[Wikimedia-l] FW: [Wikimediauk-l] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of Wikimedia UK

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[Wikimedia-l] FW: [Wikimediauk-l] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of Wikimedia UK

joseph seddon

I believe this recent statement from the board of WMUK is of interest to this list.
Seddon

> From: [hidden email]
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:02:36 -0700
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of Wikimedia UK
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> Hi all,
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> I'm sending this statement on behalf of the WMUK Board:
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> As some members of Wikimedia UK will know, our Chair, Ashley Van Haeften, user name Fae, has been the subject of sanctions by the Arbitration Committee of the English Wikipedia (Arbcom), the volunteer committee that exists to provide binding remedies to Wikipedia disputes. In particular, he has been banned from editing the English language Wikipedia for at least the next six months, after which he can appeal the ban.
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> The Board of Wikimedia UK notes the decision of Arbcom.
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> The Board is united in the view that this decision does not affect his role as a Trustee of the charity. His work at Wikimedia UK has always been enthusiastic and diligent. In particular, his knowledge of charity governance, and his ability to bring about consensus at WMUK's board meetings, have been particularly valuable.
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> The Board points out that the editing issues were fully public before, and during, the recent elections to the board, and were openly and publicly discussed. Our membership placed their trust in him by electing him as a Trustee. He was then elected unanimously as Chair of the Board. He continues to have the full support of the Board.
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> Thanks,
> Mike Peel
> Secretary, Wikimedia UK
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> Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). It is an independent charitable organization with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.
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> Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No. 1144513. The Registered Office is at 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, United Kingdom.
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