2009/6/3 Andrew Turvey <andrewrtur...@googlemail.com>: > ==== > > Proposal: > > Every even numbered year the chapters will select two people to take seats > on The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) board. The chapters and WMF board agree > that these board members are not intended to represent the chapters, they > are expected to act in the best interests of the WMF at all times. These > selections will be made by 1st July of each year. The following steps will > be taken: > > By 1st April: The chapters will appoint a moderator to manage the election. > This is intended to be very simple, sometime a few weeks before that date > someone should nominate a moderator and if no-one objects (which they should > only do if they have a serious problem with the candidate's ability to do > the job in an fair and impartial manner) that person will be moderator. The > moderator should not be a candidate, but they can participate in the > process. The moderator is responsible for keeping the community updated with > the progress through this process and will serve as liaison to the WMF > board. > By 1st May: Chapters will nominate at most two candidates each by supplying > the following information on the chapters wiki: > > The name of the nominee > The name of the nominating chapter > A statement from the chapter in support of the nominee > A statement from the nominee in support of themselves, confirming they are > willing and eligible to take a seat on the WMF board > > From 1st May to 15th June: The chapters will discuss the candidates on the > chapters wiki and will attempt to reach a consensus on which two to select. > If, at any time during this period, the moderator feels a consensus has been > reached he will clearly state who he/she believes the chapters have chosen > and if no chapter has objected after a week, those nominees will be selected > and the moderator will inform the WMF board. If a chapter objects, the > chapters will go back to discussion. This process can be repeated as many > times as appropriate during the period. > If no consensus has been reached by 15th June the moderator will announce a > vote. Each chapter will vote for two candidates by posting on the chapters > wiki and, on 1st July, the moderator will count the votes and the two > candidates with the most votes will be selected and the moderator will > inform the WMF board. In the event of a tie, the moderator will toss a coin. > > The method(s) used by individual chapters to make any decisions required of > them are entirely up to the chapter in question, however chapters are > advised that the names of candidates and any discussion and votes are > confidential and should be restricted to the chapters wiki.
That looks absolutely identical to the proposal I put on the chapters wiki during the Berlin meeting (ie. months ago) after the relevant committee there met. What have you been doing since then? _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org