May 2015: An important issue in the Wikimedia Board of Trustees election
May 29, 2015 — To all supporters:
Although this letter was delivered September 9, 2014 to the Executive Director and all Trustees, it has never (as of may 2015) received a formal response from the Wikimedia Foundation. It has, however, proven to be a significant issue in the current election for three of the 10 members of its Board of Trustees. See here what each of the 20 candidates thinks about Superprotect: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Questions/1#Use_of_Superprotect_and_respect_for_community_consensus María Sefidari, Phoebe Ayers, and Samuel Klein are the incumbents running for reelection; as you will see, their answers are markedly different from those of nearly all the other candidates.
Voting is open, for those who are qualified (regular contributors to Wikipedia and its related projects), until May 31.
In addition, this petition on change.org has gradually amassed 94 signatures! When it gets to 100, I believe it will begin showing up in the change.org feed, and may attract further interest. So if you have a friend who may not have seen this, but may want to sign -- now would be a good time to send them a link. (Overall, including the version on Meta Wiki, there are well over 1,000 signatures to date.)
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