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Preliminary board statement on FSF governance

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On Wednesday, the FSF board of directors committed to a series of changes related to organizational governance and the appointment of members to its board of directors:

We will adopt a transparent, formal process for identifying candidates and appointing new board members who are wise, capable, and committed to the FSF's mission. We will establish ways for our supporters to contribute to the discussion.

We will require all existing board members to go through this process as soon as possible, in stages, to decide which of them remain on the board.

We will add a staff representative to the board of directors. The FSF staff will elect that person.

The directors will consult with legal counsel about changes to the organization's by-laws to implement these changes. We have set ourselves a deadline of thirty days for making these changes.

The board will meet again Thursday, March 25, to consider further decisions.

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