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Recap of April board meeting

The Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees met on April 5–7. On April 10, board Chair Florence Devouard released a recap of the events of the meeting. The first day concerned the June Board elections, and possible reorganization, and a much-discussed Wikicouncil, composed of community members. According to Devouard, Jan-Bart de Vreede will report this outcome "within the next ten days" (by Sunday).

The second day concerned the search for a new Treasurer on the Board, and related issues, including audit news. Devouard indicated that she would give an update on the matter soon. The third day dealt with a report from Executive Director Sue Gardner, as well as various issues, including the press issues surrounding Jimmy Wales, resolutions on data retention and privacy policies, a Wikimania security assessment (which is to be posted by Mike Godwin), and a decision that no restrictions would be made on Board members becoming staff members, or vice versa.

A proposed "non-disparagement agreement" for board members also came up during the meeting, but was rejected by the Board.

Resolutions passed during the meeting have not yet been posted to the Foundation's resolutions page.


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