> > announcement will be made."
> >
> >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees#Current_members
> > suggests that five board members terms end on "Wikimania 2020" -- but
> > is that accurate?
> >
> >
> > https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Resolution:Term_Limit_Proposal_for_Bylaws
> > is clear that "All Board terms are three years" and "the term of each
> > such appointment shall not exceed three years."
> >
> > Who are the current members of the Board of Trustees?
> >
> > Can the board achieve a quorum in its present state?
> >
> > Who is the Chair currently?
> >
>
> --
> Samuel Klein          @metasj           w:user:sj          +1 617 529 4266

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