Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Pine W
I might suggest distinguishing the resourcing issue from the chapter status criteria. I am of the view that expecting volunteers to be available for the same kind and quantity of work as paid part-time or full-time staff is unrealistic, that WMF should provide a smoother glide slope from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Brill Lyle
I agree with Lane. Setting higher criteria is all well and good -- as is expecting boards to be cognizant of these expectations. But we are dealing with volunteers doing a significant amount of free digital labor and organizing. To set a bar super high in that structure is a lot to expect of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Pine W
Hi Carlos, In general, I like the new criteria. I would like to suggest making the criteria entirely quantitative, so that there is minimal subjectivity about whether or not affiliates are meeting these standards and therefore there is likely to be less controversy about the status of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Romaine Wiki
The criteria are for those groups who want to apply for an official status at WMF. In general I think all chapters should try to meet with these criteria. If a chapter is not able to structurally full-fill these criteria, a different board is the solution to revive the chapter. I personally think

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Lane Rasberry
Hello, Do these criteria apply to existing groups? Maybe I misunderstand, but from this proposal it sounds like new groups will be held to significantly higher standards than any currently recognized organizations. Is that the case? yours, On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Carlos M. Colina

[Wikimedia-l] Changes to current chapter and thematic organisation criteria

2016-08-19 Thread Carlos M. Colina
Dear all, On behalf of the Affiliations Committee, I would like to present some changes to the current chapter and thematic organisation criteria, which we will begin piloting as we officially reopen applications for chapter and thematic organization status. Until now, the criteria had not

[Wikimedia-l] Winner of Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in India

2016-08-19 Thread Yohann Thomas
Hello one & all I am proud to announce the Wiki Loves Earth 2016 in India has finally shortlisted its top 10 images. This journey was never easy.. With over 32,000+ images uploaded for the competition by

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2016 call for Board Governance Committee Volunteer and Advisory members [results]

2016-08-19 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi Great news, thank you so much for all of you for volunteering and to the board for taking a novel approach to having more external expertise involved :) Thank you Natalia! Jan-Bart > On 16 Aug 2016, at 15:47, Nataliia Tymkiv wrote: > > Dear all, > > I am honestly