Hi Tom, 

Yep, it's pretty much the same. 

Since then the focus has been on finishing the 2008/9 selections and then onto 
the chapter agreement. 

This is an attempt to regain momentum on this issue before it becomes urgent. 

Do you have any further thoughts on the 2010 process? 

----- "Thomas Dalton" <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> From: "Thomas Dalton" <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> 
> To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org 
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 02:16:15 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, 
> Portugal 
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Chapter-selected seats on the Wikimedia 
> Foundation's board 
> 
> 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? 
> 
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