Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Maor Malul
The de-recognition notice was sent on February 26 to WMPH. If you read the 
original email sent, it clearly says that on September 9, 2016, Wikimedia 
Philippines was notified of their suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate, and 
given a deadline to correct a list of issues, which was not met. The chapter's 
recognition was not renewed after March 1, 2017. We're just 5 days before May. 
Please read well the original email.

Honestly, do you really think the chapter was de-recognised all of a sudden, 
without a chance to correct the issues raised? Do you really think there was no 
communication between September 2016 and March 1, 2017?

Sent from my HTC

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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia 
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Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 1:43 PM

In the original email from Josh he raises some points about still working to 
address the issues in the five hours between his email and your response which 
have occurred between 9pm and 2am in San Francisco it appears that it could not 
be possible for the WMF to have considered and refuted what was raised, 
especially to say "The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further 
details​."
   ​I am concerned about how you can speak so categorically after just 5 hours 
for the WMF when they arent even awake​, especially given it normally takes a 
few days for any official statement from the WMF. 

I have no problem with affiliates being deregistered but the process should be 
transparent and it should also be fair, no discussion or response to what Josh 
raised publically is neither fair nor transparent 

Josh response was that WMPH was accountable you could have least given him the 
chance to clarify the availability of the reporting requirements by providing 
them



On 25 April 2017 at 17:33, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com> wrote:
Hello,



The wikimedians from the Phillippines that attended the WMCON are /not /members 
of WMPH but of PhilWiki Community [1], which is a completely different 
Wikimedia affiliate.



If you read the original e-mail sent, the governance issues started to appear 
in 2014, and the chapter was notified back then. More issues accumulated over 
the time, and a solution was indeed searched for. Please elaborate on what 
"substantive discussion, consultation or investigation" means.





1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/PhilWiki_Community





El 25/04/2017 a las 12:16 p.m., Gnangarra escribió:


It appears to me as this discussion has caused some confusion and it should be 
clarified as I know that the Philippines had two members at the recent 
Wikimedia Conference in Berlin arent there reporting requirements attached to 
eligibility requirements. They are also part of the group organising the ESEA 
conference in February 2018 along with a number of other affiliates in the 
region. Those of us who have committed people, time and other resources need 
some clarity as well



While there appears to be some confusion here, Affcom and WMF should at least 
take some time to clarify the issues especially given its currently 2am in San 
Francisco and it was only 9pm when Joshes email was sent. To me it appears as 
if no substantive discussion, consultation or investigation of Joshes claims 
could have taken place to warrant such a harsh response so quickly.



On 25 April 2017 at 16:05, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com 
<mailto:mao...@zoho.com>> wrote:



    Hello Josh,



    The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further

    details of the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt

    the movement and the reputation of the people involved. Please,

    avoid misleading and adding drama to this situation -which is

    already difficult, and damages the movement as a whole. WMPH was

    given very specific recommendations of what do and what not to do,

    but decided to go its own way.



    M.





    El 25/04/2017 a las 06:17 a.m., Josh Lim escribió:



        If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being

        “accountable”, then I have serious doubts about how this

        process will remain sustainable.



        I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating

        for everyone involved.  I’ve been trying to keep myself

        composed throughout the entire process, but at this point I

        simply cannot.



        I will gladly admit that we’ve made mistakes, us more than

        others.  Every organization does.  But I will not allow the

        work that I’ve dedicated over a decade of my life to be thrown

        out the window because we weren’t “accountable”.  To the best

        of our ability, we WERE accountable to our community and to


Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Maor Malul

Thanks Ting,

It was indeed a hard decision, but like you say, disclosing details may 
avoid rumours and drama, which probably cause more damage to the 
movement. We'll raise your observation with the WMF and see if that can 
implemented. Anyway, I also hope no more affiliates have to be 
de-recognized, because with each one of them gone, is a punch in the 
face of the movement.


M.


El 25/04/2017 a las 12:12 p.m., Ting Chen escribió:

Hello dear all,

we try, and some times try very very hard to be nice and to protect 
other people. But the world is some times not nice and some times 
really really bad things happen. Just for the next time (and there 
will be next times coming), my suggestion for the WMF and also for 
other committees that will have to make hard decisions to consider: It 
may be more helpful to decide to disclose details than be protective 
to individuals. It may also be helpful for other organizations to 
avoid make similar errors. Not decide to disclose is probably less 
helpful.


Just as a suggestion for thinking.

