ArbCom have written an open letter to the BoT.
Puts all of the blame on the Foundation.
Conveniently ignores every aspect where they specifically have done things wrt Fram which have led to this crisis, as I've detailed at length. Right up until the last moment, the crisis could have been avoided if they had not royally screwed up (or more likely deliberately chose to stand aside and let Daddy handle business). If they were going to write this letter, it would have been written before FramBan, because they were aware it was about to happen, and thus had every opportunity to learn whether the WMF really were going to just go over their heads, and if so, why.
No mention at all as to why this statement is not unanimous, signed by only 9 of their full complement of 12, the community having been recently informed that even 'inactive' Arbs cannot be presumed to be out of the loop or otherwise unprepared to put their cross to an important matter of state.
By now, it has got to be obvious that one prominent no show, AGK, is the DIRTY RAT TRAITOR. The tenor of this letter is such that it has to be the case he will have been asked to resign by his colleagues, and he has to have refused, on basic fucking principle that they put him in the position of having to go over their heads and he has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, given his first and only duty is to the protection of the community as a whole.
A community which on paper at least still has a no assholes rule and where every editor is equal under the wikilaw, with Administrators held to a higher standard under said law. So with Fram already having admitted he had been an unconstructive dick to avoid an investigation by ArbCom in March 2018, you can only guess what sort of low life scum the ArbCom think it is OK to have stinking up the community (see Giano, or Eric Corbett, or The Rambling Man).
We cannot know for sure if this is what has happened as they drew up this letter, because, as has been known all along, ArbCom is actually more prone to secrecy and self-protection than the WMF.
However, despite requests, we have not seen any indication that Fram’s case falls into one of the categories of issues that T&S normally handles, otherwise lies outside of our remit, or was handled by them due to a lack of trust in our ability to handle harassment cases.
The lying bastards. They have been specifically and repeatedly told FramBan was in part due to the realization en.wiki either could not or more likely would not handle cases like this in a satisfactory manner.
However, if the WMF have also been concerned about ArbCom’s ability to handle harassment complaints, they have not communicated this concern with us, nor have they provided any suggestions for changing our policies or procedures.
Well, putting aside for a moment the many years long press and outreach campaign arguing that the community is too toxic and seems unable to fix the problem, the not so subtle call for action being to replace the existing community with better people, who actually says the handling of Fram wasn't the first time the WMF started to have serious concerns?
And to state the fucking obvious, a genuinely self-governing community should not need to be told where it is falling down wrt to pretty stable and constant global standards (equality, respect), nor would it react very kindly to the "foreign" power's suggestions of how they might get their affairs in order.
The WMF can only control their own policies. They made a change to reflect their concerns and give them some way to deal with a Fram type scenario. It was communicated to the community, and they showed their characteristic disinterest in what is happening outside the narrow confines of their little village.
The response should be short and sweet - no, you're not special, we won't be treating you as such, you will be informed of global changes in approach the same way every other stakeholder is, and you can register your thoughts and objections the way everyone else has to. The power to act where we see your community is failing, will be retained. This is not negotiable. If you claim sole competency in these areas, then have at it. It has no basis in the legal relationship between us and the community, it is hypocritical in the extreme given you don't want to handle all threats (and you have been told many times how seriously we take harassment). But yes, if it can be shown threats are localised to en.wiki, by all means try your best to make whatever changes you think are needed to prevent us having to act in future. But be in no doubt, given the level of contempt you have shown us, up to and including pretending you haven't been given sufficient information to understand our position, there will be no further input from us. WP:DFTT, as you put it. You are on your own. We will remember this when we are considering how to allocate grant money. And if your load times reduce, well, we're sure that will just be a complete coincidence.