otwrevolution

4

THE OTW BOARD JUST VOTED TO GIVE ANOTHER YEAR OF OFFICE TO THE BOARD MEMBER WHO RAN IN THE RECENT ELECTION AND LOST.

The above just happened during the OTW Board “open” meeting.

I know it’s easy to scroll past these things–who cares as long as the Archive stays up and you can get your fic?–but the dissent you can see in these transcripts is from people who *run the Archive*.  The Board’s abuse of power is completely wearing down volunteers’ willingness and capacity to work.

I agree with others that at this stage we have reached a point at which members should call for a vote of no confidence in the current Board.  I was willing to go with the “good intentions; poor execution” explanation for the Board’s actions prior to this.  No longer.

Edit/update: People are suggesting we all use #otwboard and #otwrevolution as tags to keep track of the conversation;

Here is a link to a form where you can sign up to be part of a mailing list/discussion group on these issues;

and

There is a post here (from someone who regularly gets up at 3am to wrangle the archive back up from some problem, I might add) about the message he sent to the Board asking for a vote of no confidence.

Final update to close this off: As a result of the above, the current OTW Board is resigning.  Matty Bowers and Atiya Hakeem, the two members elected this November (and scheduled to start their terms in Dec), will remain.  The AO3, run by a number of committed volunteers, will be fine.  The OTW/AO3, Atiya, and Matty will need your support going forward, so keep your eye on this!