Greetings

Ting



Am 25.04.2017 um 09:05 schrieb Maor Malul:

Hello Josh,

The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further details 
of the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt the 
movement and the reputation of the people involved. Please, avoid 
misleading and adding drama to this situation -which is already 
difficult, and damages the movement as a whole. WMPH was given very 
specific recommendations of what do and what not to do, but decided 
to go its own way.


M.


El 25/04/2017 a las 06:17 a.m., Josh Lim escribió:
If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being “accountable”, 
then I have serious doubts about how this process will remain 
sustainable.


I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating for 
everyone involved.  I’ve been trying to keep myself composed 
throughout the entire process, but at this point I simply cannot.


I will gladly admit that we’ve made mistakes, us more than others. 
 Every organization does.  But I will not allow the work that I’ve 
dedicated over a decade of my life to be thrown out the window 
because we weren’t “accountable”.  To the best of our ability, we 
WERE accountable to our community and to the movement.  And I, 
frankly, feet that we were as accountable as we could’ve been.


You may all want to know why I’ve been silent through this entire 
process.  It’s because I cannot, and I still cannot, process the 
grief this entire process has brought upon Wikimedia Philippines, 
and especially myself.  I will try to be optimistic about the 
future, as people have been telling me to do, but at this point in 
time, at least have some respect for the work that we’ve done over 
the last six years.  That’s really all I’m asking for at this point.


Thanks,

Josh

On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:41 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com 
<mailto:jmh...@gmail.com>> wrote:


I second Itzik's comments. We need some degree of accountability. 
Hopefully this will encourage groups in the Philippines to become 
more active again.


James

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia 
Israel<it...@wikimedia.org.il <mailto:it...@wikimedia.org.il>>wrote:


Thank you Maor for the update.

We usually love to see our movement expend and welcome
recognition of new
organizations, but I strongly believe that we continuously need
to check
and evaluate our current organizations.

Our brand, name and reputation are part of our core assets - and
while it's
not an easy step, I appreciate Affcom efforts not only to
recognize new
ones but also to de-recognize organizations that are not longer
active or
non-compliance with our movement requirements.

Few weeks ago in Berlin we had a first meeting to start discuses
what is a
"movement accountability" and how we evaluate organizations who
operate
outside of the FDC process and I believe Affcom have a
significant part in
it.






*Regards,Itzik Edri*
Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
+972-54-5878078
<tel:%2B972-54-5878078> |http://www.wikimedia.org.il
<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/>
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!


    On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com
<mailto:mao...@zoho.com>> wrote:

> *
>
> Dear all,
>
> *
>
> **
>
> *Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic
organization,
> or user group - allows an independent group to officially use
the Wikimedia
> name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain duties and
> responsibilities.  While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to
the basic
> compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the
Wikimedi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Maor Malul

Hello,

The wikimedians from the Phillippines that attended the WMCON are /not 
/members of WMPH but of PhilWiki Community [1], which is a completely 
different Wikimedia affiliate.


If you read the original e-mail sent, the governance issues started to 
appear in 2014, and the chapter was notified back then. More issues 
accumulated over the time, and a solution was indeed searched for. 
Please elaborate on what "substantive discussion, consultation or 
investigation" means.



1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/PhilWiki_Community


El 25/04/2017 a las 12:16 p.m., Gnangarra escribió:
It appears to me as this discussion has caused some confusion and it 
should be clarified as I know that the Philippines had two members at 
the recent Wikimedia Conference in Berlin arent there reporting 
requirements attached to eligibility requirements. They are also part 
of the group organising the ESEA conference in February 2018 along 
with a number of other affiliates in the region. Those of us who have 
committed people, time and other resources need some clarity as well


While there appears to be some confusion here, Affcom and WMF should 
at least take some time to clarify the issues especially given its 
currently 2am in San Francisco and it was only 9pm when Joshes email 
was sent. To me it appears as if no substantive discussion, 
consultation or investigation of Joshes claims could have taken place 
to warrant such a harsh response so quickly.


On 25 April 2017 at 16:05, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com 
<mailto:mao...@zoho.com>> wrote:


Hello Josh,

The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further
details of the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt
the movement and the reputation of the people involved. Please,
avoid misleading and adding drama to this situation -which is
already difficult, and damages the movement as a whole. WMPH was
given very specific recommendations of what do and what not to do,
but decided to go its own way.

M.


El 25/04/2017 a las 06:17 a.m., Josh Lim escribió:

If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being
“accountable”, then I have serious doubts about how this
process will remain sustainable.

I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating
for everyone involved.  I’ve been trying to keep myself
composed throughout the entire process, but at this point I
simply cannot.

