Why you are annoying others with these mails. No one is interested to know who is Bishakha Dutta.
Regards, Jayantilal. On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks for this lovely email, Theo. It means a lot. Flashed me straight > back to all the fun we had together, all of which helped balance out the > tough debates. :) > > In case people are wondering, my term ends December 2014 - I'll be active > until then, but am not seeking re-appointment for another two-year term. > Being on the WMF board is extremely rewarding but a significant time > commitment - one that I'm finding increasingly hard to fulfil, which is why > I'm stepping down at the end of the year. > > But I'm going to continue to do other (less time-consuming) stuff in the > movement after my term ends, so this is nowhere near goodbye. > > Cheers > Bishakha > > > > > > On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I am forwarding this update from the board below, in case this was >> overlooked. It seems relevant to the Indian community. It's sad to learn >> that Bishakha will not be seeking re-appointment to the board at the end of >> the year. The board, the community and the movement at large was always >> better for having her in it. >> >> I want to thank her for a lot of things, but I'm not sure if this is the >> right time or if I'll be online at the right time. In any case, I want to >> say I'm so grateful for her years of service and perseverance through many >> contentious topics. I'm the first to admit that we've certainly had our >> share of disagreements, and passionate debates over the year, but we also >> shared more than a few good laughs in person. I still remember when >> Bishakha was trying to tell me the correct pronunciation of "Entschuldigen >> sie bitte" over dinner, I'm sure my pronunciation didn't improve but she >> tried patiently and resiliently for more than an hour. Our disagreements >> stemmed mostly from relatively professional topics related to the board and >> the direction things were going, and I'm probably at fault for a lot of >> negativity during those times - I'm sorry about that Bishakha. She joined >> the board at a difficult time when the foundation was expanding and going >> through a lot of big changes, there weren't a lot of female Indian members >> around the board or the community back then but she always represented the >> Indian community with a smile, grace and resilience and tried to be as >> inclusive as possible along the way. I have nothing but the highest opinion >> of her personally, she was always warm and good-natured in all our personal >> interactions. I'm sure I'm not the only one in the Indian community who >> feels the same. >> >> Thanks for all the hard-work Bishakha. You will be missed, Ma'am. >> >> Warm regards >> Theo >> >> >> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >> From: Jan-Bart de Vreede <jdevre...@wikimedia.org> >> Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM >> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Board Meeting Update >> To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> >> >> >> Hello Everyone >> >> While the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting will arrive in due >> time I wanted to update you on some internal matters at this point because >> there have been some changes in the board composition. >> >> Ana Toni joined our board last year but unfortunately the time demands >> placed upon a Wikimedia Board member were not compatible with her other >> commitments. This has given the board something to think about. We aim to >> be a board that is able to incorporate outside expertise to increase our >> effectiveness and possible candidates are often not able to commit the time >> which we currently require.. In the coming period we want to have a look at >> the time which is demanded of a board member (especially our in person >> meetings which require a lot of travel) and look at which activities we >> need to perform as a board. We want to thank Ana for her contributions. The >> insights gained from her position as Chair of Greenpeace International were >> especially useful to us as a board. We are sad to see her go, but we hope >> to keep her in “our space”. >> >> Bishakha Datta joined our board in March 2010 and has indicated to us >> that she is not available for re-appointment after her term runs out in >> December of this year. We will take the time to properly thank her for her >> great contributions when her term formally ends in December. >> >> While these things are part of of the normal turnover of the composition >> of the board (and are also an opportunity to attract new fields of >> expertise as needed) there is a matter of board stability during the first >> year of the tenure of our new Executive Director. In response to Lila's >> request for stability the board has decided the following: >> >> 1) Alice Wiegand was appointed to finish out Ana's term ending December >> 2014. We also appointed Alice to carry out the subsequent term ending >> December 2016. >> >> 2) Last year at Wikimania I was appointed to the board for a two year >> period, but I tendered my resignation effective the end of this year. At >> the Board's request I reconsidered that resignation, and will serve out the >> rest of my original two year term ending December 2015. >> >> This does mean we will start the search process for a new board member >> for the appointed seat that Bishakha will vacate at the end of this year. >> And hopefully we will be able to also identify potential candidates to fill >> the seats of both Stuart West and me, which will become vacant at the end >> of 2015. >> >> Secondly we have appointed the two officer positions as follows for the >> coming fiscal year >> >> Chair - Jan-Bart de Vreede >> Vice-Chair - Patricio Lorente >> >> The foundation has a great opportunity to grow under the guidance of our >> new Executive Director and realize our ambitions. The board is looking >> forward to a year of supporting Lila and providing direction for our >> strategic goals. >> >> Jan-Bart de Vreede >> Chair >> Board of Trustees >> Wikimedia Foundation >> >> PS: All the relevant resolutions will be published on meta in the coming >> days >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines >> wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org >> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/guidelineswikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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