I will not participate (since I am WMF staff), but I do encourage this
group to exercise its right to vote!


On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 10:58 PM Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com>

> the easiest way would be to have an internal telegram poll and then vote
> based on that
> Mardetanha
> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 10:58 PM Nicolas VIGNERON <
> vigneron.nico...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The voting period is now open.
>> Do we want to want to vote as a group? (I'm a bit concerned no-one even
>> aswered my previous email :/ ) and if so, how should we procede? I was
>> thinking about an internal vote, and take the results but I fear there will
>> be too few votes to be representative of the group. I need you, *we *and *you
>> *need you!
>> So the big question is: should I launch the internal vote and is anyone
>> interrested? (for obvious reasons, it would be good that someone assist me
>> to make sure everything is going fine).
>> For information, there is 12 candidates (listed with statements on
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019/Nominations,
>> including the two seats whose terms have expired) and as remarked, none «
>> mentioned Wikisource specifically in their candidate statement » (source:
>> https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:News/2019-05 ).
>> Cheers,
>> Nicolas Vigneron
>> Le mer. 17 avr. 2019 à 13:57, Nicolas VIGNERON <
>> vigneron.nico...@gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> As you may know, the election of the Affiliate-selected Board seats
>>> (ASBS) has begun.
>>> We, as the Wikisource Community User Group, can take part in this
>>> election and elected two person to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia
>>> Foundation.
>>> The meta page
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019
>>> give some lengthy informations, here is a quick summary:
>>> - since April 15 and until April 30, people will candidate to seat at
>>> the board, at this step we can ask question to candidates and *endorse* two
>>> candidates.
>>> - between May 8 and May 31, we can vote.
>>> For this whole process, I am the primary contact but we *all* make the
>>> decision, I'm merely the messenger of the group here.
>>> Here is how I suggest to proceed:
>>> - right now, write together questions and criteria for candidate we want
>>> to endorse (WMNL shared this table to help
>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Assessing_candidates_for_the_Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_of_the_Board_of_Trustees.pdf
>>> but it's very general, we should adapt it to this usergroup needs ; here is
>>> copy of this table https://lite.framacalc.org/asbs2019-wcug we can work
>>> on). You can also ask question in your own name.
>>> - in May, we vote for the candidates inside the user group (not sure how
>>> to best handle this part, I would prefer it to be public but we can do it
>>> in private too) and then, I will take the results and vote in the name of
>>> the user group.
>>> - is anyone interested to be the secondary contact? (I'm a bit busy so I
>>> could use some help ;) )
>>> - if you feel the need, we can do an online meeting to talk about it,
>>> but as we are scattered all around the globe, finding a good timeslot is
>>> challenging. Would anyone be interested? (or is this mailing list enough?)
>>> - obviously, any question, idea, remark, suggestion are welcome!
>>> Cheers,
>>> ~nicolas
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