Resolutions
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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​.

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Passed resolutions 2021
April 2021
February 2021
January 2021
Passed resolutions 2020
December 2020
September 2020
June 2020
2020-06-16: Resolution:Approval of Endowment funding (Fiscal Year 2019-2020)
May 2020
March 2020
2020-03-27: Resolution:Movement Strategy Endorsement
April 2020
February 2020
Passed resolutions 2019
December 2019
2019-12-05: Resolution:Minutes Approval August 14-15, 2019
October 2019
2019-10-11: Resolution:Appointing Amanda Keton as Secretary
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
April 2019
2019-04-11: Approving the 2019 affiliate-selected Board seat process
March 2019
January 2019
Passed resolutions 2018
December 2018
2018-12-13: Appointing Tony Sebro as Interim Secretary

November 2018
2018-11-11: Recognition of Wikimedia Korea

October 2018
2018-10-12: Minutes Approval July 18–19, 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
January 2018
2018-01-23: Minutes Approval November 17-19, 2017
Passed resolutions 2017
December 2017
2017-12-19: Board approval of FDC recommendation (2017-18, Round 1)
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
2017-09-27: Minutes Approval July 21, 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
2017-05-09: Appointing Eileen Hershenov as Secretary
March 2017
2017-03-30: Minutes Approval February 24, 2017
February 2017
Passed resolutions 2016
December 2016
2016-12-16: Minutes approval November 13, 2016
November 2016
September 2016
2016-7-23: Funds Dissemination Committee Membership 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
2016-4-22: Minutes approval March 21, 2016
March 2016
January 2016
Passed resolutions 2015
December 2015
November 2015
September 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
2015-04-13: Minutes approval March 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
2015-01-14: Minutes approval November 2014
Passed resolutions 2014
December 2014
2014-12-22: Board approval of FDC recommendation (2014-15, Round 1)
September 2014
2014-09-08: Minutes approval August 2014
August 2014
July 2014
2014-07-09: Funds Dissemination Committee Membership 2014
June 2014
April 2014
February 2014
January 2014
2014-01-19: Minutes approval November 24-25, 2013
Passed resolutions 2013
December 2013
2013-12-30: Board approval of FDC recommendation (2013-14, Round 1)
November 2013
September 2013
2013-09-14: Minutes approval August 7-8, 2013
August 2013
July 2013
2013-07-12: Recognition of Wikimedia Uruguay
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
2013-01-07: Minutes approval December 1, 2012
Passed resolutions 2012
December 2012
October 2012
September 2012
2012-09-25: Funds Dissemination Committee initial membership
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
2012-06-25: Board Visitors (2012)
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
Passed resolutions 2011
October 2011
September 2011
2011-09-12: Recognition of Wikimedia District of Columbia
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
2011-03-26: Recognition of Wikimedia South Africa
February 2011
Passed resolutions 2010
December 2010
October 2010
September 2010
2010-09-08: Advisory Board - Nhlanhla Mabaso
August 2010
2010-08-31: Approval of Wikimedia Estonia
July 2010
June 2010
March 2010
February 2010
2010-02: Bylaws amendment February 2010
Passed resolutions 2009
December 2009
2009-12: Reappointments of Jimmy Wales, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Stu West, and Matt Halprin
November 2009
September 2009
August 2009
2009-08: Board appointment August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
2009-06: 2009-10 Annual Plan
May 2009
April 2009
January 2009
Passed resolutions 2008
November 2008
October 2008
June 2008
May 2008
2008-05: Approval of Wikimedia Russia
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
Passed resolutions 2007
December 2007
November 2007
2007-11-26: Appointment of Sue Gardner as ED
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.
2006-08-20: Fundraising committee/Membership
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
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​.
Links
Resolutions/Archives failed (only some older failed resolutions are posted, see above; as of 2013 there is no policy about posting unpassed resolutions​)
See also
Categories: ResolutionsWikimedia organisationBoard of Trustees
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