Hi all,

Thanks for that reminder, Alex.

Let me start by saying that we are a scrappy start-up with all the 
experimentation and chaos that implies. We aren't a smoothly-sailing ship: 
we're building our ship. That means that roles and responsibilities aren't 
always clear, systems and procedures haven't been tested and refined over time. 
This is quite normal for young organizations.

I do not think that what you just said will set a binding precedence since the 
criteria for the eligibility of running for the board is not in the bylaws. 
Whatever we do now is non-binding. Therefore, one can't come to us 5 years on, 
and force us to use the same procedure that we are using today.

I purposely left out such nitty-gritty elements out of the bylaws since I know 
that with time, they are bound to change. That with each election year, we will 
have gotten smarter about what kinds of people flourish as Board Members and 
why. I therefore expect that with time, maturity, and once we get bigger, 
Wikimedia Kenya will strive for continual improvement and be able to refine its 
bylaws and have some binding voting criteria.

I am therefore willing to risk being lax this time round.

Abbas.

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:51:54 -0700
From: oscar_okw...@yahoo.com
To: wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] Nominees Running for the Board - Presidence

Forward thinking i like this.

Okwero Oscar

--- On Fri, 3/30/12, Alex Wafula <xelaw...@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Alex Wafula <xelaw...@gmail.com>
Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] Nominees Running for the Board - Presidence
To: "Wikimediake Mailing List" <wikimediake@lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:26 PM

Hi all,

The electrol team mentioned that they'd review bios of the nominees and 
determine if they qualify to run as per our discussions here: [1], but I don't 
think this has been done. I know this might seem as a dumper but it would be 
sad if we created a precedence for this to happen in the future as well.


I've only brought this up because it is something we agreed on as a team and 
not as a means to disqualify some nominees. To the electrol team, Kindly review 
this concern and post some feedback.

My advice, implement this [1] or review it not for individual but for the 
betterment of WMKE. In short, we need to know the grounds under which people 
qualify for candidacy.


[1]. http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/wikimedia-kenya-meet-up

regards,
Alex


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