Resolutions

    From the Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki

    This page lists all resolutions approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees since 2006. You might also be interested in seeing the meeting minutes or a list of public Foundation policies. See below a brief explanation to understand resolutions.

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    Passed resolutions 2016

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    Passed resolutions 2012

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    Passed resolutions 2011

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    Passed resolutions 2010

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    Passed resolutions 2006

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    A meeting of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees was held in person at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on August 5, 2006. In attendance were Angela Beesley, Michael Davis, Florence Devouard, Tim Shell, Jimmy Wales, and Brad Patrick. Minutes of decisions will apparently not be reported. It was decided to organise a board retreat in October 2006.

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    Before 2006

    Decisions were made by the Board in 2003, 2004, and 2005. However a formal list of resolutions was not kept. For meetings and decisions made after the first two community trustees were elected in mid-2004, see the meeting minutes from 2004-5.

    Understanding resolutions

    • Approve means the board member voted and this vote was YES.
    • Oppose means the board member voted and this vote was NO.
    • Abstain means the board member voted and this vote was "no opinion". An abstention counts as a vote.
    • Missing means the board member was not present at the board meeting, or did not come to vote on the wiki page. Like abstentions, this counts as a vote.
    • Recuse means the board member was present, but did not vote because of a declared conflict-of-interest. A recusal does not count as a vote.

    As of July 2008, there were 8 voting members. A resolution normally passes with 5 YES votes. When there is a recusal, a resolution can pass with 4 YES votes, as the number of voting members was reduced to 7.

    As of August 2009, there were 9 voting members. A resolution passes with 5 YES votes.

    As of March 2010, there are 10 voting members. A resolution passes with 6 YES votes. When there is a recusal, a resolution can pass with 5 YES votes.

    The Board passes Resolutions and Votes; the former are formal decisions that must be made public; the latter are routine decisions such as advisory board appointments, approval of minutes for publication, or changes to internal Board processes. Passed Resolutions are published unless otherwise requested by the Chair; failed Resolutions are generally not published. Votes are often not published as such, but the result of the Votes is usually made public — for instance, minutes are published once a Vote to approve them has concluded; and minutes always list any Votes taken during a meeting.

    See also

    Summary of resolutions

    For a brief history of WMF governance, including these resolutions through 2012, see History of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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    See also