I will gladly admit that we’ve made mistakes, us more than
others.  Every organization does.  But I will not allow the
work that I’ve dedicated over a decade of my life to be thrown
out the window because we weren’t “accountable”.  To the best
of our ability, we WERE accountable to our community and to
the movement.  And I, frankly, feet that we were as
accountable as we could’ve been.

You may all want to know why I’ve been silent through this
entire process.  It’s because I cannot, and I still cannot,
process the grief this entire process has brought upon
Wikimedia Philippines, and especially myself.  I will try to
be optimistic about the future, as people have been telling me
to do, but at this point in time, at least have some respect
for the work that we’ve done over the last six years.  That’s
really all I’m asking for at this point.

Thanks,

Josh

On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:41 PM, James Heilman
<jmh...@gmail.com <mailto:jmh...@gmail.com>
<mailto:jmh...@gmail.com <mailto:jmh...@gmail.com>>> wrote:

I second Itzik's comments. We need some degree of
accountability. Hopefully this will encourage groups in
the Philippines to become more active again.

James

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia
Israel<it...@wikimedia.org.il
<mailto:it...@wikimedia.org.il>
<mailto:it...@wikimedia.org.il
<mailto:it...@wikimedia.org.il>>>wrote:

Thank you Maor for the update.

We usually love to see our movement expend and welcome
recognition of new
organizations, but I strongly believe that we
continuously need
to check
and evaluate our current organizations.

Our brand, name and reputation are part of our core
assets - and
while it's
not an easy step, I appreciate Affcom efforts not only to
recognize new
ones but also to de-recognize organizations that are
not longer
active or
non-compliance with our movement requirements.

Few weeks ago in Berlin we had a first meeting to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-25 Thread Maor Malul

Hello Josh,

The WMF and the AffCom have decided not to disclose further details of 
the very serious governance issues in order not to hurt the movement and 
the reputation of the people involved. Please, avoid misleading and 
adding drama to this situation -which is already difficult, and damages 
the movement as a whole. WMPH was given very specific recommendations of 
what do and what not to do, but decided to go its own way.


M.


El 25/04/2017 a las 06:17 a.m., Josh Lim escribió:
If you folks seriously think that we weren’t being “accountable”, then 
I have serious doubts about how this process will remain sustainable.


I’m sorry, but this process has been exceedingly demotivating for 
everyone involved.  I’ve been trying to keep myself composed 
throughout the entire process, but at this point I simply cannot.


I will gladly admit that we’ve made mistakes, us more than others. 
 Every organization does.  But I will not allow the work that I’ve 
dedicated over a decade of my life to be thrown out the window because 
we weren’t “accountable”.  To the best of our ability, we WERE 
accountable to our community and to the movement.  And I, frankly, 
feet that we were as accountable as we could’ve been.


You may all want to know why I’ve been silent through this entire 
process.  It’s because I cannot, and I still cannot, process the grief 
this entire process has brought upon Wikimedia Philippines, and 
especially myself.  I will try to be optimistic about the future, as 
people have been telling me to do, but at this point in time, at least 
have some respect for the work that we’ve done over the last six 
years.  That’s really all I’m asking for at this point.


Thanks,

Josh

On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:41 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com 
<mailto:jmh...@gmail.com>> wrote:


I second Itzik's comments. We need some degree of accountability. 
Hopefully this will encourage groups in the Philippines to become 
more active again.


James

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Itzik - Wikimedia 
Israel<it...@wikimedia.org.il <mailto:it...@wikimedia.org.il>>wrote:


Thank you Maor for the update.

We usually love to see our movement expend and welcome
recognition of new
organizations, but I strongly believe that we continuously need
to check
and evaluate our current organizations.

Our brand, name and reputation are part of our core assets - and
while it's
not an easy step, I appreciate Affcom efforts not only to
recognize new
ones but also to de-recognize organizations that are not longer
active or
non-compliance with our movement requirements.

Few weeks ago in Berlin we had a first meeting to start discuses
what is a
"movement accountability" and how we evaluate organizations who
operate
outside of the FDC process and I believe Affcom have a
significant part in
it.






*Regards,Itzik Edri*
Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
+972-54-5878078
<tel:%2B972-54-5878078> |http://www.wikimedia.org.il
<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/>
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!


