Resolutions

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This page lists all resolutions approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. 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.

Passed resolutions 2012

June 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

Passed resolutions 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

Passed resolutions 2010

December 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

March 2010

February 2010

Passed resolutions 2009

December 2009

November 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

January 2009

Passed resolutions 2008

November 2008

October 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

Passed resolutions 2007

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

July 2007

June 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

Passed resolutions 2006

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

August 2006

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.

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

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 abstentions count 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.

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