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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.

A copy of these resolutions is available on Meta for comments and easier translation.

Passed resolutions 2018

Passed resolutions 2017

Passed resolutions 2016

December 2016

November 2016

September 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

January 2016

Passed resolutions 2015

December 2015

November 2015

September 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

Passed resolutions 2014

Passed resolutions 2013

December 2013

November 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

Passed resolutions 2012

December 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

Passed resolutions 2011

Passed resolutions 2010

Passed resolutions 2009

Passed resolutions 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

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.


See also