Hi Srikanth, Arun, Achal and all on the list,

Totally excited about this opportunity. Look forward to collectively getting Wikipedia into even higher gear in India, among other things.

And to meeting up soon.

Cheers
Bishakha


On 05-04-2010 15:33, Srikanth Ramakrishnan wrote:
Dear Bisakha, Congratulations!! Feels great to have another on board!!
Regards,
Srikanth

On 5 April 2010 13:04, Arun Ram <arunra...@gmail.com <mailto:arunra...@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Dear Bisakha,

    Warm welcome from all of us in India!

    Congratulations on your new appointment to the board of trustees
    of Wikimedia foundation.

    Warm regards
    Arun


    On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Achal Prabhala
    <aprabh...@gmail.com <mailto:aprabh...@gmail.com>> wrote:

        In case you haven't seen the posting on Foundation-l, here is
        Michael
        Snow's message welcoming Bishakha Datta from India on to the
        board of
        trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.

        A warm welcome to you on the Wikimedia India mailing list,
        Bishakha -
        great to have you here.

        http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2010-April/057537.html

        Text of message from Foundation-l:

        As many of you know, we have had one vacant seat left on the
        Wikimedia
        Foundation Board of Trustees for the board to appoint. We have now
        filled that seat by appointing Bishakha Datta, a journalist,
        filmmaker,
        and nonprofit leader from India. In the course of finding
        Bishakha, we
        met with a number of great people and had a lot of support
        going through
        the process, and I want to thank everyone who participated.

        I hope everyone will warmly welcome Bishakha as part of our
        community.
        By way of background, Bishakha runs a nonprofit based in
        Mumbai that
        focuses on conveying women's perspectives in culture and the
        media. She
        also has been involved in other international nonprofit work,
        and her
        knowledge of India should be a great help to us as we move
        forward with
        the strategic plan. In general, her experience will be a
        wonderful asset
        and I think she is an ideal fit for the remaining board seat.

        In a bit of an ironic twist, Bishakha's organization is called
        Point of
        View, but rest assured that she understands and endorses the
        neutral
        point of view approach for Wikimedia projects. Her journalistic
        background means she appreciates the value of an objective
        presentation,
        and throughout our conversations with her it was clear that
        she supports
        our mission and values.

        We will have an official press release in the next day or so
        with some
        more information. I'm excited to be able to work with
        Bishakha, and I
        know that she is looking forward to being involved as well.

        --Michael Snow


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