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Agenda for the June 2018 WMF Board meeting
First, thank you for publishing Wikimedia Foundation board agenda 2018-06 further in advance of the Board meeting than has been the practice in the past. I hope that Board agendas will consistently be published at least two weeks in advance of Board meetings.
Second, and less happily, someone appears to be prognosticating for the Board about what it will do at the meeting. There should be no guarantee that "The Board will approve the Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2018-19"; what is more likely is that the Board will consider approving the Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Revising the AP before approving it, tabling the approval until a future meeting, and rejecting the AP are all options that the Board has. Similarly, there should be no guarantee that the Board will "approve a donation for Fiscal Year 2017-18" to the Endowment. What is more likely is that the Board will consider approving a donation for Fiscal Year 2017-18 to the Endowment. I would encourage the Board and staff to be more cautious about forecasting what the Board will do.