> Please show me, in amongst all the official documents released in relation to 
> the strategy, where it recommends that WMF employees should have 
> representation on the WMF Board of Trustees.

I feel it would be best if I stepped away for some days at least, to
let the North American Foundation employees who have been organizing
for the union rights that their European counterparts enjoy.

-Will

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 7:58 PM Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Ah, I think it becomes clearer now.  This is your preferred version, not 
> anything official, based on your interpretations.
>
> Please show me, in amongst all the official documents released in relation to 
> the strategy, where it recommends that WMF employees should have 
> representation on the WMF Board of Trustees.  Not as a suggestion from 
> someone, but something that has officially been agreed upon. I am sure I 
> don't need to remind you that the WMF is an American foundation and that it 
> is not required to meet the expectations of legislators in other countries. I 
> think the broad WIkimedia community would be up in arms at the thought that a 
> small group of about 500 people would have such proportionately high 
> representation compared to the broader community (through either 
> affiliate-selected or participant-selected seats).
>
> And, having read your "revised" version....no, just no.  Projects don't 
> belong there.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
> On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 22:24, Bill Takatoshi <billtakato...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Anne,
>>
>> Thank you for both of your excellent questions.
>>
>> 1) In Germany, rank-and-file employees are required to be represented
>> in seat(s) on corporate boards of directors. Employee satisfaction is
>> off the scale compared to North America, as are advantages such as
>> healthcare untethered from employers, maternity and paternity leave,
>> substantially longer life expectancy, and reduced income inequality.
>>
>> 2) The projects were abstracted out of the org chart. Individually,
>> they exist in the "Editor" and "Operations" nodes. All of the
>> Wikimedia projects have editors, who use the services provided by the
>> Engineering Operations team.
>>
>> I hope there is some way to get comment on the proposed org chart on
>> the list of proposed Board candidate questions without disclosing my
>> userid.
>>
>> -Will
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 6:58 PM Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Two questions, Bill.
>> >
>> > 1) Labour representation?  Huh?
>> > 2) Where are the actual Wikimedia projects?  I mean....all of this is 
>> > hubris if the projects aren't on the org chart. They're the raison d'etre 
>> > of every aspect of the community.
>> >
>> > Risker/Anne
>> >
>> > On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 19:03, Bill Takatoshi <billtakato...@gmail.com> 
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Earlier today I tried to predict what the WMF org chart will look
>> >> like, but I wasn't confident about my suggestion, so I created a new
>> >> email account, subscribed it to wikimedia-l, and tried to send from
>> >> there. I learned that new subscribers are moderated, which seems
>> >> sensible given the level of trolling and disruption, and have since
>> >> improved the prediction and become more confident about it. I have
>> >> since learned that HTML email with embedded email attachments aren't
>> >> allowed either, so, Moderators, please reject my earlier anonymous
>> >> submission(s).
>> >>
>> >> This is what I predict the Wikimedia organizational chart will look
>> >> like in one year's time:
>> >>
>> >>  https://i.ibb.co/HPzpqLt/WMF-orgchart.png
>> >>
>> >> Please critique it! If you are running for the Board of Directors, I
>> >> am especially interested in your critique of this prediction.
>> >>
>> >> Thank you!
>> >>
>> >> -Will
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