At 15:34 +0000 10/12/08, Thomas Dalton wrote: >There is a bigger discussion needed here than just gathering some >volunteers to appear on TV. We need to work out how we want to handle >press in the UK, with relation to the (imminent) new chapter. There >are two ways we can talk to the press, as volunteers speaking just for >just ourselves and as representatives of Wikimedia UK speaking for the >chapter (obviously, no-one is authorised to speak for WMF, we'll leave >that to them). We need to decide when press work should be handled >under each category, and who should do it. Obviously, anyone can speak >for themselves and they can say what they like. > >Speaking for the chapter can be done by anyone the board chooses, but >the real question is who decides what to say. Should individual board >members, or even non-board press contacts, be able to decide for >themselves what do say or should the board determine an official >position, which then gets presented by whoever does the interview >(obviously the person doing the interview needs a certain amount of >leeway otherwise it doesn't work, but the basic idea of what the >official position is can be decided in advance)?
[...] I watched a presentation (online) by a chap from Amazon yesterday at LeWeb. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Vogels "He is the only executive apart from Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos to speak publicly on behalf of Amazon.com." I wonder if that is a model? Gordo -- "Think Feynman"///////// http://pobox.com/~gordo/ [EMAIL PROTECTED]/// _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l