    On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Maor Malul <mao...@zoho.com
<mailto:mao...@zoho.com>> wrote:

> *
>
> Dear all,
>
> *
>
> **
>
> *Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic
organization,
> or user group - allows an independent group to officially use
the Wikimedia
> name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain duties and
> responsibilities.  While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to
the basic
> compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the
Wikimedia
> Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the
exceptional cases
> when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet minimum compliance
standards and
> their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a
risk to the
> Wikimedia movement.*
>
> *
>
> On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their
> suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and
serious
> governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting
requirements
> which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings
regarding them,
> and on the date mentioned above,  was provided with an explicit
list of
> tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their
chapter
> agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the
deadline of
> November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they
would no longer
> be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the termination of
their Chapter
> Agreement on March 1,

[Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines

2017-04-22 Thread Maor Malul

*

Dear all,

*

**

*Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic 
organization, or user group - allows an independent group to officially 
use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission, with certain 
duties and responsibilities.  While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to 
the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the 
Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the 
exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet minimum 
compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia 
affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.*


*

On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their 
suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and serious 
governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting requirements 
which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings regarding 
them, and on the date mentioned above,  was provided with an explicit 
list of tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their 
chapter agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the 
deadline of November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they 
would no longer be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the 
termination of their Chapter Agreement on March 1, 2017.  It is 
important to make clear that the Affiliations Committee will continue to 
support other organized Wikimedia communities and their activities in 
the Philippines.


If you have questions about what this means for the community members in 
their region or language areas, we have put together a very basic FAQ, 
which may be found 
at<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliate_de-recognition_FAQ>https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Affiliate_derecognition_FAQ.*



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

2017-02-05 Thread Maor Malul
Hi Nathan,

I would say the reasons can change, but one of the most important are being 
inactive for a very long period of time, and repeated failure to provide a 
response and a plan to restart activities, despite offering advise and 
assistance. Another could be a serious violation of the chapters agreement, 
after repeated requests to normalize the situation. I do not want to mention a 
specific example for privacy reasons, but you can't expect to keep the 
recognition forever if your group doesn't organize any activities, and when 
inquired about the lack of these, fail to provide a response or accept help to 
restart the group. And again, the process is not automatic, the WMF has been 
monitoring the different affiliates constantly, and we assist in reaching out 
to them whenever there is no response. You may find a perhaps similar approach 
in the eligibility criteria for attending the WMCON.


M.

Sent from my HTC

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To: "Wikimedia Mailing List" 
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing 
Non-Compliance
Date: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 1:33 PM

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 4:22 AM, Gerard Meijssen 
wrote:

> Hoi,
> I fail to see who you are targeting and on what basis. My impression is
> that it only has to do with money.. I understand this. For other parts like
> the language committee there are no reports except for the activity on its
> mailing list. I fail to see why it has to report to anyone. It is not the
> task the committee seeks and it does its activity on behalf of the
> Wikimedia board.
> Thanks,
>   GerardM


You misread - evidently both the original message and my reply. I answer
your question in my prior post, and hopefully subsequent posts by others
have cleared up any other confusion.

Maor - thank you for your explanation. Would it be fair to say that the
criteria for considering denying renewal are informal, and that some
factors (including communication with AffCom) may not be publicly available
for review?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

2017-02-05 Thread Maor Malul

Hi Nathan,

The AffCom and the WMF have been in touch for many months with groups 
that are not-compliant in different areas, especially their activities 
[or lack of them]. So, a group that has been inactive for a long period 
of time has been contacted in regards to this. Some of these groups have 
not responded to multiple attempts to contact them by both the AffCom 
and the WMF, or have failed to provide reports of any activity 
whatsoever. Other situations that have caught our attention is engaging 
in activities that are against what is stated in the chapter agreement. 
Most of the groups contacted have responded in a timely manner and 
provided the information required or a plan to correct the situation.


M.


El 05/02/2017 a las 07:45 a.m., Nathan escribió:

It looks like there are many chapters and orgs at risk of being denied a
renewal. I'm curious about how you decided who to label non-compliant and
who you did not.

I notice that WM Armenia appears to have had no reports or activity (other
than 2015 wrap up information) in 2016. Are they considered up to date
because they provided a report for activities the year before last? Not to
pick on Amernia, it's just the first example I encountered. The chapter
provided consistent monthly reports from 2013 to 2015, but not one since.
They also posted a financial statement and an auditor's report for 2015,
which link to the same 3 page PDF. The brief financial statement, which is
not finely detailed, suggests that travel expenses account for nearly all
expenditures.

Maor, if you have a link to a document or page which explains the standards
being applied to chapters and orgs, and which might illuminate why WM AM is
in compliance but others are not, I would appreciate it!

