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Wikimedia Foundation elections/2017/Board of Trustees/Questions

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Info The election ended 11 June 2017. No more votes will be accepted.
The results were announced on 19 June 2017. Please consider submitting any feedback regarding the 2017 election on the election's post mortem page.



From 7 April to 20 April 2017, members of the Wikimedia movement may submit questions via this page to candidates for the Board of Trustees. You can ask your question in any language; the Elections Committee will make an effort to translate.

In addition to submitting a question, you may also endorse or comment on questions submitted by others.

On 21 April 2017, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on 21 April.

This method is being used to make this process more accessible and manageable for the candidates, translators, Elections Committee, and voters. We ask that people respect the time of all involved and please do not use the question pages to link to other pages with more questions, or contact the candidates on their talk pages or via email. Thank you in advance for your respect and courtesy.


Please do not respond to questions before the Elections Committee has posted a collated list on 21 April 2017.

It is strongly suggested that answers to questions do not exceed approximately 1600 characters per question (not counting spaces). Please do not link to another page containing an extended answer, although relevant links used for descriptive purposes are fine. Due to the number of voters and candidates, this is necessary to keep these pages readable, informative and therefore useful for voters.



For readability, the questions page will be broken up into subpages, each containing five questions and the answers by the candidates.


  1. Why should you be a board member?
  2. Community influence on the board
  3. Potential conflicts of interest
  4. Diversity of the board / movement
  5. Public policy and political stance


  1. Priorities during your tenure
  2. Removal of members
  3. Size and scope of the Foundation
  4. Wikimedia as a global movement
  5. Building trust

Submitted questions directory


In addition to submitting a question, you may also endorse or comment on questions submitted by others.