Sunday, March 06, 2016

#Wikimedia Foundation - its importance is overrated

The Wikimedia Foundation has a board. It consists of people that are selected in several ways. Some are elected by the community and some are selected by affiliate organisations; the chapters.

An election is due for board members that will be elected by the chapters. Typically chapters have members and it is they who may influence their chapter to vote.

Taking part in an election is typically done in private. It is up to a chapter representative to seek/listen to suggestions of its members.

Given how little influence the "community" has in this, it is stupid to waste resources and translate what the candidates for the board of the WMF have to say. The representatives of a chapter have been entrusted with the job and they may do as they see fit.

Lets be realistic and not waste resources.

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