Thanks,
Nathan
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[Wikimedia-l] De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance

2017-02-04 Thread Maor Malul

Dear all,

Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, 
or user group - is a privilege that allows an independent group to 
officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission. 
While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards 
set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol 
has been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia 
affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued 
recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia 
movement. This protocol is outlined at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Protocol_for_noncompliant_Wikimedia_movement_affiliates


In the past year, the Affiliations Committee - with support from 
Wikimedia Foundation staff - has made a concerted effort to address a 
handful of chapters with long-standing issues of non-compliance. As a 
result, in the coming days and months, a small number of chapters that 
have been unable to return to compliance through their efforts in the 
past year will not have their chapter agreements renewed. As a 
consequence, these organizations will no longer have the additional 
rights to use the Wikimedia trademarks, including the Wikimedia name, 
that had been granted under those agreements.


For a list of affiliates and their compliance status, please consult the 
reports page on Meta; there is also a page that lists formerly active 
affiliates. If you have questions about what this means for community 
members in the affected affiliates’ geographic area or language scope, 
we have put together a very basic FAQ, which may be found at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Affiliate_derecognition_FAQ


Regards,
M.

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junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."

Maor Malul
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | 
www.wikimedia.org.ve <http://wikimedia.org.ve>

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[Wikimedia-l] New members of the Affiliations Committee

2017-01-16 Thread Maor Malul
Dear all, 



On behalf of the Affiliation Committee, I would like to congratulate our 
following colleagues on being elected as members of the committee for the term 
2017-2019. We have found their expertise and passion for the movement, as well 
as their skills and participation in the wider community as very valuable 
assets the committee needs.



The following candidates have been elected for the 2017-2019 term:



*Camelia Boban (User:Camelia.boban)

*Kirill Lokshin (User:Kirill Lokshin) (re-elected)

*Satdeep Gill (User:Satdeep Gill)



Many thanks also to all the wikimedians that submitted an application.



In addition to that, I would like to thank Emily Temple-Wood, Manuel Schneider, 
Ting Chen, Anirudh Singh Bhati and Ganesh Paudel, outgoing members of the 
committee, for their service, expertise and tireless dedication. You guys rock 
and will be missed dearly!

Please, welcome our new members :-)

Regards,
M.




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[Wikimedia-l] AffCom call for new members

2016-12-17 Thread Maor Malul

Dear all,

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding 
volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, 
and user groups – is looking for new members!  If you are interested in 
joining us, please submit an application by 31 December 2016.


Based on the successful experience of last call, this one will include 
too a public review and comment period.  All applications will be posted 
on Meta, and all members of the community are invited to provide 
comments and feedback about each candidate, always keeping a friendly tone.


The full call for candidates, which contains more information on the 
committee's work, membership criteria, and instructions for how to 
apply, can be found on Meta at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/MassMessages/Call_for_candidates_-_December_2016


We invite all community members to consider to apply or invite those 
members that you think could make it cool as AffCom members. We make a 
special call to women since AffCom is worried to keep or increase its 
women quota among its members.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or any 
other member of the committee.


Regards,
M


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"*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua 
junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."

Maor Malul
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | 
www.wikimedia.org.ve <http://wikimedia.org.ve>

Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il>
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[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of WikiConference North America

2016-11-17 Thread Maor Malul

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce the recognition of another Wikimedia User 
Group, this time based in the USA: WikiConference North America [1]


At the end of WikiConference North America 2016, celebrated last month 
in San Diego, the organizing team announced the creation of a permanent 
group that will focus on the planning and hosting of WikiConference 
North America in future years, as well as documenting best practices and 
experiences learned with other affiliates planning and hosting 
conferences and similar events. And some outreach, too :-)


Welcome!

1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_North_America


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"*Jülüjain wane mmakat* ein kapülain tü alijunakalirua jee wayuukanairua 
junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."

Maor Malul
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | 
www.wikimedia.org.ve <http://wikimedia.org.ve>

Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il>
Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] Recognition of WikiDonne

2016-11-17 Thread Maor Malul

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce, on behalf of the Affiliations Committee, 
the recognition of another Wikimedia User Group: WikiDonne [1]


As the name indicates, their area of focus is content related to women 
across the different Wikimedia projects, especially in Italian. They 
also look to cooperate with other affiliates and especially with those 
focused on the same topic, such as WikiWomen and WikiMujeres, and are 
already cooperating with other external entities :-)


Welcome!!

1: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDonne


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junain ekerolaa alümüin supüshuwayale etijaanaka. Ayatashi waya junain."

Maor Malul
Socio, A.C. Wikimedia Venezuela | RIF J-40129321-2 | 
www.wikimedia.org.ve <http://wikimedia.org.ve>

Member, Wikimedia Israel | www.wikimedia.org.il <http://wikimedia.org.il>
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