The WMF needs a stronger community voice on the Board from active editors and participants in community projects. Given the number of elected seats, you would think this would be easier, but many of our strongest community representatives have left or taken other positions: Angela, Anthere, Eloquence.
Samuel Klein (Sj)
|Statement||Wikimedia should be a model for open, scalable organizations.
As a Board member, I would be a strong community voice, communicating regularly about the Board's work, holding open meetings and soliciting public input. I support developing expertise within the community.
I would also
Outside Wikimedia, for 3 years I have been director of content at One Laptop per Child, working on local partnerships for free content and offline distribution.
On the role of trustees on the Board:
A trustee should:
- represent the community's goals to the Board
- represent all Projects, chapters and languages in discussions
- promote transparency and participation, providing feedback to the community about WMF work & vice-versa
- ensure decisions, including financial and long-range planning, are driven by community needs & priorities
- ensure the WMF plans for the long-term availability of the projects (e.g., through an endowment, and defining core services such as dumps/backups/uptime)
- support the WMF through public outreach