Some lessons from WMF - how about a layered model of governance?
I considered the NPO option, on the basis of modelling our discussion on WMF (as I suppose they are NPO). If we are not thinking of NPO, and also considering a separate entity, and supported by the COL for the infrastructure, then we are thinking of an informal approach of consensus builiding. Well that is OK, and we have to always depend on COL. If at all other agencies come forward for supporting EikiEd, they will have to support COL.
Well, no problem with that as far as I am concerned.
Hi Sanjaya -
Just to be clear. COL is neither for, nor against a NPO model.
The point is that we should collectively design the best community governance model that we can, in a way that will provide us the flexibility to assume multiple forms in the future.
It's our collective responsibility to act in the best interests of the WikiEd community!
Picking up what Erik wrotex "The council can appoint 10 additional non-community members by majority"
Do we really mean 'non-community' - that is they should NOT be members of the wikieducator community or do we mean 'from among other members of the community' ? Was just wondering.
I agree with Steve on the method to provide continuity over the years. Three year term for one third, two year for the next one third etc. till we get to electing ten people every year with five providing the continuity.
I hope we have agreed on each person having as many votes as the number of candidates to be elected.